The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland recruited top students for its 2021 Summer Associate and Volunteer Program.
The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Law position to teach in one or more of the following areas health law, critical race theory, and cybersecurity and data privacy for the 2021-2022 academic year starting on August 16, 2021. Duties will include teaching, scholarly research and writing, working with the Center for Health Law and Policy or Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, and ordinary committee service.
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The language of humanity and empathy needs to drown out the language of dehumanization. In this process of rehumanization, words do, in fact, matter. Words can heal. Words can re-engage people’s morality.” C|M|LAW Professor Reggie Oh
A Message from Dean Lee Fisher
This morning I want to express CSU Cleveland-Marshall’s deepest support for the Asian American community. We unequivocally condemn the surge in anti-Asian violence throughout the nation, most recently with the shootings of six Asian women in Atlanta this week. We mourn their senseless murders. I call on all of us to join together as a C|M|LAW community to stand in solidarity with our Asian students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends and stand up against anti-Asian hate and violence.
CSU C|M|LAW alumna and Hall of Fame member Marcia Fudge ’83 made history March 11 as she was sworn in as the first woman to lead the Department of Housing and Urban development in more than 40 years, the second black woman to lead the department and the first Cleveland State University alumni to serve as a cabinet secretary.
CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Team topped teams from law schools throughout the country to win the National Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition. The CSU C|M|LAW team featured 3L students Alexis Bovell, Anita Davenport and Vanessa Gomez, coached by CSU C|M|LAW alumni Theo Hudson '12, and Emily Stolfer '17.
Race & Law: The Capitol Insurrection v. Black Lives Matter Protests
Our goal is to facilitate a high level panel discussion about the stark difference in the treatment of Black Lives Matter protests throughout the summer of 2020, and the capitol riots of January 6th, 2021. Our panelists will discuss and unpack how during many BLM protests there was a heavy police presence, while during the capitol riots there was a tremendous lack of police and also actual active duty law enforcement that participated in the riots. Also, our panelists will discuss the differences between peaceful lawful assembly, looting, and rioting, and how the media has influenced how peaceful demonstrations have been misconstrued at times.
AYESHA BELL HARDAWAY
Assistant Professor of Law & Director, Social Justice Law Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Hardaway is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Director of the Criminal Clinic in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. As a member of the faculty, Hardaway has taught as a clinician in the areas of health law, civil litigation and criminal justice. Her research and scholarship interests include the intersection of race and the law, constitutional law, criminal law, policing and civil litigation.
CHRISTOPHER MCNEAL '16
Managing Partner, McNeal Legal Services, LLC
Christopher McNeal, Esq., founded McNeal Legal Services, LLC to provide competent, comprehensive legal services,and zealous legal advocacy. Located in Bedford Heights, Ohio, MLS is a full-service law firm, providing vigorous criminal defense representation, civil rights advocacy, family, and business legal services. McNeal served honorably in the United States Army as an Intelligence Analyst, and has trained hundreds of soldiers as a Department of Defense Contractor. McNeal is an active member of Black Lives Matter Cleveland, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association.
Professor of Law, CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Reginald Oh brings years of teaching experience and a lengthy roster of publications and presentations in this country and abroad. Professor Oh is a prolific scholar whose work is most often a careful examination of distributive justice, including the ways in which justice succeeds or fails when gender and race are involved. At Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Oh teaches Civil Procedure, a Constitutional Law Seminar on the Fourteenth Amendment, and a seminar on Legal Issues in Education. Professor Oh is also a widely sought and widely traveled lecturer; in a two-year span he spoke at more than 30 national and international conferences.
Racial Justice Community Conversations Film Series presents:
King in the Wilderness
Friday, April 23
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Together, we will view the critically acclaimed documentary, King in the Wilderness, with a panel discussion, led by Chuka Anyafo , 2L, and including fellow students panelists, about the documentary's value and the message that resonates today. King in the Wilderness chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.
“The housing crisis isn’t isolated by geography. It is the daily reality for tens of millions of our fellow Americans - people in blue states and red states, in cities and small towns. My first priority as Secretary would be to alleviate that crisis and get people the support they need to come back from the edge.” – HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge
Please join us for the CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Black Law Students Association's annual banquet, which will be held virtually this year. The banquet celebrates the success of BLSA members and awards a scholarship for a Cleveland-area high school student to lessen college tuition costs.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University. Glaude is the author of Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul and Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. Glaude is also a columnist for Time magazine and a regular contributor on MSNBC.
Imani Capri is an experienced motivational speaker, award-winning writer, published author, and on-air radio personality on a mission to elevate the voices of women and girls, and to inspire audiences across the world to get in relationship with their inner courage, power and greatness. She has appeared on various media outlets including CBS National Morning and Evening news, The Christian Science Monitor magazine, Cleveland news media: WKYC Channel 3, WEWS Channel 5, WERE-AM 1490 radio, and Florida radio WFSU.
The life work of Eris Eady is to engage all people on topics of diversity, leadership, and social justice. It is for this reason that she uses love of creative arts, leadership development and service learning to effect change in the city of Cleveland and beyond. Eris has spent the majority of their career working in Ohio non-profit organizations including: The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, Planned Parenthood, The Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, and the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland.
Currently Eris is the Digital Organizing Manager for the Alliance for Safety and Justice, a national criminal justice reform organization that centers survivors of crime.