Public Lectures

Visiting Scholar: Richard A. Epstein - Leveling Down, or Leveling Up

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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host Visiting Scholar Richard Epstein, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, Wednesday, March 9 at 5 p.m. The lecture topic is "Leveling Down, or Leveling Up."

Synopsis

Income inequality has become a rallying cry in modern progressive circles. The current illusion is that higher taxes and stiffer regulations can raise the bottom even if it lowers the top. But in fact the likely consequence of these efforts is to continue the downward economic drift of the past decade. It is far easier to level down than it is to level up. The former does not require the economic growth necessary for the latter. Indeed, every known approach for reducing economic inequality is likely to reduce welfare across the income spectrum. This lecture explains how best to reverse the current downward spiral.

About Richard A. Epstein

Richard A. Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and widely published author, best known for his writings and studies on classical liberalism, torts, and law and economics. Epstein is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago and has served as a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. From 2001 to 2010, he was a director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago. 

Epstein has published more than 15 books spanning over 30 years. His latest book, The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (Harvard U. Press, 2014), urges a return to the classical liberal theory of governance that animated the framers’ original text, and to the limited government this theory supports.

In 2000, a study published in The Journal of Legal Studies identified Epstein as the 12th-most cited legal scholar of the 20th century.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Visiting Scholar: Richard A. Epstein

Cleveland State Law Review Symposium: Regulating Big Data in the Digital Age

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Businesses today are continually developing more sophisticated means of collecting and using data. Deliberate attacks to attempt to access this sensitive information have increased as well, yet a comprehensive regulatory scheme has not developed at the same rapid pace. The Cleveland State Law Review symposium is an opportunity to address this issue by creating a dialogue between regulated entities and government agencies in a way that promotes a creative legal approach to ensuring security and privacy.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room and Atrium)
Event date: 
Friday, April 8, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
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Cleveland State Law Review Symposium

Journal of Law & Health Symposium - Fear the Walking File: The Dangers of Cyber Breach within the Healthcare Industry

CLE credit: 
3 hours pending
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room and Atrium)

The Journal of Law & Health will compile a panel of legal scholars and practitioners, as well as experts in the fields of computer engineering, coding, healthcare risk management, credit protection experts and others closely related to cyber security or identity theft within the healthcare field. The panel will discuss the existing legal framework in place to protect private personal information disseminated among healthcare providers and potential redress for injuries caused by cyber attacks or lack of conformity to regulation. The panel will further discuss potential remedies to prevent future digital identity theft within the healthcare field.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
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Journal of Law & Health Symposium

Employment and Labor Law Lecture: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown - Assault on Workers’ Rights: Labor Law and the Erosion of Worker Protections

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Complimentary lunch is available to those who RSVP by February 22. To RSVP email p.e.donovannull@csuohio.nulledu (email: p.e.donovannull@csuohio.nulledu ) or call 216.687.5280.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host United States Senator Sherrod Brown for an Employment and Labor Law Lecture, Monday, February 29 at 12 p.m. The lecture topic is "Assault on Workers’ Rights: Labor Law and the Erosion of Worker Protections."

Note: This event does not offer CLE credit.

About Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown is the senior United States Senator from Ohio, in office since January 2007. Before his election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 13th congressional district from 1993 to 2007. Senator Brown previously served as the Ohio Secretary of State (1983–1991) and as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1974–1982). 

As a member of the U.S. Senate, Senator Brown has joined several committees including Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP); and Veterans’ Affairs. In 2010, he was selected to join the powerful Appropriations Committee, the first Democrat from Ohio to serve on the committee since the 1890’s.

Senator Brown has argued against free trade on the grounds that labor activism was responsible for the growth of the U.S. middle class, and that the U.S. economy is harmed by trade relations with countries that lack labor regulations that have resulted from activism. He has challenged presidents of both parties on free trade agreement, leading bipartisan opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1993 – as a freshman in the U.S. House of Representatives – and to the Central America Free Trade Agreement in 2005.

Senator Brown currently states to be working on trade policies that promote U.S. workers, small businesses and manufacturers while creating jobs and expanding markets through an aggressive export promotion strategy.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, February 29, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Employment and Labor Law Lecture: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Criminal Justice Forum III: Teresa Fedor & Greta Johnson - Rape Reform in Ohio: Eliminating the Statute of Limitations and Lifting the Spousal Exemption

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1.0 free hour
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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host the Criminal Justice Forum III, “Rape Reform in Ohio: Eliminating the Statute of Limitations and Lifting the Spousal Exemption,” Monday, February 22 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Ohio State Representatives Teresa Fedor and Greta Johnson.

About Teresa Fedor

Representative Teresa Fedor is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives who has represented the 45th and 47th Districts since 2010. She was elected to the Ohio Senate in 2002 and served as a member until 2010, prior to that, the citizens of Toledo elected her to serve the 52nd district of the Ohio House of Representatives in 2000. A proud veteran, she served in the United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard, before receiving a B.S. in Education from the University of Toledo. She spent 18 years in the classroom before pursuing public service. 

About Greta Johnson 

Representative Greta Johnson represents Ohio’s 35th District. A first term representative, Johnson is a fierce advocate for women, voicing concerns over sexual assault and domestic violence. She attended the University of Akron, earning her BA in Secondary Education in 1999, MA in Higher Education Administration in 2001, and her JD in Law in 2004. She has worked in the Prosecutor’s Office for Mahoning County, Summit County and the City of Akron since 2004. Johnson serves on the House Judiciary Committee, House Armed Services Committee, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Criminal Justice Forum III: Teresa Fedor & Greta Johnson

Visiting Scholar: Pierre de Vos - LGBT Rights in South Africa

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1.0 free hour pending
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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host Visiting Scholar Pierre de Vos, the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town, “Wednesday, January 13 at 5 p.m. The lecture, "LGBT Rights in South Africa," is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Ohio, Equality Ohio, City Club of Cleveland and the American Constitution Society.

About Pierre de Vos

Pierre de Vos is the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. De Vos studied at the University of Stellenbosch, Columbia University (New York), and the University of Western Cape, where he held a professorship. He has published widely in academic journals on issues of constitutional law, on topics that include the right to housing, marriage equality and citizenship rights, and political parties and democracy. He co-edited South African Constitutional Law in Context, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. His blog, www.constitutionallyspeaking.co.za, offers constitutional perspective on social and political issues of contemporary South Africa and is widely read and syndicated on the Daily Maverick, one of South Africa’s leading online news platforms. He is widely quoted in the media on constitutional and socio-legal issues.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Visiting Scholar: Pierre de Vos - LGBT Rights in South Africa

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

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

Federalist Society Meeting

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Special guest: Mr. Curtis Dubay.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (LB207)

"The Minimum Wage: What is more just, raising it or eliminating it altogether?"

Program will consist of an hour-long lecture, followed by discussion and Q/A regarding the minimum wage debate.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Federalist Society Meeting

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