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Shusterman Distinguished Scholar Lecture

William A. Jacobson is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and Harvard Law School. He was Senior Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and Director of Litigation for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project. Professor Jacobson is the founder of the very popular Legal Insurrection Blog whose readership continues to grow. Read More »


Poland Study-Travel Tour

Poland was once home to the largest Jewish community in the world. Known for its scholars and merchants, rabbis and socialists, Zionists, artists, writers and hoodlums, it was the world center of both traditional Jewish learning and a burgeoning modern secular culture in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish. The very lands where Jewish life thrived for nearly a millennium were also the site of its near annihilation during the Holocaust. This tour will include an in-depth visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and other Holocaust memorials, but its focus will be Jewish life, both past and present. Join Gratz College on a journey that reveals the Jewish Poland of our ancestors and illuminates the current revival of Jewish life there. We will trace our Polish Jewish roots through centuries-old shtetls and former Jewish neighborhoods, and celebrate the legacy of Polish Jewish culture with thousands of other participants in the world-renowned Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. This specially crafted excursion invites dialogue between the past and the present, offering an extraordinary encounter with our living Jewish heritage. Read More »

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