Public Lectures

CJF I: The Role of the Prosecutor and the Grand Jury In Police Use of Deadly Force Cases

CLE credit: 
5.5 hours
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

On Friday, November 18, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a day-long Criminal Justice Forum Symposium, "The Role of the Prosecutor and the Grand Jury In Police Use of Deadly Force Cases."

Registration:

The event includes lunch and 5.5 hours of CLE credit. Cost to attend is $13.65 (lunch included), or $95.94 for attorneys seeking CLE credit (lunch included).

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About the Lecture:

Events in Cleveland over the past few years have been at the center of the ongoing national debate over how the criminal justice system should respond to cases involving police use of deadly force. Many states are considering changes to the rules governing prosecutors and grand juries, and Ohio is no exception. A task force created by the Ohio Supreme Court recently released a report suggesting a number of reforms to Ohio's grand jury rules, and those reforms are now under consideration.

These reforms, as well as other approaches from around the country, will be discussed at this symposium. Panelists will examine the potential conflicts facing prosecutors in cases involving police use of deadly force and consider proposals to mitigate those conflicts. Potential reforms to the grand jury process, such as modifying grand jury secrecy rules and giving the grand jury greater independence, will be analyzed. Panelists will also consider the role of race in police use of deadly force cases. 

Event Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction
  • 8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Panel 1: Re-examining the prosecutor and the grand jury in police use of deadly force cases
    • Ric Simmons, Rebecca Roiphe, Michael Cassidy, Jonathan Witmer-Rich
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Panel 2: Broader issues in Police use of force cases: community engagement, substantive legal standard, and sentencing.
    • Kevin Washburn, Wesley Olivery, Jelani Jefferson Exum
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: Lunch Speaker: Matthew Barge, Institutional reform and regulating police use of force.
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Examining reforms to Ohio’s grand jury and prosecutorial systems in police use of force cases.
    • Judge Michelle Earley, Ric Simmons, Jonathan Witmer-Rich
  • 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Robert Strassfeld, Inside the Grand Jury: Reflections on Grand Jury Service

PanelISTS:

  • Matthew Barge, Partner and Co-Executive Director, Police Assessment Resource Center (PARC)
  • R. Michael Cassidy, Professor and Faculty Director, Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy, Boston College Law School
  • The Honorable Michelle D. Earley, Judge, Cleveland Municipal Court & Former Grand Jury Prosecutor
  • Jelani Jefferson Exum, Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law
  • Lolita Buckner Inniss, Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Wesley M. Oliver, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, Criminal Justice Program Director, and Professor of Law, Duquesne University School of Law.
  • Rebecca Roiphe, Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Ric Simmons, Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Professor for the Administration of Justice and Rule of Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Robert N. Strassfeld, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Kevin Washburn, Regents Professor of Law, University of New Mexico Law School
  • Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Joseph C. Hostetler - BakerHostetler Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Event date: 
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Short title: 
CJF I: Police Use of Deadly Force

Cell Phones, Terrorism, and Privacy: Can the Government Force Apple to Unlock Your IPhone?

CLE credit: 
1.25 free hours pending
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

The program is sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, and the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

About the Lecture:

The program will include: (1) an analysis of the legal framework undergirding civil liberties and privacy rights in a society where far-reaching technology is an increasingly prevalent part of our lives; (2) how privacy rights and national security interests must be balanced; and (3) the future implications of the Apple iPhone dispute and what we can glean from it about this ever-changing area of law.

PanelISTS:

  • Honorable Dan Polster, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Steven Dettelbach, former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Jonathan Leiken, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Diebold, Inc.
  • Moderator: Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Event date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Short title: 
Cell Phones, Terrorism, and Privacy

Constitution Day Lecture: Stephen E. Gottlieb - Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics

CLE credit: 
1.0 free hour
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a Constitution Day Lecture, “Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics,” Thursday, September 15 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Stephen E. Gottlieb, the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School.

About the Lecture:

For the last three decades, discussion of constitutional interpretation has been dominated by the argument over originalism. At this point the methodology of constitutional interpretation has to be reconstructed. The starting point for that has to be the challenge of political science to the ways the Court treats democracy. It raises fundamental questions about how the Constitution should be read.

About Stephen E. Gottlieb:

Gottlieb practiced with a New York City law firm and served as assistant general counsel for Community Action for Legal Services (now Legal Services of New York). He has previously served as a visiting professor at Cleveland-Marshall as well as Akron, Marquette and Suffolk Schools of Law. 

Gottlieb has written a number of books: Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics (2016); Morality Imposed: The Rehnquist Court and Liberty in America (2000); Jurisprudence: Cases and Materials (1st ed., 1993; 2nd ed. 2006, 3rd ed. 2015 with West, Bix and Lytton); Public Values in Constitutional Law (editor/contributor, 1993); Toward a Usable Past (ed. with Finkelman, 1991); Systematic Litigation Planning (1978).

Event date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Constitution Day Lecture: Stephen E. Gottlieb

48th Annual Moot Court Night

CLE credit: 
1.5 hours
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law moot court teams will present oral arguments in preparation for competition.

Guest Judges:

Justice Karen Nelson Moore

Hon. Justice Karen Nelson Moore sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Moore received her A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1970, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and her law degree from Harvard Law School, also magna cum laude, in 1973. She clerked for Judge Malcolm Wilkey of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1973 to 1974, and for Associate Justice Harry Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court from 1974 to 1975.

Judge Moore was an instructor for the International Tax Law Program at Harvard Law School from 1972 to 1973. She was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio from 1975 to 1977, and then served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University Law School from 1977 to 1995. Moore was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School from 1990 to 1991.

President Bill Clinton nominated Judge Moore on January 24, 1995, to a seat vacated by Robert B. Krupansky. She was confirmed by the United States Senate in a voice vote on March 24, 1995, and received her commission on March 29,

Justice William O’Neill

Hon. Justice William O’Neill sits on Supreme Court of Ohio. He joined the court in 2013. Prior to becoming a justice, Justice O’Neill served on the Eleventh District Court of Appeals from 1997 until 2007. He was most recently a registered nurse at Hillcrest Hospital, an affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is also a former army officer, Vietnam veteran, and was both a newspaper and television reporter.

Justice O’Neill is a graduate of Ohio University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and Huron School of Nursing. Before being elected to the Eleventh District Court of Appeals, Justice O’Neill was an assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio from 1984 to 1996, representing the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Industrial Commission of Ohio. In private practice, he founded O’Neill & Brown in Geneva, Ohio, where he represented small businesses and individuals in both civil and criminal cases.

Justice O’Neill is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Army and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for his service during the Vietnam War. He served as the commanding officer of the Armored Cavalry Troop from Painesville, and retired from the Ohio National Guard as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Lieutenant

Justice Richard Markus

Hon. Judge Richard M. Markus is a retired judge who sat on the Eighth District Court of Appeals.Judge Markus earned his bachelor of science at Northwestern University in 1951, before going on to earn his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1954.

Judge Markus began his legal career as an appellate attorney in the civil division at the United States Department of Justice. He then went on to become a partner at several law firms. Judge Markus became a judge at South Euclid Municipal Court from 1968-1975. He then acted s judge at Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court from 1976-1980. During this time, Cleveland Press series, "Judging the Judges," ranked him first among 34 Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judges in 1978. He received multiple awards from the Ohio Supreme Court for Outstanding Judicial Service, and received the Outstanding Jurist Award from the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers. Judge Markus sat on the Ohio Court of Appeals for the Eighth Appellate District from 1981-1989, where he was the Chief Justice from 1986-1987.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
48th Annual Moot Court Night

Answering the Call: Panel Discussion & Book Signing

CLE credit: 
2.5 hours
Weight: 
0
Speakers/Special Guests: 

The NAACP Cleveland Chapter and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host "Answering the Call" a panel discussion and book signing, “Thursday, June 2 at 3 p.m. The panel features Author and Civil Rights Icon Judge Nathaniel R. Jones. First Vice President of the Cleveland Chapter NAACP James Hardiman Esq. and U. S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Director Cheryl Mabry Thomas Esq. will round out the panel moderated by Cleveland Chapter NAACP President Michael L. Nelson Sr. Esq.

  • $60.00 - 2.5 CLE hours and book
  • $35.00 - Admission and book

About Judge Nathaniel R. Jones

Judge Nathaniel R. Jones has had a distinguished legal career for almost six decades. He was the first African-American to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney General of the Northern District of Ohio.

Jones also served on President Johnson's Kerner Commission which studied the root causes of the 1967 race riots and as NAACP General Counsel under Roy Wilkins. He also taught at Harvard Law School. Jones was appointed by President Carter to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals where he served for 23 years.

He has been a national and international Civil and Human Rights pioneer in the United States and abroad. including South Africa. Jones is currently Senior Counsel in the Cincinnati law office of Blank Rome LLP.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Short title: 
Answering the Call: Panel Discussion & Book Signing

Prosecuting Maritime Pirates in the Seychelles and Elsewhere: A Panel Discussion

CLE credit: 
1.0 free hour pending
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host “Prosecuting Maritime Pirates in the Seychelles and Elsewhere: A Panel Discussion” Tuesday, May 10 at 4 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Dean and Professor Michael Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Justice Anthony Fernando, Judge of the Supreme Court of the Seychelles and Associate Dean and Professor Milena Sterio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Synopsis

This panel discussion will address the most complex legal issues related to the prosecution of maritime piracy suspects. One of the panelists, Justice Anthony Fernando, has presided over several piracy trials in the Seychelles, and he will discuss his experience in handling difficult legal issues related to jurisdiction over piracy offenses, as well as the legal definition of piracy under both domestic and international law. Dean Scharf and Professor Sterio have conducted field work in the Seychelles and in Mauritius where they have consulted with judges, prosecutors, and defense counsel regarding best legal practices in the prosecution of piracy suspects. Dean Scharf and Professor Sterio will discuss issues such as the definition of piracy under international law, the feasibility of establishing a special piracy court in the region (East Africa), jurisdictional challenges related to the prosecution of piracy, and the prosecution of juvenile piracy suspects.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Short title: 
Prosecuting Maritime Pirates in the Seychelles and Elsewhere

Antonin Scalia’s Quest—and Bequest: Professors David F. Forte and Jonathan Adler

CLE credit: 
1.0 free hour pending
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host “Antonin Scalia’s Quest—and Bequest” Wednesday, April 20 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Professor David F. Forte of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve Law School. The event is sponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Cleveland-Marshall Federalist Society, and the Justinian Forum.

Synopsis

When most justices of the Supreme Court leave the bench, their absence is felt. It was true of Thurgood Marshall and Byron White, of Sandra Day O’Connor and William Rehnquist. But a few Supreme Court justices have cut such a unique path that their departure leaves not just an absence, but a void—a void nearly impossible to fill. Such was Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., even though he was succeeded by Benjamin Cardozo. Such was Chief Justice John Marshall, followed by Roger Brook Taney, and Joseph Story, followed by the now unknown Levi Woodbury.

Antonin Scalia was one those few justices whose impact changed the paradigm of how the Supreme Court sees itself in a constitutional republic. At bottom, Scalia saw judging as a moral quest—a quest not to find the right answer, but to find the way to the right answer. The question he asked of himself and his fellow justices—Quo Vadis?—where are you going?—remains before all who may someday don a black robe and sit in judgment of their fellow citizens.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Antonin Scalia’s Quest—and Bequest

Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group Speaker: Vann Wilber

CLE credit: 
1 hour pending
Weight: 
0
Location: 
City Club, 850 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is sponsoring a Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group Lecture, Tuesday, March 15 at 12 p.m at the City Club of Cleveland. The lecture will be delivered by Vann Wilber, Senior Partner at Global Technical Policy Associates LLC.

  • $20 for members of the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group,
  • $25 for non members
  • Free for students

Synopsis

Trade agreements are currently the central economic focus of this Administration. President Obama’s trade policy is embodied by two major initiatives, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The automobile industry is an integral part of the global economy representing roughly ten percent of world trade. This industry is in transition from market specific competition to global competition and this new business model has both an economic impact and technological impact on regulators around the world. Now may be the best time ever to achieve the objectives of globally harmonized technical regulations for the automobile industry.

About Vann Wilber

Vann Wilber is a Senior Partner at Global Technical Policy Associates LLC and currently is working with the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC) a consortium of ten automakers including BMW, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Volkswagen to develop member consensus on public policy issues related to the coordinated national deployment of 5.9 GHz DSRC systems for cooperative safety, mobility and other applications.

Prior to joining GTPA, Wilber was Director, Vehicle Safety and Global Regulations for the American Automobile Manufacturer Association and later the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a government affairs trade association of automobile manufacturers. In this role he was recognized as an industry strategist and spokesman on public policy issues related to motor vehicle safety and international regulatory harmonization and responsible for development of public policy positions for US based automobile manufacturers regarding both domestic and international technical regulations.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Short title: 
Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group Speaker

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