Exceeding Expectations: Nuremberg to the Hague Program Offers Profound Experience
Exceeding Expectations: Nuremberg to the Hague Program Offers Profound Experience

The 2019 cohort of the Nuremberg to the Hague (N2H) summer study abroad program capped off a month of learning and exploration in Europe with a prestigious moot court team award.

Led by Creighton Law professors Michael Kelly and Sean Watts, students in the course combined classroom instruction with field trips to actual World War II-era crime scenes, places of conspiracy and current trials to further their knowledge of international criminal law.

“The N2H program exceeded my already high expectations,” says 3L student Montana Crow. “There is just something about studying law while being in such profound cities and courtrooms where major events happened.”

Indeed, the cohort of 31 students from Creighton and six from other law schools around the country visited several key cities with rich histories in the area of international criminal law.

In The Hague, the class visited the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, where they met U.N. Under-Secretary General and Chief Prosecutor Baron Serge Brammertz and learned about evidence collection for war crimes and genocide.

The Creighton contingent was welcomed in Nuremberg with a reception at city hall featuring the deputy lord mayor, and began classes at the Friedrich Alexander University Mensa.

Other trip highlights included attending a direct examination by the prosecution in a DRC case hearing; visiting Krakow, Poland; touring Auschwitz; and traveling to Salzburg, Austria, where the group visited Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.

“This is an experience that will be with me for a lifetime, and I would recommend it to everyone,” says Crow.

In addition, Creighton Law’s Nuremberg Moot Court team won the coveted best prosecution memorandum at the Nuremberg Moot court competition. The team competed against 99 other teams from around the world. The competition had teams address a fictional case set before the International Criminal Court. The team members were Creighton Law students Erick Frederick, Brian Mullison and Kyle Savage, and Chapman University students Amanda Fossati and Emily Hay-Lavitt. The team received their award in the historic Courtroom 600 at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

Learn more about the program here. https://law.creighton.edu/current-students/academics/study-abroad-programs/nuremberg-summer-program