Public Lectures

Cleveland-Marshall Fund Visiting Scholar: Professor Tim Wu

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

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.

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?

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

“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

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

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.

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

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

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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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

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

CLE credit: 
2.5 hours approved
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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

 

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

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.

 

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Short title: 
Achieving Justice through Reconciliation on a South African University Camp

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