Mika Writes on Employer Monitoring of Employee Use of Workplace Technology

C|M|LAW Legal Writing Professor Karin Mika has published an article in the Cornell Human Resources Review, an on-line publication of Cornell’s Graduate School of Industrial Labor Relations.  The article, The Benefit of Adopting Comprehensive Standards of Monitoring Employee Technology Use in the Workplace, addresses employee privacy and employer monitoring of employee use of workplace technology.

It is available at: http://www.cornellhrreview.org/the-benefit-of-adopting-comprehensive-standards-of-monitoring-employee-technology-use-in-the-workplace/

Sterio Book on Secession Noted on Volokh Conspiracy

C|M|LAW Professor Milena Sterio’s recently published book, The Right to Self-Determination Under International Law:  “Selfistans,” Secession, and the Rule of the Great Powers (Routledge) was mentioned on the Volokh Conspiracy at:


Sterio Debates the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia’s Gotovino Decision

On, November 16, 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia’s Appellate Chamber overturned a guilty verdict issued by the Trial Chamber against two Croatian generals accused of various crimes against the Serbian civilian population in Croatia during the civil war in the 1990’s. There has been much debate about the quality and analysis within the appellate decision, with some arguing that the decision underscores the political nature and orientation of the tribunal. For a brief article on the decision, see http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/hague-verdict-shows-it-is-good-to-be-criminal

Yesterday, C|M|LAW Professor Milena Sterio, an expert on international law, in particular concerning issues related to the international criminal tribunals and the former Yugoslavia, participated in an on-line debate on last week’s ICTY decision.  The debate took place on the IntLawGrrls.com site.  To read a brief description of the case, as well as the debate posts, click here: http://www.intlawgrrls.com/2012/11/gotovina-forum.html

Keating Writes on Fair Housing Policies and Sustainable Land Use

Dr. Dennis Keating, a jointly appointed Professor at C|M|LAW and the Levin College of Urban Affairs, has co-authored an article on New Jersey’s Mt. Laurel fair share housing, Massachusetts’ Chapter 40B inclusionary housing, and Oregon’s growth management land use policy.   The article, Defending Progressive State Housing and Land Use Policies – The fates of three venerable policies on fair share housing and sustainable land use can point the way for how to support similar efforts in other states, by Rachel G. Bratt, Dennis Keating, and Alan Mallach, appears in the Summer 2012 edition of Shelterforce magazine and is available here: http://www.shelterforce.org/article/2903/defending_progressive_state_housing_and_land_use_policies/.

Sundahl Invited to Speak at Harvard on Ancient Greek Law

C|M|LAW Associate Professor and Associate Dean Mark J. Sundahl has been invited to speak at the 19th Symposium of the International Society for Greek and Hellenistic Legal History which will take place in August 2013 at Harvard University.   This biennial symposium gathers the leading thinkers in the field of ancient law to discuss their papers in closed sessions over four days.   The symposium supports innovation in scholarship by allowing the invited participants a free choice of topics from their current areas of research.  The proceedings of the symposium will be published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

James T. Flaherty, an Innovator at C|M|Law, Died November 6, 2012

C|M|LAW Professor Emeritus James T.  Flaherty died in his home on November 6, 2012.  He was 84 years old.  Memorialized in a Plain Dealer article, James T. Flaherty was an innovator at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law: news obituary, by Grant Segall, November 16, 2012, Flaherty initiated programs at C|M|LAW that were national firsts for law schools.

According to the article, “[t]he pragmatic Flaherty encouraged aspiring lawyers to chat up law clerks and learn the judges’ idiosyncrasies. He also helped students learn while earning. He won federal funds for student work for the Cleveland Bar Association, city law department, Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Court, Internal Revenue Service and more.”

“This helps bridge the gap in legal education between theory and reality as well as give students the financial aid they need to stay in school,” Flaherty told The Plain Dealer in 1969.

Flaherty taught many law school subjects and published a treatise on Ohio domestic relations law. He led the  law school’s first recruitment programs for women and minority students and initiated a summer law school preparatory program for minority students. He is remembered for hiring the school’s first minority and female professors.

In efforts to improve the practice skills of C|M students, Professor Flaherty created trial exercises and videotaped them for students. He gave students test questions similar to the questions they’d see on the Ohio bar exam, thereby helping C|M to become a leader in passing the exam.

He is fondly remembered for his story telling and his numerous letters to the editor of The Plain Dealer.

You may find the full PD article here: http://www.cleveland.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2012/11/james_t_flaherty_was_an_innova.html

You may find his obituary here: http://obits.cleveland.com/obituaries/cleveland/obituary.aspx?pid=160959461#fbLoggedOut

Robertson Speaks at Symposium on the Law and Policy of Hydraulic Fracturing

On November 16, 2012, C|M|LAW Professor and Associate Dean Heidi Gorovitz Robertson presented Applying (some) Lessons Learned from the BP/Gulf Coast Oil Spill to the Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in Ohio (and Beyond) at the Case Western Reserve Law Review Symposium.  The symposium was titled “The Law and Policy of Hydraulic Fracturing: Addressing the Issues of the Natural Gas Boom.”  Robertson spoke as part of the panel on “Hydraulic Fracturing and Associated Environmental Concerns.”

In October, Robertson presented an earlier version of this paper at the Vermont Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship.  The resulting article will be published in the Case Western Reserve Law Review in 2013.


Lewis to Visit Emory Law School’s Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative and Feminist Legal Theory Project

C|M|LAW’s Leon and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law, Browne Lewis, has been invited to serve as a visiting scholar with the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative and Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory Law School.  She will be at Emory from March 7 to March 17, 2013.  While at Emory, she will work with Rabbi Broyde, a Professor in Emory’s Center for Law and Religion, on the issue of Jewish Law and assisted reproduction and will  make several presentation to the law faculty and students.

Sundahl to Advise Federal Aviation Administration on Private Space Travel

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation has appointed Mark J. Sundahl, C|M|LAW Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Administration, to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC).  The COMSTAC advises the Federal Aviation Administration regarding new regulations governing private space activity.  The work of the COMSTAC helps to develop regulations that ensure safety during commercial launch operations and policies that support the international competitiveness of the U.S. commercial spaceflight industry.  The membership of the COMSTAC consists of senior executives from the commercial space transportation industry; state and local government officials; representatives from firms providing insurance, financial investment and legal services for commercial space activities; and academics.  Prof. Sundahl will be serving a two-year term on the committee.  More information regarding the COMSTAC can be found here: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/advisory_committee.