Nuremberg Trials

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Rebroadcast - October 25th, 2018

  • 10:00-12:15pm PST / 11:00-1:15pm MST / 12:00-2:15pm CST / 1:00-3:15pm EST

This program was recorded on May 23rd, 2018

The Nuremberg Trials, conducted shortly after W.W. II, were a watershed moment for the world. For the first-time in history, individuals were held accountable for waging war. These trials involved high ranking military officials, civilian leaders, and titans of industry. Not surprising, there were a number of unique issues raised. This presentation, after providing a broad overview of the first trial, will examine some of the questions that arose from the Nuremberg Trials.



  • Thaddeus Hoffmeister
    As a professor of law, Thaddeus Hoffmeister teaches courses related to criminal law, technology, and the jury. He also directs the UDSL Criminal Law Clinic where his students represent indigent clients charged with criminal offenses. Prior to joining UDSL, Hoffmeister worked on Capitol Hill, clerked for a federal judge, and served in the military.

    Hoffmeister has published a number of law review articles, essays, editorials and lengthier writings exploring the criminal justice system, litigation, and social media. His most recent book is entitled Social Media in the Courtroom. In addition to his academic publications, Hoffmeister edits two blogs. His first blog, Juries, which has been continuously published since 2008, focuses on the various issues that arise with jurors and the jury process. His second blog, Social Media Law, examines social media’s impact on the legal system.

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    1. Elements of the crimes charged
    2. Defenses presented by the accused
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