Archive for ‘Lectures’

May 16, 2016

Barrett Lectures in Poland, Participates in the March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau

On May 4th, Professor John Q. Barrett delivered a keynote lecture, “The History of the


John Barrett

Nuremberg Trials,” at a March of the Living International, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights & Jagiellonian University symposium in Krakow, Poland. The symposium, “The Double Entendre of Nuremberg: The Nuremberg of Hate & the Nuremberg of Justice,” featured leading jurists, government ministers, scholars, lawyers and other experts from around the world. For video, click here; Professor Barrett’s lecture begins around the 38:00 mark. And for an album of symposium photos, click here.

On the following day, Professor Barrett was one of thousands who participated in this year’s March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau, horrific sites of Nazi imprisonment, torture, enslavement and extermination, primarily of Jews, during World War II. (For video of the March, click here.)

Professor Barrett also appears in a film on the Nuremberg trials that was presented at the symposium, and in February he spoke at the March of the Living International leadership meeting in Aventura, Florida.

Professor Barrett is biographer of Justice Robert H. Jackson, U.S. chief prosecutor at and principal architect of the 1945-1946 international Nuremberg trial. He writes The Jackson List, which reaches over 100,000 readers around the world.

April 22, 2016

Facciolo Gives PLI Presentation on Financial Services Conflicts of Interest

This week, Professor Jay Facciolo gave the opening presentation at a PLI program entitled download“Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2016: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze.” He started the program off by giving a presentation on fiduciary duties and financial advice, focusing on the common law roots of fiduciary duty and how they have been translated into the statutory and regulatory regimes that govern investment advisers and stock brokers.

April 18, 2016

Cunningham Lectures and Writes on Speedy Trial Right

Associate Academic Dean and Professor of Legal Writing Larry Cunningham delivered a


Larry Cunningham

CLE lecture, “The Failure of CPL § 30.30,” to the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association on April 7, 2016.  He also had a letter to the editor published in the New York Law Journal on the practice of prosecutors announcing their readiness for trial at Criminal Court arraignments.  He recently testified before the New York City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services on delays in the New York City Criminal Court.  At St. John’s, Cunningham teaches Appellate Advocacy, Criminal Procedure, and other courses.  

March 3, 2016

Lazaro presents on the DOL Fiduciary Rule Proposal at NYCLA Committee Meeting

Christine Lazaro

Christine Lazaro

Professor Christine Lazaro gave a presentation about the Department of Labor’s fiduciary duty rule proposal to the Securities and Exchanges Committee of New York County Lawyers’ Association on March 1st.  The rule proposal, which is expected to have a major impact on the financial services industry, is under review by the Office of Management and Budget and is expected to be released soon.

January 20, 2016

Warner Directing INSOL Course in Dubai

G. Ray Warner

G. Ray Warner

Professor Ray Warner will be in Dubai this week directing the Global Insolvency Practice course for INSOL, the leading international bankruptcy organization. The course trains established bankruptcy practitioners and judges to handle cross-border insolvency cases and leads to a certification as an INSOL Fellow.

December 23, 2015

Barrett Lectures, Moderates Nuremberg Trial 70th Anniversary Commemoration Roundtable in Nuremberg Courtroom

On November 20, 2015, the 70th anniversary of the start of the 1945-1946 Nuremberg international

John Barrett

John Barrett

trial of Nazi war criminals following World War II, Professor John Q. Barrett participated in Nuremberg’s official commemoration event.

In historic Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg’s Palace of Justice, Professor Barrett delivered an introductory lecture and then moderated a conversation with three men who worked in the trial process seventy years ago:  Yves Beigbeder, then an assistant to the French judge; Father Moritz Fuchs, then the bodyguard of U.S. Chief of Counsel Robert H. Jackson; and George Sakheim, then a U.S. interpreter and translator.

For streaming video of the event, click here—after welcoming remarks (in German) from

L-R, Lord Mayor Ulrich Maly, Dr. Yves Beigbeder, Dr. George Sakheim, Fr. Moritz Fuchs & Professor Barrett.

L-R, Lord Mayor Ulrich Maly, Dr. Yves Beigbeder, Dr. George Sakheim, Fr. Moritz Fuchs & Professor Barrett.

Nuremberg’s Lord Mayor and then a senior German judge, Professor Barrett’s speech (in English) begins at 16:45, followed by the roundtable (in English) beginning at 30:40.  Professor Barrett’s speech text also is downloadable here.

Professor Barrett is biographer of Justice Robert H. Jackson and writer of The Jackson List.

November 5, 2015

Barrett Lectures on the Nuremberg Trials

John Barrett

John Barrett

Professor John Q. Barrett has, in this 70th anniversary year of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, given a number of recent lectures regarding the Nuremberg trials:

  • On October 9th, he spoke on “Justice Jackson, Communicating the Nuremberg Trial: Prosecuting the Nazis Before the Eyes of the World, 1945-1946,” at the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeals annual conference, held in East Rutherford, New Jersey;
  • On October 16th, he spoke on “The Rule of Law at Nuremberg, 1945-1946 (and Its Lessons for Today),” at Canada’s National Judicial Institute Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba Education Seminar, held in Winnipeg;
  • On October 21st, he delivered a keynote lecture, “The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials: What Happened Then and Why It Matters Now,” at Daemen College in Buffalo, New York; and
  • On November 3rd, he spoke, on the Nuremberg trials, at a Museum of Jewish Heritage professional development program for hundreds of New York City teachers.

Professor Barrett is biographer of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg chief prosecutor Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954) and writer of The Jackson List.

October 9, 2015

Barrett Gives U.S. Supreme Court Preview and Lectures

John Barrett

John Barrett

Professor John Q. Barrett recently gave lectures that reviewed U.S. Supreme Court decisions and developments from last Term and previewed some cases and possible developments in the newly-started Term. On October 5th (“First Monday”), he lectured at the Federal Bar Association’s EDNY chapter, at the U.S. Courthouse in Central Islip, New York. On September 11th, he lectured at The New York State Judicial Institute in White Plains, New York, for video broadcast to Judges and court personnel across New York State. And on July 29th, he lectured at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center in East Hills, New York.

October 2, 2015

Sharfman to Deliver Touro Law School’s Jewish Law Institute’s Fall 2015 Distinguished Lecture on Religious Arbitration in Bankruptcy

Professor Keith Sharfman will deliver the Fall 2015 Distinguished Lecture at the Jewish Law Institute at Touro Law School on Keith SharfmanWednesday, October 7. The title of his lecture is “Religious Arbitration in Bankruptcy.” Former speakers have included Professor Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas, acclaimed First Amendment lawyer Nathan Lewin, and noted Orthodox rabbi and writer Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik.

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