Informational session for students, presented by Prof. Mark Sundahl.
Sponsored by the Office of Career Planning
First Year Career Planning Series:
The Who, What, When, Why and How of Engaging the C|M Community.
Sponsored by the Office of Career Planning.
Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, Cleveland–Marshall College of Law, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association and the Federal Bar Association.
The panel discussion will examine the Department of Justice’s aggressive new policy for taking property from criminal defendants. It will feature panelists from diverse ideological backgrounds, including panelists from the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the American Civil Liberties Union. The event will look at a controversial, but little-known change in DOJ policy that threatens to raise the stakes and complicate proceedings for criminal defendants, and thus for the attorneys representing them.
Ned Searby of Searby LLP will moderate the discussion among a panel including:
Gary Daniels | ACLU of Ohio
Clark Neily | Cato Institute
Jason Snead | Heritage Foundation
Special Guest: Prof. Kimberly Ferzan
This lecture explores retributive punishment and the potential puzzles that arise when giving people what they deserve. Even if one takes giving people what they negatively deserve to be intrinsically good, one must confront questions of distribution. First, does retributivism have anything to say about the form and timing of punishment or about how to select among the deserving? That is, if the state must pick a form of punishment or must choose the kinds of crime to focus upon, does retributivism contribute to these selection questions, or are they determined by other considerations? Second, should distributions take into account differential susceptibilities to punishment or prior undeserved suffering? For instance, should it matter that the rich and poor do not experience the same fine as equally punitive?
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
Harrison Robertson Professor of Law and Caddell & Chapman Professor of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Kimberly Kessler Ferzan joined the University of Virginia School of Law in 2014 after serving on the faculty of Rutgers University, School of Law Camden since 2000. Ferzan teaches criminal law, evidence, advanced criminal law, and advanced law and philosophy seminars.
Ferzan's work focuses on criminal law theory. She is the co-editor in chief of Law and Philosophy, and is also on the editorial boards of Legal Theory and Criminal Law and Philosophy. She is the author of numerous articles, and the co-author of Crime and Culpability: A Theory of Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press), with Larry Alexander and Stephen Morse. Her paper, "Beyond Crime and Commitment," was selected for the 2013 American Philosophical Association's Berger Memorial Prize, for the best paper written in law and philosophy for the prior two years, and her paper, "Beyond Intention," was selected for the 2006 Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum in the category of criminal law.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law student Kimberly Cunningham’s mother has been challenged with a chronic illness. As Kim has helped care for her mother, she gained firsthand experience of the complexity of the appointments, medical bills and stacks of paperwork that have all been part of the medical process. Thinking as a legal student, Kim became curious the role laws play in the process.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will become one of only a few law schools in the country to offer an in-depth course on the Federalist papers when constitutional law experts Professors David Forte and Stephen Lazarus co-teach a special course on one of the United States’ most important pieces of literature this spring.
The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association (CMLAA) is hosting its signature annual continuing legal education event, “Legends of the Law,” in which local legal icons will draw upon their distinguished careers to highlight the changes in the operation of law over time and how the legal field has adapted. The all-day event will take place Friday, November 17 at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
The July 2017 Ohio Bar Exam produced 85 newly minted attorneys from Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the second highest number from any of Ohio’s nine law schools. C|M|LAW also improved its bar passage rate from last year for first-time test takers to 80%, exceeding the state average.
Students are invited to a conversation with Brian Howe, an attorney with the Ohio Innocence Project, on Wednesday, November 1 at noon in LB 60.
In the U.S., more than 500 wrongful convictions have been overturned in just the past two decades alone. Hear about the work of the Ohio Innocence Project to free wrongfully convicted inmates.
Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Criminal Law Society and the National Lawyers Guild.