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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

10th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

CLE credit: 
4.0 credit hours
Weight: 
0

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's Entertainment and Sports Law Association will host its 10th Annual Entertainments and Sports Law Symposium on both April 13 and April 15, 2021. We will discuss emerging issues and developments in the fields of entertainment and sports law with attorneys and other industry professionals from around the country.

AGENDA

Tuesday, April 13:

Panel One: 6:00 - 7:15 pm - Entertainment Law Today: A Snapshot of the Industry

Panel Two: 7:15 - 8:15 pm - The Role of In-House Counsel in Professional Sports

 

Day One Registration:

Attorney Registration $25 - Day One 

 

Students register here for free - Day One

 

Thursday, April 15

Panel One: 6:00 - 7:15 pm - Navigating Sports in a Post-Covid World

Panel Two: 7:15 - 8:15 pm - Recent Legal Developments in Sports Betting

 

Day Two Registration:

Attorney Registration $25 - Day Two

 

Students register here for free - Day Two

 

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Angelin Chang - Professor of Music and Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
 
Paul Farberman - President, Paul Farberman Entertainment

John Kellog - Program Director, Master of Arts in Music Business, Berklee Online

Peter Strand - Partner, Mendell Menkes LLC and Chair for the Forum on Entertainment and Sports, American Bar Association

Peter Carfagna - Founder, Magis LLC and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Aaron Caputo - Executive Director, Legal & Client Services, The Superlative Group, Inc.

Lisa Levine - General Counsel, National Women's Soccer League

Ted Tywang - Vice President and General Counsel, Haslam Sports Group

Marissa Meli - Associate General Counsel, Green Bay Packers

John Fanta - College Sports Broadcaster, FOX Sports

Jason Hillman - Basketball Chief of Staff & Team Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers

Rick Buchanan - General Counsel, National Basketball Association

Doriyon Glass - Attorney, Jackson Lewis

Jim Kahler - Executive Director, Sports Gambling Education, Ohio University

Chris Harrington - Associate General Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers

Benjamin Chojnacki - Partner, Walter Haverfield

Event Flyer


 

Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm
Short title: 
10th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

10th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

CLE credit: 
4.0 credit hours
Weight: 
-10

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's Entertainment and Sports Law Association will host its 10th Annual Entertainments and Sports Law Symposium on both April 13 and April 15, 2021. We will discuss emerging issues and developments in the fields of entertainment and sports law with attorneys and other industry professionals from around the country.

AGENDA

Tuesday, April 13:

Panel One: 6:00 - 7:15 pm - Entertainment Law Today: A Snapshot of the Industry

Panel Two: 7:15 - 8:15 pm - The Role of In-House Counsel in Professional Sports

 

Day One Registration:

Attorney Registration $25 - Day One 

 

Students register here for free - Day One

 

Thursday, April 15

Panel One: 6:00 - 7:15 pm - Navigating Sports in a Post-Covid World

Panel Two: 7:15 - 8:15 pm - Recent Legal Developments in Sports Betting

 

Day Two Registration:

Attorney Registration $25 - Day Two

 

Students register here for free - Day Two

 

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Angelin Chang - Professor of Music and Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Paul Farberman - President, Paul Farberman Entertainment

John Kellog - Program Director, Master of Arts in Music Business, Berklee Online

Peter Strand - Partner, Mendell Menkes LLC and Chair for the Forum on Entertainment and Sports, American Bar Association

Peter Carfagna - Founder, Magis LLC and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Aaron Caputo - Executive Director, Legal & Client Services, The Superlative Group, Inc.

Lisa Levine - General Counsel, National Women's Soccer League

Ted Tywang - Vice President and General Counsel, Haslam Sports Group

Marissa Meli - Associate General Counsel, Green Bay Packers

John Fanta - College Sports Broadcaster, FOX Sports

Jason Hillman - Basketball Chief of Staff & Team Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers

Rick Buchanan - General Counsel, National Basketball Association

Doriyon Glass - Attorney, Jackson Lewis

Jim Kahler - Executive Director, Sports Gambling Education, Ohio University

Chris Harrington - Associate General Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers

Benjamin Chojnacki - Partner, Walter Haverfield

 

Event Flyer


 

Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm
Short title: 
10th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

Faculty Spotlight Series

CLE credit: 
1.0 credit hours
Weight: 
-10

FEATURED SPEAKER: 
Professor Mark Sundahl
Director, Global Space Law Center

Contracting with nasa: how to take advantage of nasa's public/private partnerships & counsel your clients

NASA is a world leader in creating a variety of opportunities for the participation of private companies to further NASA missions and support the development of the aerospace industry. From traditional federal acquisition processes, to the more flexible Space Act Agreements and the licensing of NASA techologies, NASA offers a variety of partnership opportunities. Which approach you take is the question that will be addressed in this fascinating CLE program about the private space industry.

 

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Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Short title: 
Faculty Spotlight Series

Criminal Justice Forum - Policing and 'Bluelining'

CLE credit: 
1.0 hours pending
Weight: 
-10
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Professor Aya Gruber, University of Colorado Law School

Prof. Gruber will explore the increasingly popular claim that racialized brutality is not a malfunction of policing, but its function. Or, as Paul Butler counsels, “Don’t get it twisted—the criminal justice system ain’t broke. It’s working just the way it’s supposed to.” This claim contradicts the conventional narrative, which remains largely accepted, that the police exist to vindicate the community’s interest in solving, reducing, and preventing crime. A perusal of the history of organized policing in the United States, however, reveals that it was never mainly about interdicting crime. From its inception in the late 1800s, organized policing served the social, political, and economic priorities of empowered groups, from supporting Southern agrarian capitalist interests by imposing de facto slavery on emancipated Blacks to bolstering Northern industrialization by oppressing immigrant laborers. Thereafter, police forces grew in response, not to spikes in garden-variety crimes, but to political campaigns and cultural anxieties. And today, it remains contested whether current policing practices—especially street policing—function to alleviate, rather than exacerbate, crime problems.

While policing’s crime-reduction success is questionable, one obvious tremendous success has been its control of race, space, and place. Police draw blue lines around Black neighborhoods—just as banks drew their red lines—designating them as high-risk, pathological spaces. Police use aggressive stop and frisks, intense surveillance, and military-style home raids to keep the people in their spatial and social place. Brutality is the business of policing, reinforced in recruitment, training, and practice. Prof. Gruber will conclude that because racialized brutality is integral to policing, reformers should not primarily focus on incarcerating specific bad cops who draw headlines. The “bad apple” narrative casts racist violence as individual and deviant rather than institutional and structural and undermines the current promising, if glacial, movement toward dismantling policing as we know it.

 

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Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum - Policing and 'Bluelining'

Health Law Conference: Medical/Legal Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

CLE credit: 
4.0 credit hours
Weight: 
-10

Registration cost for CLE credit: $100
Registration cost for no CLE: $25
Students may register for free here

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This Conference will explore the medical/legal lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, including: 

  • The medical and legal impact of the pandemic on health care disparities
  • The ethical, privacy and human resources issues that have arisen due to the pandemic
  •  Health care fraud that occurred during the pandemic
  • The increased use of telehealth during the pandemic and the medical and legal consequences of such use
  • The impact of the pandemic on health care innovation

Agenda:

9:45 a.m - 10:00 a.m.—Introductions

Lee Fisher, Esq, Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Clinton Forrest Faison, M.D., Sc.D. (hon), FAAP
Senior Vice President, Research and Innovation, Chief, Health Strategy, Cleveland State University

Kim F. Bixenstine, Esq, Conference Chair and Leader-In Residence, Health Law & Policy, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Gwendolyn Majette, J.D., LL.M., Associate Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Conference Faculty Co-Chair

Christa Laser, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Conference Faculty Co-Chair

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.—"Health Care Disparities and the Pandemic” Panel Discussion

Gwendolyn Majette, J.D., LL.M., Associate Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Greg Hall, M.D., President, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Collen Cotter, Esq., Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

James Misak, M.D., Medical Director, MetroHealth System’s Institute for H.O.P.E. (Health, Opportunity, Partnership and Empowerment)

 Moderator: Shannon Jerse, Esq., General Counsel, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

11:00 a.m.—11:50 a.m.—“Ethical, Privacy and Human Resources Issues Relating to the Pandemic” Panel Discussion

Ann-Marie Ahern, Esq., Principal, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman, Co., LPA

 Elizabeth Hammack, Esq., Associate General Counsel, University Hospitals

Joshua Crites, Ph.D., Regional Bioethicist, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Lecturer, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Moderator: Kim F. Bixenstine, Esq., Co-Owner, Bixenstine Resolutions LLC and Leader-in -Residence, Health Law & Policy, CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.-- Keynote Address and Q & A: ”Healthcare Fraud During the Pandemic”

Gregg Shapiro, Esq., Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts, and Special Counsel to the Special Inspector General for the Pandemic Recovery

1:20 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.—"Telehealth and The Pandemic” Panel Discussion

Kristin Madison, J.D. and Ph.D., Professor of Law and Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs , Northeastern University

Brian Zack, M.D., Medical Director for University Hospitals Telehealth Services

Sean McGlone, Esq., Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Ohio Hospital Association

Stephanie Switzer, Esq., Senior Counsel, Cleveland Clinic Law Department

Moderator: Stephen G. Sozio, Esq., Partner and Co-Leader of National Health Care Practice, Jones Day, and Adjunct Prof. , Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.—“Innovation and the Pandemic” Panel Discussion

Sapna Kumar, J.D., Law Foundation Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

Jorge Contreras, J.D., Presidential Scholar and Professor of Law, University of Utah

Robert Salata, M.D., Professor of Medicine, International Health and Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Chair, Dept. of Medicine, University Hospitals

Moderator: Christa Laser, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

 

Program Agenda

 

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Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 9:45am to 3:10pm
Short title: 
Health Law Conference: Medical/Legal Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

Faculty Spotlight Series

CLE credit: 
1.0 credit hours
Weight: 
-10
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Featured speaker: 

Professor Milena Sterio
The Charles R. Emrick Jr. - Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law

U.S. Government Sanctions Against the International Criminal Court: International and Constitutional Law Issues

In June 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order, declaring that the International Criminal Court is a national security threat to the United States, and authorizing the Secretary of State to impose sanctions and stiff civil and criminal penalties against ICC officials, as well as against those who provide assistance and services to the Court. In September 2020, then-Secretary of State Pompeo designated the ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and another top-level Court official, for sanctions. The sanctions regime is unprecedented, as it exposes U.S.-based academics and other experts to sanctions, as well as civil and criminal penalties, if they engage in academic or advocacy work which can be construed as assisting the Court. This lecture will address various international as well as constitutional law issues (First and Fifth Amendment issues) raised by the sanctions regime. Professor Sterio will also focus on two different lawsuits pending against the U.S. government in federal court, whereby plaintiffs have sought to invalidate the Executive Order on constitutional grounds. 

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Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Short title: 
Faculty Spotlight Series

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