Public Lectures

Cleveland State Law Review Symposium - Power of the Purse: The Influence of Money in Today's Political Regime

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

The Cleveland State Law Review is proud to present a timely debate concerning the influence of money in today's political culture. Presenters will discuss the basic concerns of money in politics, as well as creative solutions to these concerns. Each presenter will present on individual topics for twenty minutes each, followed by a thirty minute question and answer panel discussion.

The symposium precedes a keynote address by renowned Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig "How Money (in politics) Matters."

Presenters:

  • Professor Bruce Ledewitz, Duquesne Law School
  • Professor James G. Wilson, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Professor Eugene D. Mazo, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • The Honorable Lynn Adelman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

 

Event date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Short title: 
Cleveland State Law Review Symposium - Power of the Purse

Cleveland's Consent Decree: The Path Forward

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

Presented by Cleveland–Marshall College of Law, the Cleveland–Marshall Law Alumni Association, the Northeast Ohio Chapter and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, and the ACLU of Ohio

"Cleveland's Consent Decree: The Path Forward" with focus on the consent decree being negotiated between the Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland. The speakers will discuss the consent-degree-negotiation process, explore the hot-button issues at the center of those negotiations, and discuss how to create effective and enforceable solutions to the problems identified in the DOJ’s investigation. A reception will follow the event.

Featured Speakers:

Carole Rendon, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio

Professor David A. Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Moderator: Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:15pm
Short title: 
Cleveland's Consent Decree: The Path Forward

"Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes"

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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a public screening of the political documentary “Pay 2 Play,” Wednesday April 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court Room. The event is free and open to the public.

“Pay 2 Play” follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, where politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Among the central focuses of the film is Ohio’s importance to the national political spectrum – and the political corruption that has resulted. 

"There's nothing more important to our economy and our democracy than getting big money out of politics. Watch this film and learn why," said Robert B. Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor.

The documentary features a cast of over 25 legal, political and media experts including Lawrence Lessig, the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and the Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Lessig will speak at Cleveland-Marshall Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. on “How Money (in politics) Matters.”

CLICK HERE for more information on Lessig’s CLE lecture.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Short title: 
Pay 2 Play Documentary

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

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

ATTENTION: This event has been postponed due to weather conditions and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host “Electronic Discovery and the Pending Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," Friday, February 20 at 9:00 a.m. This event, sponsored by Eaton Corporation and presented by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in partnership with the Cleveland eDiscovery Roundtable, will examine pending changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and their relationship to electronic discovery.

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

Katherine Wall, Counsel Litigation, Eaton Corporation

Moderator: Timothy Opsitnick, founder and General Counsel of JurInnov

 

Event date: 
Friday, February 20, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Short title: 
POSTPONED: Civil Procedure CLE

Center for Health Law & Policy CLE: “Contagion”: A Conversation About Using Public Health Laws to Prevent the Spread of Infectious Diseases

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

The Center for Health Law & Policy is presenting a CLE on public health law and infectious diseases. The CLE will begin with a showing of the movie “Contagion.” After the movie, three panelists will comment on the movie and discuss the recent Ebola outbreak. The panel discussion is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30. The remaining 30 minutes will be reserved for questions from the audience.

Panelists:

Jana Rush, Chief Epidemiologist, Cleveland Public Health Department

Dennis Lansdowne, Partner, Spangenberg Law Firm

Susan Becker, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 -
4:30pm to 8:00pm
Short title: 
Center for Health Law & Policy CLE: “Contagion”

Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

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

Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

$10 Registration Fee
Register at cmlaweslasymposium.eventbrite.com or day of the symposium

Panel 1: Owning and Operating a Sports Venue
Panel 2: From Development to Production, How to Make a Film
sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Film Commission
Panel 3: Protecting and Monetizing the Publicity Rights of Athletes and Entertainers
sponsored by Britton Gallgher

Event date: 
Friday, April 10, 2015 -
8:30am to 1:00pm
Short title: 
Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

Criminal Justice Forum III: Ferguson, Staten Island and Cleveland: A Legal Discussion about the Use of Lethal Force by Law Enforcement Officers

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

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host a Criminal Justice Forum on “Ferguson, Staten Island and Cleveland: A Legal Discussion about the Use of Lethal Force by Law Enforcement Officers,” Monday, January 26 at 5 p.m. The discussion, co-sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland, American Constitution Society, Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean’s Diversity Council and the Cleveland-Marshall Black Law Students Association, will explore the legal issues related to the recent use of deadly force by police officers.

The panel, moderated by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Craig M. Boise, will be composed of a collection of local attorneys, professors, activists and law enforcement officials Confirmed panelists include: Shakyra Diaz, American Civil Liberties Union, Carole Rendon, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Terry Gilbert, Esq., Friedman & Gilbert, Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Professor Ronnie Dunn, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

The panel will focus on the legal parameters surrounding the authorized use of deadly force by law enforcement officers, and will discuss the type of circumstances that warrant such use of deadly force. In particular, panelists will focus on the question of if the suspect was armed, and how this affects the law enforcement officer's ability to respond with force. Panelists will also comment on the grand jury process, and discuss issues of police officer potential liability in the wake of the use of deadly force.

The program is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit. Preregistration is not required.


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Event date: 
Monday, January 26, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Short title: 
Ferguson, Staten Island and Cleveland: A Legal Discussion

Lawrence Lessig - How Money (in politics) Matters

CLE credit: 
1.0 free hour
Weight: 
0

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host legal activist Lawrence Lessig Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in the school’s Moot Court Room. Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, will focus the one-hour lecture on “How Money (in politics) Matters.”

The program, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, is free and open to the public, and will offer attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit pending approval. Preregistration is not required.

A lawyer and activist, Lessig is well-known for arguing in favor of sensible intellectual property law, updated for the digital age. He is a founding board member of Creative Commons, an organization that builds better copyright practices through principles established by the open-source software community. For his work, Lessig has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation’s Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award and being named one of Scientific American’s Top 50 Visionaries.

In recent years, Lessig has shifted his primary focus to American politics and in 2011, founded Rootstrikers, an organization dedicated to changing the influence of money in Congress. In his most recent book, Republic, Lost, Lessig concentrates on how far the United States government has spun off course and how citizens can fight to regain control.

Lessig's talk concludes a week of related events including the Cleveland State Law Review's symposium immediately prior to Lessig's address and the Cleveland-Marshall Law Library’s screening of "Pay 2 Play," a political documentary on campaign financing featuring a cast of over 25 legal, political and media experts including Lessig, on Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
Lawrence Lessig - How Money (in politics) Matters

Cleveland-Marshall Visiting Scholar: Eric Freyfogle - "The Next 250 Years"

CLE credit: 
1 free hour
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Visiting Scholar - Professor Eric Freyfogle, University of Illinois College of Law - "The Next 250 Years"

Professor Eric Freyfogle, a Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author or editor of a dozen books dealing with issues of humans and nature, some focused on legal aspects, others reaching to larger cultural and social issues. His work is broadly interdisciplinary, drawing upon history, philosophy, biological sciences, economics and literature, and is guided by a conservation ethic that seeks better ways for humans to live in nature.

Lecture Synopsis:

America’s long embrace of individual liberty and equality has reached the venerable age of 250, if we date its beginning to the Stamp Act Crisis of 1765. As beacon and rallying cry, our beloved rights-based frame has brought vast gains, culturally and politically. But is it suitable and potent enough to confront the dark forces of our era, to halt the worsening ills of economic injustice, environmental loss, and sagging democracy? Has the time perhaps come for major shift in our nation’s moral and legal trajectory, down a new, long path that honors interdependence and the goods we share?

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Cleveland-Marshall Visiting Scholar: Eric Freyfogle

The History and the Future of the Ohio Constitution

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

Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.) will host “The History and the Future of the Ohio Constitution,” Wednesday, March 4 at 5 p.m. in the school’s Moot Court Room. The lecture, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, will be presented by Dean Emeritus Steven Steinglass, senior policy advisor for the bipartisan Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission.

Steinglass, a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, is a leading authority on state constitutional law and the co-author of The Ohio Constitution: A Reference Guide (2004). He spent 31 years on the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, serving as dean for nine years.

His talk will review the history of constitutional revision in Ohio from 1802 to the present. The discussion will focus on the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission’s current efforts to revise the constitution on a wide range of issues, including congressional redistricting, term limits, privacy, voting, the initiative/referendum, and education.

The program is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free continuing legal education credit. Preregistration is not required.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Short title: 
The History and the Future of the Ohio Constitution

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