Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Lee Fisher and C|M|LAW alumnus Terry Gilbert ’73 received awards at the National Civil Rights Summit, a consortium of civic, religious and professional organizations recognizing the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.
CMLAA Alumni of the Year recipient Judge Benita Y. Pearson ’95 knew she would seek a judgeship even before attending law school. A graduate of Georgetown University, she worked at BP in accounting for seven years before enrolling in law school in her hometown.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Trine University in Indiana have agreed to offer students the option of earning bachelor and law degrees in expedient fashion through a joint 3+3 Bachelor’s/Law Accelerated Degree Program. Pictured: Trine University Vice President for Academic Affairs A. Allen Hersel, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor Deborah A.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has appointed Robert Eckman, Chief Information Security Officer at MCPc, Inc., as a Technologist-in-Residence and Executive Director of the school’s Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
We are a law school that ensures that our students are practice-ready. Our excellent Civil Litigation, Transactional, and Community Advocacy Clinics connect our students with the practice of law in creative ways that allow us to use the city and the courts as our classroom.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” - Declaration of Independence
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." -Maya Angelou
Please join us for the annual C|M|Law Black Law Students Association Scholarship and Awards Banquet on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 5:30pm-10:30pm, at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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The theme for this year is "Unity in purpose, Strength in numbers," which represents our commitment to work together as minority law students to achieve the best level of success for our community.
This year we will honor Sanford Watson, Partner at Tucker Ellis LLP. Mr. Watson's dedication to increasing diversity within the legal profession and contributions to our C|M|Law community exemplies what BLSA represents. Our keynote address will be delivered by Valissa Turner Howard, First Assistant Deputy Inspector General and Chief Diversity Officer in the Cuyahoga County Agency of Inspector General. Valissa is also President of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association. In addition, we are also honoring one of our outstanding alumnus, Theophilus Hudson, for his tremendous support of our local chapter.
Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar will deliver the commencement address at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2018. The ceremony will take place Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace Theatre.
CMLAA Alumni of the Year recipient Matthew Crawford possesses critical skills for successful leadership. He is a consensus builder who encourages opinions from a variety of perspectives in decision-making.