The Employment and Labor Law Lecture by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown previously scheduled for February 29 at noon has been cancelled due to an unforeseen scheduling circumstance.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host the Criminal Justice Forum III, “Rape Reform in Ohio: Eliminating the Statute of Limitations and Lifting the Spousal Exemption,” Monday, February 22 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Ohio State Representatives Teresa Fedor and Greta Johnson.
About Teresa Fedor
Representative Teresa Fedor is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives who has represented the 45th and 47th Districts since 2010. She was elected to the Ohio Senate in 2002 and served as a member until 2010, prior to that, the citizens of Toledo elected her to serve the 52nd district of the Ohio House of Representatives in 2000. A proud veteran, she served in the United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard, before receiving a B.S. in Education from the University of Toledo. She spent 18 years in the classroom before pursuing public service.
About Greta Johnson
Representative Greta Johnson represents Ohio’s 35th District. A first term representative, Johnson is a fierce advocate for women, voicing concerns over sexual assault and domestic violence. She attended the University of Akron, earning her BA in Secondary Education in 1999, MA in Higher Education Administration in 2001, and her JD in Law in 2004. She has worked in the Prosecutor’s Office for Mahoning County, Summit County and the City of Akron since 2004. Johnson serves on the House Judiciary Committee, House Armed Services Committee, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.
Connect and engage with leading experts who will address cyber and privacy risk-management strategies and regulatory compliance for international businesses in our one-hour panel discussion.
• Professor Candice Hoke
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
• Ian Friedman, Esq.
Friedman and Nemecek, LLC
• Donald Wochna, Esq.
Campbell Hornbeck Chilcoat & Veatch Attorneys at Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host Visiting Scholar Pierre de Vos, the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town, “Wednesday, January 13 at 5 p.m. The lecture, "LGBT Rights in South Africa," is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Ohio, Equality Ohio, City Club of Cleveland and the American Constitution Society.
About Pierre de Vos
Pierre de Vos is the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. De Vos studied at the University of Stellenbosch, Columbia University (New York), and the University of Western Cape, where he held a professorship. He has published widely in academic journals on issues of constitutional law, on topics that include the right to housing, marriage equality and citizenship rights, and political parties and democracy. He co-edited South African Constitutional Law in Context, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. His blog, www.constitutionallyspeaking.co.za, offers constitutional perspective on social and political issues of contemporary South Africa and is widely read and syndicated on the Daily Maverick, one of South Africa’s leading online news platforms. He is widely quoted in the media on constitutional and socio-legal issues.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host the Criminal Justice Forum IV, “Why and Whither Mass Imprisonment?,” Wednesday, April 6 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Michael Tonry, McKnight Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and Policy at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Despite lots of rhetoric and some symbolic policy developments, all the drivers of mass imprisonment remain in place. No one has yet offered persuasive, generally accepted explanations for why it happened. Violent and property crime rates rose dramatically in all Western countries in the 1970s and 1980s, but only the US responded with vastly increased imprisonment and sentencing laws of unprecedented severity. The knowledge base today on the effects of sanctions is little different than in the early 1980s when the major changes began to be made. Recent convergence of left/right rhetoric about the need for change may augur a less punitive future. The policy changes needed for the US to move back into the mainstream of Western countries, where it was through the mid-1970s, are clear. Only time will tell whether American political culture has changed enough to permit those steps to be taken.
About Michael Tonry
Michael Tonry is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and Policy, director of the Institute on Crime and Public Policy of the University of Minnesota, and a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute on Comparative and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. Previously he was professor of law and public policy and director of the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University.
Tonry is author or editor of a number of books including Between Prison and Probation (with Norval Morris; OUP 1991), Malign Neglect (OUP 1995), Sentencing Matters (OUP 1996), Thinking About Crime (OUP 2004), Punishment and Politics—Evidence and Emulation in the Making of English Penal Policy (Willan 2004), Punishing Race (OUP 2011), and, as editor, Prosecutors and Politics in Comparative Perspective (Chicago 2012) and Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025 (Chicago 2013).
Sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Chapter and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the ACLU of Ohio, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association.
The fifth installment of the use of force program series will focus on Cleveland's Consent Decree. Panelists will discuss the workings of the Cleveland Community Police Commission, a key component of the Cleveland Consent Decree, as well as bias free and community policing.
- Dean Craig M. Boise, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
- Sergeant Timothy Higgins, Supervisor, Bureau of Community Police for the Cleveland Division of Police
- Victor McDowell, Jr., Lieutenant for a regional law enforcement agency in northeast Ohio
- Police Chief Terence M. Calloway, Chief of Police, Florida A&M University
Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Special guest: Mr. Curtis Dubay.
"The Minimum Wage: What is more just, raising it or eliminating it altogether?"
Program will consist of an hour-long lecture, followed by discussion and Q/A regarding the minimum wage debate.
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Henry Grendell, Esq., “Get Your Head Out of the Clouds: Cloud Computing and Recent Amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.”
James Drozdowski, Esq., “Professionalism in the Practice of Law”
Art Kaufman, Esq., Mental Health / Substance Abuse]
General Public: $100 ($85 Early Discount Rate)
CMLAA Members: $90 ($75 Early Discount Rate)
Fulfills the 2.5 hours of instruction related to the professional conduct requirement
Sponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. the Cleveland-Marshall Dean's Diversity Council, Case Western Reserve School of Law, Equality Ohio, the Cleveland Metropolitian Bar Association, the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and the ACLU of Ohio.
• Obergefell v. Hodges
• Family Law
• Employment Law
• LGBT Rights & Religious Liberties
Camilla Taylor, Marriage Project Director in the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal and member of the team of plaintiffs’ counsel in the consolidated cases Obergefell v. Hodges.
Professor Emerita Susan J. Becker, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, General Counsel of the ACLU
Professor Matthew W. Green Jr., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Alana Jochum, Equality Ohio Managing Director
Joy B. Savren, Attorney at Law
Maria L. Shinn, Esq., Shinn Lanter LLP