On April 25, 2017, the Civil Litigation Clinic filed an Amicus brief with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Equality Ohio. The brief, which supported the right of a transgender employee who was fired because of her gender identity, argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 should apply to transgender individuals and therefore that terminating them because of their transgender identity is an unlawful employment practice.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor and Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Co-Director Brian Ray first explored the issues of cybersecurity five years ago – practically a lifetime considering the rapid speed of the digital world. His initial interest was in eDiscovery, and the concerns it created for civil litigation, but he quickly realized that this only scratched the surface of legal challenges developing in the electronic age.
In addition to first place finishes at the Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition, the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition and the August A. Rendigs National Product Liability Moot Court Competition, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s moot court team had several strong finishes during Spring competition.
The ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law invites you to attend An Exploration of Careers in Labor and Employment Law. The panel will provide an opportunity to meet with experienced lawyers in the field of labor and employment law and to learn about the varied career paths in this growing specialty area. Experienced practitioners will reflect the field’s customary variety of perspectives (management, union, plaintiff, government, and neutral) and share their real-life experiences and career advice. Kelly Freeman of Region 8 of the National Labor Relations Board, David M. Fusco of Schwarzwald McNair & Fusco LLP and Ann E. Knuth of Mansour Gavin LPA are the panelists.
Terry Gilbert ’73 sees law as an instrument of social change where human rights take precedence over property and corporate interests. As a legal and social activist, Gilbert has dedicated his legal career to promoting human and political rights, as well as progressive approaches to criminal justice.
Cleveland-Marshall graduates hold judgeships in impressive numbers throughout Northeast Ohio and the entire state. C|M|LAW also has a national presence on the bench, including a sitting judge in a location that would not be expected – the northern-most city in the United States.
Linda Klein, President of the American Bar Association (ABA), will deliver the commencement address at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2017. The ceremony will take place Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Playhouse Square’s historic Ohio Theatre.
The Entertainment and Sports Law Association will be hosting their 7th Annual Symposium in the Moot Court room of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on Friday, April 14, 2017. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. and the event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All attendees will be eligible for 4 CLEs. A light breakfast along with lunch will be provided to all in attendance. Tickets for this event are $10 in advance, and can be purchased through EventBrite, or $15 at the door during registration the morning of the event.
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 - 11:20 a.m. Legal Issues in Sports Law - the CBA and the Major Leagues and Concussion Litigation
- Peter Carfagna, Chairman/CEO of Magis, LLC.
- Vince Calo, NFL Agent and Expert
- Richard Volante, Attorney, Buckley King LPA
11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Event Management at Sports and Entertainment Facilities
- Laurie Kosanovich, General Counsel, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
- Kollin Chupa, Sales and Marketing Manager, The Covelli Centre
- James Convertino, Director, Professional Athletes & Entertainers Insurance Solutions
- James Levin, Founder, Cleveland Public Theatre
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Music Licensing and Streaming Rights Roundtable Discussion
- Neeta Ragoowansi, SVP, Business Development & Legal Affairs, National Performing Rights Exchange
- Steven W. Day, Partner, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
- Sean Biddle, Owner, Bid Muzik
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court competitors Rachel Byrnes, Madelyn Grant and Aaren Host won the 30th Annual August A. Rendigs National Product Liability Moot Court Competition hosted March 24-25 by the University of Cincinnati. The C|M|LAW team defeated 13 teams from across the country for the top prize and Madelyn Grant (pictured middle) was also awarded Best Oralist.