The year 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of the Center for the Study of Law and Genocide at Loyola Law School. In that time, the Center has established itself as a meaningful presence on campus and in the wider community. Building on Loyola Law School’s mission and tradition of producing and promoting legal scholarship, training legal practitioners and community leaders, and fostering social justice, the Center has a two-fold mission:
- To promote legal scholarship on genocide and mass atrocities, with a particular focus on legal resources and remedies, both in the United States and internationally.
- To train current and future legal practitioners in both domestic and international legal mechanisms to hold perpetrators accountable and help survivors of genocide and mass atrocities achieve a measure of justice.
Stanley A. Goldman
Stanley A. Goldman is a Professor of Law and the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Genocide. His scholarship is principally in the area of criminal procedure, evidence, and genocide studies. Professor Goldman recently released a new book, Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Bargain That Broke Adolf Hitler and Saved My Mother. The historical memoir documents evidence uncovered by Goldman that the release of his mother Malka from the Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbrück, Germany was the result of a secret negotiation between a Jewish envoy and Heinrich Himmler, Nazi interior minister and SS head. The epic tale uncovers a piece of history about the undermining of the Nazi regime, the women of the Holocaust and the nuanced relationship between a survivor and her son. (“If you only have time to read one book about the history of the holocaust make it this one” - Television Confidential)