Listen to Dean Boise’s Appearance on WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas

Dean Craig Boise appeared on WCPN’s radio show ‘The Sound of Ideas’ on Monday, August 29th.   Along with the Dean Lawrence Mitchell from Case, Dean Boise discussed the many strengths of C|M|LAW, our faculty, and our graduates, emphasizing our interconnection with the Cleveland legal community and our growing national reach.  You can listen to the program at

Dean Craig Boise to Speak on WCPN’s Sound of Ideas on Monday, August 29, at 9 a.m.

Dean Craig M. Boise, along with the new Dean at CWRU law school, Lawrence Mitchell, will appear on the Sound of Ideas radio show on Monday, August 29, at 9 a.m.  They will discuss changes in the legal profession, how law interfaces with our everyday lives, how we prepare law students for legal profession, the teaching of ethics, and other topics of interest to our community as well as the broader community.  You can tune in to 90.3 FM, or listen to the show via live streaming by clicking on the Listen Live link at



Kowalski Agrees with Warren Buffett: The Rich Should Pay More Taxes

Clinical Professor Ken Kowalski published a letter to the editor in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Tuesday, August 23rd, supporting Warren Buffett’s assertion that the rich should pay more taxes.  To read the letter, click here:

Sagers Signs US Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Antitrust Matter

Professor Chris Sagers has signed an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by a group of antitrust professors and scholars in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  In this brief, the professors argue that the ministerial exception does not and should not be expanded to protect professional associations of clergy from antitrust scrutiny.  They argue that a broadly or loosely defined ‘ministerial exception’ could allow clergy to form agreements that would otherwise be condemned under the Sherman Act.  In particular, the group is concerned that certain professional organizations of clergy organize their labor markets through restraints that, absent First Amendment projections, would violate the Sherman Act, and that the ‘ministerial exception’ was not intended to facilitate or immunize such actions.  They argue that the ministerial exception was intended to apply to hierarchical religious organizations to avoid government intrusion into matters regarding employment of their clergy.  It was not intended to apply to all matters of employment, such as the employment rules imposed by professional associations and those imposed by independent congregations.

To read the brief, click here:

Inniss Named Fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-New York University Memory Project

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss has been named a fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-France)-New York University (NYU- U.S.) Memory Project.  In 2011-2012, she will participate in a research project on the topic of “Memory and Memorialization: Representing Trauma and War.”  Professor Inniss was selected for this project based on a portion of her larger project titled “The Princeton Fugitive Slave Case:  Jimmy the College Apple Man and Memories of Slavery.”  Her larger project is a legal history of slavery in New Jersey.  That project is framed around the life and fugitive slave trial of an escaped slave employed by Princeton University in the 1800s. In her work with CNRS-NYU, she will address, among other things, memories of the trial and of the state and federal laws under which the trial was conducted.

The Memory Project brings together academic and legal experts and researchers on memory in its historical, socio-cultural and neurological manifestations. The program cuts across a variety of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, biological, and cognitive sciences.  One of the program’s chief goals is to create a formal, ongoing platform for exchanges across national, professional and disciplinary boundaries.

Professor Inniss’ participation in this program will include travel to France for a 1 to 2 month period between October and May this academic year.  Fellows from France will travel to New York for a similar period.