Lectures & Events

 
Thursday
29
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Dr. J. Douglas Butler
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
October 2016
Wednesday
5
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Kirk J. Nahra partner with Wiley Rein LLP
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Franita Tolson
Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
13
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Nathan Quick
Trial Chambers, International Criminal Court
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
14
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: David J. Garrow, Distinguished Research Professor of History and Law, University of Pittsburgh
Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford University
Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina former Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Approved for 4.5 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
15
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
18
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
October
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kevin C. McMunigal
Professor of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
28
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Leo M. Gordon
U.S. Court of International Trade
Webcast live
November 2016
Tuesday
1
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Matt Herndon, Chief Legal Officer & Vice President of Government Affairs Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
9
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Avidan Y. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Jonathan L. Entin, David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
Richard Gordon, Director of the Financial Integrity Institute Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Professor of Law
B. Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy Department of Political Science
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
11
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
16
November
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
19
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan Gordon, Professor of Law and Associate Director, LLM Lawyering Skills Program
Jean McQuillan, Assistant Professor of Law
Andrew Pollis, Professor of Law
Cassandra Burke Robertson, Professor of Law
2 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
February 2017
Friday
10
February
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Columnist, The New York Times
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner
Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance
Professor Business and Society
Center for Business and Human Rights
NYU Stern School of Business
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
“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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