Cleveland-Marshall College of Law student Kimberly Cunningham’s mother has been challenged with a chronic illness. As Kim has helped care for her mother, she gained firsthand experience of the complexity of the appointments, medical bills and stacks of paperwork that have all been part of the medical process. Thinking as a legal student, Kim became curious the role laws play in the process.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will become one of only a few law schools in the country to offer an in-depth course on the Federalist papers when constitutional law experts Professors David Forte and Stephen Lazarus co-teach a special course on one of the United States’ most important pieces of literature this spring.
The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association (CMLAA) is hosting its signature annual continuing legal education event, “Legends of the Law,” in which local legal icons will draw upon their distinguished careers to highlight the changes in the operation of law over time and how the legal field has adapted. The all-day event will take place Friday, November 17 at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
The July 2017 Ohio Bar Exam produced 85 newly minted attorneys from Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the second highest number from any of Ohio’s nine law schools. C|M|LAW also improved its bar passage rate from last year for first-time test takers to 80%, exceeding the state average.
Earlier this week, a racist and anti-LGBTQ posting was found on Cleveland State University’s campus which urged LGBTQ students to kill themselves. These ugly and hateful postings are unacceptable and have been removed.
We all must strongly condemn the message presented in the postings. Harassment and abuse are unwelcome at Cleveland-Marshall and CSU. Threats of violence are not permitted whatsoever, and will not be tolerated. These cowardly acts undermine the mission and values of our academic community.
This kick-off event for the CMLAA Mentor Program offers an opportunity for alumni mentors to meet their 1L mentees and begin their mentoring relationship.
Sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Professional Opportunities Committee.
The rapid growth of the private space industry has increased the demand for space lawyers trained in the complex international and domestic aspects of space law and policy. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is addressing this need for lawyers trained in space law by launching the Global Space Law Center (GSLC), the first law school research center in the United States dedicated exclusively to the study of the law of outer space.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor Candice Hoke has announced her retirement from C|M|LAW after 30 years as a law professor, including the past 23 years at Cleveland-Marshall. Hoke is stepping away to concentrate on developing more robust cybersecurity and privacy practices, including improving election cybersecurity in advance of the 2018 elections.
One of the most significant employers of recent graduates are “small firms.” These firms are giving freshly minted C|M|LAW lawyers major opportunities for growth while working on cases from almost their very first day.
“Small firms” are defined by C|M|LAW’s Career Planning Office as those employing between two and 10 full-time attorneys. On average, approximately one-fifth of C|M|LAW graduates have secured their initial post-graduate, full-time, long-term employment as attorneys in small firms throughout Northeast Ohio.