The Laws that Govern the Great Lakes

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar: 2020-02-26 08:30:00 2020-02-26 09:30:00 The Laws that Govern the Great Lakes Event Description The Great Lakes, representing 22% of the world's surface freshwater, are governed by two nations, eight US states and two Canadian provinces - resulting in laws that are not necessarily comprehensive or logical. This lecture will look at these various laws and attempt to present them in an organized manner, examining the effort by the CWRU Canada - United States Law Institute to develop a compendium of the laws governing the Great Lakes. Speaker Bio Stephen Petras is a Founder and Director of NeXT1 Inc. and the Director of the Cox International Law Center of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  He is the United States National Director of the Canada – United States Law Institute and Chair of the Council of the Great Lakes Region. Steve retired at the end of 2018 as a Partner of BakerHostetler where he led the International Industry Team from 1998 to 2012.  He is actively engaged in the international community of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio having served as President of the Greater Cleveland Intentional Lawyers Group, Chief of the International Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Chair of the Board of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, and President of the Cleveland World Trade Association.  He is an Adjunct Professor in the International LL. M. program of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  Dedicated to increasing international business in the U.S. and Ohio, Steve has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce as a member of the Northern Ohio District Export Council and by Governor Voinovich as an Ohio Commodore.  City Club of Cleveland School of Law School of Law America/New_York public

The Louis C. Greenwood Lecture Series - CWRU Law Downtown at the City Club

event is free

1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval

Event Description

The Great Lakes, representing 22% of the world's surface freshwater, are governed by two nations, eight US states and two Canadian provinces - resulting in laws that are not necessarily comprehensive or logical. This lecture will look at these various laws and attempt to present them in an organized manner, examining the effort by the CWRU Canada - United States Law Institute to develop a compendium of the laws governing the Great Lakes.

Speaker Bio

Stephen Petras is a Founder and Director of NeXT1 Inc. and the Director of the Cox International Law Center of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  He is the United States National Director of the Canada – United States Law Institute and Chair of the Council of the Great Lakes Region. Steve retired at the end of 2018 as a Partner of BakerHostetler where he led the International Industry Team from 1998 to 2012.  He is actively engaged in the international community of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio having served as President of the Greater Cleveland Intentional Lawyers Group, Chief of the International Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Chair of the Board of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, and President of the Cleveland World Trade Association.  He is an Adjunct Professor in the International LL. M. program of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  Dedicated to increasing international business in the U.S. and Ohio, Steve has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce as a member of the Northern Ohio District Export Council and by Governor Voinovich as an Ohio Commodore. 

Event Location

City Club of Cleveland

Steve Petras

Stephen Petras, founder and director of NeXT1 Inc.; director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.