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Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is pleased to announce that Brent M. Buckley '82, managing partner of the law firm of Buckley King, has been appointed chair of the law school’s Board of Visitors.

In that role, Buckley will serve as a senior advisor to the dean, assisting in developing and implementing the law school’s strategic plan. Buckley previously served as the Board’s vice chair.

Pursuing your dreams is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” – Anonymous

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s moot court teams had arguably the most successful season in the program’s history in 2016-17.  C|M|LAW moot court students earned first place finishes at the Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition, the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition and the August A. Rendigs National Product Liability Moot Court Competition, and delivered strong performances at several other national competitions during the season.

"The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism." --Wole Soyinka

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” -Thomas Jefferson

Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law has received national recognition for its innovative efforts to provide high quality and affordable legal education. It has been named one of the most affordable law schools in America in a new study by Student Loan Hero. The ranking assessed and compared the average student debt and average salary of recent graduates at law schools throughout the United States to assess the overall “value” of the legal education received. C|M|LAW ranked 31st overall and 15th for average student debt.

"Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

One of the many rewarding parts of my job is receiving positive notes every week about our outstanding work. I love sharing them.

Hon. John J. Russo ’92, Administrative and Presiding Judge, Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas; Adjunct Professor, C|M|Law

Professor Deborah Geier was working as a registered nurse in labor & delivery with the maternity surgery unit at Fairview Hospital.  The work was fulfilling and she was a successful nurse, but found the work monotonous, believing at times she was performing her duties on repeat.  When it reached the point where she was hoping people with serious medical problems would come through the hospital doors, because those were the only times she was challenged, Geier realized it was time for a change.