Celebrating 125 Years

In Brief

Faculty Briefs
Recent faculty activities
Sharona Hoffman
The Perplexities of Age and Power

Juscelino Colares
In Search of Policy Coherence: Upholding U.S. Free Trade Advocacy Amid Controversy Over Natural Gas Exports

Juliet Kostritsky
One Size Does Not Fit All: A Contextual Approach to Fiduciary Duties Owed to Preferred Stockholders From Venture Capital to Public Preferred to...Show All

Erik Jensen
E. B. White Could Nod Too: Thoughts Occasioned by Reading “Death of a Pig”

Jonathan Adler
Restoring Chevron's Domain

Jonathan Entin
Law School Clinics and the First Amendment

In Memoriam
Class of 1945
Quentin H. Alexander

Class of 1962
Marion B. Amato

Class of 1960
James A. Amdur

Class of 1968
Larry B. Faigin

Class of 1974
Terrence Durica

Class of 1975
Deborah Michels Badger

Class Notes
Veronique (Jiefei) Yang ('15)
joined Clifford Chance (Shanghai, China).

Donielle Robinson ('15)
joined Jayaram Law Group as an associate.

Kirk Shaw ('15)
joined Day Ketterer as an associate.

JoAnna Gavigan ('15)
was named as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business Magazine’s “People on the Move.”

Shipra Kumar ('15)
joined Matasar Jacobs LLC as an associate.

Mathew Drocton ('15)
of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, was chosen to clerk for Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. ’83 of the U.S. District Court, District of RhodeShow All

Experiential Education: Real Stories. Real Cases.

Experiential Education: Real Stories. Real Cases.

Dena Cipriano
At Case Western Reserve University School of Law, students work with real clients beginning in their first year of law school – an initiative that began during the 2014-15 academic year.

In the first year of our required lawyering experience, 153 students worked in the Cleveland community and served unrepresented individuals facing significant legal issues.

Apr 22 2016
Celebrating Lew Katz's 50 years on the faculty

Dena Cipriano
Lew Katz
Professor Lew Katz, 76, is the longest-tenured faculty member in Case Western Reserve University School of Law history. Even after five decades, Katz continues to teach full-time, serves as a public speaker, recruits international students and publishes books. The 23rd edition of his book Ohio Arrest, Search & Seizure was released this year.

Katz once ran for Congress, and he almost became a dean at another law school. He has stories — some on-the-record and some off — about what this law school was like through the ages. He began teaching in the old building on Adelbert, when students kept their books in briefcases instead of lockers and female students didn’t have their own restrooms.

He remembers the time when creating a law degree program for foreign students was a novel idea — a program that has since grown to become a significant part of the law school’s overall population. 

We had a chance to talk with Lew about his career highlights and the finer sides of legal education. We asked him what has kept him going year after year.

His answer remains as steadfast as ever: the students.

They are why he got into this business. And why he’s still here.

Apr 22 2016
Case Western Reserve ranked 25th in scholarly impact

Dena Cipriano
Case Western Reserve University School of Law tied for the No. 25 spot in scholarly impact, according to the Sisk study released in August 2015 in Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports.

The ranking is based on mean and median citations to tenured faculty scholarship since 2010. Case Western Reserve’s latest ranking marks a leap of more than a dozen percentage points, and it is the only law school in Ohio to rank in the top 25.
Successful Persistence Successful Persistence
Emma Skoff Lincoln ‘49 reflects on her experience as one of a few female law graduates in the late 1940s.

For Her Father and  For the Workers For Her Father and For the Workers
Carla Tricarichi ‘82 shares her family story of winning a $14 million damage award after a historic 44-year legal battle on behalf of railroad workers

Achieving the  American dream Achieving the American dream
Lisa Scott ’86 becomes a lawyer in an uncanny way and finds her lifelong passion in immigration law

DiBlasio ‘12 serves as a Congressional health care policy advisor DiBlasio ‘12 serves as a Congressional health care policy advisor
Carla DiBlasio puts her motivation and strong work ethic into action as the health care policy advisor for Congressman Tom Price (GA-6)

Brigade Judge Advocate Keith Petty ’02 deployed to Liberia during Ebola epidemic Brigade Judge Advocate Keith Petty ’02 deployed to Liberia during Ebola epidemic
The late Professor King inspired his career in international law

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