Special Guest: Professor Ronald Wright, Wake Forest University School of Law
Join us for a spirited discussion on forensic science, the utility of Daubert challenges, and ethical limits of expert testimony in criminal cases. Using probabilistic genotyping as a case study, we'll consider reliability and other ripe topics for qualification and cross-examination challenges. Panelists will address forensic science expert testimony issues in both state and federal court contexts.
Andrea Whitaker, Attorney - William T. Whitaker, Co. LPA
Clinton Hughes, Staff Attorney - DNA Unit, Legal Aid Society (New York)
Marisa Darden, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
Erika Cunliffe, Appellate Unit - Cuyahoga County Public Defender
J. Philip Calabrese, Moderator, Partner - Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Free admission with registration.
2.0 Attorney Conduct Hours approved by the Ohio Supreme Court
Sponsored by: Northeast Ohio Lawyers and CMLaw Chapters of the American Constitution Society, Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association - Northern District of Ohio, and Northeast Ohio Board of Advocates of the Ohio Innocence Project.
Actor and producer Michael K. Williams (Omar Little from The Wire, Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire) brings his HBO VICE documentary, “Raised in the System” to the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Williams will screen his one-hour documentary on the people impacted by the juvenile justice system, and then participate in a panel discussion and question-and-answer period about the film and the juvenile justice system. The event also features Williams’ nephew Dominic Dupont, one of the incarcerated persons featured in the documentary.
“Raised in the System” takes viewers inside detention facilities, where Williams speaks directly with juveniles about their pathways into the system. Williams also talks with incarcerated adults about how their experiences as juveniles contributed to their adult incarceration. Finally, Williams takes viewers into an elementary school classroom to hear from young children about the impacts on their lives of parents and family members who are incarcerated. The film also explores alternative models of juvenile justice—in places like Toledo, Ohio, and Richmond, California—that offer more hope for rehabilitation instead of incarceration.
- Michael K. Williams
- Dominic Dupont
- Dupont was recently released from prison after serving 20 years of a 25-to-life sentence, which was commuted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in recognition of Dupont’s leadership in anti-violence programs for youth. For the past nine years, Dupont served as the director of the Youth Assistance Program, a volunteer group that works with at-risk youth. Dupont’s murder conviction, discussed in the film, stemmed from a fight among two groups of young men, in which Dupont, then age 19, killed someone while defending his twin brother.
- Derrick Hamilton
- Derrick Hamilton was exonerated in 2015 after serving over twenty years in prison for a murder he did not commit. A profile in The New Yorker notes that during his time in prison, he was "one of the most skilled jailhouse lawyers in the country." During his time in prison as well as in the years since his release, he has helped secure the release of many wrongfully convicted individuals. His own case, People v. Hamilton, was the first New York state appellate decision to establish that convicted defendants with a plausible claim of innocence are entitled to a hearing on the merits, notwithstanding procedural bars.
- Jeffrey Maddrey, Brooklyn Police Assistant Chief
- Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey is the Commanding Officer of the Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, in Brooklyn, New York. He is overseeing efforts to implement local community policing in North Brooklyn, a program which includes assigning dedicated officers to small segments of the community to develop closer relationships and communication with community residents.
- Victor Seltzer
- Victor Seltzer is the CEO of Making Kids Win, a non-profit organization founded by Mr. Williams that aims to develop neighborhood community centers to provide a judgment-free and safe zone where neighborhood children can engage with their peers through academics, sports, and the arts during the "gray part" of the day--after school ends and before a parent gets home.
The discussion will be moderated by Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich.
1 hour free CLE
This event is free and open to the public. Registrations are required in order to attend. Register Here. Charitable donations will be accepted, with funds to be used for scholarships for law students pursuing juvenile justice or social justice work. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Criminal Justice Center and ACLU of Ohio.
Join us on Friday, November 2 at 4:30pm for a Live Skype Chat from Washington, DC, special appearance by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and C|M|LAW Professor Emerita Jane Picker.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association invite you to a free screening of the documentary:
HERO. ICON. DISSENTER.
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
RUTH BADER GINSBURG
Friday, November 2, 2018
4:30 p.m. - Live Skype Chat with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Professor Emerita Jane Picker, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
5:00 p.m. - RBG Film Screening
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at CSU
1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Please email email@example.com if you are planning to attend.
Famed First Amendment advocate Mary Beth Tinker to present in Cleveland Friday, November 9. “Black armband” war-protester student of the 1960s will be featured speaker at Education Law Association’s 64th Annual Conference special event at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
As we near the 50th anniversary of that famous First Amendment ruling,you will have a chance to hear Mary Beth Tinker in person at a special session starting at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Moot Court Room, 1801 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland. Following Tinker's presentation, she will participate in a panel discussion to include an attorney & First Amendment scholar, and a public school administrator to shed light on the legal and practical implications of actions by students and schools.
The event is open to the public at no charge and will be followed by a silent auction and reception, and donations to ELA (a 501-c-3) are greatly appreciated. Ohio attorneys will receive 2.25 CLE credits.
For more information on attending the entire conference (CLE credits are available in many states), which will otherwise be held at the Marriott at Key Center, I invite you to visit our website at educationlaw.org.
Sponsors include Thompson & Horton, LLP of Houston, the Ohio ACLU, and The City Club of Cleveland
Special Guest: Professor Alexandra Natapoff, UC Irvine School of Law
LANDMARK CASES FROM NORTHEAST OHIO THAT HELPED SHAPE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
ALL DAY CLE | LEARN LAW, LIVE JUSTICE: FROM CLEVELAND TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
This all-day continuing education session will focus on United States Supreme Court cases and ties to Northeast Ohio and, in some cases, to the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Speakers will discuss the history of the cases and how these landmark rulings are relevant to and significantly impact today’s practice of law. We will have 4 interactive sessions totaling 6.25 hours of education (pending approval), interspersed with brief breaks:
Mapp v. Ohio and Terry v. Ohio
Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty
Moore v. East Cleveland
Cleveland Board of Education v. LeFleur
Organizers and Moderators:
- Kevin M. Butler | Attorney, Law Offices of Kevin M. Butler
Law Director, City of Lakewood, Ohio and Law Director, City of Brooklyn, Ohio
- Kenneth J. Kowalski | Clinical Professor and Director, Employment Law Clinic
- Stacey L. McKinley | Director, Gift Planning, Cleveland Clinic Philanthropy Institute and Adjunct Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
- Milena Sterio | Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment Professor of Law
- Sean C. Gallagher | Judge, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District
- Henry Hilow | Partner, McGinty Hilow & Spellacy Co LPA
- Kenneth J. Kowalski | Clinical Professor and Director, Employment Law Clinic
- Robert Meader | Commander, Columbus Police Department
- John W. Monroe | Attorney, Mansour Gavin LLP
- Jo Carol Nesset-Sale | Mediator and Attorney, Mediation and Law Office of Jo Carol Nesset-Sale
- Jane M. Picker | Professor Emerita, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
- Robert Tobik | Attorney at Law
- Alan Weinstein | Professor of Law & Urban Studies and Director, Law & Public Policy Program, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law/Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
- Jonathan Witmer-Rich | Joseph C. Hostetler—Baker Hostetler Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
6.25 CLE Credits - Full Day (pending approval)
3.0 CLE Credits - Half Day (pending approval)
- Full Day Admission: $160 (6.25 credit hours)
- Half Day Admission: $90 (3.0 credit hours)
- Registration begins at 8:00 am
- Session begins promptly at 8:30 am
Sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association