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Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr., Ohio Life Fellow, Honored with the 2018 Robert J. Kutak Award

August 15, 2018, Fellows in the news

Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr., Ohio Life Fellow, received the 2018 Robert J. Kutak Award at the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting in Chicago in early August. The Robert J. Kutak Award has been presented each year since 1984 to an individual who has made significant contributions to the collaboration of the legal academy, the bench and the bar, according to the ABA. Among previous recipients of the prestigious honor was Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Oliver was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by President Bill Clinton in 1994. He first served the Cleveland district as an assistant attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1976-82, including as the chief of the civil division and chief of appellate litigation. From 1982-94 he was a professor of law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, serving as associate dean for three years. Additionally Oliver had the privilege of sitting by designation on the U.S. Sixth, Ninth and Third Circuit Courts of Appeal, and he has served as a member of the teaching faculty at Harvard Law School’s annual trial advocacy workshop.

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