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For more than 100 years, Cleveland-Marshall has provided an excellent legal education to a strong and diverse student body. Our law school has a proud heritage: it was the first law school in Ohio to admit women; it was one of the first law schools in Ohio to admit minorities; and our alumni and alumnae have served for decades in prominent positions in law firms, the judiciary, government, and business. Approximately 70 percent of the judges in Ohio’s municipal, trial, and appellate courts in Cuyahoga County, our home county, studied law at Cleveland-Marshall. Three alumni have been elected Mayor of the City of Cleveland, including the first African-American mayor of a major American city. Today, our graduates are practicing law with distinction around the world.
In order to prepare students for a professional career with unlimited potential, we have created an educational environment that is not confined within the four walls of our law building. In addition to a contemporary curriculum, which includes a rigorous legal writing program, we offer joint-degree programs, several clinical programs, externships, two student-edited journals, a moot court team that regularly wins competitions across the country, and a Russian Studies Program with a Summer Law Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our students coordinate 19 student organizations, and they also demonstrate a commitment to community service by volunteering in our Pro Bono Program, which provides free legal services and counseling to needy clients and underrepresented groups.
We have a student body that is diverse in experiences and motivations. We have an accomplished faculty—men and women who are dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and mentoring. We have exceptional administrators and staff—people who are committed to serving our students, our faculty, our graduates and our community. And we have a great facility, including a law library that is one of the finest in the country. In addition, we have an entirely new entrance with much more student social and study space.
To learn more about diversity in the legal profession, please visit the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Discover Law website. The Discover Law campaign has a wealth of information, tips and resources to help you prepare a competitive application for law school.