The C|M|LAW Alumni Association supports, serves, and promotes the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, its alumni, students, faculty, and staff by offering quality educational and professional programs and opportunities designed to enhance the reputation and foster pride and involvement in the Cleveland-Marshall community.
The C|M|LAW Alumni Association is a vital and enthusiastic partner of the College of Law. The Association's Trustees and members make substantial contributions to the academic and social life of the law school. On behalf of our students, C|M|LAW Alumni Association sponsors a mentoring program  that matches first-year law students with mentor-lawyers, provides student scholarships, and supports alumni/ae reunions  locally and across the country. On behalf of the law school and its 10,000 living graduates, C|M|LAW Alumni Association sponsors a series of Continuing Legal Education  programs throughout the year, participates fully in fund-raising events, and each year honors outstanding graduates at its Annual Recognition Luncheon .
The benefits of membership  in the Association begin with CLE discounts, which at $10 off per live program and $15 - $25 off per online program, provide the opportunity to receive all the necessary credits for the two-year attorney reporting period, a $100 plus benefit which completely covers the cost of membership. We offer a variety of other incentives, such as a 60 - 80% discount on the initiation fee at The Club at Key Center (a great networking spot), $100 in coupons at the CSU rec center and a waiver of its initiation fee, discounts at various companies including the CSU Barnes & Noble book store, Hertz, Avis, National, Alamo and Jos. A. Banks, and numerous other benefits.
The Law Alumni Association has always been a resource for employment and we work in conjunction with the C|M|LAW Career Planning office. We receive hundreds of calls from alumni looking for capable attorneys to join them in practice as well as from students and alumni who are searching for employment. We confer with our career planning office and then offer the most helpful connections possible. We also aid students with out of town job placement by enlisting an entire network of our alumni throughout the country in their employment search.
Our new grads receive a free one-year membership which we issue with a congratulatory welcome letter upon graduation. In addition, we offer a reduced membership rate to our most recent graduates. We provide ten $1,000 scholarships each year to deserving students, funded by our Life Membership  dues.
We have a number of active committees  whose valuable work and input are a source of strength for the College of Law. For the past 22 years, our Professional Opportunities C ommittee  has sponsored an incredibly successful mentor program, matching over 2,500 students with practitioners throughout the area. It is a fabulous program that provides valuable advice and encouragement and offers many networking opportunities for both students and alumni. Our Annual Recognition Luncheon Committee works tirelessly throughout the year to insure a successful Annual Recognition Luncheon, an impressive event that is consistently the largest gathering of attorneys in the state of Ohio and another effective networking tool. Our Minority Outreach Committee  addresses the concerns of our alumni and student minority community and implements programs to address those concerns. Our Faculty Relations Committee  is designed to maximize the relationship between the College of Law and our alumni, and this year received a very favorable response to the involvement of our alumni practitioners in the classroom. And last, but certainly not least, is our Student Relations Committee , which offers instructional programs and social events for the students, and of course, another opportunity to network.
The Law Alumni Association is a fraternal organization that exists solely for the benefit of the alumni, students, faculty and staff of the College of Law. We are an independent 501(c)(3) organization and all of the programs we offer are fully funded and provided for by the Association and its members.