Critical Race Training in Education

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law


Mailing Address
1801 Euclid Avenue, LB 138
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 687-2300
School Information
"...we were nationally ranked in 11 specialty areas: Business/Corporate, Clinical training, Constitutional Law, Contracts/Commercial, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Health care Law, Intellectual property Law, International Law, Legal writing, Tax Law, (...) "A robust, engaged learning curriculum connects students to real world legal work complementing rigorous academics. Innovative “pop-up practicums” offer students short-term, hands-on opportunities to work on legal issues important to them. Through our Pro Bono program our CSU C|M|LAW students clock 11,000 hours of volunteer work each year, and gain lawyering skills while assisting people in need through our Clinics. "CSU C|M|LAW offers education in growing industries through its Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, Center for Health Law and Policy, Criminal Justice Center, Global Space Law Center, IP and First Amendment and numerous areas of expertise. "CSU Cleveland-Marshall graduates have a history that is strong in social justice, leading at the forefront of major social movements including women’s suffrage and civil rights. Committed to diversity, we were the first law school in Ohio to admit women and one of the first to admit African Americans. Today, our students learn to recognize injustice hands-on work for reform through our Criminal Justice Center, multiple opportunities to help clients in our clinics, and through the school's commitment to fight for racial and social justice." (Source:
General Information
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has taken a symbolic step in deference to activists, rather than implementing measures such as mandatory diversity training. The college began the process of changing its name, as it was named for Chief Justice John Marshall (a slaveholder), due to public pressure and petitioning. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    Institution will begin process of changing its name, due to petition pressure.

Last updated February 13th, 2021