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Dean Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture Series

The Law School established the Dean Fred F. Herzog Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Series in 1988 to honor Dean Herzog and his many contributions to the development of the law and his outstanding service to legal education. In 2008, the title was changed to the Dean Fred F. Herzog Memorial Lecture Series.

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March 29, 2023

“SOULLESS: The Case Against R. Kelly”


w/ Jim DeRogatis
Chicago journalist, music critic, and author of Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly

April 12, 2022

“Global Critical Race Feminism: An Intersectional Approach to Engaging International Law”

w/ Professor Adrien Wing

Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs
Bessie Dutton Murray Professor

University of Iowa College of Law

April 10, 2018

“Common Law and Civil Law Influences on International Adjudication”

w/ Hon. Joan E. Donoghue

International Court of Justice

March 23, 2017

“Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity”

w/ Professor Sean D. Murphy
Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law
The George Washington University Law School

September 24, 2015

“The Changing Face of Holocaust Denial in the 21st Century”

w/ Professor Deborah Lipstadt
Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies
Emory University

September 22, 2014

“The Future of Human Rights and International Criminal Justice in the Age of Globalism”

w/ M. Cherif Bassiouni (LLM 1966)

Emeritus Professor of Law
DePaul University College of Law

April 14, 2014

“The Illegal Use of Force as a Crime Against Humanity”

w/ Benjamin B. Ferencz
Chief Prosecutor, U.S. Army
The Einsatzgruppen Case (Nuremberg Trials)

April 8, 2013

“Human Trafficking”

w/ Laurel G. Bellows
American Bar Association

October 17, 2011

“The Lawmaking Role of International Tribunals”

w/ Hon. Thomas Buergenthal

International Court of Justice

February 17, 2011

Religious Freedom Under Assault in the Middle East: An Imperative for the U.S. & the International Community to Hold Governments to Account

w/ Dwight N. Bashir, PhD
Deputy Director for Policy and Research
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

September 16, 2009

“International Prosecution of Heads of State for Genocide, War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity”

w/ Ambassador Hans Corell

Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs; Legal Counsel
United Nations

September 17, 2008

“Opening the Red Cross International Tracing Service Archive”

w/ Professor Kenneth Waltzer

Professor of History; Director of Jewish Studies
Michigan State University

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September 20, 2007

“Balancing Liberty and Security in Times of Stress: Comparing Western Democracies’ Approaches to Global Terror”

w/ Professor Michael Rosenfeld

Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights
Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

September 20, 2002

“How Not to Draft a Constitution for a Country in Transition”

w/ Hon. Vojtech Cepl
Czech Constitutional Court

November 5, 1998

“The Current Global Environment Outlook: How Is Industry Doing in Meeting the Rio Declaration Goals”

w/ Helene Genot
Senior Manager, Industry Environment Programme Activity Center (Paris)
United Nations Environmental Programme

November 8, 1996

“The Mani Puliti Investigations”

w/ Hon. Piercamillo Davigo

Prosecutor’s Office of Milan

March 1996

“Ireland North & South: Future Relations”

w/ Hon. William Binchy
Regius Professor of Laws
Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)

October 5, 1995

“Historic Influences of American Constitutionalism upon German Constitutional Development”

w/ Professor Helmut Steinberger

University of Heidelberg, Germany

November 16, 1993

“Bi-Coastal Relations and the Republic of China’s Bed to Rejoin the United Nations”


March 26, 1993

“Recent Constitutional Developments in the Czechoslovakian Republic”

w/ Professor Jiri Kroupa

Masaryk University, Czech Republic

March 18, 1991

“Irish Law & the Millennium”

w/ Hon. Liam Hamilton

High Court of Ireland

October 11, 1990

“On Reinventing the Patent System”

w/ Hon. Howard T. Markey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

October 12, 1989

“On the Development and Operations of the European Court of Human Rights”

w/ Professor Rudolf Bernhardt
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Judge (Germany), European Court of Human Rights
Director, Max Planck Institute