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Experts to Revisit Sam Sheppard Murder Case on November 13

The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association will host an all-day continuing legal education event, “Sheppard v. Maxwell: 50 Years Later - Reinvestigating The Sam Sheppard Murder Case,” at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, on Friday, November 13, at 8:30 a.m.  The panels will focus on both the history and currency of this life-changing criminal case for both the media and the justice system in the lead up to next year’s 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision in the case of Sheppard v. Maxwell

The event will feature discussion from several parties directly involved with the criminal and civil cases, including former Assistant County Prosecutors A. Steven Dever and Dean Boland and Civil Rights Attorney Terry Gilbert, retired trial judge Ron Suster and Plain Dealer reporter Brent Larkin. These individuals will discuss the history of the Sheppard Case, their personal involvement and the trial tactics used. Judge C. Ellen Connally will moderate the program.

Registration for this paid event offering attendees up to six hours of CLE credit is available at  All proceeds will be donated to the Cleveland-Marshall Alumni Scholarship Fund.