Professor Sterio Elected Co-Chair of Women in International Law Interest Group

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio was elected Co-Chair of the Women in International Law Interest Group at the American Society of International Law.  Professor Sterio will serve a three-year term as Co-Chair.  In addition, Professor Sterio is in her second year as co-chair of the International Criminal Law Interest Group at the American Society of International Law.

Professor Angelin Chang Selected as Johns Hopkins University Women’s History Month Honoree

Professor Angelin Chang was selected by her alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, as one of the university’s women’s history month honoree.  To learn more about Professor Chang and her selection by JHU as a women’s history  month honoree, please see here.

Sagers Quoted in New York Times DealBook on Antitrust Threats to Amazon

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, was quoted in the DealBook blog of the New York Times this week, concerning the possibility of federal antitrust action against the online retailer Amazon. The issue is in the news again because President Trump this week tweeted his view that antitrust scrutiny is needed.

You can read the post here.

Sagers Speaks With Media on Big Pharma Antitrust Cases

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, spoke with various media recently about ongoing antitrust suits involving the pharmaceutical industry. He discussed with Bloomberg the Federal Trade Commission’s first-ever suit against a branded drug-maker’s use of FDA “citizen petitions” to delay the entry of a generic competitor. In particular, he discussed the implications of the district court’s initial dismissal of that action on novel ground’s relating to the Commission’s statutory jurisdiction.

Sagers also spoke with the trade newsletter Law 360 about a closely watched reverse-payments case, involving the drug-maker Impax. The case was of keen interest, because it would have tested an important, unresolved question under the Supreme Court’s seminal 2013 decision in FTC v. Actavis. Shortly after the article appeared, the parties in the Impax case settled.

Professor Robertson Interviewed by WEWS Channel 5

On March 22, 2018, C|M|LAW and Levin College Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson did an on-camera interview for WEWS Channel 5 News for their story on the Cleveland Water Department’s multiple violations of Ohio EPA’s safe drinking water statutes and regulations.  The story aired as the lead story on the 6 p.m. news.  To watch it, click here.

Professor Kalir Quoted by the New York Times

Professor Kalir was recently quoted by the New York Times. The article, entitled “Transgender Workers Gain New Protection Under Court Ruling,” quotes Professor Kalir who – together with Professors Green, Kowalski, and Broering-Jacobs – wrote an Amicus Brief to the Sixth Circuit on behalf of Equality Ohio. The Brief was cited by the Court, and now professor Kalir was asked to comment on the decision, as well as on the odds it will be overturned by the Supreme Court. The article can be found here.

Professor Kerber Participates in Judge4Yourself Interviews

Professor Sandra Kerber recently participated in Judge4Yourself interviews of judicial candidates running for Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in the May Primary. The candidates’ ratings will be released prior to the absentee ballots being available. The ratings are based on the candidates’ answers to the comprehensive questionnaires that are used to vet the individual’s judicial qualifications.

Professor Ray Presents at Sedona Conference; Is Interviewed by Channel 5 News; Co-Organizes Cleveland Site of Global Legal Hackathon

Professor Brian Ray presented a White Paper on Privilege and Work Product Protection at the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting. 
In addition, Professor Ray was interviewed by Channel 5 news on Russian social media manipulation.
Finally, Professor Ray Co-Organized the Cleveland site of the Global Legal Hackathon.  Winning Team, INCO-herent, featuring three CMLaw students, was selected as one of 14 global finalists to compete in the final Round with 36 other regional winners from across the world in NYC April 21.  

Professor Hayward Serves on Planning Committee for Externships 9

Professor Carole Heyward served on the planning committee for Externships 9: Coming of Age that was held at the University of Georgia’s Law School on March 9-11, 2018. In addition to serving on the planning committee, Professor Heyward participated in a panel discussion titled Training Fieldwork Supervisors: Foundations and Innovations — An Empirical View.