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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will co-present the final installment of Cleveland State University's 50th anniversary Presidential Forums on "Reflections on 50 Years of African-American Mayoral Leadership in the U.S.,"  Monday, April 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Glasscock Family Ballroom.   The forum will feature a conversation with the Honorable Louis Stokes '53, former Congressman, and a distinguished panel of mayors including Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson '83.  View a live video stream and achieve of the event.

“The percent of average voters who support something has no effect on that policy being enacted.”

That startling realization from legal activist Lawrence Lessig highlighted a spirited dialogue on money in politics at a Cleveland-Marshall College of Law public CLE event, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Association hosted its fifth annual symposium, Friday, April 10.  The symposium covered a wide range of sports and entertainment topics over three panels, “Owning and Operating a Sports Venue,” “From Development to Production, How to Make a Film,” and “Protecting and Monetizing the Publicity Rights of Athletes and Entertainers.”      

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host legal activist Lawrence Lessig Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in the school’s Moot Court Room. Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, will focus the one-hour lecture on “How Money (in politics) Matters.”

Lessig's talk concludes a week of related events including the Cleveland State Law Review's symposium immediately prior to Lessig's address and the Cleveland-Marshall Law Library’s screening of "Pay 2 Play," a political documentary on campaign financing featuring a cast of over 25 legal, political and media experts including  Lessig, on Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Black Law Students Association received first place among 52 chapters at the 2014-15 Midwest BLSA Challenge.  The competition is community service-based with BLSA chapters judged on quality of their programming and their impact on the community.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Journal of Law and Health hosted its 2015 symposium focused on “The Social, Ethical, and Legal Consequences of Sports-Related Brain Injuries.”  Co-sponsored by the Center for Health Law & Policy and Health Law Society, the symposium featured the perspectives of medical, equipment and legal experts, as well as current National Football League player Josh Cribbs. 

Cleveland-Marshall's Solo Practice Incubator serves as a model for assisting entrepreneurial law graduates, detailed in this Crain's Cleveland article.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Black Law Students Association moot court team members DeAngelo LaVette and Chris McNeal Sr. placed third at the Midwest regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition in Indianapolis, Ind. February 20-21. With the third place finish, the Cleveland-Marshall team advances to the 39th National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition held March 11-15 in Portland, Ore.