Public Lectures

Criminal Justice Forum IV: Kenneth W. Simons - “Can Jurors Understand the Mental State Categories Employed in the Criminal Law?”

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Kenneth W. Simons is Professor of Law and the Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law at Boston University School of Law, where he has taught Criminal Law, Torts, Constitutional Law, and seminars on the Law and Ethics of War, the Philosophy of Punishment, and the Idea of Equality. He is currently co-Reporter of the Restatement Third of Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons. He is a leading scholar on the topic of assumption of risk in tort law, and has published an influential series of articles on the nature and role of mental states in criminal law, tort, and constitutional law. He also has written widely on bias crimes, contributory negligence, corrective justice, the logic of egalitarian norms, mistake and impossibility in criminal law, negligence as a moral and legal concept, and strict liability.

Prof. Simons has been a visiting professor at Michigan Law School and a clerk for Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Criminal Justice Forum IV: Kenneth W. Simons

Criminal Justice Forum I: Prof. Stephen Vladeck - Military Justice and Article III

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1.0 free
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Stephen I. Vladeck is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship at American University Washington College of Law. His teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, national security law, and international criminal law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, he was part of the legal team that successfully challenged the Bush Administration's use of military tribunals at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557 (2006), and has co-authored party and amicus briefs in a host of other major lawsuits, many of which have challenged the U.S. government’s surveillance and detention of terrorism suspects. Vladeck, who is a co-editor of Aspen Publishers’ leading national security and counterterrorism law casebooks, has authored reports on related topics for a wide range of organizations, including the First Amendment Center, the Constitution Project, and the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security.
 

“Military Justice and Article III”

The Supreme Court has long held that federal adjudication before judges lacking Article III’s salary and tenure protections is permissible today only in the three categories of cases in which the Court has previously allowed it — all cases before federal “territorial” courts; criminal prosecutions before military tribunals; and “public rights” adjudication before non-Article III judicial or administrative bodies. And although the Justices have repeatedly grappled with the outer bounds of this last category in recent years, they have generally accepted the first two as settled. Scholars have followed suit, with virtually all of the extensive literature in the field focusing on the specific scope of the public rights exception, or on the search for cross-cutting theories of Article III. As a result, it has been decades since any concerted effort has been undertaken to rationalize the scope of the military exception — whether to the Constitution’s text or purpose or to more prudential considerations. And although the similarly neglected territorial courts have remained largely untouched over the past quarter-century, the same period has witnessed significant expansions in the scope of both court-martial and military commission jurisdiction to encompass offenses and offenders not previously thought to be amenable to military, rather than civilian, trials. Although these expansions have been especially pronounced with regard to the scope of court-martial jurisdiction, they are also reflected in, for example, the en banc D.C. Circuit’s 2014 decision in the Al Bahlul Guantánamo military commission appeal. Given these expansions, the litigation that they have provoked, and the tensions they have placed upon the military exception, the time has long since passed for a reassessment of where and how military justice fits into our understanding of Article III.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Criminal Justice Forum I: Prof. Stephen Vladeck

Bringing Henrietta to Life

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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

The College Deans' Diversity Councils invite you to "Bringing Henrietta to Life: Medical Humanities and the Arts," a groundbreaking interdisciplinary event designed to initiate dialogue on health disparities and medial humanities.

Registration 10:30 - 11 am

Program begins at 11 am

To register contact Barbara Walker, b.walkernull@csuohio.nulledu (email: b.walkernull@csuohio.nulledu ) or Lisa Bernd, l.berndnull@csuohio.nulledu (email: l.berndnull@csuohio.nulledu )

Event date: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014 -
11:00am to 3:15pm
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Bringing Henrietta to Life

Cleveland-Marshall Fund Visiting Scholar: Professor Tim Wu

CLE credit: 
One hour approved
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Professor Tim Wu will speak at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Tuesday, March 25 at 5 p.m. as the Cleveland-Marshall Fund Visiting Scholar. His discussion will focus on "The Attention Merchants and Consumer Protection."

Wu is an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School. His book, The Master Switch was named a best book of the year by the New Yorker, Amazon, Scribes, Publisher's Weekly, and other publications.

Wu's best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he has written widely about private power, free speech, copyright and antitrust. Wu writes for Slate, and has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, The Wall St. Journal and other publications. Wu has been recognized by Scientific American magazine, National Law Journal, 02138 Magazine, and the World Economic Forum. He also twice won the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing.

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

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Cleveland-Marshall Fund Visiting Scholar Professor Tim Wu

Employment and Labor Law Lecture - Rick McHugh - Unemployment Compensation: Is There Still Room for a New Deal Program in a Global Economy?

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One hour approved
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Employment and Labor Law Lecture by Rick McHugh, Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project - "Unemployment Compensation: Is There Still Room for a New Deal Program in a Global Economy?"

Rick McHugh is a lawyer and activist with extensive experience assisting low income and dislocated workers with social insurance and reemployment programs. McHugh is employed as senior staff attorney with National Employment Law Project, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. His principal responsibilities at NELP are providing technical advice to state partners engaged in unemployment compensation policy campaigns and advocacy for dislocated workers. His recent research focus has included the solvency of state unemployment insurance trust funds and best practices in dislocated worker programs.

Prior to joining NELP in 2000, McHugh worked as a legal services lawyer and union lawyer in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Michigan. He litigated cases in state and federal courts, including significant cases involving unemployment compensation, Medicaid, disability, Trade Adjustment Assistance, and Food Stamps. While at the UAW Legal Department from 1984 until 1995, he served as the principal advisor to UAW President Owen Bieber during Bieber’s service on the federal Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation from 1993 to 1996.

Both before and since joining NELP, McHugh has published legal and policy articles on unemployment compensation, WARN, wage and hour law, and other employment law topics. He has testified before committees of Congress and state legislatures on several occasions, and has presented at numerous policy conferences over the past three decades, including a U.S. Department of Labor conference commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Social Security Act in 2010.

McHugh has a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in political science from Wabash College.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Employment and Labor Law Lecture - Rick McHugh

Center for Health Law and Policy: “Government Intervention: The ‘Free Market’ Health Care Industry and the Affordable Care Act”.

CLE credit: 
2.5 hours approved
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“Government Intervention: The ‘Free Market’ Health Care Industry and the Affordable Care Act”.

Dr. Robert Field, Drexel University School of Law, The “Free Market” Health Care Industry

Professor David Schweighoefer, Brouse McDowell, Overview of the Affordable Care Act

Professor Rachel Kabb-Effron, Kabb Law Firm, The Affordable Care Act and the Elderly

Helen Rhynard, Rhynard Law, The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Effect on Workplace Wellness Programs

Christel Best Turner Esq., AFAA, Rhynard Law, The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Effect on Workplace Wellness Programs

The program is free and open to the public and prereregistration is not required

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm
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Center for Health Law and Policy: Health Law Program

The Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture - Prof. Suzanne Goldberg - 21st Century Employment Discrimination: LGBT Employees and New Perspectives on Workplace Law

CLE credit: 
1 hour approved
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As we recognize Title VII’s 50th anniversary, the time is ripe to take stock of employment discrimination law’s current reach and its prospects for the future. The experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees is an especially useful lens for this effort.

In part, employment discrimination has been persistent for LGBT individuals, as for many others, notwithstanding a growing number of civil rights protections, and we need to understand why. Also, the changing body of employment cases related to LGBT rights highlights both the contemporary challenges of bringing all kinds of run-of-the-mill discrimination cases and the promise for meaningful protection we can find in stereotyping jurisprudence. Importantly, too, LGBT employees are right in the midst of growing tensions between antidiscrimination law and religious liberties claims, and from this flash point we can see the major questions – if not yet the answers – that employment discrimination law is likely to face in the coming decade.


Suzanne B. Goldberg, the Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, is a leading national expert in employment law related to sexuality and gender. At Columbia, Goldberg also co-directs the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law and founded and directs the Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, the first of its kind in the nation. Goldberg’s scholarship, which focuses on procedural and substantive barriers to equality, has won numerous awards. Her co-authored book, Strangers to the Law: Gay People on Trial, has been hailed for capturing the cultural, political and legal context of the gay rights movement in the 1990s through the lens of the Romer v. Evans trial. 

Goldberg was a senior attorney with Lambda Legal, an organization specializing in protecting the rights of LGBT individuals and people with HIV/AIDS. At Lambda, she worked extensively on employment, immigration, education, and family law matters, as well as on challenges to antigay amendments and sodomy laws. 

Goldberg graduated with honors from Brown University in 1985, was a Fulbright Fellow at the National University of Singapore, and graduated with honors from Harvard Law School.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Employment and Labor Law Lecture - Prof. Suzanne Goldberg

Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium: Negotiation Strategies in Sports and Entertainment Agreements

CLE credit: 
5 hours approved
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Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium

Tickets are $10, and are available day of the event (seating limited), or for presale tickets (recommended), visit
(Password: Symposium2014)

http://eslasymposium2014.eventbrite.com

Featured Speakers:
•Jay Reisinger, Partner, Farrell & Reisinger,
•Jim Juliano, Member of Management Group, Nicola, Gudbranson, & Cooper, LLC
•Daron Roberts, Founder, 4th and 1
•Ivan Schwarz, President, Greater Cleveland Film Commission
•Peter Kaufman, Principal, Kaufman Entertainment Law Group, PC
•Yasmine O. Abdel-Aal, Of Counsel, Kaufman Entertainment Law Group, PC and Principal, Markah Legal
•Wilder Knight, Of Counsel, Pryor Cashman, LLP
•Rex Miller, Associate, Hahn-Loeser
•Jason Hillman, General Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers
•Mike Blackstone, Executive Vice President/Master Facilitator, Shapiro Negotiations Institute
•Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, Commissioner, Mid-American Conference
•Larry Williams, retired NFL player and former Athletic Director, Marquette University and University of Portland

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
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Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

Journal of Law and Health Symposium - Issues of Reproductive Rights: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Policy

CLE credit: 
3 hours approved
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Speakers:

  • Prof. Michael DeBoer - Associate Professor of Law- Thomas Goode Jones School of Law - Faulkner University
  • Prof. Carole Petersen - Professor of Law and the Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace - University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Prof. April Cherry - Professor of Law - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Michael J. DeBoer is Associate Professor of Law at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law and a Master of Laws in health law, policy, and bioethics from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He also holds graduate degrees in theology and has served as a law clerk to a federal judge and a state supreme court justice. He has taught health care law, public health law, administrative law, and other first-year and upper-level courses, and he writes primarily in the fields of health law and law and religion.

 

Carole J. Petersen is a Professor of Law in the William S. Richardson School of Law and Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. From 1991 to 2006, Petersen taught in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Petersen teaches courses on gender, human rights, and international law. She has a special interest in the domestic impact of international human rights treaties.

April Cherry is a Professor of Law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Cherry was an Assistant Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law from 1992-1999. Prior to beginning law teaching, she clerked for Chief Judge Judith Rogers of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and was an associate with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Professor Cherry's primary research focus is on reproductive rights and technologies. Her teaching areas include, property, women and the law, and a new seminar on parents, children and the state. Prof. Cherry holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

 

A reception will follow the presentations.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Journal of Law and Health Symposium

Cultural Competency in the Legal Community

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1.5 free hours
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The Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center in partnership with the Ohio Hispanic Bar Association and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law presents Cultural Competency in the Legal Community. Max Rodas and Magistrate Pablo Castro will discuss cultural competence issues concerning Latino/a and other minority clients. The presentation will include an overview of working with minority clients; a history of the Latino/a community and examples of cultural competency. There will then be a panel of speakers including attorneys from minority communities to continue the discussion about working with clients from minority cultures. Following the presentation and panel discussion, the panel will host a question and answer session. 

For the last 14 years, Rodas has served as the Founder and Executive Director of Proyecto Luz, an HIV/ AIDS, faith-based initiative on the West Side of Cleveland and seven years ago became the Executive Director of Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center, a larger umbrella organization addressing the root causes of systemic poverty and health inequities in Cleveland’s Cudell Neighborhood. Under his leadership, Nueva Luz has evolved from an idea to a faith- based organization providing assistance to over 3,000 individuals both in Cleveland and Lorain, Ohio. He is a member of Cleveland Hispanic Roundtable, the Hispanic Alliance Inc. and has piloted cross cultural conversations between African Americans and Latinos (entitled Cleveland Black & Brown Dialogues) as it relates to health and social injustice. Rodas is a native of Guatemala, Central America, holds a graduate degree from Olivet Nazarene University and has been ordained by the Church of the Nazarene.

Magistrate Castro served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Cleveland, and as a Cuyahoga County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney before being appointed to the bench in 2007. A Mexican-American, Castro has served his community by offering mentorship, improved opportunities, and education. He is currently the President of the Ohio Hispanic Bar Association, Co-Chair for the Board of Elections, a board of trustees member for the Alzheimer’s Association, and on the board of trustees for the Cleveland area Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program. He is a 2001 graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is a member of the board of trustees for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association and the a member of the Dean’s Diversity Council.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Cultural Competency in the Legal Community

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