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 C|M|LAW Visiting Scholar for 2010 is Dr. W.B. (William Barclay) Allen, Dean Emeritus, James Madison College, and Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University.
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 2010-2011 are Cynthia Lee, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, on October 14, 2010, Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights, March 8, 2011, and Donna K. Coker, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, April 7, 2011.
Beginning in 2002, the labor and employment faculty have presented lectures each year by distinguished scholars or practitioners in the field.
The speakers for 2010-11 are: Edward L. Gilbert, Edward L. Gilbert Co., LLP, Deborah L. Gordon, Law Offices of Deborah L. Gordon, Esq., Lee J. Hutton, Littler Mendelson, September 29, 2010, and The 2011 Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture, Ariana R. Levinson, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, March 31, 2011, Workplace Privacy and Monitoring: The Quest for Balanced Interests 2010.
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.
Douglas E. Rosenthal, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal L.L.P. gave the 2005 Forrest B. Weinberg Memorial Lecture, on April 21, 2005 on “Do Intellectual Property Laws Promote Competition and Innovation?”