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Recent CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law graduate Tayler Gill ’22 believes that the world desperately needs change and that everyone must fight for reform. Her passion and determination to use her legal education as a catalyst for the change she desires are among the reasons Tayler was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Dean’s Learn Law. Live Justice Award.

“When one door closes, another door opens.” – Helen Keller

"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." –Fred Rogers

“ …your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards.” – Bob Dylan

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that CSU C|M|LAW Adjunct Professor Kirk Herath has been appointed to the role of Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor, a new position created within his administration. Herath will guide Ohio’s wide-ranging cybersecurity efforts across agencies, including the Adjutant General’s Office, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, and the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Alumni of the Year recipient The Honorable Brendan Sheehan ’93, the Administrative and Presiding Judge on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, was driven to a career in law for a deeply personal reason. 

Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Alumni of the Year recipient Ann Aber’s career path to becoming one of the most prominent corporate lawyers in the area as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary of JOANN Inc. started by eliminating several career possibilities along the way. She was originally interested in the medical field in college before switching to law.

“Most people miss opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade." Tom Peters

 This morning, I want to share two inspiring stories about seizing opportunities and making improbable dreams come true.

Two days ago, the horse, Rich Strike, was not supposed to be in the Kentucky Derby, horse racing’s biggest stage. Before Friday morning, Rich Strike was not even in the field. The starting gate for the Kentucky Derby included 20 spaces, but Rich Strike wore No. 21 because the horse entered the race just 34 hours before the race start when another horse was scratched. Against 80-1 odds, Rich Strike came from behind to win the Kentucky Derby.