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J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Harvey Hopson

Harvey HopsonLecturer

J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 

Harvey Hopson was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and raised and educated in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his undergraduate education at Baldwin Wallace University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Upon graduating from Baldwin Wallace, Harvey attended law school at John Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University where he earned a Juris Doctor and became a member of the Ohio Bar.

After law school, Harvey entered the United States Marine Corps where he enjoyed a 26-year career as a judge advocate. During his career, Harvey worked in a variety of jobs, including serving as a prosecutor; defense counsel; legal advisor; staff judge advocate; lead instructor and head of the legal department at the United States Naval Academy; head of the research division at Headquarters Marine Corps with the Pentagon; general court martial circuit judge for the Keystone Judicial Circuit responsible for the western pacific region covering Japan, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Guam, Okinawa and Hawaii; and Chief Defense Counsel of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was also senior member of a Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) team that taught executive seminars in 19 different countries with a program that operated under the auspices of the United States State Department.

Upon his retirement from the United States Marine Corps in 2000, Hopson accepted a position at Baldwin Wallace in the School of Business. He retired from BW in 2017 and is currently a lecturer in the School of Business.