Terry Gilbert ’73 sees law as an instrument of social change where human rights take precedence over property and corporate interests. As a legal and social activist, Gilbert has dedicated his legal career to promoting human and political rights, as well as progressive approaches to criminal justice.
Cleveland-Marshall graduates hold judgeships in impressive numbers throughout Northeast Ohio and the entire state. C|M|LAW also has a national presence on the bench, including a sitting judge in a location that would not be expected – the northern-most city in the United States.
Linda Klein, President of the American Bar Association (ABA), will deliver the commencement address at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2017. The ceremony will take place Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Playhouse Square’s historic Ohio Theatre.
Cleveland State University students now have the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and law degrees through an accelerated 3+3 program with the University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs will co-sponsor a TedX Salon Friday, March 31 on The Resurgent City. C|M|LAW Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich and Interim Dean Lee Fisher will be among the Salon's speakers.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is celebrating its 120th Anniversary with plans for a yearlong celebration of its heritage. The 120th Anniversary campaign will include special activities and events to highlight the accomplishments of the law school and its distinguished alumni.
Judge Michael J. Ryan ’96 experienced a childhood more challenging than most could possibly imagine. Ryan overcame the numerous hardships and now uses his story, and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law education, to make a difference as a judge on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has established a regular fundraising Call Day to take place multiple times each semester and help reconnect alumni, students, staff and faculty with colleagues, classmates and others who care about the C|M|LAW community. At the first Call Day on December 15, three alumni, Kimberly K. Corral ’12, Thomas E. Green ’02 and Keith D. Weiner ’82, joined students, faculty and staff, and showed their commitment to supporting the law school.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law graduate P. Kelly Tompkins ’81 attended law school knowing that his career ambitions would likely progress away from practicing law. His inspiration for attending law school came from a semester he spend interning in Washington D.C. and the wide-array of professionals he met during that experience.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law graduate Ashley Jones ’11 has great passion for her work as a criminal defense attorney. She has always enjoyed the ability to help people in need navigate the justice system, but could never pinpoint exactly what set criminal justice apart from other areas of practice in this regard. That changed recently, when her husband helped illuminate why she is so drawn to criminal defense.