Sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law welcomes Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Ronald Wright to speak at a free Criminal Justice Forum CLE event Tuesday, April 2, at 5:00 p.m. Wright's talk, "The Jury Sunshine Project," will explore initial findings related to the racial disparities in jury selection. Professor Wright will generalize from the data collected by his research team about the race of jurors to ask more generally how accessible public records could transform criminal justice.
Ron Wright is one of the nation's best known criminal justice scholars. He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors. He is a board member of the Prosecution and Racial Justice Project of the Vera Institute of Justice, and has been an advisor or board member for Families Against Mandatory Minimum Sentences (FAMM), North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., and the Winston-Salem Citizens' Police Review Board. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, prosecuting antitrust and other white-collar criminal cases.
Join us for a spirited discussion on forensic science, the utility of Daubert challenges, and ethical limits of expert testimony in criminal cases. Using probabilistic genotyping as a case study, we'll consider reliability and other ripe topics for qualification and cross-examination challenges. Panelists will address forensic science expert testimony issues in both state and federal court contexts.
Andrea Whitaker, Attorney - William T. Whitaker, Co. LPA
Clinton Hughes, Staff Attorney - DNA Unit, Legal Aid Society (New York)
Marisa Darden, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
Erika Cunliffe, Appellate Unit - Cuyahoga County Public Defender
J. Philip Calabrese, Moderator, Partner - Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Free admission with registration.
2.0 Attorney Conduct Hours approved by the Ohio Supreme Court
Sponsored by: Northeast Ohio Lawyers and CMLaw Chapters of the American Constitution Society, Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association - Northern District of Ohio, and Northeast Ohio Board of Advocates of the Ohio Innocence Project.
Reception celebrating recent CMLaw alumni who passed the July 2018 Ohio Bar Exam and are newly admitted attorneys. We welcome all of our newly admitted attorneys and their family and friends!
Please RSVP to Amy Miller, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, at email@example.com or 216-687-2537.
Cleveland attorney and business leader P. Kelly Tompkins has made a $750,000 gift to his alma mater, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, to establish a substantive leadership education program for law students.
Actor and producer Michael K. Williams (Omar Little from The Wire, Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire) brings his HBO VICE documentary, “Raised in the System” to the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Williams will screen his one-hour documentary on the people impacted by the juvenile justice system, and then participate in a panel discussion and question-and-answer period about the film and the juvenile justice system. The event also features Williams’ nephew Dominic Dupont, one of the incarcerated persons featured in the documentary.
“Raised in the System” takes viewers inside detention facilities, where Williams speaks directly with juveniles about their pathways into the system. Williams also talks with incarcerated adults about how their experiences as juveniles contributed to their adult incarceration. Finally, Williams takes viewers into an elementary school classroom to hear from young children about the impacts on their lives of parents and family members who are incarcerated. The film also explores alternative models of juvenile justice—in places like Toledo, Ohio, and Richmond, California—that offer more hope for rehabilitation instead of incarceration.
- Michael K. Williams
- Dominic Dupont
- Dupont was recently released from prison after serving 20 years of a 25-to-life sentence, which was commuted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in recognition of Dupont’s leadership in anti-violence programs for youth. For the past nine years, Dupont served as the director of the Youth Assistance Program, a volunteer group that works with at-risk youth. Dupont’s murder conviction, discussed in the film, stemmed from a fight among two groups of young men, in which Dupont, then age 19, killed someone while defending his twin brother.
- Derrick Hamilton
- Derrick Hamilton was exonerated in 2015 after serving over twenty years in prison for a murder he did not commit. A profile in The New Yorker notes that during his time in prison, he was "one of the most skilled jailhouse lawyers in the country." During his time in prison as well as in the years since his release, he has helped secure the release of many wrongfully convicted individuals. His own case, People v. Hamilton, was the first New York state appellate decision to establish that convicted defendants with a plausible claim of innocence are entitled to a hearing on the merits, notwithstanding procedural bars.
- Jeffrey Maddrey, Brooklyn Police Assistant Chief
- Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey is the Commanding Officer of the Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, in Brooklyn, New York. He is overseeing efforts to implement local community policing in North Brooklyn, a program which includes assigning dedicated officers to small segments of the community to develop closer relationships and communication with community residents.
- Victor Seltzer
- Victor Seltzer is the CEO of Making Kids Win, a non-profit organization founded by Mr. Williams that aims to develop neighborhood community centers to provide a judgment-free and safe zone where neighborhood children can engage with their peers through academics, sports, and the arts during the "gray part" of the day--after school ends and before a parent gets home.
The discussion will be moderated by Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich.
1 hour free CLE
This event is free and open to the public. Registrations are required in order to attend. Register Here. Charitable donations will be accepted, with funds to be used for scholarships for law students pursuing juvenile justice or social justice work. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Criminal Justice Center and ACLU of Ohio.
Join us on Friday, November 2 at 4:30pm for a Live Skype Chat from Washington, DC, special appearance by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and C|M|LAW Professor Emerita Jane Picker.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association invite you to a free screening of the documentary:
HERO. ICON. DISSENTER.
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
RUTH BADER GINSBURG
Friday, November 2, 2018
4:30 p.m. - Live Skype Chat with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Professor Emerita Jane Picker, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
5:00 p.m. - RBG Film Screening
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at CSU
1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
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General body meeting of the Black Law Students' Association and Professional Development Panel featuring Cleveland-Marshall Alumni.
CNN Legal Analyst Avery Friedman, a C|M|LAW alumnus, Hall of Fame member, and adjunct law professor, and Michael Borden, associate dean of CSU’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law, will be honored for their devotion to legal ethics and professional development in the Great Room of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 20.