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College of Law Welcomes Dean Craig M. Boise

Posted on Friday 7/1/2016

Today, Craig M. Boise begins his tenure as the Dean of the College of Law. 

Previously, Boise was dean at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University since July 2011. Under his deanship, Cleveland-Marshall made significant gains in academic programs, national rankings and fundraising.

During his tenure, Cleveland-Marshall:

- Launched the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, an interdisciplinary center aimed at achieving cyber resilience through education, research and policy prescriptions; spearheaded and enhanced a curriculum designed to give practical work experience to all law students; 

- Established a solo practice incubator, the first such project in Ohio and one of the first in the nation; 

- Developed a master of legal studies (M.L.S.) degree 

- Launched Health Care Compliance and Corporate Compliance and Ethics certification programs for both lawyers and non-lawyers; 

- Formed only the second law school partnership of its kind in the country with the bar examination preparation company BARBRI, under which all students receive the BARBRI course at no cost; and 

- Created the nation’s first “risk-free J.D.,” which permits a J.D. student who wishes to leave law school after the first year to receive an M.L.S. degree.