Take the first step in joining our law school. For more than 125 years, Case Western Reserve University School of Law alumni have made a significant impact on shaping the world we live in today as civil rights leaders, judges, corporate executives and more. Submit your application today to join a network of thousands of success stories.
In addition to our eight law clinics and six labs, every student participates in a semester-long (full-time) or year-long (half-time) capstone practice experience during their third year under the close supervision of our faculty
We have more degree offerings now than ever before. We offer JD, LLM and SJD degrees—each with multiple concentrations. We also offer seven master's degrees, including the Master's in Patent Practice and a Master of Arts in Financial Integrity. We have 10 dual degrees in our JD curriculum, or, you can earn a concurrent JD and LLM degree at one of our foreign partner schools—at no additional cost or time.
CWRU Law is one of the first law schools in the country to offer a fully online JD curriculum. Our innovative approach to legal education responds to the ever-evolving legal world and equips our students to do the same. We offer one of the first fully remote JD programs with no in-person residency or visitation requirements. Online JD students are instructed by the same highly-ranked faculty as in-person students, with courses designed and taught by some of the leading law faculty in the U.S.
We’re proud of our faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and scholarship. They are ranked 36th best in the nation in scholarly impact. But what always impresses new students is their accessibility. Our faculty take their commitment to outstanding teaching, mentoring students and helping you find jobs very seriously.
In 2020-2021, PreLaw Magazine ranked CWRU as a "Top Law School" in 12 specialty areas: Health Law (A+)(Back to School Issue 2020), International Law (A+) (Winter 2021), Intellectual Property Law (A+)(Spring 2020), Tech Law (A+) (Winter 2021), Environmental Law (A) (Spring 2020), Trial Advocacy and Litigation (A) (Winter 2020), Business and Corporate Law (A) (Fall 2020), Criminal Law (A-) (Fall 2020), Human Rights Law (A-) (Back to School Issue 2020), Public Policy Law (A-) (Winter 2021), 9th best in the nation in Public Interest Law (Winter 2020), 20th in Criminal Justice/Public Defense (Winter 2020), and 9th best in the nation in Practical Training (Spring 2020).
Every part of my legal education at Case Western [Reserve] helped prepare me for practice. From the professors who recommended me for job opportunities and prepared me for the bar exam, to the friends I made in law school who are now my colleagues, Case Western [Reserve] was the perfect choice for me.
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