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Arcola Whatley has joined the CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law faculty as Director of the school’s new Pardon, Clemency, and Expungement Clinic, launched earlier this year.

The welcome gift of To Kill a Mockingbird was a wonderful surprise. The personalized bonus of my name and admitted date with space to add additional milestone dates, truly makes this a special keepsake. ” - Admitted Student

 “Thank you for the book and lovely letter. Because of Atticus Finch, at a young age I knew that I wanted to become an attorney and help become a voice for those who need it most.” – Admitted Student

“Nurturing yourself is not selfish – it’s essential to your survival and your well-being.” - Renee Peterson Trudeau

“As a law school, we care about your happiness, mental health, and well-being and we are committed to helping you find balance and wellness. You are not alone.” – Sarah Beznoska, Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 4LE Michael Watkins’ interest in the law dates back to high school when he attended Shaw High School in East Cleveland, Ohio, and took part in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) 3Rs Program.

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Last week I asked you to take a moment and make a donation of any amount on Giving Day. This morning, I want to take a moment to say thank you to those of you who responded.

And to those of you who didn’t have a chance to give on Giving Day, it’s not late! (see below for why).

CSU C|M|LAW Professor Milena Sterio, along with Case Western Reserve University School of Law Co-Dean Michael Scharf, presented an amicus brief February 14, 2022 before the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The amicus brief deals with the application of the insanity defense in the case of The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen. Professor Sterio and Dean Scharf were the lead authors of the amicus brief, which was submitted to the ICC on behalf of a small group of academics organized by the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), a prominent non-governmental organization.

The defendant in the case, 45-year-old Dominic Ongwen, had been kidnapped by Joseph Koney’s Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda as an eight year old and forced to become a child soldier. Over the years, Ongwen rose through the ranks to become one of the top commanders in the insurgent group at the time of his surrender to the ICC.

In documentaries, there’s a truth that unfolds unnaturally, and you get to chronicle it. In narratives, you have to create the situations so that the truth will come out.” -Ava DuVernay