Cleveland-Marshall hosts the Stokes Scholars, a Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association pipeline diversity program for college students who are interested in attending law school in the future.
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 third installment in this use of force program series will explain the details of Cleveland's Consent Decree. The panelists, who were intimately involved in the negotiations that produced the final consent decree, will begin the program by outlining the details of the agreement. The discussion will then focus on the judicial and external monitoring necessary to ensure the consent decree's success. To close, the panel will discuss how to keep the legal and civic communities engaged in the coming months and years.
Carole Rendon, First Assistant US Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
Barbara Langhenry, Law Director, City of Cleveland
Gary Singletary, Chief Counsel, City of Cleveland
Moderator: Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Associate Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
The Sherwin-Williams Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Christopher M. Connor will deliver the commencement address at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2015. The ceremony will take place Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cleveland State University Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center.
Connor will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Cleveland State University during the graduation ceremony.
Connor began his career with Sherwin-Williams in 1983 as director of advertising for the company’s Paint Stores Group, and has served as chairman and CEO for the past 15 years. During that time, Sherwin-Williams has grown into a global leader of paint and coating products with over $11 billion in annual sales and more than 4,100 company-owned stores and facilities. Sherwin-Williams ranked 278 on the 2014 Fortune 500 list, and is the fifth-largest company based in Northeast Ohio.
An Akron, Ohio native, Connor is heavily involved in the region, maintaining civic and community board engagements with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, The Playhouse Square Foundation, University Hospitals Health System and the Greater Cleveland Partnership. He serves on the board of the Eaton Corporation and is Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
A ticket is required for all attendees of the commencement ceremony. Immediately following the ceremony, graduates and guests will be invited to attend a reception at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.
The Cleveland State Law Review is proud to present a timely debate concerning the influence of money in today's political culture. Presenters will discuss the basic concerns of money in politics, as well as creative solutions to these concerns. Each presenter will present on individual topics for twenty minutes each, followed by a thirty minute question and answer panel discussion.
The symposium precedes a keynote address by renowned Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig "How Money (in politics) Matters."
- Professor Bruce Ledewitz, Duquesne Law School
- Professor James G. Wilson, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
- Professor Eugene D. Mazo, Wake Forest University School of Law
- The Honorable Lynn Adelman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Presented by Cleveland–Marshall College of Law, the Cleveland–Marshall Law Alumni Association, the Northeast Ohio Chapter and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, and the ACLU of Ohio
"Cleveland's Consent Decree: The Path Forward" with focus on the consent decree being negotiated between the Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland. The speakers will discuss the consent-degree-negotiation process, explore the hot-button issues at the center of those negotiations, and discuss how to create effective and enforceable solutions to the problems identified in the DOJ’s investigation. A reception will follow the event.
Carole Rendon, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
Professor David A. Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Moderator: Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a public screening of the political documentary “Pay 2 Play,” Wednesday April 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court Room. The event is free and open to the public.
“Pay 2 Play” follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, where politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Among the central focuses of the film is Ohio’s importance to the national political spectrum – and the political corruption that has resulted.
"There's nothing more important to our economy and our democracy than getting big money out of politics. Watch this film and learn why," said Robert B. Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor.
The documentary features a cast of over 25 legal, political and media experts including Lawrence Lessig, the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and the Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Lessig will speak at Cleveland-Marshall Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. on “How Money (in politics) Matters.”
CLICK HERE for more information on Lessig’s CLE lecture.
The Cleveland-Marshall Sports Negotiation Competition and Symposium, run by the Entertainment and Sports Law Association, is a competition focused on contractual agreements in sports. Using current situations in professional sports, students will negotiate contractual agreements using the fact patterns and information provided. With contracts being the driving force of sports, students will be able to hone their negotiation skills and ability to comprehend these agreements.
Number of Teams: 40 maximum (open nationally to all MBA and Law schools)
Entry Fee: $500 registration fee. Teams can register through March 15th.
Accepted Entrants: Student teams from all accredited law schools and master's programs will be accepted.
Events: All participating students are invited to attend the Entertainment and Sports Law Association's 5th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium on April 10. There will be additional social and networking events during the competition days for those in attendance.
Contact: If you have any questions or would like more information on registration, please contact ESLA President Ricky Volante at.
Additional Resources: Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy
ATTENTION: This event has been postponed due to weather conditions and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host “Electronic Discovery and the Pending Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," Friday, February 20 at 9:00 a.m. This event, sponsored by Eaton Corporation and presented by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in partnership with the Cleveland eDiscovery Roundtable, will examine pending changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their relationship to electronic discovery.
Panel I: Judicial Perspectives
Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Judge James G. Carr, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Judge Benita Y. Pearson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Moderator: Professor Brian E. Ray, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Panel II: Practitioner Perspectives
Julie Harris, Counsel, The Lubrizol Corporation
Ted Hiser, Counsel, Jones Day Cleveland
Katherine Wall, Counsel Litigation, Eaton Corporation
Moderator: Timothy Opsitnick, founder and General Counsel of JurInnov
Executive Board transition and final meeting.