Loyola Law School to Host Symposium on Litigating Genocide

LOS ANGELES–Loyola Law School will host a gathering of scholars and practitioners for an all-day symposium on Friday, February 27, to discuss the challenges American lawyers face in litigating genocide and other mass human rights violations.

The event, titled "Litigating Genocide: When, Where, and How" is organized by the Loyola International & Comparative Law Review and the Loyola Center for the Study of Law and Genocide. The event is sponsored by the law firm of Geragos & Geragos, APC.

The three panels of the symposium will each address a different aspect of genocide litigation, ranging from questions on the validity of pursuing relief for historic human rights violations to an inside look at litigators’ experiences in U.S. courts. The symposium will take a multi-disciplinary approach to the topic of genocide litigation and will consider litigation in context of different historical events.

Registration information and additional details are found at: http://ilr.lls.edu/2009Symposium.htm.

Loyola Law School alumni Mark Geragos ’82 and Brian Kabateck ’89 helped establish the Center for the Study of Law & Genocide with funds from a $20 million settlement they secured against the New York Life Insurance Company for unpaid life insurance benefits in the wake of the Armenian genocide.

The International & Comparative Law Review (ILR) is a student-run publication that produces three issues each academic year.

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