Cleveland-Marshall College of Law rose 21 places in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report Law School rankings that were released today, placing it 106th among some 200 law schools in the country. This marks the highest U.S. News and World Report ranking in the law school’s history.
“The law school’s upward momentum reflects our growing national reputation for engaged learning and innovative, responsive education,” said Dean Craig M. Boise.
Cleveland-Marshall is now the highest-ranked public law school in Northern Ohio, and one of only four law schools among the state’s nine law schools to improve its ranking from last year.
In the past five years, Cleveland-Marshall has gained national attention for several notable initiatives, including housing one of the first solo practice incubators in the country for new graduates, offering the “risk-free J.D.” that allows law students to obtain a Master of Legal Studies if they decide not to continue law school after their first year, and a partnership with bar preparation company BARBRI that provides the nation’s premier bar preparation course to all Cleveland-Marshall students at no charge. In April, the school will launch a new Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection to address the growing threat to businesses of cybersecurity breaches and the attendant liability.
“We are proud that as we have found ways to adapt and innovate through the law school admission crisis, we continue to deliver on the core competencies that the rankings measure and that permit us to attract and admit high-quality, talented students,” Boise said. “We are a law school on the rise.”