Entries in "School of Law"
March 02, 2011
Case Western Reserve University School of Law students in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic recently obtained a jury verdict of $1.12 million in favor of their clients, a family victimized by a fraudulent home-repair and financing scheme. The students...
January 26, 2011
David Mills Local attorney and Case Western Reserve University School of Law Adjunct Professor David Mills argued and won his first case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the justices unanimously reversed a federal appeals court...
July 15, 2010
Case Western Reserve University School of Law recently signed exchange and collaboration agreements with renowned law schools in China at Fudan University and East China University of Political Science and Law, both in Shanghai, and Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing.
June 14, 2010
At nine minutes after midnight on June 12, the 111 States that are party to the International Criminal Court Statute adopted by consensus, in Kampala, Uganda, an amendment adding the crime of aggression to the court’s jurisdiction. Case Western Reserve University School of Law Michael P. Scharf, director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, characterizes this amendment as "a historic moment that was years in the making."
April 15, 2010
Case Western Reserve University Ranked One of the Nation's Top 20 Medical Schools by U.S.News & World Report
Case Western Reserve University once again ranked as one of the best medical schools in the nation in the annual U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings. Of the 146 national programs surveyed by the magazine, Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine ranked 20th in research—and overall, an improvement of five places over last year's ranking. This ranking once again placed it highest among Ohio medical schools.
April 07, 2010
As the world emerges from economic crisis, significant trading partners Canada and the United States are striving for sustained recovery. The 2010 Henry T. King Jr. Annual Conference – The Canada-US Regulatory Regime: Review, Reform, Recovery – examines challenges and obstacles along the path to recovery.
March 19, 2010
When the United States faces an international crisis, can its international law obligations be set aside if the executive branch so chooses? The answer would depend on how one answers another question: Is International law really law? Co-authors Michael P. Scharf, a professor at Case Western Reserve University and Paul R. Williams, a law professor at American University, Washington D.C., take a close look at this controversial matter in their important new book, "Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser" (Cambridge University Press).
March 11, 2010
New Case Western Reserve Trustees Charles E. Hallberg and James Clair Wyant Bring Strong University Connections, Wide-ranging Experience
The two newest trustees elected to Case Western Reserve University’s board have strong personal ties to the university and distinctive academic and business experiences. Charles E. Hallberg, 59, of Naples, Fla., and James Clair Wyant, 66, of Tucson, Ariz., both Case Western Reserve alumni, began as trustees Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, for terms running until the spring of 2014.
March 03, 2010
A Case Western Reserve University School of Law team in the 2009-10 Niagara International Moot Court Competition made it all the way to the Final Round in Washington, D.C., during competition Thursday through Saturday. The team members are Christine Chambers, David Byrnes, David Kocan, Brandon Wheeler and Candice Sengillo.
February 18, 2010
Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Jessup International Law Moot Court team has won the Midwest Super Regional rounds of the Jessup Moot Court Competition
February 09, 2010
Campus members are beginning to use The Temporary and Back-up Child Care and Child Care Support During Travel programs.
November 04, 2009
White House Advisor Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel Looks Ahead to Health Care Reform and Evolving Physician-Patient Relationships
The Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m. presents Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., special advisor for health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget, White House Office of Management and Budget. His brother is Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff.
October 27, 2009
Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III announced today that Robert H. Rawson Jr. has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the School of Law through June, 2011.
September 04, 2009
On September 11, the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, two dozen leading experts will debate the most important and timely issues now facing the United States in its war against terrorism. The day-long conference, presented in a unique cross-fire format, will be held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
June 24, 2009
High School students interested in law careers are getting a head start as part of the 5th Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy. The program, hosted by the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, runs through Friday, June 26.
June 05, 2009
Nine first- and second-year law students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law have been selected for the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program, designed to engage law students and help deliver legal services to communities in need.
May 11, 2009
Henry T. King Jr., a member of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law faculty for more than 30 years, died May 9. King made significant contributions to the school's international law program. His illustrious career included serving as a Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor, and director of international development during the Eisenhower administration.
April 23, 2009
Case Western Reserve University Health Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Nation's Best in U.S. News & World Report
Several of Case Western Reserve University's programs once again have been recognized among the nations' best. In the 2010 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings, two health programs placed within the top 10 in their specialties: the School of Law's health law program is rated fifth in the country, while the School of Medicine's family medicine specialty came in ninth.
April 10, 2009
Although Research ShowCASE is known for its hundreds of poster displays, the event also features interactive displays. The Case Western Reserve and local communities are invited to check them out during this year's event, which takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center.
March 11, 2009
With the long-anticipated international war crimes trial of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in The Hague and the first Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial in Phnom Penh both set to begin later this month, Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group have assembled a panel of leading experts and insiders to preview these historic trials.
March 06, 2009
Have survivors of Hurricane Katrina been forgotten? Not by 20 students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, the Weatherhead School of Management, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. They plan to pick up hammers and nails—a few shovels and hoes—over spring break, March 8-15, when they return to New Orleans to continue efforts to rebuild the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
December 24, 2008
Case Western Reserve Professor Works for Justice in Uganda While Government Troops Hunt Down Dreaded War Lord
Case Western Reserve University law professor Michael Scharf had just landed in Kampala after a 30-hour flight from Cleveland when the news of the joint military strike by Uganda, Southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo against the jungle bases of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) was announced. Scharf, the director of Case Western Reserve's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, was beginning a 10-day mission to help the Ugandan government set up a war crimes tribunal for leading members of the LRA. News of the coordinated attack, code-named "Operation Lightning Thunder," meant that Scharf's work would take on an unexpected urgency.
December 19, 2008
Case Western Reserve Law Professor and Students Play Key Role in Preparation for "Killing Fields Trials" in Cambodia
In just a few months, five leaders of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime will go on trial before the U.N.-established war crimes Tribunal in Cambodia (known as the ECCC). Case Western Reserve University School of Law's globe-trotting professor Michael Scharf and two of his students recently traveled to Phnom Penh to help the ECCC prepare for the historic "Killing Fields Trials."
December 11, 2008
Case Western Reserve University, which offers over 500 community outreach programs for nearly 600 community partners, is being recognized with a 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service. This is the first time the university has received the award, according to Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships.
December 02, 2008
Case Western Reserve Law Professors to discuss global fight against genocide, offer insiders' look at Saddam trial and execution
Case Western Reserve University law professor Michael Scharf offers a never before seen look at one of the most important and chaotic trials in history in his new book, Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein," written with Vanderbilt University's Michael Newton.
October 15, 2008
Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack said today that Gary J. Simson has announced his resignation as dean, effective at the end of this academic semester. Starting today, Robert H. Rawson Jr. will serve as Special Advisor to the Provost for the School of Law; he will become interim dean once Simson steps down. President Snyder expressed her appreciation on behalf of the law school and the University for Simson's work over the last two years. Under his leadership the law school raised $1.8 million in the first quarter of this year, and this year's entering class has one of the highest academic credentials in the school's history. Simson will remain in his position as a tenured professor of law.
October 03, 2008
The Case Western Reserve University community recently celebrated the accomplishments of dozens of faculty during Fifth Annual Women of Achievement & Mather Spotlight Prize Luncheon.
October 02, 2008
School of Law alumnus named vice president of Government and Community Relations at Case Western Reserve University
David A. Bell, former general counsel of the Arizona State University Foundation in Tempe, Ariz., has come back to Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University as vice president for government and community relations. Bell was an associate general counsel at Case Western Reserve in the Office of General Counsel from 2003-2006.
August 06, 2008
Ten law students from around the region are spending their summer helping to provide free civil legal services to the low-income and elderly residents of Central Northeast Ohio. Among them are three Case Western Reserve University School of Law students: Lindsay Doss, Meghan Mahaney and Scott Malbasa.
July 18, 2008
Five School of Law students have been accepted into the 2008 Summer Corps program.
July 15, 2008
School of Law alumnus David A. Kutik was recognized for his pro bono service and received the inaugural John C. and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at the Ohio State Bar Association's 128th Annual Convention.
July 11, 2008
Case Western Reserve University School of Law partners with leading anti-money laundering association to offer intensive five-day course
> In response to a growing need for well-trained anti-money laundering (AML) professionals, Case Western Reserve University School of Law in conjunction with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists will offer a five-day course for compliance officers, auditors, lawyers, AML professionals and others interested in the AML field.
June 03, 2008
Case Western Reserve Law student defuses simulated international conflicts as part of international law workshop
Noelle Shanahan Cutts, a third-year student at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, was one of 40 law students nationally selected to attend the International Humanitarian Law Workshop in Santa Clara, Calif., earlier this spring. The program, presented by the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and Santa Clara University School of Law's Center for Global Law and Policy, is designed to teach law students the fundamentals of international humanitarian law while providing them opportunities to apply what they learned in hands-on simulations.
April 28, 2008
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) invites the campus community to come out and learn about the research of and to celebrate the five faculty members who were selected as Glennan Fellows during the Annual Glennan Fellows Program, noon to 1:30 p.m., April 30 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.
April 15, 2008
For the first time in its history, Case Western Reserve University School of Law won the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Saturday, April 12, in Washington, D.C. The Jessup Competition, now in its 49th year, is the world's largest and most prestigious Moot Court tournament.
April 08, 2008
Experts gather in Cleveland to combat terrorist financing as part of world conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
ow can financial institutions identify suspicious transactions that could be related to terrorism financing? Does creating a list of terrorists and terrorist organizations violate human rights? What is the future of international cooperation in stopping terrorism financing? These questions and more will be addressed during a day-long conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The "World Conference on Combating Terrorist Financing" will be held on Friday, April 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the school's Moot Courtroom (A59), 1075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
March 28, 2008
Several graduate and professional programs at Case Western Reserve University were included in the latest rankings of "U.S. News & World Report's" "America's Best Graduate Schools" list (for 2009).
January 24, 2008
Iraqi trial judges make first public appearance abroad to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law January 29
Case Western Reserve University's School of Law will host a live presentation by five Iraqi High Tribunal judges on Tuesday, January 29. The free, public event will be held in the School of Law's Moot Courtroom (A59), 11705 East Boulevard, at 4:00 p.m.
January 17, 2008
Corporations, communities, relationships and the bottom line: experts to discuss the social fabric in Cleveland and the world
Two-day Law Review Symposium at Case Western Reserve University School of Law features high-profile property and business law experts
November 29, 2007
A bust of Perry B. Jackson, Ohio's first African American judge and graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. in the Davis Room of the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library at the School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland.
November 27, 2007
The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University, in conjunction with the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, will host "Eugenics 2007: Is the Customer Always Right?," a discussion of the ethical issues arising from genetic manipulation on December 5.
November 14, 2007
Michael Fisher, history professor at Oberlin College and a leading expert in India and South Asian studies, will give a free public lecture on competing interests in Pakistan at 4:30 p.m., today.
October 31, 2007
Case Western Reserve University's five-day symposium, "Terrorism in Europe: The 'German Autumn' of 1977 after Thirty Years," will revisit the wave of terrorism that swept across Germany through a series of lectures, films and discussions, starting Sunday, November 4 and concluding Thursday, November 8 in order to explore the cinematic and historical exploration of this episode in history.
October 30, 2007
Award-winning author Ted Gup to discuss "secrecy and national security" at law school on October 30, 2007
Ted Gup, award-winning author of "Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life" (Doubleday 2007), will consider critical questions about national security in his talk at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Tuesday, October 30. Presented by the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, the free talk will be held at the School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., in the Moot Courtroom (A59) at 4:30 p.m.
October 25, 2007
Case Western Reserve University law professors say "health courts" offer big financial burdens and loss of patient rights
A groundbreaking new report, prepared by Case Western Reserve University professors Maxwell Mehlman and Dale Nance, criticizes recent proposals for the creation of special "health courts" for the adjudication of medical malpractice claims.
October 11, 2007
Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), one of the nation's premier legal organizations.
September 24, 2007
What are the challenges of prosecuting and defending persons accused of genocide? Is the Genocide Convention working? Are amendments warranted? These questions and issues will be addressed in a day-long conference on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Genocide Convention. "To Prevent and to Punish: An International Conference in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Negotiation of the Genocide Convention," will be held at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 a.m. in the Moot Courtroom (A59), 11075 East Boulevard.
June 21, 2007
Two Case Western Reserve University faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar grants to lecture and research overseas during the 2007-08 academic year. Dr. Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, and law professor Louise McKinney will take part in programs in Ireland and Botswana, respectively, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
May 31, 2007
Research by Case Western Reserve University law students helps war crimes tribunal put former Liberian president on trial
Students and faculty of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law have played a central role in the events leading to the international trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, which is set to start on June 4.
April 13, 2007
Two-day conference at Case Western Reserve University will explore entrepreneurship in Canada and U.S.
"Comparative Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship in Canada and the United States" will be held Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, beginning at 9 a.m. both days, in the law school's Moot Courtroom (A59) and other ground floor classrooms, 11075 East Boulevard.
March 30, 2007
Case Western Reserve University graduate programs receive top 50 ratings in U.S. News & World Report rankings
"U.S. News & World Report's" latest America's Best Graduate Schools rankings (for 2008) bring good news for several of Case Western Reserve University's graduate and professional programs.
February 13, 2007
Kenneth Roth, vocal critic of Guantanamo Bay detention center, to speak at School of Law's Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights
January 23, 2007
Prosecutorial ethics to be subject of Case Western Reserve University School of Law symposium on January 26
More than 40 years have passed since Justice William O. Douglas wrote the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Brady v. Maryland, which held that a defendant's due process rights preclude a prosecutor from suppressing material evidence favorable to the defendant.
January 18, 2007
Princeton professor examines legal implications of new technologies regarding use of embryos, stem cells and cloning
A Princeton University professor will explore some of the legal implications of new technologies and provide a framework for evaluating current debates about legal restrictions on the use of embryos, stem cells and cloning during a lecture this month at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
December 27, 2006
Chilled by Cambodia's Killing Fields, Case Western Reserve University law professor trains judges and attorneys for prosecuting Khmer Rouge
Case Western Reserve University School of Law professor Michael Scharf traveled over 20 miles of muddy unpaved roads to reach Cheoung Ek, the infamous Cambodian concentration camp and killing field where hundreds of people a day were tortured and murdered near the “magic tree” that blared music to mask the moans of people facing death under Communist dictator Pol Pot’s rule from 1975-79.
December 15, 2006
The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees in a unanimous vote has elected Barbara R. Snyder as the next president of Case Western Reserve University. Snyder, who began her academic career in higher education in the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, currently serves as the executive vice president and provost of The Ohio State University.
December 08, 2006
Two Case Western Reserve University alumni now hold statewide offices in Ohio, following the November 7 midterm election. Lee I. Fisher of Shaker Heights is the new lieutenant governor under Governor-elect Ted Strickland, and Cleveland native Marc A. Dann is...
October 09, 2006
Inspired by the public's interest in their Blog, Case Law Professors Michael Scharf and Gregory McNeal began saving, organizing, editing, and expanding upon the online information to produce the first published book on the Saddam Trial--Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal.
September 26, 2006
Law-Medicine Center lecture on emergency contraception begins 2006-2007 lecture series at Case Western Reserve University
Was clinical and scientific evidence ignored in the case to bring Plan B emergency contraception over the counter? That is one of the questions that Susan F. Wood, Ph.D., research professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services in Washington, D.C., will pose when she delivers the annual Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Lecture at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
September 12, 2006
Louis Fisher from the Library of Congress will keynote September 14 event On Sept. 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 men who changed the course of history. Case Western Reserve University and thousands of other institutions throughout...
September 07, 2006
Institute for Global Security Law & Policy organizes three events for campus community September 11, 2006 marks the fifth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the Case School of Law's Institute for Global Security Law & Policy has...
June 30, 2006
Case Western Reserve University School of Law students selected for Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program
Instead of just reading about equal justice, four law students from Case Western Reserve University will spend the summer interning with nonprofit public interest law organizations as a part of Equal Justice Works' Summer Corps program.
June 09, 2006
Professor Melvyn Durchslag to Serve as Interim Associate Dean for 2006-07 Academic Year Sharona Hoffman Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and co-director of its Law-Medicine Center has been named...
May 19, 2006
For Laura Ymayo Tartakoff, adjunct associate professor of political science, the secret to good teaching consists of little more than following the golden rule. "I put myself in the place of my students, because I can still remember when...
April 12, 2006
Conference organized by Society for Critical Exchange will foster dialogue across disciplines With the continuing growth of worldwide trade and the proliferation of the Internet, the concept of intellectual property has become an issue of vital concern in many...
February 16, 2006
Gray was attorney for Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks; sought justice on several high-profile cases A man who sought justice on behalf of both Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks is the keynote speaker for Case Western Reserve...
February 13, 2006
Chief Prosecutor at the Military Commissions Office to discuss prosecuting Guantanamo Bay detainees at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Speech will be first public explanation of u.s. government's view The Chief Prosecutor at the Office of Military Commissions, responsible for prosecuting suspected terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay, will offer the first-ever public speech detailing the U.S. government's rationale for...
January 23, 2006
John Whealan, Deputy General Counsel and Solicitor at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Whealan will deliver annual distinguished intellectual property lecture "The Role of the Solicitor's Office in Shaping Patent Policy" will be the subject of the 2006 Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The lecture...
January 20, 2006
Case Western Reserve University School of Law to host mock congressional hearing on NSA wiretap controversy
Event will feature national security law experts Ruth Wedgwood and David Cole On December 16, 2005, the New York Times broke the story that the Bush Administration had ordered the National Security Agency to monitor international telephone calls and e-mails...
January 17, 2006
Library adds group study rooms, natural lighting to become more user-friendly The Case Western Reserve University School of Law's library has gone from being largely a "warehouse for books" to a place where students enjoy coming to read, study, and...
January 11, 2006
Tomar Brown, a third-year student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, has been selected as a 2006-2008 Equal Justice Works Fellow by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. She is the first Case student ever to receive the...
January 10, 2006
Lessons from Vietnam for Iraq are focus of four public talks at Case Western Reserve University in January and February
Is the Iraq war another Vietnam? Case Western Reserve University's Center for Policy Studies will sponsor "Iraq and Vietnam," a series of four free, public talks in January and February to provide varying perspectives of historians, political scientists and military...
December 14, 2005
Case Western Reserve University School of Law codifies rules governing treatment of detainees in war on terror
"Cleveland Principles" clarify acceptable treatment under international law The fundamental international law rules governing the treatment of detainees in the global war on terror are now in one brief, easily understood document, thanks to the work of a group of...