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Law Hall of Fame

Twenty-six new members have been inducted into the C|M|LAW Hall of Fame.

Law Hall of Fame members Judy Rawson, Mayor Frank Jackson, Robert H. Rawson Jr., Stephen G. Sozio

“Our distinguished graduates and supporters include nationally prominent attorneys, business leaders, judges, educators and public servants who have made significant and far-reaching positive impact on the school and broader community,” said Dean Lee Fisher. “The Hall of Fame induction ceremony presents an opportunity to celebrate these outstanding individuals as a community.”

The C|M|LAW Hall of Fame was established in 2017 to honor the outstanding contributions to the success and prestige of the law school by distinguished alumni, faculty, staff, friends and community leaders. In its inaugural year, 120 honorees were inducted in celebration of the law school’s 120th anniversary. 

LawTech Lab Opens

Caragh Landry, TCDI; Dean Lee Fisher; Professor Brian Ray; Timothy Opsitnick, TCDI.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has launched an innovative new tech lab in partnership with Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology. The learning space introduces law students, alumni and lawyers to practical technology, prepares them to succeed in the new legal landscape and provides cutting-edge legal services to TCDI clients.

The lab is housed in a dedicated and secure on-campus center within the law school library. Students and local contract attorneys use TCDI’s review platform, CVLynx, to deliver quality, time-saving legal services. Using a blended approach of technology and process, attorney project managers oversee all tasks performed in the center and work under the direct supervision and guidance of outside or in-house counsel.

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C|M|LAW Tops Bar Exam

CSU’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law had the highest passage rate for first-time takers of the July Ohio Bar Exam. The school’s 93 percent passage rate was well above the state average of 79 percent.

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. Read more >>

Supreme Court Honors Two

CNN legal analyst Avery Friedman, a CSU alumnus and adjunct law professor, and Michael Borden, associate dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, were honored for their legal ethics and professional development in the Great Room of the U.S. Supreme Court. The event, A Celebration of Excellence, was presided over by Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the Supreme Court. Read more >>

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