CLE Programs

Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Visiting Scholar, Philip Hamburger: Censorship and Death

CLE credit: 
1 free hour approved
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Philip Hamburger, Columbia Law School

Philip Hamburger

Americans like to believe that prior licensing of speech and the press came to an end in the 17th century. This was the sort of censorship that the Inquisition imposed on Galileo, that the English abandoned in 1695, and that the First Amendment most clearly prohibited. Nonetheless, the federal government has revived the licensing of speech and the press. It does this by means of committees known as "Institutional Review Boards," and although it claims that it imposes the licensing to protect Americans, it thereby licenses much academic speech and publication. Professor Hamburger will discuss this reversion to 17th century censorship and its consequences for Americans.

Professor Hamburger is the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He is widely published in the area of constitutional law and its history.

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Visiting Scholar Philip Hamburger

Criminal Justice Forum IV - Mark A. R. Kleiman

CLE credit: 
1 free hour approved
Weight: 
-10
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Mark Kleiman

Crime control policy expert Mark A. R. Kleiman will present "How to Reduce Crime by Releasing Prisoners" as part of Cleveland-Marshall's Criminal Justice Forum.

Kleiman is a professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, where his current scholarly work focuses on the theory that swift, predictable punishment substituted for severity in the criminal justice system generally, and in community-corrections institutions specifically, will significantly reduce crime while decreasing the prison population.

He is the author several books, including Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control; and Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results.  His book, When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment, was listed by The Economist as one of the "Books of the Year" for 2009. He blogs at The Reality-Based Community, at samefacts.org.

Professor Kleiman serves as an advisor to local, state, and national governments on crime control and drug policy. Before joining the UCLA faculty in1995, he taught at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and at the University of Rochester. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as director of Policy and Management Analysis for the Criminal Division.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Criminal Justice Forum IV

Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture: Working Hard, Hardly Working: How Misinterpretations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Have Undermined its Effectiveness

CLE credit: 
1 free hour approved
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Professor Deborah L. Brake, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Deborah L. Brake

The Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture presented by Professor Deborah L. Brake.

Working Hard, Hardly Working: How Misinterpretations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Have Undermined its Effectiveness

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) has generally been hailed as a success story that has brought pregnant workers from an era of exclusion to an era of inclusion. However, the law has utterly failed to help women who are partially, but not fully disabled by pregnancy gain the accommodations necessary to allow them to continue to work. This lecture will explore the misunderstandings and misperceptions that have hampered the ability of the PDA to make room for pregnant women's full participation in the workplace.

Deborah L. Brake is Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on various dimensions of equality law. She is a nationally recognized expert and author on Title IX and gender equality in sports, and on gender discrimination more broadly. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the Minnesota Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Short title: 
Employment and Labor Law Lecture by Deborah Brake

Great Stories Program

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0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (LB 60)

Great Stories program - must register in advance. For information contact Prof. Arthur Landever, 216-687-2331.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
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Great Stories Program

Perspectives on Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War Exhibition Opening

CLE credit: 
1.5 free hours
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Professor David Forte
Professor Dennis Keating
Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss

 

Join C|M|LAW for the opening of the traveling exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” produced by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Cleveland Marshall College of Law will display the exhibition from January 4 to February 17, 2012.

The opening night event features three expert presentations focusing on the exhibition's themes: the civil war as a constitutional crisis, secession, slavery, civil liberties, and Lincoln’s legacy.

"The Soldier and the Negro"

Constitutional law expert Professor David Forte will present a talk on how the Civil War experiences of two soldiers, Albion W. Tourgee, and John Marshall Harlan, affected their attitudes toward segregation in their post war legal careers and jurisprudence. Professor Forte is a Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, and writes and speaks extensively on constitutional law and history, religious liberty, Islamic law, the rights of families, and international affairs. He is an active Civil War reenactor.

"Lincoln and Civil Liberty: Suspension of Habeas Corpus"

Levin College of Urban Studies Distinguished Professor Dennis Keating will examine Lincoln’s suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in the interest of national security. Dr. Keating holds a joint faculty appointment in the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is Director of the Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development Program at Cleveland State University. He teaches and writes in the areas of housing, neighborhood development, urban planning and land use law. He is a past President of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable.

"Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Role of Early Cherokee Newspapers in Promoting the Cherokee Practice of Black Slavery"

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss traces the history of African-ancestored slavery among the Cherokee and the way it was promoted in early Cherokee newspapers, especially in the period leading up to the war, and examines slavery practices under the Cherokee constitution versus the U.S. constitution. Professor Inniss is a member of the law faculty at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is the Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law. Professor Inniss’ current research areas include: critical legal rhetoric, gender and the law, and comparative racism. 

Learn more in the Research Guide prepared by the Law Library.

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War Exhibition Opening

The People vs. King David, A Trial and Panel Discussion

CLE credit: 
2 hours approved
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Kol Halev presents:
The People versus King David, A Trial and Panel Discussion

Presiding Judge: The Hon. Solomon Oliver, Chief Judge U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Defense Attorney: Avery Friedman, Chief Counsel of the Fair Housing Council, civil rights attorney

Prosecuting Attorney, Provost Geoffrey Mearns, CSU and former Dean of C|M|LAW

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CLE Materials:

Excerpts from Samuel l and ll, First Kings

ORC Murder and Conspiracy

Talmudic Sources on David's Sins

Event date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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The People vs. King David

Appellate Advocacy Seminar and 43rd Annual Moot Court Night

CLE credit: 
1.5 CLEs
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

The Honorable Maureen O'Connor, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio

The Honorable Benita Pearson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

The Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

This year's case will focus on a case involving comments a student made about a classmate online, and whether student internet speech that takes place off campus is fully protected by the First Amendment.

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Short title: 
Moot Court Night

Journal of Law and Health Symposium: Bullies in a Wired World: Cyberspace Victimization’s Impact on Adolescent Mental Health and the Need for Cyberbullying Legislation in Ohio

CLE credit: 
3 free hours
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cyberbullying's negative impact on adolescent mental health and increasing cases of cyberbullying-induced teen suicide compelled thirty-four states to pass specific cyberbullying legislation. Ohio has also been affected by the disturbing trend. In the past five years, four teens from Mentor High School took their own lives after relentless bullying. The current cyberbullying bill pending in Ohio, the "Jessica Logan Act," is named after a Cincinnati teen who committed suicide after months of online bullying. 

A broad range of speakers will demonstrate the legal and clinical implications of cyberbullying: 

Senator Joe Schiavoni, lead sponsor of the pending Ohio Senate Bill 127, the Jessica Logan Act, which requires that public school bullying policies: (1) prohibit bullying by electronic means; (2) address certain acts that occur off school property; and (3) require staff training on the bullying policy. 

Cynthia Logan, the mother of Jessica Logan, a Cincinnati teen who took her own life after relentless bullying. 

Tim Boehnlein, Training and Education Director of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center of Cleveland. Mr. Boehnlein will address cyberbullying-induced suicide, depression, and adolescent cyberbullying victims’ emotional development. He will also address the legal steps the Center takes when helping adolescent cyberbullying and domestic violence victims. Mr. Boehnlein will be accompanied by Johanna Orozco, a Cleveland woman who was stalked and cyberbullied by her high school boyfriend until his aggression turned violent.

David Frattare, Lead Investigator of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Cleveland. He will discuss the evidentiary problems encountered when investigating cyberbullying cases for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors’ Office and the rehabilitation problems with criminalizing juveniles for cyberbullying conduct.

Pre-registration not necessary; register at the door.

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Event date: 
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Short title: 
Journal of Law and Health: Cyberbullying Symposium

Criminal Justice Forum I: Establishing a New Constitutional Court for South Africa: Adapting the Common Law to Reflect a Democratic Criminal Justice System

CLE credit: 
1 free hour
Weight: 
-7
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Justice Richard Goldstone


Justice Richard Goldstone

One of the central features of South Africa's transition from apartheid to a constitutional democracy was the establishment of a new Constitutional Court with the power first to approve the new Constitution and then to interpret and enforce its provisions, including the expansive Bill of Rights. Justice Richard J. Goldstone was appointed by President Nelson Mandela to the new Court and participated in many of its early decisions. He will discuss the complex issues involved in establishing a new apex court for post-apartheid South Africa with a particular focus on how it shaped a new democratic criminal justice system. Among his discussion points, he will address the constitutionality of the death penalty--a highly contentious issue in the constitutional negotiations that resulted in an equally contentious decision by the Court; the presumption of innocence; and crimes relating to gender and sexual orientation.

During South Africa’s transition from Apartheid to democracy in the early 1990s, Justice Goldstone served as the chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding Public Violence and Intimidation, which came to be known as the Goldstone Commission. His judicial career includes appointment to the Transvaal Supreme Court in 1980 and later to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa. After serving as the first chief prosecutor of the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Justice Goldstone returned to South Africa and was appointed a judge of the Constitutional Court in 1994, remaining on the court until 2003.

Justice Goldstone is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the MacArthur Award for International Justice, the International Human Rights Award of the American Bar Association, and Honorary Doctorates of Law from universities around the globe.

Since 2004, Justice Goldstone has taught as a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, and Georgetown Law School among others.

 

CLE Course Materials

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum I: Justice Richard Goldstone

4th Annual Diversity Networking Conference

Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Fourth Annual Diversity Networking Conference. 4.25 CLE Hours pending. For information or to register, please contact the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 216-696-2404.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
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Short title: 
4th Annual Diversity Networking Conference

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