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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law student Benjamin Ballard has known for a long time that he wants to work in the automotive industry.  While law school is not a traditional career track for entering this field, Ballard has forged a unique path that has him well-positioned to attain his goal. 

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Administration Michael J. Borden has been announced as a recipient of Cleveland State University’s 2016 Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching.

Steven LaTouretteDuring her 26 years as a Legal Writing Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Karin Mika has seen stark changes in legal education.  She remembers a time when communication with students was limited to class sessions, online research databases were nearly non-existent, and word processing was considered technologically advanced. 

I rarely will write about personal matters in this Monday Morning Message, but because of something special that happened this past weekend, I want to tell a story about my parents.

“The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias; the spirit of liberty remembers that not even a sparrow falls to earth unheeded.” -Judge Learned Hand; Address at “I am an American” Day, Central Park, New York, May 21, 1944

On Friday, September 30, CSU will celebrate the its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards, which we honor some of CSU’s greatest ambassadors as part of Homecoming Weekend. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's 2016 honoree is Kenneth J Ricci '86, Principal of Directional Aviation Capital.


When a holiday falls on Monday, I’ll send my message on Tuesday morning. Since Monday was Labor Day, this message is about the new world of labor and work.