JD Programs

National and global changes in the past decade have redefined the legal profession, opening up new areas of practice and a vast spectrum of opportunities for the well-trained legal mind.

Case Western Reserve’s innovative JD curriculum responds to this ever-evolving legal world and equips our students to do the same. Our emphasis on experiential learning throughout all three years of law school produces graduates who are well-prepared to adapt to the rapidly changing legal profession.

Join our vibrant community and take your place in shaping the future of this dynamic profession.

A CWRU Law student working with a client
Work with clients beginning the first semester

Professional experience is part of every student’s training, beginning your first semester and continuing throughout your three years. Under the close supervision of our faculty, get hands-on training in our clinics and labs, where you will work directly with clients, conduct research and prepare briefs for ongoing court cases.

CWRU Students studying abroad
Spend a semester abroad studying at one of our 20 partner schools.

Immerse yourself in a new culture while earning your JD degree with our extensive network of partner schools around the world. Learn the legal system of a country that may be relevant to your future career, with options in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Case Western Reserve University School of Management
Learn leadership from our world-renowned business school.

Take elective courses at one of the top MBA programs in the country, conveniently located next door to the law school. Classes at the CWRU Weatherhead School of Business are some of the most popular electives for our students, with dozens of offerings in finance, business management, accounting and more.

What Our Students Say
Heather Doherty

"The personalized instruction I received allowed me to develop the research, writing and analytical skills that I use daily. I graduated with a diverse and well-rounded resume, a wide array of legal skills, and a rich network of fellow legal practitioners — all of which served me well in my career."

Heather Doherty ’11
Rohmah Javed

“The Civil Rights, Human Rights and Immigration Clinic was one of the most rewarding experiences I had during law school. It was a year-long journey and excellent experience right before graduating and entering the legal world. We were able to work on cases from start to finish while still having the valuable guidance of our supervising attorneys.”

Rohmah Javed ‘17