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Criminal Justice Forum IV: Michael Tonry - Why and Whither Mass Imprisonment?

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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.

Synopsis

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).

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum IV: Michael Tonry

Different Paths to Law: Celebrating Two Years of the Solo Practice Incubator

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1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

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 or r.a.pawliknull@csuohio.nulledu (email: r.a.pawliknull@csuohio.nulledu ) by 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. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Short title: 
Solo Practice Incubator Celebration

Police Use of Force Program Series - Cleveland's Consent Decree

CLE credit: 
1.0 free hour pending
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

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.

Featured Speakers:

  • 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

Moderator:

Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Police Use of Force Program Series - Cleveland's Consent Decree

CMLAA Event: Keep Calm, Carry On, Keep Your License

CLE credit: 
3 hours
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Speakers:

  • 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

REGISTER HERE

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Saturday, December 5, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Short title: 
CMLAA Event: Keep Calm, Carry On, Keep Your License

Unfinished Business: The State of LGBT Rights Post - Obergefell

CLE credit: 
3.5 free pending
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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.

Topics Include:

Obergefell v. Hodges

• Family Law

• Employment Law

• LGBT Rights & Religious Liberties

Featured Speaker

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.

Additional Speakers

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

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, October 30, 2015 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Short title: 
Unfinished Business: The State of LGBT Rights Post - Obergefell

Criminal Justice Forum II: Seeking Truth in the Balkans

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2 free pending
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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.

Panelists:

  • 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
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum II: Seeking Truth in the Balkans

Education Law Association: Safe Schools Panel: Safety and Legal Issues for K-12 and Higher Education Campuses

CLE credit: 
2.5 free hours
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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

Panelists:

  • 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.
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:45pm
Short title: 
Safe Schools Panel: Safety and Legal Issues

Preventing Police Misconduct: The Dirty Harry Syndrome

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Speech, with commentary by Prof. Jonathan Witmer-Rich, regarding police use of force and accountability procedures and policies.

Sponsored by the Federalist Society

Event date: 
Monday, October 5, 2015 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Short title: 
Preventing Police Misconduct

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