The vision for the School of Law

The School of Law is set to achieve new prominence among the nation’s great law schools, having already gained distinction for its cutting-edge experiential learning opportunities, internationally renowned faculty, and unique specialty programs like the Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts and the Law-Medicine Center. Campaign support will continue to attract high-quality students with outstanding leadership potential; amass resources to recruit and retain distinguished faculty; provide endowed funding for core academic centers; and invigorate the school’s unique curriculum and the special programs that allow it to stand apart from its peers.

Campaign Goal $32 million

Student Support
The quality and potential inherent in the student body is essential to the School of Law’s ability to graduate successful alumni. Case Western Reserve lags behind its peers in the average level of scholarships available to prospective students. Enhanced financial support will allow the school to attract debt-averse future stars and will help it recruit a more diverse student body. Significantly increased scholarship support is critical to achieving these recruitment goals and raising the caliber of the student body for the benefit of the entire school.

Faculty Support
Recognized internationally for its scholarship, the law school faculty has been counted among the most productive in the country. Professors’ work not only advances knowledge and provides solutions to practical problems, but also finds its way into the classroom. This constant engagement with ideas keeps classroom material fresh and relevant. Endowed chairs provide stability and prestige for long-standing and newly recruited faculty members, and research, travel and symposia funds allow them to take their research and teaching to new levels.

Programmatic Support
School of Law students enjoy educational opportunities they cannot get anywhere else. The CaseArc Integrated Lawyering Skills Program complements classroom work with negotiation, contract drafting, trial practice and appellate work, preparing students to hit the ground running upon graduation. Named research centers, externship funds and support for symposia are essential to sustaining and invigorating this innovative curriculum and related programs. Many of these areas of distinction currently are funded by the school’s operating budget; endowed program support would allow these areas to continue to thrive, while also giving the law school greater scholarship flexibility.

To learn more about supporting campaign initiatives at the School of Law, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 216.368.4495.

Lawrence E. Mitchell, JD, dean and Joseph C. Hostetler - Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law
“The School of Law at Case Western Reserve University is an extraordinary place. Many of our faculty members are leaders in their fields, and our legal skills program is one of the most forward-thinking in the nation. Support from alumni and friends will catapult our school to a new level of prominence.”

Lawrence E. Mitchell, JD, dean and Joseph C. Hostetler - Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law, School of Law