Celebrating 125 Years

Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
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
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
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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Native American Tribes' & Nations' Rights to Their Intellectual Property
Sponsor
Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts
MAR 3, 2016
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval

Indigenous peoples and nations have a wealth of knowledge and resources related to their traditional ways of life. That is found in traditional knowledge, Folklore and in genetic resources which are extremely valuable to the communities and, with the advent of the knowledge economy, increasingly valuable to non-indigenous communities and corporations. However, this increased interest in traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and genetic resources has increased the risk, the perception and the reality of the misappropriation of indigenous knowledge, ranging from biopiracy to cultural misappropriation, to denigration and misuse of indigenous cultural icons and sacred knowledge. In many case, misappropriation is enabled by the mainstream intellectual property system through patenting, or copyright or trademarks. In order to combat this, indigenous peoples and nations have sought to vindicate their rights both at the domestic level and in international bodies such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation. Native American groups have played an important role in these efforts and the lecture will discuss the nature of the domestic and international challenges that Native American tribes face in claiming rights to their intellectual property, including traditional knowledge, cultural expressions and genetic resources.
Speaker Information
Preston Hardison
Policy Analyst for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington

Professor Preston Hardison is a natural resources treaty rights policy analyst for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington. He has participated in meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since 1996, and participated in the discussions and negotiations on access and benefit sharing for genetic resources from 2000 to 2010. For the last two years, he was selected as one of the lead indigenous negotiators of what is now known as the Nagoya Protocol.

Mr. Hardison has authored a paper on traditional knowledge registers and coauthored a paper on the role of customary law in access and benefit sharing for the Secretariat of the CBD. He has served on the Ad Hoc Informal Advisory Body for the Clearinghouse Mechanism of the CBD since 1997, and has participated in the development of several biodiversity information networks and a tribal traditional knowledge database system.
Additional Information
Free & Open to the public
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