Professor Sterio Presents on “International Law and State Creation”

Professor Milena Sterio presented at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on May 31.  Professor Sterio presented on the topic of “International Law and State Creation: Lawyers as Guardians of the International Galaxy of States,” within a panel entitled “Revisiting Participation in International Legal Process.”  Professor Sterio’s remarks focused on the role of International Law in the processes of state creation and recognition.

Robertson discusses community bills of rights on CAP-Impact blog

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, C|M|LAW’s Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law and Levin College of Urban Affairs Professor of Environmental Studies appeared on the 50th episode of the CAP-Impact podcast.  CAP⋅impact provides information, advice and analysis to help people understand and shape the rules around them and is a project of the nonpartisan Capital Center for Law & Policy at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.  On this episode, Professor Robertson discussed community bills of rights, in particular, Toledo’s Lake Erie Bill of Rights, and the rights of nature movement more broadly.

You can listen to the podcast here:

Sagers Quoted in Flurry of Media on New Antitrust Probes and FTC v. Qualcomm

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, spoke with several media outlets this week about news that federal regulators may be investigating Big Tech firms for monopolization, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple. He appeared live on Bloomberg Radio, and was quoted in stories in Agence-France Presse, the TelegraphFox Business, Bloomberg Law, and Reuters.

He also spoke with Reuters in a story last week about the Federal Trade Commission’s win against mobile chipmaker Qualcomm. The FTC persuaded a federal district court that Qualcomm had used its dominance in  modem chips to exclude rival manufacturers and squeeze excess profits from mobile device makers. The case has been controversial, and it drew the unprecedented op-ed by a sitting Federal Trade Commissioner–a Republican appointed by President Trump after the agency had first brought the case–publicly calling for her own agency to lose on appeal.

C|M Law signs 3+3 agreement with Marietta College

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has signed a 3+3 agreement with Marietta College, which permits eligible students to complete both their undergraduate and law degrees in 6 rather than 7 years. The agreement is the 8th external 3+3 agreement that C|M Law has signed since 2014, with Marietta College joining Lake Erie College, the University of Findlay, Ursuline College, Notre Dame College, Mercyhurst University, Trine University, and Hiram College. In addition, C|M Law and Cleveland State University have created a similar internal 3+3 program.

Professor Forte lectures at Polish Universities

On May 17, Professor David Forte presented an address at the Faculty of Law at Jagellonian University in Cracow, Poland, on the subject of “The Moral  Content of the Positive Law.”

On May 29, David Forte gave a lecture at Cardinal Wyszyński University on “Why Marbury v. Madison is the Most Important Case decided by the United States Supreme Court.” He was invited to do so because Poland is confronting an ongoing dispute over parliament’s appointment power of members of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal.

Professor Forte has been serving as the Distinguished Fulbright Chair for the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

Professor Robertson comments on Cleveland Water Department EPA violations

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, C|M|LAW’s Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law, and Professor of Enviromental Studies at the Levin College was interviewed for and appeared in a two-part investigative series by WEWS NewsChannel 5 Investigative Reporter Ron Regan. The series concerned recent Ohio EPA violations by the Cleveland Water Department and aired on April 22 and 23.  The first part of the series, Chemical spilled into creek just one of eight Cleveland Water EPA violations can be viewed here:

Professor Robertson was interviewed, but does not appear in the second piece of the segment, Cleveland Water promises fix on critical equipment failures after News 5 investigation which you can view here: