Holocaust & the Law: Lessons for Today
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group partner and Regulatory Section leader John M. Geiringer has organized an upcoming all-day seminar called, “Holocaust and the Law: Lessons for Today” under the auspices of Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Center for National Security and Human Rights Law, where he serves as a founding co-director. At this event, John and leading subject matter experts from around the country will explore various legal issues surrounding the Holocaust and its aftermath.
Open to the public and eligible for MCLE credit, this seminar will describe the Nazi legal architecture that prepared the groundwork for the Holocaust, as well as the actors that made it happen. It will then examine how the world brought the perpetrators to justice and how those lessons were incorporated into contemporary war crimes trials and integrated in modern litigation. Finally, speakers will explore the role of the bystander and address ways in which society can properly immunize itself to help ensure that such historical events are never repeated.
Punishing the Nazi Perpetrators
After WWII, Nazi regime representatives were tried in various courts across Germany, Israel, and throughout the world. In this session, John will explore the legal underpinnings of the International Military Tribunal, the Nuremberg Military Tribunal, and other trials in which the perpetrators of the Holocaust were brought to justice.
John Geiringer is a nationally recognized banking attorney who advises financial institutions on regulatory, governance, and investigative matters. John regularly provides focused training sessions to boards and management on a wide range of legal and risk management topics.
To register and learn more, visit: https://cle.kentlaw.edu/conferences.asp
About Chicago-Kent's Center for National Security and Human Rights Law
The Center is a forum in which scholars, practitioners, students and the general public can grapple with the complex and evolving issues surrounding national security law, along with the manner in which society must balance the competing interests of security and freedom.
To learn more about the Center, visit: https://cns.kentlaw.iit.edu