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Three Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Students, Langston Bailey-Murray, Erica Sammon, and Caitlin Steiner had the opportunity during the Spring 2021 semester to present both the Cleveland City Prosecutor and the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court a proposal to establish a restorative justice diversion alternative for prosecutions in the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Advisory Board member and CyberOhio Chair Kirk Herath led a small group of experts, including Center Director Professor Brian Ray and two other Center Board members, Tim Opsitnick, and Spence Witten, in drafting Ohio’s landmark privacy bill that was announced at a July 13 press conference by Ohio Lt

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) recent international survey of academic privacy programs listed Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Certificate as one of only five such programs offered by a U.S.

Note: I have decided to give your inbox a summer break! I will resume my Monday Morning Message the week of August 23 when the Fall 2021 Semester begins. In the meantime, have a safe, healthy, and enjoyable summer. We all deserve it!


Congratulations to Lynn Kernya, a recent C|M|LAW graduate! Lynn graduated with her JD and a concentration in Labor and Employment Law. She is a recipient of the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. Although Lynn recently accepted a role with Nesco Resource in the Human Resource and Compliance department, she is open to networking with Alumni and the legal community.

Renee Stromski ’21 has a passion for serving others that she has demonstrated throughout her time in law school, both on campus and throughout the community. For her outstanding work using her legal education as a force for good that embodies the CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law slogan of “Learn Law. Live Justice.”, Renee was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Dean’s Learn Law. Live Justice Award.

Caitlin Steiner’s only goal entering law school at CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law was to do the best she could academically in order to give herself the best possible start to her legal career. The best she could do resulted in Caitlin graduating from CSU C|M|LAW as valedictorian of the Class of 2021, an honor she considers a “happy surprise.”