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Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law has received national recognition for its innovative efforts to provide high quality and affordable legal education. It has been named one of the most affordable law schools in America in a new study by Student Loan Hero. The ranking assessed and compared the average student debt and average salary of recent graduates at law schools throughout the United States to assess the overall “value” of the legal education received. C|M|LAW ranked 31st overall and 15th for average student debt.

"Don't work for recognition, but do work worthy of recognition." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

One of the many rewarding parts of my job is receiving positive notes every week about our outstanding work. I love sharing them.

Hon. John J. Russo ’92, Administrative and Presiding Judge, Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas; Adjunct Professor, C|M|Law

Professor Deborah Geier was working as a registered nurse in labor & delivery with the maternity surgery unit at Fairview Hospital.  The work was fulfilling and she was a successful nurse, but found the work monotonous, believing at times she was performing her duties on repeat.  When it reached the point where she was hoping people with serious medical problems would come through the hospital doors, because those were the only times she was challenged, Geier realized it was time for a change.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor and Associate Dean for Administration Michael J. Borden was recently named president of the William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, a social and professional club for judges, lawyers, law professors and law students, adopted from the traditional English model that focused on legal education.

“America needs talent more than ever, but Americans aren’t yet fully grasping that college is the best way to ensure that supply of talent.” - Jamie Merisotis, America Needs Talent

Ohio’s near-term economic future is in the balance. Ohio faces a projected $1 billion deficit, and in these final days of the state legislative session, legislators must pass a balanced state budget by June 30.

“The fact of being an underdog changes people in ways that we often fail to appreciate. It opens doors and creates opportunities and enlightens and permits things that might otherwise have seemed unthinkable.” - Malcolm Gladwell

"My whole career has been one of fighting for the underdog." – Congressman Louis Stokes ‘53

Just days after celebrating their graduation, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s newest alumni return to the classroom and engage in intensive study designed to enhance their ability to pass the upcoming bar examination. Fortunately, recent graduates have already been exposed to years of groundwork readying them for the final weeks of preparation as part of a comprehensive focus on ensuring students are as prepared as possible when they take the bar exam. 

“As LeBron James stated, ‘nothing is given, everything is earned.’ And Class of 2017, we have earned this law degree.” - Tiffany Henderson ’17, President, Student Bar Association