Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame Adds Two from CWRU Law School Community to Ranks

Ayesha Bell Hardaway and Mark Davies Griffin

The Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame has added two members of the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Law community to its distinguished ranks: Ayesha Bell Hardaway (LAW ‘04) and Mark Davies Griffin (LAW ‘94).

Bell Hardaway is associate professor of law at CWRU School of Law and co-director, Social Justice Institute; director, Social Justice Law Center; and director, Criminal Defense Clinic. She joined the law school faculty in 2012 after working as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Cuyahoga County and a litigator in the trial department at Tucker Ellis LLP. 

A nationally recognized expert in policing and police reform, Bell Hardaway serves as the deputy monitor on the Independent Monitoring Team appointed to evaluate police reforms implemented by the City of Cleveland Police Department under a federal consent decree. est

Griffin is chief ethics officer and inspector general for Cuyahoga County. He was named Citizen Diplomat of the Year by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.

Prior to his public service, Griffin designed and organized local and state voter protection programs and was honored jointly as the Ohio Democrat of the Year for his efforts to assure that every vote is counted. At CWRU School of Law, Griffin was Law Review editor and graduated summa cum laude.

With this honor, Bell Hardaway and Griffin join other esteemed CWRU School of Law faculty and alumni in the Shaker Schools Hall of Fame, including CWRU School of Law Co-Dean Michael Scharf, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet (LAW ‘94) and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Lee Fisher (LAW ‘76).