Lectures & Events

From Anti-Slavery Lawyer to Chief Justice: The Remarkable Career of Salmon P. Chase
Sumner Canary Lecture
SEP 27, 2012
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

The remarkable career of Ohioan Salmon P. Chase deserves to be remembered. Beginning as a young lawyer defending runaway slaves in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chase went on to serve as Senator from Ohio as a Free Soiler, Governor of Ohio as a Republican, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Secretary of the Treasury under President Lincoln, and Chief Justice of the United States. In all these roles, he relentlessly pursued the goal of liberty and equality for all Americans, white and black, male and female.
Speaker Information
Randy E. BarnettRandy E. Barnett
Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory
Georgetown Law Center

Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and contracts. After graduating from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, he tried many felony cases as a prosecutor in the Cook County States’ Attorney’s Office in Chicago. He has been a visiting professor at Penn, Northwestern and Harvard Law School. In 2008, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies. Professor Barnett argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004. Author of more than 100 articles and reviews, as well as nine books, he regularly publishes opinion pieces and provides commentary in the national media. In 2007, Prof. Barnett was featured in the documentaries, The Trials of Law School and In Search of the Second Amendment. He also portrayed an assistant prosecutor in the 2008 independent film InAlienable.
Additional Information
Free and open to the public. Reception follows.

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.

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There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

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