Please join us for an informal (virtual) social gathering on Thursday, February 4th, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., where J.D. students will have the opportunity to meet non-J.D. students (LLM and MLS students). Professors Milena Sterio, John Plecnik and Brian Ray will also attend, along with Julie DiBiasio, Director of Graduate Studies. Zoom link is provided below:
Join us for a Virtual Sidebar from 5-6 pm. Details and link TBA...
Featured Guest: Prof. Monica Bell, Yale University
CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 2L student Davona Mason became interested in law school as an avenue to advocate for others and to seek change in the community. She was drawn to the practicality of a law degree and the profound impact she could have using a legal education in numerous capacities as a change agent.
The Current State of the World CLE/Webinar, will broadly revolve around the topic of Covid-19 and its effects on the practice of law. This event will explore the legal perspectives of prominent leaders in the fields of Health Law, and the current racial state of the world. These speakers will discuss how COVID-19 has transformed their work, and in what ways the field of law will continue to transform with the constant moving pandemic.
Sponsored by The Global Business Law Review
CLE: 2 Hours Pending
Scott R. Mote is Executive Director of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Inc., an Ohio nonprofit corporation that provides education, intervention, monitoring and support for substance use disorders, process addictions, and mental illness, serving over 44,000 Ohio lawyers and judges, and over 3,000 law students in Ohio's nine law schools. OLAP is supported by The Supreme Court of Ohio, the Ohio State Bar Association, and Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company (affiliate of the OSBA). A recovering alcoholic since January 7, 1985, Scott began volunteering with the Ohio State Bar Association's (OSBA) Lawyers Assistance Committee (LAC) in September 1985. He has been involved with the LAC/OLAP for over 35 years, serving as OLAP's first Associate Director beginning in 1995, and becoming Executive Director in March 1999. Scott has made over 700 presentations to lawyers, judges and law students and he has facilitated over 150 interventions and oversees six other chemical dependency and mental health professionals. Statistically, OLAP opens a new file nearly every day. Prior to making OLAP a fulltime endeavor in June 2007, Scott was a general practice lawyer and civil litigator for over 30 years, the last 18 as a founding partner of Harris, McClellan, Binau & Cox PLL, Columbus, where he is Of Counsel.
Bethany Studenic is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Enlightened Solutions, an organization that creates, implements, and publishes research-based solutions that center the lived experiences of diverse people. Bethany holds her Bachelors in Social Work, Masters in Social Administration, and Juris Doctor. Bethany has over 10 years in community change experience, heading up highly visible social and research based movements. In addition, Bethany has worked with a variety of diverse populations through direct experience. Bethany is an accomplished fundraiser, government relations professional, community strategist, researcher and policy analysis expert.
Chinenye (ChiChi) Nkemere is a Co-Founder and Director of Strategy of Enlightened Solutions, an organization that creates, implements, and publishes research-based solutions that center the lived experiences of diverse people. ChiChi is a strategic thinker. She has over 10 years of experience in community and digital engagement and advocacy. ChiChi holds a Bachelors in Political Science and African/African American Studies from The Ohio State University and immediately moved to Houston to serve as a Teach for America educator. As public safety and workplace advocate she is dedicated to progressive and transformative community development.