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“Nothing is given. Everything is earned.” ― LeBron James

“Pressure is a privilege - it only comes to those who earn it.” – Billie Jean King

“As much as talent counts, effort counts twice.” ― Angela Duckworth  

Today is the first day of final exams and they continue through May 13.

If our students are looking for inspiration, they need look no further than last Friday’s results from the February 2022 Ohio Bar Exam.

I’m proud to share that CSU Cleveland-Marshall achieved an 80% pass rate for first-time bar exam takers, which placed us FIRST of Ohio’s 9 law schools in first-time bar passage rate.

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor Doron Kalir has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Dean Wilson G. Stapleton Award for Faculty Excellence. He will receive his award at the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Annual Luncheon on May 26.

“ Lifting as we climb, onward and upward we go, struggling and striving….. we look forward to a future large with promise and hope. Seeking no favors because of our color, nor patronage because of our needs, we knock at the bar of justice, asking an equal chance." - Mary Church Terrell, suffragist and civil rights activist; author, A Colored Woman in a White World, 1940

 Every week I witness the impressive accomplishments of our students not only in the classroom but also outside the classroom through participation in our diverse, outstanding C|M|Law student organizations, publications, and events.

It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. But we’ve made it. We’ve made it. All of us.” Justice Designate Ketanji Brown Jackson

“ I’m crying happy tears because for the first time, I can look at the highest court in the country — a country I would give my life for — and see a face that looks like mine.” – 2L Stephanie Goggans, A Face That Looks Like Mine, New York Times, April 7, 2022

"She deserves this, she's worked for this, and it re-enforces this concept that if you work hard and you commit and you endure… you can rise." - 2L Stephanie Goggans, TV 3 WKYC, Cleveland Law Students See Ketanji Brown Jackson Opening Doors For Future

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection has provided educational and training opportunities and developed cutting-edge research on cybersecurity and privacy issues since it was founded in 2016. Now in its sixth year, the Center has established itself as a leader in the cybersecurity sector with a number of recent CSU C|M|LAW graduates now working at the intersection of law and cybersecurity.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

“I chose Cleveland-Marshall because I felt the support and dedication to students even before I walked into the building...” – Courtney Parson ‘22

 “We study together, laugh together, and lift each other up…” -MaKenna Daus- ‘22 

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

No voice is too soft when that voice speaks for others.”- Janna Cachola

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