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Introduction to American Criminal Justice System

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We are pleased to invite students and professors

of the Law Faculty

to participate in the course


from 19 February to 23 April  2013

The course will be administered on line, but the first three lectures will be in person.

 The first lecturer, on 19 February, will be director of Cleveland Criminal Justice Institute

professor Alek El-Kamhawy, ESQ.

Introduction to the Course:

  •                                                United States Constitution
  •                                                Overview of American Criminal Justice System
  •                                                Parties in Criminal Process

 At 13.05 room 266. 

Federal Judge Honorable Christopher Boyko will lecture on American Court System:     Federal System v. State System - Wednesday, 20 February at 13.05 room 266.

On Thursday 21 February from 13.05 till 14.30

our esteemed lecturers will be covering the topics:

Burden of Proof,            Felony v. Misdemeanor, Model Penal Code (MPC), Criminal Justice Dialogue and Plea Bargains.

All subsequent lectures starting with 26 February will be held on line  every Tuesday (room 204, red building) from 15.30 to 16.50.


You are kindly requested to register for the course as soon as possible but not later than 10 February 2013

e-mail:  Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. Вам потрібно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її.    tel.:  098 864 71 94; 066 444 17 72

Olga Kupriievych, course facilitator.



photo 1. Christopher Boyko


Prior to becoming a Federal Judge, Judge Chris Boyko  served on the Common Pleas bench for Cuyahoga County since his appointment by then Governor Voinovich in January, 1996.  He won election in 1996 and re-election in 1998 and 2004. Before taking the Common Pleas bench, Judge Boyko served as a Parma Municipal Court Judge, Parma Law Director, Chief Prosecutor and Assistant Prosecutor.  He also maintained a general practice for 16 years. In addition to memberships in numerous professional and civic organizations, Judge Boyko has lectured to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and hosted “Sidebar,” a show on Cox Cable which presents people and issues which affect the law in our community. An avid supporter of the “Cops and Kids” program, Judge Boyko was also a member of, and legal advisor to, the Parma Police SWAT Team and was Chief Legal Counsel to the Southwest Enforcement Bureau. Consistently recognized by “Who’s Who in American Law” since 1992,  Judge Boyko has lectured for the National Judicial College, Ohio Judicial College, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Federal Bar Association, and at numerous law and law enforcement related seminars. 

On July 22, 2004 Judge Boyko was nominated by President Bush for the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.  The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination on November 21, 2004.  On January 4, 2005, Judge Boyko was sworn in as a United States District Court Judge.

On May 14, 2010 Judge Boyko received a Master of Judicial Studies degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, via the  National Judicial College.  His thesis was published in the Cleveland State Law Review in 2009. Judge Boyko is an empty nester in Broadview Heights with his wife Robbie.



photo 2. Alek El-Kamhawy

Alek El-Kamhawy graduated from the Ohio State University with Masters Degree in the City and Regional Planning with emphasis on International Development and the structure of Revolving Loans to the Developing Countries including overview of public corruption and money laundering. At the Cleveland Marshall College of Law his studies focused on International Criminal Law and International Human Rights under the guidance of a former legal counsel to MI5 and MI6. He is a graduate of National Criminal Defense College, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the International Development at the University of Southern Mississippi with emphasis on National Security. His research is directed at foreign discovery. He is on the expert panel for foreign discovery at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Washington D.C. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cuyahoga Community College where he prepared and taught law related courses, including Criminal Law and Procedure and International Human Rights. He organized a presentation by a visiting scholar from Hague Tribunal at Lake Erie College addressing matters of Transborder Organized Crime and International Human Trafficking. He further cooperated with officials from HIAS in their efforts to halt human trafficking from the former Soviet Union. He practices in the Criminal Law area and represents clients in Federal and State Court in cases ranging from possession of drugs to homicide. He participates in complex litigations including terrorism and white-collar related matters.



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