Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has appointed Steven W. Percy '76, former chairman and CEO of BP America Inc., as the school’s first Leader-in-Residence. The newly established Leader-in-Residence program is designed to closely connect students, staff and faculty with key community leaders who offer a breadth of knowledge in their field of expertise. Leaders-in-Residence will serve on a volunteer basis and work with faculty and staff to design a semester or year-long program customized to each leader’s expertise and the needs of students.
Assistant Director of Academic Support and Adjunct Professor Nicholas De Santis ’05 passionately ensures every Cleveland-Marshall College of Law student is given the resources and opportunity to succeed. His desire stems from personal experience, having relied on C|M|LAW’s Academic Support and Legal Career Opportunities Program (LCOP) during his time in law school to overcome learning obstacles and thrive as a student, and ultimately, in legal practice.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is set to host the organization’s Midwest Regional Convention February 22-25. The Midwest Black Law Students Association (MWBLSA) has a membership of 600 law students from 52 law schools located in 13 Midwestern states. The National Black Law Students Association has over 6,000 members in more than 200 local chapters throughout the country.
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Louis Stokes Scholars Program, launched in the summer of 2012 by Tucker Ellis LLP Partner and then-CMBA President Carter Strang (C|M|LAW ’84), has become an important resource for Cleveland students looking to pursue a career in the legal profession. The initiative has already had an impact at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is poised to continue providing future generations of quality students.