Past Lectures & Conferences

February 2021

Wednesday
24
February
2021
Joshua R. Giddings
Joshua R.Giddings: The Forgotten Abolitionist of the Western Reserve

Robert Storey (LAW '64), retired Ohio attorney

Wednesday
24
February
2021
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Military Use of Biomedical Performance Enhancements: Ethical, Legal, and Policy Concerns

Maxwell J. Mehlman, Distinguished University Professor; Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law, School of Law; Professor, Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine; Director, Law-Medicine Centers, School of Law

Monday
22
February
2021
Robert Rapp
Securities Laws and Small Business Capital Formation: What Has the SEC Done for You Lately

Robert Rapp, Visiting Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Law

Thursday
18
February
2021
Professor Sharona Hoffman
Artificial Intelligence and Discrimination in Health Care

Sharona Hoffman, JD, LLM; Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law; Professor, Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine; Co-Director, The Law-Medicine Center, School of Law

Wednesday
17
February
2021
Lonita Baker, Co-Counsel for Breonna Taylor and Family
Breonna Taylor and the Pursuit of Justice

Lonita Baker, Co-Counsel for Breonna Taylor and Family 

Thursday
11
February
2021
Braddock Stevenson
Detecting and Preventing COVID-19 Fraud

Braddock Stevenson, AML and Payments Counsel for O’Melveny & Myers

January 2021

Thursday
28
January
2021
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After the Inauguration: Abortion Law in 2021
  • Farah Diaz-Tello, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
  • Jessie Hill, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Julia Kaye, American Civil Liberties Union, Reproductive Freedom Project
  • Rachel Rebouche, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Ushma Upadhyay, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco
Thursday
21
January
2021
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December 2020

November 2020

Wednesday
18
November
2020
Tammy Boyd
Health Equity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Legal Implications and the Need for Policy to Effect Change

Tammy Boyd, Chief Policy Officer & Counsel for Black Women’s Health Imperative

Friday
13
November
2020
President Donald J. Trump listens as European Union Ambassadoir Stavros Lambrinidis delivers remarks Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, at the announciement of an agreement between the U.S. and the European Union to increase U.S. beef exports to European markets. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
Friday
6
November
2020
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George A. Leet Business Law Symposium

Moderated by Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professors Anat Alon-Beck, Charles Korsmo, Juliet P. Kostritsky and Robert Rapp.

October 2020

Thursday
29
October
2020
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Spartans Step Up: Practicing Law During a Pandemic
  • Moderator: Jessica Berg, JD, MPH, Dean of the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University
  • Honorable Rebecca Dallet (LAW '94), Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Honorable Michelle Earley (LAW '99), Presiding Judge, Cleveland Municipal Court; and
  • Honorable Edmund A. Sargus Jr. (LAW '78), Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
29 -
30
October
2020
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Tuesday
27
October
2020
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Packing the Court? Judicial Appointments in the Next Presidential Administration

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

Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law, Co-Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Professor, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law 

Raymond Ku, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law; Director, Center for Cyberspace Law & Policy  

Rebecca E. Zietlow, Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values, University of Toledo  

Moderator:  Jessie Hill, Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law 

Thursday
22
October
2020
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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
21
October
2020
Richard Lazarus
The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court

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

Thursday
15
October
2020
NASA photo of algae bloom
A State-Provincial Approach to Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes Basin: Possibilities and Pitfalls

Professor Irena Creed, Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Saskatchewan and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Kathryn Friedman, Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Canada Institute and Research Professor at the University at Buffalo

Monday
12
October
2020
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Planting the Seeds of Violence: How U.S. Involvement in El Salvador Led to Today’s Migration Crisis
  • Kristina Aiad-Toss, Third-year Juris Doctor student, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and International Business Law LLM Candidate at Middlesex University in London.
  • Brenna Dilley International Partners in Mission Law Student, Case Western Reserve University
  • Adela Zayas Director of International Partnerships and Programs & Regional Director for Latin America and The Caribbean for IPM
Friday
9
October
2020
Susie Ruth Powell
The Legal and Writing Adventures of Susie Ruth Powell

Susie Ruth Powell ('73), the Law School’s 2020 Centennial Medal winner and co-author of the Emmy-award-winning HBO documentary, “The Loving Story,”

Wednesday
7
October
2020
Sidney Picker Jr.
Thursday
1
October
2020
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Universal Immunization Against COVID: What Law and Society Can Do

Maxwell J. Mehlman, Director of the Law-Medicine Center at the CWRU School of Law

Dr. Michael Lederman, Professor of Medicine at CWRU School of Medicine and University Hospitals/Case Medical Center

Stuart J. Youngner, Professor of Bioethics and Psychiatry

September 2020

Wednesday
30
September
2020
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2020 Elections: Challenges to Access, Opportunities for Engagement

Jen Miller, executive director, League of Women Voters-Ohio;

Kayla Griffin and Ifeolu Claytor, All Voting Is Local

Bryan Adamson, School of Law associate dean for diversity and inclusion and the David L. and Ann Brennan professor of law.