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Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
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
Friday
28
April
2017
Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
1260 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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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Shareholders in Corporate Governance: An Update
Sponsor
CWRU Law Downtown Lecture Series
JAN 15, 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue #200
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
The struggle of shareholders for a greater role in corporate governance has taken many new turns in recent years. The SEC adopted rule 14a-11 to allow some shareholders to place nominations for the board of directors on the corporate proxy statement, but a court invalidated that rule. Proxy advisers (especially ISS) have become more influential; in the opinion of many executives their influence is excessive and detrimental. Coordinated efforts to rescind poison pills and staggered boards have often succeeded. Hedge funds have become more effective at getting issuers to make major changes, another development criticized by many managers, who often claim that activist shareholders seek a short-term boost in share price at the expense of the long-term health of the company. Despite their growing power, many investors feel that shareholder interests are still ignored by too many entrenched managements. Several other countries now give shareholders more power than the United States does. Some academic studies conclude that greater shareholder power is beneficial. This lecture will provide an update on these developments. This lecture will be of interest to Ohio attorneys who serve as CEOs, CFOs, or COOs of corporations, serve on corporate boards, represent corporate boards, or work for or represent national or multi-national corporations.
Speaker Information
George Dent
George W. Dent
Professor of Law

Mr. Dent taught law at New York University, Cardozo, and the New York Law School before joining our faculty in 1990. Earlier he had clerked for Judge Paul R. Hays of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and practiced corporate law in New York with Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons & Gates. He teaches Business Associations, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Business Planning and is the faculty supervisor for the Business Organizations Concentration. He is the Associate Director of the Law School's Center for Business Law and Regulation. He has published many articles on corporate and securities law, including “Business Lawyers as Enterprise Architects,” The Business Lawyer (2009); “Academics in Wonderland: The Team Production and Director Primacy Models of Corporate Governance,” Houston Law Review (2008); and “Corporate Governance: Still Broke, No Fix in Sight,” Journal of Corporation Law (2005). He also writes on law and religion, as in “Civil Rights for Whom: Gay Rights Versus Religious Freedom,” University of Kentucky Law Journal (2006-07); and “How Does Same-Sex Marriage Threaten You?,” Rutgers Law Review (2007). Mr. Dent serves as a director of the National Association of Scholars and as president of the Ohio Association of Scholars. He co-chairs the Subcommittee on Constitutional Adjudication of the Religious Liberties Practice Group of the Federalist Society. He heads the Law Section of the Association for the Study of Free Institutions. He is chairman of the Ohio State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Additional Information
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and a Continental breakfast is served.
Approved for 1-hour of CLE credit, complimentary.

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