Professor Mark Sundahl
Director, Global Space Law Center
Contracting with nasa: how to take advantage of nasa's public/private partnerships & counsel your clients
NASA is a world leader in creating a variety of opportunities for the participation of private companies to further NASA missions and support the development of the aerospace industry. From traditional federal acquisition processes, to the more flexible Space Act Agreements and the licensing of NASA techologies, NASA offers a variety of partnership opportunities. Which approach you take is the question that will be addressed in this fascinating CLE program about the private space industry.
The CSU Cleveland-Marshall Law School Name Committee will host this Zoom webinar forum.
In the summer of 2020, we learned about a petition urging CSU Cleveland-Marshall and UIC John Marshall Law School to remove any reference to Chief Justice John Marshall in our law schools’ names because of Chief Justice Marshall’s association with slavery. Dean Fisher immediately formed a Law School Name Committee consisting of faculty, staff, students, and alumni to seek wide input, develop findings and options, and make a recommendation to our faculty for consideration about whether “Marshall,” named after Chief Justice John Marshall, should be removed from our Law School’s name, and if so, a recommendation about the new name of our Law School. Ultimately, a name change will be a university decision.
Dean Fisher has publicly noted that we must take the petition to change the name of our law school and the spirit in which it was written very seriously. Our law school rejects and condemns racism in all its forms - overt, covert, and systemic, and we accept our responsibility to evaluate our role in perpetuating racism, whether it is conscious or unconscious.
The Committee has decided to host some forums this semester to provide context to the issue of whether “Marshall” should be removed from our law school name. The March 22 forum is focused on how institutions such as ours should approach important decisions like the one before us and how we should face, understand, confront, and reckon with our nation's history and its legacy.
These forums are not intended to directly deal with the question of whether we should change our name or to advocate for any particular viewpoint. Rather, the purpose is to better understand how historians view institutional name changes and how other institutions have approached similar issues. The forums will intentionally present differing views and opinions on this subject.
Removing “Marshall” from our law school’s name would be a very consequential decision by the College of Law and Cleveland State University that requires careful study and thoughtful consideration of different viewpoints from our entire law school and university community. The legacy of Chief Justice John Marshall is complex and we are drawing on scholarly expertise to explore and examine that legacy as a part of our process.
We are an historic institution and are very proud of our iconic history. The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is the direct descendant of two law schools, the Cleveland Law School founded in 1897, and the John Marshall School of Law, founded in 1916. In 1946, the two law schools merged to become Cleveland-Marshall Law School. In 1969, the law school joined Cleveland State University and was renamed the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. We consistently have been the law school for many women and men who have broken gender, race, ethnic, economic, and generational barriers to make change and advance progress in social justice, civil rights, and public service.
In considering a name change, we will incorporate wide input and will be guided by our proud history, our guiding values, our law school’s mission Learn Law. Live Justice, and the values and mission of Cleveland State University.
Forum Panelists :
Professor Garrett Epps
Professor Garrett Epps is Legal Affairs Editor of The Washington Monthly. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has also taught Constitutional Law at American University, Boston College, Duke, and the University of Oregon. His books include Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Civil Rights in Post-Civil War America and American Epic: Reading the US Constitution.
Professor Jacqueline Jones
Professor Jacqueline Jones is President of the American Historical Association and the Ellen C. Temple Professor of Women’s History and Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses in American history. Before coming to UT, she taught at Wellesley College, Brown University, and Brandeis University. She is president of the American Historical Association. She was a MacArthur Fellow from 1999 to 2004. Jones is the author of several books, including A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America.
Professor Ashley N. Woodson
Professor Ashley N. Woodson is the Assistant Director of the National Center of Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Prior to this appointment, she served in the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri. She is co-editor of the volume, The Future Is Black: Afropessimism, Fugitivity and Radical Hope in Education with Carl A. Grant and Michael Dumas.
“Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.” ― George Bernard Shaw
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** Please note that this is NOT an event to litigate the validity of the holdings of these cases or any moral objections to same-sex or interracial marriage. Intolerance will not be tolerated.***"
Join us for the Official Launch party for C|M|LAW alumnus Terry Gilbert's book, Trying Times. This virtual event will take place on March 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is proud to partner with Act 3 publishers to host the official launch party for CSU C|M|LAW alumnus and Hall of Fame Member Terry Gilbert's book, Trying Times. The free, virtual event will take place on March 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
“I am delighted to join with CSU C|M|LAW to officially launch my memoir, Trying Times,” said Gilbert, a 1973 CSU C|M|LAW graduate. “My deep roots with the law school as a student in the early 70’s profoundly impacted my commitment to social justice. In the midst of dramatic political and cultural change, I and my fellow students pushed for a more progressive approach to legal education and programs as a vehicle to address societal inequities. Trying Times discusses the critical role Cleveland-Marshall played in shaping my career as an activist lawyer.”
Trying Times recounts Gilbert’s 50-year struggle as a people’s lawyer that was forged during the social upheaval of the 1970s. Dedicating his life to pursuing justice for the disenfranchised, Gilbert puts his cases in historical context and demonstrates that even losing a case can move public opinion in the direction of equity. It was Gilbert who, in the early ’70s, filed one of the first lawsuits against the Cleveland Indians to stop what he believed was their stereotyping of indigenous people.
“Terry Gilbert’s life story explains the importance of challenging the status quo and breaking down barriers,” said CSU C|M|LAW Dean and Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair in Law Lee Fisher who wrote the foreword to the book. “He has used his voice and his expert knowledge of the law to be a warrior for change and a guardian of justice.”
Written in collaboration with Carlo Wolff, Gilbert’s memoir attests to the two Americas: one for the wealthy and powerful and the other for minorities and the poor. Gilbert’s notable legal career includes teaming with legendary radical lawyer William Kunstler to defend native Americans at Wounded Knee and his advocacy on behalf of Sam Reese Sheppard seeking to clear the name of his father, Dr. Sam Sheppard.
“This is our latest published memoir of game-changing professionals including rock promoter Mike Belkin, award-winning journalist Dave Lange, and pioneering architect Robert P. Madison,” said Act 3 managing partner and Trying Times editor Jaime Lombardo. “Terry’s colorful career began in Cleveland, but its impact has gone nationwide. His struggle against the system began over 50 years ago, and it still resonates clearly in 2021.”
While attending CSU C|M|LAW, Gilbert helped fight for changes to the law school’s curriculum and clinics to acknowledge social justice issues. He completed internships for the ACLU and the National Lawyers Guild, where he represented Ohio University students arrested for a Vietnam War protest. Gilbert has expressed that those early opportunities to apply his legal knowledge in the field were important to the success of his practice.
Gilbert, who was recognized with the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association’s Alumni of the Year Award in 2014 and was inducted as an inaugural member into CSU C|M|LAW’s Hall of Fame in 2018, has remained active with his alma mater along with long-time partner and fellow CSU C|M|LAW Hall of Fame Member Gordon Friedman, who Gilbert met as a student while Friedman was a professor at the law school. Terry and his wife Robin established the Terry and Robin Gilbert Social Justice Fellowship at CSU C|M|LAW, to support students and new graduates looking to work with public interest groups, government offices, or to advocate, represent, or do research in the areas of civil and human rights and criminal justice.
For more information or to purchase Trying Times visit tryingtimes.act3creative.com/
“As we talked about, I am the first person in my family to graduate from college. So I have not had anyone who could really help me with my law school decision. Your encouragement and insights came just at the right time. I hope to “pay it forward” some day when I am a lawyer by mentoring a future law student!” – Admitted Student for Fall 2021 First Year Class
Working with clients remotely this fall due to pandemic protocols, CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Civil Litigation Clinic students have faced a set unforeseen obstacles. Undeterred, the students have worked diligently to still provide successful representation in Unemployment Compensation disputes at a time of great need.
The Cleveland-Marshall Federal Bar Association Student Chapter is hosting the sequel to the Networking Best Practices Workshop it hosted during the Fall 2020 semester. Networking with Confidence: Best Practices in Action will provide C|M|LAW students with an opportunity to virtually network with lawyers from the Northern Ohio legal community in a controlled environment. Students will be sent a networking guide prior to the event that will include tips and advice on how to best prepare for a networking event. The FBA Student Chapter intends to match students to lawyers according to their practice area interests and provide students with time to properly prepare. The biggest benefit of participating in this networking event is participating lawyers will provide brief feedback forms to each student indicating what the student did well and what the student can improve.
Sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Federal Bar Association Student Chapter
“Thank you so much for the calls and concerns-it is greatly appreciated. I am so lucky to call Cleveland Marshall College of Law my law school." – 2L student recovered from COVID-19