News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

2/18 “Contagion” & Public Health CLE Symposium

EbolaCDCImageThe C|M|Law Center for Health Law & Policy is presenting Contagion:  A Conversation about Using Public Health Laws to Prevent the Spread of Infectious Diseases on Wednesday, February 18, 2014, 4:30pm-8pm, in the Moot Court Room.  The symposium will begin with a showing of the movie “Contagion,” about the pandemic spread of a fomite-transmitted virus, as well as the frantic efforts of researchers to identify the disease and find a vaccine and public health officials to contain the spread of the disease.  Following the movie, starting at 6:30pm, panelists will comment on the movie and discuss the most recent Ebola outbreak.  Panelists include Jana Rush, Chief Epidemiologist, City of Cleveland Public Health Department; Dennis Lansdowne, Partner, Spangenberg Law Firm; and Susan Becker, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  This symposium will provide 3.5 free CLE hours to eligible attendees.

9/17: Constitution Day Activities on Campus

US-ConstitutionCleveland State University is celebrating Constitution Day on September 17. 2014. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

The Michael Schwartz Library (at the CSU tower) is offering 3 gift cards for their Constitution Day contest. Contestants will be required to answer some questions, and the drawing will be held at noon on the 17th on the 1st floor of the Schwartz Library. Also note: you can get some free cupcakes and view the Schwartz Library’s “We the People” display.

Also, Cleveland-Marshall is hosting a Constitution Day lecture at 5pm by Roger Newman entitled “One Nation Under Surveillance”. Attorneys can also get 1 free CLE credit.

Newman is the author of “Hugo Black: A Biography,” a work that won the Scribes Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography. He also co-authored “Banned Films: Movies, Censors and the First Amendment,” and was editor-in-chief of “The Constitution and Its Amendments.” Newman taught for seven years as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is currently working on a book on the Supreme Court against the backdrop of the conservative movement over the past forty years. Newman’s writings have appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation and The American Lawyer as well as many other academic and legal publications and newspapers. He has lectured extensively with over 200 appearances and university’s throughout the county, and has appeared on NPR, PBS, C-Span and Entertainment Tonight.

You may also want to check out our Constitutional Law Research Guide.

5/31/12 Judicial Vacancies CLE Program

image of empty judge's chairCrisis In the Courts:  The New White House Confirmations Initiative and the Impacts of Judicial Vacancy on Justice will take place on Thursday, 31 May 2012, from 12noon till 2pm, in the C|M|Law Moot Court Room.  Moderated by Dan Moulthrop, Curator, The Civic Commons Conversations, this program will “debate the causes of the unprecedented vacancy crisis in the federal courts, its impact on the administration of justice and American liberties, and the new White House effort to end the stalemate.”  The distinguished panel includes Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Marge Baker, Executive Vice President for Policy and Program, People for the American Way; The Honorable James S. Gwin, Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio; Christopher Kang, Senior Counsel to the President, Office of the White House Counsel; Jeremy Paris, Chief Counsel for Nominations and Oversight for Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary; and Michael Zubrensky, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy.  This program is being co-sponsored by C|M|Law, the Alliance for Justice, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the National Council of Jewish Women, and People for the American Way.  It provides 2 free hours of CLE.  A light lunch will be served at 11:30am.

Cleveland Metro Bar Free CLEs

In honor of National Pro Bono Week, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association is offering free CLEs to any attorney who is willing to accept a pro bono case or attend a pro bono clinic.  These very useful and timely CLEs include:



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Upcoming Free CLE Lectures at Case – Elections, International Arbitration, More

Case Western Reserve Law School is hosting the following free CLE lectures:

October 14, 2011, Friday,  1:30 – 5:00 p.m.  – Consumer Law – more information

October 15, 2011, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 – Cuyahoga County Recovery – more information

October 17, 2011, Monday, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  – Government Funded Campaigns – more information – live webcast available.

October 19, 2011, Wednesday,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – International Arbitration – more information – live webcast available.

October 20, 2011, Thursday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Social Networking, Emerging Technologies and the Law – more information.