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"Be ethical even when you think no one is looking; your word is truly all you have. Good opinion once lost can be difficult to regain. Maintain an unimpeachable reputation for honesty and integrity....Be professional. Law school is not undergraduate college where sins may be easily forgotten. You’ll be known for what you do, not who you say you are. " -U.S. District Judge Benita Y. Pearson '95, Northern District of Ohio, August 2021 Orientation Closing Speaker

Last week marked our return to the law building after nearly eighteen months of remote instruction. In addition to welcoming our returning students back to the building, we welcomed our first-year class for their first full week of classes.

Three Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Students, Langston Bailey-Murray, Erica Sammon, and Caitlin Steiner had the opportunity during the Spring 2021 semester to present both the Cleveland City Prosecutor and the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court a proposal to establish a restorative justice diversion alternative for prosecutions in the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Advisory Board member and CyberOhio Chair Kirk Herath led a small group of experts, including Center Director Professor Brian Ray and two other Center Board members, Tim Opsitnick, and Spence Witten, in drafting Ohio’s landmark privacy bill that was announced at a July 13 press conference by Ohio Lt

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is pleased to announce that it has entered into a 3+3 partnership with Baldwin Wallace University. This latest 3+3 agreement is particularly satisfying, as C|M Law can trace the origin of one of its predecessor law schools to Baldwin Wallace.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) recent international survey of academic privacy programs listed Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Certificate as one of only five such programs offered by a U.S. law school. The information is presented in IAPP’s inaugural issue of “Privacy and Data Protection in Academia, A Global Guide to Curricula

This recognition comes on the heels of the IAPP's announcement that CSU Cleveland-Marshall was selected as one of 33 academic institutions across the world participating in the Westin Privacy Scholar Award Program.

Note: I have decided to give your inbox a summer break! I will resume my Monday Morning Message the week of August 23 when the Fall 2021 Semester begins. In the meantime, have a safe, healthy, and enjoyable summer. We all deserve it!


Congratulations to Lynn Kernya, a recent C|M|LAW graduate! Lynn graduated with her JD and a concentration in Labor and Employment Law. She is a recipient of the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. Although Lynn recently accepted a role with Nesco Resource in the Human Resource and Compliance department, she is open to networking with Alumni and the legal community.