CWRU School of Law Welcomes Outstanding Entering JD Class

Students take Professionalism Oath

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is pleased to welcome an exceptional group of students to campus, including 146 members of the fall 2021 entering JD class, plus 15 spring start students who began their studies in January.  

This year’s 1L entering JD class has a median LSAT of 160 (up from 159) and a median GPA of 3.61 (up from 3.5). It is also a highly diverse class with 59 percent women, 21 percent identifying as a member of an under-represented minority group, and 20 percent reporting as LGBTQ. 

Fifty percent of the entering JD students are from outside of Ohio, hailing from 27 states and 4 foreign countries. They come from 84 different colleges and have 18 graduate degrees. 

Prior to law school, they had a variety of jobs including Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, Peace Corps volunteer, head chef, asylum case manager, flight attendant, tennis coach, English teacher, math teacher, freelance writer, sound engineer, software developer, digital marketing specialist, and business executive. They also include musicians, actors, standup comedians, dog trainers, pilots and activists.

Joining the JD students are a geographically diverse group of 50 new LLM and 8 new SJD students, hailing from 11 countries. We also welcomed exchange students from Germany and Spain, new master level students in our various MA programs, and our inaugural class of Master in Compliance students on campus.

We are thrilled to have this outstanding group of students join our growing community!