Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

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Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law was the first law school in Ohio to admit women, and one of the first to admit minorities, milestones that helped the school win the first ever Law School Admissions Council Diversity Matters Award.

The school continues to innovate, giving students access to one of the state’s first high-tech learning courtrooms as well as the Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy. It also provides students with the opportunity to work pro bono in the community.

Unlike many law schools, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law offers flexible learning opportunities for students who might be considering going to school part time. Its part-time J.D. program has been ranked higher than its full-time program, with U.S. News placing it at 56th in the nation.

It is one of 10 schools nationwide that has a solo-practitioner incubator program, which offers guidance and resources for graduates looking to start their own practice.

It excels in health law (A), business law (A-) and tax (B+). In addition to a center in health law, it offers the Global Space Law Center, and is one of three law schools that excel in that area. It also has a criminal law center. 

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75th Percentile1553.54
25th Percentile1513.04
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$21,977$30,232
Living Expenses
Median grant$11537
Percent receiving grants55.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 82.80%
NJ Employment67.16
Bar Passage78.45%
Academic Profile
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Health Law
International Law
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy