The NAACP Cleveland Chapter and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host "Answering the Call" a panel discussion and book signing, “Thursday, June 2 at 3 p.m. The panel features Author and Civil Rights Icon Judge Nathaniel R. Jones. First Vice President of the Cleveland Chapter NAACP James Hardiman Esq. and U. S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Director Cheryl Mabry Thomas Esq. will round out the panel moderated by Cleveland Chapter NAACP President Michael L. Nelson Sr. Esq.
- $60.00 - 2.5 CLE hours and book
$35.00 - Admission and book
About Judge Nathaniel R. Jones
Judge Nathaniel R. Jones has had a distinguished legal career for almost six decades. He was the first African-American to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney General of the Northern District of Ohio.
Jones also served on President Johnson's Kerner Commission which studied the root causes of the 1967 race riots and as NAACP General Counsel under Roy Wilkins. He also taught at Harvard Law School. Jones was appointed by President Carter to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals where he served for 23 years.
He has been a national and international Civil and Human Rights pioneer in the United States and abroad. including South Africa. Jones is currently Senior Counsel in the Cincinnati law office of Blank Rome LLP.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host “Prosecuting Maritime Pirates in the Seychelles and Elsewhere: A Panel Discussion” Tuesday, May 10 at 4 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Dean and Professor Michael Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Justice Anthony Fernando, Judge of the Supreme Court of the Seychelles and Associate Dean and Professor Milena Sterio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
This panel discussion will address the most complex legal issues related to the prosecution of maritime piracy suspects. One of the panelists, Justice Anthony Fernando, has presided over several piracy trials in the Seychelles, and he will discuss his experience in handling difficult legal issues related to jurisdiction over piracy offenses, as well as the legal definition of piracy under both domestic and international law. Dean Scharf and Professor Sterio have conducted field work in the Seychelles and in Mauritius where they have consulted with judges, prosecutors, and defense counsel regarding best legal practices in the prosecution of piracy suspects. Dean Scharf and Professor Sterio will discuss issues such as the definition of piracy under international law, the feasibility of establishing a special piracy court in the region (East Africa), jurisdictional challenges related to the prosecution of piracy, and the prosecution of juvenile piracy suspects.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host “Antonin Scalia’s Quest—and Bequest” Wednesday, April 20 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Professor David F. Forte of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve Law School. The event is sponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Cleveland-Marshall Federalist Society, and the Justinian Forum.
When most justices of the Supreme Court leave the bench, their absence is felt. It was true of Thurgood Marshall and Byron White, of Sandra Day O’Connor and William Rehnquist. But a few Supreme Court justices have cut such a unique path that their departure leaves not just an absence, but a void—a void nearly impossible to fill. Such was Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., even though he was succeeded by Benjamin Cardozo. Such was Chief Justice John Marshall, followed by Roger Brook Taney, and Joseph Story, followed by the now unknown Levi Woodbury.
Antonin Scalia was one those few justices whose impact changed the paradigm of how the Supreme Court sees itself in a constitutional republic. At bottom, Scalia saw judging as a moral quest—a quest not to find the right answer, but to find the way to the right answer. The question he asked of himself and his fellow justices—Quo Vadis?—where are you going?—remains before all who may someday don a black robe and sit in judgment of their fellow citizens.
Sponsored by the Sports Law Association and the Lake County Captains
$10 Registration Fee | FREE for students
Register at https://6thannualeslasymposium.eventbrite.com or day of the symposium.
Confirmed speakers include:
Andy Schwarz - Partner at OSKR
Jim Convertino - Director of Professional Athletics and Entertainers & Personal Risk Management - Britton Gallagher
Jani Memorich - Associate Director of Professional Athletics and Entertainers & Personal Risk Management - Britton Gallagher;
Fred Nance - Partner - Squire Patton Boggs;
Chris Nowinski - Co-founder and Executive Director of The Concussion Legacy Foundation
Peter Carfagna - Magis, LLC, Harvard Law and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Mark Avsec - Partner Benesch
Angelin Chang - Professor of Music; Professor of Law at Cleveland State University
L. James Juliano, Jr. - Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC.
Richard J. Volante - Agent and Consultant Sixth City Sports & Entertainment, LLC.
John Luteran - Director of Interactive Entertainment/ Media at the Greater Cleveland Film Commission
Ross A. Hersemann - Founder LoadingLaw.com
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is sponsoring a Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group Lecture, Tuesday, March 15 at 12 p.m at the City Club of Cleveland. The lecture will be delivered by Vann Wilber, Senior Partner at Global Technical Policy Associates LLC.
- $20 for members of the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group,
- $25 for non members
- Free for students
Trade agreements are currently the central economic focus of this Administration. President Obama’s trade policy is embodied by two major initiatives, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The automobile industry is an integral part of the global economy representing roughly ten percent of world trade. This industry is in transition from market specific competition to global competition and this new business model has both an economic impact and technological impact on regulators around the world. Now may be the best time ever to achieve the objectives of globally harmonized technical regulations for the automobile industry.
About Vann Wilber
Vann Wilber is a Senior Partner at Global Technical Policy Associates LLC and currently is working with the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC) a consortium of ten automakers including BMW, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen to develop member consensus on public policy issues related to the coordinated national deployment of 5.9 GHz DSRC systems for cooperative safety, mobility and other applications.
Prior to joining GTPA, Wilber was Director, Vehicle Safety and Global Regulations for the American Automobile Manufacturer Association and later the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a government affairs trade association of automobile manufacturers. In this role he was recognized as an industry strategist and spokesman on public policy issues related to motor vehicle safety and international regulatory harmonization and responsible for development of public policy positions for US based automobile manufacturers regarding both domestic and international technical regulations.
co-sponsored by the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection
Pathways to Practice Program
WHAT THEY DIDN’T TEACH YOU IN LAW SCHOOL:
Effective Strategies for Working with Judges, Attorneys, and Clients
Cleveland-Marshall Office of Career Planning
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
Daniel J. Myers, Esq., Myers Law, LLC
Joseph P. Dunson, Esq., Dunson Law, LLC
Law school teaches you the law, but nothing can prepare you for the types of personalities, career changes and dealings that you will have in practice. This seminar explores some different personalities that new lawyers encounter in their practice and effective strategies for dealing with them—normal and problem clients, professional and Rambo litigators and the spectrum of judicial temperament. It also explores some situations you may find yourself in, such as leaving a firm. Examples will be provided and you will be encouraged to discuss and interact with the presenters when they discuss the strategies, professional courtesies and ideas. The presenters will provide you with the related rules, including ethical rules, the law, and not-so-common sense.
Pre-registration is requested by Friday, February 12 ator 216-687-6871.
1.5 hours of Professional Conduct CLE pending
Richard Epstein has been one of the most influential scholars in law and economics for over four decades. Known as one of the nation’s leading advocates of libertarian conservatism and classical liberal thinking, Epstein has published more than 15 books championing individual liberties and private property.
He will discuss his economic viewpoints during a lecture at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) Wednesday, March 9 at 5 p.m. in the school’s Moot Court Room. His visit is sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshal Fund.
Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. His latest book, The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (Harvard U. Press, 2014), urges a return to the classical liberal theory of limited governance that animated the framers’ original text.
During the March 9 lecture, Epstein will provide insights on how to reverse the current downward economic spiral he believes is fueled by the fight against income inequality in modern progressive circles. According to Epstein, it is an illusion that higher taxes and stiffer regulations can raise the economically disadvantaged and the likely consequence of these efforts will continue the downward economic drift of the past decade.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit. Preregistration is not required.
Note: CLE credit for this event will remain pending until after the event (and may not be offered)
The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team will be arguing in front of Judges Melody Stewart and Larry Jones of the Eighth District Court of Appeals and Chief Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr. of the Northern District of Ohio in preparation for their upcoming regional competition in Chicago, Illinois. The program will flush out an excellence analysis of Constitutional law, specifically the Voting Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
- Whether Georgiabama's felon disenfranchisement statute violates § 2 of the Voting Rights Act
- Whether Georgiabama's felon disenfranchisement statute violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.