Cleveland-Marshall Announces 3+3 Program with Rust College

We are pleased to announce that Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has entered into a 3+3 partnership with Rust College, an HBCU in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Founded in 1866, it is the second-oldest private college in the state and is one of ten historically black colleges and universities founded before 1868 that is still operating.

Over the last several years, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has created an internal 3+3 program at Cleveland State University and entered into external agreements with Lake Erie College, the University of Findlay, Ursuline College, Notre Dame College, Mercyhurst University (in Pennsylvania), Trine University (in Indiana), Hiram College, Marietta College, Wagner College (in New York), and now Rust College.

Eligible students matriculating under a 3+3 agreement can graduate with both their undergraduate and law degrees in six rather than seven years of full-time study (or its equivalent), saving both time and money for the student. In effect, the first year of law school does double duty, both completing the fourth year of undergraduate study and serving as the first year of law school.

Professor Sterio Guest Lectures at Northwestern Law School

Professor Milena Sterio delivered a guest lecture to students at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, in a class called “Lawyers Creating Change.”  Professor Sterio spoke about the recent lawsuit, in which is a co-plaintiff, against the Trump Administration and its sanctions of the International Criminal Court.  Professor Sterio focused on how as lawyers we can influence legal and/or policy change.

Professor Sterio Participates in International Law Weekend 2020

Professor Milena Sterio participated in International Law Weekend 2020, one of the most prestigious national-level conference in International Law, organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA).  Professor Sterio moderated two sessions: on October 22, she moderated a session on “Women in International Law,” and on October 23, she moderated a session on “Teaching International Law.”  

Professor Sterio is a member of the ABILA Board of Directors and she co-chairs the ABILA Teaching International Law Committee.

Professor Robertson and 2L Isaac Bleich Publish on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson and Cleveland-Marshall 2L Isaac M. Bleich have published Toledo’s Doomed Lake Erie Bill of Rights and the Future of Environmental Protection, as a Featured Article in the October issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal.  You may access the CMBA Journal’s October edition here:  Robertson and Bleich’s article is on pages 18-19. 

It explains that the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, known as LEBOR, is an example of the growing trend of local jurisdictions adopting community bills of rights (CBRs) — assertions of rights in defense of nature and in nature itself.  Although these CBRs are generally believed to be unenforceable, their continued proliferation belies a frustration with the ability of existing environmental laws to protect the environment and citizens’ efforts to look elsewhere for effective tools. 

Robertson is the Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law at C|M|LAW, and Professor of Environmental Studies at the Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Sagers on Google: Writes in Slate, Appears in Wall Street Journal and Various Broadcast and Print Media on the Government Antitrust Case

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, commented in a variety of broadcast and print media about the long-awaited Justice Department antitrust case against Google, filed in federal court last Tuesday.

Sagers wrote a piece in Slate, arguing that the case is strong, even though it faces several challenges, not least being the American public’s persistent skepticism of antitrust enforcement. 

He also spoke about the case on “Air Talk,” a public affairs program on Los Angeles public radio station KPCC, and a segment for local TV news stations in the Sinclair broadcasting network. Next week he will appear on the radio program “The Morning Run” of BFM Radio in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was quoted in a variety of print media, including in the Wall Street JournalReutersYahoo Finance, and Agence-France Presse.

Professor Glassman Publishes Five Posts on the 2020 General Election

Professor Brian Glassman has published a series of five posts for Georgia Conservation Voters, discussing important issues related to the 2020 General Election.

The five posts are titled:

(1) “Representation: Advocating for Environmental Protection Through the Electoral Process,”

(2) “From Policy to Action: the Constitutional and Statutory Foundations for Your Voice Being Heard,”

(3) “What’s Now: the Census—Accurate, Complete, and Non-Partisan” and “Exercising Your Right to Vote—During a Pandemic,”

(4) “Free and Fair Elections: Who’s Responsible for Making that Goal a Reality?” and “How Can Voting be Made More Accessible and Secure?”, and

(5) “What’s Next: Redistricting and the Fight Against Gerrymandering.”

The posts are available here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

Professor O’Neill Speaks on Regulation of Public Protests

On October 16, Professor Kevin O’Neill spoke to the annual meeting of the County Counselors Association of Kansas, an organization comprised of county and municipal law directors from across the State of Kansas. Professor O’Neill spoke on the the regulation of public protest, including police power to disperse or arrest demonstrators.

Professor Sterio Participates in Panel on Post-Conflict State Building

Professor Milena Sterio participated as a panelist in an event titled “Post-Conflict State Building” on October 9.  This event was hosted by Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges (The Netherlands), and it also served as a book launch for a book entitled “Research Handbook on Post-Conflict State Building,” which Professor Sterio co-edited with Professor Paul Williams, American University Washington College of Law, and which was published by Edward Elgar earlier this year.  

Sagers Appears on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, spoke with NPR’s morning business affairs program, Marketplace Morning Report, to discuss Tuesday’s long-awaited U.S. House Judiciary report on monopoly in the high technology sector. You can hear the story here.

Professor Kalir Discusses Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court

The likely nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court may cast a shadow on the future of Affirmative Action. That, in short, is the claim made by a recent Law360 article published on October 6, 2020. 

The article cites several legal experts, including Professor Doron Kalir. Kalir opined that Judge Barret’s nomination may present a “dream scenario” for Justice Thomas, who for years has fought to abolish the legal institution of Affirmative Action in its entirety. 

The underlying case, which may come before the Supreme Court as early as next Term, is Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard. The case has been decided in favor of Harvard by the District Court, and is now before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard Oral Argument in September.