Linda A. Klein, president of the American Bar Association, addressed the 131 members of the graduating Class of 2017 at Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s commencement ceremony held at the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square.
“Defend The Land” – Cleveland Cavaliers Playoff Slogan
“Regardless of the path we choose, it is important for us to give back. We are agents of change and we must ‘defend the land’ for everyone.”–Elissa Schooler, Class of 2017
The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Degree offers professionals across many industries the opportunity to learn and apply legal knowledge within their own field without practicing law. Discover how the program could help you advance in your career during the MLS Information Session Thursday, June 8, 5:30 – 7 PM at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
A degree rapidly growing in national prominence and value, the MLS can be beneficial for anyone whose current or future position requires them to interact with counsel, protect ideas and organizational assets, assess the need for regulation and work efficiently with changing legislation, along with anyone who wants to gain legal knowledge and the ability to “think like a lawyer” without practicing law or sitting for the bar. Tracks such as corporate compliance, health care law and compliance, cybersecurity, and criminal justice help students tailor the degree to their own professions. Read more on the MLS page.
Probation Officer, City of Cleveland
Vice Chair, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Board of Commissioners
C|M|LAW Master of Legal Studies Student
“History gives answers only to those who know how to ask questions.” - unknown
As part of our year-long 120th Anniversary celebration, we unveiled our first-ever C|M|Law Trivia Game at our First Annual C|M|Law Legacy Celebration a few weeks ago.
Chris Harrington '12, his dad, and several close friends watched the waning moments of the most improbable NBA Finals in League history from his downtown Cleveland apartment. With two minutes left to play in Game 7 and the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors tied at 89, Harrington, a self-professed diehard Cleveland sports fan, was anxious. The Cavs weren’t just his hometown team anymore. He had recently joined the organization as in-house counsel, a dream job helped made possible by a C|M|LAW professor and mentor who saw great potential in him at the Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy.
“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” - Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird.
It was the day I decided to learn law and live justice. It was a warm spring day. May 4, 1970. I was a freshman at Oberlin College. A few days earlier, President Richard Nixon had expanded the Vietnam War by invading Cambodia. Anti-war college protests erupted throughout the country.
The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association will hold it's Annual Meeting with Installation of Officers and Board of Trustees. Reception to follow in the Atrium.
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association presents a 1-hour FREE CLE, which is open to everyone.
Lee Fisher has been appointed dean of Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Fisher has served as interim dean of the College since June 2016. Fisher will continue to enhance the law school’s academic reputation, while building on the innovative efforts Cleveland-Marshall has recently developed to enhance career readiness for its graduates and promote greater connectivity with the Cleveland community.
Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will recognize Linda Klein, president of the American Bar Association, Steven Percy ’79, former chairman/CEO of BP America and Richard Pogue, former managing partner of Jones Day, with honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from CSU during the law school’s 2017 graduation ceremony.