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July 16, 2019

Barrett Lectures, Panel Appearance, & Videos

Professor John Q. Barrett has made several presentations in the past several months:

  • On April 11, he gave a keynote lecture, “Lawyering Nuremberg: Building the Rule of Law Following World War II,” at the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Corporate Counsel College, a meeting of elite corporate defense attorneys and their client-guests, in Chicago. 
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    John Barrett

  • On May 3, Professor Barrett was a principal speaker, along with Justice Robert J. Luck of the Florida Supreme Court, at the 10th annual Nuremberg Lawyers Luncheon, held at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, Florida.  Professor Barrett, who spoke at the inaugural luncheon in 2010, was given the Jay & Marilyn Weinberg Award for his work.  He then interviewed Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor—at age 26, Ferencz was U.S. Chief Prosecutor of the Nazi Einsatzgruppen leaders, whose men murdered over 1 million civilians during World War II—about his life, Nuremberg, and his work ever since to build a world of peace and human rights through law.
  • On May 8, Professor Barrett participated at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington in the dedication of the Antitrust Division’s new Robert H. Jackson Room.  He then lectured in the Great Hall on Robert H. Jackson’s year-plus (1937-early 1938) as Assistant Attorney General heading the Division.  The lecture was part of the Division’s third JacksonNash Address program.  Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim hosted both the dedication and the Great Hall program.  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein introduced Professor Barrett’s lecture.
  • On May 14, Professor Barrett delivered a lecture, “The Ongoing Process of Deciding Korematsu,” at a Robert H. Jackson Center symposium in Jamestown, New York, on the Korematsu case.  The symposium also included screening of the award-winning documentary film “Of Civil Wrongs & Rights,” a lecture by Karen Korematsu of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, and performance of a case reenactment written by Judge Denny Chin (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) and Kathy Chin (Crowell & Moring).  To view Professor Barrett’s lecture, click here.
  • On June 4, Professor Barrett participated in a panel discussion, at Latham & Watkins in New York City, on “The Erosion of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany & How It Informs Challenges Today.”  Former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Of Counsel at Latham, organized and moderated the discussion.  Other panelists were Carol Kahn Strauss (former Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute), Dr. William Meinecke (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum), and Professor Maya Steinitz  (University of Iowa College of Law).
  • On June 17, Professor Barrett gave a public lecture, “Auschwitz at the Nuremberg Trials: The Early Evidence, the Start of Holocaust Comprehension,” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.  To view Professor Barrett’s lecture, click here.
  • On July 1, 2019, Professor Barrett introduced Chautauqua Institution’s 15th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States. The lecturer was former Solicitor General of the United States Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., today a partner in Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.
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