Great Stories program - must register in advance. Please contact Prof. Artthur Landever, 216-687-2331.
Exploring International Energy Law and Policy: Emerging Issues in Finance and the Global Economy
4th Annual Symposium of The Global Business Law Review. Attendees will learn about emerging issues in international energy law and policy by gaining a greater understanding of these issue including an analysis of corruption in the petroleum sector, a historical analysis of the global legal efforts to address climate change in an energy context, and a comparative analysis of the impacts to different economies and foreign finance structures as a result of increasing energy demand.
Registration begins at 12:00 pm in the Atrium.
Owen L. Anderson
"Corruption in the Petroleum Sector: Corporate Compliance and Due Diligence"
Owen L. Anderson is the Eugene Kuntz Chair in Law in Oil, Gas & Natural Resources, the George Lynn Cross Research Professor, and Director of the John B. Turner LL.M. Program in Energy, Natural Resources & Indigenous Peoples Law at The University of Oklahoma College of Law. He has extensive experience in the areas of oil and gas law and has authored over 100 articles, co-authored several books and treatises, and has taught at numerous universities and venues worldwide.
James E. Hickey, Jr.
"Climate Change in an Energy Context: Global Legal Efforts in Light of Increasing Energy Demand"
James E. Hickey, Jr. is Professor of Law and former Director of International Programs at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where he teaches energy and international law courses. He has practiced energy and international law with two Washington D.C. law firms and is past Chair of the ABA Special Committee on Electric Industry Restructuring. Hickey Jr. has authored and co-authored four books and over 60 publications. He holds a Ph.D. in International Law from Cambridge University and has visited and taught at numerous universities around the world.
Michael J.T. McMillen
"Evolution of Variance and Purification Concepts in Modern Islamic Finance: The Dow Jones Fatwa and Sequelae"
Michael J.T. McMillen is an award winning authority on Islamic finance and project finance. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a partner of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. Many of his transactions are the first of their kind in jurisdictions worldwide. McMillen has extensive experience speaking and publishing works throughout the world on Islamic finance and project and infrastructure finance.
Andrew R. Thomas
"American Energy Policy and the Advent of the Rustbelt"
Andrew R. Thomas is an Executive-in-Residence with the Energy Policy Center in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, where he researches energy law and policy, and teaches courses at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. His current areas of research are in shale development, electricity markets, distributed generation and the energy/water nexus. Thomas has over 30 years of experience in the field of energy as a geophysicist and as a lawyer.
CMLAA-CLE seminar - Social Media, Cell Phones, iPads & Privacy
For information contact the C|M Law Alumni Association, 216-687-2368
CMLAA-CLE seminar - Trial Techniques
For information contact the C|M Alumni Association, 216-687-2368.
CMLAA-CLE program - HB 86: Legislative Issues in Criminal Law
For information contact the C|M Alumni Association, 216-687-2368.
Norman Minor Bar Association program - Voting Rights, Educaiton and Criminal Justice. For information call (216) 245-7703. Registration is required for this program.
The C|M|LAW Trial Team will demonstrate a product-liability lawsuit during the seminar.
In this seminar, two distinguished judges and a distinguished civil attorney will offer detailed advice on the finer points of trial advocacy. Topics addressed will include the following:
- the best way to commence a trial argument?
- the most important considerations when choosing the "theme" of a case?
- the best approaches to handling objections?
- the best approaches to handling questions from the bench?
- goals a lawyer should be pursuing during the rebuttal phase of a closing argumenent?
- the best way to express a dissagreement with the judge?
- the best way to cross examine a witness who has recently lost a spouse or loved one?
Honorable Judge Brendan Sheehan, J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, has served since 2009 as a Judge in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
Honorable Christopher Boyko, J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, is a Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Steve Walters, J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, serves as the Managing Partner of Reminger Co., L.P.A.
A reception will follow the demonstration.
The Fair Labor Standards Act at 75: Why Congress’ stated policy of eliminating substandard labor conditions remains as necessary today as it was in 1938
This lecture will explore the history of the Fair Labor Standards Act, its basic enforcement mechanisms, and the heightened importance of the law in the current U.S. economic climate. The lecture will also address potential threats to its continued viability.
Jason R. Bristol is an advocate for working people. Law and Politics Magazine has described him as a “Rising Star” in plaintiffs’ employment litigation. Handling class and collective actions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws, he has recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages and overtime compensation for workers across the United States. His cases have received coverage in the Wall Street Journal and in broadcasts ranging from America’s Workforce Radio to Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life. He lectures widely and publishes articles on employment-related issues, and is as an Adjunct Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches courses on the Fair Labor Standards Act and appellate advocacy. He is active in civic affairs and politics and sits on the boards of various organizations.
C|M|LAW and the C|M|LAW Student Public Interest Law Organization present
James J. Sandman, President Legal Services Corporation
James J. Sandman is president of the U.S. Legal Services Corporation, a federally chartered corporation charged with disbursing federal funds to support legal services to the poor. The LSC is the largest U.S. provider of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. Mr. Sandman, drawing on thirty-five years of experience and a peerless career of devotion to poverty legal services, will discuss the public interest as a legal calling and current challenges and issues in legal services for the poor.
Mr. Sandman is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College and received his law degree cum laude from University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Review. James J. Sandman is president of the U.S. Legal Services Corporation. Mr. Sandman was general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools from 2007 to 2011, president of the District of Columbia Bar from 2006-2007, and in a variety of leadership roles within the District of Columbia Bar and in other organizations he has established a long track record of innovation and success in the provision of pro bono legal services. He was an attorney at Arnold & Porter LLP from 1977 to 2007 and served as the firm's managing partner from 1995 to 2005.
Mr. Sandman is a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission’s District of Columbia State Advisory Committee. He also is vice chairman of the Washington Performing Arts Society and on the boards of the Meyer Foundation and the Women’s Bar Association Foundation. He previously served on the boards of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia, the International Senior Lawyers Project, the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education, Wilkes University, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Whitman-Walker Clinic. He also has served on the scholarship selection committee of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.There will be a Complimentary light lunch served at 12:30 p.m.