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March 2017
Tuesday
28
March
2017
Nico Osteria
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Nico Osteria
1015 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Wednesday
29
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Kenneth L. Marcus, founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
Wednesday
29
March
2017
White and Williams LLP
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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White and Williams LLP
7 Times Square, Suite 2900
New York, New York 10036-6524
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
CWRU Law School
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Thursday
13
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
20
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Affiliate Professor of Law, Indiana University Bloomington
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Monday
24
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Speaker: Dynda A. Thomas, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Friday
28
April
2017
Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
1260 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Sunday
21
May
2017
CWRU Law School
All-day event
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Webcast live
February 2018
16
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17
February
2018
CWRU Law School
This is a two-day event
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“Solving the Employee Reference Conundrum”
Sponsor
Rush McKnight Labor Law Lecture
Presented by CISCDR (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict & Dispute Resolution)
JAN 31, 2008
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

The reluctance of U.S. employers to give job references for former employees, other than dates of hire and job classification, has been widely remarked upon. Employers face a "prisoner's dilemma" – they bear the potential liability of a lawsuit, but derive no benefit from the disclosure. The prevailing solution is to recalibrate the burden of proof in defamation suits brought by former employees against their prior employers who give negative references. Professor Finkin will offer a more aggressive alternative, better to facilitate the distribution of accurate information in the labor market.
Speaker Information
Matthew Finkin
Albert J. Harno and Edward W. Cleary Chair in Law, University of Illinois College of Law

Matthew FinkinMatthew Finkin teaches labor and employment law at the University of Illinois and directs the Program in Comparative Labor and Employment Law and Policy. He has taught law at Southern Methodist University, Duke University, and the University of Michigan. Prof. Finkin has been a Fulbright Professor at Münster University, a German Marshall Fund Lecturer at Konstanz University, and is a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Research Award for internationally acknowledged achievements in the field of labor law. He is author, editor, or co-editor of eight books, including the leading single volume treatise on labor law, Basic Text on Labor Law (2d ed. 2004) with Robert A. Gorman, the leading law school casebook, Labor Law (with Archibald Cox, Derek Bok and Robert Gorman, 14th edition); and Privacy in Employment Law (BNA, 2nd ed., 2003).

Prof. Finkin has also authored numerous scholarly articles on labor and employment law, higher education law, and comparative law. In 1997, he became General Editor of the Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal. As a member of the Commerce Clearing House Panel of Labor Law Experts, he is Senior Editor of the Bureau of National Affairs Series, International Labor & Employment Laws. He was elected Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2004. Prof. Finkin has lectured widely in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, and is active as a labor arbitrator. He has been American Association of University Professors General Counsel (1976-78) and Chairman of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (1980-90). Prof. Finkin is a member of the Governing Board of the Institute for Labor Law and Labor Relations in the European Community in Trier, Germany. He received an A.B. degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, an LL.B. from New York University, and an LL.M. from Yale University.
Additional Information
Free and open to the public. There will be NO CHARGE for the 1 hour of CLE credit for lawyers who attend.

Supplemental Readings:
· Finkin Bibliography
· Anonymity to Transparence

Lecture Podcasts:
· Podcast


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