The Legal System Under the Third Reich | Wednesday, September 2 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (PT) | A Lawyers CLE Program & Open to All | Flyer
1 Washington State Bar Ethics CLE Credit Available.
Speaker: Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, Amherst College
Join the Holocaust Center for Humanity, and legal professionals from around Washington state, for a special virtual Lawyers CLE program with Professor Lawrence Douglas on Law as an instrument of Mass Crimes and the Legal System Under the Third Reich. Hitler’s Germany disturbingly demonstrated how a legal system can become an instrument of state sponsored mass atrocities. This talk will examine questions such as: How did the Nazi state succeed in perverting the German legal system? What role did prominent lawyers and judges play in resisting or assisting the perversion? Are there limits to which law can be perverted before it ceases to function as law? What lessons can we apply from the German case to challenges facing lawyers today?
A Holocaust Center for Humanity Lawyers CLE Program
Zoom link available upon registration.
Thank you to our event partners:
Ruth Atherton | Marc Boman | Kathy Feldman | Avi Lipman | Gordon Lotzkar | Chuck Maduell | Jay Riffkin | Jon Rosen | Rob Spitzer | Jeff Sprung