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Law Library Open House

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Law Library (1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115)

A great chance to meet librarians and staff, along with representatives from Lexis, Westlaw, Cleveland Law Library, CSU Police, CSU Counseling Services, and CSU Rec Center. Pizza, pop, and cake provided. Vendors will have handouts and giveaways. There will also be prize drawings for students who visit each table at the event: a $50 Amazon gift card courtesy of the Law Library, and two $25 gift cards (and 2000 Lexis points) courtesy of Lexis.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
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Law Library Open House

STEREOTYPES AND STORIES: How Embedded Knowledge Structures Challenge Effective Legal Advocacy

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1 Free Hour
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1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Cognitive shortcuts such as racial categories, stereotypes, and stock stories can contribute to biased legal analysis, including determinations of reasonable suspicion under the Fourth Amendment. Professor Sherri Lee Keene will explore the often unacknowledged effect of cognitive shortcuts and how advocates should prepare to meet the challenge of representing clients when legal standards may not account for the role of implicit bias in the legal process.
 

Sherri Lee Keene has been a member of the full-time faculty at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law since 2008. She serves currently as a Law School Associate Professor and as the Director of the Legal Writing Program. Prof. Keene was a Visiting Associate Professor of Legal Practice at Georgetown University Law Center from 2017 to 2018 and served as an adjunct legal writing professor at the George Washington University School of Law prior to joining Maryland’s faculty. Prof. Keene is an active member of the national legal writing professor community, and she currently serves as an associate editor for the peer review journal, Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. She has also served as a planning chair for national and regional legal writing conferences.

Immediately prior to joining the University of Maryland faculty, Prof. Keene litigated appeals and motions in the Fourth Circuit and District of Maryland courts as a staff attorney for the Federal Public Defender's Office. Ms. Keene also worked as an associate for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York City, and worked as a civil trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. Immediately upon completing law school, Prof. Keene clerked for the Honorable James T. Giles of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Prof. Keene writes in the areas of legal advocacy, criminal law, and law school reform. Her particular interests are at the intersection of criminal law and social science, and she considers the relationship between how people process information and their perceptions of observed events. She further considers how seemingly neutral legal structures can mask biased thinking, rather than afford opportunities for them to be addressed in the courtroom. Her articles include “Stories That Swim Upstream: Uncovering the Influence of Stereotypes and Stock Stories in Fourth Amendment Reasonable Suspicion Analysis” and “Standing in the Judge’s Shoes: Exploring Techniques to Help Legal Writers More Fully Address the Needs of Their Audience.”

Prof. Keene received her law degree from New York University School of Law which she attended as a Root-Tilden Scholar. She graduated summa cum laude from Spelman College with a B.A. in Sociology.

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Monday, March 4, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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STEREOTYPES AND STORIES

Back to School Party

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1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 - Law School Atrium

Join Us for a Happy New Year - Back to School Party!

Friday, January 25, 2019

5 pm - 7 pm

We hope to see you on Friday, January 25, at the law school to celebrate a wonderful New Year for our students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends!

RSVP to rsvpnull@law.csuohio.nulledu

Valet Parking on East 18th Street
Event date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Back to School Party

Ohio Character & Fitness Interview - Presentation by CMBA

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1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
STUDENTS: Have you heard about the Character and Fitness Interview? Here is your opportunity to get ready!
After you file your Ohio Character and Fitness Application, the next step requires that you have an interview with a panel of attorneys at your local bar association. Please join attorneys from the Committee that oversees these interviews at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association to learn about the process and be prepared (and at ease) for this important step in your journey to the bar exam.
Please join them in the Moot Court Room on Thursday, February 19, 2019 at 12 noon as they explain the
interview process and take your questions.

Food will be provided
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Ohio Character & Fitness Interview - Presentation by CMBA

Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Night

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

**THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO UNIVERSITY CLOSURE FOR EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

PLEASE WATCH THE WEBSITE AND THE LAW SCHOOL'S SOCIAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER UPDATES

The three Cleveland-Marshall College of Law teams that are competing in the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition will present oral arguments. The problem is based on the current controversy surrounding National Football League (NFL) players kneeling during the National Anthem. In the problem, a player is fined by the NFL after he refused to stand for the National Anthem. The failure to stand violated the League’s policy that prohibited players from kneeling during the National Anthem. The player and the National Football Players’ Association challenge the validity of the policy based upon the protections provided by the First Amendment. The NFL countered that the First Amendment does not protect the act of kneeling during the Anthem. The League also argued that it could restrict First Amendment rights to minimize disruption and preserve revenue.

The Distinguished Judges:

Honorable Anita Laster Mays

Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals 

Honorable David A. Ruiz

United States Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Ohio

Honorable William F. B. Vodrey

Magistrate of Cleveland Municipal Court

Attendence is free of charge and open to the public.

Registration through Eventbrite is requested:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cmlaw-thurgood-marshall-moot-court-night-tickets-54866361765?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

*Previously the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Night

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Night

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