Professor Witmer-Rich’s Article Published in Symposium Issue of Texas Tech Law Review

An article by Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich has been published in a special symposium issue of the Texas Tech Law Review.  The 2016 Criminal Law Symposium on Violence Against Women included contributions from leading scholars around the country on topics such as affirmative consent, anticipatory self-defense, the prosecutor’s duty to rape victims, and campus sexual assault.  Professor Witmer-Rich‘s article is titled “Unpacking Affirmative Consent: Not as Great as You Hope, Not as Bad as You Fear.”  The article seeks to dispel common misconceptions and unfounded assumptions surrounding the concept of affirmative consent, arguing that affirmative consent standards do not represent a meaningful change from existing law.
A link to the article is available here.
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Professor Majette Serves as Advisor to Massachusetts Provider Price Commission and Is Cited in Commission’s Final Report

Professor Gwendolyn Majette has been serving as an advisor to the Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Provider Price Commission this academic year.  She testified two times before the Commission – once in the Fall and once this Spring.  The Commission released its Final Report to the Massachusetts Legislature on March 15, 2017.  The 340 page report cites Professor Majette 15 times and her name is featured prominently on the acknowledgement page.  The following news article focuses on Professor Majette’s testimony.

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Dean Fisher Participates in “The Sound of Ideas”

Interim Dean Lee Fisher participated in “The Sound of Ideas” radio show on WCPN/90.3 (Cleveland-area NPR affiliate) on April 19.  Dean Fisher discussed DeRolph v. Ohio, the landmark Ohio Supreme Court case decided in 1997, which ruled that the way in which Ohio funded education was unconstitutional.   The program is available for viewing here.

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Professor Geier Participates in “The Sound of Ideas” on 90.3/WCPN

On April 12, Professor Deborah A. Geier appeared in the second of three segments on “The Sound of Ideas,” a program on the Cleveland NPR affiliate WCPN, to discuss the prospects for tax reform.  To access the program, click here.

 

 

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Professor Sagers Writes in Washington Post on Airlines and Oligopoly

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law, wrote in Saturday’s Washington Post to discuss the recent controversy over forcible removal of a United Airlines passenger, and the relation it might have to concentration and competition in the airline industry. You can read his piece here.

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Professor Inniss Publishes Blog Post on Rules, Resistance and Retribution

Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss has published a blog post entitled S/he Had it Coming: Rules, Resistance and Retribution. Her blog post is available here.

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Professor Ray Selected to Participate in Yale Cyber Leaders Forum; Professor Ray and Cybersecurity Center Featured in Channel 5 News Story

Professor Ray was selected to participate in the first annual Yale Cyber Leaders Forum organized by the Yale Law School, March 30 – April 1.  The Forum included leaders from government, industry and academia who came together to discuss how best to understand and counter the most pressing cyber security challenges of our day. The Forum will publish a white paper summarizing the group’s discussions in the next several months.

In addition, Professor Ray and the Cleveland-Marshall Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Center (of which Professor Ray serves as co-director) were featured in a recent news story on Channel 5 News about high demand for new cybersecurity professionals.  The news story is available here.

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