Articles

Apr 22 2016
Brigade Judge Advocate Keith Petty ’02 deployed to Liberia during Ebola epidemic

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

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

Sean Murphy
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.

Apr 21 2016
Celebrating Lew Katz's 50 years on the faculty

Sean Murphy
Celebrating Lew Katz's 50 years on the faculty
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 21 2016
Experiential Education

Sean Murphy
Experiential Education
First-year law students assisted clients in MetroHealth System’s Kinship Caregiver project, one of multiple opportunities to work with real clientsduring the first year of law school at Case Western Reserve.
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. Pictured is Lynsey Shumacher helping a woman obtain guardianship during MetroHealth System’s Kinship Caregiver Project.

Nov 14 2014
Representing Artists, Athletes and Innovators

Dena Cipriano
Representing Artists, Athletes and Innovators
Erich and Audrey Spangenberg
The Spangenberg Family Foundation, established by Erich and Audrey Spangenberg, gave the law school $3 million to support its IP law program.
Craig A. Nard
“Just as breakthroughs in the intellectual property field have the ability to transform lives, so too does this gift serve as a turning point and expand what our center can do.”
— Craig A. Nard, notable IP law scholar and Director of the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts.
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