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Thursday, May 14, 2015


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Professor Michael J. Bazyler to Speak on ‘Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust’


Michael J. Bazyler, professor of law and “1939” Society Law Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University will discuss his new book “Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust” at Southwestern Law School next Thursday, May 21.

Bazyler will discuss “the efforts to bring the perpetrators of the Holocaust to justice, with cases selected from the past 70 years of Nazi trials in courtrooms around the world,” according to a release for the event, on the second floor of the school’s Bullocks Wilshire building, located at 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

The event is co-sponsored by the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.

Check-in is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Bazyler will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception and book signing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 One hour of MCLE credit is offered. The cost is $30, which includes parking on the Southwestern campus.

Registration and payment is required at

The Libertarian Law Council is presenting a luncheon program on “Islam, Catholicism, Liberal Democracy, and the Rule of Law,” co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society next Wednesday, May 20.

“In 1870, the last of the Papal States fell to the Italian army, and the Pope went into voluntary refuge in the Vatican,” a release for the event says. “Many around the world who had thought of the Church as primarily a worldly power predicted the end of Catholicism. The Church, long a foe of liberal democracy, rethought its position, and soon not only accepted political liberalism, but embraced it, participated in it, and became a new, even more powerful world presence.  

“In 1923, Kemal Ataturk announced the end of the Caliphate, which had, at least nominally, been in existence for over a millennium. Islam then had to rethink its identity in the world and its relationship to liberal democracy.

“Does the Catholic example provide a template for Islam?  Or are the two world religions so dissimilar in their legal regimes of Canon Law and the Shari’ a, that they will diverge onto two entirely different paths? “

The speaker is David F. Forte, professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The event will take place at noon at Morton’s The Steakhouse, 735 South Figueroa Street downtown.

The cost is $20 for Federalist Society members and $30 for others. One hour of MCLE credit is offered.

RSVP to Payment may be submitted in advance by mailing a check made payable to the Federalist Society to: Andrew Pappas, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 333 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Payment (cash or check only) will also be accepted at the door. 

The Westside Bar Association and Harvard Law Society will host their Second Annual Spring Reception next Wednesday, May 20, at Skybar Lounge at the Mondrian Hotel, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event, which is co-sponsored by Lawyers Networking and Support Group, is a mixer with no speakers and no MCLE credit offered.

There is no fee to attend—the event will have a no-host bar—and reservations are not required. Cocktail attire is recommended.


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