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Our lecture series bring distinguished scholars and practitioners to the law school throughout the academic year. The public lectures take place at 5 p.m. in the Joseph W. Bartunek, III Moot Court Room.
The Cleveland-Marshall Visiting Scholar program, created in 1974, brings a scholar to the Law College for two days during which s/he participates in the life of the school. S/he is a guest professor in a substantive course, leads a faculty seminar on her/his current research, makes an informal presentation at a faculty lunch, and presents a public lecture. Often the scholar’s public lecture forms the basis of an article that is published in the Cleveland State Law Review.
The Visiting Scholar for 2014 was Professor Tim Wu, an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School. His book, The Master Switch was named a best book of the year by the New Yorker, Amazon, Scribes, Publisher's Weekly, and other publications.
Most years a distinguished scholar in law or a related field is invited to present the Joseph C. Hostetler, Baker & Hostetler Lecture, endowed by Baker & Hostetler.
In 1999 the criminal law faculty inaugurated a lecture series in which they invite nationally recognized scholars and practitioners to present a public lecture on a current issue in criminal law.
The speakers for 2014-15 include Stephen I. Vladeck, Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship at American University Washington College of Law, Patricia J. Falk, Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Kenneth W. Simons, Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law.
Beginning in 2002, the labor and employment faculty have presented lectures each year by distinguished scholars or practitioners in the field.
The speakers for 2013-14 were: Rick McHugh, Senior Staff Attorney at the National Employment Law Project, and Suzanne B. Goldberg, the Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
Shortly after Professor of Law Forrest Weinberg died in 1988, friends, family, and the law firm of Hahn Loeser & Parks established a fund to support a biannual lecture series addressing current issues in commercial law.