In recent years, Cleveland has had the dubious distinction of leading the U.S. in the foreclosure epidemic that has spared few American cities. Within Cuyahoga County, Cleveland has been especially hard hit, as families have been forced to walk away from their homes. In Cleveland’s poorer neighborhoods, the sites of boarded-up and vandalized houses, crime, and homelessness are on the rise. Shuttered homes line the streets of older, inner-ring suburbs as well.
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann will discuss the state’s foreclosure crisis in a free public lecture, “The Predatory Lending Debacle, and What the State Is Doing to Stop It," on Monday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m. at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, located at the corner of East 18th Street and Euclid Avenue. The audience may question Dann after his presentation, and a reception will follow.
Dann is appearing as a guest of the law school’s Democratic Law Organization (D-LO). A former Ohio Democratic State Senator, Dann was elected Ohio Attorney General in November 2006. In that office, he serves as an advocate of the people of Ohio and its institutions.
Since his inauguration in January 2007, he has been diligent in his efforts to protect homeowners from exploitation by unscrupulous mortgage lenders. During his years in the Ohio Senate, Dann played a critical role in the investigation of “Coingate,” the scandal surrounding the investment of $50 million by the Bureau of Workers Compensation in rare coins peddled by Tom Noe, a long-time Republican fundraiser.
A Cleveland native, Dann is a 1984 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. He graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1987 and, after devoting the initial stages of his career to public service, entered private practice in Youngstown, Ohio in 1991.
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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, founded in 1897 as the Cleveland Law School, was the first law school in Ohio to admit women and one of the first to admit minorities. In 1946, the Cleveland Law School merged with the John Marshall School of Law, founded in 1916, to become the Cleveland-Marshall Law School. In 1969, the Law School joined Cleveland’s new public university as its sixth college and was renamed the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University. Early graduates of the College of Law laid the foundation for the legal profession in Northeast Ohio. Now in its 111th year, Cleveland-Marshall is preparing promising students to be America’s leaders in the 21st century in law, business, non-profit agencies and government.
For more information on Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, please visit www.law.csuohio.edu or call 216.687.6886.
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