Professor Broering-Jacobs Presents at GrantsPlus


Legal Writing Professor Carolyn Broering-Jacobs

Legal Writing Professor and Director of the Legal Writing Program, Carolyn Broering-Jacobs, presented to a group of grant writers at GrantsPlus, a grant writing firm founded by Cleveland-Marshall alumna Lauren Steiner. The presentation, entitled The Power of Peer Assessement, was a part of the GrantPlus Power Writing Program.

Professor Kalir Publishes a Guest Post on the American Constitutional Society Blog

Clinical Professor of Law Doron M. Kalir published a blogpost on the American Constitutional Society (ACS) Blog. The post analyzes DIRECTV v. Imburgia, a case heard earlier this Term by the Supreme Court, which has yet to be decided. The post – entitled Another Brick in the (No Access to Justice) Wall? – touches briefly on issues of class action, consumer protection, federalism, and the Roberts Court in general. The post can be found here.

Dean Sundahl Advises FAA on Building a Lunar Village and Foreign Launch Capabilities

Last month C|M|LAW’s Associate Dean Mark Sundahl chaired the meeting of the International Space Policy Working Group at the biannual meeting of the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee in Washington, D.C.  The working group addressed a number of current issues that are currently faced by the FAA as it develops the regulatory regime for a new era of space activity.  Among the topics raised were the potential participation of U.S. commercial entities in the European effort to build a “Lunar Village” and the opening of the U.S. market to launch services provided by ISRO, the Indian space agency.  The debates around these issues were captured in the following articles:



Professor Buckner Inniss Blogs on Yale Halloween Controversy

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss published a blog post entitled “Kids Just Want to Have Fun (In a World Turned Upside Down)” on her blog, Ain’t I A Feminist Legal Scholar Too?  In this blog post, Professor Inniss comments on the recent controversy sparked by an email sent by a Yale University lecturer, decrying the Yale administrators’ earlier message to Yale students, cautioning them against wearing certain types of offensive or insensitive Halloween costumes.   Portions of this blog post were reprinted in The Atlantic magazine, in on online reader debate following an article on the same subject-matter that had been published by the magazine.

Professor Broering-Jacobs Co-Authors “Ohio Legal Research” (2d ed.) and Publishes CALI Lesson on Ohio Citation

Legal Writing Professor Carolyn Broering-Jacobs

Legal Writing Professor Carolyn Broering-Jacobs

Professor Broering-Jacobs co-authored the second edition of a book that just became available in print. The book is Ohio Legal Research: 

Ohio Legal Research provides a concise introduction to Ohio- specific primary
authorities and research tools for readers new to legal research or new

to researching Ohio law. Ohio Legal Research introduces federal resources

alongside their Ohio counterparts, which makes the text useful for an introductory

research course that covers both state and federal research. Written

with the understanding that research is best learned by practice, Ohio Legal

Research offers succinct explanation to guide the novice without including so

much as to overwhelm.
Additionally, Professor Broering-Jacobs also co-authored a recently published a CALI lesson on Ohio Citation. This lesson teaches Ohio citation as governed by the Supreme Court of Ohio’s recently published and update writing and citation manual.

Professor Broering-Jacobs Speaks at Women’s Initiative Event at McGlinchey Stafford Law Firm

Professor Carolyn Broering-Jacobs  was the invited speaker at the law firm of McGlinchey Stafford’s inaugural Women’s Initiative Network Pearls of Wisdom event on November 12, 2015. The title of her presentation was Tapping to Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance for Career Success, during which Professor Broering-Jacobs spoke and lead small-group discussions about tapping into grit, growth mindset, and optimism when facing challenges in the workplace. The event was attended by firm attorney and their clients.

Professor Robertson Publishes New Article on “Teeter Decision” on Crain’s Cleveland Business

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson

Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, the Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law, has published a new article on Crain’s Cleveland Business, entitled “Ohio law has some gaps to fill when it comes to how landowners are forced into shale drilling arrangements.”

In this article, available here, Professor Robertson discusses the recent Ohio Oil and Gas Commission decision known as the “Teeter decision.”  According to Professor Robertson, the Teeter decision ” highlights the lack of statutory clarity in Ohio’s oil and gas statute regarding when the unitization section would apply, as opposed to the mandatory pooling section.”  As Professor Robertson’s article informs us, Teeter has appealed this decision to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, which will likely start looking at this case in December and early January.

Professor Sterio Participates at International Law Weekend and at Book Launch for New Piracy Book in New York City

ILW Photo

Professor Sterio (far left), with, from left to right, Professor Charity, Professor Williams, Mr. Garraway, and Professor Scharf, at International Law Weekend 2015.

Associate Dean and Professor Milena Sterio participated in a panel discussion entitled “International Law Responses to States of Emergency” at International Law Weekend, an annual conference jointly organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students’ Association.  The conference took place at the Bar Association of the City of New York and at Fordham Law School, in New York City, from November 5-7.  Professor Sterio had proposed and organized the above-mentioned panel; other panelists included Dean and Professor Michael Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Professor Paul Williams, American University Washington College of Law, Professor Matthew Charity, Western New England College of Law, and Charles Garraway, the International Humanitarian Law Fact-Finding Commission.

Book Launch

Professors Newton, Scharf, and Sterio (from left to right) at the book launch of “Prosecuting Maritime Piracy” in New York City.

In addition, Professor Sterio participated in a book launch for her newly published book, “Prosecuting Maritime Piracy” (Cambridge University Press 2015), which she co-edited with Professor Michael Scharf and Professor Michael Newton, Vanderbilt Law School.  The book launch took place during the International Law Weekend conference, and it was hosted by the New York office of Baker & Mackenzie LLP.

Finally, Professor Sterio was recently appointed senior peace fellow at the Public International Law and Policy Group, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C.  Professor Sterio had worked with the PILPG on different projects, including as a member of its High Level Piracy Expert Group, and as a participant in human rights documentation project in South Sudan.

Professor Weinstein Organizes Roundtable Discussion at Association of Collegiate Schools Planning Conference in Houston

Professor Alan Weinstein was one of three planning law faculty who organized and presented a Roundtable Discussion on “Teaching Aesthetics in the Planning Law Course” on October 22 at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference in Houston, Texas. The other planning law faculty were Professors Dawn Jourdan, University of Oklahoma, and Eric Strauss, Michigan State University.

Professor Mead Publishes Article and Blog Post on First Amendment Protections of Charitable Speech

Professor Joseph Mead’s article, “The First Amendment Protection of Charitable Speech,” has been published by the Ohio State Law Journal Furthermore.  The article is available here.

In addition, Professor Mead has also published a blog post about this article at the ACLU of Ohio website, available here.  Both the article and the blog argue that many Ohio cities have passed laws restricting charitable solicitation and/or panhandling that violate the First Amendment right to express a need.