Public Lectures

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

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

Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium

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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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Cultural Competency in the Legal Community

Health Law Program - Looking Ahead: Estate Planning for the New Senior Citizen

CLE credit: 
2.5 hours approved
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Center for Health Law and Policy: Bradley Greene ’89, Linda Rich ’77 and Maria Shinn ’97
Looking Ahead: Estate Planning for the New Senior Citizen

Bradley Greene, an elder law attorney at Bartimole Greene Co., LPA, will speak on the topic of “Medicaid Planning.” Greene is involved with numerous professional organizations including the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association and the Eldercare Professionals of Ohio.

Linda Rich, an elder law attorney serving Northeast Ohio, will focus her discussion on “Planning for Incapacity.” Rich is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, The National Council on Aging, the Aging Services Network, and serves on the Alzheimer’s Advisory Board of Homewood Residence.

Maria Shinn, an attorney focusing on estate planning, elder law and non-traditional couples/families, will discuss “Estate Planning for LGBT Seniors.” Shinn is a proponent of legal protections for non-traditional families and speaks on the subject of legal issues for LGBT seniors and families.

 

Maria Shinn '97

Bradley Greene '89

Linda Rich '77

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 -
4:30pm to 7:00pm
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Health Law Program - Looking Ahead Estate Planning for Senior Citizens

Achieving Justice through Reconciliation on a South African University Campus

CLE credit: 
One hour approved
Weight: 
-10
Speakers/Special Guests: 

Dr. Jonathan Jansen
Vice Chancellor and Rector (President) of the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Sponsored by the Roslyn Z. Wolf Endowed Chair in Urban Educational Leadership

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

Dr. Jonathan Jansen will discuss how the South African Constitution’s guarantees of human dignity, the achievement of equality and the advancement of human rights and freedoms are being furthered on his campus. Attorneys in South Africa have been heavily invested in litigating the rights of students under these three broad constitutional claims. Against a backdrop of the approaching twentieth anniversary of the end of apartheid, Dr. Jansen will discuss the reasonable measures that South Africa’s universities are undertaking to fulfill the South African Constitution’s right of its citizens to education beyond K-12. South African courts have rendered a number of decisions balancing the constitutional right of citizens to use the language and culture of their choice with a university’s right to make choices regarding the languages of instruction.

Dr. Jansen has served as Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa since 2009. He is an Honorary Professor of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand and has received an honorary doctorate in Education from the Cleveland State University. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to Stanford University (2007-2008) and was previously Dean of Education at the University of Pretoria (2001-2007). 

Dr. Jansen’s most recent book is Knowledge in the Blood (2009, Stanford University Press), while he has also co-authored Diversity High: Class, Color, Character and Culture in a South African High School (2008, University Press of America). In these and related works he examines how education leaders balance the dual imperatives of reparation and reconciliation in their leadership practice.

 

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Achieving Justice through Reconciliation on a South African University Camp

Criminal Justice Forum - Jelani Jefferson Exum - Incorporating Purpose into Sentencing: Obstacles and Opportunities for Reform

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

Presented by the Forrest Weinberg Memorial Fund

Professor Jelani Jefferson Exum joined the University of Toledo College of Law faculty in 2011 as an Associate Professor of Law. Prior to joining the UT Law faculty, she was an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law and a visiting associate professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

Exum has also been a Forrester Fellow and Instructor in Legal Writing at Tulane Law School. Before joining academia, Professor Exum served as a law clerk for the Honorable James L. Dennis, United States Circuit Judge for the for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Eldon E. Fallon, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Criminal Procedure, Federal Sentencing, and Race and American Law. Exum writes mainly in the area of sentencing law and policy, but her research interests also include comparative criminal law and procedure and the impact of race on criminal justice.

She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum - Jelani Jefferson Exum

Criminal Justice Forum - Jonathan Witmer-Rich - The Rapid Rise of 'Sneak and Peek' Searches, and the Fourth Amendment 'Rule Requiring Notice'

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

Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich has been an assistant professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law since 2009. Before joining the faculty, Witmer-Rich practiced at the Federal Public Defender's Office, where he represented defendants charged with a wide range of federal crimes. He also represented several detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in habeas corpus proceedings.

Witmer-Rich's research focuses on criminal procedure and criminal law theory. His articles have appeared journals such as the Florida Law Review and Criminal Law and Philosophy. He teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and law and terrorism.

In 2010 he received an Ohio Faculty Innovator Award from the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents for innovative and cost-saving use of digital classroom materials. Witmer-Rich serves as counsel to the Criminal Rules Committee of the Ohio Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Witmer-Rich earned his undergraduate degree from Goshen College and his JD from the University of Michigan. Following law school, Witmer-Rich clerked for Judge M. Blane Michael on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He then worked as a litigation associate for three years at Jones Day in Cleveland.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum - Jonathan Witmer-Rich

The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum: Paul Wright - Prisons, Power, and Policy in the Twenty-First Century

CLE credit: 
One hour approved
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum Lecture

Paul Wright - "Prisons, Power, and Policy in the Twenty-First Century"

Paul Wright is the founder and executive director of the Human Rights Defense Center. He is also editor of Prison Legal News (PLN), the longest-running independent prisoner rights publication in U.S. history. He has co-authored three PLN anthologies, The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison Industry (Common Courage, 1998); Prison Nation: The Warehousing of Americas Poor (Routledge, 2003); and Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Imprisonment (New Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in over 80 publications, ranging from Counterpunch to USA Today.

A former prisoner, Wright was imprisoned for 17 years in Washington state until his release in 2003. During and since his incarceration he has successfully litigated a wide variety of censorship and public records cases against prison systems around the country, both as a pro se plaintiff and on behalf of PLN.

Wright is a former military policeman, a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Soviet History, and the former National Lawyers Guild Jailhouse Lawyer co-vice president (1995-2008). He is a 2005 Petra Fellow, the Freedom Fighter of the Month for High Times magazine in July 2006, a 2007 recipient of the James Madison Award from the Washington Coalition for Open Government, the 2008 inaugural recipient of the National Lawyers Guild's Arthur Kinoy award, and a 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Public Interest Service Award from the City of New York Law School.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum: Paul Wright

Criminal Justice Forum - Deborah Tuerkheimer - Rape Law for the Twenty-First Century

CLE credit: 
One hour approved
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Criminal Justice Forum - Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer, "Rape Law for the Twenty-First Century"

Deborah Tuerkheimer teaches Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, and Feminist Jurisprudence at DePaul University College of Law and was previously a professor at the University of Maine School of Law, where she also taught Criminal Procedure and Evidence.

Tuerkheimer has published a number of articles addressing how the U.S. Supreme Court’s transformation of the Confrontation Clause uniquely impacts the prosecution of domestic violence. Her scholarship has appeared in the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Indiana Law Journal, North Carolina Law Review, Arizona Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Texas Law Review on-line, and the Op-Ed page of the New York Times. Tuerkheimer’s article, “The Next Innocence Project: Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Criminal Courts,” appeared in a 2009 issue of the Washington University Law Review, and received national and international attention. She is a co-author of West’s Feminist Jurisprudence casebook and the author of Shaken Baby Syndrome, a monograph to be published by Oxford University Press.

Tuerkheimer earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Harvard College and her JD from Yale. After clerking for Alaska Supreme Court Justice Jay Rabinowitz, Tuerkheimer served for five years as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, where she specialized in domestic violence prosecution.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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