The Nuremberg Trials: 70 Years Later

featuring the Storey Nuremberg Collection

in Dallas, Texas, USA

Fairmont Dallas
1717 N Akard Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

Online registration is closed. Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the door.

Past Event

Credits:Program begins at 4 pm

Overview

Join us for an exciting educational event and reception commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg war crimes trials. Participants will hear from a moderated panel of experts in international criminal law who will discuss key historical aspects of the trials, the resulting international legal issues that they raised, and the modern day significance 70 years later.

Thanks to the generosity of the Storey family, the event will also feature a sample of the Storey Collection. This exhibit comprises a number of artifacts that CAIL founder and SMU Law School Dean Robert G. Storey collected during his time as executive trial counsel to Justice Robert H. Jackson in the prosecution of Herman Goering, Rudolf Hess and other high-ranking Nazi officials. Some personal items from George E. Seay, Sr. will also be on display thanks to the generosity of the Seay family. Seay served as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials.

Host Committee

  • David J. Beck
    Beck Redden LLP
  • George W. Bramblett Jr.
    Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • John L. Estes
  • Richard A. Freling
  • Bryan A. Garner
    LawProse
  • Sheila Slocum Hollis
    Duane Morris LLP
  • Susan L. Karamanian
    ‎George Washington University Law School
  • Dee J. Kelly, Jr.
    Kelly Hart
  • John H. Martin
    Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Barry F. McNeil
    Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Harriet E. Miers
    Locke Lord LLP
  • Clyde M. Siebman
    Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP
  • Lawrence P. Simon, Jr.
    Liskow & Lewis
  • Harry S. Storey
    Storey Management Services
  • Robert G. Storey, III

Schedule

  • Program: 4 - 6 pm
  • Reception: 6 - 7 pm

Registration Options

To register multiple guests at the same time, please contact Katy Spicer at kspicer@cailaw.org or 972.244.3419.

  • $85 - Regular Registration
  • $75 - CAIL Members (includes Institute members)
  • $75 - CAIL Trustees
  • $75 - Research Fellows
  • $50 - Government/Academic/Nonprofit
  • $25 - Student

About the Speakers

John Q. Barrett
Professor of Law
St. John's University
New York, New York

John Q. Barrett is a Professor of Law at St. John's University in New York City, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure and Legal History.  He also is the Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow and a Board member at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School.

Professor Barrett is writing a biography of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg prosecutor Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954).  This work will include the first inside account of Justice Jackson's service, by appointment of President Truman, as the chief prosecutor at Nuremberg, Germany, of the principal surviving Nazi leaders during 1945 and 1946. He also sends occasional emails to tens of thousands of subscribers around the world who are interested in Justice Jackson and related topics.

Fifty years after Robert H. Jackson's death, Professor Barrett discovered and edited Jackson's previously unknown manuscript, now an acclaimed book, That Man: An Insider's Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt (Oxford University Press). That Man, an eloquent memoir of FDR from Jackson first meeting him in 1911 through their close working relationship and friendship during Roosevelt's presidency, the New Deal years and World War II, is both FDR biography and Jackson autobiography.

Recent activities:  On July 20th, Professor Barrett spoke at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut in Nuremberg, Germany, on President Obama, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the upcoming election. In July, Barrett also was a guest expert and lecturer, in Auschwitz and in Nuremberg, in Creighton University's "Nuremberg to the Hague" summer law program. On July 11, at Chautauqua Institution, he introduced Professor Tracey Meares's Robert H. Jackson Lecture (for video, click here). On June 28, he lectured, at the Jewish Federation of Springfield, IL, about the Nuremberg trials. On June 9, he spoke at a Nuremberg trials commemoration at the California Court of Appeal in Riverside. On May 16, he delivered in Winnipeg the 11th annual Kanee Lecture, hosted by the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada. On May 4, he delivered a lecture, "The History of the Nuremberg Trials," at a March of the Living International, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights & Jagiellonian University symposium in Krakow, Poland (click here for video).  On April 29th, he spoke, also about the Nuremberg trials, at the Reform Temple of Forest Hill's Yom HaShoah commemoration service. On November 20, 2015, the 70th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg trial, Professor Barrett lectured in Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg's Palace of Justice and then moderated a conversation among three men who worked on the trial during 1945-46.

Professor Barrett speaks regularly on the Supreme Court, Justice Jackson, Nuremberg, FDR, and other legal and historical topics in public venues and to community, campus, religious, corporate, legal profession and other audiences and groups throughout the United States and abroad. Professor Barrett also is a regular national media commentator on legal and historical issues.

David Crane
Research Professor and Executive Director of the Lender Center for Social Justice and Atrocity Prevention at Syracuse University, Professor of Practice at Syracuse University College of Law, and former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
Syracuse, New York

David M. Crane was appointed a professor of practice at Syracuse University College of Law in the summer of 2006.  Prior to that time he was a distinguished visiting professor for the 2005 academic year.  Recently he was made Executive Director of the Lender Center for Social Justice and Atrocity Prevention at Syracuse University and a research professor at the School of Education.

From 2002-2005 he was the founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an international war crimes tribunal, appointed to that position by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, on 19 April 2002. Among those he indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity was the President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, the first sitting African head of state in history to be indicted and convicted for such international crimes.

Professor Crane served over 30 years in the federal government of the United States. Appointed to the Senior Executive Service of the United States in 1997, Mr. Crane held numerous key managerial positions during his three decades of public service prior to his tribunal appointment.

Professor Crane holds a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University, a Masters of Arts Degree in African Studies and a Bachelor of General Studies in History, summa cum laude, from Ohio University.  For his service to humanity, Case Western Reserve University in Ohio awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in May 2008.

Professor Crane has been given numerous awards for his work in international humanitarian law. Prior to his departure from West Africa in 2005, Professor Crane was made an honorary Paramount Chief by the Civil Society Organizations of Sierra Leone. In 2008 Professor Crane was given the George Arendts Pioneer Medal from Syracuse University. The Special Court for Sierra Leone was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. In the summer of 2014 he received the Eclipse Award from the Committee for the Victims of Torture for his work seeking justice for victims of atrocity in Washington, DC.

Professor Crane speaks widely around the world and publishes extensively on international humanitarian law. In January of 2014 he was on the International Board of Inquiry that exposed industrialized killing of detainees within the Syrian regime over the past two years. In 2015 he sat on a Presidential Advisory Council looking into alleged war crimes committed to the closing of the thirty year civil war in Sri Lanka.

In 2006 he founded Impunity Watch, an online public service blog and law review and in 2011 created the “I am Syria” campaign. He chairs an international effort to build a case against all sides committing international crimes in the Syrian civil war called the Syrian Accountability Project.

Leila Nadya Sadat
James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, director, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, and Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor 
St. Louis, Missouri

Leila Sadat is an internationally renowned human rights expert known for her expertise in public international law, international criminal law and foreign affairs. The James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at Washington University School of Law, and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute since 2007, she is a dedicated teacher and award-winning scholar, publishing more than 100 books and articles in leading journals, academic presses, and media outlets throughout the world.  In December 2012, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda appointed her as Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity.  Earlier that year she was elected to membership in the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations. In 2011, she was awarded the Alexis de Tocqueville Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Paris, France, the first woman to receive such an honor.  In 2008, she launched the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, an international effort to study the problem of crimes against humanity and draft a global treaty addressing their punishment and prevention. The draft treaty is now available in seven languages and is currently being debated by the UN International Law Commission and governments around the world. From 2001-2003 Sadat served on the U. S. Commission for International Religious Freedom. Bilingual in English and French, Sadat has lectured or taught at academic institutions throughout the world, and holds or has held leadership positions in many professional associations and learned societies. She is often seen on national and international media.  Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, she practiced international commercial law in Paris, France for several years.  Sadat clerked for Judge Albert Tate, Jr., U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for both the French Conseil d’Etat and the Cour de Cassation. Sadat earned her B.A. from Douglass College, her J.D. from Tulane Law School (summa cum laude) and holds graduate law degrees from Columbia University School of Law (LLM, summa cum laude) and the University of Paris I – Sorbonne (diplôme d’études approfondies).

About the Moderator

Lee Cullum
Host and Commentator
KERA TV and FM
Dallas, Texas

Lee Cullum is host of CEO, KERA’s original monthly series of interviews with North Texas business leaders that airs on KERA television and radio.  She is also a commentator for Morning Edition on KERA-FM and contributes columns to The Dallas Morning News. 

A veteran journalist, Lee was previously a commentator for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and All Things Considered on NPR. In addition, she was editor of the editorial page of the Dallas Times Heraldand host of Conversations, a series on KERA with major newsmakers. Lee also worked as a reporter, on-air moderator and executive producer of Newsroom on KERA.

Lee is a senior fellow of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU and a fellow at the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture. On the board of the Council on Foreign Relations for 10 years, she currently serves on the board of the American Council on Germany, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations and the Social Sciences Foundation benefitting the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the InterAmerican Dialogue, and serves on the advisory board of the International Programs Center at the University of Oklahoma

About Robert G. Storey

Robert Gerald Storey Sr. was born in Greenville, Texas in 1893. A lifelong Dallasite, he received his academic and legal education from the University of Texas and SMU, and in 1947 was awarded an honorary LL.D. degree from Texas Christian University.

In 1917 Storey married Hazel Porter and had two sons, both attorneys. After her death in 1962, he married Jewel Hope Osborn in 1965.

Storey served in both World Wars, was national executive committeeman of the American Legion from 1921-1922, and in 1921-1923 served as assistant Attorney General of Texas for criminal appeals. He was a regent of the University of Texas from 1924-1930, and in 1932 he was a delegate to the International Convention of Comparative Law at The Hague.

Storey became president of the Dallas Bar in 1934 and president of the State Bar in 1948. From 1952-1953 he served as President of the American Bar Association then in 1954 was elected President of the Inter-American Bar Association.

In 1945-1946 Storey acted as executive trial counsel to Justice Robert H. Jackson of the U.S. Supreme Court in the prosecution of Herman Goering, Rudolf Hess, and other high-ranking Nazi officials in the Nuremberg war crimes trials. For his service, Storey received the U.S. Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honor.

Inspired by his experiences in Nuremberg, Storey founded the Southwestern Legal Foundation, now The Center for American and International Law upon his return to Dallas in 1947 and served as its president (without compensation) until 1972. During this time he also served as dean of the S.M.U. law school. Storey died in Dallas on January 16, 1981.

Thanks to the generosity of the Storey family, we are pleased to display a sample of the Storey Collection as a companion piece to Nuremberg: 70 Years Later.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Permanent Storey Nuremberg Collection Exhibit Sponsorship Opportunities

These donations will fund the restoration, curation and permanent display of the Storey Nuremberg Collection, a collection of artifacts from the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal collected by Robert G. Storey from his service as executive trial counsel to Justice Robert H. Jackson in the prosecution of Herman Goering, Rudolf Hess and other high-ranking Nazi officials.

The collection will be permanently housed at The Center for American and International Law (CAIL), except for when it is loaned out to other institutions and museums for display at their locations. A digitized version of the collection will also be available for online viewing.

Permanent Storey Nuremberg Collection Sole Sponsorship - $25,000
(One (1) available)

  • Recognition as the Sole Storey Nuremberg Collection Sponsor on a plaque always to accompany the permanent display, both at CAIL and when the exhibit is on loan to other institutions
  • Recognition as the Sole Storey Nuremberg Collection Sponsor on the CAIL website
  • Recognition as the Sole Storey Nuremberg Collection Sponsor on the digital collection site
  • Opportunity to host a private client event at CAIL to view the collection
  • Invitations for ten (10) to attend any CAIL events involving the collection
  • Recognition as the Sole Storey Nuremberg Collection Sponsor on all marketing materials preceding any CAIL events involving the collection, including website, e-marketing and any mailings
  • Verbal recognition from the podium at any CAIL events involving the collection
  • Recognition as the Sole Storey Nuremberg Collection Sponsor in all materials at any CAIL events involving the collection
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors/collateral for guests at any CAIL events involving the program

Permanent Storey Nuremberg Collection Individual Sponsorship - $5,000 each
(Five (5) accepted in lieu of Sole Sponsorship)

  • Recognition as a Storey Nuremberg Collection Sponsor on a plaque always to accompany the permanent display, both at CAIL and when the exhibit is on loan to other institutions
  • Recognition as a Storey Nuremberg Collection Sponsor on the CAIL website
  • Recognition as a Storey Nuremberg Collection Sponsor on the digital collection site
  • Invitations for six (6) to attend any CAIL events involving the collection
  • Recognition as a Storey Nuremberg Collection Sponsor on all marketing materials preceding any CAIL events involving the collection, including website, e-marketing and any mailings
  • Recognition as a Storey Nuremberg Collection Sponsor in all materials at any CAIL events involving the collection

The Nuremberg Trial: 70 Years Later Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Panel Sole Sponsor - $15,000
(One (1) available)

  • Recognition as the Sole Panel Sponsor on all marketing materials preceding the event, including website and e-marketing
  • Invitation for two (2) to attend the faculty dinner directly following the program
  • Verbal recognition from the podium at the program
  • Recognition as the Sole Panel Sponsor in all materials at the event, including the printed program and slide show
  • Opportunity to provide branded favor/collateral for guests 
  • Invitations for ten (10) to attend the program
  • One (1) full-page ad in the event program (full color, camera ready file in a high res. .eps format)
  • Opportunity to host a private client event at The Center for American and International Law to view the Storey Nuremberg Collection

Panel Sponsor - $5,000 each
(Three (3) available in lieu of Sole Sponsor)

  • Recognition as a Panel Sponsor on all marketing materials preceding the event, including website and e-marketing
  • Recognition as a Panel Sponsor in all materials at the event, including the printed program and slide show
  • Invitations for six (6) to attend the program
  • One (1) half page ad in the event program (full color, camera ready file in a high res. .eps format)

Reception Sole Sponsor- $7,500
(One (1) available)

  • Recognition as the Sole Reception Sponsor on all marketing materials preceding the event, including website and e-marketing
  • Verbal recognition from the podium at the program
  • Sole recognition on signage displayed prominently during the reception
  • Recognition as the Sole Reception Sponsor in all materials at the event, including the printed program and slide show
  • Invitations for eight (8) to attend the program
  • One (1) half page ad in the event program (full color, camera ready file in a high res. .eps format)

Reception Sponsor - $2,500 each
(Three (3) available in lieu of Sole Sponsor)

  • Recognition as a Reception Sponsor on all marketing materials preceding the event, including website and e-marketing
  • Recognition on signage displayed prominently during the reception
  • Recognition as a Program Sponsor in all materials at the event, including the printed program and slide show
  • Invitations for four (4) to attend the program

Registration Sponsor - $5,000
(One (1) available)

  • Recognition as Registration Sponsor on all marketing materials preceding the event, including website and e-marketing
  • Recognition on signage displayed prominently at registration
  • Recognition as Registration Sponsor in all materials at the event, including the printed program and slide show
  • Invitations for six (6) to attend the program

Event Sponsor - $1,500 each

  • Listed as an Event Sponsor on event webpage
  • Listed as an Event Sponsor in the event program
  • Invitations for two (2) to attend the program

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lilly Hogarth, Sponsorship Coordinator, at 972.244.3424 or lhogarth@cailaw.org.

Other Information

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The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

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