September 17, 2015
On August 6th, Professor John Q. Barrett delivered the principal lecture at a State Department program honoring Ambassador-at-Large Stephen J. Rapp on the occasion of his retirement after six years heading the Department’s Office of Criminal Justice. Professor Barrett’s lecture was entitled “Seventy Years Since London: The Summer 1945 Allied Negotiations, the August 8th Agreement Creating the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, and the Path of Modern International Law.”
L-R: Prof. Barrett & Amb. Rapp.
May 11, 2015
Professor John Q. Barrett recently participated in the following:
- On March 25th, he spoke at DLA Piper’s Marbury Institute—live in New York City and by video feed to each of the firm’s offices—on “The Rule of Law at Nuremberg and Its Lessons for Today.”
- On April 17th, he spoke, about Nazi corruption of law, Justice Robert H. Jackson and the Nuremberg trial, at a professional ethics program co-sponsored by the Holocaust Research Center of Buffalo (click here for video).
- On April 27th, he lectured, on Justice Jackson and the Nuremberg trial, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judges’ retreat.
- On May 4th, he attended the premiere, at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY, of a new documentary film, “Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story.” Professor Barrett, Jackson’s biographer and a Fellow at the Jackson Center, is a prominent “talking head” in the film, which soon will air on public television and be distributed widely. For the film’s Facebook page, click here, and for local press on the Jamestown premiere, click here.
March 31, 2015
John Q. Barrett
On March 11, 2015, Professor John Q. Barrett participated in an international conference entitled “Legally Blind: Law, Ethics, and the Third Reich,” held at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. Professor Barrett’s lecture, “Dawning, Developing Comprehension of Nazi Law-Breaking & Atrocities: Justice Robert H. Jackson on the Road to Nuremberg, 1940-1945,” will be published in a conference book. During the conference, he and other conferees also were interviewed for a documentary film that now is in production. For local press on the conference, click here and here.
November 13, 2014
On October 25th, Professor John Q. Barrett participated in a reenactment of the 1935 oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, and then in a panel discussion, with Judges Gerard E. Lynch (2d. Cir.) and Stefan R. Underhill (D. Conn.), on the Supreme Court, President Franklin Roosevelt, and the constitutional powers of Congress, at the Federal Bar Council’s bench and bar retreat in the Poconos. On October 29th, Professor Barrett spoke at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center in Roslyn, New York, about the Nuremberg trials. And on November 6th, he delivered a lecture, “Kristallnacht: Perpetration, Comprehension & Accountability,” at a Kristallnacht commemoration sponsored by the Brandeis Association and the Queens Women’s Bar Association, held at the Queens Bar Association.
July 28, 2014
On July 16th, Professor John Q. Barrett participated in a Nuremberg Memorium program in Courtroom 600 in the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, Germany, site of the historic Nuremberg trials following World War II. Following a lecture by Dr. Oscar Schneider, a former German Federal Minister, Professor Barrett spoke on “New Law and Not-New Law: Justice Jackson’s Opening Statement at Nuremberg, Addressing the Legality of the Trial.”
While in Nuremberg, Professor Barrett also lectured in Creighton University School of Law’s summer program, “From Nuremberg to The Hague.”
Professor Barrett, biographer of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg chief prosecutor Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954) and writer of “The Jackson List,” is an expert on Jackson, the Nuremberg trials and their legacies. He regularly teaches, speaks and writes about Nuremberg, Jackson and related topics throughout the U.S. and internationally.
November 13, 2013
On November 7th, Professor John Q. Barrett was a principal speaker at the Brandeis Association’s program on “Law, Justice and the Holocaust: How the Courts Failed Germany.” At this program, which commemorated the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Dr. William Meinecke of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum spoke about German law and judges under the Nazis and Professor Barrett spoke about the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals following World War II. The program was held at the Queens County Civil Courthouse in New York City.
John Q. Barrett