Monday Morning Message 1.22.19: Advocate for Justice

Posted 2019-01-22 9:18am

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”– Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day, and it’s worth noting that we have a long, proud history of advancing equality and social justice. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law was the first law school in Ohio to admit women and one of the first to admit minorities. It was our graduates who laid the foundation for the legal profession and who led the fight for civil rights in Ohio.

Each year, we send the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, to each of our admitted students. On the inside cover of the book is their name, the date they were admitted to C|M|LAW, and additional lines for the date they will graduate law school, and another for when they pass the bar. It is accompanied by my below personalized note.

“You hold in your hands what many believe to be the best novel ever written. To Kill a Mockingbird is the story of a crusading lawyer, Atticus Finch, and his fight for moral truth and racial justice. Today, his character continues to ignite important dialogue. This iconic story has inspired many of our students to be lawyers. It is our gift to you because of the path you have chosen and because the story of Cleveland-Marshall is also an iconic story of justice and equality….”

We believe that great lawyer-leaders must not only know and understand the law but also should advocate for justice and stand up to injustice. Hence, our mission of Learn Law. Live Justice.  See our Learn Law Live Justice Video

This Week’s Monday Moment : A Civil Rights Quiz in Honor of MLK

Please join us this Friday, January 25, 5-7pm for our Happy New Year-Back to School Reception (invitation below).

Have a great day. Have a great week.

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