Cleveland-Marshall College of Law ranked 115th in the 2015 US News & World Report law school rankings that were released today, up four places from last year’s ranking. Over the last two years, Cleveland-Marshall has risen an impressive 20 points in the rankings even as law schools across the country face unprecedented challenges.
“The US News rankings formula does a weak job of reflecting differences in mission and resources among the nation's 200 or so law schools,” said Cleveland-Marshall Dean Craig M. Boise. “However, the rankings do rely in part on useful data, such as bar passage rates, student/faculty ratios, and graduate employment statistics. We are pleased that we continue to excel in these areas relative to other law schools.” Most recently, the school boasted a 93 percent pass rate for first-time takers of the July 2013 Ohio Bar Exam, which Dean Boise attributed to an innovative partnership forged in 2012 with BARBRI, the nation’s leading provider of commercial bar preparation courses.
Cleveland-Marshall's part time program was ranked at number 56.
Cleveland-Marshall continues to be agile in responding to the challenges brought on by the shift in the legal job market by adapting quickly to meet the changing needs of students and the legal profession. “We see ourselves as Northeast Ohio’s premier legal education institution,” Boise observed. “With our emphasis on innovative curricular and classroom methods, and unique programming like our new Masters of Legal Studies program and our Health Law Compliance Certification, Cleveland-Marshall continues to offer outstanding legal education options at a great value.”