“Regionalism—the Death or Salvation of Cleveland?”

David Abbott

Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host a lecture on regionalism and the role it could play in the context of Cleveland’s challenges Tuesday, April 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

As Cleveland pursues its decades-long reinvention, regionalism has become a frequent and often controversial topic of attention. The term means different things to different people. Is regionalism a ploy to undercut Black political power centered in Cleveland? Or is it a tool for pulling suburban resources into an undeserving central city? Or is it something else? 

David Abbott, the inaugural Dean’s Distinguished Jurist in Residence at CWRU School of Law, will attempt to bring clarity to this discussion and explore regionalism in the context of Cleveland’s challenges.  He will touch on:

•    Various definitions and forms of regionalism.
•    Legal restrictions that make some forms impractical if not impossible.
•    Legal tools that can be used to advance regional arrangements.
•    Prospects for regionalism in Cleveland’s future.

The event will be held virtually and in person in George Gund Hall’s Moot Courtroom, Room A59.

Learn more about the event.