Kalir Speaks at Case/Hadassah Program on Human Trafficking

On November 13, 2013, C|M|LAW Clinical Professor Doron Kalir participated in a panel discussing Human Trafficking. Other panelists included Carole Rendon, First Assistant to the U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio, and Renee Jones, the founder and CEO of the Renee Jones Empowerment Center, and was moderated by Jennifer Litvak of the Protection Project at the Johns Hopkins University. Professor Kalir discussed the issue of Human Trafficking in the Biblical era as well as current human trafficking conditions in Israel. The event was co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University – Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and the Cleveland Chapter of Hadassah and took place at the Siegal facility in Beachwood.

Robertson Comments on Local Attempts to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Shale Report Blogs

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson

C|M|LAW Professor and Associate Dean Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, who holds a joint appointment at the Levin College of Urban Affairs, posted Support for Fracking Seems to be Fueled by Gas, on November 15,2013, in Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Energy Report.  In this blog post, Robertson notes that ballot initiatives seeking to ban the use of the hydraulic fracturing technology were up for a vote in several jurisdictions, most visibly in Ohio and Colorado.  She commented that although the attempts to ban the technology met with varying degrees of success, the attempts seemed primarily to succeed in jurisdictions where the technology was not really at issue — that is, no drilling permits had been requested.  In contract, in areas that were already active in the exploration or drilling process, the bans mostly failed.

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Sagers Speaks About Airline Merger on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook

C|M|Law’s James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law Chris Sagers, who was quoted last week on the issue in the Wall Street Journal [http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702303559504579196173938040380-lMyQjAxMTAzMDEwMzExNDMyWj] and in the New York Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/16/business/baffling-about-face-in-american-us-airways-merger.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&ref=commonsense], appeared on National Public Radio today to talk about the pending merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines.  Sagers appeared on the program “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” a production of WBUR in Boston that is distributed on public radio in 260 American cities.  He discussed the settlement of federal challenge to the merger, whether the terms of settlement would likely achieve desirable goals, and what may have motivated the agency to settle.

An audio-file of the program can be heard here:


Sagers Quoted in New York Times on Airline Merger

Professor Chris Sagers

Professor Chris Sagers

C|M|LAW’s James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law Chris Sagers was quoted in Saturday’s New York Times, in James Stewart’s “Common Sense” column, entitled Baffling About-Face in American-US Airways Merger.  The article concerned the settlement of a federal challenge to the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines.

“The settlement is hard to square with the original complaint, ” said Christopher L. Sagers, an antitrust professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

He testified in Congress last March about the potential harm to consumers if the merger went ahead. “I have a lot of respect for the people in the antitrust division,” he said this week, “But I’m perplexed, and so are a lot of other people. I’m afraid the merger is likely to result in some real consumer harm.”

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Sagers Quoted in Wall Street Journal on Airline Merger

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law Chris Sagers was quoted in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal concerning the proposed settlement of the Justice Department’s antitrust challenge to the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines.  The settlement requires federal court approval, and Sagers was quoted on the likelihood that the settlement would be approved over the objections of critics.  The article is here:  

Sundahl Participates in Roundtable on Liability and Human Spaceflight in Washington, D.C.

Associate Dean Mark Sundahl

Associate Dean Mark Sundahl

C|M|LAW Professor and Associate Dean Mark J. Sundahl participated in a roundtable discussion on liability issues connected with the commercial human spaceflight industry.  The roundtable was part of the University of Nebraska’s 6th Annual Space and Cyber Law Conference at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Some of the issues addressed at the conference included state efforts to limit the liability of space tourism operators, the indemnification of spaceflight operators by the federal government in order to protect this new industry from crushing liability, and the application of the international space law treaties to commercial spaceflight.

Mawdsley Appointed Professor Extraordinary in South Africa

Joint College of Education/C|M|LAW Professor Ralph Mawdsley was recently appointed as a Professor Extraordinary by the University of the Free State, in South Africa.  This is a three year appointment that will require him travel to Bloemfentein during break periods to deliver lectures to students and faculty.  

Congratulations, Dr. Mawdsley!

Broering-Jacobs Leads Workshop on Persuasion

Legal Writing Professor Carolyn Broering-Jacobs

Legal Writing Professor Carolyn Broering-Jacobs

C|M|LAW Legal Writing Professor and Director of Legal Writing Carolyn Broering-Jacobs led a workshop on persuasion for a group of grant writers at Grants Plus, a grant writing firm started by C|M|Law graduate, Lauren Steiner. In last month’s workshop, she presented on Robert Cialdini’s “Six Principles of Influence” as a means of evaluating opportunities for persuasion in grant writing. The lead article in the organization’s November newsletter is based on the principles discussed in that workshop, and the article closes with, “Special thanks to Professor Carolyn Broering-Jacobs at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law for the insight and inspiration for this article.”

C|M|LAW Profs Participate in Maltz Museum’s Dreyfus Affair Panel

Clinical Professor Doron Kalir

Clinical Professor Doron Kalir

C|M|LAW Clinical Professor Doron Kalir was a panelist for a joint C|M|LAW/Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Program on the Dreyfus Affair Trials on Wednesday, October 30th.  Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Stuart Friedman and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Steve Dettelbach were also on the panel.  The program was moderated by C|M|LAW Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment Heidi Gorovitz Robertson.  Professor Kalir provided insights for the participants about the impact the Dreyfus Affair had on him, growing up in Israel, and spoke about its influence on his sense of justice.  The panel was organized to coincide with the Maltz Museum’s special exhibition Traitor! Spies, Lies, and Justice Denied, which is currently open at the museum  http://www.maltzmuseum.org/.