Nov 8th 2020

In the wake of the Holocaust, prosecutors at the 1945 Nuremberg Trials faced a daunting task: seeking justice for an unfathomable crime. Commemorating Nuremberg’s 75th anniversary, join us for a series of thought-provoking programs on the history and legacy of the Trials, its lessons for a world still plagued by genocide, and the challenges we still confront in seeking justice today.

For the opening keynote, join us to hear Harvard Law School 300th Anniversary University Professor and former Dean Martha Minow, regarded internationally as a leading voice for justice and champion for human rights. One of the greatest legal minds of our time, Minow will offer a compelling examination of the legacy of Nuremberg, the rule of law, and addresses why seeking justice for mass atrocities like the Holocaust requires balance between vengeance and forgiveness.
1.50 Illinois MCLE Professional Responsibility Credits Available.

Registration with MCLE:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to access the program.
Participants must attend the opening keynote and both plenaries to receive full CLE credit. Registration is $25 per session (1.50 credits) or $75 total for all three sessions (4.50 credits).

Program registrants who are unable to afford continuing legal education program meeting registration fees due to financial hardship may petition for registration fee waivers or discounted program fees. To apply please email and submit an explanation stating why the fee associated with the program causes the lawyer financial hardship.
Fee waivers or discounted program fees will be awarded on a space-available basis, with preference given to applicants in order of date submitted.


Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Chicago

Robert A. Stein, Everett Fraser, Professor of Law, Distinguished Global Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

Community Partners: 84th Great Lakes Training Division; Asian American Bar Association Chicago; Center for National Security and Human Rights Law at Chicago–Kent College; Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights; Decalogue Society of Lawyers; Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois; Hillel at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh; Jewish Judges’ Association of Illinois; Jewish Museum Milwaukee; Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center; National WWII Museum; Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

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