What is your concentration? A more appropriate question for the changing legal job market is, “How do you see yourself interacting with the law?
By visiting our practice area section, you can get a feel for the three broad practice areas: Administrative Advocacy, Litigation, and Transactional law, and begin to determine the best fit for your career/life goals.
Like most other law schools, Cleveland-Marshall offers a selection of concentrations, but there is a difference: We teach you to create your own success and build your professional portfolio based on your goals, interests and abilities– from the beginning of law school throughout your career. Beyond our approved concentrations, we give you the support and skills to be self-directed, multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial in creating your own educational focus. Our approach is grounded in the reality of the legal job landscape where to continue to succeed, you will likely need to build new expertise – and market your development – many times throughout your career. We give you lifelong skills that will ensure you have the professional agility to adapt to change and present yourself as an asset to employers and clients– from your first job onward.
No matter your choice of focus, you can build it here. Through a solid foundation of coursework complemented by participation in student organizations, externships and clinics, mentorships, networking, attending CLE programs, engaging with faculty experts, and networking with successful alumni you will have the knowledge, skills and professional poise to succeed.