Professor Emeritus Arthur Austin passed away on June 25, 2018. He was a faculty member at the School of Law for over 40 years, retiring in 2011.
AccessLex has awarded Andrea Shaia, a rising CWRU 2L who participated in a pilot financial educational program, the grand prize — a $40,000 Law school scholarship.
This summer, Professor Jonathan Adler was appointed by Senators Brown and Portman to the bipartisan judicial advisory commission, and Professor Cassandra Robertson was re-appointed by Governor Kasich to be an Ohio Commissioner to the national Uniform Law Commission.
Co-Deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf, and CWRU Law alum Lee Fisher (Dean of Cleveland Marshall College of Law), co-chaired the task force on bail reform for the Cleveland area courts. CWRU Law Professors Carmen Naso, Lewis Katz and Michael Benza chaired three of the task force’s subcommittees, and Professor Naso played a leading role in drafting the final report, which was issued this spring and may change the way the County's courts approach bail in the future.
A team of CWRU law students prevailed in a groundbreaking federal lawsuit arguing that an Ohio inmate should be allowed to keep his dreadlocks, protecting his religious freedom. See TV news story