“I don't know that there are any shortcuts to doing a good job.” – Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” - First Lady Rosalynn Carter
The Clinic will fill a critical need in Cuyahoga County, where there is no local wrongful conviction program.
Cleveland State University College of Law recently launched the CSU|LAW Terry Gilbert Wrongful Conviction Clinic. As part of the law school’s Criminal Justice Center, the new Clinic will provide legal assistance to incarcerated individuals convicted of a felony in Ohio with claims of actual innocence or manifest injustice.
Terry Gilbert, a 1973 CSU|LAW graduate and a member of the law school’s Hall of Fame, after whom the clinic is named, has dedicated his legal career to promoting justice and civil rights.
“Thank you for the opportunity to serve as Chair of the Board of Visitors. Today was full of reminders of the impact that CSU’s law school has on changing lives, opening doors and empowering great talent. You have put together a great team.” – Sarah Flannery ‘02, Chair, CSU|LAW Board of Visitors
“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats
Not a week goes by when I don’t receive a positive message about the extraordinary teaching of our faculty and extraordinary student support provided by our staff. As the fall semester comes to an end, I’m pleased to share some of those emails I’ve received this past year.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you….” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
As Thanksgiving approaches this week,
I’m thankful for:
An extraordinary amount of recent Cleveland State University College of Law graduates are serving our country as Judge Advocates in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps) of several branches of the United States Military.
Cleveland State University College of Law 2L student, Captain William Olmstead, Ohio Army National Guard, who served for a decade as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army with multiple overseas deployments to the Middle East, was named CSU’s 2023 Student Veteran of the Year.
William was recognized at the CSU’s Veterans Day Appreciation Ceremony and the City of Cleveland Veterans Day Parade + Ceremony. He was nominated for the award by CSU|LAW Dean Lee Fisher Associate Dean Carolyn Broering-Jacobs, and Professor Doron Kalir, among others.
"Team CSU Law - congratulations on a wonderful night! ....The energy in the room was tremendous. I saw a couple who came to support an inductee and by the end of the night they said to me ‘what a great night. After tonight, if any of our kids said they wanted to go to law school, we would be excited.’ ” - Sarah Flannery '02
“As much as talent counts, effort counts twice.” ― Angela Duckworth
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela
This morning’s message is to our students, especially our first year students.
It is all too easy to slow down in November. The days become shorter, the nights become longer.
Whether it is because of the anticipation of the coming holidays and a much-deserved break, or, more likely, from fatigue or burnout after a long semester, November is the month to persevere.