Professor Fullerton Participates in Holocaust Studies Seminar
Professor Maryellen Fullerton recently participated in the 2007 Silberman Seminar for Law Faculty, titled "The Impact and Legacy of the Holocaust on the Law," which was organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.
Professor Fullerton was one of 18 participants who were competitively selected from a national pool of applicants. Sessions were led by scholars and experts in international law and European history from around the world. Lecture and discussion topics ranged from the co-opting and corrupting of the German legal system during the Holocaust to transitional justice and hate speech prohibitions today.
The Silberman Seminar is held annually during the first two weeks of June at the museum in Washington, D.C. and is designed for U.S. faculty who can then draw lessons from or develop themes based on the Holocaust and genocide in their teaching. This was the first Silberman Seminar developed for members of law faculties and, accordingly, the curriculum emphasized historical and current developments in constitutional law, international law, human rights law, international criminal law, and related legal fields.
Professor Fullerton's interest in Holocaust studies is reflected in her work concerning procedural law and refugee and asylum systems in countries around the world. She has headed several human rights missions in Germany, and she has pursued research in Belgium, Germany, Hungary, and Spain. She has also consulted for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and has been active in projects providing support to the Refugee Law Clinics in Eastern Europe. She has also published extensively concerning refugee and asylum law and policy.
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