Professor Robertson Presents at International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson attended the “International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights” 17th annual meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As Session Chair and Moderator of the panel on “Rural Planning and Energy Development,” she presented “Irrationalizing the Local Role in Energy Development: Oil and Gas versus Wind and Solar in Ohio.”

Robertson Reviews Fulbright Specialist Roster Applicants

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson served as a peer reviewer for applicants to the Fulbright Commission’s Fulbright Specialists program roster for the 2023 Cycle 3 application process. Since 2017, Robertson has been a peer reviewer for several application cycles annually in the fields of law, environmental studies, and environmental science.

Professor Chien Presents on Drug Courts to Taiwanese Experts

Professor Shih-Chun Steven Chien presented in Taiwan at the 2023 Symposium for Drug Treatment Reform and Prevention of Recidivism, organized by the Taiwanese Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and the High Prosecutor’s Office. Professor Chien, pictured below, discussed the structure and challenges of drug courts in the United States.

Professor Chien Serves as Visiting Scholar in Taiwan

Professor Shih-Chun Steven Chien is currently a visiting scholar at the Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica – Taiwan’s leading academic institution.
He is conducting his new empirical research project focusing on the criminal justice system in East Asia. During his visit, he will be teaching at multiple law schools across Taiwan.

Dean Fisher Writes on CSU Law Name Change

Dean Lee Fisher has published an article in Cleveland Magazine titled, “A New Era for CSU’s Law School: Why the Name Change Matters.” The article describes the process the Law School carried out to study and evaluate whether to remove the name “Marshall” from the name of the Law School. In the end, the CSU Board of Trustees decided to change the name of the Law School to the Cleveland State University School of Law.

Dean Fisher explained that the Law School’s “careful, thoughtful, deliberate process modeled what we teach our law students: including the importance of due diligence, due process, inclusiveness, transparency and the need to listen to, respect and understand the viewpoints of others.”

Professor Sterio Presents on Accountability for Ukraine Atrocities

Professor Milena Sterio participated in a conference entitled “Rescuing and Bringing Comfort to Captive Children and Women, Bringing Perpetrators to Justice” on April 27. At the conference, she spoke at a panel titled “Growing a Global Response.” Her remarks focused on the different prosecutorial options for bringing perpetrators of atrocity crimes committed in Ukraine to justice.  

Professor Sterio to Co-Edit Book on Ukraine and Legal Accountability for Russia

Professor Milena Sterio will co-edit a book titled “Ukraine and the Legal Accountability of Russia: The Emergence of a New Global Order,” with Professors Yvonne Dutton, Michael Scharf, and Paul Williams.  The book will be published by Routledge in 2024.  This will be Professor Sterio’s eighth book.  

Katz Presents on Professional Identity Formation

Legal Educator-in-Residence Howard E. Katz made a presentation at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis on April 21 as part of their Symposium and Workshop on “Transiting from Student to Lawyer: Infusing Professional Identity Formation into the Required Curriculum,” organized by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions. His talk was on “Designing the First-Year Curriculum to Foster Profession Formation, Opportunity, and Competency.”

Professor Chien Presents at Tulane

Professor Shih-Chun Steven Chien presented at this year’s Gordon Gamm Comparative Law and Justice Symposium on March 31, 2023, held at Tulane Law School. This year’s discussion focused on the politics of local criminal justice. Nine professors/scholars were invited to talk about the impact of politics on jails, prisons, courts, prosecutors, police, and defense attorneys. 

Professor Kalir Interviewed on Justice Thomas’s Ethical Lapses 

Professor Doron Kalir was interviewed by Business Insider about the recent ethical lapses plaguing Justice Thomas. The article focused on a comparison between Thomas’s recent allegations and the reasons that moved Justice Abe Fortas to withdraw from the Court 54 years ago. Kalir opined that in light of the length of the alleged Thomas’ violations (over 25 years), their scope (which included lavish gifts, a purchase of the Justice mother’s home, and high sums of money for his wife), as well as the attempts to hide all those — Fortas’ own violations pale in comparison. Still, under the current political climate, Kalir predicted that the chances the Justice would resign are between very low to none.