Celebrating 125 Years

Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
Thursday
23
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Philip Hackney, James E. & Betty M. Phillips Associate Professor of Law, LSU Law Center
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
28
March
2017
Nico Osteria
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Nico Osteria
1015 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Wednesday
29
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Kenneth L. Marcus, founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
Wednesday
29
March
2017
White and Williams LLP
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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White and Williams LLP
7 Times Square, Suite 2900
New York, New York 10036-6524
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
CWRU Law School
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Thursday
13
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
20
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Affiliate Professor of Law, Indiana University Bloomington
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Monday
24
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Speaker: Dynda A. Thomas, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Sunday
21
May
2017
CWRU Law School
All-day event
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Webcast live
February 2018
16
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17
February
2018
CWRU Law School
This is a two-day event
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Judicial Use of Fear in Terrorism Cases
Sponsor
CWRU Law Downtown Lecture Series
NOV 14, 2012
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor
Cleveland, Ohio
44114
CLE Credit
1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval

Professor Cover will examine the social science on how fear affects peoples’ thinking and their own threat assessments. He will review in detail how the perception and understanding of catastrophic threats impact judges’ thinking and opinions, with a case study of the United States Supreme Court opinion, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, which upheld a federal law criminalizing material support to foreign terrorist organizations, including the teaching of humanitarian and international law. The presentation will provide lawyers with greater insights into how people, and particularly judges, perceive risks and fears. Such information will enable lawyers to hone their arguments to take into account these perceptions and either accentuate or mitigate the perceived risks as their cases may require.
Speaker Information
Avidan Y. CoverAvidan Y. Cover
Assistant Professor of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Avidan Y. Cover is Assistant Professor of Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches in the Civil Litigation Clinic in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center. Professor Cover supervises students in the representation of clients in civil lawsuits primarily in the areas of consumer protection, home repair, predatory lending, tort defense, and housing. Professor Cover’s scholarship focuses on human rights, civil rights and national security law. He has appeared in numerous news media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, FOX News, and Court TV.

Prior to his appointment at Case Western, Professor Cover taught at the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he supervised the Urban Revitalization Project in Newark, New Jersey. In addition, he was a Gibbons Public Interest and Constitutional Law Fellow from 2007 to 2009 during which time he litigated prisoner’s rights, same-sex marriage, national security and education cases in federal and state court. Professor Cover also served as Senior Counsel in Human Rights First’s Law and Security Program where he researched and analyzed U.S. military and intelligence agencies’ interrogation and detention policies and practices. He holds a B.A. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. cum laude from Cornell School of Law.

Additional Information
8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast preceding each program.

Free and open to the public.

1 hr. CLE credit available, pending approval.

Case Downtown lectures will take place on the following dates:
Fall 2012: September 12 (Prof. Lewis Katz), October 10 (Prof. Jessie Hill), November 14 (Prof. Avidan Cover), December 12 (Prof. Jessica Wilen Berg)

Spring 2013: January 9 (Prof. Michael Benza), February 13 (Prof. Jonathan Adler), March 13 (Prof. Erik Jensen), April 10 (Prof. Craig Allen Nard), May 8 (Prof. Cassandra Burke Robertson), June 12 (Prof. Daniel Jaffe) 

Click here for a complete list of this year’s Case Downtown lectures

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