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Teddy Norris is a federal prisoner. In 2016 he filed, and won, a motion to vacate his sentence under Section 2255. Last year, representing himself, he wanted to file again. Believing that his subsequent motion was “second or successive,” he filed it first with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking permission to do so.

The Court appointed the Appellate Practice Clinic to answer the question of whether this subsequent motion was, indeed, “second or successive.” The Clinic argued it was not. 

“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” – Simon Sinek

At CSU|LAW, we have built the most reliable legal talent pipeline in Northeast Ohio for recruiting and educating students with a deep understanding of law, leadership, innovation, and emerging issues for our city, region, and nation. 

“In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at halftime.” – Andy Andrews

“A comeback is a setback that did its homework, learned the lesson, and then moved forward.” - Eleanor Brown

Khalida Sims Jackson recently joined the Cleveland State University College of Law faculty as Director of the law school’s Pardon, Clemency & Reentry Clinic.

 Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost

To paraphrase Yeats and Frost, law school isn't about filling a pail. It's about lighting a fire and awakening our students to new ways of thinking and new opportunities.

“I’m just trying to go home….Mom, Mom, Mom!” –Tyre Nicols 

Callista Puchmeyer, a 2007 Cleveland State University College of Law graduate loves her colleagues, staff and clients and jokes they are “out of this world!” In Callista’s position as Chief Counsel of NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, being out of this world can take on a whole different meaning.