Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) will host “Corruption in the 2016 Election?,” Friday, November 6 at 12 p.m. in the school’s Faculty Conference Room. The lecture, co-sponsored by the Education Fund of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Bay Village Chapter of the LWVGC, will be presented by Zephyr Teachout, professor at Fordham University and chief executive officer and board chair for the US-based anti-corruption nonprofit Mayday PAC.
Teachout will speak on the history of corruption in the United States from its founding to the present day and will examine the various issues surrounding corruption from their constitutional origins through the Citizens United ruling, and expose the sources of power behind it.
Teachout is the author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizen’s United (Harvard University Press 2014). In addition to serving as associate professor of law at Fordham University, she was the first national director of the Sunlight Foundation. In July 2015, she was appointed chair and CEO of Mayday PAC, a crowd-funded non-partisan Super PAC promoting campaign finance reform. Teachout is a graduate of Yale University and received her law degree and M.A. in political science from Duke University
The program is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit.