Created in 1967 through the federation of Case Institute of Technology (founded 1880) and Western Reserve University (1826), CWRU stands today among the nation’s foremost independent research institutions. It ranks 37th out of 281 national universities.
Over half of the university’s 10,000 students are enrolled in graduate or professional degree programs. The School of Law is one of eight constituent faculties including a college of arts and sciences and seven professional schools: applied social sciences, dentistry, engineering, management, medicine, and nursing.
The Law School
Gund Hall, home to the CWRU School of Law, is spacious, inviting, and comfortable. The classrooms offer outstanding acoustics, lighting, electrical outlets for laptop computers, and seating. Throughout the building there is a feeling of openness and hospitality that enhances learning and the exchange of ideas. Students and faculty are often seen chatting over a cup of coffee on “The Bridge” or in one of our student lounges.
CWRU School of Law is ranked 13th in International Law, 24th in Intellectual Property Law, and 5th in Health Care Law. An academic study conducted by legal scholars examining law journal citations and placement ranked CWRU School of Law faculty as the 38th most productive faculty in the country.