CWRU ranked 9th in the nation in public interest law

photo of the Cleveland Immigration Court

Surveys indicate that there is growing interest among prospective law students in public interest law, which includes work for the government, Legal Aid and other non-profits. This year, PreLaw Magazine, a publication of National Jurist, ranked Case Western Reserve University Law School the ninth-best law school in the nation for public interest law. The rankings were published in the Winter 2020 issue. 

We have a long history of leadership in public interest law, with notable alumni including famed civil rights lawyer Fred Gray.  Our Social Justice Law Center hosts two endowed lecture series dedicated to addressing the inequities in our legal system.  

From our Immigration Law Clinic to our Human Trafficking Project, from our Reproductive Rights Lab to our newly endowed Burke Center for Environmental Law, we provide students a wide range of hands-on experience in public interest law.  What's more, CWRU provides students interested in this area with Stephanie Tubbs Jones Public Interest Law scholarships, Fox Foundation and Biskind fellowship grants for public interest internships and a loan repayment program for graduates employed in public interest jobs.