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“As much as talent counts, effort counts twice.” ― Angela Duckworth

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela 

This morning’s message is to our students, especially our first year students.

“You can't handle the truth....You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about …. you want me on that wall.” - Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson, in “A Few Good Men”

“Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“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 Announced: Free CLE credits (pending) available for four films/panels!

Finding Kendrick Johnson (1 hr pending); A Few Good Men (1 hr pending); The First Step (1 hr pending);
Dark Waters (1 hr pending).

It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. But we’ve made it. We’ve made it. All of us.”  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

“Standing in the hall of fame…..cause you burn with the brightest flame.” – “Hall of Fame,” The Script

“May I say what a great honor it is to have been invited to bepresent here today for the dedication of this new school of law in the company of such distinguished people as Governor Rhodes, and all sorts of others too numerous to mention. Finding myself in this famous law school today brings to mind those close ties which for over three centuries have linked Britain and the United States in so many different ways. Chief among these ties has been ourreverence of the law.” - Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, at the dedication of the new Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Building, October 20, 1977, 1801 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio