Prof. Michael J. Bazyler

Prof. Michael J. Bazyler is professor of law at Whittier Law School, California, and currently Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, California.

Publications by Prof. Michael J. Bazyler

Contemporary Legal Lessons from the Holocaust

Sixty years after the Nuremberg Trials, the “Nuremberg legacy” is part of modern international law. Remembering the behavior of German judges and lawyers during the Nazi era can help ensure that today’s democracies, faced with the threat of terrorism, do not transform themselves into legal tyrannies. Read More »

Suing Hitler’s Willing Business Partners: American Justice and Holocaust Morality

The Holocaust restitution lawsuits, filed mostly as class actions in American courts in the latter half of the 1990s, yielded billions of dollars in settlements for Holocaust survivors and their heirs. The American lawsuits, and the concomitant political campaign by American Jewish leaders and American government officials, also unearthed valuable historical data about the financial crimes of the Nazis and their cohorts during WW II. Read More »