CLE Program - Law as an Instrument of Mass Crimes? The Legal System Under the Third Reich

Wednesday, September 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PDT)

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?

Add to Calendar 9/2/2020 12:00PM 9/2/2020 1:00PM America/Los_Angeles CLE Program - Law as an Instrument of Mass Crimes? The Legal System Under the Third Reich 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? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4yTki6zwSDP5_Heqe2w2GK8KfaQM101q3tptNhZqWJKSTQg/viewform?usp=sf_link false MM/DD/YYYY 60 OPAQUE asdNPlXWkzBCwFYPOmft90218

Wednesday, September 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PDT)

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Richard Greene, richard@holocaustcenterseattle.org