Every spring, U.S. News and World Report ranks law school specialty programs based on surveys of one designated representative at each law school in each specialty area. Case Western Reserve University School of Law had several highly ranked specialty programs this year: Our Health Law program was ranked #9 in the nation, tied with Harvard. Our International Law program was ranked #24. Our Intellectual Property program was ranked #40. And our Clinical Education program was ranked #44.
Law School specialty areas are also ranked by PreLaw Magazine, a publication of National Jurist. The magazine ranks programs based on objective criteria including curricular offerings, concentrations, certificates, journals, clinics, moot court success, and externships. This year, PreLaw magazine rated Case Western Reserve as a "top law school" for Practical Training (A+), Health Law (A+), International Law (A+), Intellectual Property Law (A+), Environmental Law (A), Trial Advocacy and Litigation (A), Business and Corporate Law (A), Criminal Law (A-), Human Rights Law (A-), and Public Policy (A-). CWRU’s ten ”A” specialty area rankings is up from six the year before. In addition to the letter grades, Prelaw Magazine ranked Case Western 9th best in the nation in Practical Training and 9th best in Public Interest Law.