Public Lectures

Criminal Justice Forum II: Seeking Truth in the Balkans

CLE credit: 
2 free pending
Weight: 
0

The Criminal Justice Forum will screen the prize-winning documentary "Seeking Truth in the Balkans." The film addresses the civil war in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s and focuses on the creation of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, one of the first modern-era international tribunals after Nuremberg (more information about the film at seekingtruthinthebalkans.com). The film screening will be followed by a brief panel discussion.

Panelists:

  • June Vutrano, Filmmaker, Seeking Truth in the Balkans
  • Michael Scharf, Dean, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Jennifer Trahan, Professor, New York University
  • Milena Sterio (Moderator), Associate Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum II: Seeking Truth in the Balkans

Education Law Association: Safe Schools Panel: Safety and Legal Issues for K-12 and Higher Education Campuses

CLE credit: 
2.5 free hours
Weight: 
0

As part of the Education Law Association's 61st Annual Conference, this moderated panel of safety, legal, and advocacy experts will discuss the practical issues of safety for both K-12 and college campuses and the legal issues that arise from potential solutions.

Co-Sponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Panelists:

  • S. Daniel Carter, Director, 32 National Campus Safety Initiative, VTV Family Foundation, providing campus safety advocacy and campus violence victim support.
  • Sonali B. Wilson, General Counsel, Cleveland State University
  • Matt Markling, McGown & Markling Co., L.P.A.
  • Kenneth Trump, MPA, National School Safety & Security Services, Cleveland, OH
  •  Legal information on school safety issues will be provided by attorney-representatives of the US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, regional office.
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:45pm
Short title: 
Safe Schools Panel: Safety and Legal Issues

Preventing Police Misconduct: The Dirty Harry Syndrome

CLE credit: 
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Speech, with commentary by Prof. Jonathan Witmer-Rich, regarding police use of force and accountability procedures and policies.

Sponsored by the Federalist Society

Event date: 
Monday, October 5, 2015 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Short title: 
Preventing Police Misconduct

Police Use of Force Program Series - Use of Technology in Policing

CLE credit: 
1.0 free hour
Weight: 
0

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 fourth installment of the use of force program series will discuss the ways that new technologies are changing the nature of policing, their opportunities and potential pitfalls and how they can be utilized to promote more effective law enforcement while better protecting citizens’ rights.

Featured Speakers:

Anthony Rothert, Legal Director, ACLU of Missouri
Named 2015 Lawyer of the Year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly largely for his work on Ferguson policing and protest issues.

Gary Daniels, Chief Lobbyist, ACLU of Ohio
Works on a variety of law enforcement bills with the Ohio General Assembly.

Moderator:

Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Police Use of Force Program Series - Use of Technology in Policing

The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum: Jennifer Thompson - Picking Cotton

CLE credit: 
1.0 free hour
Weight: 
0

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) will host the Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum, “Picking Cotton,” Tuesday, October 6 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Jennifer Thompson, co-author of the New York Times Best-Seller Picking Cotton and a prominent activist.

Thompson is an advocate for judicial reform, the need to combat sexual violence, abolition of the death penalty, the fallibility of eyewitness testimony, and the healing power of forgiveness. Her strong convictions were born of a brutal rape she suffered as a college student. Her compelling testimony sent a young man to a life term in prison for a crime he did not commit. 

The convicted man, Ronald Cotton, was eventually freed thanks in large part to his persistence in maintaining his innocence and to newly developed DNA tests. Together they co-authored a joint memoir, Picking Cotton, which recounts their journeys, the tragedy that brought them together, and their mutual conviction that such errors must be recognized.

Thompson is commissioner for the North Carolina Innocence Commission and the president and founder of Healing Justice, a non-profit that works in aftercare for those harmed by wrongful convictions. She has appeared on numerous media outlets including "Oprah," "60 Minutes," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "20/20," "PBS Frontline," People, Newsweek and the New York Times.

The program is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum: Jennifer Thompson

Zephyr Teachout- Corruption in the 2016 Election?

CLE credit: 
1.0 free
Weight: 
0

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) will host “Corruption in the 2016 Election?,” Friday, November 6 at 12 p.m. in the school’s Faculty Conference Room. The lecture, co-sponsored by the Education Fund of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Bay Village Chapter of the LWVGC, will be presented by Zephyr Teachout, professor at Fordham University and chief executive officer and board chair for the US-based anti-corruption nonprofit Mayday PAC.

Teachout will speak on the history of corruption in the United States from its founding to the present day and will examine the various issues surrounding corruption from their constitutional origins through the Citizens United ruling, and expose the sources of power behind it. 

Teachout is the author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizen’s United (Harvard University Press 2014). In addition to serving as associate professor of law at Fordham University, she was the first national director of the Sunlight Foundation. In July 2015, she was appointed chair and CEO of Mayday PAC, a crowd-funded non-partisan Super PAC promoting campaign finance reform. Teachout is a graduate of Yale University and received her law degree and M.A. in political science from Duke University

The program is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (LB60 Conference Room)
Event date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Short title: 
Zephyr Teachout - Corruption in the 2016 Election?

Constitution Day Lecture: A Review of Recent Supreme Court Cases

CLE credit: 
1.0 free hour
Weight: 
0

As part of Constitution Day recognition, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professors David Forte, Alan Weinstein and Kevin O'Neill will review and discuss recent Supreme Court cases decided during the 2014-15 term. that have outstanding constitutional significance. The panelists will review these cases as well as engage in a public question and answer session regarding these cases and constitutional issues. The cases discussed will include Obergefell v. Hodges, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona, Walker v. Texas Division, and Texas Dep't of Hous. & Cmty. Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Constitution Day Lecture: A Review of Recent Supreme Court Cases

Sheppard v. Maxwell: 50 Years Later - Reinvestigating The Sam Sheppard Murder Case

CLE credit: 
6 hours
Weight: 
0

Scandal, sex, murder and the media. It has been almost 62 years since Marilyn Sheppard was murdered in her Bay Village home. The Sam Sheppard case marked a pivotal moment in the emerging medium of television and American jurisprudence. And the fascination with the case goes on.

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision in the case of Sheppard v. Maxwell that set aside the conviction for Marilyn's husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, and set the national standard on the issue of pretrial publicity and media in the court room. Learn both the history and currency of this life-changing criminal case for both the media and the justice system.

Join former Assistant County Prosecutors A. Steven Dever and Dean Boland and Civil Rights Attorney Terry Gilbert; trial judge Ron Suster; Plain Dealer reporter Brent Larkin and former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason as they discuss the history of the Sheppard Case as they give insight in the trial tactics used, including their personal involvement. C. Ellen Connally will moderate the program.

You be the judge and jury: Was Dr. Sam Sheppard guilty? Was there really a "bushy-haired man?" Was an innocent man wrongfully convicted? You decide.

Register via PayPal

Registration begins at 8am

Fee includes materials, continental breakfast, and a boxed lunch.
All proceeds will be donated to the Cleveland-Marshall Alumni Scholarship Fund

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, November 13, 2015 -
8:30am to 4:00pm
Short title: 
Sheppard v. Maxwell: 50 Years Later

Civil Procedure CLE: Electronic Discovery and the Pending Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

CLE credit: 
3.0 free
Weight: 
0

3 hours of CLE Credit

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in partnership with the Cleveland eDiscovery Roundtable will host the rescheduled “Electronic Discovery and the Pending Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," Friday, September 4th at 9:00 a.m. Two panels of distinguished federal judges and experienced practitioners will engaged in an informative discussion of these important changes and their relationship to eDiscovery. 

Funding for this event is provided by Eaton Corporation.

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

Theo Verginis, Senior Attorney, Litigation, Eaton Corporation

Moderator: Timothy Opsitnick, founder and General Counsel of JurInnov

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Short title: 
Civil Procedure CLE: Electronic Discovery

Police Use of Force Program Series - Consent Decree: Explained

CLE credit: 
1.0 free pending
Weight: 
0

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.

Featured Panelists:

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

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Police Use of Force Program Series - Consent Decree: Explained

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