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Appellate Advocacy Seminar and 43rd Annual Moot Court Night

CLE credit: 
1.5 CLEs
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

The Honorable Maureen O'Connor, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio

The Honorable Benita Pearson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

The Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

This year's case will focus on a case involving comments a student made about a classmate online, and whether student internet speech that takes place off campus is fully protected by the First Amendment.

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Short title: 
Moot Court Night

The Legal Entrepreneurship Series: Demystifying Solo and Small Firm Practice: Strategies for Success

Weight: 
0

Demystifying Solo and Small Firm Practice: Strategies for Success in Legal Entrepreneurship

5-6 p.m. Presentation in Moot Court Room
6-7 p.m. Networking in Atrium

This is the first presentation in a new series designed to prepare students for success in a solo or small firm practice. At this event, you will meet our new advisory group, the C|M|LAW Solo and Small Firm Task Force, a dynamic group of practitioners ready to offer guidance and career tips to students and graduates interested in setting up a solo or small firm practice.

 
This networking event is open to current students, recent graduates, and our alumni community. Please e-mail careernull@law.csuohio.nulledu if you plan to attend.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Demystifying Solo and Small Firm Practice: Strategies for Success

Friedman & Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum II: Running Scared: Eviscerating Rights in a Post 9/11 World

CLE credit: 
1 free hour approved
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Michael Ratner
 


Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner is President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a nonprofit legal organization dedicated to protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He served as co-counsel in the Supreme Court case of Rasul v. Bush, which established that detainees at Guantanamo Bay had the right to invoke habeas corpus. He continues to fight against the undermining of fundamental rights in the name of the "war on terror" by representing victims of torture, rendition, and domestic spying. He has taught at Yale Law School and Columbia University Law School and is the author of many books and articles. In 2006, he was included by the National Law Journal on the list of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America." Mr. Ratner will speak about the erosion of civil rights following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

 

CLE Documents:
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/the-trial-of-donald-rumsfeld

http://www.alternet.org/vision/152528/the_meaning_and_importance_of_diss

Additional supporting document (not necessary to print for CLE):
Final Bush Canada Indictiment (PDF, 69 pages)

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum II: Eviscerating Rights in a Post 9/1

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
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
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

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