Public Lectures

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

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.

 

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

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

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, September 17, 2012 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Short title: 
Voter ID and Election Law Forum

How the Courts Failed Germany - A Forum on the Law

CLE credit: 
1.25
Weight: 
0

Introduction by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor

Featuring William Meinecke, Ph.D.

  • Historian, Education Division of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Ph.D. dissertation entitled, “Conflicting Loyalties: The Supreme Court in Weimar and Nazi German 1918-1945”
  • Extensive work with law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and attorneys in the Law, Justice, and the Holocaust training program
  • Author of “Nazi Ideology and the Holocaust,” published in 2007.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, kosher dietary laws observed.

This event is free and open to the public. However, reservations are required as seating is limited. R.S.V.P. by August 30. at jewishcleveland.org/events, or by e-mailing philplannull@jcfcleve.nullorg (email: philplannull@jcfcleve.nullorg ) or calling 216-593-2860.

Watch live stream at http://www.ohiochannel.org

Location: 
25701 Science Park Dr, Beachwood, OH 44122 (Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Mandel Building)
Event date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2012 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Short title: 
How the Courts Failed Germany

Constitution Day program

CLE credit: 
One hour approved
Weight: 
-3

The Constitution, The PPACA, and The U.S. Attempt to Fix its Broken Health Care System

In 2010, the United States enacted comprehensive health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Soon after the enactment, several lawsuits were filed challenging the constitutionality of the PPACA. Nearly two years later, on June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court released its decision upholding the constitutionality of the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion provisions of PPACA (National Federation of Independent Business et al. v Sebelius). This presentation will analyze the implications of the Supreme Court decision and its impact on future efforts to improve the US health care system. 

Gwendolyn Roberts Majette, J.D., LL.M. is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Center for Health Law and Policy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Professor Majette received her undergraduate degree from Emory University, her J.D. from George Washington University School of Law, and her LL.M. in Global Health, with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Majette's scholarship focuses on patients' rights, delivery system reform, and health care reform. Her scholarship has been cited in a leading health law text and relied on by the United States Commission for Civil Rights and the Department of Health and Human Services. Professor Majette frequently consults on health care matters for the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, Professor Majette worked on Medicare, Medicaid and Health Care Reform policy as a Congressional Legislative Fellow with two of the five committees responsible for drafting health care reform legislation. She has taught contracts and various courses in the health law curriculum. Past courses include: Health Care Law and Policy; Health Care Finance and Access; Introduction to International Health, Human Rights and Public Health; Law and Medicine; and Bioethics.

Materials for the CLE:

Constitution Day (CLE Materials #1)

Constitution Day (CLE Materials #2)

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Short title: 
Constitution Day program

Criminal Justice Forum III: Children and the Early Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court

CLE credit: 
One hour approved
Weight: 
-8
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Speakers/Special Guests: 

Diane Marie Amann, the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law

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

Professor Amann teaches Public International Law, International Criminal Law and the Laws of War. She also serves as the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in Armed Conflict. Professor Amann focuses her scholarship on the ways that national, regional and international legal regimes interact as they endeavor to combat atrocity and cross-border crime.

*The views expressed as part of this lecture are Professor Amann's personal views and not those of the ICC.

 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Criminal Justice Forum - Diane Marie Amann

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