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Justice Michael P. Donnelly: “My Journey in the Field of Law”

Students, faculty and staff are invited to hear Ohio Supreme Court Justice Michael P. Donnelly present a seminar titled “My Journey in the Field of Law” Friday, Oct. 9, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. via Zoom.

The Office of Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education and the Department of Political Science will sponsor this special seminar.

Justice Donnelly is the 160th justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio. He took office in January 2019, following his statewide election in November 2018 to a full term on the court.

Prior to joining the state court, Justice Donnelly served as a judge on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas’ General Division from 2005 to 2018. He was elected to the seat in November 2004 and re-elected in 2010 and 2016.

Before serving as a member of the local judiciary, Justice Donnelly was an assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor from 1992 until 1997. He then went on to practice civil litigation for seven years, representing plaintiffs and injured workers in asbestos litigation, personal injury lawsuits, and workers’ compensation claims.

Students can register for the event via Handshake. Faculty and staff can confirm their attendance by emailing Terri Mester at