Hon. Thomas Buergenthal to Speak at 2011 Herzog Lecture

The John Marshall Law School presents the Dean Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture at noon on Oct. 17, 2011, with guest lecturer Thomas Buergenthal.

The former judge at the International Court of Justice at The Hague will speak on the lawmaking role of international tribunals. In his presentation, Buergenthal will consider the process by which national and international courts make law, with special attention to rules of customary international law.

Buergenthal grew up in a Jewish ghetto of Poland and was one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. A leading expert in international human rights, Buergenthal has served as judge and president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as well as president of the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Buergenthal’s lecture honors Herzog who, as dean, changed the face of John Marshall in the 1970s, improving the school’s accreditation, student-faculty ratio and physical space.

This program at The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Ct., in Chicago, is free and open to the public. Registrations are requested at www.jmls.edu/Herzog.

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