Professors Lewis and Sterio Selected as Recipients of CSU FSI Grants

Professor Browne Lewis and Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio were selected as recipients of the CSU Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) grants for 2019-20.  FSI grants, available through the CSU Office of Research, provide funding for CSU faculty for up to $5,000 per year.  Grant recipients are selected through a competitive application process, conducted by the CSU Office of Research and a university faculty committee (University Research Council).

Professor Lewis’ research project is entitled “Mildred Jefferson, Margaret Sanger, Medical Racism and the Black Anti-Aborton Movement.”  Professor Sterio’s research project is entitled “Women at International Criminal Courts.”

Professor Sterio to Co-Author New Book on Syrian Conflict (Cambridge University Press)

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio will write a new book, to be published by Cambridge University Press, tentatively entitled “The Syrian Conflict’s Impact on International Law.”  Professor Sterio will co-author the book with Professor Paul Williams, American University Washington College of Law, and Dean Michael Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  Expected publication date is late 2020.


Professor Mika Publishes Blog Post About Barb Tyler’s Induction into C-M Hall of Fame

Professor Karin Mika published a blog post on Legal Writing Prof Blog entitled “Congratulations, Barbara Tyler!”  In this post, Professor Mika praises Professor Emerita Barbara Tyler’s near-future induction into Cleveland-Marshall’s Hall of Fame, in light of Professor Tyler’s distinguished career as a legal writing professor at Cleveland-Marshall.

Professor Sterio Serves as Peer Reviewer/Referee

Over the past month, Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio served as reviewer/referee for the following journals: Brazilian Political Science Review (article about humanitarian intervention); Crime, Law and Social Change (article about Somali piracy); and National Science Center (Poland) (proposed research grant on the topic of self-determination).

Professor Sterio Facilitates U.S. State Department-Funded Workshop on Transitional Engagement Training for Yemen in Amman, Jordan

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio is participating in a Transitional Engagement Training for Yemeni civil society organizations, as program facilitator.  The Training is funded through a U.S. State Department grant and organized by the Public International Law and Policy Group, a prominent Washington D.C.-based NGO which specializes in peace negotiations, post-conflict constitutions, and war crimes prosecutions.  Professor Sterio is a director on the PILPG Board of Directors and has participated in the past in similar PILPG-led projects in Libya and South Sudan.

Professor Kalir Presents on the Upcoming Israeli Election

Clinical Professor of Law Doron Kalir has been presenting to wide audiences on the upcoming Israeli election, and the likely indictment of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu. On Friday, Feb. 15, he spoke before Case Western University’s Siegal Lifelong Learning audience, in an “East-Side Conversation” designed to mimic the venerable Friday Forum at the City Club. On Tuesday, March 19, he spoke before the “Sisterhood” at Park East Synagogue. On both occasions, professor Kalir was impressed by the level of knowledge of and interest in Israeli politics.

Professor May Presents at Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference; To Contribute a Chapter in Lawyering Skills Book (Carolina Academic Press 2020)

Professor Claire Robinson May presented Spinning Straw into Gold? The Challenge of Maintaining and Enhancing Legal Writing Programs Amid Institutional Austerity at the 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Professor May has also contracted with Carolina Academic Press to contribute a chapter to the book, Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom: Using Legal Writing Pedagogy to Enhance Teaching Across the Law School Curriculum, forthcoming in 2020.

Professor Sterio Judges ICC Moot Court Competition; Gives Faculty Talk at Pace Law School

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio judges the semi-final and final rounds of the International Criminal Court Moot Court competition, which took place at Pace Law School in White Plains, NY, on March 16-17.  In addition, Professor Sterio gave a faculty talk at Pace Law School on the topic of “Women at International Criminal Tribunals.”

Professor Sterio’s Co-Edited Volume on the Legacy of Yugoslavia and Rwanda Tribunals Published by Cambridge University Press; Chapter Contributed by Professor Witmer-Rich

Book CoverProfessor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio’s book, “The Legacy of Ad Hoc Tribunals in International Criminal Law,” which she co-edited with Dean and Professor Michael Scharf (CWRU School of Law), was published by Cambridge University Press.  In addition to co-editing this volume, Professor Sterio wrote a chapter entitled “The Yugoslavia and Rwanda Tribunals: A Legacy of Human Rights’ Protection and Contribution to International Criminal Justice.”

Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich also contributed a chapter to this volume entitled “The Defense of Duress to Killing Innocents: Assessing the Mixed Legacy of the ICTY and the ICTR.”

Professor Sterio to Publish Article on “Women at International Criminal Tribunals”

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio’s new article, “Women at International Criminal Tribunals,” will be published by Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (University of Iowa Law School).  In this article, Professor Sterio discusses the under-representation of women as judges at international criminal tribunals, and how this affects such tribunals’ legitimacy.