About Us

We’ve been training lawyers almost as long as anyone. But we know that what matters most to you is how we prepare you for success.

A Model Law School: We are a nationally recognized law school in the heart of University Circle, a thriving cultural neighborhood near downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

Our international law, health law and intellectual property law programs are among the top in the nation. Leadership courses and real-practice experiences are infused throughout our innovative curriculum. All students begin working with real clients in their first year and participate in a semester-long full-time practice experience during their third year.

National Jurist magazine named us among the top 25 law schools that deliver the best public interest law opportunities. The magazine also listed us among its first "honor roll of law schools" that deliver the best practical training.

We offer JD, LLM and SJD degrees, as well as nine dual-degree programs. During the third year, JD students may study abroad and complete a foreign LLM degree at one of three partner schools: Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, Middlesex University in London and University of Paris Dauphine.

Our Growing Presence: About two-thirds of our students are from outside Ohio. More than 10,000 alumni live and work all over the world. Our graduates are employed in a wide variety of legal, government, non-profit and business settings. Many of our alums are CEOs, law firm partners, government officials and other recognized leaders.

Expert Faculty: Our law faculty are ranked 25th in the nation in scholarly impact. They are noted experts in their fields, and their first priority is the success of our students. We have a welcoming, friendly environment that encourages collaboration between professors, administrators, staff, students and alumni. When you join our law school, you are part of our legal family.

Proud History: We were one of the first schools accredited by the American Bar Association* and have a long-standing commitment to diversity. We admitted our first African-American student in our first class in 1892. About 20% of our student body is comprised of underrepresented minorities.

A Connected Institution: We are part of Case Western Reserve University, a highly ranked research institution with over 5,600 graduate and professional students and more than 4,600 undergraduate students. The university is also home to the Weatherhead School of Management; School of Medicine; Case School of Engineering; The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; School of Dental Medicine; School of Graduate Students; the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; and the College of Arts and Sciences.

* Case Western Reserve University School of Law is accredited by the ABA's Council to the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
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Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.988.6738
Fax: 312.988.5681
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