This kick-off event for the CMLAA Mentor Program offers an opportunity for alumni mentors to meet their 1L mentees and begin their mentoring relationship.
Sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Professional Opportunities Committee.
This meeting is open to everyone and anyone who has interest in copyright, trademark and/or patent law!
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?” Hillel the Elder
“If not us, who? If not now, when?” – President John F. Kennedy
Our thoughts and prayers go out this morning to all those who have been affected by the tragic shootings in Las Vegas.
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” —John Maxwell
Featuring Professor George Mocsary, Asst. Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Professor Mocsary will be speaking about conceal and carry on campus, as well as how firearm owners are treated by the courts.
Food and beverage will be provided.
“Founders never leave our memories for they leave indelible footprints on our minds.” Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” – Babe Ruth
Judge James S. Gwin
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
In his 20 years on the federal bench, Judge James Gwin has been one of the most innovative judges in the country in his approach to sentencing. In his criminal cases, Judge Gwin adopted a practice of polling juries for their sentencing recommendations and comparing those with the sentences recommended by the federal sentencing guidelines. The results were striking--jurors who had heard the case and convicted the defendant recommended sentences that were, on average, dramatically lower than the guidelines recommend. In 2010, Judge Gwin published an article in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, arguing that his study showed that federal sentencing guidelines were out of line with community values about just punishment. More recently, Judge Gwin began basing his own sentencing decisions, in part, on the recommendations of the jurors, an innovative approach virtually unheard of in American criminal sentencing. His novel approach was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 2016. Drawing on his 20 years of sentencing criminal defendants under the federal sentencing guidelines, as well as his extensive research into this area, Judge Gwin will address the critical question of whether the federal sentencing guidelines lead to just punishment.
In partnership with the CMBA and the League of Women Voters
Session 1: Ohio Campaign Spending/Finance Laws
- Donald C. Brey, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
- Donald J. McTigue, McTigue and Colombo
Session 2: Alternative Campaign Funding Models Currently Used in Other States and Communities
- Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
- Cyndra Miller Cole, The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron
Registration to receive CLE credit is $30. Register with the CMBA