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“As we talked about, I am the first person in my family to graduate from college. So I have not had anyone who could really help me with my law school decision. Your encouragement and insights came just at the right time. I hope to “pay it forward” some day when I am a lawyer by mentoring a future law student!” – Admitted Student for Fall 2021 First Year Class

“I just wanted to reach out to you to thank you for the book and lovely letter I received in the mail today….with To Kill a Mockingbird being one of my favorites, I know exactly what I will be reading next….I knew that I wanted to become an attorney and help become a voice for those who need it most. I just want to say how excited I am to be a part of the Cleveland Marshall Law family and I wake up each morning, thrilled, that I am a day closer to continuing my education at this beautiful institution.” - Admitted Student for Fall 2021 First Year Class

Working with clients remotely this fall due to pandemic protocols, CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Civil Litigation Clinic students have faced a set unforeseen obstacles. Undeterred, the students have worked diligently to still provide successful representation in Unemployment Compensation disputes at a time of great need. 

Thank you so much for the calls and concerns-it is greatly appreciated. I am so lucky to call Cleveland Marshall College of Law my law school." – 2L student recovered from COVID-19

 oday is Giving Day, an annual online fundraising event where the eight colleges across the Cleveland State University campus compete to raise the most dollars from as many donors as possible before midnight. Giving Day is about asking you to invest in our mission.

But before you invest, you have a right to know whether we are fulfilling our mission.

While there are many measures of our success, none is more important than what our students say - in their own words - about our faculty and about what they are learning.

Three bricklayers are asked: “What are you doing?” The first says, “I am laying bricks.” The second says, “I am building a church.” And the third says, “I am building the house of God.” The first bricklayer has a job. The second has a career. The third has a calling.” ― Angela Duckworth 

Employers often tell us that what distinguishes our graduates from other law schools’ graduates is grit and perseverance. It’s the difference between approaching your next chapter as a job, a career, or a calling.

This morning, I’m asking for your help to launch our 2020 graduates into successful careers and to help them find their calling. Finding the right position, especially in today's market, requires a well-developed network of supporters and the interpersonal skills to engage that network. At C|M|LAW, we know that the power of our alumni and supporter network impacts employment outcomes.

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law alumna and Assistant United States Attorney Margaret Sweeney ’10 recalls being taught the benefits of attending law school at a young age. There was always an expectation that she would attend law school, Sweeney recalls from her office, where a Jello-stained bib from her infancy hangs on the wall that reads, “Future Lawyer.”

“The rising tide lifts all boats.” - President John F. Kennedy

Governor DeWineCSU President Harlan Sands, and other Cleveland area leaders recently announced an exciting partnership linking and leveraging Cleveland’s distinctive health care, research, and higher education assets. This new hub of innovation and opportunity has the potential to be a rising tide that lifts all boats.

“The study of English literature, especially lyric poetry, is the best preparation for the law… That training helped me later, when trying to decipher law statutes.” – U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place in which to live.” – President John F. Kennedy

“If we’re to live up to our own timeThen victory won’t lie in the blade
But in all the bridges we’ve made / That is the promised glade
The hill we climb /If only we dare”
-Amanda Gorman

Our class of 2020 graduates are actively engaged in the permanent job search and you can help! To connect with any of our talented class of 2020 graduates, please contact Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, Sarah Beznoska, at s.beznoskanull@csuohio.nulledu .