General body meeting of the Student Bar Association.
General body meeting of the Student Bar Association.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a Criminal Justice Forum, "Insanity as Lost Agency" Wednesday March 1 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Stephen Garvey, Professor of Law at Cornell Law School.
About Stephen Garvey:
Professor Stephen Garvey has written and taught in the areas of capital punishment, criminal law, and the philosophy of criminal law. Following his graduation from Yale Law School, Garvey clerked for the Hon. Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then practiced in the Washington, D.C. firm of Covington & Burling. He joined the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1994. Garvey’s current scholarship focuses on substantive criminal law.
About The Lecture:
Existing and proposed accounts of insanity as a legal defense – what insanity is and why it precludes criminal liability – are for one reason or another unsatisfactory. Insanity should instead be understood as “lost agency.” An act is insane if at the time it was performed the actor lacked a sense of agency, i.e., the actor realized his or her body was moving but lacked the sense that he or she was the one moving it. He or she wasn’t the act’s author or agent. This account portrays insanity, not as a defect in cognition or volition, but rather as a defect in consciousness. Insanity is thus seen as continuous with other defects of consciousness, like hypnosis, sleepwalking, and dissociative personality disorder (multiple personality disorder). The insane have been analogized to wild beasts and children. A better analogy, one with its own historical antecedents, would be to possession. Lacking a sense of agency over what they do, the insane are as if under the possession of some alien force or presence.
NEW TIME: 1:30 p.m.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law hosts a dedication of a new Ohio historical plaque commemorating the landmark Supreme Court case Terry v. Ohio, which continues to govern the disputed legal terrain of police-citizen encounters. The Terry case was litigated by two prominent Cleveland attorneys, defense lawyer Louis Stokes and prosecutor Reuben Payne, both 1953 graduates of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. These two African-American lawyers argued the case in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, on appeal in the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals, and then in the United States Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court oral argument in Terry on December 12, 1967, was a milestone in American legal history. It was the first time two African-American lawyers argued a case before an African-American justice, Thurgood Marshall, who had assumed the bench in October 1967. The historical plaque commemorates this important event in Cleveland and American history.
The event will be held in the Moot Court Room at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, with a reception to follow.
The Honorable C. Ellen Connally, retired judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court, former president of the Cuyahoga County Council.
The Honorable Stuart A. Friedman, Judge, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Judge Friedman’s father, Judge Bernard Friedman, presided in Terry case in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
Brett Hammond, assistant prosecutor, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. Mr. Hammond’s grandfather, the Honorable Louis Stokes, represented the defendants in Terry v. Ohio from the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to the United States Supreme Court.
Join the Center for Health Law and Policy for "Deliberate Departure: A Candid Conversation About Physician-Assisted Suicide." Panelists will give an overview of physician-assisted suicide law in the United States, discuss the failed attempt to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the UK, address the concerns that some physicians and the American Medical Association have expressed about the issue and explore the religious objections to physician-assisted suicide.
The program will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Scottish American Society. The reception will include music by Scottish Plaid, a bagpipe band.
Dr. Michael Glasenapp, MD: Dr. Glasenapp is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic. Glasenapp studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Metro Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic, and has worked as an attending physician at the Cleveland Clinic since 2011. His professional interests include International Medicine and Emergency Care in Urban settings.
Dr. Paul Lauritzen, PhD: Dr. Lauritzen is a Professor of Religious Ethics at John Carroll University. He has published extensively on issues in bioethics, human rights, and religious ethics and teaches the subject of Physician Assisted Suicide to students in his Bioethics course. Two noteworthy articles on the issue of bioethics and end of life decision-making include:
“Caring at the End: Lessons from the Schiavo Case,” Commonweal (March 10, 2006): 14-16.
“Adequate Images and Evil Imaginations: Ethnography, Ethics and the End of Life” in Caring Well: Religion, Narrative, and Health Care Ethics, Edited by David H. Smith (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000): 64-88
Professor Browne Lewis, M.P.A, J.D., L.L.M.: Professor Lewis is a Leon and Gloria Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law & Policy. She writes in the areas of bioethics, environmental, family and inheritance law and has been published by prominent Law Reviews. In addition to writing and teaching at C|M|LAW, Lewis has taught at other institutions as a Visiting Scholar at the Hasting’s Center, Yale University, and the Institute for Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Dr. Amanda Ward: Dr. Amanda Ward teaches Medical Law courses at Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland and is a Legal/Public Policy professional with direct involvement in academia and political debates in Scotland. She is the founder and secretariat to the Cross Party Group (CPG) on End of Life Choices at the Scottish Parliament and was legal advisor to the MSP's in charge of the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill 2015. In November 2016, Ward was appointed as a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Health and Medical Law Committee.
SBA is excited to announce that Barrister's Ball is right around the corner!
What: The best party of the year
(For those of you who haven't attended, it's the biggest social event of the year. This nation-wide law school tradition is always a memorable night and includes a delicious 3-course dinner, an open bar, dancing & our very own DJ Wolfe.)
When: Saturday, April 8th
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Where: The Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Ave., Cleveland 44113
Tickets: $50 (+ 3.74 fee)
Tickets will be on sale from Monday, March 13th until Friday, March 31st
Look out for an email with a link to buy on Monday
Students, faculty, alumni, and non-CM Law dates are all welcome!
(Dates are certainly not required - we promise this night will be great with or without one.)
Attire: formal, but not black tie (unless you want to)
A suit and tie, a nice dress, or something fancier if you'd like to seize this opportunity to re-live prom, are all great.
Basically, no jeans or sweats.
Sponsored by the Student Bar Association.
Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association
An honest discussion of police interaction effects on the law school and greater community.
This event will be comprised of multiple breakout sessions involving different issues on police interaction, such as the increase in police presence in school, the police interaction with the Trans community, and the media's portrayal of police interactions with the public.
- 10:00 – 11:30: BLSA panel discussion – How the Black Lives Matter/Blue Lives Matter discussion affects the law school.
- 11:40 – 12:25: Allies panel discussion – Police interaction with the LGBTQ community.
- 12:25 – 1:00: Break/Refreshments
- 1:00 – 1:45: NLG panel discussion – Police interaction during protests
- 1:55 – 2:40: BLSA panel discussion – Police interaction with individuals who have mental health issues
- 2:50 – 3:35: Federalists Society panel discussion – Issues surrounding recording during police stops
- 3:45 – 4:30: SBA panel discussion – Police interaction in public high schools
Join us for a special screening of the movie "If These Walls Could Talk," in the new Learning Commons of the Law Library. Prior to the movie, Prof. Steve Lazarus will give a brief talk about abortion jurisprudence in the United States. After the movie, we will discuss Ohio's new law that bans abortions after 20 weeks and examine the future of Roe v. Wade. Pizaa, popcorn and movie candy will be provided.
Sponsored by the Center for Health Law & Policy
Faculty Speaker: Prof. Mark Sundahl
Faculty Speaker: Prof. Heidi Gorovitz Robertson