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Creighton Law School Continues Holocaust Education with Nuremberg Summer Program

"From Nuremberg to The Hague" is the title of the Creighton University School of Law summer abroad program in Nuremberg, Germany. Students from ABA accredited law schools around the country enrolled in Creighton's summer abroad program will spend the month of June in Germany and The Netherlands with leading faculty exploring the reaches of international criminal law, the impact of the Holocaust on the law, and the prosecution of war criminals and perpetrators of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Creighton law professors Michael Kelly, associate dean for faculty research and International Programs, and Sean Watts, associate professor of law, will be joined by Michael Bryant, associate professor of history and law, Bryant University; Christoph Safferling, professor of law, Phillipps University; John Q. Barrett, professor of law, St. John's University; Michael Bazyler, professor of law, Chapman University and Wolfgang Form, International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials project coordinator, Philipps University.

Set in the Bavarian city that hosted the Nazi war crimes trials after World War II, Nuremberg is regarded as the birthplace of modern international criminal law. Students will enrich their classroom learning with frequent field trips to see the traces of Germany's Nazi past, visit former concentration camps, and travel to The Hague, Netherlands, where war criminals are currently being prosecuted in the International Criminal Court, the Special Chambers of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Creighton University School of Law's Nuremberg to The Hague Summer Abroad Program is co-sponsored by Philipps University - Marburg, Germany, the War Crimes Documentation Center, and the U.S. National Section of the International Association of Penal Law. For more information, visit http://www.creighton.edu/law/academics/summerprogram/ or contact Professor Kelly at Creighton University School of Law, mkelly@creighton.edu or 402-280-3455.