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March 21, 2017

Lawyers without Rights Exhibit at W&L

The American Bar Association’s Lawyers without Rights traveling exhibit is on display at Washington & Lee School of Law through mid-April. In conjunction with the visit, W&L will hold a series of discussions and film screenings exploring the issues surrounding the exhibit.

The events, which began March 20, are free and open to the public.


Caption: Munich lawyer Dr. Michael Siegel (1882-1979) had complained to Munich Police Headquarters in early April 1933, when one of his clients was taken into 'protective custody'. He had the legs of his trousers cut off and was led through Munich's inner city streets barefoot with a board around his neck that read: "I will never complain to the police again!"

Photo courtesy of, Bundesarchiv (146/41/6/1)

Updated: Mar 21, 2017