Cleveland attorney and business leader Kelly Tompkins has made a $750,000 gift to his alma mater, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, to establish a substantive leadership education program for law students.
Actor and producer Michael K. Williams (Omar Little from The Wire, Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire) brings his HBO VICE documentary, “Raised in the System” to the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Williams will screen his one-hour documentary on the people impacted by the juvenile justice system, and then participate in a panel discussion and question-and-answer period about the film and the juvenile justice system. The event also features Williams’ nephew Dominic Dupont, one of the incarcerated persons featured in the documentary.
“Raised in the System” takes viewers inside detention facilities, where Williams speaks directly with juveniles about their pathways into the system. Williams also talks with incarcerated adults about how their experiences as juveniles contributed to their adult incarceration. Finally, Williams takes viewers into an elementary school classroom to hear from young children about the impacts on their lives of parents and family members who are incarcerated. The film also explores alternative models of juvenile justice—in places like Toledo, Ohio, and Richmond, California—that offer more hope for rehabilitation instead of incarceration.
Dupont was recently released from prison after serving 20 years of a 25-to-life sentence, which was commuted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in recognition of Dupont’s leadership in anti-violence programs for youth. For the past nine years, Dupont served as the director of the Youth Assistance Program, a volunteer group that works with at-risk youth. Dupont’s murder conviction, discussed in the film, stemmed from a fight among two groups of young men, in which Dupont, then age 19, killed someone while defending his twin brother.
The discussion will be moderated by Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich
1 hour free CLE
This event is free and open to the public. Registrations are required in order to attend. Register Here. Charitable donations will be accepted, with funds to be used for scholarships for law students pursuing juvenile justice or social justice work. Questions? Email: email@example.com
Sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Criminal Justice Center and co-sponsored by ACLU of Ohio.
Second straight bar exam in which College leads state
Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law had the highest passage rate for first-time takers of the July Ohio Bar Exam. The school’s passage rate was 93%, well above the state average of 79%.
This is the second consecutive Ohio Bar Exam in which C|M|LAW had the top passage rate, following its 82 percent pass rate for the February 2018 exam.
Join us on Friday, November 2 at 4:30pm for a Live Skype Chat from Washington, DC, special appearance by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and C|M|LAW Professor Emerita Jane Picker.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association invite you to a free screening of the documentary:
HERO. ICON. DISSENTER.
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
RUTH BADER GINSBURG
Friday, November 2, 2018
4:30 p.m. - Live Skype Chat with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Professor Emerita Jane Picker, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
5:00 p.m. - RBG Film Screening
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at CSU
1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend.
General body meeting of the Black Law Students' Association and Professional Development Panel featuring Cleveland-Marshall Alumni.
CNN Legal Analyst Avery Friedman, a C|M|LAW alumnus, Hall of Fame member, and adjunct law professor, and Michael Borden, associate dean of CSU’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law, will be honored for their devotion to legal ethics and professional development in the Great Room of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 20.
Famed First Amendment advocate Mary Beth Tinker to present in Cleveland Friday, November 9. “Black armband” war-protester student of the 1960s will be featured speaker at Education Law Association’s 64th Annual Conference special event at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
As we near the 50th anniversary of that famous First Amendment ruling,you will have a chance to hear Mary Beth Tinker in person at a special session starting at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Moot Court Room, 1801 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland. Following Tinker's presentation, she will participate in a panel discussion to include an attorney & First Amendment scholar, and a public school administrator to shed light on the legal and practical implications of actions by students and schools.
The event is open to the public at no charge and will be followed by a silent auction and reception, and donations to ELA (a 501-c-3) are greatly appreciated. Ohio attorneys will receive 2.25 CLE credits.
For more information on attending the entire conference (CLE credits are available in many states), which will otherwise be held at the Marriott at Key Center, I invite you to visit our website at educationlaw.org.
Sponsors include Thompson & Horton, LLP of Houston, the Ohio ACLU, and The City Club of Cleveland
The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Civil Litigation Clinic secured an important victory with the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in early October, reversing a lower court decision and reviving a Cuban immigrant's claim to vacate his sentence.