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Change at the Speed of Trust

By Interim Dean Lee Fisher

Full text of Dean Fisher's OP Ed published on 7/8/2016

When teammates trust each other and anticipate each other’s every pass and dribble, they win an NBA championship, reverse a 52-year professional sports losing streak, and help a city believe in itself again. When the public, private, and nonprofit sectors trust each other and leverage their resources, they can transform a tired downtown block into a vibrant public square in the heart of the city.


Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, will deliver a keynote address at the Republican National Convention Cybersecurity Forum co-hosted by Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace University July 19.

Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy students experienced the full spectrum of the inner workings of the music industry through class trips to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Lava Room Recording.

Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy students heard from an impressive array of guest speakers including an NFL player agent, a prominent MLB-player attorney, an in-counsel member for the Cleveland Cavaliers, a pair of college athletic director, an athlete financial advisor and a minor league baseball general manager during the 2016 academy.

Lee Fisher, former Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General of Ohio, has been appointed Interim Dean of Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law for the 2016-17 academic year. Fisher will continue to enhance the law school’s academic reputation, while building on the innovative efforts Cleveland-Marshall has recently developed to enhance career readiness for its graduates and promote greater connectivity with the Cleveland community.

The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association honored Carter E. Strang ’84 and Anthony J. Coyne ’87 as its 2016 Alumni of the Year. The two recipients were recognized Thursday, May 26 at the Association’s Annual Recognition Luncheon attended by nearly 800 alumni and friends. 

David Forte, professor of law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, has been named the Garwood Visiting Professor in Department of Politics and research fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions both at Princeton University.

Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has recognized two professors for their internationally known scholarship with named professorships. Cleveland-Marshall has appointed Professor Mark J. Sundahl as the Charles R. Emrick Jr.-Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law and Jonathan Witmer-Rich as the Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law, respectively.