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
Women's Rights in the Human Rights System: the Past, Present and Future
Sponsor
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture in Global Legal Reform
Co-sponsored by
Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
SEP 2, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

2009-2010 Recipient - Frederick K. Cox International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice
Judge Pillay is this year’s recipient of the Cox Center International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice. Established in 2003, it has been awarded to the Hon. Philippe Kirsch, President, International Criminal Court; Amb. Hans Corell, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs; Judge Thomas Buergenthal, International Court of Justice; Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court; and Robert Petit, International Prosecutor, Khmer Rouge Tribunal/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
Speaker Information
Navanethem PillayNavanethem Pillay
High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations


Born in South Africa, Judge Navi Pillay received her Bachelor of Arts and her Bachelor of Law degree from Natal University in South Africa and later a Master of Law and Doctor of Juridical Science at Harvard University, U.S.A.

She opened her law practice in 1967 – the first woman to do so in Natal Province. As senior partner in the firm, she represented many opponents of apartheid. She handled precedent-setting cases to establish the effects of solitary confinement, the right of political prisoners to due process, and the family violence syndrome as a defense.

In 1995 she was appointed acting judge of the High Court of South Africa by the Mandela Government, the first woman of colour and first attorney to serve on the Bench.

Judge Pillay was elected by the United Nations General Assembly to be a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where she served for eight years, including four years as president. She participated in the case of the Prime Minister of Rwanda, Jean Kambanda, convicting him of Genocide and sentencing him to life imprisonment and in the case of Jean-Paul Akayesu, finding him guilty of Rape as an act of Genocide. She was presiding judge in the “Media” trial which set precedential standards for Press Freedom and Press responsibility.

In February 2003, Judge Pillay was elected by the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute, as one of the 18 Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague and serves on its Appeals Chamber.

Judge Pillay’s commitment to human rights and to women’s issues extends beyond her work on the bench. She is currently honorary chair for Equality Now and serves on the Board of Directors for Nozala Investments, the women’s component of the National Economic Initiative. She has also held key positions with the Women Lawyers Association, the Advice Desk for Abused Women, Lawyers for Human Rights, the Women’s National Coalition, Black Lawyers Association and many other groups. She also lectures widely on legal and social issues of equality and human rights.

Judge Pillay received awards from the International Bar Association for outstanding international woman lawyer from the National Bar Association of USA, the Association of Law Societies of South Africa for excellence in the pursuit of human rights and was elected honorary member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). In December 2003 she was awarded the Peter Gruber Foundation Women’s Rights Prize and in June 2004 she was awarded the Harvard Law School Association Award. Judge Pillay was recently awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law at a graduation ceremony at Durham University, UK, in June 2007, she received an honorary doctorate in Laws (LLD) from Rhodes University, South Africa in 2005 and in May 2006 she was awarded an Honorary doctorate of Laws (LLD) at The City University of New York.
Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost. One FREE hour of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend. Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings:
· Award Info & Speaker-Sponsor Bios
· Pillay Bibliography
· Int'l Women's Day
· Bringing Theories of Human Rights Change Home

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