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September 2016
Wednesday
7
September
2016
CWRU Law School
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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CWRU Law School
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Thursday
8
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
14
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Neal K. Katyal, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Paul & Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown University, and former Acting Solicitor General of the United States
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Friday
16
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
20
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Lawrence Douglas
Author and James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
21
September
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: B. Jessie Hill
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Friday
23
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Friday
11
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
16
November
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
February 2017
Friday
10
February
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  |  Webcast live
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  |  Webcast live
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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, 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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Tribulations of Trials: Challenges of High Level International Criminal Trials
Sponsor
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture in Global Legal Reform
MAR 15, 2011
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location
The City Club of Cleveland
CLE Credit
Approved for 1.0 hour of in-person CLE credit

In her lecture, Ms. Hollis will discuss many of the challenges facing the practitioner engaged in complex litigation involving high level accused. These challenges include achieving a workable reconciliation of diverse regional, national and international goals of such litigation, carrying out complex investigations in diverse locations and among diverse cultures, identifying potential suspects, determining how to identify, approach, select and protect “insider” witnesses, vulnerable victims and survivors, doctors, local authorities, personnel from international agencies or others who have “overview” evidence, how to deal with traumatized victims and survivors who may speak a different language and may be called upon to travel outside their local communities, even outside their countries, to testify, preparing indictments which are reflective of the crimes committed but also capable of timely judicial resolution. The challenges in such cases also include how to maximize efficiency while ensuring the evidence meets the required burden of proof, the key to which is meeting the challenge of collecting, organizing, maintaining, retrieving and analyzing large amounts of information both for use in trial and to ensure compliance with very broad disclosure rules.

The legal challenges include developing or refining positions on issues of procedural law and of substantive law for crimes such as conscripting or enlisting children under the age of 15 years or using them to participate actively in hostilities and for forms of liability such as joint criminal enterprise or common plan, design or purpose. The lecture will also consider the challenges involved in proving the “linkage” between high level accused and the crimes charged where the accused are often not charged with direct commission of offences and may not have been in the country where the crimes were being committed.
Speaker Information
Brenda HollisBrenda Hollis
The Prosecutor
Special Court for Sierra Leone


Brenda Hollis currently serves as The Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), with overall responsibility for the functioning of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), the effective and efficient conclusion of the prosecution of the case against Charles Taylor and the supervision of any appeal which may result, the preparation of the OTP for the closure of the SCSL and the transition into the follow on Residual Court for Sierra Leone, which will have responsibility for all continuing legal obligations of the Court and for maintaining the Court archives. Prior to her appointment as The Prosecutor, Ms. Hollis served as the Principal Trial Attorney in the Taylor case from February 1997 to February 2010. Ms. Hollis was associated with the SCSL/OTP in the capacity of legal advisor in 2002, 2003 and 2006, advising on substantive and procedural legal requirements, suggesting investigative and prosecutorial protocols, preparing indictments, including the amended indictment against Charles Taylor, and preparing that case for trial after Mr. Taylor was transferred to the custody of the SCSL.

Prior to her association with the SCSL, Ms. Hollis worked in several capacities in the Office of the Prosecutor, International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslav (ICTY), serving as an investigative team legal officer, trial attorney, senior trial attorney and appellate attorney for the first appellate cases. Her duties at the ICTY included assisting the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) with internal management issues, final trial preparation for the first ICTR trials and initial trial preparation for the propaganda trial. Ms. Hollis has acted as a consultant on international criminal law matters, assisting groups from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Columbia in the preparation of submissions to the ICC requesting that investigations be opened in those countries. She also participated in training seminars for judges, prosecutors and investigators of the ad hoc Indonesian Human Rights Courts and the Iraqi Higher Criminal Court, and provided technical assistance to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Ms. Hollis served for over 20 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Colonel; prior to her military career, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal and Niger, West Africa.
Additional Information
One hour of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend.

NOTE: This lecture takes place offsite.
It serves as the March meeting of the Henry T. King, Jr. Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group (GCILG). Registration and lunch payment is required for all attendees.

Attorney and public registration required by 3.10.11 through GCILG. Contact Kathleen Jablonski, Kjablonski@bakerlaw.com (there is a fee for lunch, which precedes the lecture).

LOCATION:
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114-3304

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At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.
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Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings:
· Bibliography
· Chaos in the Courtroom
· Liberia's Missing Millions
· Human Rights and Law


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