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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
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The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University is located in Cleveland, Ohio and traces its origins to the founding of Cleveland Law School in 1897 as the first evening law school in the state of Ohio and one of the first in the U.S. to admit women and minorities. In 1946, Cleveland Law School merged with the John Marshall School of Law, founded in 1916, to become Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Cleveland-Marshall affiliated with Cleveland State University in 1969.
The law school is renowned for educating a multitude of highly esteemed judges, political figures and founders of prestigious private law firms. Due to its long tradition of providing evening education, the college has also produced highly successful business leaders, particularly in the real estate industry, who are non-practicing attorneys.
- Ohio's first law school to admit women.
- Graduated the first African American mayor of a major city in the U.S.
- Graduated the first woman in Ohio elected to a Municipal Court Bench.
- Graduated the first woman member of the American Bar Association.
The College of Law library is one of the 15 largest academic law libraries in the country and the second largest in Ohio, with 85,000 net square feet, housing more than 500,000 volumes. Students at Cleveland-Marshall have access to online research services, a computer lab, group study rooms, a bibliographic instruction room, and a media center. The Library also serves as a United States federal government documents selective depository.
- Richard J. Ambrose, graduated in 1987, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge, former NFL middle linebacker for Cleveland Browns.
- Edward J. Blythin, graduated from predecessor Cleveland Law School, 46th mayor of the City of Cleveland, previously its law director, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, lost to Frank J. Lausche (below).
- Anthony O. Calabrese, Jr., graduated in 1961, current Ohio Court of Appeals judge, Eighth Appellate District and judge Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas (1991-2003).
- Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr., graduated in 1974, served as Ohio state senator, Ohio secretary of state, and Ohio attorney general and ran as Ohio gubernatorial candidate.
- Frank D. Celebrezze Jr., graduated in 1983, current Ohio Court of Appeals judge, Eighth Appellate District and formerly judge in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas (1993-2000).
- Mary DeGenaro, graduated in 1986, judge of the Ohio Seventh District Court of Appeals.
- Dennis E. Eckart, Democratic politician from Ohio who served in the United States House of Representatives.
- Mary Belle Grossman (1882-1977), graduated from predecessor Cleveland Law School, one of first two women members of the American Bar Association. Ohio's first female Municipal Court judge, Cleveland Municipal Court judge in 1923.
- Frank G. Jackson, current Mayor of the City of Cleveland, formerly City Council President in Cleveland.
- Frank J. Lausche, graduated from predecessor John Marshall Law School in Cleveland, U.S. Senator, Ohio governor (1945-1947 & 1949-1957), Mayor of Cleveland (1941-1944).
- John M. Manos, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Robert M. Murray graduated from predecessor Cleveland Law School, was an attorney, banker, businessman and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio.
- Donald C. Nugent, District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Tim Russert, graduated in 1976, of NBC's Meet the Press fame, who now hosts Tim Russert, a weekly interview program on CNBC, and appears as a frequent guest on The Today Show.
- Maureen O'Connor, graduated in 1980, current Ohio Supreme Court Justice.
- Terrence O'Donnell, graduated in 1971, current Ohio Supreme Court Justice.
- Carl B. Stokes, first African American mayor of a major U.S. city (Cleveland)
- Louis Stokes, graduated in 1953, fifteen term (1968 - 1999) member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Francis E. Sweeney Sr., graduated 1963, Ohio Supreme Court Justice (1992-2004).
- Cheryl L. Waite, graduated in 1985, judge of the Ohio Seventh District Court of Appeals.
- Lesley Wells, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Bert Wolstein, graduated in 1953, successful real estate developer, founder of publicly traded, Developers Diversified Realty Corporation, owner of the former indoor soccer franchise the Cleveland Force and philanthropist.
- Uncas A. Whitaker (1900-1975), graduated from predecessor Cleveland Law School, a prominent engineer, lawyer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.