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Legal Writing Visiting Scholar - Professor Sherri Keene

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1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Sherri Lee Keene had been a member of the full-time faculty at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law since 2008. She serves currently as a Law School Associate Professor and as the Director of the Legal Writing Program. Prof. Keene was a Visiting Associate Professor of Legal Practice at Georgetown University Law Center from 2017 to 2018 and served as an adjunct legal writing professor at the George Washington University School of Law prior to joining Maryland’s faculty. Prof. Keene is an active member of the national legal writing professor community, and she currently serves as an associate editor for the peer review journal, Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. She has also served as a planning chair for national and regional legal writing conferences.

Immediately prior to joining the University of Maryland faculty, Prof. Keene litigated appeals and motions in the Fourth Circuit and District of Maryland courts as a staff attorney for the Federal Public Defender's Office. Ms. Keene also worked as an associate for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York City, and worked as a civil trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. Immediately upon completing law school, Prof. Keene clerked for the Honorable James T. Giles of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Prof. Keene writes in the areas of legal advocacy, criminal law, and law school reform. Her particular interests are at the intersection of criminal law and social science, and she considers the relationship between how people process information and their perceptions of observed events. She further considers how seemingly neutral legal structures can mask biased thinking, rather than afford opportunities for them to be addressed in the courtroom. Her articles include “Stories That Swim Upstream: Uncovering the Influence of Stereotypes and Stock Stories in Fourth Amendment Reasonable Suspicion Analysis” and “Standing in the Judge’s Shoes: Exploring Techniques to Help Legal Writers More Fully Address the Needs of Their Audience.”

Prof. Keene received her law degree from New York University School of Law which she attended as a Root-Tilden Scholar. She graduated summa cum laude from Spelman College with a B.A. in Sociology.

Event date: 
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Legal Writing Visiting Scholar - Professor Sherri Keene

Constitutional Lawyering in the Age of Trump

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1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Novel constitutional issues have emerged in the first two years of Donald Trump's presidency, implicating issues as diverse as private paramilitary violence, immigration, and the protection of sensitive voter information in the digital age. In response, creative legal challenges have put before state and federal courts across the country new questions about where constitutional protections begin and end. 

Joshua Geltzer, Executive Director and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, will discuss constitutional lawyering in the age of Trump, including the Institute's efforts to use the power of the courts to defend key constitutional rights.

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1.0 hours CLE credit
Event date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Constitutional Lawyering in the Age of Trump

Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Night

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1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

**THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO UNIVERSITY CLOSURE FOR EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

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The three Cleveland-Marshall College of Law teams that are competing in the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition will present oral arguments. The problem is based on the current controversy surrounding National Football League (NFL) players kneeling during the National Anthem. In the problem, a player is fined by the NFL after he refused to stand for the National Anthem. The failure to stand violated the League’s policy that prohibited players from kneeling during the National Anthem. The player and the National Football Players’ Association challenge the validity of the policy based upon the protections provided by the First Amendment. The NFL countered that the First Amendment does not protect the act of kneeling during the Anthem. The League also argued that it could restrict First Amendment rights to minimize disruption and preserve revenue.

The Distinguished Judges:

Honorable Anita Laster Mays

Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals 

Honorable David A. Ruiz

United States Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Ohio

Honorable William F. B. Vodrey

Magistrate of Cleveland Municipal Court

Attendence is free of charge and open to the public.

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*Previously the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Night

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Night

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