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"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good.” - Nina Simone, 'Feeling Good'

Congratulations to our 2021 graduates who were sworn in as new attorneys last week. For them, it’s a new dawn, a new day, a new chapter.

Non-traditional students, a group that includes part-time students working through school, "second-career" students, older students, parenting students and first-generation law students, face all the same obligations of traditional law students as well as additional sets of burdens and challenges that come with the responsibilities of life outside of law school.

Professor Karin Mika, Senior Legal Writing Professor, has been awarded the 2022 AALS Section Award by the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. This prestigious award recognizes professors who have made significant lifetime contributions to the field of legal research and writing.

The Awards Committee noted the following about Professor Mika’s exceptional career achievements:

Professor Brian Ray will lead a research project to design and pilot a training program and student clinic to conduct data privacy and equity impact assessments for surveillance technologies that was recently selected for a $90,000 grant by the New America Foundation. Ray is partnering on the project with Drs.

“As much as talent counts, effort counts twice.” ― Angela Duckworth  

“ Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” -Samuel Johnson

“Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” - Louis Pasteur

Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the scholarship you have so kindly decided to offer me…You have given me the opportunity to fulfill my destiny.” -1L Student

For a number of our students, a scholarship makes the difference between getting a legal education or sacrificing their dream.

That’s why I’m asking you this week to make a donation. Why this week?

A leader is a person who is engages with others in order to work toward a common goal or for the greater good. That is an accurate description of the selfless post-conviction and criminal defense work of Kimberly Kendall Corral '12, who is being recognized by CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law with our 2021 Leader on the Rise Award.

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” - Thomas Edison

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” -Margaret Heffernan

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