Case Western Reserve University

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11075 E. Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

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#64 Best Law Schools


Law School Overview

The School of Law at Case Western Reserve University has an application deadline of April 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University is $40. Its tuition is full-time: $46,826 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 11.1:1. The School of Law at Case Western Reserve University has 81 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law is a Cleveland institution with a highly ranked healthcare law program. In addition to health law, students have the option to specialize in concentrations including international law, national security law, and law, technology, and the arts. For students who’d like to earn a second degree, the Case Western School of Law grants dual degrees including a J.D./M.B.A. in conjunction with the Case Western University Weatherhead School of Management, a J.D./master of arts in legal history through the Case Western Department of History, and a J.D./M.D. through the Case Western School of Medicine.

Experiential learning is stressed through the law school’s CaseArc Integrated Lawyering Skills program, which takes first- and second-year students through a series of legal problems, including interviewing clients and negotiating settlements. Further hands-on opportunities to get involved exist in the school’s clinics and labs, such as Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic and the Death Penalty Lab. Case Western also runs a unique War Crimes Research Lab, which performs background work for international criminal tribunals. In addition, the Case Western School of Law operates a variety of academic centers, including the Center for Business Law and Regulation, the Center for Social Justice, and the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy.

Students interested in getting further involved while at Case Western may be able to get involved in student organizations, including the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, as well as a variety of student journals including the Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, the country’s sole student-edited health law journal, and the Canada-United States Law Journal, also unique in its topic coverage.

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Year founded 1892
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline April 1
Full-time program application fee $40
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (800) 756-0036
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 81
Student-faculty ratio 11.1:1
Total faculty 91

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 418
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 229


Tuition and fees

full-time: $46,826 per year

Room and board $17,790


Employed at graduation2 39.0%
Median private sector starting salary $78,000
Median public service starting salary $49,844


Total volumes and volume equivalents 444,058

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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