Monday Morning Message 10.26.20 Living Justice Day

Posted 2020-10-26 10:10am

“Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the scholarship you all have so kindly decided to offer me…You all have given me the opportunity to fulfill my destiny and for that I am forever grateful !”  -1L Student

Each fall, we are excited to hold our Hall of Fame event to honor those exceptional leaders who have contributed to the past, present, and/or future success and reputation of CSU C|M|LAW. We have decided to postpone this year’s Hall of Fame event until 2021 because we don’t think it is fair to our distinguished CSU C|M|LAW Hall of Fame Honorees pictured below not to have an in-person celebration.

Since the Hall of Fame event is our only fundraising event of the year, we have decided to hold an important virtual event in its place on November 6, 2020 focused on equal, social, and racial justice scholarships and initiatives - Living Justice Day: A Day of Giving

Living Justice Day on Friday, November 6 will provide scholarship support to our students as they pursue our mission - now more critical than ever - to Learn Law. Live Justice.

We ask you to give what you can now up until 12 midnight on Friday, November 6 at this link: Living Justice Day: A Day of Giving

In conjunction with Living Justice Day, I’m pleased to announce that we have established the Living Justice Scholarship Fund. This new fund will support students with financial need, with a preference for graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and/or applicants who evidence an interest in social justice work.

We are also seeking increased funding for a number of our existing social and racial justice and public service scholarships and fellowships that provide support for law students’ studies and work experience in serving justice for all. These funds honor trailblazers such as Judge Lillian Burke ‘51 and Congressman Louis Stokes ‘53.

On November 6th, we are asking not only for your support all day but also for your participation. We will have matching gift challenges, a lunch hour CLE (Changing the Conversation on Race in the Legal Profession, 1.0 hours CLE pending. Registration available here) with a tax-deductible donation to the Living Justice Scholarship Fund, and an evening alumni panel on Social and Racial Justice in the Legal Profession.  

We have united as a community in the face of a shared crisis. Now it’s time to move forward in providing our students with opportunities to excel and change our world.

Please join us in supporting these future lawyers and leaders in social and racial justice. Living Justice Day: A Day of Giving

Our 2020/2021 Hall of Fame Honorees are pictured below. We look forward to honoring them next year.


Events this WeekI’ll be moderating these four events this week. Please join us!

Monday MomentPlease join our Black Law Students Association (BLSA) in their Push to the Polls!

Set a date and time to visit your Board of Elections in order to Early Vote this week. After casting your Early Vote, take a picture with your 2020 Sticker and email or tag BLSA on Instagram (#cmlawblsapushtothepolls).


Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay Committed to Living Justice. Vote early.

 Have a great day. Have a great week.

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My views in all my Monday Morning Messages are my personal views alone and do not reflect the views of our law school or our university.

My best,


Lee Fisher
Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 
| Cleveland State University
Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair in Law

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