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European Legal Systems and the Holocaust Seminar
J.D. Seminar 1011 | 1 credit hours
With a focus on Germany and France, this seminar explores the ways in which lawyers, judges, legal academicians and government lawyers participated in the genocide in Europe during World War II. The implications of this behavior for current American lawyering are fully examined. Each student will be responsible for a final paper on a topic of his/her own choosing and for two in-class discussion leads on topics to be found on the syllabus. There is no final exam. Since so many materials on this sad subject are now available in English, no knowledge of French or German is required. Basic texts will include Weisberg, VICHY LAW AND THE HOLOCAUST IN FRANCE, and Ingo Mueller, HITLER'S JUSTICE.
This course will meet for the first seven weeks of the Fall 2011 semester on the following dates: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, and 10/12.