A team of CWRU law students prevailed in a groundbreaking federal lawsuit arguing that an Ohio inmate should be allowed to keep his dreadlocks, protecting his religious freedom. See TV news story
Jessica Berg, co-dean of the School of Law, was profiled in Crain's Cleveland Business
“notable women in law” issue, highlighting her contribution to the school's restructured curriculum and the achievement of the school’s top pass rate on the Ohio Bar Exam.
At the law school’s annual celebration of faculty scholarship and service on May 10, two faculty members received chaired professorships, and two others were honored with special awards, while eight faculty members were lauded for publishing books in 2017-2018.
In the law school equivalent of making it to the NCAA Final Four, the victorious CWRU National Appellate Advocacy team and Jessup International Law Moot Court team have each advanced past the regional finals in two of the nation’s most prestigious moot court competitions, while CWRU's International Criminal Court team made it to the Semi Finals and CWRU's Vis International Commercial Arbitration team won a Best Speaker Award.
At 93 percent, our 2017 graduating class ranks number one in passing the Ohio bar exam on the first try, finishing six points ahead of the next highest Ohio law school.