Lectures & Events

 
January 2017
Wednesday
18
January
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Hon. James G. Carr
David Leopold
Fareed Siddiq
Robert Strassfeld
Moderator: Jessie Hill
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
19
January
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Dr. Juscelino Colares, Schott-van Eynden Professor of Business Law, CWRU School of Law
Dr. Susan Helper, Frank Carlton Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management former Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Dr. Elliot Posner, Associate Professor of Political Science, CWRU College of Arts and Sciences
Moderated by Professor Tim Webster, Assistant Professor of Law, Director of Asian Legal Studies, CWRU School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: Maureen Guirguis (Kenny), Professor and Co-Director of Human Trafficking Law Clinic Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John Morgan, Detective, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
Karen McHenry, Homeless and Missing Youth Program Director, Bellefaire JCB
Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victims' Services and Outreach, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Renee Jones, Founder and CEO, Renee Jones Empowerment Center
Barbara Freeman, First Graduate of CATCH Court, Columbus, Ohio, Founder, Freeman Project
Kathleen Hackett, RN, BSN, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Coordinator, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, University Hospitals
6.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News
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
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
23
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Philip Hackney, James E. & Betty M. Phillips Associate Professor of Law, LSU Law Center
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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8.25 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
Glidden House
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: 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
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Mandatory Employment Arbitration: Keeping It Fair, Keeping It Lawful
Sponsor
Rush McKnight Labor Law Lecture presented by CISCDR (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution)
NOV 19, 2009
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom

Agreements requiring employees to arbitrate all disputes with their employers, including statutory claims, instead of taking them to court, have become highly controversial. As a condition of getting or keeping a job, employees must waive their right to go before a judge and jury to pursue their cases. Yet in addition to saving the employer high litigation costs and devastating jury awards, so-called mandatory arbitration may give ordinary lower-paid employees the only practical means of enforcing their job rights. Courts are increasingly insisting on due process safeguards in these systems. Practitioners in the employment field should know about the pros and cons of mandatory arbitration agreements, and about the fast-moving legal developments concerning their validity.
Speaker Information
Theodore St. AntoineTheodore J. St. Antoine
James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law Emeritus
University of Michigan Law School


Theodore J. St. Antoine is a graduate of Fordham College and Michigan Law School. Following service in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps, he did postgraduate study in law and economics on a Fulbright grant at the London School of Economics. After practicing labor law in Washington, D.C. for seven years with Woll, Mayer & St. Antoine, St. Antoine joined the Michigan law faculty in 1965. He was Dean of the Law School from 1971 through 1978. His teaching specialties were labor and employment law and contracts.

Prof. St. Antoine has been a labor arbitrator for about 40 years and was President of the National Academy of Arbitrators in 1999-2000. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the American Arbitration Association. He is a past Secretary and Council member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and a past Chair of the Michigan Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He has been a member of the UAW’s Public Review Board since 1973 and is now its Chairperson. He was Chair of the UAW-GM Legal Services Plan from 1983 to 1995 and is a past member and Chair of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board.

Prof. St. Antoine is co-editor of a leading labor law casebook, now in its 11th edition, and editor of the National Academy of Arbitrators’ The Common Law of the Workplace: The Views of Arbitrators. He has been a visiting professor at Cambridge, Duke, George Washington, and Tokyo Universities and has taught at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies.
Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost. One FREE hour of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend. Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings:
· Bibliography
· Mandatory Arbitration


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