News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Happy Giving Day! Give to CSU and C|M|Law

Today, February 24, 2016 is Cleveland State’s annual Giving Day. Have you made your gift to Cleveland-Marshall? Be sure to visit the Giving Day website and help spread the word about Giving Day to your friends and family. Your gift provides support for the annual fund, scholarships and programs. Kevin Butler, President of the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association shares the importance of giving today: video.

Donate Water at the Law Library to Help Flint, Michigan Residents

cletoflintA state of emergency has been declared in Flint, Michigan due to the contamination of the city’s water supply. Thousands of residents have been exposed to toxic amounts of lead including about 9,000 children who are the most susceptible to lead poisoning. State officials and the National Guard are distributing bottled water and filters to residents while they wait for a solution.
This week the Black Law Students Association will be collecting bottled water, hand sanitizer, and wet wipes to help the people of Flint. Please bring any of these items you wish to donate to the law library right at the circulation desk. We will collect items until Saturday 1/30/16 at 12:00pm as we are partnering with an organization that will deliver the water to Flint on Sunday. Let’s show Flint that Cleveland cares. We thank you in advance for supporting this cause.


Looking for Things to Do in Cleveland During the Holidays? has a great calendar of things going on – so you can’t complain there is nothing to do!

Other great possibilities of things to do in Cleveland are see the Cavs or Monsters at the Q, catch a play at a Playhouse Square theater, go to the Cleveland Museum of Art, toboggan at the Cleveland Metro Parks, or ski at Boston Mills.

Of course, Cleveland is known for music-so you may want to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If you want to see live music there are lots of great venues just down the road too: House of Blues, Beachland Ballroom, Music Box Supper Club, The Grogg Shop, and The Agora.

Investigation Discovery to Look at Sam Sheppard Case Tomorrow Night

A recent article highlights the new episode taking a look at the Sam Sheppard Case on Investigative Discovery. The episode will air on Tuesday, December 15th 2015 at 10pm E.T. The events resulting in the 1954 conviction of Marilyn Sheppard’s husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, still remain in the public eye and are widely embraced by popular culture. A 1966 U.S. Supreme Court case overturned the initial guilty verdict, and Sheppard was later acquitted during the retrial.

The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library has a website dedicated to the nationally known case: The Sam Sheppard Case 1954-2000. The site contains documents and photographs from the criminal and civil litigation resulting from the murder of Marilyn Sheppard on July 4, 1954.

Discounted Tickets to Jam for Justice Available for Law Students and New Attorneys


The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is hosting its annual Jam for Justice 2015 on June 18th at 5:30 – 9:30 at the House of Blues on Euclid Ave. The event is Legal Aid’s main summer fundraiser, and it’s a chance to enjoy drinks, food, and live music performed by six bands – all headlined by local attorneys, judges, and law students. Regular tickets cost $50. A number of $25 tickets are available for law students and recent law graduates and attorneys who passed the bar in 2012-2015. These tickets are not available online – call 216-861-5590 by June 15 to make reservations.