• James Pasch (LAW ’10) Named Senior Director of National Litigation of the ADL

    On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp, the battle against antisemitism is more important than ever. 
  • Dean Scharf’s MOOC Reaches Notable Milestone

    Ten years ago, Coursera asked CWRU Law Professor Michael Scharf to establish a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in his area of expertise, International Criminal Law.
  • CWRU Recognized by Inaugural AALS Pro Bono Honor Roll

    The Association of American Law Schools inaugural Pro Bono Honor Roll acknowledges and highlights the pro bono work of individuals engaging in, expanding, and/or supporting their law school community in providing pro bono legal services. 
  • Jonathan Adler Cited by Supreme Court of Ohio

    The Supreme Court of Ohio recently cited the scholarship of CWRU School of Law Professor Jonathan H. Adler in a decision holding that Ohio courts need not defer to state administrative agency interpretations of state law.
  • Spring Start Offers Increased Flexibility for Aspiring Lawyers

    On Jan. 17, 13 students will begin their JD program under the university’s “Spring Start” option. This program allows students to begin their coursework in the spring semester and puts them on track to graduate three years later in December, or two-and-a-half years later in May with the students who started the preceding fall. 
  • Appellate Litigation Clinic Reaches New Heights

    The ten students who recently completed their semesters in the Appellate Litigation Clinic have taken us to new heights. Between Aug. and Dec. 2022, this team of stalwart advocates took on seven new appeals—six criminal and one civil—in four different Ohio appellate courts across the state and in the federal Sixth Circuit. 
  • Professor Jessie Hill and Alum Becca Kendis Honored by ACLU of Ohio for Reproductive Rights Advocacy

    Professor Jessie Hill and CWRU Reproductive Rights Fellow Becca Kendis (LAW '19, MSASS '19) were honored by the ACLU of Ohio for their advocacy of reproductive rights in Ohio. Both Hill and Kendis are on the litigation team challenging Ohio's 6-week abortion ban, which is currently blocked by the courts.
  • CWRU Law Alum Martin Gruenberg Sworn In as FDIC Chairman

    Case Western Reserve University School of Law alumnus Martin Gruenberg (LAW '79) was sworn in as Chairman of the FDIC Board of Directors on Jan. 5, 2023. 
  • Student Spotlight: Matthew McDonald

    A third year law student at Case Western Reserve University, Matthew McDonald has been performing live music in the Cleveland area for over a decade. Blending 60’s pop music with art-rock, industrial, electronic and new age sounds, his current band Regas-McDonald has released two albums and is currently recording their third. 
  • 2022 in Review: School of Law in the Media

    From a memorable midterm election to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and medical breakthroughs to the war in Ukraine, the expertise and insight of Case Western Reserve University’s faculty and staff were at the forefront of the stories making headlines nationally and internationally this year. 
  • LLEAP 3 Guest Speakers: Connecting Lessons to Practice and Inspiring Students

    LLEAP 3, the third component of the law school’s legal writing program, transforms the classroom into a law firm where students research, write, advise clients, negotiate, and advocate exactly as a junior business or litigation attorney would.
  • Appellate Litigation Clinic Secures Victory for Client in Supreme Court of Ohio

    Our Appellate Litigation Clinic capped off the fall semester with a major victory in the Supreme Court of Ohio: in a 4–3 decision, the state’s highest court reversed lower-court decisions that deprived the client of the right to withdraw a guilty plea upon discovering evidence that the State had withheld from him.
  • Congratulations to Community Development Clinic Interns

    Congratulations to our twelve Community Development Clinic interns, who just finished a semester completing dozens of legal projects for Cleveland area community organizations and social enterprises.
  • 3L Magda Phillips Selected as Justice for All Fellow

    Third-year law student Magda Phillips was recently selected by the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation to serve at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in the fall of 2023 as a Justice for All Fellow.
  • International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber Cites Dean Scharf’s Amicus Argument on Insanity Defense

    On Feb. 14, 2022, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Co-Dean Michael Scharf traveled to The Hague to present an Amicus (friend of the court) argument on the proper application of the insanity defense before the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Today (Dec.