For John M. Geiringer, the echoes ring loud.

Geiringer, a partner at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP and the co-director of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Center of National Security and Human Rights Law, is the son of a Holocaust survivor.

Geiringer’s concern is he is starting to see history repeating itself.

That’s why he’s pleased the school and the center will host a seminar Sunday titled “Holocaust and the Law: Lessons for Today.”

“We want to … help us avoid those horrific events,” Geiringer said.

The on-campus event will feature law and human rights scholars and war crimes experts who will “explore this legal framework, bringing perpetrators to justice and examine how those lessons were incorporated into contemporary war crimes trials.”

“We brought together an all-star group of experts in the field,” Geiringer said.

Featured speakers, including Geiringer, are:

  • Adam Weber, director of the International Trial Advocacy LL.M. Program and a lecturer at Chicago Kent-College of Law;
  • Michael J. Bazyler, professor and 1939 Society Law Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights studies at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University in Orange, Calif.;
  • Amos N. Guiora, professor of law at S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah;
  • Cathy Lesser Mansfield, professor of law at Case Western University School of Law in Cleveland;
  • Steven H. Resnicoff, professor of law and director of the Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies at DePaul University College of Law.

The conference is open to the public and eligible for six hours of Continuing Legal Education general credit, including two hours of professional responsibility credit.

Visit the IIT Chicago Kent-College of Law website for more registration details.