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“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night….The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.” – Victor Hugo

“Come to the edge” he said. They said, “We are afraid.“ “Come to the edge,” he said. They came. He pushed them…and they flew.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

“Study while others are sleeping, decide while others are delaying, prepare while others are daydreaming, begin while others are procrastinating, work while others are wishing, persist while others are quitting”Anonymous

Every attorney has a favorite legal-based film or story.  Whether it’s a seminal classic such as To Kill a Mockingbird or 12 Angry Men, a blockbuster drama in the vein of A Few Good Men, or a comedy that looks at the lighter side of the courtroom like My Cousin Vinny, fictional characters influence and even inspire many to pursue a legal profession.  What if those same characters can also be used to teach law by examining their idealistic qualities and pragmatic faults?  That is the premise of a new Cleveland-Marshall College of Law course, Law, Literature and Film.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has appointed Howard Katz as the school’s first Legal Educator-in-Residence.   Katz is a former visiting professor at C|M|LAW, serving from 1995-98 and again from 2005-06.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 3L student Brandilyn Cook gazed at the clouds below as she traveled to an altitude of 13,000 feet.  It was the summer of 2013 and she had recently completed her undergraduate studies at Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology.  There was nothing but possibilities ahead for Cook, but at that moment it was nothing but blue sky in her sights.

Every year on my birthday (and many days in between), I have a chocolate milkshake, my favorite guilty pleasure since childhood. This year, my birthday milkshake takes on a new meaning.

Cleveland Magazine profiled new Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Lee Fisher and examined the benefits of a C|M|LAW legal education.

“ I have been a door-opener, because some Americans did not believe fundamentally in the respect of the individual as our Constitution enunciates.” – Judge Jean Murrell Capers ’45