Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cleveland Law and Leadership Students Trade Summer Sun for Legal Lessons

Cleveland students are soaking up summer days filled with learning about the law and legal concepts.

Justice Maureen O’Connor and I had the pleasure of joining students enrolled in the Law and Leadership program and serving as guest speakers on Monday. The program seeks to improve diversity in the legal profession by offering promising youth from urban neighborhoods a chance to study law during the summer at an Ohio law school. We visited with students at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

We talked about the challenges of being a Supreme Court Justice and how our state court system operates. We also answered many thoughtful questions from the students. The students should be proud that they were selected to participate. We sure are proud of them. Keep up the good work!