Cleveland Marshall, Case Western each announce new dean

Cleveland’s two law schools both announced new deans recently.

Cleveland State University has named Craig M. Boise to dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Case Western Reserve University appointed Lawrence E. Mitchell as dean of the School of Law.

Boise has been a law professor at DePaul University in Chicago, where he was director of the Graduate Tax Program. Prior to that, he was an associate law professor at Case Western Reserve University.

"Craig has published extensively and is well respected for his research in money laundering and offshore banking practices," Berkman said. "He brings an intellectual approach to law that clearly stands out among his peers."

He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago and a master of law from New York University. Boise will be Cleveland-Marshall's 14th dean and the law school's first African-American dean.

Mitchell, who will take over at Case Western, has been a law professor at George Washington University, where he the founding executive director of the Center for Law, Economics & Finance. Mitchell founded the center in 2009 to promote interdisciplinary research and advance public dialogue. The center sponsors public conferences and faculty workshops and also publishes working papers and scholarly anthologies.

“Lawrence Mitchell possesses the intellect, energy and enthusiasm required to lead our law school forward,” Snyder said. “He is creative, collegial and absolutely committed to engaging students, staff, faculty and alumni.”

Earlier in his career, Mitchell launched the Sloan Program for the Study of Business in Society, an initiative that brought together scholars of corporate law, business and the humanities for conferences and retreats.