Two CWRU Faculty Members Appointed by Ohio’s Senators and Governor to Prestigious Advisory Positions

Professor Jonathan Adler lecturing with students in background

This summer, Professor Jonathan Adler was appointed by Senators Brown and Portman to the bipartisan judicial advisory commission, and Professor Cassandra Robertson was re-appointed by Governor Kasich to be an Ohio Commissioner to the national Uniform Law Commission.

“These important and high profile appointments indicate the esteem in which CWRU’s faculty are held and the significant role they play in civic affairs in our State,” said Co-Deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf.

headshot of Jonathan H. Adler

Professor Jonathan Adler was appointed by Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman to the bipartisan judicial advisory commission that will assist them in identifying the best candidates to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The Southern District has court locations in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton and serves more than five million Ohioans in 48 counties. The President of the United States nominates U.S. district court judges taking into account recommendations from U.S. senators. Nominees must then be confirmed by the full U.S. Senate. Federal district courts are general trial courts that hear both civil and criminal cases.

headshot of Cassandra Burke Robertson

Professor Cassandra Robertson has been reappointed by Governor John Kasich to be a member of the State Council of Uniform State Laws and to serve as an Ohio Commissioner to the national Uniform Law Commission. Drawing upon the assistance of industry and consumer groups, the Commission promotes the creation of model legislation for states to enact around the country. At the Commission, Robertson has been appointed to the national study committee on the Garnishment of Wages in Bank Accounts, and the national drafting committee on the Management of Funds Raised Through Crowdfunding Efforts.

Jonathan Adler is the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation. He has been a faculty member since 2001 and teaches courses in environmental, administrative and constitutional law.

Cassandra Robertson is the John Deaver Drinko—BakerHostetler Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Professional Ethics. She has been a faculty member since 2007 and teaches civil procedure, professional responsibility, and secured transactions.