“Pressure is a privilege - it only comes to those who earn it.” – Billie Jean King
“Nothing is given. Everything is earned.” ― LeBron James
"I run on the road long before I dance under the lights." - Muhammad Ali
This morning’s message is to our students, particularly our first-year students.
Final exams begin Thursday and continue until December 21.
My advice is to change the way you look at the pressure of final exams.
Look at the pressure as a privilege that you have earned.
You have chosen to study and work during this time of your life like most people won’t, so that you can learn law and live justice like most people can’t.
“I just wanted to reach out and say that I really enjoyed our conversation at the OSU Law Fair on Tuesday. CSU College of Law sounds like a fantastic school with an amazing alumni network.” – Prospective Student
“I am reaching out to thank you for taking the time to speak with me today at the Law Fair at Miami University. I have been encouraged to apply by many CSU|LAW alumni who speak so highly of their experiences.” – Prospective Student
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you….” Ralph Waldo Emerson
As Thanksgiving approaches this week,
I’m thankful for our talented faculty, students, and staff who come together every day to teach and learn in ways that are collaborative and spirited.
I’m thankful for our loyal alumni and former faculty, staff, and deans for building an iconic law school that is an enduring, essential piece of the fabric of our city, region, and state.
I’m thankful for our law’s school’s daily focus on our mission: To Learn Law and Live Justice.
“Thank you to everyone who put on such a wonderful event. And congratulations to all the honorees.” Hon. Sean C. Gallagher ‘89, Presiding Judge, 8th District Ohio Court of Appeals, 2022 CSU C|M|LAW Hall of Fame Honoree
"....I want to express to you how touched I am by the recognition the school is extending to me .... I will do my best to live out the responsibility that comes with such a recognition." – Sarah Flannery’02, 2022 CSU C|M|LAW Hall of Fame Honoree
“It was a FANTASTIC evening, Lee. I’m so pleased to have been there.” – Cleveland State University President Laura Bloomberg
“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.
It is all too easy to slow down in November. The days become shorter, the nights become longer.
Whether it is because of the anticipation of the coming holidays and a much-deserved break, or, more likely, from fatigue or burnout after a long semester, November is the month to persevere.
“As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.” – Maya Angelou
It’s not too late to support our signature event of the year and to join us at this Friday’s 5th Annual Hall of Fame Celebration at 5:30pm. at the Law School, 1801 Euclid Ave.
“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”
This week we are excited to debut our new film festival, All Rise: A Festival of Film and Law, co-sponsored by CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the CSU School of Film & Media Arts.
Watch this short video: Trailer: All Rise Film Festival
“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
“Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the scholarship you all have so kindly decided to offer me…You all have given me the opportunity to fulfill my destiny and for that I am forever grateful ! My son will one day be able to say that his mother was given a chance despite financial hardship, and this blessing can teach him that if you dream big enough, no obstacle will be big enough.” -recent 1L Student
“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
“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” —Mia Hamm, gold-medal soccer player
“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
This morning’s message is about the First Monday in October, and the first Friday in November.