Co-Deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf, and CWRU Law alum Lee Fisher (Dean of Cleveland Marshall College of Law), co-chaired the task force on bail reform for the Cleveland area courts. CWRU Law Professors Carmen Naso, Lewis Katz and Michael Benza chaired three of the task force’s subcommittees, and Professor Naso played a leading role in drafting the final report, which was issued this spring and may change the way the County's courts approach bail in the future.
A team of CWRU law students prevailed in a groundbreaking federal lawsuit arguing that an Ohio inmate should be allowed to keep his dreadlocks, protecting his religious freedom. See TV news story
Jessica Berg, co-dean of the School of Law, was profiled in Crain's Cleveland Business
“notable women in law” issue, highlighting her contribution to the school's restructured curriculum and the achievement of the school’s top pass rate on the Ohio Bar Exam.
At the law school’s annual celebration of faculty scholarship and service on May 10, two faculty members received chaired professorships, and two others were honored with special awards, while eight faculty members were lauded for publishing books in 2017-2018.
In the law school equivalent of making it to the NCAA Final Four, the victorious CWRU National Appellate Advocacy team and Jessup International Law Moot Court team have each advanced past the regional finals in two of the nation’s most prestigious moot court competitions, while CWRU's International Criminal Court team made it to the Semi Finals and CWRU's Vis International Commercial Arbitration team won a Best Speaker Award.