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
Eroding the Foundations of International Humanitarian Law: The United States Post-9/11
Sponsor
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture
OCT 17, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location
Location: Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

Prosecutor for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Davis resigned as Chief Prosecutor in Guantanamo Bay in October 2007, disputing that evidence obtained through waterboarding should be admitted in the commission. He has opposed force-feeding to halt the Guantanamo detainees’ mass hunger strike, and in May 2013 he publicly led the call for President Obama to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. His online petition to close Guantanamo topped 75,000 signatures in less than twenty four hours, and prompted President Obama’s renewed vow to address the thorny issue.

Davis’s presentation will cover a range of civil rights issues related to U.S. detention of terrorists: Is it legal to detain suspects forever, without charging them or bringing them to trial? Is it legal to force feed detainees through tubes when they are protesting their situation in a mass hunger strike? Is it legal to use evidence obtained by “extraordinary interrogation techniques” in a military commission or U.S. court? His presentation and discussion of these legal issues will be of use and interest to Ohio civil rights lawyers, immigration lawyers, and criminal lawyers.
Speaker Information
Morris DavisColonel (retired) Morris Davis
Assistant Professor, Howard University School of Law and former Chief Prosecutor for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Morris Davis is an attorney and a national security, military and international humanitarian law commentator. He is a 2013 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award winner.

He served in the Air Force JAG from 1983 to 2008 and retired as a Colonel. He was Chief Prosecutor for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 2005 to 2007 where he led a multi-agency prosecution task force of over 100 personnel from DOD, DOJ, CIA and FBI. He resigned in 2007 rather than use evidence obtained by torture or tolerate political meddling. His final military assignment was as Director of the Air Force Judiciary where he oversaw the criminal justice system and supervised 265 people at sites worldwide. He served as a Senior Specialist in National Security and Director of the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division at the Congressional Research Service from 2008 to 2010. He was Executive Director of the Crimes of War Education Project from 2010 to 2011. He joined the faculty at the Howard University School of Law in July 2011.

Colonel Davis earned a BS in criminal justice from Appalachian State University, a JD from North Carolina Central University School of Law, a LLM in government procurement law from George Washington University School of Law, and a LLM in military law from the U.S. Army JAG School. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, 6 Meritorious Service Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He was included in the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington report, "Those Who Dared: 30 Officials Who Stood Up for Our Country," in July 2008 and he received the Justice Charles E. Whittaker Award from the Lawyers Association of Kansas City in Nov. 2009.

Colonel Davis writes and speaks on a range of legal issues and has been in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Der Spiegel and on CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera and NPR, among other media outlets.

Additional Information
Free and open to the public.
Please register at the door.

Free and open to the public.
Please register at the door.

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