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First Wednesday Webinar: The Trial of the Hebron Shooter: Judicial Independence and Personal Reflections

Total Credits: 1 Illinois

National Security Law
COL. (RET.) Maya Heller |  Amos N. Guiora |  John M. Geiringer
59 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 02, 2022
Product Type:
On Demand
Access till 03/02/2023 after purchase.


On Thursday morning, March 24, 2016, Israel Defense Forces Sergeant Elor Azaria killed and severely wounded Palestinian terrorist, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, who was incapacitated when mortally shot. For this act, Azaria was convicted of manslaughter by a military court and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment subsequently reduced by the IDF Chief of Staff, General Gadi Eizencot. 

The decision to prosecute Azaria, his subsequent conviction and incarceration, rocked Israeli society reflecting deep fissures on powerful issues, including, but not limited to, what is the normative moral standard expected of soldiers in a non-traditional conflict. 


COL. (RET.)  Maya Heller's Profile

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Colonel (Res.) Maya Heller retired from military service in the Israel Defense Forces in 2020.

From 2001 to 2020, Col. (Res.) Heller served as a military judge in the Military Courts Unit.

During this period, from 2009 to 2016, she served as President of a Military Court of First Instance. In 2017, she was appointed Military Judge of the Military Court of Appeals.

Prior to her appointment she has served in a variety of positions in the Military Advocate General (MAG) unit. Among them: Legal Adviser in the Office of the Chief of Staff (Lt. General Ehud Barak) and a Senior Assistant to the Chief Military Prosecutor.

Throughout her tenure as a judge, Col. (Res.) Heller presided in complex and sensitive cases, some of which were at the center of public discourse and dealt with a variety of issues, such as: combat morality and purity of arms, commanders' responsibilities, IDF duty and equality in service. At the same time, Maya presided the entire spectrum of criminal offenses, amongst them: manslaughter offenses, sexual assaults, drug offenses, and more. Maya was also the chair of a Parole Board.

Maya is a graduate of the Mediation Course of the Mediation Company (A.D.R.) Ltd., as part of the Judicial Training Center, (recognized by the Gadot Committee, the Department of Justice) and a graduate of the Military Judges Course, at the United States Army Military Law School (Charlottesville, Virginia).

Maya took part as an editorial board member in writing the book "History Will Judge - 70 Years of Military Justice," published by the Ministry of Defense.

Maya holds an LL.B. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an LL.M. degree, with Distinction, from Tel Aviv University.


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SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Amos N. Guiora is Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah. He is a Distinguished Fellow at The Consortium for the Research and Study of Holocaust and the Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a Distinguished Fellow and Counselor at the International Center for Conflict Resolution, Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. He is the Inaugural Chair of the University of Utah Independent Review Committee, Chair of the Gymnastics Canada Task Force on Assault, and a Member of the Board of Advisors for S.E.S.A.M.E. (Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation), the leading national voice for the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of students by teachers and other school staff.

Professor Guiora has an A.B. in history from Kenyon College, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a PhD from Leiden University. He has published extensively both in the United States and Europe on issues related to human rights, national security, limits of interrogation, religion and terrorism, the limits of power, and multiculturalism.

His most recent book is Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal in Sexual Assaults (2020). His previous books include Populist and Islamist Challenges for International Law (2019); Earl Warren, Ernesto Miranda and Terrorism (2018); The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust (2017); and Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism (2014).

Professor Guiora’s research directly contributed to legislation ratified by the Utah Legislature, signed into law by Governor Cox on March 23, 2021, that criminalizes bystanders who do not intervene on behalf of children and vulnerable adults. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Brian King and sponsored by Sen. Kurt Bramble, enjoyed overwhelming bipartisan support.

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Barack Ferrazzano LLP, Chicago

John Geiringer is a Partner at the law firm of Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP. As the Regulatory Section Leader of the Firm’s Financial Institutions Group, John concentrates his practice on regulatory, governance, and investigative matters involving financial institutions.

He is a frequent speaker and author in the financial institutions area on issues surrounding banking regulations, examinations, and enforcement actions. John teaches banking law and regulation at Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Graduate Program in Financial Services Law and serves on the board of advisors of its Institute for Compliance. He is the co-editor of the two-volume edition, Advising Illinois Financial Institutions, in which he wrote a chapter on bank enforcement issues, and is the co-author of the chapter “Bank Examination and Enforcement” in The Keys to Banking Law: A Handbook for Lawyers (2017). John is a vice-chair of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee and a past chairman of its Enforcement, Insider Liability and Troubled Banks Subcommittee and its Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Subcommittee. He also is a former chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Financial Institutions Committee.

John also devotes significant time to Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering issues. He is on the advisory board of the Anti-Money Laundering Association and is the president of its Midwest Chapter. He has frequently lectured on the subject, including at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies, Boston University School of Law, and Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he serves as a co-director of its Center for National Security and Human Rights Law (and its Consortium for the Research and Study of Holocaust and the Law). John serves as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Master of Arts in Financial Integrity (MAFI) Program at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is the editor and author of a chapter in the upcoming book, Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Law and Policy, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Prior to joining the Firm in 1999, John was both a bank regulator and a compliance consultant. He served as legal counsel for the Illinois bank regulatory agency. John also obtained practical experience with respect to bank operations and compliance issues as a regulatory consultant with a regional accounting firm, performing compliance reviews and training for a variety of financial institutions.


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