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Journal of Law and Health Symposium: Bullies in a Wired World: Cyberspace Victimization’s Impact on Adolescent Mental Health and the Need for Cyberbullying Legislation in Ohio

CLE credit: 
3 free hours
Weight: 
0

Cyberbullying's negative impact on adolescent mental health and increasing cases of cyberbullying-induced teen suicide compelled thirty-four states to pass specific cyberbullying legislation. Ohio has also been affected by the disturbing trend. In the past five years, four teens from Mentor High School took their own lives after relentless bullying. The current cyberbullying bill pending in Ohio, the "Jessica Logan Act," is named after a Cincinnati teen who committed suicide after months of online bullying. 

A broad range of speakers will demonstrate the legal and clinical implications of cyberbullying: 

Senator Joe Schiavoni, lead sponsor of the pending Ohio Senate Bill 127, the Jessica Logan Act, which requires that public school bullying policies: (1) prohibit bullying by electronic means; (2) address certain acts that occur off school property; and (3) require staff training on the bullying policy. 

Cynthia Logan, the mother of Jessica Logan, a Cincinnati teen who took her own life after relentless bullying. 

Tim Boehnlein, Training and Education Director of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center of Cleveland. Mr. Boehnlein will address cyberbullying-induced suicide, depression, and adolescent cyberbullying victims’ emotional development. He will also address the legal steps the Center takes when helping adolescent cyberbullying and domestic violence victims. Mr. Boehnlein will be accompanied by Johanna Orozco, a Cleveland woman who was stalked and cyberbullied by her high school boyfriend until his aggression turned violent.

David Frattare, Lead Investigator of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Cleveland. He will discuss the evidentiary problems encountered when investigating cyberbullying cases for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors’ Office and the rehabilitation problems with criminalizing juveniles for cyberbullying conduct.

Pre-registration not necessary; register at the door.

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Journal of Law and Health: Cyberbullying Symposium

Criminal Justice Forum I: Establishing a New Constitutional Court for South Africa: Adapting the Common Law to Reflect a Democratic Criminal Justice System

CLE credit: 
1 free hour
Weight: 
-7
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Justice Richard Goldstone


Justice Richard Goldstone

One of the central features of South Africa's transition from apartheid to a constitutional democracy was the establishment of a new Constitutional Court with the power first to approve the new Constitution and then to interpret and enforce its provisions, including the expansive Bill of Rights. Justice Richard J. Goldstone was appointed by President Nelson Mandela to the new Court and participated in many of its early decisions. He will discuss the complex issues involved in establishing a new apex court for post-apartheid South Africa with a particular focus on how it shaped a new democratic criminal justice system. Among his discussion points, he will address the constitutionality of the death penalty--a highly contentious issue in the constitutional negotiations that resulted in an equally contentious decision by the Court; the presumption of innocence; and crimes relating to gender and sexual orientation.

During South Africa’s transition from Apartheid to democracy in the early 1990s, Justice Goldstone served as the chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding Public Violence and Intimidation, which came to be known as the Goldstone Commission. His judicial career includes appointment to the Transvaal Supreme Court in 1980 and later to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa. After serving as the first chief prosecutor of the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Justice Goldstone returned to South Africa and was appointed a judge of the Constitutional Court in 1994, remaining on the court until 2003.

Justice Goldstone is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the MacArthur Award for International Justice, the International Human Rights Award of the American Bar Association, and Honorary Doctorates of Law from universities around the globe.

Since 2004, Justice Goldstone has taught as a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, and Georgetown Law School among others.

 

CLE Course Materials

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, September 9, 2011 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum I: Justice Richard Goldstone

Criminal Justice Forum II: Constitution Day: Mapp v. Ohio

CLE credit: 
1 free hour approved
Weight: 
0

Doralee Mapp, 1957. Read more about the fascinating case, and its place in Cleveland history, on the Cleveland Memory Project website.

In honor of Constitution Day, please join C|M|LAW and Cleveland State University for a premier showing of the film, The Constitution Project: Search and Seizure,* which features Mapp v. Ohio, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court Fourth Amendment case that originated in the Cleveland area.

After the film, Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich will lead a discussion about the exclusionary rule: what should happen when the police illegally invade someone's privacy in violation of the Fourth Amendment? He will discuss the history of the exclusionary rule, describe the continued debate about the wisdom of excluding reliable evidence in a criminal trial, and then lead the audience in a discussion of that debate.

A reception in the law school atrium will follow the program.

*This film is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and it will not be officially released until Constitution Day 2012.

 

 

CLE Materials:

1. Pizzi
2. Bloom & Fentin
3. California v. Cahan
4. Mapp v. Ohio

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum II: Constitution Day: Mapp v. Ohio

Meeting of The Ohio Civil Rights Commission

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0

Ohio Civil Rights Commission will hold a hearing in C|M|LAW’s Moot Court Room. The meeting is open to the public and students are particularly encouraged to attend. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a question and answer session with the attendees. The hearing itself will begin at 10 a.m. and will last approximately two hours. Two cases will be heard -- one regarding a housing discrimination issue involving alleged discrimination by a landlord against families with children and the other concerning an allegation of wrongful termination due to unlawful retaliation against an employee.

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission enforces state laws against discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Meeting of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission

Health Policy and Health Advocacy: A Conversation with the Health Policy Director of the United Way Worldwide

Weight: 
-8
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Hrant Jamgochian

Jamgochian is the Director of Health Policy for United Way Worldwide, where he serves as the lead health expert on its public policy team, working with its more than 1,200 state and local affiliates to help improve the health of all Americans. He previously served as the Director of Congressional and State Relations at the American Pharmacists Association working to expand patient access to pharmaceutical care services. He also worked to help enact mental health parity legislation during his tenure at the American Psychological Association. Jamgochian received his Juris Doctor from the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law and a Master of Laws in Global Health Law from the Georgetown University Law Center.

This free event is open to the public.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, March 28, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Short title: 
Health Policy Director of the United Way Worldwide

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