In October 2017, Jim McElhaney, one of CWRU’s most famous law professors passed away.
Representing a Rastafarian inmate, the CWRU Law Clinic sues Ohio prison officials over religious freedom after his dreadlocks were forcibly cut five times. Law students Punam Chatterjee, Anthony Cirranello, Jr., and Tianjiao Han are working on the case.
For the second year in a row, a Case Western Reserve University law student has won the William K. Thomas American Inn of Court’s “Excellence in Writing Award.” Emily Cunningham is the 2017 recipient.
A Case Western Reserve law school professor and staff member, both of whom are alumni of the law school, won political seats in the Cleveland area on November 7.
CWRU School of Law, in partnership with China’s Southwest University of Political Science and Law, held an opening ceremony on September 19, 2017 to celebrate the start of the nation’s first and only joint LLM degree program.
In October, Krithika Rajkumar and John Slaski made an argument before the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals on behalf of their client who had been found guilty of an OVI by a jury in Cleveland Municipal Court.