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STEREOTYPES AND STORIES: How Embedded Knowledge Structures Challenge Effective Legal Advocacy

CLE credit: 
1 Free Hour
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Cognitive shortcuts such as racial categories, stereotypes, and stock stories can contribute to biased legal analysis, including determinations of reasonable suspicion under the Fourth Amendment. Professor Sherri Lee Keene will explore the often unacknowledged effect of cognitive shortcuts and how advocates should prepare to meet the challenge of representing clients when legal standards may not account for the role of implicit bias in the legal process.
 

Sherri Lee Keene has been a member of the full-time faculty at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law since 2008. She serves currently as a Law School Associate Professor and as the Director of the Legal Writing Program. Prof. Keene was a Visiting Associate Professor of Legal Practice at Georgetown University Law Center from 2017 to 2018 and served as an adjunct legal writing professor at the George Washington University School of Law prior to joining Maryland’s faculty. Prof. Keene is an active member of the national legal writing professor community, and she currently serves as an associate editor for the peer review journal, Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. She has also served as a planning chair for national and regional legal writing conferences.

Immediately prior to joining the University of Maryland faculty, Prof. Keene litigated appeals and motions in the Fourth Circuit and District of Maryland courts as a staff attorney for the Federal Public Defender's Office. Ms. Keene also worked as an associate for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York City, and worked as a civil trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. Immediately upon completing law school, Prof. Keene clerked for the Honorable James T. Giles of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Prof. Keene writes in the areas of legal advocacy, criminal law, and law school reform. Her particular interests are at the intersection of criminal law and social science, and she considers the relationship between how people process information and their perceptions of observed events. She further considers how seemingly neutral legal structures can mask biased thinking, rather than afford opportunities for them to be addressed in the courtroom. Her articles include “Stories That Swim Upstream: Uncovering the Influence of Stereotypes and Stock Stories in Fourth Amendment Reasonable Suspicion Analysis” and “Standing in the Judge’s Shoes: Exploring Techniques to Help Legal Writers More Fully Address the Needs of Their Audience.”

Prof. Keene received her law degree from New York University School of Law which she attended as a Root-Tilden Scholar. She graduated summa cum laude from Spelman College with a B.A. in Sociology.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
STEREOTYPES AND STORIES

Cybersecurity Conference

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A truly cross-sector event, 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. Complete conference information.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Short title: 
Cybersecurity Conference

Constitutional Lawyering in the Age of Trump

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Novel constitutional issues have emerged in the first two years of Donald Trump's presidency, implicating issues as diverse as private paramilitary violence, immigration, and the protection of sensitive voter information in the digital age. In response, creative legal challenges have put before state and federal courts across the country new questions about where constitutional protections begin and end. 

Joshua Geltzer, Executive Director and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, will discuss constitutional lawyering in the age of Trump, including the Institute's efforts to use the power of the courts to defend key constitutional rights.

Registration through Eventbrite is requested. 

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1.0 hours CLE credit
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Constitutional Lawyering in the Age of Trump

Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Night

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**THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO UNIVERSITY CLOSURE FOR EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

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The three Cleveland-Marshall College of Law teams that are competing in the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition will present oral arguments. The problem is based on the current controversy surrounding National Football League (NFL) players kneeling during the National Anthem. In the problem, a player is fined by the NFL after he refused to stand for the National Anthem. The failure to stand violated the League’s policy that prohibited players from kneeling during the National Anthem. The player and the National Football Players’ Association challenge the validity of the policy based upon the protections provided by the First Amendment. The NFL countered that the First Amendment does not protect the act of kneeling during the Anthem. The League also argued that it could restrict First Amendment rights to minimize disruption and preserve revenue.

The Distinguished Judges:

Honorable Anita Laster Mays

Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals 

Honorable David A. Ruiz

United States Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Ohio

Honorable William F. B. Vodrey

Magistrate of Cleveland Municipal Court

Attendence is free of charge and open to the public.

Registration through Eventbrite is requested:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cmlaw-thurgood-marshall-moot-court-night-tickets-54866361765?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

*Previously the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Night

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Short title: 
Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Night

Clearing the Weeds: Marijuana and the Law

CLE credit: 
2.0 hours
Weight: 
-10

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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Center for Health Law and Policy will host "Clearing the Weeds: Marijuana and the Law" on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The speakers will analyze the impact the legalization of marijuana will have on the legal profession. 

The presentations will examine the legal issues arising from the implementation of recreational marijuana laws, including the conflict between state and federal drug laws. The speakers will discuss the history of legalization in the nation and in Ohio. The program will deal with recreational and medical marijuana laws.

speakers:

Professor Alan Weinstein received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.C.P. in Planning and Policy Analysis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Weinstein holds joint faculty appointments in Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and serves as Director of the Colleges’ JD/MPA and JD/MUPDD Dual Degree Programs and law & Public Policy Program.

Attorney David V. Patton received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Mortiz College of Law. He is the owner of The Patton Law Firm, L.L.C., a law firm dedicated to the cannabis industry. He helps marijuana businesses work with state administrative agencies to obtain, maintain, and protect licenses to operate. He has a reputation within the marijuana industry in a legal capacity and as an activist.

Attorney Thomas G. Haren received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is an associate at Frantz Ward. He has become one of the go-to attorneys for Ohio's burgeoning medical marijuana industry, working with medical marijuana cultivator, processor, and dispensary applicants and license holders. He assists clients with license acquisition, zoning and municipal law, product labeling and packaging, and regulatory compliance. He also advises ancillary industry stakeholders seeking to service Ohio's medical marijuana market.

Attorney Patrick F. Haggerty received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is a founding partner and Chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Frantz Ward. Attorney Haggerty created the Frantz Ward’s Marijuana Law and Policy Group in response to Ohio’s legalization of medical marijuana. The group now represents clients involving the vast array of legal issues created by the national movement to adult use cannabis and hemp products. 

Registration through Eventbrite is requested: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clearing-the-weeds-marijuana-and-the-law-tickets-54868431957?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Short title: 
Clearing the Weeds: Marijuana and the Law

Criminal Justice Forum III: Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Ronald Wright

CLE credit: 
1 free hour pending
Weight: 
-10

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law welcomes Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Ronald Wright to speak at a free Criminal Justice Forum CLE event Tuesday, April 2, at 5:00 p.m. Wright's talk, "The Jury Sunshine Project," will explore initial findings related to the racial disparities in jury selection. Professor Wright will generalize from the data collected by his research team about the race of jurors to ask more generally how accessible public records could transform criminal justice.

Ron Wright is one of the nation's best known criminal justice scholars. He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors. He is a board member of the Prosecution and Racial Justice Project of the Vera Institute of Justice, and has been an advisor or board member for Families Against Mandatory Minimum Sentences (FAMM), North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., and the Winston-Salem Citizens' Police Review Board. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, prosecuting antitrust and other white-collar criminal cases.

 

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum III

Daubert and Professional Responsibility in Criminal Cases

CLE credit: 
2.0 hours
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Join us for a spirited discussion on forensic science, the utility of Daubert challenges, and ethical limits of expert testimony in criminal cases. Using probabilistic genotyping as a case study, we'll consider reliability and other ripe topics for qualification and cross-examination challenges. Panelists will address forensic science expert testimony issues in both state and federal court contexts.

Panelists Include:

Andrea Whitaker, Attorney - William T. Whitaker, Co. LPA

Clinton Hughes, Staff Attorney - DNA Unit, Legal Aid Society (New York)

Marisa Darden, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio

Erika Cunliffe, Appellate Unit - Cuyahoga County Public Defender

J. Philip Calabrese, Moderator, Partner - Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

 
Free admission with registration
2.0 Attorney Conduct Hours approved by the Ohio Supreme Court

Sponsored by: Northeast Ohio Lawyers and CMLaw Chapters of the American Constitution Society, Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association - Northern District of Ohio, and Northeast Ohio Board of Advocates of the Ohio Innocence Project.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Short title: 
Daubert and Professional Responsibility in Criminal Cases

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