Bolch Judicial Institute Lemkin Rule of Law Guardian Series: A Conversation with Benjamin B. Ferencz and Michael P. Scharf

October 12, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

In the first of a new series, Bolch Judicial Institute Director David F. Levi will interview Case Western Reserve Law School Dean Michael P. Scharf (a Duke Law graduate) and Benjamin B. Ferencz, the last living Nuremberg trial prosecutor. Mr. Ferencz was born in Romania in 1920, graduated Harvard Law School in 1943, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he was transferred to the War Crimes Branch of the Army to gather evidence of Nazi brutality and apprehend perpetrators. At 27 years old, he became chief prosecutor for the United States at the Nuremburg trials. Scharf is co-dean at Case Western Law and Managing Director of the Public International Law and Policy Group, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated NGO. The Lemkin Rule of Law Guardian series is sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute and honors those who have contributed to the preservation and advancement of the rule of law. In order to participate, please register using the following link: For more information, please contact Kristin Triebel at