Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio moderated a panel discussion on “Understanding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) – Legal and Practical Implications, on September 28, at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.” The panel discussion was a forum co-sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University. The other panelists included Professor Joe Mead, CSU College of Urban Affairs and College of Law; Professor Deirdre Mageean, College of Urban Affairs; Boyd Yarbrough, CSU Vice President of Student Affairs; Harlan Smith, Director, CSU Center for International Services and Programs; Nolan Stevens, Director of Legal Services, Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center; Philip Eichorn, Hammond Law Group, LLC; and Moatasem Al Bitar, CSU Master of Global Interactions ’16 and CSU Bachelor of Science ’13. In addition, Adjunct Clinical Professor Maya Simek worked with Community Advocacy Clinic students to create a DACA-related fact sheet with additional resources, and immigration practitioner, Lisa Scott, Scott Global Migration Law Group, was in attendance and available to answer DACA-related questions. Laura Ray, Cleveland-Marshall law librarian, created a research guide on this topic.
Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio published a blog post on Opinio Juris on the recent Kurdistan referendum for independence (an overwhelming majority of Kurds voted in favor of independence). Professor Sterio in this blog post entitled “Do Kurds Have the Right to Self-Determination and/or Secession?” discusses self-determination and secession issues under international law, and how these apply to the current situation in Kurdistan.
Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio participated in a panel discussion on the topic of “The Trump Administration and International Law” at the City Club of Cleveland on September 27. The panel discussion was organized by the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers’ Group, and the other panelists included Dean Michael Scharf, CWRU Law School, and Professors Timothy Webster and Avidan Cover, CWRU Law School.
Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law, represented C|M|LAW at the National Conference of Bar Examiners workshop on multiple choice assessment in Madison, Wisconsin on September 11, 2017. The workshop targeted tenured professors teaching core courses and focused on designing high-quality multiple choice questions for use in classroom assessment as opposed to licensure examinations.
Professor Deborah Geier was informed by SSRN on September 14 that she is in the top 10% of authors on SSRN (social science research network) measured by all-time downloads. This is the fourth consecutive month that Professor Geier has made this list; she was also listed on August 15, July 18, and June 6.
Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio participated in an episode of the “Talking Foreign Policy” radio show on WCPN/90.3. This episode focused on the issue of corporate liability for aiding and abetting in human rights violations, including a discussion of the Jesner v. Arab Bank case, currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The panelists included Judge Thomas Buergenthal (formerly of the International Court of Justice), Professor Tim Webster (Case Western Reserve University School of Law), Professor Avi Cover (Case Western Reserve University School of Law), Professor Sterio, and Dean Michael Scharf (Case Western Reserve University School of Law) as host. Professor Sterio has been a regular participant of the “Talking Foreign Policy” show. This episode will be broadcast at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, on WCPN/90.3.
Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio presented at the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Conference, “Corporations on Trial: International Criminal and Civil Liability for Corporations for Human Rights Violations,” at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on September 15. Professor Sterio presented as part of a panel discussion on “Developments in international criminal law in addressing corporate human rights violations.”
Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich and Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio presented at the American Society of International Law (ASIL)- Midwest Interest Group Workshop on September 15-16 at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Professor Witmer-Rich presented a paper entitled “Conceptualizing Self-Defenses in International Criminal Law,” and Professor Sterio presented a paper entitled “Self-Determination and Secession under International Law: Nagorno-Karabakh.” Professor Sterio served as Co-Chair of the ASIL- Midwest Interest Group last year, and she organized this year’s Workshop in her capacity as the outgoing Co-Chair.
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment Milena Sterio’s book, Prosecuting Juvenile Piracy Suspects: The International Legal Framework, was published by Routledge, as part of its Research in International Law series. In this book, Professor Sterio examines national piracy prosecutions involving juvenile suspects in Germany, Spain, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Seychelles, and the United States, developing a set of recommendations and best practices for all piracy prosecuting nations handling cases of juvenile suspects. Professor Sterio was the recipient of a CSU Faculty Scholarship Initiative grant, which supported portions of Professor Sterio’s research and field work in preparing this manuscript.