Past Lectures & Conferences

June 2020

Thursday
4
June
2020
photo of the law school
George Floyd Teach-In

Deborah Ahrens, Profesor of Law, Seattle University School of Law Associate Professor

Ayesha Bell Hardaway , CWRU Law Assistant Professor and Social Justice Law Center Director

Bryan Adamson, the incoming CWRU chaired professor of law and associate dean of diversity and inclusion.

May 2020

Tuesday
19
May
2020
Photo of the book, "The Syrian Conflicts Impacts on International Law."
The Syria Conflict's Impact on International Law: An Online Roundtable Discussion

Michael Scharf, Dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Paul Williams, President of the Public International Law and Policy Group

Milena Sterio, Professor of Law at Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Kevin Nealer, Principal and Partner of the Scowcroft Group

April 2020

Wednesday
22
April
2020
Orly Lobel
(Canceled) You Don’t Own Me: How Barbie’s Wars Reveal the Dark Side of Enclosing Innovation

Orly Lobel, the Warren Distinguished Professor and Director of the Employment and Labor Law Program at the University of San Diego

Tuesday
21
April
2020
Professor Jonathan Adler lecturing with students in background
Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane

Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law; Director of the Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Cassandra Burke Robertson, John Deaver Drinko - BakerHostetler Professor of Law; Director, Center for Professional Ethics, School of Law

Julie A. Hill, Alton C. and Cecile Cunningham Craig Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law

Friday
17
April
2020
photo of melting arctic ice
(Canceled) Climate Change and the Arctic: Polar Disruption with Global Impact

Sponsored by the Canada-United States Law Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law

Wednesday
15
April
2020
Richard Lazarus
(recorded for on demand viewing) The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court

Richard J. Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard University

Wednesday
15
April
2020
Cathy Lesser Mansfield
(Canceled) On Our Block: 100 Years of Mortgage Finance Policy

Cathy Lesser Mansfield, Senior Instructor in Law and Executive Director of the Master of Arts in Financial Integrity Program, CWRU School of Law

Monday
6
April
2020
Photo of Haavi Morreim
(Postponed) Two Confederate Statues Removed Peacefully. No Violence, No Torches. Brilliant Lawyering Instead

Haavi Morreim, JD, PhD, Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Wednesday
1
April
2020
Juliet Krostritsky teaching at the Case Western Reserve Law School
(Recorded for online viewing) Regulation of Business

Judy Steiner, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Banner Bank

Gina K. Gunning, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, GrafTech International Ltd. 

Erik Lange, Associate, Squire Patton Boggs' Environmental, Safety & Health Practice Group

Yelena Katz, Associate, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Mary Maloney, Senior Staff Attorney, Jones Day

March 2020

Thursday
26
March
2020
The Honorable Scott C. Clarkson
(Canceled) Rembrandt van Rijn, bankrupt printmaker: art, love and insolvency in the 17th Century

The Honorable Scott C. Clarkson, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California

Wednesday
25
March
2020
Photo of Wall Street sign in NYC
(Recorded for on demand viewing) Structuring and Executing a Middle Market Private Company Sale Transaction

Mitchell Gecht, Benesch Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

Mike Ferkovic, Senior Manager, BDO USA LLP

Wednesday
18
March
2020
Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown
(Canceled) Prison Abolition and a Mule

Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center and legal analyst on MSNBC

Monday
16
March
2020
Jeffrey Bossert Clark, United States Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division 
(webcast live) A View from the Environment and Natural Resources Division: Constitutional Environmentalism, Mature Environmentalism

Jeffrey Bossert Clark, United States Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division 

Thursday
5
March
2020
Photo of a lecture in the Moot Courtroom
Monday
2
March
2020
Harrison Mbori, Lecturer, Strathmore University Law School
Jus Cogens Norms, Derogation and Limitation of Human Rights: The Case of Kenya and South Africa

Harrison Mbori, Lecturer, Strathmore University Law School, Nairobi, Kenya; SJD Candidate, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law

February 2020

Thursday
27
February
2020
Charles G. Geyh, John F. Kimberling Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law
The Twilight of Judicial Independence

Charles G. Geyh, John F. Kimberling Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Wednesday
26
February
2020
Steve Petras
The Laws that Govern the Great Lakes

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. 

Tuesday
25
February
2020
Tom Syring
Torn between the lover and the love you leave behind: Forced migration, human trafficking and access to hell

Tom Syring, Chairman of the Human Rights Research League and a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany

Thursday
20
February
2020
Katharine Van Tassel
Are Nanoparticles the New Asbestos?

Katharine Van Tassel, Visiting Professor of Law, The Law-Medicine Center, School of Law

Thursday
13
February
2020
Tamara Wittes, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Scholarship and Service: Reconsidering the Arab Uprisings

Tamara Wittes, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Monday
10
February
2020
headhsot of Kristin Hickman
A Slow But Steady Demise For Tax Exceptionalism

Kristin Hickman, Distinguished McKnight University Professor; Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law; Associate Director, Corporate Institute

Tuesday
4
February
2020
headshot of Maxwell J. Mehlman
Governance of “Do-It-Yourself” Gene Editing

Maxwell J. Mehlman, JD

Director, Law-Medicine Centers, School of Law

Distinguished University Professor

Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law, School of Law

Professor, Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine