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Live+Learn O n e C i t y, O n e S C h O O l , C O u n t l e S S P O S S i b i l i t i e S MeSSAge FROm the DeAn these are challenging times of change in our economy and in society, and in such times the community asks more from lawyers to define the terms and guide the direction for our future. because we at CWRu are in the business of training lawyers to meet the challenges of the days ahead, our School offers you an extraordinary opportunity. At our School of law, you will be joining a rich learning community. Our distinguished faculty are dedicated to teaching and scholarship, and to personal engagement with students which provides support for the pursuit of individual learning objectives. Our students hail from across the country and globe. We are part of a renowned liberal arts research university affording us joint programming in medicine, business, non- profit management, engineering, the sciences, and all the Robert h. Rawson, Jr. disciplines that a great liberal arts institution offers. interim Dean We enjoy the advantages of a strong local, national, and global alumni base of over 9,900 graduates who support our On behalf of my students by, among other contributions, mentoring our mock distinguished faculty trial programs, teaching as adjuncts, and providing practice opportunities both during school and after graduation. colleagues, our able staff, and our diverse student Our creative curriculum includes substantial skills training, body, I am pleased to particularly in the first two years, supplemented by our extensive clinical program that provides experiential learning introduce you to the Case to prepare our students for the world after law school. Western Reserve University We are a place where ideas matter and where we care about School of Law. preparing each student to become a great lawyer. We welcome your interest in exploring the possibilities for your future with us. Live+Learn Mission Statement Case Western Reserve University School of Law has more The Case Western Reserve than 115 years of exceptional experience producing some of University School of Law the world’s finest legal scholars and practitioners. The law seeks to achieve and be school was accredited by the American Bar Association in recognized for excellence 1923 – the very first year of ABA law school accreditation. in preparing leaders in The school offers a legal education that combines theory with practice and a the practice of law, public curriculum of over 200 courses that prepares students for leadership in the practice and community service, of law, public service, and commerce. and commerce; providing The school’s faculty members are among the best in the nation. They are enlightenment to the distinguished in their scholarship and for their excellence as educators and mentors. profession and the global Our alumni serve society in key positions in every state in the nation and worldwide. legal community; and With placement statistics that consistently exceed national levels, the School of Law fostering an accessible, is a leader among law schools. Faculty and staff are committed to cultivating strong national and international relationships to create extraordinary opportunities that fair, and reliable system connect students and graduates with employers. At Case Western Reserve University of justice. School of Law students will find a nurturing faculty and staff committed to their success. --3 -- OUR CiTyCLEvELAnD Cleveland, Ohio, situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie, is an attractive and affordable place to live, learn, work, and play. Greater Cleveland is the 14th largest metropolitan area in the country, with a population of 2.9 million. As a legal and business center, Cleveland competes Lake Erie, one of the freshwater Great Lakes, is easily with more populous cities. Home to four of known for incredible sport fishing and provides the nation’s top 100 law firms (Jones Day; Baker & opportunities for kayaking, boating, swimming, jet Hostetler; Squire, Sanders & Dempsey; and Littler skiing, canoeing, or spending the day on one of its Mendelson), Cleveland is a leader in biomedical beautiful beaches. Take in a show at PlayhouseSquare, the country’s “The heart of rock and roll is still beating in second largest theatre district, or the exhibits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Listen to the world- Cleveland. What can we say? There’s renowned Cleveland Orchestra in its gorgeous home, Severance Hall, on the Case Western a reason the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame campus. and Museum is located in Cleveland and If you enjoy sports, three professional sports teams, the Browns, the Cavaliers, and the Indians, call you can feel the beat in everything that Cleveland home. happens here.” The Cleveland Metroparks system offers hiking, biking, and fitness trails throughout the area. technology, polymers, electronics, manufacturing, and publishing. In addition to the extraordinary Cleveland was recently ranked second on Money legal community, Cleveland’s service industries magazine’s Midwestern list of Best Places to Live. include major accounting firms, banks, and From dinosaur bones to classical music to pop art, nationally ranked hospitals. Cleveland has it all. For more on what’s going on in Cleveland: www.positivelycleveland.com --5 -- OUR NEiGhBORhOOd UnIvERSITy CIRCLE The area surrounding the campus is University Circle, an intellectual, scientific, cultural, and health care district — the concentration of institutions within its one-square-mile, park-like setting is unsurpassed in the world. The law school is a part of Case Western Reserve Unique neighborhoods like Little Italy, Coventry, University which is a leading private undergraduate and Shaker Square are within a short distance of university known for its rigorous academics and campus, and offer students and young groundbreaking research. professionals modern and safe places to live, shop, dine, network, and socialize. Across the street from the law school, the Botanical Gardens and the Cleveland Museum of Art offer University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland respite from the rigors of studying. Clinic Foundation make the University Circle area a major center of health care and medical research. For more information on University Circle: www.universitycircle.org “Because of the law s school’s unique x location, I often escape the intellectually challenging curriculum by walking across the street to the Cleveland Museum of Art.” --6 -- LaVonne Sherald, 2L Undergraduate Institution: Case Western Reserve University “The professors and course content have challenged me to think in many different ways. These different ways of thinking have served not only to make me a better student, but will also make me a better lawyer.” J.d. THE J.D. PROGRAM Our innovative and visionary curriculum at the School of Fall semester • Torts Law combines the best of classical legal education with cutting- • Contracts edge experiential opportunities. We are meeting fundamental • Criminal Law • CaseArc CORE Lawyering Skills I changes in the world and in the legal profession head-on. sPring semester Our goal is to ensure that our graduates will be prepared to understand their clients’ • Civil Procedure enterprises and the economic, social, and political context in which they operate. With • Constitutional Law more than 200 courses, seven areas of concentration, and ten dual-degree and certificate • Property programs, students leave the School of Law with the skills, practical experience, and • CaseArc CORE Lawyering Skills II confidence to deal with the changes and challenges on the legal horizon. • Choice of a Perspectives Elective (offered on a rotation): Full-time Program First year • Intellectual Property Survey The first year focuses on required courses and provides a sound foundation for • Dispute Resolution upper-level study. First-year doctrinal courses include Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, • Bioethics and the Law Civil Procedure, Property, and Constitutional Law. We also offer first year students • International Law the opportunity to select one of our Perspective Elective courses in the second semester. • Courts, Public Policy, and Social Change --8 -- Brent Lehman, 2L Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University “Case has helped me grow as both a person and a professional. Through the CaseArc program I have developed important legal skills such as legal writing and client mentoring. Through both the curriculum and practical experience I feel I am extremely prepared to walk into a professional environment and be a successful advocate for my clients.” --1 6 -- CASEArc InTEGRATED LAWyERInG SkILLS PROGRAM The CaseArc integrated Lawyering Skills Program is revolutionizing the way we teach law students. it provides 21st century legal training. CaseArc, our integrated legal skills program, CaseArc provides a sequence of courses built into brings together legal doctrine and fundamental the curriculum with a four semester series of classes law skills with experiential learning and traditional in the first and second year focused on legal classroom methods. The program examines the research, writing, and lawyering skills training. professional roles of lawyers and prepares students Students learn to research and draft memos and to be more effective practicing lawyers by providing briefs, interview and counsel clients, negotiate and the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the draft transactional documents, engage in legal legal world. problem solving, make presentations to courts, and negotiate the resolution of a civil or criminal matter. “This is a comprehensive, sequenced These classes explore a lawyer’s role as well as ethics and professionalism in the context of a simulated program designed to teach what it means legal problem. A capstone program includes the option to work in our Clinic, or participate in to be a lawyer. It combines doctrine, theory, externships and labs. This provides students with the opportunity to participate in lawyering roles with and practical teaching. Most are amazed clients and work in a real legal setting. at what we do here. Case Western For more information about CaseArc: law.case.edu/academics/casearc Reserve University is a 21st century law school, on our way to becoming leaders in practical education.” — kenneth R. Margolis Professor of Law Director, CaseArc Integrated Lawyering Skills Program --1 1 -- 2 & 3 yEARS Nd Rd UPPER-LEvEL CURRICULUM Whether you choose to pursue a broad-based course of study or study in-depth an area of particular interest to you, the extensive selection of more than 200 courses will fully support your educational goals. in addition to the foundational first-year courses and CaseArc, students must take Professional Responsibility and complete a writing requirement. For second- and third-year students, the school provides great flexibility in choosing electives. • Select from our rich menu of courses • CaseArc CORE Lawyering Skills III and Focused seven ConCentrations Problem solving Students who wish to pursue more • Professional Responsibility comprehensive study of a particular area of law • Writing Requirement can choose to pursue a concentration from • Optional Concentration among a number of specialty areas: • Optional Capstone Skills Experiences 1. Law, Technology, and the Arts: • Law and Technology It was very important to me to find a law • Law and the Arts 2. International Law school that not only has a reputation that is 3. Business Organizations 4. Litigation known in the U.S. but also makes waves 5. Health Law 6. Public Law: in international media. Case beat out other • Individual Rights & Social Reform • Public & Regulatory Institutions top schools because its professors were 7. Criminal Law constantly sought after in the national and international press for their opinions about For more information on our concentrations: law.case.edu/concentrations legal matters ranging from human rights issues around the world to environmental law and constitutional law issues. —Obiajulu “Obie” Okuh, 2L --1 3 -- dUAL & CERTiFiCATE DUAL-DEGREES AnD CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS The School of Law offers ten distinct programs in concert with the graduate departments and professional schools of the university for full-time students who want to earn a second graduate degree. 10 Dual-Degree anD CertiFiCate Programs J.D./M.B.A. (Management) J.D./M.A. (Legal History) J.D./M.A. (Bioethics) J.D./M.A. (Political Science) J.D./M.S.S.A. (Social Work) J.D./M.n.O. (nonprofit Management) J.D./C.n.M. (Certificate of nonprofit Management) .H. J.D./M.P (Public Health) J.D./M.D. (Medicine) J.D./M.S. (Biochemistry) For more information, please see Dual Degree and Certificate Programs: law.case.edu/curriculum --1 4 -- GRAdUATE LAW GRADUATE LAW DEGREE PROGRAMS The Master of Laws (LL.M) degrees are one-year, full-time programs designed to give graduates of foreign law schools an opportunity to study the United States legal system and international law and trade, and to become truly capable lawyers in the 21st century’s global economy. Our LL.M. students have access to 170 Juris We offer three LL.M. degrees and a Doctor (J.D.) courses, as well as courses specifically summer law institute: designed for the needs of LL.M. students. Our students, who have come from 60 countries, form a LL.M. in United States and Global Legal Studies – close-knit community and become involved in law Focus on United States legal research, writing, and school acitvities with J.D. classmates. LL. M. analytical methods with a flexible curriculum to students benefit from individual attention and meet each individual student’s career goals. guidance in a family atmosphere. Students may earn certificates of concentration in several areas of law. LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law – Focus on doctrine and policy of United States intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. LL.M. in International Business Law – Focus on academic analysis and practical applications of United States business law as applied to international transactions. Summer Language and Law Institute – Open to any foreign legal professional or international student, this intensive four-week training experience in Legal English focuses on introducing students to the U.S. legal system. For more information about the LL.M program: law.case.edu/curriculum/llm Or contact us at: E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (216) 368-2083 --1 5 -- ACAdEMiC CENTERS ACADEMIC CEnTERS Through eight Academic Centers at the School of Law and our global programs, students can immerse themselves in legal research and advocacy, attain practical legal work experience, select a focused educational program, and receive the benefit of learning from and interacting with faculty who are experts in their discipline. The Centers sponsor extensive lecture series, 3. Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of seminars, symposia, and internship and fellowship Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CISCDR) programs in addition to great course depth. Each 4. Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts center is unique and gives students who wish to 5. The Law-Medicine Center specialize the chance to identify and address—from 6. Milton A. kramer Law Clinic Center the outset—issues and opportunities related to their 7. Center for Professional Ethics chosen discipline. 8. Center for Social Justice Each center has its own directors, who, along with Case global dedicated faculty and staff, coordinate and sponsor • Frederick k. Cox International Law Center clinics, labs, lecture series, moot courts, publication • Institute for Global Security Law and Policy projects, seminars and symposia, internships and • War Crimes Research Office fellowship programs tailored to the mission and • Cyberspace Law and Policy Office objectives of the center. • Canada-United States Law Institute Students can immerse themselves in legal research The Frederick k. cox international law and advocacy, attain practical legal work experience, center provides summer, semester-long (for select a focused educational program, and receive academic credit), and post-graduation international the benefit of learning from and interacting with internship grants. Students have interned at the faculty who are experts in their discipline. Summit Law Firm in Shanghai China, the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, the International Trade Center We provide a broad array of centers on diverse in Geneva, the International Criminal Tribunal for subject areas, allowing all faculty and students to Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for the be deeply engaged in the academic experience. former yugoslavia, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Cambodia Genocide Tribunal, Human 1. Center for Business Law and Regulation Rights Watch and several other human rights 2. Frederick k. Cox International Law Center organizations in Africa. --1 6 -- Lindsay doss 3L Undergraduate Institution: Denison University “I like that the law school encourages and aids students interested in pursuing legal careers in public interest or government work. During my first summer I worked at Legal Aid in Akron, Ohio, and this summer I am working for the State Appellate Defender in Chicago, IL. Case Western’s center for Social Justice provided me with a fellowship for this summer’s work and made taking this position possible.” Through her involvement in the cox center, katherine The center For law, technology and the artS Gibson, 2L, President of the International Law Society, worked provides law students with opportunities for several internships at the International Bar Association in London last summer, with various institutions related to law and technology or law and this summer plans to go to The Hague and work with the and the arts such as the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of judges presiding over the Charles Taylor trial. Fame, the International Foundation for Art Research in new york City, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal This year the law-Medicine center sponsored students to Circuit in Washington, D.C., and the Patent & Trademark intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office in Arlington, virginia. This summer, Case law students Senate Aging Committee, veterans Affairs Office of Regional are interning in the legal department of the World Intellectual Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/the Property Organization in Geneva and the Cleveland Museum Department Appeals Board. of Art. The Law-Medicine Center also sponsors the Student Health For complete information on our Academic Centers, Law Association, which offers social, networking and program please go to: law.case.edu/centers planning opportunities. Student members determine and Or contact us at: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org recruit health law speakers to visit the school for public Phone: (216) 368-3304 lectures as well as offer social networking opportunities. --1 7 -- As part of the CaseArc Capstone program, this past academic year, the School of Law clinical faculty worked with students in the Milton a. kramer law clinic center on real client cases such as: Criminal JustiCe CliniC • Criminal defense – mostly misdemeanors Community DeveloPment CliniC • non-profit organizations (including tax exempt status) and small business formation • Contract and compliance matters for non-profit and small business clients • Intellectual property, nondisclosure agreements, and licensing agreements Civil litigation anD meDiation CliniC • Consumer claims (including predatory lending) • Contract disputes • Real estate transactions and disputes involving low income homeowners • Collection matters • Mediation as neutrals HealtH law CliniC • Social security disability/ • supplemental security income cases Medicaid eligibility claims Professor Louise McKinney • Disability discrimination “My work involved creating a pro-bono and social justice ethic within the legal • Health insurance disputes system, including encouraging law students to serve those who are underserved. • Special education matters This is very similar to our focus at the Clinic, where students receive experiential learning opportunities. Once law students are exposed to the plight of the under-represented and poor, they get a sense of obligation to give back.” urban DeveloPment lab • Research related to urban development projects --1 8 -- CLiNiC THE MILTOn A . kRAMER LAW CLInIC CEnTER Experiential learning through simulation courses and real-world experiences is an integral part of the Case Western Reserve University law school curriculum. At Case Western Reserve School of Law, students do not merely study law; they make an active contribution through our clinics, externships, and labs. Students have many opportunities to apply their classroom learning to real-world situations. The Milton A. kramer Law Clinic center, created in 1970, is where students put their lawyering skills to work representing real clients in civil, criminal, and transactional matters. Under faculty guidance, students handle a broad range of legal matters: consumer issues (such as deceptive sales practices and predatory lending), mediation, elder and disability law (encompassing social security and public benefits), nonprofit incorporation, and criminal misdemeanors (such as petty theft, DUI, and domestic violence.) Currently, the only law school in the country to have two clinical Fulbright Scholars, Professors Louise Mckinney and Timothy Casey share a devotion to the professional obligation of lawyers to engage in public interest work. This devotion has expanded to Africa and Argentina, where they have worked at the University of Botswana and the University of San Andres, respectively. For more information about our clinic: law.case.edu/clinic To contact the kramer Law Clinic Center: E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (216) 368-2766 --1 9 -- STUdy ABROAd InTERnATIOnAL LEARnInG summer institute For inDiviDualizeD global JustiCe at tHe semester stuDy abroaD university oF utreCHt Through our Study Abroad Program, the Canada- In partnership with Washington University School of U.S. Law Institute, the north American Legal Studies Law in St. Louis, Case Western Reserve hosts the Program, and other international affiliations, we Summer Institute for Global Justice at Utrecht have created opportunities for our students to study University in The netherlands. Founded in 1636, law abroad. Past participants have studied in and home to over 30,000 students, Utrecht Russia, Mexico, Canada, China, Australia, Spain, University was recently ranked as Continental and Japan. Students can apply for a stipend to Europe’s best University. The University’s defray expenses. beautifully renovated classrooms and facilities, which are used by the Summer Institute, are located Case abroaD at Home in historic buildings in the center of the city. The Case Abroad at Home program offers one- credit mini-courses taught by international experts Students can earn six credits in the areas of from around the world that augment our international and comparative law. Prominent international law curriculum. They are offered at international law experts from the United States the law school and taught intensively the week and Europe teach the courses. The program also before the start of the fall semester. features guest lectures by international officials and visits to the nearby international institutions based in Brussells and in The Hague which serves as the headquarters of the International Court of Justice. law.case.edu/summer-institute --2 0 -- Chimezirim “Chime” Nwankwo, 2L Undergraduate Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan “This summer I am working at a local mid-sized firm for the month of June, and taking study-abroad classes through Case’s program in Utrecht, netherlands in July. I think the opportunity to do both is amazing and I’m really looking forward to a productive summer!” FACULTy CASE WESTERn RESERvE UnIvERSITy The faculty of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law are dedicated to teaching and excellence in scholarship, which is reflected in extraordinary classroom experiences, valuable opportunities for legal practice, and in the Academic Centers we support. Faculty take their commitment to outstanding teaching and to mentoring students very seriously. For students, this means knowing that their leading publishers and journals. The qualifications professors will be available to discuss the legal of adjunct faculty members are equally remarkable. issues of the day, expand on classroom discussion, help evaluate employment opportunities, and talk For complete biographical information and one-on-one about the student’s performance on an photographs: law.case.edu/faculty exam. Distinguished for their scholarship, since 1999 faculty members have published more than 900 books, book chapters, and articles with Professor Michael Benza “One of the joys of teaching here is the emphasis on integrating traditional law school courses and real-world experiences. In the Death Penalty Lab students apply their skills to death penalty cases and learn firsthand how the theory and the application of the law intersect while also learning that cases involve real people — it goes well beyond just the facts of a case.” --2 3 -- CAREER CAREER SERvICES OFFICE The Case Western Reserve University School of Law Career Services Office (CSO) is one of the best in the country. The CSO staff cultivates strong national relationships to create opportunities that connect Case Western Reserve law students with prospective employers, resulting in employment statistics that consistently surpass national averages in employment rates and salary. The staff of six includes five attorneys with a range Services and resources available to students are of abilities and contacts in traditional and non- vital to developing an effective personal career plan. traditional legal settings. Staff members counsel students, conduct employer outreach, coordinate Through the CSO, students receive and have access to: career workshops, and organize national and • Career counseling regional job fairs, panel discussions, and mock • On-campus and off-campus interview interviews. Our CSO is one of a few in the country programs that has one full-time position devoted to employer • Resumé collect and resumé direct services relations. In addition, the CSO sponsors off- • Job postings campus interviews in Southern California, Chicago, • Programs, workshops and mock interviews new york, new England, and Washington, D.C. • Information and tips from employer outreach meetings • CSO legal career search guide “My first year at Case Western has been • Career Resource Library • Case Connections Alumni networking wonderful. I have a great support network Database • CSO Blog of peers and professors. Extracurricular • Off-campus job fairs, including the Patent Law Job Fair, Equal Justice Works Job Fair, Midwest activities have been a great outlet for the Public Interest Career Conference, the Cook County Bar Association Job Fair, the new pressures of law school. Being involved in Hampshire Legal Job Fair, the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Midwest Regional student organizations, especially the Jewish Minority Recruitment Conference, the Government Employer Information Fair, and Law Students Association, has exposed Lavender Law. me to the cooperation and co-sponsoring For more information about our Career Services Office: law.case.edu/careers efforts among the student body.” — Jonah Grabelsky, 1L Undergraduate Institution: northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois --2 4 -- Lara Nochomovitz, Alumna Undergraduate Institution: Pomona College, Claremont, CA “After graduation I moved to Denver to work in the Environmental Department at a medium-sized firm. Case taught me how to apply a legal framework to problem solving and improved my ability to make a compelling argument and incorporate counter-arguments to opposing views. Through practicum, the Case Abroad at Home courses, international study opportunities and visiting professors, Case gave me the flexibility to explore a broad spectrum of academic interests and develop a professional network that extends well beyond Cleveland, Ohio.” Our Office of Student Services sponsors numerous programs, services, and activities including REBUiLdiNG NEW ORLEANS community receptions, the Academic Over the past four years law school students have volunteered Enrichment Program, First year more than 1,800 hours in a variety of home rehabilitation and “Olympics”, Big Brothers/Big Sisters community development projects including legal assistance, Annual Bowl-a-thon, and bar disaster recovery work, and gutting several homes. Students are examination workshops. responsible for paying for the complete trip and successful fundraising has lowered the cost per person from $1,500 to $600.00. moot Court team In April 2008, Case Western Reserve University School of Law won the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. The Jessup Competition is the world’s largest and most prestigious Moot Court tournament. nearly 600 teams from 98 different countries competed. Case Western Reserve’s victory marked just the second time in 14 years—and third since 1990—an American team was crowned world champion. LiFE STUDEnT LIFE AnD LEADERSHIP At Case Western Reserve University School of Law, students participate in nearly 40 student organizations. And that number keeps growing. Put legal theory into practice as a member of a student organization. Join the Case Western Reserve chapter of the ACLU or the Federalist Society. Participate in one of our many moot court or Several different journals provide mock trial teams. volunteer with our Big Buddies program. students the opportunity to collaborate with classmates, academicians, and These kinds of purpose-driven initiatives demonstrate the practitioners. Our Health Matrix: creativity and energy of our students. Whether joining an Journal of Law-Medicine is the only established group or laying the foundation for a new one, our student-edited health law journal in students develop lasting friendships with peers and professors, the country and is the highest- and skills that will serve them well beyond Case Western ranked health law publication Reserve and Cleveland. among law schools. Within Cleveland (one of the nation’s most philanthropic cities) stuDent-eDiteD Journals and University Circle (home to more than 40 arts and • Law Review educational institutions), students can get involved in civic, • Health Matrix Journal of Law- social service, health, arts, and cultural organizations that Medicine match their interests—from the Red Cross to the Legal Aid • Journal of International Law Society, to Meals on Wheels, to the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. • Canada-U.S. Law Journal • Internet Law Journal For a complete list of student organizations: • The Docket student newsletter law.case.edu/student_life • War Crimes Prosecution Watch e-newsletter --2 7 -- diVERSiTy COMMITMEnT TO COMMUnITy AnD DIvERSITy We pride ourselves on creating a community of learning in which students and faculty can study and learn in comfort, have easy access to resources, and interact with each other not only in the classroom, but also, casually in common areas devoted to student use. Throughout the building there is a feeling of Case Western Reserve University School of Law has openness and hospitality that enhances learning a remarkable history of commitment to social and the exchange of ideas. Students and faculty are justice and some of the nation’s most courageous often seen chatting over a cup of coffee on “The and influential civil rights attorneys have been Bridge” or in our spacious student lounge. graduates of the school including Rosa Park’s attorney, Fred Gray. Case was one of the first law We consider ourselves to be a national law school schools in the country to accept African-American and are committed to recruiting a diverse student students when it opened its doors in 1892. body. 60% of our students are from states other than Ohio, and we attract non-traditional students who bring critical skills and work experience to our incoming class. “When I came for a visit, I immediately felt the communal spirit among the students, the faculty, and the staff – which distinguishes Case from other law schools. Case remains a great fit for me because of the warm hospitality of the Admissions Office, the wealth of resources in the Career Services Office, the continuous support of Case Alumni, and the array of campus organizations, including the Black Law Students Association.” — Ashley Lee, 2L --2 8 -- Gina Crawford, 2L Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois Gina received her master’s degree from Northwestern University and has a PhD in Counseling and Human development from Kent State. Prior to law school Gina had her own private practice in counseling and mediation. “Case offers many opportunities for success. It’s a privilege to be a member of Cleveland’s dynamic legal community. Case offers a challenging curriculum and world-renowned legal scholars. I am thrilled to be doing something I love!” SEE FOR yOURSELF CASE WESTERn RESERvE UnIvERSITy Brochures are fine, but consider a visit to our campus to learn more about us. During the regular school year, prospective students and families can sit Eastlake in on a first-year class, take a tour given Willowick Kirtland by a current law student, and speak with Willoughby an admissions staff member. During the Euclid summer, our admissions staff is happy to Manhattan Beach speak with you and give you a tour of Five Points Richmond Heights the law school. East Cleveland Cleveland Heights CLEVELAND x Mayfield To arrange your visit, please contact the Admissions office at 216-368-3600 Lakewood Shaker Heights For more information on planning a Karlin visit: law.case.edu/visit Beachwood Westpark We also offer an open house during the Olmsted Willow Maple Heights month of January, so please refer to our Parma web site in December for more information: law.case.edu Brook Park Independence We look forward to seeing you on campus! “Tip for anyone considering law school: Visit schools you are considering before you make your final decision so that you can get a feel for what the students, faculty, and staff are like. When I visited Case, I was impressed with the friendliness of the students and staff. Being in that kind of atmosphere is encouraging to me now, as a student.” — Sarah Antonucci, 1L --3 1 -- AdMiSSiON THE ADMISSIOnS PROCESS Competition for the spaces in the entering class is high. When we review files, our question is this: is a candidate ready to meet the intellectual challenges of our program? The admissions committee evaluates each applicant’s file, looking carefully at the candidate’s undergraduate grade-point average and LSAT score as well as other non-quantitative factors, such as level and difficulty of undergraduate course work, writing skills, and work experience. While our selection process is rigorous, it is not rigid. We transFer DeCision timetable: insist upon diversity in our student body because we december 1 – For entry Spring Semester; believe that the entire law school community benefits applicants are notified by December 15 from it. We will consider with sensitivity any information March 30 – Early Action application about a candidate’s special circumstances. We have a deadline; applicants are notified by April 30 rolling admissions policy – as decision are made, May 15 – Early Action seat deposit deadline ($250) applicants are notified. July 1 – Regular Action application deadline; Applicants will be notified by August 1, or later as completed Our application is available September 1, and can be two weeks after date of admission – found at: www.law.case.edu/admissions/applying. We Regular Action seat deposit deadline ($250) waive the application fee if you apply on-line. All deposits are non-refundable and are required of all entering For complete details about the Case Western Reserve students. Each applicant should secure information about University School of Law admission process, please go the character and other qualifications for admission to to: law.case.edu/admissions/apply the bar in the state(s) in which the applicant intends to practice law. Please contact the Admissions Office with questions: early DeCision timetable: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org november 15 – Submit Early Decision Agreement Phone: (216)368-3600 november 30 – Complete and submit the application Toll free: (800) 756-0036 december 15 – Applicants will be notified Fax: (216) 368-1042 by then of decision January 10 – Deposit due ($400) regular DeCision timetable: February 1 – Priority Application deadline January 1 – May 1 – Applicants are notified of decision april 1 – Regular Application deadline april 15 – First seat ($300) or first choice ($400) deposit deadline (rolling thereafter) June 15 – Second seat deposit ($400) deadline (rolling thereafter) --3 2 -- SChOLARShiPS FiNANCiAL Aid SCHOLARSHIPS AnD FInAnCIAL AID The Case Western Reserve University School of Law participates in all Title iV federally sponsored programs such as Stafford Student Loans, Perkins Loans, and private sector educational loans. The law school also sponsors its own scholarships, which are awarded based on merit to applicants with outstanding credentials. The Student Financial Services Office staff works FinanCial aiD timetable directly with students to develop realistic budgets February – All applicants receive e-mail that meet the cost of obtaining a legal education at regarding financial aid procedures the School of Law. They also help identify appropriate financial support to help students March 15 – Complete a FAFSA (Free realize educational and professional goals. Other Application for Federal Student Aid) services include debt management and credit counseling. May 1 – Submit the Case Financial Aid Application For complete financial aid information, please refer to our web site: law.case.edu/financial_aid Please contact the Student Financial Services Office with questions: E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (216) 368-3602 Toll free: (877) 889-4279 Fax: (216) 368-1042 --3 3 -- “When I was in practice, I helped to free a man who came within hours of being executed for a crime he didn’t commit. This experience showed me how lawyers can make an enormous difference in people’s lives, and I try to impart that lesson to my students. In seminars and supervised research I help them develop their own ideas. 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