Join us for an open discussion on Tuesday’s election, moderated by Dean Fisher.
Why Lawyers Should Run for Office
Lee Fisher, Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Matt Dolan, Ohio State Senator
Betsy Rader, Candidate for Ohio Senate
Role of Political Parties
Shontel Brown, Chair, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
Lisa Stickan, Chair, Cuyahoga County Republican Party
Your Team – What it Takes to Get Elected
Jeff Rusnak, R Strategy Group
Jim Trakas, American Online Learning Center
For Legal Writing Professor Brandon Stump, who joined the CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law faculty in the fall of 2020, legal writing was not always the focus of his ambitions with the written word. After graduating from the West Virginia University College of Law, he worked as a civil rights attorney representing victims of police brutality with Goodman & Hurwitz and later as a research attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals.
Professor Christa Laser joined CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in the fall of 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Law after spending nearly a decade in practice at international law firms Kirkland & Ellis LLP and most recently WilmerHale, as a Senior Associate in Intellectual Property Litigation.
Adam Liptak, NY Times
Richard Davis, author of “Covering the U.S. Supreme Court in the Digital Age”
* Moderators: Lee Fisher, Dean, Cleveland-Marshall Law School, Cleveland State University and former Attorney General for the State of Ohio; Jessica Berg, CWRU School of Law
The U.S. Supreme Court seeks to limit information about its internal deliberations, while the press's job is to report and disseminate as much information as possible about the Court and the cases. Combined with increasing demands for transparency in the digital age, the tension between an institution that seeks to preserve its opaqueness and a press corps that demands greater transparency results in an interesting dynamic. This CLE will explore the relationship between the Justices and the press, the media' approach to the Court's docket, and the effects of news coverage on public opinion.
Terry Gilbert, attorney, Friedman & Gilbert
Prof. Kevin O’Neill, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Elizabeth Bonham, staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
Cory Shaffer, reporter, The Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com
Christopher Rivero, attorney, Esparza Rivero
*Moderator: Lee Fisher, Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
This panel will focus on the intersection of journalism and ethics in covering protests and protest narratives in the news, also addressing how adaptive technology is changing the ways that protests are covered. When Cleveland announced its downtown curfew, there didn’t seem to be a press policy exception, raising questions about exactly who qualifies as press (with reference to recent litigation in Portland on this subject).
The Office of Student and Career Services is hosting a panel discussion on Juvenile Law on Wednesday, 10/14, from noon - 1:00 pm. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Pamela Daiker-Middaugh and panelists will include Juvenile Corut Judge Mike Ryan and Legal Aid attorney Sarah Gatti. If you are interested in juvenile law, being a judge, working in public service law, or are simply looking to learn something new, please join us for this interesting discussion!