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“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.Walt Disney

The French family has established a strong legacy during their time in Cleveland that dates back at least five generations.  A  significant part of their legacy centers around the family’s presence in the legal community and their five graduates of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (and predecessor John Marshall School of Law) spanning three generations and 70 years. 

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor and Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Co-Director Brian Ray first explored the issues of cybersecurity five years ago – practically a lifetime considering the rapid speed of the digital world.  His initial interest was in eDiscovery, and the concerns it created for civil litigation, but he quickly realized that this only scratched the surface of legal challenges developing in the electronic age. 

In addition to 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, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s moot court team had several strong finishes during Spring competition. 

“I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, you get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger………Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance, and when you get the choice to sit it out or dance….. I hope you dance.” – Lee Ann Womack, “I Hope You Dance.”

"None of us is as smart as all of us." -Ken Blanchard

“Breakthrough innovation occurs when we bring down boundaries and encourage disciplines to learn from each other” - Gyan Nagpal, author of Talent Economics

Terry Gilbert ’73 sees law as an instrument of social change where human rights take precedence over property and corporate interests. As a legal and social activist, Gilbert has dedicated his legal career to promoting human and political rights, as well as progressive approaches to criminal justice.

Cleveland-Marshall graduates hold judgeships in impressive numbers throughout Northeast Ohio and the entire state.  C|M|LAW also has a national presence on the bench, including a sitting judge in a location that would not be expected – the northern-most city in the United States.