Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has appointed Steven W. Percy '76, former chairman and CEO of BP America Inc., as the school’s first Leader-in-Residence. The newly established Leader-in-Residence program is designed to closely connect students, staff and faculty with key community leaders who offer a breadth of knowledge in their field of expertise. Leaders-in-Residence will serve on a volunteer basis and work with faculty and staff to design a semester or year-long program customized to each leader’s expertise and the needs of students.
Assistant Director of Academic Support and Adjunct Professor Nicholas De Santis ’05 passionately ensures every Cleveland-Marshall College of Law student is given the resources and opportunity to succeed. His desire stems from personal experience, having relied on C|M|LAW’s Academic Support and Legal Career Opportunities Program (LCOP) during his time in law school to overcome learning obstacles and thrive as a student, and ultimately, in legal practice.
Members of the Cleveland-Marshall class of 2016 join the dean for an informal discussion and lunch.
"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism” -Colleen Wilcox
“The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” -William A. Ward
Every week, I receive heartfelt emails from students thanking our outstanding faculty and staff for their remarkable service and dedication to C|M|LAW. Here is a sampling.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is set to host the organization’s Midwest Regional Convention February 22-25. The Midwest Black Law Students Association (MWBLSA) has a membership of 600 law students from 52 law schools located in 13 Midwestern states. The National Black Law Students Association has over 6,000 members in more than 200 local chapters throughout the country.
Join the SBA for this fun family event. Artist at Heart will demonstrate how to do a painting and those in attendance will each paint the demonstrated picture.
Cleveland-Marshall welcomes special guest Mark Smolik - VP, General Counsel, Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer, DHL/Exel Inc.
Mark joined DHL in 2009. He leads the company’s legal, commercial contracts management, compliance, and economic development teams, which includes responsibility for supporting the company’s Williams Lea TAG operations. Mark also serves as Global Chair of the company’s Supply Chain Legal Services Practice Group.
Schedule of Events:
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.: OCP will sponsor a breakfast for students interested in business law/corporate law in LB 60. Mr. Smolik will speak to students about DHL and their new externship program. Invitation only by the Office of Career Planning.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. : Presentation to faculty and staff in the Moot Court Room.
Noon - 1:00 p.m. : Lunch with students in the Learning Commons. All students are welcome to attend.
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Louis Stokes Scholars Program, launched in the summer of 2012 by Tucker Ellis LLP Partner and then-CMBA President Carter Strang (C|M|LAW ’84), has become an important resource for Cleveland students looking to pursue a career in the legal profession. The initiative has already had an impact at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is poised to continue providing future generations of quality students.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law student Brandon Brown has nearly a decade of experience in the legal field, a breadth of experience nearly unheard of for a 22-year old 3L student who will graduate in May.