No matter what your area of interest, Case Western Reserve University School of Law has a variety of strong academic programs for you to explore. Our outstanding curriculum includes our outstanding health law program (consistently ranked in the top-ten nationally), 11th ranked international law program, 23rd ranked public interest law program, and dynamic business law and intellectual property law programs. Our curriculum allows you to earn a special certificate at graduation for your successful completion of one of seven different concentrations. Learn more about how our programs allow for collaborative and synergistic academic ventures among faculty and students by visiting the Academic Centers portion of our website.
At Case Western Reserve University we prepare our students for success. You will have client contact from your first semester coupled with hands-on experience in the classroom, clinics and extracurriculars. We offer a variety of labs and externships to build your skills. And all of our students complete a capstone – an intensive, real-world experience working in our clinic or in a semester-long externship. Our program has repeatedly been ranked by National Jurist Magazine as one of the best schools for practical training. You can learn more about our experiential learning program here and how it is integrated into our curriculum here.
We’re extremely proud of our home – University Circle - one of the largest concentrations of educational, cultural, and health care institutions in the world, and Cleveland, an exciting city where law is one of our major industries. The concentration of outstanding institutions within easy walking distance of our law school is unsurpassed. Our art museum and orchestra each are rated among the top five in the country. The Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Art, and several other cultural institutions complete our neighborhood, along with the great restaurants of Little Italy only a few blocks away.
Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is an exciting, attractive, and affordable place to live, learn, work and play. One of the benefits of attending law school at Case Western Reserve University is the affordability and availability of reasonably priced housing in Cleveland. A recent survey of current law student revealed these average monthly rental rates: $475 per month for students in a shared apartment, $775 per month for students living in a single accommodation and $1,000+ per month for family accommodations. Because of low housing expenses, your housing budget at Case Western Reserve will be much less than at a law school in other, more expensive cities.
As a legal and business center, Cleveland readily competes with much bigger cities. In addition to the strong legal community, the area's service industries include major accounting firms, financial institutions, and top hospitals. Home to many of the nation’s top 100 law firms, Greater Cleveland also boasts a number of Fortune 500 companies and is a leader in biomedical technology, polymers, electronics, manufacturing, publishing, and the arts.
A video with a great introduction to Cleveland can be found here.
James A. Stanton, Esq.