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Adjunct Professor Karen Rubin ’85, Counsel at Thompson Hine LLP, has been passionate about teaching for as long as she can remember. She recalls playing school as a child and forcing her sisters to be the students so she could pretend to be a teacher. For the past eight years, Rubin has had the opportunity to teach in real life – and the opportunity to teach at her alma mater makes it all the more cherished.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students had the opportunity to explore the legal significance of one of the United States’ oldest and most significant works of legal interpretation, political theory, and astute advocacy during a new course on the Federalist Papers this spring.  The course, co-taught by constitutional law experts Professors David Forte and Stephen Lazarus, is one of only a handful of law school courses focused on the Federalist Papers throughout the U.S. 

“Thank you for organizing such a wonderful and meaningful graduation ceremony. With the risk of sounding corny, for me it was like an out-of-body experience. I could not stop smiling during the entire day, knowing that I did it, that I survived, and I definitely came out stronger than I went into it three years ago… I just needed to let you know how much I appreciate the life-changing opportunity and experience I received from CMLAW.”-Erika Molnar ’18

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou

“Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.” – Chris Diaz

“The women of my generation and my daughter's generation, they were very active in moving along the social change that would result in equal citizenship stature for men and women.” – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka “RBG”)

“I guess there are never enough books.” ―John Steinbeck

Last Monday, I asked for your recommendations for a summer reading list for our students. It has become much more than a summer reading list- it’s more like a year-long reading list!

When Jzinae Jackson spoke at her high school graduation in 2010, she told her classmates at East Cleveland's Shaw High School that she would return to their 10-year reunion as “Attorney Jackson.” Eight years later, Jackson again addressed classmates on graduation day, this time as a member of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Class of 2018, and as a talented new lawyer on the road to fulfilling her promise.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair in Law Lee Fisher has appointed Judge Ronald Adrine ’73 and Professor Emerita Susan Becker ’83 as the latest Leaders-in-Residence at the law school. Judge Adrine will serve as Jurist-in-Residence and Professor Emerita Becker as Public Interest Leader-In Residence.