Alumni News

“Some of us may go on to become judges, or to practice civil rights law, or – hopefully all of us – to incorporate pro bono work into our practices. But living justice should not be limited to our legal work. Having a law degree gives us a powerful tool to live justice, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t live justice outside of law.”

Recent CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law graduate Tayler Gill ’22 believes that the world desperately needs change and that everyone must fight for reform. Her passion and determination to use her legal education as a catalyst for the change she desires are among the reasons Tayler was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Dean’s Learn Law. Live Justice Award.

Three CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law alumni have been named to The Crain’s Cleveland 2021 “40 Under 40 Class.”

Cathryn Greenwald '09, is a partner at Thompson Hine LLP, in the firm’s Real Estate practice group. She serves on the board of CHN Housing Partners and as chair of the Cleveland chapter of the Urban Land Institute. 

Joseph Nelson ’20, an associate with Fisher Phillips, is looking forward to starting a year-long federal clerkship with Judge J. Philip Calabrese at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in January 2022.

Congratulations to Lynn Kernya, a recent C|M|LAW graduate! Lynn graduated with her JD and a concentration in Labor and Employment Law. She is a recipient of the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. Although Lynn recently accepted a role with Nesco Resource in the Human Resource and Compliance department, she is open to networking with Alumni and the legal community.

Renee Stromski ’21 has a passion for serving others that she has demonstrated throughout her time in law school, both on campus and throughout the community. For her outstanding work using her legal education as a force for good that embodies the CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law slogan of “Learn Law. Live Justice.”, Renee was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Dean’s Learn Law. Live Justice Award.

Caitlin Steiner’s only goal entering law school at CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law was to do the best she could academically in order to give herself the best possible start to her legal career. The best she could do resulted in Caitlin graduating from CSU C|M|LAW as valedictorian of the Class of 2021, an honor she considers a “happy surprise.”

Are you hiring? Hire C|M|LAW! Meet Andrew Domozick, one of our upcoming class of 2021 graduates.

Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Alumni of the Year recipient Tim Collins ’85 vividly remembers being called on in Professor David Goshien’s contracts class during his first year at CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Professor Goshien had a policy of asking students to stand at their seat and be fully prepared when called on or they would be excused from class—permanently. The first time Tim was called on, he had read four of the five cases assigned for that day but only skimmed the fifth case. Called upon to discuss the fifth case, Tim struggled, only to be saved by the clock by the end class. After that day, Tim vowed to always be prepared and to complete whatever work is needed in any matter, and to be ready to respond to whatever the court asks. It is a credo that has served the Principal at Thrasher Dinsmore & Dolan well in more than 30 years of litigation practice.

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law alumna and Assistant United States Attorney Margaret Sweeney ’10 recalls being taught the benefits of attending law school at a young age. There was always an expectation that she would attend law school, Sweeney recalls from her office, where a Jello-stained bib from her infancy hangs on the wall that reads, “Future Lawyer.”

Our class of 2020 graduates are actively engaged in the permanent job search and you can help! To connect with any of our talented class of 2020 graduates, please contact Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, Sarah Beznoska, at s.beznoskanull@csuohio.nulledu .

Our class of 2020 graduates are actively engaged in the permanent job search and you can help! To connect with any of our talented class of 2020 graduates, please contact Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, Sarah Beznoska, at s.beznoskanull@csuohio.nulledu .

Our class of 2020 graduates are actively engaged in the permanent job search and you can help! To connect with any of our talented class of 2020 graduates, please contact Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, Sarah Beznoska, at s.beznoskanull@csuohio.nulledu .

Our class of 2020 graduates are actively engaged in the permanent job search and you can help! To connect with any of our talented class of 2020 graduates, please contact Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, Sarah Beznoska, at s.beznoskanull@csuohio.nulledu .

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart ’88 offered some words of advice to Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law student Hailey Hillsman and her soon-to-be husband Derek Kuhlman

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Adjunct Professor Kimberly Kendall Corral ’12, a Senior Associate Attorney with Patituce & Associates, LLC., knows what it takes to translate a CSU C|M|LAW education into a successful legal practice and advocate for criminal justice.

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