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The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum: Alan Silber - The New York Times v. DEA: Developments in Marijuana Legalization

CLE credit: 
1.0 free
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Alan Silber, a graduate of Duke University and Columbia Law School, has been a leader in the marijuana legalization movement for many years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, chaired that group’s Drug Law Reform Committee, and lectured around the country on issues involving drug law reform. Silber served on the ABA Drug Law reform committee and the board of advisors of the Drug Policy Foundation.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum: Alan Silber

Constiution Day Lecture: Roger Newman - One Nation Under Surveillance

CLE credit: 
1.0 hour free
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Roger Newman is the author of "Hugo Black: A Biography," a work that won the Scribes Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography. He also co-authored "Banned Films: Movies, Censors and the First Amendment," and was editor-in-chief of "The Constitution and Its Amendments.” Newman taught for seven years as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is currently working on a book on the Supreme Court against the backdrop of the conservative movement over the past forty years.

Newman’s writings have appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation and The American Lawyer as well as many other academic and legal publications and newspapers. He has lectured extensively with over 200 appearances and university’s throughout the county, and has appeared on NPR, PBS, C-Span and Entertainment Tonight.

“One Nation Under Surveillance” Synopsis

If the first casualty of war is truth, civil liberties are second. Panic leads the way, with such examples as the internment of American citizens of Japanese descent during World War II and McCarthyism purges during the Cold War. The reaction to 9-11 has threatened civil liberties in a potentially much more dangerous way. The government is keeping records of everything we do digitally, even on admittedly rare occasion listening to our phone calls. A National Surveillance State has been created. Even just walking on the street is often recorded. The dangers are obvious. Americans are losing their privacy as the government to an unprecedented extent is monitoring communications and recording in public, seemingly in perpetuity. The ramifications just cannot be understated and simply put, it is the hottest issue in the country.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Constiution Day Lecture: Roger Newman

Criminal Justice Forum I: Prof. Stephen Vladeck - Military Justice and Article III

CLE credit: 
1.0 free
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Stephen I. Vladeck is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship at American University Washington College of Law. His teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, national security law, and international criminal law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, he was part of the legal team that successfully challenged the Bush Administration's use of military tribunals at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557 (2006), and has co-authored party and amicus briefs in a host of other major lawsuits, many of which have challenged the U.S. government’s surveillance and detention of terrorism suspects. Vladeck, who is a co-editor of Aspen Publishers’ leading national security and counterterrorism law casebooks, has authored reports on related topics for a wide range of organizations, including the First Amendment Center, the Constitution Project, and the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security.
 

“Military Justice and Article III”

The Supreme Court has long held that federal adjudication before judges lacking Article III’s salary and tenure protections is permissible today only in the three categories of cases in which the Court has previously allowed it — all cases before federal “territorial” courts; criminal prosecutions before military tribunals; and “public rights” adjudication before non-Article III judicial or administrative bodies. And although the Justices have repeatedly grappled with the outer bounds of this last category in recent years, they have generally accepted the first two as settled. Scholars have followed suit, with virtually all of the extensive literature in the field focusing on the specific scope of the public rights exception, or on the search for cross-cutting theories of Article III. As a result, it has been decades since any concerted effort has been undertaken to rationalize the scope of the military exception — whether to the Constitution’s text or purpose or to more prudential considerations. And although the similarly neglected territorial courts have remained largely untouched over the past quarter-century, the same period has witnessed significant expansions in the scope of both court-martial and military commission jurisdiction to encompass offenses and offenders not previously thought to be amenable to military, rather than civilian, trials. Although these expansions have been especially pronounced with regard to the scope of court-martial jurisdiction, they are also reflected in, for example, the en banc D.C. Circuit’s 2014 decision in the Al Bahlul Guantánamo military commission appeal. Given these expansions, the litigation that they have provoked, and the tensions they have placed upon the military exception, the time has long since passed for a reassessment of where and how military justice fits into our understanding of Article III.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum I: Prof. Stephen Vladeck

Summer Ride

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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Craig M. Boise invites alumni and friends to join him for the third annual Cleveland-Marshall Summer Ride. The riders will stop for lunch and explore the Greater Cleveland area during a relaxing day of biking.

NEW DATE
Saturday, July 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The ride will depart from and conclude at:
Panera Bread
4301 Richmond Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122 (Near Harvard Road)

If you are able to join, RSVP to rsvpnull@law.csuohio.nulledu (email: rsvpnull@law.csuohio.nulledu ) or by calling Rita Pawlik at 216.687.4617.

Guests are welcome to join. See you on the bike!

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
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Summer Ride

Cleveland State Law Review Symposium - History and the Meaning of the Constitution

CLE credit: 
3 hours approved
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Cleveland State Law Review Symposium - "History and the Meaning of the Constitution," co-sponsored by the Federalist Society 

Law and history are deeply intertwined. Legal thinkers and judges have employed varying approaches to using history when reading the Constitution. This symposium will explore history's role in this regard, whether it be through historical context, originalism, the spirit of Founding-era documents, or another of the various methods. 
 
Speakers:
  • Patrick Charles, "History as a Guidepost to Interpreting the Constitution"
  • Sheldon Gelman, "Court-packing and the 'Switch in Time': Recent Developments"
  • Scott Gerber, "Liberal Originalism: The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Interpretation"
  • Lee Strang, "Originalism's Promise and Limits"
 
Patrick Charles, J.D., is the author of numerous articles and books, including a forthcoming book entitled "Historicism, Originalism, and the Constitution: The Use and Abuse of the past in American Jurisprudence." Charles currently serves as a historian for Air Force Special Operations Command 352nd Special Operations Group. 
 
Sheldon Gelman, J.D., LL.M., writes about constitutional law, law and psychiatry, and jurisprudence, and his articles have appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Minnesota Law Review, and Constitutional Commentary, among others. He is a Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. 
 
Scott Douglas Gerber, Ph.D., J.D., has published eight books including, most recently, with Oxford University Press. He is a Professor of Law at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law and was recently named one of the top law professors in Ohio.
 
Lee Strang, J.D., LL.M., clerked for Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and was also an associate for Jenner & Block in Chicago. He is Professor of Law at the University of Toledo College of Law.
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 18, 2014 -
9:00am to 12:15pm
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Cleveland State Law Review Symposium

Free Screening of "Captain Phillips" and a discussion on piracy

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Join Cleveland-Marshall faculty and students for a free screening of the Oscar-nominated movie "Captain Phillips." The event will include a panel discussion with faculty experts including Milena Sterio, a leading expert on maritime piracy. "Captain Phillips" is based on the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, an incident during which merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Free Screening of "Captain Phillips" and a discussion on piracy

Global Business Law Review Symposium - A Look at International Human Rights and Labor Law’s Influence on Multinationals’ Corporate Responsibilities

CLE credit: 
3.25 hours approved
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Global Business Law Review Symposium - A Look at International Human Rights and Labor Law’s Influence on Multinationals’ Corporate Responsibilities

Barabara J. Fick:

Barbara J. Fick currently teaches at Notre Dame Law School and has worked with the American Center for International Labor Solidarity since 1995, advising and teaching trade union leaders in Central and Eastern Europe on issues relating to protecting worker rights and ensuring domestic compliance with international labor standards. Fick’s teaching and scholarship concentrate on various aspects of labor law such as employment discrimination, individual rights in the workplace, and international and comparative labor law.

Fick earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. A member of the Wisconsin Bar, Professor Fick has worked as an associate at the Milwaukee firm of Foley & Lardner and as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Philadelphia. While at the NLRB, she also lectured in law at St. Joseph’s University.

Donald C. Dowling:

Donald C. Dowling is a Partner at the firm of White & Chase in New York City. Dowling concentrates his practice on outbound international employment law (cross-border human resources law issues for multinational employers). Dowling's practice is one of two in the US ranked in the top tier in the only competitive ranking category of international labor/employment lawyers by PLC Which Lawyer?,, and Dowling is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the top 36 Labor & Employment lawyers in New York. He is also ranked by Legal 500, ABA Who's Who, ABA/IBA Who's Who and others as a top New York-based Employment lawyer.

Dowling has published dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters on various aspects of international employment law, including the international law journals of Cornell and Northwestern law schools. He has spoken around the world in English and Spanish on international law topics, including presenting a paper at Rhodes House, Oxford. He serves on the editorial boards of publications including: PLC Labor & Employment; ABA/Bloomberg BNA International Labor & Employment Laws (treatise); Thomson/West International HR Journal, and EuroWatch. As an adjunct professor, Dowling teaches law school classes in International Employment Law and European Union Law.

Marley Weiss:

Marley Weiss is a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Previously, Weiss worked as a visiting professor at the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, in Budapest, Hungary, and returned there as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer. Weiss served as chairperson of the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. National Administrative Office for the NAFTA Labor Side Agreement and as secretary of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. Weiss earned her J.D. from Harvard University, and specializes in all facets of labor and employment law, including comparative and international aspects of the field. Her work has been published on a wide range of related topics.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
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Global Business Law Review Symposium

Solo Practice Incubator: Informational Meeting

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Recent Cleveland-Marshall graduates interested in learning more about applying for occupancy in the new Solo Practice Incubator opening this February are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Room 237 of the law school. At this meeting, you will hear from Solo Incubator Advisory Council members and have the opportunity to get your questions answered.


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is now accepting attorney applications from recent graduates interested in launching their own solo law practices.

Recent Cleveland-Marshall graduates accepted into occupancy looking to start careers as legal entrepreneurs will be housed in a state-of-the-art, newly constructed office space situated in what was previously a section of the school’s law library. Each practitioner will establish his or her own private law practice over a two-year period in the practice area of their choosing.

Occupants will be provided with low-cost resources, including office space, office amenities and business services. Through a partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, reduced-cost health and liability insurance and vendor discounts will also be available to the practitioners.

Beyond the monetary advantages, occupants will benefit from substantial guidance in the practical management of their firms, and from the comradeship of fellow graduate entrepreneurs. The school’s Solo Incubator Advisory Council will host frequent presentations, workshops and CLE seminars by prominent Cleveland practitioners, local businesses, service providers and others. The incubator will also have a designated coordinator who will be available as a resource for guidance and troubleshooting, and will hold regular workshops to discuss practical management and pending matters.

Read more and download your Tenant Application at the Solo Practice Incubator website.

Complete informaton on the Solo Practice Incubator Grand Opening.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Room 237)
Event date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Solo Practice Incubator: Informational Meeting

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