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September 2016
Friday
16
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
20
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Lawrence Douglas
Author and James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
21
September
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: B. Jessie Hill
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Friday
23
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
October 2016
Thursday
6
October
2016
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  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
CLE credit available  |  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
CLE credit available  |  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
Wednesday
9
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Friday
11
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
16
November
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Saturday
19
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
February 2017
Friday
10
February
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  |  Webcast live
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  |  Webcast live
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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, 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
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
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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