Public Lectures

Constitution Day Lecture - Professor F. Michael Higginbotham - GHOSTS OF JIM CROW: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America

CLE credit: 
One hour approved
Weight: 
-10
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Civil Rights Activist and Renowned Author to Discuss Race in America at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Author of “Ghosts of Jim Crow” to speak on his recent book during Constitution Day lecture

Civil rights author F. Michael Higginbotham will give the Constitution Day lecture at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.), Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.

Higginbotham will discuss his recent book, “Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism In Post-Racial America.” In the book, Higginbotham argues that America remains far from the imagined utopia hoped for when Barack Obama was elected as the first African-American president.

During his lecture, Higginbotham will discuss how America has maintained notions of white superiority and black inferiority and how the United States remains separate and unequal, while offering a practical prescription to improve the race problem.

Higginbotham is the Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He teaches courses on constitutional law and race, and has recently served as a guest on CNN and MSNBC discussing race and the law.

Higginbotham received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Brown University in 1979, a Juris Doctor degree from Yale University in 1982, and a Master of Laws degree with honors from Cambridge University in 1985. 

The one-hour dialogue, co-sponsored by The City Club of Cleveland, includes a 30-minute lecture, 15 minutes of conversation with a moderator, and a 15-minute question and answer session. This lecture is part of daylong festivities throughout CSU, honoring the nation’s heritage and celebrating the adoption of the United States Constitution.

The event is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free CLE. Preregistration is not required.

Ghosts of Jim Crow Research Guide

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Constitution Day Lecture - Professor F. Michael Higginbotham

False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict The Innocent

CLE credit: 
2.0 CLE hours
Weight: 
0

False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent - featuring James M. Petro, Former Ohio Attorney General and Nancy Petro, Contributing Editor, Wrongful Conviction Blog; Co-Author, False Justice; Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict the Innocent

Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium: Construction and Contractual Agreements

CLE credit: 
4 free CLE hours approved
Weight: 
0

3rd Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium - "Construction and Contractual Agreements: How to Maximize the Revenue of Sport and Entertainment Venues." 

Register at the door beginning 8:30 am. Preregistration is not required.\

Moderators:

Peter A. Carfagna, Executive in Residence, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - Carfagna is Chairman/CEO of Magis, LLC, a privately owned sports marketing, management and investment company, including family ownership of the Lake County Captains, Cleveland Indians Class A Affiliate. From 1994-2005, he served as Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel of International Management Group (IMG) and was Senior Partner at Jones Day LLP before that. 
 
L. James Juliano Jr., Member Management Committee, Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC - Juliano specializes in general counsel services to small and closely held businesses, as well as public sector entities such as municipalities and school districts. Juliano's practice includes business transactions, sports and entertainment, buy/sell agreements, real estate, labor, employment, civil litigation, and related matters. He publishes a sports law website at http://www.legallyspeakingonline.com.

Featured Speakers:

Jeff Appelbaum, Managing Director, Project Management Consultants, LLC, Partner/Chairman, Construction Law Group, & Partner, Thompson Hine LLP - For over 30 years, Appelbaum has served the construction industry in the varying roles of trial and transactional attorney, project counsel, project management consultant, mediator and partnering facilitator. Currently, he serves as Project Counsel-Representative Projects for the Gateway Complex, the Golden State Warriors Arena, and the San Francisco 49ers NFL Stadium. He also serves as Project Management Counsel-Representative Projects and Partnering Facilitator – Representative Projects for many other sports arenas and non-sports complexes. Applbaum received his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University.

Sashi Brown, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Cleveland Browns - Hired in January as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Browns, Brown served as the GC of the Jacksonville Jaguars for seven years. Prior to joining the Jaguars, Brown was an attorney with Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, a private law firm based in Washington, D.C. As a member of the firm’s corporate law practice group, He advised companies in a variety of business transactions. Brown earned an undergraduate degree from Hampton University in 1998 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School in 2002. Brown is a member of the New York, District of Columbia and Florida bars.

Chris Harrington, Executive Legal Assistant, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center - A Cleveland-Marshall graduate, Harrington has served as the Executive Assistant of the Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy, a Research and Teaching Assistant for Professor Peter Carfagna, Esq., a Summer Associate at The Madison Square Garden Company and an intern at Innovative Artists and Literary Agency and UBS Financial Services, Inc. He currently serves as the Executive Legal Assistant for the Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center.

Bryan McCall, Performance Director, Michael Johnson Performance Training Center at SPIRE Institute - Working in Human Performance Enhancement for the past 13 years, McCall is currently the Director of the Michael Johnson Performance Training Center in Geneva. McCall has trained athletes of all sports in Texas and Florida, and is now operating the extension of MJP. Working with Nike, performance equipment manufacturers, and athletes, McCall was vital to arranging the necessary contracts and construction operations needed to build and operate the MJP multi-purpose training facility.

Jeff Orloff, Chief Operating Officer, SPIRE Institute - A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Orloff served as the Senior Vice President-Operations for IMG working as the Director of IMG’s Worldwide Fashion Events most recently. Orloff currently is the owner of ReCreation LLC, a sports and entertainment consulting firm, and the Chief Operating Officer of SPIRE Institute in Geneva.

Ivan Schwarz, Executive Director, Greater Cleveland Film Commission - Ivan Schwarz has over 20 years of experience in the film industry. He was co-producer for the popular HBO mini-series, Band of Brothers with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. He also served as Location Manager for several television productions and movies, including Entourage, My Name is Earl, The Comeback and From the Earth to the Moon, again working with Tom Hanks. Schwarz was recruited to work at The Greater Cleveland Film Commission in October of 2006, and took over as Executive Director in August of 2007. Among the many things that attracted Schwarz to Cleveland was the opportunity to help build a lucrative film industry and give back something that could help the community. He has played a significant role in bringing films such as The Avengers, Captain America 2, Alex Cross and others to Cleveland.

Heather Stakich, Associate, Thompson Hine LLP - Stakich focuses her practice on representing owners, developers, contractors, architects and other construction professionals in all aspects of construction and development projects. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Cornell University, Heather was included in the Rising Stars by Ohio Super Lawyer magazine in 2013.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 19, 2013 -
9:00am to 1:30pm
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Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

Mark Curriden: Contempt of Court: A Lynching that Changed the American Justice System

CLE credit: 
1 free hour ethics CLE
Weight: 
-8
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Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Tuesday, February 19 at 5 p.m. As part of C|M|LAW's commemoration of Black History Month, this lecture is sponsored by C|M|LAW Alumni Association, CMBA, Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Seymour H. Lesser Scholarship Fund, and Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber. We welcome Mark Curriden, co-author of the critically-acclaimed Contempt of Court: A Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism. This free discussion event in the Moot Court Room in Bert L. Wolstein Hall offers one hour of CLE ethics credit.

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Curriden is an award-winning legal journalist, bestselling author, and frequent lecturer at legal organizations across the country. Educated as a lawyer, Curriden is a regular contributing writer on legal issues for the ABA Journal and for the New York Times DealBook on matters of corporate and business law. He also holds the position of Writer in Residence at the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas.

Curriden is the co-author of the critically-acclaimed Contempt of Court: A Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism. The book tells the true story of Ed Johnson, a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1906. Despite a lack of evidence, Johnson was tried, found guilty and sentenced to death -- all within three weeks of his arrest. The book also highlights the role of Noah Parden and Styles Hutchins, the only two African-American lawyers practicing law in Tennessee and North Georgia at the time. In fighting for Johnson's life, Parden and Hutchins filed the first ever federal habeas corpus petition in a state criminal proceeding and convinced the Supreme Court of the United States to intervene. But before Johnson would have his day in court, an angry lynch mob, facilitated by the sheriff and his deputies, dragged Johnson from his jail cell and killed him on the county bridge. Fortunately, the case didn't end there. At Parden's urging, the Supreme Court ordered the sheriff, his deputies, and leaders of the lynch mob arrested and charged with criminal contempt of the Supreme Court, which resulted in the only criminal trial ever held in the history of our nation's highest court.

Mark is a frequent lecturer on the national speaking circuit. He has spoken to bar associations, judicial conferences, law firm retreats and legal organizations, including the Conference of Chief Justices, the State Court Appellate Judges Conference, the U.S. District Court Chief Judges Conference, the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Georgia Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Alaska Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Louisiana Bench-Bar Conference, Missouri Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, and the South Carolina Bar Association. Mark also has presented at numerous lunches and dinners hosted by the Inns of Court and American Board of Trial Advocates.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Mark Curriden: Contempt of Court: A Lynching that Changed the American Just

Journal of Law and Health Symposium: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Posthumous Reproduction

CLE credit: 
3 free hours approved
Weight: 
-8

The selection of the Symposium topic was a result of the recent Supreme Court decision in Astrue v. Capato, 132 S. Ct. 995 (2012). In that case, the Supreme Court held that children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent were not automatically entitled to survivor benefits under the Social Security law. The Court stated that the children’s eligibility to receive the benefits depended upon their ability to inheritance under the state’s intestacy system. The facts of the Astrue case indicate just one of the legal consequences of posthumous reproduction. The Symposium aims to give judges, legislators, practicing attorneys and academics the opportunity to present research that highlights the legal and ethical issues that may occur because of the availability of posthumous reproduction.

The Journal is pleased to have presenters from all across the country joining us for the symposium:
  • Hilary Young, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick, will discuss why presuming consent to some kinds of posthumous reproduction situations maximizes the positive outcomes for the living partner while minimizing the risk of interferences with the interest in not becoming a posthumous parent against one’s will.
  • Dr. Saby Ghoshray, President of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, will discuss a derivative inheritance rights framework where the rights of both descendants and the dead are balanced against cultural norms, technological capabilities and individual’s right to legacy.
  • Maya Sabatello of Columbia University Law School will focus her discussion on the children born from posthumous reproduction and the challenges each one faces.
  • Jessica Knouse from the University of Toledo Law School will broadly discuss constitutional rights arguments concerning posthumous reproduction. She will assess to what extent the deceased should possess procreational rights, concluding that the postmodern theory should be applied to develop a framework for mediating between the multiple procreational rights that may be implicated in posthumous reproduction cases.

A reception will immediately follow the symposium at 4 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, March 22, 2013 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Journal of Law and Health Symposium

Medical/Legal Summit

CLE credit: 
4 hours pending
Weight: 
-2

The First Medical/Legal Summit in Cleveland will be co-sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, and C|M|LAW.

Chair: Kim F. Bixenstine, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, University Hospitals

Vice Chair: Matt Donnelly, Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Cleveland Clinic

Register through the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

AGENDA

April 13

Continental Breakfast: 7-8 a.m.

Program: 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: TBA

April 13 program

Applications will be made for 4 CME hours and 4 CLE hours. Four hours of LIVE risk management credit will be provided for physicians enrolled in the University Hospitals Sponsored Physician Program

Sessions:

  • • Apologies and Disclosures of Adverse Events: What to Say When Something Bad Happens to a Patient?
  • • Debate on End of Life and Other Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues

Break out Session Options (each participant may select two)

  • • Pain Management in the Face of the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
  • • Fraud & Abuse Panel Discussion
  • • Cyber Security and HIPAA Breaches
  • • Physician Practice Acquisitions
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 -
7:00am to 12:30pm
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Medical/Legal Summit

Medical/Legal Summit

Weight: 
-2
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

April 12, Registration at Noon in the Atrium, program begins at 12:30 pm

The First Medical/Legal Summit in Cleveland will be co-sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, and C|M|LAW.

The event is intended to bring together doctors, lawyers, health care professionals and others who work in allied professions in Northeast Ohio for education, lively discussion, and opportunities to network. There will be a keynote address and Q&A session, followed by a reception.

Register through the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

 

Event date: 
Friday, April 12, 2013 -
12:00pm to 5:30pm
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Medical/Legal Summit

Global Business Law Review Symposium: Exploring International Energy Law and Policy

CLE credit: 
3 free hours approved
Weight: 
-7

Exploring International Energy Law and Policy: Emerging Issues in Finance and the Global Economy

4th Annual Symposium of The Global Business Law Review. Attendees will learn about emerging issues in international energy law and policy by gaining a greater understanding of these issue including an analysis of corruption in the petroleum sector, a historical analysis of the global legal efforts to address climate change in an energy context, and a comparative analysis of the impacts to different economies and foreign finance structures as a result of increasing energy demand.

Registration begins at 12:00 pm in the Atrium. 

 

Featured Speakers:

Owen L. Anderson
"Corruption in the Petroleum Sector: Corporate Compliance and Due Diligence"

Owen L. Anderson is the Eugene Kuntz Chair in Law in Oil, Gas & Natural Resources, the George Lynn Cross Research Professor, and Director of the John B. Turner LL.M. Program in Energy, Natural Resources & Indigenous Peoples Law at The University of Oklahoma College of Law. He has extensive experience in the areas of oil and gas law and has authored over 100 articles, co-authored several books and treatises, and has taught at numerous universities and venues worldwide.

James E. Hickey, Jr.
"Climate Change in an Energy Context: Global Legal Efforts in Light of Increasing Energy Demand"

James E. Hickey, Jr. is Professor of Law and former Director of International Programs at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where he teaches energy and international law courses. He has practiced energy and international law with two Washington D.C. law firms and is past Chair of the ABA Special Committee on Electric Industry Restructuring. Hickey Jr. has authored and co-authored four books and over 60 publications. He holds a Ph.D. in International Law from Cambridge University and has visited and taught at numerous universities around the world.

Michael J.T. McMillen
"Evolution of Variance and Purification Concepts in Modern Islamic Finance: The Dow Jones Fatwa and Sequelae"

Michael J.T. McMillen is an award winning authority on Islamic finance and project finance. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a partner of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. Many of his transactions are the first of their kind in jurisdictions worldwide. McMillen has extensive experience speaking and publishing works throughout the world on Islamic finance and project and infrastructure finance.

Andrew R. Thomas
"American Energy Policy and the Advent of the Rustbelt"

Andrew R. Thomas is an Executive-in-Residence with the Energy Policy Center in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, where he researches energy law and policy, and teaches courses at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. His current areas of research are in shale development, electricity markets, distributed generation and the energy/water nexus. Thomas has over 30 years of experience in the field of energy as a geophysicist and as a lawyer.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Friday, April 5, 2013 -
1:00pm to 4:45pm
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Global Business Law Review Symposium:

Moot Court Night - Appellate Advocacy Seminar

CLE credit: 
1.5 free hours
Weight: 
-9

C|M|LAW will host its 44th Annual Moot Court Night, Wednesday February 6 at 6 p.m. During this event which will take place in the Moot Court Room in Bert L. Wolstein Hall, students participating in the Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court Program will prepare for the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition by presenting their arguments before a panel of distinguished jurists.

The teams will be arguing whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. The circuits are split as the petition for certiorari currently pends before the United States Supreme Court and many expect cert to be granted.

The event is free to all guests and will offer 1.5 hours of CLE Credit.

Distinguished Jurists:

Judge Christopher Boyko: United States District Court Northern District of Ohio

Judge Melody Stewart: Ohio Court of Appeals – Eighth Appellate District

Magistrate Judge Greg White: United States District Court Northern District of Ohio

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Moot Court Night - Appellate Advocacy Seminar

Voter ID and Election Law Forum: What You Need to Know Before Voting in the 2012 Presidential Election

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

Voter ID and Election Law Forum: What You Need to Know Before Voting in the 2012 Presidential Election - sponsored by the Black Law students Association

Event date: 
Monday, September 17, 2012 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Short title: 
Voter ID and Election Law Forum

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