Join us in Washington D.C to be sworn in by the U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court building

We are sorry to report that we will not be able to host this event. Due to changes in the court’s schedule they cancelled our April 3rd date and were unable to offer a new one that worked. In January we hope to obtain a new date for 2023-2024.

Monday, April 3, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court
Washington, D.C.

For only the second time, Case Western Reserve University School of Law will offer alumni the chance to become members of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. The schedule will include a photo on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, breakfast, the swearing-in ceremony and a lunch reception, where you may get to meet one—or more—U.S. Supreme Court justices who have been invited to join as well. Law school deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf, as well as several case Western Reserve law professors, will join the group. 

Benefits of membership include shorter lines and closer seating at U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments and an impressive certificate commemorating your membership.

If you would like to participate and have been a practicing member of the highest court in a U.S. state for a minimum period of three years in good standing, simply:

  • Complete the online registration form and bar application.
  • Obtain a certificate from the clerk, presiding judge, or other authorized official of the highest court in your state, commonwealth, territory, possession or the District of the Columbia evidencing that you have been a member in good standing of the bar of such for at least three years. Bar certificates are not accepted.
  • Submit all materials, along with a $200 check payable to “Supreme Court of the United States” and a check for $50 ($100 if you are bringing a guest) payable to “CWRU School of Law” to:

     Eric J. Silverman
     Alumni Relations
     Case Western Reserve University School of Law
     11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106

Space is limited to the first 50 applicants, so act fast if you would like to participate!

If you have questions, please contact Eric J. Silverman, associate director of alumni relations, at 216.368.0813 or