CLE Programs

Criminal Justice Forum: January 6, Domestic Terrorism and Illiberalism in America

CLE credit: 
1 free hour pending
Weight: 
-10
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Special Guest: David H. Schanzer, Professor of the Practice at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.

This lecture will trace the origins of the political movement that expressed itself violently at the Capitol Riot on January 6, 2021, the schisms in modern American society resulting in the current domestic terrorism threat, and strategies for preventing future violence from this movement. 

 

David Schanzer is a Professor of the Practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University. Before coming to Duke in 2005, Schanzer served as Minority Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Legislative Director for Senator Jean Carnahan, Special Counsel for the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, and Counsel to Senators Joe Biden, Jr. and William S. Cohen. He previously served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, law clerk to the Honorable Norma Shapiro (E.D. Pa.) and law clerk in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. Schanzer is a graduate of Harvard College (1985) and Harvard Law School (1989). 

The cost of the program is FREE, but registration is requested.

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum

Faculty Spotlight Series

CLE credit: 
1.0 credit hours pending
Weight: 
-10

IMPLICIT BIAS, DEHUMANIZATION AND RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Featured speaker: 

professor Reginald OH

Professor of Law


Presented in conjunction with the Racial Justice Community Conversation Work Group 

 

Attendees will learn more about the racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system and how those disparities were created and remain today.

Reginald Oh brings to the law school nine years of teaching experience and a lengthy roster of publications and presentations in this country and abroad. Professor Oh is a prolific scholar whose work is most often a careful examination of distributive justice, including the ways in which justice succeeds or fails when gender and race are involved.

History, politics, linguistic analysis, and race and gender studies inform articles such as "Interracial Marriage in the Shadows of Jim Crow: Racial Segregation as Racial and Gender Subordination" in the University of California Davis Law Review (2006) and "Discrimination and Distrust: A Critical Linguistic Analysis of the Discrimination Concept" in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (2005). "Regulating White Desire," which examines the gendered nature of racial segregation, was published in the Wisconsin Law Review in 2007. "Fear of a Multiracial Planet: Loving’s Children and the Genocide of the White Race" was published in the Fordham Law Review in 2018.

At Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Oh teaches Civil Procedure, a Constitutional Law Seminar on the Fourteenth Amendment, and a seminar on Legal Issues in Education. Professor Oh is also a widely sought and widely traveled lecturer; in a two-year span he spoke at more than 30 national and international conferences. In July 2007, he presented "Race, Racism and Belonging" at the International Congress for Law and Mental Health in Padua, Italy; in March 2007 he lectured on "Reading Brown through Loving: Racial Segregation and the Promotion of White Supremacy" at the University of Iowa College of Law, and "Racial Segregation and the Thirteenth Amendment" at the Tenth Annual Conference for the Association of the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities at Georgetown University.

 

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Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Short title: 
Faculty Spotlight Series

Journal of Law & Health/Global Business Law Review Symposium

Weight: 
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The C|M|LAW Journal of Law and Health and the Global Business Law Review are pleased to cohost their spring Symposiums.

The C|M|LAW Journal of Law and Health Symposium:

"Digital Health & Technology"

Keynote Speaker

Professor I. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School
 

Professor Cohen is a leading expert in digital health & technology, bioethics and law and health. His current research is focused on artificial intelligence, medical tourism, and digital health including artificial intelligence, mobile health, and reproductive technology. 

 

 

More Details TBA

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Journal of Law & Health/Global Business Law Review Symposium

Faculty Spotlight Series

CLE credit: 
1.0 credit hours pending
Weight: 
-10

Intellectual property law issues in non-fungible tokens (nfts)

Featured speaker: 

professor Christa J. laser

Assistant Professor of Law, Intellectual Property & Innovation


Attendees will learn more about how copyright, patent, and trademark law intersect with issues of minting and selling the hottest new blockchain asset, non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Professor Christa Laser comes to Cleveland-Marshall after nearly a decade of practice experience as an intellectual property litigator at the law firms WilmerHale and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has deep expertise in patents, trademarks, copyrights, false advertising, pharmaceutical litigation and regulation, and technology law. She has represented leading life sciences and technology companies in all stages of trial and appellate matters and consulted on legislative changes to intellectual property laws.

Professor Laser's research focuses on intellectual property and innovation. Her patent law scholarship has been cited by numerous scholars, by judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her research envisions an intellectual property system that supports innovation, investment, and competition across all technology areas. Prior to law school, she worked as a scientific researcher, where her work studying protein dynamics of photosynthesis using genetically modified bacteria and laser spectroscopy was published in the prestigious journal Science.

Prof. Laser has a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School (World Champion, International & North American Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition; Research Assistant, Professor Lawrence Cunningham; Notes Editor, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal); and a B.S. from Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College (Beckman Scholar; Biochemistry Award).

 

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Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Faculty Spotlight Series

Criminal Justice Forum: January 6, Domestic Terrorism and Illiberalism in America

CLE credit: 
1.0 hours pending
Weight: 
-10

This lecture will trace the origins of the political movement that expressed itself violently at the Capitol Riot on January 6, 2021, the schisms in modern American society resulting in the current domestic terrorism threat, and strategies for preventing future violence from this movement.

Speaker:
David H. Schanzer

David H. Schanzer is a Professor of the Practice at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. In these capacities, he teaches courses, conducts research, and writes about national security issues, with a focus on domestic terrorism, counterterrorism, Middle East policy, and the intersection of technology and security. 

Schanzer is a frequent commentator on domestic and national security issues. He is the author of over 60 op-ed columns and has appeared on international, national, and local television and radio. Schanzer is currently a guest curator for the National Law Enforcement Museum and Memorial’s exhibit commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11. He created two free on-line courses – Understanding 9/11 and Responding to 9/11 – on the Coursera platform that have been used by approximately 20,000 people around the globe. 

Schanzer is the lead author of three National Institute of Justice funded studies: “Engaging Communities to Prevent Violent Extremism: A Review of the Obama Administration’s CVE Initiative,” (2019), “The Challenge and Promise of Using Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism” (2015) and “Anti-Terror Lessons of Muslim Americans” (2010). 

Prior to his academic appointment, Schanzer was the Democratic Staff Director for the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security from 2003-2005. He previously served as the legislative director for Senator Jean Carnahan (2001-2002), counsel to Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (1996-1998), and counsel to Senator William S. Cohen (1994-1996). His positions in the executive branch include Special Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Department of Defense (1998-2001) and Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice (1992-94). Schanzer was a clerk for United States District Judge Norma L. Shapiro and in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. 

Schanzer is a graduate of Harvard College, where he received a B.A. cum laude in Government in 1985 and the Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review from 1987-1989. 

 

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum

IP+ The National Non-IP IP Conference: Innovation Law, Intellectual Property, Emerging Tech, and Business

Weight: 
-10

The Cleveland State Law Review and C|M|LAW IPTA's First Annual Symposium, presented virtually at CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio 

Keynote speaker: 
Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the Federal Circuit 
 

Featuring panels on why innovation keeps general counsels up at night, how intellectual property and innovation law can respond to emerging tech like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and medical innovation, academics presenting new theories and proposed changes to innovation law, and financial experts on the valuation and market for innovation assets.

It will be an event you won't want to miss! 

Registration details coming soon.

 

 

AGENDA

Time Panel Name

9:30am - 9:45am

Introductions

9:45am - 10:30am

Intellectual Property Strategy, Monetization and Liquidity (0.75): an Update on how companies are analyzing, managing and leveraging their intellectual property.

Description: 

This session will start with an overview of the patent market including data on who is buying IP, who is selling IP, the size of the transactions and the price that companies can expect in any patent deal. Next, the panel will transition into a discussion of IP strategy and what companies are doing to manage and right-size portfolios, steps on how to ensure that the IP a company generates is strategic and cost-effective. Finally, the panel will discuss how litigation finance is a tool that can be used to monetize patent assets and how the litigation finance market has evolved over the last few years. 

10:30am- 11:45am

What Keeps General Counsels Up at Night? (1.25)

Description: 

The scope and responsibilities of the General Counsel have increased in importance during the past year, and GCs have more reasons than ever to be up at night—they are expected to assess and mitigate risk, ensure compliance with emerging regulatory regimes, and manage a budget while advancing the organization’s strategic objectives. Our esteemed panel of GCs from around the country will provide insight into significant areas of concern facing corporate law departments today on topics ranging from privacy and data security, legal risk across multiple jurisdictions, protection of intellectual property assets, and crisis management.

Moderated by Ari Sherwin - Senior Legal Counsel, The Sherwin-Williams Company

11:45am-1pm

Lunch & Keynote
  11:45am-12:10pm:
Lunch Break
 
12:10-12:15pm: 
Introduction of O’Malley by Lee Fisher
 

12:15-1:00pm:
Keynote: Judge O’Malley (0.75)

Description: Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley will discuss the relationship between intellectual property law and innovation, including how patents incentivize innovation and how international laws and policies affect competition between countries for innovative companies.

1pm-
1:15pm

BREAK

1:15pm-2:15pm

Emerging Tech (1.0)

Description: This panel will feature lawyers and industry leaders in emerging technology including blockchain, artificial intelligence, mRNA vaccines, and healthcare. The panel will discuss how changes in technology affect the law and how intellectual property law and society should adjust to address innovation.

2:15pm- 3:30pm

New Theories: Academic Panel (1.25)

Description: This panel will include academic experts in the fields of innovation and emerging technology including artificial technology, blockchain, and medical technology. Each academic expert will present research on a topic related to one of the included areas and discuss how their research will affect innovation and emerging technology in the future. 

3:30-4:30pm

Happy Networking and Pub Trivia

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
IP+ The National Non-IP IP Conference

Witness to History: Reflections on January 6, 2021 by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

CLE credit: 
1 hour
Weight: 
-10

Join us for this special Law Day program featuring U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown giving his reflections on the January 6th Capitol insurrection with moderator U.S. District Judge Benita Y. Pearson '95, Northern District of Ohio.

Law Day is held annually by the American Bar Association to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession.

 

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

A lifelong Ohioan, Senator Sherrod Brown has spent his career fighting for the Dignity of Work – the idea that hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of work you do.

He has held nearly 500 roundtables across Ohio, because he believes the best ideas don’t come out of Washington – they come from conversations with Ohioans. Senator Brown serves as Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Finance Committee, the Agriculture Committee, and is the longest serving Ohioan on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Sherrod was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio, where he earned his Eagle Scout award and spent summers working on his family’s farm. He is married to author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz. They live in Cleveland, Ohio, with their rescue dogs, Franklin and Walter, drive Jeeps made by union workers in Toledo, and have three daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren.

 

The Honorable Benita Y. Pearson '95

Judge Pearson was appointed to serve as United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio by President Barack Obama on December 27, 2010, making her the first African American female to serve as a United States District Judge in the State of Ohio. Prior to her appointment as District Judge, Judge Pearson served the Northern District of Ohio as a Magistrate Judge following her appointment on August 29, 2008.

Judge Pearson’s service as a judicial officer was preceded by an eight-year tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, where she distinguished herself while prosecuting several high-profile cases. She was also a litigator in private practice, and served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable John M. Manos.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Judge Pearson is a graduate of Hathaway Brown School, Georgetown University and Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1995), where she has served as an adjunct professor. She is a member of the C|M|LAW Hall of Fame.

Among her numerous professional and community activities, she is Past President and founding member of the Nathaniel R. Jones Inn of Court, and serves on committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and committees for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Co-Sponsors

Sherrod Brown U.S. Senator for Ohio
CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
The Nathaniel R. Jones American Inn of Court
The Willian K. Thomas American Inn of Court
The Morrison R. Waite American Inn of Court
The Judge John M. Manos American Inn of Court
The Charles F. Scanlon and Judge Samuel H. Bell American Inn of Court
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
University of Dayton School of Law
University of Toledo College of Law
Capital University Law School
Ohio Northern Pettit College of Law
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
University of Cincinnati College of Law

 

Location: 
Zoom Webinar
Event date: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Witness to History with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Faculty Spotlight Series

CLE credit: 
1.0 credit hours pending
Weight: 
-10

Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Sex Stereotyping: The Road Not Taken

Featured speaker: 

Professor Matthew Green

Alan Miles Ruben and Judge Betty Willis Ruben Professor of Law


In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, 140 S.Ct. 1731 (2020) the U.S. Supreme Court held that an employer that fires individuals “simply for being” gay or transgender violates Title VII’s proscriptions against discrimination because of sex. The holding was decades in the making. Beginning in the early 1970s, courts began to consider whether Title VII reached claims alleging sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Early courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency that administers Title VII, determined that such claims were beyond the reach of the statute. That position slowly began to change over the ensuing decades, which commentators have attributed, among other things, to evolving interpretations of what Title VII means by forbidding employers “to discriminate against any individual . . . because of such individual's . . . sex” (42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a)(1)). In that regard, in 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U.S. 228 (1989), held that employers violate Title VII when they engage in prescriptive stereotyping by insisting or requiring that their employees match gender norms associated with their sex. Every federal circuit court that has addressed the issue has agreed that an individual may rely on gender-stereotyping evidence to show that discrimination occurred “because of . . . sex.” E.E.O.C. v. Boh Bros. Construction Co., L.L.C., 731 F.3d 444, 454 (5th Cir. 2013) (en banc).

However, ignoring the ways in which sexual orientation/gender identity discrimination is grounded in sex stereotypes, numerous judges pre-Bostock opined that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status was distinct from discrimination on the basis of sex stereotypes. Although the Bostock majority did not rest its holding squarely on sex stereotyping, it nevertheless continued to sanction that evidentiary route to show discrimination was because of sex. The presentation examines judicial treatment of sex stereotyping claims pre-Bostock, particularly as it pertains to LGBTQ+ individuals, and how that decision clarifies a confusing legal landscape.


Matthew W. Green Jr. is the Alan Miles Ruben and Judge Betty Willis Ruben Associate Professor of Law. He teaches first-year contracts and in the area of employment law with an emphasis on disability and LGBTQ+ discrimination. Professor Green also developed and teaches a seminar focusing on sexual orientation and gender identity workplace discrimination. His published work has appeared in the University of Kansas Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, the Journal of Gender Race and Justice, and the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal. Professor Green also authored a chapter for e-Langdell Press on the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity employment discrimination, and he has testified before the Ohio House of Representatives in support of the Ohio Fairness Act, which would amend and modernize the Ohio Civil Rights Act to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. 

Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Green practiced general civil litigation in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, magna cum laude; and his B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park. After law school, Professor Green clerked on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland for the Hon. Deborah K. Chasanow and on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for the Hon. Eric L. Clay.

 

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Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Short title: 
Faculty Spotlight Series

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