Zalman is a non-resident fellow at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where he was Julis-Rabinowitz Fellow. Zalman earned a BA in Judaic Studies and History from Binghamton University, an MA in Jewish Philosophy from Yeshiva University, and a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from New York University. He was a Tikvah Scholar at the Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization at New York University School of Law and a fellow at the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Herbert D. Katz Center of the Universty of Pennsylvania and is currently a Faculty Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He is interested in law and religion jurisprudence, legal theory, education law, and family law.