Stephen R Lazarus

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Associate Professor

Office: LB 212

p. 216-687-2347





A.B., Williams College
LL.B., Harvard Law School


Professor Lazarus has been admitted to state and federal courts in New York, the District of Columbia, and Ohio, and has practiced with the Legal Aid Society and Williamsburg Neighborhood Legal Services in New York and with the Urban Law Institute in Washington, D.C. He was Attorney/Professor at Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C. prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1973 as one of its first clinical professors.

In addition to supervising students in clinical programs at Antioch School of Law and at Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Lazarus has taught a broad range of other subjects, introducing a rigorous regimen of classroom quizzes into all of them. He also originated law school courses in Immigration Law and in Trial Evidence, and has taught in the law school's Legal Career Opportunities Program. Professor Lazarus was the first member of the law school faculty to receive the Cleveland State University Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. He has served on the board of Housing Advocates, Inc., the Ludlow Community Association, and has chaired both the Grievance Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association as well as the Ohio Supreme Court's Commission on Professionalism. He has spoken on numerous occasions to various courts and bar groups, including the Cuyahoga County Bar Association, the Cleveland Bar Association, the Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association, the Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Ohio Ethics Commission, and the Judicial College of the Ohio Supreme Court. Professor Lazarus has also served as consultant and trainer for the Legal Services Corporation's Trial Advocacy Skills Training courses, and consultant and lecturer for the Supreme Bar Review course.

Teaching Areas:

Civil Procedure, Clinical Practice, Constitutional Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Evidence, First Amendment, Immigration and Nationality Law, Legal Process, Property, Torts


Research Areas:

Constitutional Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility


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