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The Sherwin-Williams Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Christopher M. Connor addressed the 118 members of the graduating class of 2015 at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s commencement ceremony held at the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center.

Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio have partnered to offer a 3+3 Joint Bachelor’s/Law Accelerated Degree Program, the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio.  

By enrolling in this program, students will have the opportunity to complete both bachelor’s and law degrees in just six years instead of the traditional seven years necessary to complete four years of undergraduate studies and three years of law school. 

The Sherwin-Williams Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Christopher M. Connor will deliver the commencement address at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2015.  The ceremony will take place Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cleveland State University Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will co-present the final installment of Cleveland State University's 50th anniversary Presidential Forums on "Reflections on 50 Years of African-American Mayoral Leadership in the U.S.,"  Monday, April 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Glasscock Family Ballroom.   The forum will feature a conversation with the Honorable Louis Stokes '53, former Congressman, and a distinguished panel of mayors including Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson '83.  View a live video stream and achieve of the event.

“The percent of average voters who support something has no effect on that policy being enacted.”

That startling realization from legal activist Lawrence Lessig highlighted a spirited dialogue on money in politics at a Cleveland-Marshall College of Law public CLE event, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Association hosted its fifth annual symposium, Friday, April 10.  The symposium covered a wide range of sports and entertainment topics over three panels, “Owning and Operating a Sports Venue,” “From Development to Production, How to Make a Film,” and “Protecting and Monetizing the Publicity Rights of Athletes and Entertainers.”      

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host legal activist Lawrence Lessig Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in the school’s Moot Court Room. Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, will focus the one-hour lecture on “How Money (in politics) Matters.”

Lessig's talk concludes a week of related events including the Cleveland State Law Review's symposium immediately prior to Lessig's address and the Cleveland-Marshall Law Library’s screening of "Pay 2 Play," a political documentary on campaign financing featuring a cast of over 25 legal, political and media experts including  Lessig, on Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Black Law Students Association received first place among 52 chapters at the 2014-15 Midwest BLSA Challenge.  The competition is community service-based with BLSA chapters judged on quality of their programming and their impact on the community.