The Admissions Dept. welcomes 30 Pre-Law high school students from the Cleveland Municipal School District. Students will tour the law school, take part in activities in the Law Library and discuss law school in the Moot Court Room.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host Visiting Scholar Pierre de Vos, the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town, “Wednesday, January 13 at 5 p.m. The lecture, "LGBT Rights in South Africa," is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Ohio, Equality Ohio, City Club of Cleveland and the American Constitution Society.
About Pierre de Vos
Pierre de Vos is the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. De Vos studied at the University of Stellenbosch, Columbia University (New York), and the University of Western Cape, where he held a professorship. He has published widely in academic journals on issues of constitutional law, on topics that include the right to housing, marriage equality and citizenship rights, and political parties and democracy. He co-edited South African Constitutional Law in Context, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. His blog, www.constitutionallyspeaking.co.za, offers constitutional perspective on social and political issues of contemporary South Africa and is widely read and syndicated on the Daily Maverick, one of South Africa’s leading online news platforms. He is widely quoted in the media on constitutional and socio-legal issues.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host the Criminal Justice Forum IV, “Why and Whither Mass Imprisonment?,” Wednesday, April 6 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Michael Tonry, McKnight Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and Policy at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Despite lots of rhetoric and some symbolic policy developments, all the drivers of mass imprisonment remain in place. No one has yet offered persuasive, generally accepted explanations for why it happened. Violent and property crime rates rose dramatically in all Western countries in the 1970s and 1980s, but only the US responded with vastly increased imprisonment and sentencing laws of unprecedented severity. The knowledge base today on the effects of sanctions is little different than in the early 1980s when the major changes began to be made. Recent convergence of left/right rhetoric about the need for change may augur a less punitive future. The policy changes needed for the US to move back into the mainstream of Western countries, where it was through the mid-1970s, are clear. Only time will tell whether American political culture has changed enough to permit those steps to be taken.
About Michael Tonry
Michael Tonry is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and Policy, director of the Institute on Crime and Public Policy of the University of Minnesota, and a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute on Comparative and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. Previously he was professor of law and public policy and director of the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University.
Tonry is author or editor of a number of books including Between Prison and Probation (with Norval Morris; OUP 1991), Malign Neglect (OUP 1995), Sentencing Matters (OUP 1996), Thinking About Crime (OUP 2004), Punishment and Politics—Evidence and Emulation in the Making of English Penal Policy (Willan 2004), Punishing Race (OUP 2011), and, as editor, Prosecutors and Politics in Comparative Perspective (Chicago 2012) and Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025 (Chicago 2013).
Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Solo Practice Incubator with a program featuring Jack A. Staph '73 in a conversation with Dean Craig M. Boise on the variety of paths into the legal profession, the changing landscape of legal practice and how solo practice fits into this new landscape.
RSVP to 216.687.4617 orby November 27, 2015.
Jack A. Staph '73, an attorney with Hilliard & Shadowen, has more than 40 years of experience litigating and advising clients in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, collective bargaining and employment litigation.
Sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Chapter and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the ACLU of Ohio, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association.
The fifth installment of the use of force program series will focus on Cleveland's Consent Decree. Panelists will discuss the workings of the Cleveland Community Police Commission, a key component of the Cleveland Consent Decree, as well as bias free and community policing.
- Dean Craig M. Boise, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
- Sergeant Timothy Higgins, Supervisor, Bureau of Community Police for the Cleveland Division of Police
- Victor McDowell, Jr., Lieutenant for a regional law enforcement agency in northeast Ohio
- Police Chief Terence M. Calloway, Chief of Police, Florida A&M University
Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Henry Grendell, Esq., “Get Your Head Out of the Clouds: Cloud Computing and Recent Amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.”
James Drozdowski, Esq., “Professionalism in the Practice of Law”
Art Kaufman, Esq., Mental Health / Substance Abuse]
General Public: $100 ($85 Early Discount Rate)
CMLAA Members: $90 ($75 Early Discount Rate)
Fulfills the 2.5 hours of instruction related to the professional conduct requirement
Sponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. the Cleveland-Marshall Dean's Diversity Council, Case Western Reserve School of Law, Equality Ohio, the Cleveland Metropolitian Bar Association, the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and the ACLU of Ohio.
• Obergefell v. Hodges
• Family Law
• Employment Law
• LGBT Rights & Religious Liberties
Camilla Taylor, Marriage Project Director in the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal and member of the team of plaintiffs’ counsel in the consolidated cases Obergefell v. Hodges.
Professor Emerita Susan J. Becker, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, General Counsel of the ACLU
Professor Matthew W. Green Jr., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Alana Jochum, Equality Ohio Managing Director
Joy B. Savren, Attorney at Law
Maria L. Shinn, Esq., Shinn Lanter LLP
The Criminal Justice Forum will screen the prize-winning documentary "Seeking Truth in the Balkans." The film addresses the civil war in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s and focuses on the creation of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, one of the first modern-era international tribunals after Nuremberg (more information about the film at seekingtruthinthebalkans.com). The film screening will be followed by a brief panel discussion.
- June Vutrano, Filmmaker, Seeking Truth in the Balkans
- Michael Scharf, Dean, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- Jennifer Trahan, Professor, New York University
- Milena Sterio (Moderator), Associate Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
As part of the Education Law Association's 61st Annual Conference, this moderated panel of safety, legal, and advocacy experts will discuss the practical issues of safety for both K-12 and college campuses and the legal issues that arise from potential solutions.
Co-Sponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
- S. Daniel Carter, Director, 32 National Campus Safety Initiative, VTV Family Foundation, providing campus safety advocacy and campus violence victim support.
- Sonali B. Wilson, General Counsel, Cleveland State University
- Matt Markling, McGown & Markling Co., L.P.A.
- Kenneth Trump, MPA, National School Safety & Security Services, Cleveland, OH
- Legal information on school safety issues will be provided by attorney-representatives of the US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, regional office.