Czech Republic Minister of Culture to Visit Chicago’s John Marshall Law School

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The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is hosting a lecture featuring the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, Daniel Herman.

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is hosting a lecture featuring the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, Daniel Herman.

The Nov. 21 lecture – hosted in cooperation with The Consulate General of the Czech Republic Chicago and the Bohemian Lawyers Association -- commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. The Velvet Revolution began as a peaceful student demonstration in Czechoslovakia that 10 days later led to the end of communism in that country. The Minister of Culture will speak on how democracy has handled the crimes committed under totalitarianism in the Czech Republic. Minister Herman formerly served as the director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.

The John Marshall Law School has been active in the Czech and Slovak Republics since 1993. The law school has sister school relationships with the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University in Brno, the Prague School of Economics (VŠE), the Metropolitan University of Prague, and the Czech Supreme Court.

Each fall since 1993, John Marshall has conducted a legal study trip for American lawyers and judges to the Czech and Slovak Republics. They visit various legal and judicial institutions and present programs on American law for lawyers, judges and law students.

EVENT DETAILS:

What:     Totalitarianism and 25 Years of Freedom - Dealing with the Past in the Czech Republic

When:     Nov. 21, 2014 – 3 p.m.

Where: The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago

To register for the event please click here. For more information, contact Public Affairs Director Christine Kraly at 312-427-2737 ext. 171 or ckraly@jmls.edu.

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