Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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Established 127 years ago, Case Western Reserve University School of Law enrolls more students from outside Ohio, about 60 percent, than any other law school in the state. It has built a strong reputation for itself in practice areas that match with the university’s strengths — health law, international law, and intellectual property law.  It also recently received $10 million to endow an ambitious environmental law program.

“Our alumni are deeply engaged, meeting regularly with current students and also contacting admitted ones,” said Deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf in a statement. “A wide range of firms and organizations offer summer associate positions, externships and jobs. The breadth of available experiences is remarkable, as are the opportunities to connect with accomplished mentors from law, government, business and more.”

Case Western University students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience from the get-go with a curriculum that allows them to work with clients beginning in their first year. Students take transactional and litigation skills courses in the first year, as well as up to two electives.

In the second year, students choose between advanced litigation or advanced transactions and can take a deep dive in a dozen concentrations.  In the third year, students participate in an experiential capstone requirement of their choice, with options including in-house clinics and externships throughout the U.S. and abroad.

This innovative curriculum helped the school earn an A+ for practical training. It also has an extensive clinical program, with a focus on serving the local community. 

Admission Profile
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75th Percentile1613.69
25th Percentile1553.25
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$33833
Percent receiving grants94.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 86.10%
NJ Employment72.15
Bar Passage84.96%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2018: Practical Training: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Entertainment Law
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Technology Law