Law Library announcements, legal research updates from around the world, new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest to the faculty at the Syracuse University College of Law. Note: For easy navigation, right click on hyperlinks to open links in a new window.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Historic Nuremberg Trial Artifacts Collection: Dedication Today

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nuremberg
Trials, the Robert H. Jackson Center will dedicate a display
of artifacts and documents to the Syracuse University
College of Law on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The event is
scheduled for 12:00 noon in the H. Douglas Barclay
Law Library.

The Jackson Center promotes the legacy of the American
jurist who served s the chief American prosecutor against
Nazi war criminals. The grandson of Justice Jackson, Robert
H. J. Loftus, as well as other dignitaries, will be at the
ceremony to recognize Jackson’s pioneering efforts in
international law and his longstanding relationship with the
College of Law. Jackson’s ties to SU date to 1943, when he
delivered the commencement address at the College of Law.
He was scheduled to return to the campus in 1955 to
dedicate the new law school building, E.I. White Hall, but
died before the ceremony. His speech was delivered post-

The only other American to serve as an international war
crimes prosecutor is David M. Crane, who is an alumnus and
a distinguished visiting professor in the College of Law. Crane
recently finished a three-year appointment with the United
Nations and the Special Court for Sierra Leone as the chief
prosecutor against those responsible for war crimes and
human rights violations committed during the brutal 10-year
civil war in Sierra Leone during the 1990s.

A live Webcast of the Dec. 7 ceremony will be available.

The display, housed in the H. Douglas Barclay Law, will
be available for public viewing during normal library hours,
with parking available in paid visitor lots on a space-available
basis. For more information, call (315) 443-9560 or e-mail