Law Professor Michael Scharf's Question: Is Terrorism Worth Defining?

Case Western Reserve Law School Lecture Series in October

News Release: Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

Topic: Is Terrorism Worth Defining?
Faculty Speaker: Michael P. Scharf
Day: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Marv Kropko

Speaker Background Information: Michael P. Scharf is John Deaver Drinko – Baker and Hostetler Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

At the Law School, he directs the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Henry T. King, Jr. War Crimes Research Office and the Summer Institute for Global Justice in The Netherlands, and he serves as U.S. director of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute.He also directs the new LL.M. in International Criminal Law program at the School of Law.

In February 2005, Professor Scharf and the Public International Law and Policy Group, a Non-Governmental Organization that he co-founded and directs, were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by six governments and the prosecutor of an International Criminal Tribunal for work done to help in the prosecution of major war criminals, such as Slobodan Milosevic, Charles Taylor, and Saddam Hussein.

He has served in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, where he held the positions of Attorney-Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence, Attorney-Adviser for U.N. Affairs, and delegate to the U.N. Human Rights Commission. Scharf has testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Armed Services Committee and is the author of over 70 scholarly articles and 13 books, including three that have won national book of the year honors.

He teaches International Law, International Criminal Law, the Law of International Organizations, and the War Crimes Research Lab.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law presents a monthly morning lecture series at The City Club of Cleveland featuring its professors. All lectures are free and open to the public and offer one free hour of CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credit. Events are webcast live and available afterwards for viewing on demand at .

Sept 14, 2011 – Professor Jonathan L. Entin
“The 1st Amendment as a Mask for Privilege? Citizens United, Grand Theft Auto and Other Recent Developments”

Oct 26, 2011 – Professor Michael P. Scharf
“Is Terrorism Worth Defining?”

Nov 16, 2011 – Professor Sharona Hoffman
“E-Health Hazards: Provider Liability & Electronic Health Records”

Dec 14, 2011 – Professor Richard Gordon
“Preventing the Financing of Terrorism: the Role of Financial Institutions”

Jan 11, 2012 – Professor Maxwell J. Mehlman
“Practice Guidelines and Medical Malpractice”

Feb 8, 2012 – Professor Robert Strassfeld
“How the Cleveland Bar Became Segregated: And Why it Matters”

Mar 14, 2012 – Professor Andrew S. Pollis
“Exploring the Quirks of Appellate Jurisdiction”

Apr 11, 2012 – Professor Maureen Sheridan Kenny
“Closing the Gap: Differences Between Male and Female Communication Styles in the Legal Profession”

May 9, 2012 – Professor Carolyn Seymour
“Best Practices for Clear Contract Drafting”

Jun 13, 2012 – Professor Leon Gabinet
“Doing Away With Poe v. Seaborn; a Contrarian View”

Posted by: Marvin Kropko, October 21, 2011 07:57 PM | News Topics: