CWRU ranked among the best in public policy law

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In the Winter 2021 issue of Prelaw Magazine, Case Western Reserve University School of Law was awarded a top rating in public policy law that placed the school among the 20 highest in the nation.

Public policy law is one of the 10 specialty areas in which PreLaw Magazine has awarded Case Western Reserve a top rating this past year.

In the accompanying story, the magazine highlighted the law school’s new elective, Race, Law & Society, stating that “the two-semester course, which was the idea of Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Bryan Adamson, enables students and faculty to explore the ways race and racism are intertwined in U.S. legal, social, economic, political, and cultural institutions. More than a dozen law faculty members are participating, and each has chosen to lead a conversation on the work of a noted author, such as Jesmyn Ward, Michelle Alexander, Alex Vitale, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Dorothy Roberts, Ibram X. Kendi, Frederick Douglass, Bryan Stevenson and Pauli Murray.”

“Public Policy is both a specialty unto itself and a theme that flows through our other highly ranked specialty areas, including Health-Law, Environmental Law, International Law, Criminal Law and Public Interest Law,” said law school Co-Dean Jessica Berg.

“Teaching students how to use the law to effect positive policy change is part of the DNA of our Law School,” added Co-Dean Michael Scharf. “Many of our alums are local, state, national, and international leaders, dedicated to improving the world.”