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“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” -Cynthia Ozick, American writer

From time to time, I’ll share some of the inspiring notes that come my way recognizing the tremendous work of our students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

Professor Candice Hoke

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law graduate Jason Lorenzon ’07 has a number of seemingly unrelated interests – musical performance, immigration and aviation among them.  Despite a seeming lack of connection between those subjects, Lorenzon has been able to forge a one-of-a kind career that contains elements of all of them.

It can be challenging for Cleveland-Marshall College of Law part-time evening students to be involved with student organizations and extra-curricular activities at the law school while maintaining a full-time career.  You would never know that from looking at the resume of 4LE Tiffany Henderson, one of the most active students on campus who also works full-time as a customer support analyst in information technology with PPG Industries.

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident”. - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have." - Emile Chartier

“ We have to remember that we’re actually all on one team… We’re not Democrats first, we’re not Republicans first, we are Americans first. We’re patriots first….we all go forward with a presumption of good faith in our fellow citizens….” -President Barack Obama, November 9, 2016

 “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

C|M|LAW Graduate Gregory Clifford ’80 has a passion for mentoring future generations.  ­His enthusiasm for mentoring is felt in his profession, alma mater and by the greater Cleveland community. 

“Having someone who you can talk to and who can help you is invaluable,” explained Clifford.   “I’ve grown so much into mentoring that it is a part of me now.”

Four Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students are living justice with global impact through an internship with the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the international ad hoc tribunal set up in Cambodia to try former members of the Khmer Rouge regimes for international crimes committed when the regime was in power from 1975-79.  The C|M|LAW students currently interning with the tribunal, 2/3Ls Lena Buttkus, Tiffany McElhaney, Jeffrey Nelson and Becca Schueller, work directly with two legal officers with the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials.


“This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled, but there are moments when we can … reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah.'” – Leonard Cohen (SNL's Kate McKinnon Sings Hallelujah)