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Entertainment & Sports Law Association (ESLA) Annual Golf Outing 

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Cleveland Marshall College of Law's Entertainment & Sports Law Association (ESLA) invites you to join our Annual Golf Outing on Friday, May 20th at Little Mountain Country Club. All are welcome to play - alumni, students, colleagues, friends, family, neighbors, etc. 

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Location: 
Little Mountain Country Club
Event date: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:20pm
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ESLA Annual Golf Outing 

11th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

CLE credit: 
4.75 hours
Weight: 
-10
 
 
Now in it's 11th year, the Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium returns to an in-person format on April 15, 2022. The Symposium brings students, attorneys and industry experts from all over the country to discuss emerging legal issues in the fields of sports and entertainment law. The event will include a distinguished four-panel set covering a range of current sports and entertainment topics, a unique dialogue with NBA Agent and C|M|LAW Alumnus, Mark Termini '84, and opportunities to network through interactive sessions.

Students Free - REGISTER HERE

Professionals (CLE credit available) - REGISTER HERE

Program Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Registration/Check-in
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.: Coffee Chat with the Cleveland Cavaliers Front Office
This interactive Q&A breakfast session will feature members of the Cavaliers Front Office to discuss the day-to-day experience of working in professional sports as well as new developments in the industry.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Panel 1: The Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) Landscape
This panel will explore the dramatic shift in college sports within the last year with collegiate athletes now able to monetize their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) through brand deals and partnerships as well as how experts expect this landscape to evolve, the IP law implications, and the overall need for legal representation in this area. 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Panel 2: Breaking into the Industry
This panel will explore how young attorneys can prepare themselves for a career in sports and entertainment law, including how to refine their skills, develop expertise, network and find opportunities within the industry.
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch in Law School Atrium
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.: A Dialogue with Mark Termini
Mark Termini, a Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumnus, is a Cleveland, Ohio-based sports attorney, NBA contract negotiator, and agent. Mark Termini has personally negotiated over $2 billion in NBA player contracts. This unique question and answer session will explore Mark’s industry insights and current topics in sports and entertainment law. 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Panel 3: The New Era of Sports and Entertainment
This panel will explore the rapidly changing technology within the sports and entertainment industry including topics such as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), Virtual/Augmented Reality, digital streaming, eSports, gaming, and wearable technology as well as changes in state and federal law that facilitate such technology and what the implications are for the intellectual property rightsholders.
2:45 – 3:45 p.m: Panel 4: Diverse Representation
Moderated by Founder of Diverse Representation, Jaia Thomas, this panel will explore themes of equity and representation. Diverse Representation seeks to ensure diversity throughout all facets of the sports and entertainment industry, especially those who represent entertainers and professional athletes, negotiate fair deals on their behalf and foster relationships for future work.
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks

Speakers

Featured Speaker: 
Mark Termini | Sports Attorney, NBA Contract Negotiator and Agent, Mark Termini Associates Inc

Featured Panel:
Diverse Representation, moderated by Jaia Thomas | Sports + Entertainment Attorney; Founder

  • F. Allen Boseman | Attorney & Principal/Owner at Sherman Boseman Legal Group LLC
  • Aaron Caputo | Executive Director, Legal & Client Services, The Superlative Group, Inc.
  • Angelin Chang | CMLAW Professor, GRAMMY Award Winner
  • Mehek Cooke | General Counsel, Ten Talents NIL
  • Kelton Crenshaw | NFL Agent, Attorney
  • David V. Croft | Partner, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
  • Dave DeVillers | Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP & Counsel, Ten Talents NIL
  • Lee Fisher | Dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Chris Harrington | Associate General Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cardale Jones | Former OSU Football Player; Chief Talen Officer, Ten Talents NIL
  • Katie Leach | Legal Counsel, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Alberta Lee | Senior Vice President, People, and Culture at Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Andrea Liguore | Owner and Principal Attorney of The Law Offices of Andrea Ligoure, LLC
  • Lacey Mencl | Associate Legal Counsel, National Womens Soccer League
  • Tom Moglovkin | EVP Business Affairs/General Counsel
  • Meg Murray | General Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jordan Ohler | Chief Communications Officer, Ten Talents NIL
  • Paige Rabatin | Associate, Korhman Jackson & Krantz
  • Ted Tywang | Vice President and General Counsel, Haslam Sports Group
  • Ricky Volante | Attorney: Chief Executive Officer, The Professional Collegiate League
  • Taylor Washington | Attorney, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
  • Kristin Williams | Associate Commissioner/Institutional Services & Senior Woman Administrator, Mid-American Conference. 

Presented by:

and in collaboration with: The Cleveland Marshall Intellectual Property & Trademark Association

Location: 
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - Moot Court Room
Event date: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Short title: 
11th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

CSU-NLG Symposium: Beyond Black Letter Law

CLE credit: 
2.0 Hours
Weight: 
0

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Cleveland State University National Lawyers Guild will present a three-day symposium discussing the topic of movement lawyering, covering a range of topics discussed by attorneys and community members.

Day Three: Law for the People

  • Put into practice, movement lawyering can take many forms, and lawyers practicing in all areas can use their expertise in the law to align themselves with social movements. For instance, criminal defense and civil litigation attorneys often align themselves with police and government misconduct dissent movements. Environmental attorneys and civil litigators may find themselves working together on class actions and doing race-discrimination work. Today's panel will focus on speakers who have built successful careers as practicing movement lawyers in a variety of fields. 

Speakers:

Leslie Johns

Emily Collins

Sarah Gelsimino

 

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This is a live event, but for those who can't attend in person, we invite you to watch the live streamed event here. Please note, those attendees seeking CLE credit must attend in person for credit.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Short title: 
CSU-NLG Symposium: Beyond Black Letter Law

CSU-NLG Symposium: Beyond Black Letter Law

CLE credit: 
2.0 Hours
Weight: 
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Cleveland State University National Lawyers Guild will present a three-day symposium discussing the topic of movement lawyering, covering a range of topics discussed by attorneys and community members.

Day Two: Movement Lawyering

Traditionally, the legal field is the seat of power for many of the roles in our society; from politics, finance, the corporate sector, to the judiciary. Public interest lawyers work in much-needed areas of government and social sectors providing direct service to the community. Movement Lawyering takes on a different philosophy; by using the law to align ourselves with the community, and taking direction from their leadership, and their social movements, as opposed to imposing our own leadership. This area of the legal field seeks to utilize the law to bolster the power of people, organizers, and dismantle systems of oppression to work towards transformative justice and lasting change. Today's panel will focus on speakers who have made it their life's work to help foster movement lawyering within the community they live in. 

Speakers:

Kevin Truitt

Anthony Alto

Terry Gilbert

REGISTER

This is a live event, but for those who can't attend in person, we invite you to watch the live streamed event here. Please note, those attendees seeking CLE credit must attend in person for credit.

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Short title: 
CSU-NLG Symposium: Beyond Black Letter Law

CSU-NLG Symposium: Beyond Black Letter Law

CLE credit: 
2.0 Hours
Weight: 
-10

Watch Video - Day 1 Watch Video - Day 2 Watch Video - Day 3

March 28 - March 30, 2022

Cleveland State University National Lawyers Guild will present a three-day symposium discussing the topic of movement lawyering, covering a range of topics discussed by attorneys and community members.

Day One: Reimagining Policing

Over the last decade with the advancement of cell phone technology, the conversation around U.S. policing has once again become a major issue. Instances of violence, primarily against Black and people of color, have not increased but are for the first time in history being recorded and put out to the public. Few debate that the system of policing needs improved; police are asked to be society's first responders to everything from violent crimes, mental health crises, elder and juvenile care, social workers, and drug overdoses. However, thoughtful discussions around solutions are getting drowned out by polarizing politics. What does "defund the police," actually mean, and how does that differ from "police reform?" Today's panel will focus on speakers doing the real work in Cleveland of untangling these questions. Find out for yourself what alternatives exist, and if we should be using them. 

Speakers:

Kareem Henton

Josiah Quarles

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See also:

Day Two: Movement Lawyering - Tuesday, March 29th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m

Day Three: Law for the People – Wednesday, March 30th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Event Speakers:

Anthony Alto

 Owner at Alto Law, LLC. Anthony is a criminal defense and family law attorney who provides a client focused experience. He understands how confusing and gut wrenching a criminal case can be. He also understands how upsetting and emotional a family law case can turn into. Anthony prides himself on walking with his clients from the very beginning to the bitter end.
 
Aside from assisting clients in their most troubling times, Anthony enjoys helping clients set up "mom-n-pop" shops and small non-profits. Anthony spent close to a decade at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Well versed in Election Law, he can assist candidates with all their election related needs. A native of Cleveland, Anthony focuses on empowerment and leadership development in the community. Anthony has an unyielding passion for improving the Cleveland community and fights daily for inclusion, empowerment, and development. He works to educate the population on civic issues, and helps develop leaders as a member of the Hispanic Roundtable’s Empowerment Committee. 

Emily Collins

Hailing from southern Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Emily has spent her 18-year legal career in environmental law practice and teaching. Kicking off her practice as a student at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic in 2003, she then became an Assistant Public Interest Counsel at the Office of Public Interest Counsel in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. In 2008, she took the helm of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Environmental Law Clinic as a Clinical Assistant Professor. In 2014, she became the Executive Director and Managing Attorney of Fair Shake ELS. Emily received her B.A. in 2001 from New York University's Gallatin School. She earned her J.D. from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 2004. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas (inactive), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Emily has published in law journals and is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship in legal practice, water law, oil and gas law, underground injection of wastewater, public participation in environmental decision-making, and environmental permitting and enforcement. Her Amicus Curiae Brief in Group Against Smog and Pollution, Inc., v. Shenango, Inc., resulted in a precedent-setting decision in the Third Circuit.  

Sarah Gelsimino

From her time clerking in the public defender’s office in one of the largest counties in the nation to private practice where she prosecutes police misconduct, Gelsomino fights fiercely to win justice for her clients.After graduating cum laude from DePaul University Law School in Chicago, she practiced for many years at People’s Law Office, one of the nation’s top civil rights firms. There she worked with some of the most experienced and successful civil rights lawyers in the country. She also spent significant time with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), a progressive bar association, and worked extensively with the Chicago Chapter’s Mass Defense Committee. Gelsomino’s start at People’s Law Office was baptism by fire. She immediately began working around the clock on a class action case on behalf of people detained and arrested at a 2003 anti-war protest in Chicago. Many of these people were also prosecuted and forced to defend themselves against bogus criminal charges.  After nearly a decade of intensive ligation, the case settled for $10 million. Gelsomino has consistently worked to defend those who dissent. Among her most influential work was coordinating the criminal defense of more than 100 Occupy Chicago activists arrested in Chicago’s Grant Park and, along with other National Lawyers Guild and People’s Law Office lawyers, successfully defeating terrorism charges at a jury trial against the “NATO 3” activists during the 2012 NATO summit.She shared her passion for civil rights law as an adjunct professor in the Civil Rights Clinic at the DePaul University College of Law. There she taught future lawyers the fundamentals of the law and the nuances of how to effectively advocate for people injured by police and prisons. This broad base of experience positioned her to come home to Cleveland and join the influential civil rights firm of Friedman and Gilbert as a partner in 2016. 

Terry Gilbert

 An attorney for almost 50 years, Terry Gilbert (CM Law Class of `73) has represented clients in many high-profile criminal defense and civil rights cases. He is an active member in the National Lawyers Guild and other progressive organizations such as the ACLU. Terry's knack as a zealous advocate for his clients and their Constitutional rights finds its origins in his formative years witnessing and taking part in the anti-war and civil rights movements of the late 60s and early 70s. At the start of his career, Terry represented anti-war protesters and those seeking to assert their civil rights in a variety of contexts. He represented activists of the American Indian Movement who partook in the occupation of wounded knee, South Dakota in 1973. In the 90s, Terry reopened the 1954 case of Sam Sheppard in an effort to clear his name and hold the justice system accountable for the botched trial and wrongful imprisonment of Sheppard. In 2014, he represented the Family of Timothy Russel in their civil suit seeking to hold the Cleveland police department accountable for their actions, which resulted in Russel's death, during the events leading to what is now known as the "137 Shots" case. Terry and his firm were pioneers in using the legal system to address issues such as police brutality, the death penalty, wrongful incarceration, prison reform, and free speech, to name a few. In 2014, Terry was able to secure the exoneration of Kwame Ajamu after serving 27 years in prison for a wrongful conviction. He has worked on a litany of case involving the release, exoneration, and in the acquiring of civil redress for those wrongful incarcerated. Terry is a fervent believer in the use of the law for progressive change and in the lawyer's role in supporting and empowering social movements and activists. 

Kareem Henton

Kareem Henton, Vice President of Black Lives Matter Cleveland, describes himself as a "bail disrupter", organizer, and is "all about networking to achieve liberation and empowerment." Kareem was compelled to be an advocate after two notorious shootings by Cleveland police, and comes to the bail reform movement after working as an advocate for police reform. He feels fortunate for the opportunity to work with the Bail Project and effect the change his community desperately needs.

Leslie Johns

 Leslie Johns (she/her/hers) is a criminal defense attorney practicing at Ashley Jones Law in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to her criminal defense practice, Leslie is the Intake Specialist in the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic and a Magistrate at Shaker Heights Municipal Court. Leslie was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio and now resides just down the road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Leslie attended Bowling Green State University, where she earned her degree in Criminal Justice in 2011. Leslie returned to Cleveland after completing her undergraduate degree and attended Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law where she graduated in 2014. When Leslie is not working and serving on boards and committees, she is soaking up precious time with her family and friends. 

Josiah Quarles

Josiah Quarles is currently a full-time Housing Justice Community Organizer at NorthEast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH). He is also a lead organizer with Tamir’s Campaign for Justice, the Cuyahoga County Jail Coalition and Black Spring Cleveland, and an unabashed abolitionist. Over the past two years, Josiah has worked to meet with mutual aid the needs of community members, facilitate art workshops with justice impacted youth, shed light on the layered overlapping police forces that obscure transparency, over police Black and brown bodies, waste public funds. He continues to desperately seek avenues of justice for the murder of Tamir Rice. Another focus has been to bring alternative response models to Cleveland. This pursuit eventually led to the formation of R.E.A.C.H (Responding with Empathy, Access and Community Healing). Together with other organizers, advocates, service providers, and administrators, he attended an 8-week intensive training put on by CAHOOTS (the longest-running Care response model in the US) and has pushed to have these non-police response models applied to our schools, transit, and emergency dispatch systems. Currently, they have teamed with Policy Matters for a series of dialogs, while also engaging both city and county officials. It is now time to move beyond these small rooms and engage the public at large. He views two-way education, community-based solutions, and decentralized power building as fundamentally essential to challenging the politics and policies that have codified the oppression and disenfranchisement of so many. All the Power to All the People!

Kevin Truitt

 Kevin Truitt is an attorney in Columbus, Ohio and the legal advocacy director for Disability Rights Ohio, a nonprofit civil rights organization for people with disabilities. He has been licensed to practice law since 2004 and attended Capital University Law School.  He is also a board member for the Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). The NLG— lawyers, law students, others in the legal field—supports progressive social movements that seek to bring about fundamental changes in our society and to undo centuries of harm and oppression against Black and other communities of color, workers, women, LGTBQ people, people with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, and other marginalized people. 

 

This is a live event, but for those who can't attend in person, we invite you to watch the live streamed event here. Please note, those attendees seeking CLE credit must attend in person for credit.

 

 

 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Short title: 
CSU-NLG Symposium: Beyond Black Letter Law

Law Commencement Ceremony

Weight: 
-10

The C|M|LAW Commencement Ceremony will take place at CSU's Wolstein Center on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., featuring Commencement Speaker Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor '80.

  • This is a ticketed event. 

Watch the live stream of the event:

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Location: 
CSU Wolstein Center
Event date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
Law Commencement Ceremony

Student Profile: 4LE Michael Watkins

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Student Profile: 4LE Michael Watkins

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 4LE Michael Watkins’ interest in the law dates back to high school when he attended Shaw High School in East Cleveland, Ohio, and took part in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) 3Rs Program.

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52nd Annual Moot Court Night and Appellate Advocacy Seminar

CLE credit: 
1.5 hrs Pending
Weight: 
-10


Please join us for the 52nd Annual Moot Court Night, where a distinguished panel of judges will preside over and comment on a mock appellate arguments involving the following issues:

First, whether a commercial website offering goods or services directly to consumers is a place of public accommodation under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Second, whether Title III of the ADA applies to a website that has a nexus to a store that is a “place of public accommodation.” 

The Bench:

Justice Michael P. Donnelly '91
The Supreme Court of Ohio 

Judge Cornelius J. O’Sullivan, Jr. ’90 
Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals

Judge Brendan J. Sheehan '94
Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Administrative and Presiding Judge 

Moderators

Caitlin Hill '14
Alex Reich '09

Registration for CLE credit will take place at the door. 

Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Short title: 
52nd Annual Moot Court Night and Appellate Advocacy Seminar

New Student Organization Supports Non-Traditional Law Students to Prepare to Thrive in Legal Careers

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New Student Organization Supports Non-Traditional Law Students

Non-traditional students, a group that includes part-time students working through school, "second-career" students, older students, parenting students and first-generation law students, face all the same obligations of traditional law students as well as additional sets of burdens and challenges that come with the responsibilities of life outside of law school.

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