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Cleveland State Law Review Symposium - History and the Meaning of the Constitution

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Cleveland State Law Review Symposium - "History and the Meaning of the Constitution," co-sponsored by the Federalist Society 

Law and history are deeply intertwined. Legal thinkers and judges have employed varying approaches to using history when reading the Constitution. This symposium will explore history's role in this regard, whether it be through historical context, originalism, the spirit of Founding-era documents, or another of the various methods. 
 
Speakers:
  • Patrick Charles, "History as a Guidepost to Interpreting the Constitution"
  • Sheldon Gelman, "Court-packing and the 'Switch in Time': Recent Developments"
  • Scott Gerber, "Liberal Originalism: The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Interpretation"
  • Lee Strang, "Originalism's Promise and Limits"
 
Patrick Charles, J.D., is the author of numerous articles and books, including a forthcoming book entitled "Historicism, Originalism, and the Constitution: The Use and Abuse of the past in American Jurisprudence." Charles currently serves as a historian for Air Force Special Operations Command 352nd Special Operations Group. 
 
Sheldon Gelman, J.D., LL.M., writes about constitutional law, law and psychiatry, and jurisprudence, and his articles have appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Minnesota Law Review, and Constitutional Commentary, among others. He is a Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. 
 
Scott Douglas Gerber, Ph.D., J.D., has published eight books including, most recently, with Oxford University Press. He is a Professor of Law at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law and was recently named one of the top law professors in Ohio.
 
Lee Strang, J.D., LL.M., clerked for Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and was also an associate for Jenner & Block in Chicago. He is Professor of Law at the University of Toledo College of Law.
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
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Cleveland State Law Review Symposium

Free Screening of "Captain Phillips" and a discussion on piracy

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Join Cleveland-Marshall faculty and students for a free screening of the Oscar-nominated movie "Captain Phillips." The event will include a panel discussion with faculty experts including Milena Sterio, a leading expert on maritime piracy. "Captain Phillips" is based on the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, an incident during which merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Free Screening of "Captain Phillips" and a discussion on piracy

Global Business Law Review Symposium - A Look at International Human Rights and Labor Law’s Influence on Multinationals’ Corporate Responsibilities

CLE credit: 
3.25 hours approved
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Global Business Law Review Symposium - A Look at International Human Rights and Labor Law’s Influence on Multinationals’ Corporate Responsibilities

Barabara J. Fick:

Barbara J. Fick currently teaches at Notre Dame Law School and has worked with the American Center for International Labor Solidarity since 1995, advising and teaching trade union leaders in Central and Eastern Europe on issues relating to protecting worker rights and ensuring domestic compliance with international labor standards. Fick’s teaching and scholarship concentrate on various aspects of labor law such as employment discrimination, individual rights in the workplace, and international and comparative labor law.

Fick earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. A member of the Wisconsin Bar, Professor Fick has worked as an associate at the Milwaukee firm of Foley & Lardner and as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Philadelphia. While at the NLRB, she also lectured in law at St. Joseph’s University.

Donald C. Dowling:

Donald C. Dowling is a Partner at the firm of White & Chase in New York City. Dowling concentrates his practice on outbound international employment law (cross-border human resources law issues for multinational employers). Dowling's practice is one of two in the US ranked in the top tier in the only competitive ranking category of international labor/employment lawyers by PLC Which Lawyer?,, and Dowling is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the top 36 Labor & Employment lawyers in New York. He is also ranked by Legal 500, ABA Who's Who, ABA/IBA Who's Who and others as a top New York-based Employment lawyer.

Dowling has published dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters on various aspects of international employment law, including the international law journals of Cornell and Northwestern law schools. He has spoken around the world in English and Spanish on international law topics, including presenting a paper at Rhodes House, Oxford. He serves on the editorial boards of publications including: PLC Labor & Employment; ABA/Bloomberg BNA International Labor & Employment Laws (treatise); Thomson/West International HR Journal, and EuroWatch. As an adjunct professor, Dowling teaches law school classes in International Employment Law and European Union Law.

Marley Weiss:

Marley Weiss is a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Previously, Weiss worked as a visiting professor at the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, in Budapest, Hungary, and returned there as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer. Weiss served as chairperson of the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. National Administrative Office for the NAFTA Labor Side Agreement and as secretary of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. Weiss earned her J.D. from Harvard University, and specializes in all facets of labor and employment law, including comparative and international aspects of the field. Her work has been published on a wide range of related topics.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
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Global Business Law Review Symposium

Solo Practice Incubator: Informational Meeting

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Recent Cleveland-Marshall graduates interested in learning more about applying for occupancy in the new Solo Practice Incubator opening this February are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Room 237 of the law school. At this meeting, you will hear from Solo Incubator Advisory Council members and have the opportunity to get your questions answered.


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is now accepting attorney applications from recent graduates interested in launching their own solo law practices.

Recent Cleveland-Marshall graduates accepted into occupancy looking to start careers as legal entrepreneurs will be housed in a state-of-the-art, newly constructed office space situated in what was previously a section of the school’s law library. Each practitioner will establish his or her own private law practice over a two-year period in the practice area of their choosing.

Occupants will be provided with low-cost resources, including office space, office amenities and business services. Through a partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, reduced-cost health and liability insurance and vendor discounts will also be available to the practitioners.

Beyond the monetary advantages, occupants will benefit from substantial guidance in the practical management of their firms, and from the comradeship of fellow graduate entrepreneurs. The school’s Solo Incubator Advisory Council will host frequent presentations, workshops and CLE seminars by prominent Cleveland practitioners, local businesses, service providers and others. The incubator will also have a designated coordinator who will be available as a resource for guidance and troubleshooting, and will hold regular workshops to discuss practical management and pending matters.

Read more and download your Tenant Application at the Solo Practice Incubator website.

Complete informaton on the Solo Practice Incubator Grand Opening.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Room 237)
Event date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Solo Practice Incubator: Informational Meeting

Stand Your Ground Laws: A Legal Forum on the Trayvon Martin Verdict

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BLSA & CLS - Stand Your Ground Laws: A Legal Forum on the Trayvon Martin Verdict

Panelists include:

Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Prof. of Criminal Law & Procedure

Ian Friedman, Defense Attorney and C|M Law Alum

Lance T. Mason, Common Pleas Court Judge & former State Senator

This event is Free and Open to the community.

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Stand Your Ground Laws: A Legal Forum on the Trayvon Martin Verdict

CMLAA-CLE seminar - JFK’s Assassination and the Law: 50 Years Later

CLE credit: 
6 hours (see description)
Weight: 
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For information, contact the Law Alumni Association, 216-687-2368.

 

Two Warren Commission Members to Speak at JFK Assassination Forum Hosted by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Never-before-released information to be discussed by eight-member panel of legal experts.

CLEVELAND – Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) will host “JFK’s Assassination and the Law: 50 Years Later,” on Friday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m., in recognition of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, The all-day program, sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, will focus on the legal issues relating to the investigation and hypothetical trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Highlighting the eight-member panel of legal experts are two staff members of the 1963 Warren Commission, responsible for investigating the assassination of President Kennedy. Judge Burt W. Griffin was assistant counsel for the commission, and Howard Willens served as second in command of the commission’s staff. Willens is the author of an upcoming book on the Warren Commission, “History Will Prove Us Right,” and his discussion will feature never-before-released information from the book.

The event is open to the public and a $20 admission fee includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch and reception. Admission is free to students with a valid CSU ID and those seeking continuing legal education credits can receive six hours (including 1 hour ethics/professionalism CLE pending) for a fee of $160. All proceeds will benefit the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Scholarship Fund. For more details or to register, call 216.687.2368 or visit law.csuohio.edu/alumnigiving/cle

“JFK’s Assassination and the Law: 50 Years Later” Panelists:

  • Judge Burt W. Griffin: Judge Griffin served as Assistant Counsel to the Warren Commission. His responsibility was investigating whether Jack Ruby was part of a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy or murder Lee Harvey Oswald. Judge Griffin will detail the activities of Jack Ruby prior to Ruby’s shooting Oswald. He will address the challenges the Warren Commission faced in conducting a collateral investigation and publishing its conclusions with respect to a defendant who was being tried for murder and had a possible appeal to the United States Supreme Court–the very court that the Chairman of the Warren Commission headed.
  • Howard Willens: Mr. Willens was second in command of the Warren Commission’s staff. He was on leave to the Commission from the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Before joining the Commission, Mr. Willens had been involved in assessing the legal issues facing the United States from the moment President Kennedy was killed. As second in command at the Commission, Mr. Willens played a major role in selecting Commission staff and in determining the issues and investigatory process to be addressed by the Commission. Mr. Willens maintained a diary of the day-to-day workings of the Commission. That diary has become the basis of a soon-to-be released book by Mr. Willens entitled “History Will Prove Us Right.” It is about the workings of the Warren Commission.
  • Judge Brendan Sheehan (moderator): Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brendan Sheehan, a former Cuyahoga County prosecutor, has been a long-time student of the assassination of President Kennedy. Judge Sheehan will serve as moderator and master-of-ceremonies.
  • Judge C. Ellen Connally: A retired Cleveland Municipal Court judge, Judge Connally is currently the president of the Cuyahoga County Council. She has completed her course work for a PhD in history and has researched efforts to try Jefferson Davis for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Judge Connally will highlight issues in the prosecution of the assassins of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley, and will contrast them with the problems faced by the nation in determining the essential facts related to the assassination of President Kennedy.
  • Steven Dever: Mr. Dever is a former Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. He defended the County against a civil action to secure a judgment of innocence for accused murderer Samuel Sheppard. Improper media publicity had been a critical factor in the reversal of Sheppard’s criminal conviction. Mr. Dever will discuss the legal issues related to pre-trial publicity that would have occurred if there had been a trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Jerome Emoff: Mr. Emoff is a former Cuyahoga County Public Defender who has been a highly respected criminal defense lawyer for nearly 40 years. In a trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, his defense lawyer would have been faced with overwhelming evidence of lies by Oswald to the Dallas police – that he did not own a rifle, that he did not know the identity of the person on a forged Selective Service card found in his wallet, that he never lived at an address where a photograph of him with a rifle was taken, and that the photograph was a forgery. Mr. Emoff will address questions of how one professionally and ethically represents a client whom he believes is lying.
  • Magistrate William Vodrey: A magistrate of the Cleveland Municipal Court and a former prosecutor, Magistrate Vodrey has long been a student of the assassination of President Kennedy. He will explore the legal issues related to the spousal privilege of Oswald’s estranged wife Marina, Oswald’s earlier alleged attempt to kill former U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Edwin Walker, and the potential introduction of Oswald’s political activities and beliefs that would have arisen at a trial of the accused presidential assassin.
  • Jonathan Witmer-Rich: Prof. Witmer-Rich teaches criminal law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Public Defender. The investigation of Lee Harvey Oswald by the Dallas Police Department would have raised serious questions with respect to Oswald’s Fifth Amendment rights and the conduct of police line-ups if Oswald had gone to trial. Prof. Witmer-Rich will discuss the status of such rights in 1963, how they might have affected an Oswald trial, and the status of those rights today.


At a Glance:

What: JFK’s Assassination and the Law: 50 Years Later

Who: Eight-member panel of legal experts including two former staff members of the Warren Commission.

Where: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Court Room (1801 Euclid Ave.)

When: Friday, December 6, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Why: Observing the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, a look at the legal issues relating to the investigation and hypothetical trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Registration: Attorneys seeking CLE credit, $160 paid seven days in advance; less than seven days in advance, $175. CMLAA members deduct $10. General public, $20; Free with student I.D.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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JFK’s Assassination and the Law: 50 Years Later

Meeting of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission

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Meeting of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission - At this meeting, OCRC Commissioners will hear arguments from parties of discrimination complaints and will rule on cases that have undergone investigation in one of the agency's five regional offices.

The ORCR receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, housing, places of public accommodation, credit, and higher education on the basis of race, color, sex, age, ancestry, religion, national origin, disability, and families with children,.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Meeting of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission

Homecoming Weekend: Principles of Professionalism & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Law

CLE credit: 
1.5 hours
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Principles of Professionalism & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Law
Law School Moot Court Room
1.5 hours of Ohio Free CLE

Registration required:
Please contact rsvpnull@law.csuohio.nulledu or call 216-687-4617
 

This event is part of Cleveland-Marshall's Homecoming festivities. For more information on all the weekend's events visit http://www.csuohio.edu/homecoming

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 9:30am to 11:00am
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Homecoming Event: Professionalism & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Law

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