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All law schools have distinctive qualities and characteristics. Cleveland-Marshall's are the connected learning processes that go on throughout your law school years and continue beyond those years, in addition to the faculty and staff's commitment to the details of what it takes for student success. - Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody J. Stewart ‘88


The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland recruited top students for its 2021 Summer Associate and Volunteer Program.

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 “The language of humanity and empathy needs to drown out the language of dehumanization. In this process of rehumanization, words do, in fact, matter. Words can heal. Words can re-engage people’s morality.” C|M|LAW Professor Reggie Oh

A Message from Dean Lee Fisher

This morning I want to express CSU Cleveland-Marshall’s deepest support for the Asian American community. We unequivocally condemn the surge in anti-Asian violence throughout the nation, most recently with the shootings of six Asian women in Atlanta this week. We mourn their senseless murders. I call on all of us to join together as a C|M|LAW community to stand in solidarity with our Asian students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends and stand up against anti-Asian hate and violence.

CSU C|M|LAW alumna and Hall of Fame member Marcia Fudge ’83 made history March 11 as she was sworn in as the first woman to lead the Department of Housing and Urban development in more than 40 years, the second black woman to lead the department and the first Cleveland State University alumni to serve as a cabinet secretary.

“The housing crisis isn’t isolated by geography. It is the daily reality for tens of millions of our fellow Americans - people in blue states and red states, in cities and small towns. My first priority as Secretary would be to alleviate that crisis and get people the support they need to come back from the edge.” – HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge

 “Eviction reveals people's vulnerability and desperation, as well as their ingenuity and guts.” ― Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City