Just as DePaul University has selected Professor Gregory Mark from Rutgers University School of Law, as our new Dean for the law school, one of our law faculty members has been selected to become the Dean at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University.
Professor Craig Boise will be Cleveland-Marshall's 14th dean and the law school's first African-American dean. Professor Boise joined the DePaul University College of Law faculty in 2009, where he serves as Director of Tax Programs, and Director of the Institute for Offshore Financial Center Studies.
In a recent National Law Journal article, Cleveland State University President Ronald Berkman is qouted saying, "Craig has published extensively and is well respected for his research in money laundering and offshore banking practices," "He brings and intellectual approach to law that clearly stands out among his peers."
Interestingly, like DePaul, Cleveland Marshall College of Law has an excellent record of fostering diversity. "...it was the first law school in Ohio to admit women; it was one of the first law schools in Ohio to admit minorities; and our alumni and alumnae have served for decades in prominent positions in law firms, the judiciary, government, and business."
Also like the DePaul Law School, alumni have been elected Mayor of the City of Cleveland. Three mayors in Cleveland's case. In Chicago, we've had one alumnus serving six times. I think we're ahead :-)
A posting on the Cleveland-Marshall website quotes Professor Boise, "Cleveland-Marshall is an outstanding law school with strong faculty and loyal alumni,". "I'm looking forward to raising the school's national reputation."
Best of luck to Professor Boise in his new post.