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A Series on Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law

2011-2012

CJF 1:  Estabilishing  a New Constitutional Court for South Africa:  Adapting the Common Law to Reflect a Democratic Criminal Justice System, September 9, 2011, Justice Richard J. Goldstone
CJF II:  Constitution Day; The Constitution Project:  Search and Seizure, featuring Mapp v. Ohio - a landmark 14th Amendemnet U.S. Supreme Court case that arose out of teh Cleveland area.  September 20, 2011
CJF III:  The 2011-2012 Friedman & Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum; Running Scared:  Eviscerating Rights in a Post 9/11 World, Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights.  October 26, 2011
CJF IV:  How to Reduce Crime by Releasing Prisoners, Mark A. R. Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy, UCLA School of Public Affairs.  February 29, 2012

2010-2011

CJF I: The Fourth Amendment’s Disappearing Container Doctrine: From Warrant Preference to Reasonableness with Teeth, October 14, 2010, Cynthia Lee, Professor of Law George Washington University Law School
CJF II: The Friedman & Gilbert Lecture, Running Scared: Eviscerating Rights in a Post 9/11 World, March 8, 2011, Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights
CJF III: The Story of Wanrow: The Reasonable Woman and the Law of Self-Defense, April 7, 2011, Donna K. Coker, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law

2009-2010

CJF I: The Future of the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.--Reform? Abolition? Status Quo? A Discussion, October 20, 2009, Beth A. Wilkinson, Paul Weiss in D.C., and Associate Dean Phyllis L. Crocker, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
CJF II: Have We Become an Overly Punitive Society? A View from the Bench, April 8, 2010: The Honorable Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
CJF III: A Liberal Scholar's Reflections on Feminist Criminal Law Reform Efforts: An Uneven Story, April 21, 2010, Joshua Dressler, Frank R. Strong Chair in Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

2008-2009

The Body Count Culture: Evaluating the Bush Administration's Record of Terrorism Prosecution, Jonathan Turley,The J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, George Washington University Law School

2006-07
CJF I: The 2006 Friedman and Gilbert Lecture, The Andrea Yates Case: Insanity of Trial, September 19, 2006
Philip J. Resnick, Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Case Western University School of Medicine

CJF II: Special Sentencing Regimes for indigenous People and Persons of Colour in Canada, November 14, 2006
Gail Antoinette (Toni) Williams, Professor of Law Osgoode Hall Law School

CJF III: Repellent Crimes and Rational Deliberation: Emotion and the Death Penalty, March 22, 2007
Susan A. Bandes, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

2005-06
CJF I: The Friedman and Gilbert Lecture, Conceptualizing Booker: A Two-headed Monster or a Masterful Piece of Judicial Craftsmanship?, October 6, 2005
Douglas A. Berman, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

CJF II: Punishing Rape, October 26, 2005
Michelle J. Anderson, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

CJF III: Is Torture Ever Legally or Morally Justified?, February 8, 2006
Oren Gross, The Irving Younger Professor of Law, The University of Minnesota Law School
Marcy Strauss, Professor of Law, Loyola University Law School, Los Angeles

CJF IV: Blackstone and Bayonets: Military Tribunals in the Reconstruction South, 1865-1870, April 11, 2006
Thomas D. Morris, Professor Emeritus, Portland State University

2004-2005
Co-sponsored by the Hubert A. and Gladys C. Estabrook Charitable Trust and Porter, Wright, Morris, and Arthur LLP

CJF I: José Padilla and Martha Stewart: Who Should be Charged with Criminal Conduct?
September 8, 2004
Ellen S. Podgor, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law

CJF II: The Presumption of Reason: A Noble Fiction or an Ignoble Lie?
October 26, 2004
Ngaire Naffine, Cleveland-Marshall Joseph C. Hostetler, Baker & Hostetler Visiting Professor of Law; Professor of Law, The University of Adelaide Law School

CJF III: The Legacy of Lynching: Why African Americans Distrust the Rule of Law
March 9, 2005
Emma Coleman Jordan, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Co-sponsored by the CSU office of Minority Affairs and Community Relations

CJF IV: Cross-Purposes on the Court: Proportionality and the Eighth Amendment
April 18, 2005
Thomas Morawetz, Tapping Reeve Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Connecticut School of Law

2003-2004
Co-sponsored by the Hubert A. and Gladys C. Estabrook Charitable Trust and Porter, Wright, Morris, and Arthur LLP

CJF I: Rape, Sexual Assault and the Twilight Zone: When Sex is Unwanted but not Illegal
September 16, 2003
Stephen J. Shulhofer, Robert McKay Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

CJF II: Terry v. Ohio: A Forty-Year Retrospective
October 30, 2003

Honorable Louis Stokes, Senior Counsel, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., Former Member, United States House of Representatives
Honorable Timothy J. McGinty, Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Reuben M. Payne, Former Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
Beverly J. Blair, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Lewis R. Katz, Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

CJF III: Confessions of a Death Penalty Agnostic
February 4, 2004
Scott Turow, Novelist, Partner, Sonnenschein, Natch & Rosenthal LLP

CJF IV: False Confessions: Lessons of the Central Park Jogger Case
April 29, 2004
Sharon L. Davies, John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Designated Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University

2002-2003
Co-sponsored by the Hubert A. and Gladys C. Estabrook Charitable Trust and Porter, Wright, Morris, and Arthur LLP

CJF I: Racial and Ethnic Profiling Reconsidered in the Post 9/11 World
September 24, 2002
David Harris, Balk Professor of Law and Values, University of Toledo College of Law

Co-sponsored by the CSU Office of Minority Affairs and Community Relations.

CJF II: Ohio’s Drug Treatment Constitutional Amendment: Is This the Way to Address the Drug Problem?
October 15, 2002

A roundtable discussion co-sponsored and produced by WCPN/WVIZ

CJF III: Combating Corporate Crime: Are Local Prosecutors Taking on a New Adversary?
February 26, 2003
Michael L. Benson, Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati Division of Criminal Justice

Co-sponsored by the CSU Sociology Department

CJF IV: Mothers who Kill: Thoughts about Patterns, Prevention and Punishment
April 2, 2003
Michelle Oberman, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

2001-2002
Co-sponsored by the Hubert A. and Gladys C. Estabrook Charitable Trust and Porter, Wright, Morris, and Arthur LLP

CJF I: Consciousness and Culpability
February 4, 2002
Deborah W. Denno, Professor of Law, Fordham University

CJF II: Illusions of Memory
February 28, 2002
Dr. Elizabeth F. Loftus, Professor of Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Washington, Seattle

CJF III: Not Part of My Sentence: Human Rights Violations of Women Prisoners
March 26, 2002
Ellen Barry, Founding Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

CJF IV: Making Reproduction a Crime
April 29, 2002
Dorothy E. Roberts, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Co-sponsored by the CSU Office of Minority Affairs and Community Relations

2000-2001
Co-sponsored by the Hubert A. and Gladys C. Estabrook Charitable Trust and Porter, Wright, Morris, and Arthur LLP

CJF I: Contemporary Forms of Individual Criminal Responsibility in International Law
September 14, 2000
Ilias Bantekas, Cleveland-Marshall Visiting Professor; Senior Lecturer and Director, International Law Centre at the University of Westminster Law School in London, England

CJF II: Watch What You Wish For (Especially in Criminal Court:) The Effect for Mandatory Arrest and No-Drop Prosecution Policies on Criminal Homicides
November 1, 2000
Holly Maguigan, Professor of Clinical Law, New York University

CJF III: Race, ‘Get Tough’ Politics, and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court
February 22, 2001
Barry C. Feld, Centennial Professor of Law, University of Minnesota

CJF IV: Toward More Reliable Jury Verdicts? Developments in Law, Technology, and Media Impact Since the Trials of Dr. Sam Sheppard
April 20-21, 2001
Honorable James Robertson, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
James Neff, prior holder of the Kipplinger Chair, The Ohio State University School of Journalism and Communications
Clara Tuma, Reporter for Court TV
John A. Walton, Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law
Dean Boland, Forest City Land Group; counsel for the State in Sheppard v. Ohio
Dr. Shari Seidman Diamond, Professor of Law and Psychology, Northwestern University
Dr. Michael J. Saks, Professor of Law, Arizona State University College of Law
Laurie L. Levenson, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
Margaret Raymond, Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law
Lawrence M. Solan, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
James R. Wooley, Baker & Hostetler; member of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence
Dr. Michael M. Baden, Director of Medical Legal Investigation Unit, New York State Police
Paul C. Giannelli, Professor of Law, Case Western University Law School
Terry H. Gilbert, lead plaintiff’s attorney on Sheppard v. Ohio, Friedman & Gilbert

1999-2000
CJF I: Trying a High-Profile Death Penalty Case: Lessons from the Oklahoma City Bombing Trial of Terry Nichols
October 13, 1999
Edward Killiam, Founder, Alliance Services of Boulder, Colorado
Geoffrey S. Mearns, Partner, Thompson Hine & Flory
Adam Thurschwell, Assistant Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

CJF II: Circle the Wagon Trains: Criminal Defense in The New Millennium
October 29, 1999
Phyllis L. Crocker, Associate Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Deborah Koricke, Vice President, Center for Effective Living Inc.
Gerald A. Messerman, Attorney, Messerman & Messerman
Marvin Miller, Attorney, Virginia
William Rittenberg, Attorney, New Orleans
Caroline M. Roberto, President-Elect, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Co-sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, The Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Organized by Gordon S. Friedman, Chair Cuyahoga County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee and partner, Friedman & Gilbert

CJF III: Racial Profiling and Class Injustice: How Our Criminal Justice System Depends Upon Inequality
February 17, 2000
David Cole, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Co-sponsored by the CSU Office of Minority Affairs and Community Relations

CJF IV: Gender and Victims’ Rights
April 26, 2000
Lynne N. Henderson, Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington

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