Overview

Applicants
1,488
Acceptance Rate
39%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.46
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
131

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
154 - 160

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
April 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$40

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
63

36
Female
7
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

One of the premiere law schools in the Midwest, Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio provides individuals with "every resource [they] need to become a successful student and future attorney." To begin with, the CWRU School of Law does a fabulous job fostering a "collaborative atmosphere." Students also benefit from Case's "excellent writing program" and "emphasis on practical learning." As one student explains, "Case Western has a phenomenal experiential learning program. Few schools [offer] their students the opportunity to [earn] credits through internships and [the ability] to [leverage that experience] to move into the jurisdiction they wish to work in." Additionally, don't let Case's "relatively small [size]" fool you; a "wealth of opportunities" abounds here. In fact, many students view the size as an asset since it ensures that no one is merely "a face in the crowd." Further, a "smaller student body means there are fewer people vying for the available spots" within extracurricular activities like "law review and mock trial."

Of course, perhaps Case's "greatest strength is the high quality and accessibility of the professors." They frequently "go above and beyond…[to make sure] students understand the material." These budding legal scholars also love how their instructors "challenge you to expand your thought process and how you analyze materials." And they greatly appreciate how "supportive" Case professors can be. Another impressed student shares, "[They sat] with me as a first semester 1L to read through my practice essays [and have also] mentor[ed] me and provide[d] career advice." And looking beyond the classroom, students also note that the research librarians are "great." Indeed, they "provide a lot of information on how to approach legal research about specific topics [as well as] how to shift into a 'legal mind [set]' when engaging in research." A fellow classmate agrees stating, "They really helped me fall in love with the process of diving into a legal question and trying to figure out an answer."

Lastly, when it comes to employment, students have "great access [to] internships" as well as a good record for "job placement." Moreover, the law school "has a large and engaged alumni network in Cleveland and all over the world." And it does a great job of fostering "good connections to firms in town."

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
85%
Median Starting Salary
$59,515
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
90%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
69%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
75

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Large law firms in major U.S. cities, including Cleveland, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Boston; small- and mid-size law firms throughout the country; corporate legal departments; consulting firms; federal and state government, including the Department of Justice; the federal, state, and local judiciary; and public interest organizations.

Graduates Employed by Area

44%
Private Practice
15%
Business/Industry
15%
Government
7%
Public Interes
6%
Judicial Clerkships
3%
Academic

Prominent Alumni

Kathleen O'Malley '82
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Mohamed Ibn Chambas '84
UN Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel

Fred Gray, '54
Noted Civil Rights Lawyer

Patricia Inglis '77
Executive Vice President, San Francisco 49ers

Mark Weinberger '87
Global Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
May 1
Application Deadlines
Jul 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$74,794

% Students Receiving Some Aid
96%

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$50,500
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$19,384
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$19,384
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,800
Fees
$166

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
412
Parent Institution Enrollement
10,050

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
32
Average Age at Entry
24

% Out-of-State
62%
% International
9%

Demographics

19.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
52% female
48% male

Campus Life

Students Say

CWRU School of Law manages to buck law school stereotypes, fostering a "tight-knit" student body that's "supportive" and "cooperative." One individual immediately agrees sharing, "I think we may be the nicest group of law students in the country. Everyone shares outlines, notes, and advice." Of course, you'll still find a few "high-strung 'Type A' personalities." However, most individuals are "people who [simply] want to contribute to the profession and to the world as best they can." When it comes to socializing, we're told that "the Student Bar Association does an excellent job in creating opportunities for the students to interact with each other outside of the classroom." Additionally, students seem to love Case's location in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland. A number of individuals assert that "the University Circle area is a great place to be a student, and there [are] so many great attractions nearby." One respondent eagerly elaborates, "I regularly walk over to the art museum to relax; similarly, the opportunity to enjoy free concerts with one of North America's finest orchestras is a perk that cannot be beat." And, as if that wasn't enough, "during the fall and early spring, the campus is really quite gorgeous, and there's a bevy of activities going on, many of which are free for students."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kelli Curtis
Associate Dean of Admissions

Address
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone
216-368-3600

Email
lawadmissions@case.edu