Monday Morning Message 12.20.21 As 2021 Comes to a Close....

Posted 2021-12-20 10:27am

WATCH: Holiday Video from the Students, Faculty, and Staff of CSU Cleveland-Marshall!

Note: We are giving your e-mailbox a break for the next few weeks! The Monday Morning Message will resume on Monday, January 10, 2022, the first day of spring semester classes.

 As 2021 comes to a close, it would mean a lot to us if you would take a moment before midnight on December 31 to support the opportunity for a student to achieve their dream of making a difference in the world.  Believe in C|M|LAW. Please Give Now.

Over this past year, our students have leaned into unprecedented uncertainty with the grit and grace they have embodied for 124 years. (Next year is our 125th anniversary!)

Donations from friends like you have made succeeding and thriving in law school possible through turbulent and uncertain times. Please know that when you donate to CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, you are investing in our students and their futures.

 While we will appreciate your support of any fund at CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law that aligns with your preferences, we are focused on increasing funding to:

Learn Law Live Justice Annual Fund:

Unrestricted dollars that can be put to use immediately where the need is the greatest

Dean's Innovation Fund: 

Funding to pivot quickly to provide ahead-of-the-curve educational experiences for students

Living Justice Scholarship: 

Funding for student scholarships for minority students and those pursuing social and racial justice legal work

 Please donate by clicking hereNo gift is too small. Every dollar matters to our students who are balancing their legal education, work, and life amidst the ongoing pandemic.  

Our legal system too often fails to attain equal justice, but it also remains the most effective and powerful vehicle for achieving it. That’s why a quality legal education is the single best way to prepare a new generation of leaders to advance social justice.

Please help us continue to support our students, to transform lives, and to prepare the future leaders who will change the world.

Our mission has never been more relevant and our need for support has never been more vital.

Every day we educate and train the future guardians of justice and custodians of our democracy. It’s a sacred trust we ask you to help us keep.

Note on the CARES Act tax benefit for 2021:

During 2021, individuals who take the standard federal deduction on their income tax returns can take an additional $300 individual/$600 couple deduction for gifts made to charitable organizations. CSU C|M|LAW qualifies. We encourage you to take advantage of this tax benefit to benefit our law students.

Believe in C|M|LAW. Please Give Now.

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

Have a great day. Have a great week.

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My best,


Lee Fisher

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


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