The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Essay Competition in honor of former Nuremberg Prosecutor Benjamin B. Ferencz. As a war crimes investigator during the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, Ferencz gathered evidence of Nazi atrocities in preparation for trials by U.S. Military Commissions. After the war, he was recruited by Telford Taylor, an associate of Justice Robert Jackson, who had been appointed Chief of Counsel for a dozen subsequent proceedings at Nuremberg. Ferencz soon became the Chief Prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen Case, in which 22 defendants were convicted for the brutal murder of more than a million innocent men, women and children. He was 27 years old at the time.