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Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost

Not a week goes by without my receiving positive emails and notes from students, alumni, and community leaders about our outstanding Cleveland-Marshall faculty and staff. I enjoy sharing some of them from time to time.

We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students Lauren Holler and Melissa Bilancini participated in the process of revising Ohio’s Criminal Rules through a Pop-Up Practicum developed by C|M|LAW Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich.

Each January I choose 12 quotes, one for each month of the year, to serve as my guideposts for the coming year. Last year’s quotes can be found here: January 9, 2017 MMM

So here’s some wisdom to live by in 2018.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law lost a valued community member when Elisabeth Dreyfuss '78 passed away on December 17 at the age of 82.  After graduating from law school, Elisabeth spent 16 years at C|M|LAW as Assistant Dean for Community Education in the Law and Director of the Street Law Program

One of C|M|LAW’s most loyal and devoted alumna, Marilyn Tobocman ’83, passed away on January 3, 2018 at the age of 83.  She was a member of the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association Board of Trustees and also served as a mentor for Cleveland-Marshall law students, a Fair Housing Law Clinic instructor and adjunct faculty member.

@CSUresearch, the official research magazine of Cleveland State University, highlighted the research of four C|M|LAW Professors Pamela A. Daiker-Middaugh, Joseph Mead, Brian Ray and Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, in its Fall 2017 Volume. 

The magazine provides an overview of the outstanding scholarship being conducted by faculty and students on campus as well as the efforts CSU has taken to transfer technology, innovation and knowledge to the marketplace and the broader community.

Professor David Forte is this December's CSU Featured Researcher. In the feature video, Forte explains his research on Constitutional, Islamic & Natural Law.