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Monday Morning Message 12.11.2017

“Well, tests ain’t fair. Those that study have an unfair advantage.” – Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April

“It’s not that I’m that smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

Final exams began last week and continue until December 22. We provide coffee and food in the Dean’s office every day during exams, but I also want to offer a little advice…


Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Did the C|M|LAW leaders listed below know while they were students or professors at C|M|LAW that someday they would make history by being first? No, but they were willing to take the first step toward their dreams.

“People who end up being ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love.” – Condoleezza Rice

We are a law school that opens doors, shatters ceilings, and charts new paths.

We are a law school that not only makes great lawyers; we make great leaders.

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” -Rudyard Kipling

“Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.” -Harvard Professor Howard Gardner

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law student Kimberly Cunningham’s mother has been challenged with a chronic illness.  As Kim has helped care for her mother, she gained firsthand experience of the complexity of the appointments, medical bills and stacks of paperwork that have all been part of the medical process.  Thinking as a legal student, Kim became curious the role laws play in the process.

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” – Robert Frost

“First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.” - Epictetus

What is the single most important skill for a lawyer and a leader? I believe it is effective, persuasive written and oral communication.

The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association (CMLAA) is hosting its signature annual continuing legal education event, “Legends of the Law,” in which local legal icons will draw upon their distinguished careers to highlight the changes in the operation of law over time and how the legal field has adapted.  The all-day event will take place Friday, November 17 at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. 

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