CLE Programs

Global Business Law Review Symposium

CLE credit: 
2.5 hours

Human rights are both inherent and universal, and states and non-state actors may not derogate from binding norms which protect human rights. Internationally recognized and protected human rights may be affected positively, negatively, directly, or indirectly through the practices of a business - either through the relationship of a business entity with the individual, or through relationships among different businesses. Our symposium seeks to explore the important relationship between business practices and human rights through a critical lens which will examine the legal framework for the roles and responsibilities of businesses in regard to human rights. Discussions featuring human rights law professors and attorneys focused on cross-border transactions will center around the global regulations and accountability for businesses in their effect on the protection, or lack of protection, of human rights.


Prof. Jernej Letnar Cernic, Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development, and University Institute of European Studies

Betsy Popken, Orrick

 Nadia Bernaz, Wageningen University (Netherlands)

Alysson Ford Ouoba, American University Washington College of Law

 Jelena Aparac, United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries

 Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

 Sanjiv Kapur, Jones Day

 Jon Yormick, Flannery | Georgalis

 Emily Mikes, Flannery | Georgalis


Registration cost is $50.00 for those seeking CLE credit.


Students and those not seeking credit may register for free.



Program Materials

Symposium Agenda

Event date: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:00am to 2:15pm
Short title: 
Global Business Law Review Symposium

Criminal Justice Forum: How Policing Reinforces Racial Segregation in the 21st Century

CLE credit: 
1.0 credit hours
Speakers/Special Guests: 


Featured Guest: Prof. Monica Bell, Yale University

Monica Bell is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University. Her areas of expertise include criminal justice, welfare law, housing, race and the law, qualitative research methods, and law and sociology.

How Policing Reinforces Racial Segregation in the 21st Century

Technocratic debates about police reform typically take a narrow view of the multiple, complex roles that policing plays in American society, focusing primarily on police involvement in systems of crime control. Yet, we know that policing plays many roles in society other than fighting crime. This project focuses on how routine practices of policing maintain racial residential segregation, one of the central mechanisms of American racial inequality. It illustrates six ways that American policing perpetuates residential segregation, drawing from qualitative research in several American cities. Finally, the project engages a fundamental question that emerges in the context of racial justice movements today: Is an anti-segregation approach to policing possible in a society that is structured through race?



Program materials

Anti-Segregation Policing by Monica Bell

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum

Oil and Gas Unitization Law and Policy

CLE credit: 
3.0 hours pending


Greg Russell, Vorys, Sater
Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 
Cory Haydocy, Ohio Oil and Gas Commission 
Pat Martin, Louisiana State University Law
Keith Hall, Louisiana State University Law
Daniel Martin, Assistant Attorney General, State of Ohio

As a result of shale development, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Oil and Gas Resources, is facing a number of circumstances that are new to Ohio, and many laws and ODNR policies may still be still developing. This CLE event will feature Ohio and national experts to provide insight into best practices for oil and gas unitization to the Ohio oil and gas legal and regulatory community. 

Registration $75 (seeking CLE credit) and $25 (non-CLE credit). Register here.


2:00 – 2:10 Introduction and Welcome. CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Speakers: Deans of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Levin College of Urban Affairs, Chairman of the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission.

2:10 – 4:00 Ohio Unitization Law. Panelists: Greg Russell, Partner and Energy Group Leader, Vorys Sater law firm; Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, Professor of Law and Environmental Studies, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Levin College of Urban Affairs; Cory Haydocy, Director, Ohio Oil and Gas Commission; Daniel Martin, Assistant Attorney General, State of Ohio.

2:10-2:40 Basics of Unitization Law and Procedure - Greg Russell

  • Why is unitization law needed?
  • When and how can properties be unitized?
  • What is the procedure? 
  • Oil and Gas Division Jurisdiction – how and when can disputed leases be part of an ODNR Oil and Gas Division order?
  • When does ODNR get involved. and what level of ODNR review? When not?
  • How are units shaped? 
  • Statutory Unitization law and procedure

2:40-3:05 Landowner Perspectives on Unitization - Heidi Gorovitz Robertson

  • Landowner rights under Unitization Agreements
  • Current practices on Penalty/Interest for Statutorily Unitized Land Owners
  • Takings defenses. 
  • Statutory Unitization of Held By Production Properties – can this be done?
  • Status of Ohio litigation on no-forced pooling lease provisions. 

3:05-3:30 Appeals Process of Oil and Gas Division Orders - Cory Haydocy

  • When appeals must be filed
  • Nature of appeals
  • Jurisdiction of the Commission, hearing protocols, quasi-judicial role of Commission
  • Important procedural rules
  • Important controlling judicial decisions and prior precedents
  • Commission decision process
  • Appeal process of Commission decisions

3:30-3:45 Perspectives from the Attorney General’s Office - Daniel Martin

  • When AG’s office becomes engaged, how attorneys are assigned to cases
  • AG’s role in representing Oil and Gas Division
  • Special considerations for AG in representing Oil and Gas Division

3:45-4:00 Panel Questions

4:00 – 5:10 Special Problems Presented by Shale to Oil and Gas Unitization: How Shale Development has Changed Unitization Practice. Patrick Martin, Louisiana State University Law Professor Emeritus, and Author of “The Law of Pooling and Unitization;” Keith Hall, Assistant Professor of Law, LSU, Director of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute; and members of Ohio Oil and Gas Division and/or Louisiana Dept of Conservation.

  • Traditional reservoir drainage patterns and how this shapes units
    • How are units abandoned or terminated under traditional strategies?
  • How shale reservoir drainage is different, and how this may affect unit strategies
    • How are units abandoned or terminated under shale strategies?
    • How are unit landowners kept whole in the event only some of the unit is drained and it is abandoned?
  • How do oil and gas unitization procedures and rules differ between states?
  • What are typical hearings like?
  • What resources are available in other states to manage unitization?
  • How are traditional oil and gas states (LA, TX, OK) handling changes in unitization resulting from shale development?
  • How has unitization been handled in neighboring states of PA, WV? 

4:50 - 5:10 Panel Questions/Closing Comments


Event date: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:15pm
Short title: 
Oil and Gas Unitization Law and Policy

Online Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference

CLE credit: 
8 Hrs pending


A truly cross-sector event now in its 5th year, Cleveland-Marshall’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference is one of the leading educational and networking events in the Great Lakes Region, and features rich content of interest to legal and compliance professionals, information technology and security experts, and executives responsible for developing security and privacy policies.

Registration opens at 11:45 pm each day. Program begins at 12:15 pm each day.

Conference Details



1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:15pm to 5:15pm
Short title: 
Online Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference

CSU CMLAW Event Status

Short title: 
Event Status

The following is a list of upcoming events that have been canceled or postponed. We will continue to update the list as more infomation becomes available. 

Rescheduled dates for postponed or canceled events will be announced as they become available.

March 18 

Faculty luncheon CANCELED

March 19 

Time stamps
Show on News & Events: 
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:10 to Tue, 05/12/2020 - 10:00
Archive after: 
Wed, 05/13/2020


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