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

ABA Business Law Section Clerkships and Writing Contest

business-law-vert-blackThe ABA Business Law Section offers two outstanding initiatives specifically for law students looking to gain a rewarding experience and earn a monetary prize.

2015 Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

Up to nine law students from diverse backgrounds are placed in summer business court clerkships around the country. The selected clerks will receive a stipend to cover living expenses for the duration of the 8-week clerkship and an all-expense paid trip to the September 2015 Section Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Review the details and access an application from the ABA’s website

Application Deadline is Friday, December 26, 2014.


2015 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

This highly regarded student writing contest is in its 29th year. Law students writing on a business law subject of general and current interest have the opportunity to win up to $2,500 and an all-expense paid trip to the April 2015 Section Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Review the details and access a submission entry form from the ABA’s website.

Submissions are due Friday, January 9, 2015.

Please contact Lauren Shores at or 312-988-6398 with any questions.

Still Looking for a Job? Have You Looked at Equal Justice Works?

equaljusticeFounded by law students in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. To achieve this, we offer a continuum of opportunities for law students and lawyers that provide the training and skills that enable them to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes.

To see open positions click here.

Urban Development Law Clinic Fellowships

Beginning January 2011, there will be 2 Urban Development Law Clinic Fellowships.  The Fellowships are sponsored by the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization. In order to be eligible for this great opportunity you must must be in good standing with more than 30 law school credit hours and a GPA of at least 2.5, preferably a 3.0+ and have some experience with real property records, travel within Cleveland, availability during office hours and excellent communication, negotiation and teamwork skills.  The successful candidate will work with DSCDO in neighborhood stabilization, negotiate with banks and other lien holders, assist with tax certificate foreclosure proceedings and prepare documentation, reports and analysis.  A stipend will be awarded each semester.  Applications for the Fellowships should be submitted before November 3rd.  To apply, email with resume attached.

Ohio AG – Simon Karas Fellowship

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office invites talented 3Ls or new lawyers to apply for the Simon Karas Fellowship.  The Fellowship offers one, 3L or new lawyer, each year, a chance to work as an appellate advocate on cases involving cutting-edge constitutional issues.  If you are interested in constitutional law, public policy, and public service, you should consider applying for the Simon Karas Fellowship.  The chosen candidate will work with the Solicitor General on appellate cases, at both the state and federal level.  Strong writing and analytical skills are a must.

The Fellowship begins in September 2011 through August 2012.   The application deadline is October 15, 2010.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of Career Planning.

2011 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Interested in applying for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship for next year?  Equal Justice Works will be hosting a webinar on Monday, July 26th @ 2pm EST to explain what goes into  their fellowship applications.   While applications may be submitted now, we encourage you to participate in the webinar to get a leg up on what they are looking for in your application.