"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good.” - Nina Simone, 'Feeling Good'
Congratulations to our 2021 graduates who were sworn in as new attorneys last week. For them, it’s a new dawn, a new day, a new chapter.
Non-traditional students, a group that includes part-time students working through school, "second-career" students, older students, parenting students and first-generation law students, face all the same obligations of traditional law students as well as additional sets of burdens and challenges that come with the responsibilities of life outside of law school.
Professor Karin Mika, Senior Legal Writing Professor, has been awarded the 2022 AALS Section Award by the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. This prestigious award recognizes professors who have made significant lifetime contributions to the field of legal research and writing.
The Awards Committee noted the following about Professor Mika’s exceptional career achievements:
Professor Brian Ray will lead a research project to design and pilot a training program and student clinic to conduct data privacy and equity impact assessments for surveillance technologies that was recently selected for a $90,000 grant by the New America Foundation. Ray is partnering on the project with Drs.
“As much as talent counts, effort counts twice.” ― Angela Duckworth
“ Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” -Samuel Johnson
“Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” - Louis Pasteur
“Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the scholarship you have so kindly decided to offer me…You have given me the opportunity to fulfill my destiny.” -1L Student
For a number of our students, a scholarship makes the difference between getting a legal education or sacrificing their dream.
That’s why I’m asking you this week to make a donation. Why this week?
A leader is a person who is engages with others in order to work toward a common goal or for the greater good. That is an accurate description of the selfless post-conviction and criminal defense work of Kimberly Kendall Corral '12, who is being recognized by CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law with our 2021 Leader on the Rise Award.
“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” - Thomas Edison
“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” -Margaret Heffernan
Last Friday in October
In recognition of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is delighted to have alum Gary Norman (’00) speak on his experience as a lawyer with a disability and challenges that one may encounter. As the legal profession still has a significant underrepresentation of lawyers with disabilities, Mr. Norman has achieved extraordinary success in the legal profession and is a model for the importance of inclusion of people with disabilities in our legal system. It is the hope by sharing his personal experiences, Mr. Norman will help law students with disabilities recognize their value in this field as well as encourage non-disabled students to realize the importance of supporting their fellow colleagues with disabilities as allies which comes by education and awareness. It is further hoped that all members of the law school community will support and encourage members of the community with disabilities in the law school community for the value their gifts, talents, and presence add to diversity within the law school and to the greater society.
“Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.” ― George Bernard Shaw
“Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the scholarship you all have so kindly decided to offer me…You all have given me the opportunity to fulfill my destiny and for that I am forever grateful ! My son will one day be able to say that his mother was given a chance despite financial hardship, and this blessing can teach him that if you dream big enough, no obstacle will be big enough.” -recent 1L Student