Professor Majette Co-Chairs Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference; Is Elected to Conference Board of Trustees

Professor Gwendolyn R. Majette was a co-Chair of the Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference entitled Honoring Dr. King and His Legacy:  Redoubling the Struggle for Equality and Inclusion in the Wake of the Social Legitimization of Racism that was held at Case Western School of Law on April 5 – 7, 2018.  The conference theme examined the degree of racial progress made by communities of color fifty years after April 4, 1968, the day when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.  Professor Majette also served as a moderator for the panel Challenges and Progress Since the Death of King, during which she presented her work-in-progress, RETRENCHMENT from the PPACA Framework to Eliminate Health Disparities for People of Color.  At the end of the meeting, Professor Majette was elected to the Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference Board of Trustees.

 

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Professor Weinsten Presents at Pacific McGeorge School of Law; Is Listed in Top Ten % SSRN Authors

 Professor Alan Weinstein presented at the 2nd Annual Conference on Legal Master’s Programs for Non-JDs at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.  The title of his presentation was, “Integrating the MLS Program and Students within the Law School and University.” Professor Weinstein has also been listed for 11 consecutive months in the top 10% of authors by all-time downloads on SSRN.

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Professor Sundahl’s and Global Space Law Center’s Activities

The Global Space Law Center appointed its first student members of the Research Council.  This year the Research Council is will submit comments to (1) the ICAO/UNOOSA Space Learning Group which is tasked with determining the respective jurisdictions of air law and space law with respect to suborbital spaceflight and (2) the Hague Space Resources Working Group which is drafting the building blocks for the legal framework of asteroid mining.  Prof. Sundahl also recently squared off against former FAA regulator, Laura Montgomery, at the Center for a New American Security, regarding the obligation under international law for the US to implement new space activity regulations. Prof. Sundahl also participated in a multi-layer assessment of space-related issues for the US Department of Defense overseen by NSI Inc.  In the media, Prof. Sundahl sounded an alarm regarding the launch of a number of nanosatellites operated by the space start-up Swarm Technologies on an Indian rocket without a license from the FCC.

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Professor Brian Ray Appears on WKYC Channel 3 News

Professor Brian Ray appeared on WKYC Channel 3 News commenting on a request by privacy rights organizations that the Federal Trade Commission investigate YouTube for knowingly collecting data from children in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.  He also worked with the Cleveland State Law Review to organize the Blockchain Law & Technology Symposium, which brought over 30 national experts together to discuss blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, ICOs and the legal and regulatory issues they raise.  Ray moderated the closing panel on Diversity in Blockchain, a new national initiative launched last fall at MIT, and organized a workshop the day before the Symposium with Andrea Tinianow, the creator of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative, to discuss organizing a similar state blockchain initiative in Ohio.  Ray was invited to speak on behalf of the CWRU-CSU IoT Collaborative (IoTC) at several recent conferences, including Data Days CLE, where he spoke about data privacy and the recent controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s collection and use of Facebook data, and at an IoTC-sponsored OHTec event discussing the group’s work with industry partners in Northeast Ohio.

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Professor Brian Ray Organizes Third Annual Cybersecurity Conference

Professor Brian Ray organized the third annual Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference and the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s CyberOhio Business Summit.  Dubbed, “Two Days of Cyber” the events featured over 75 experts in cybersecurity law, policy and operations, including keynote addresses by former Congressman Mike Rogers and AG DeWine.  He also worked with the Cleveland State Law Review to organize the Blockchain Law & Technology Symposium, which brought over 30 national experts together to discuss blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, ICOs and the legal and regulatory issues they raise.  Ray moderated the closing panel on Diversity in Blockchain, a new national initiative launched last fall at MIT, and organized a workshop the day before the Symposium with Andrea Tinianow, the creator of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative, to discuss organizing a similar state blockchain initiative in Ohio.  Ray was invited to speak on behalf of the CWRU-CSU IoT Collaborative (IoTC) at several recent conferences, including Data Days CLE, where he spoke about data privacy and the recent controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s collection and use of Facebook data, and at an IoTC-sponsored OHTec event discussing the group’s work with industry partners in Northeast Ohio.  He also appeared on WKYC Channel 3 News commenting on a request by privacy rights organizations that the Federal Trade Commission investigate YouTube for knowingly collecting data from children in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. 

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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Enters into 3 + 3 Agreement with Trine University

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has entered into a 3+3 agreement with Trine University in Angola, Indiana. Trine University becomes C|M’s sixth external 3+3 partner, joining Lake Erie College, the University of Findlay, Ursuline College, Notre Dame College, and Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania. In addition C|M has an internal 3+3 program with CSU undergraduate colleges.

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Sagers Briefs Capitol Hill Staffers on Qualcomm and Standard-Essential Patents

On Friday, Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, provided a closed-door briefing for House Judiciary staffers and others on Capitol Hill, on the problem of “standard-essential patents.” A bit technical perhaps, but the problem is no academic one: in proceedings currently pending in the United States and four other nations, the massive cellular technology maker Qualcomm has already been fined well over two billion dollars for SEP abuses, and the issue has been among the most closely watched hi-tech policy problems of the past decade.
The forum was organized by the trade association of app developers, ACT The App Association, and held in the Rayburn House Office Building.

 

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