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Law School’s former interim deans named as co-deans

Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf, former interim deans, have been named the new Law School deans.

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

September 4, 2015

After nearly two years of leading the Case Western Reserve University School of Law on an interim basis, Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf have been appointed as deans. During their time as interim deans, the law school made gains in application numbers, bucking a national downward trend. The institution also moved up in various scho...

Three law students spend spring break helping immigration detainees in Texas

Suneil Kamath, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015

Rather than spend their spring break relaxing from the strenuous demands of law school, three Case Western Reserve University School of Law students spent their time working with immigration detainees in Dilley, Texas. The South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) in Dilley houses mothers and...

A land purchase CWRU would like to forget

In July, CWRU purchased the above house from its former law school dean.

Mike McKenna, Director of Print

February 5, 2015

One of Case Western Reserve University’s newest buildings isn’t on campus. There are no classrooms, lab space or conference rooms, but it is equipped with the following: granite counter tops, a landscaped stone patio, two wood burning fireplaces, a detached 3 car garage and a “glamour bath.” Nobody’s...

Dean Mitchell steps down from School of Law position amid retaliation lawsuit

Mike McKenna, News Editor

March 4, 2014

This is a developing story, and will continued to be updated as details become available –Kyle Patterson, Director of Web & Multimedia According to a university press release, School of Law Dean Lawrence E. Mitchells has resigned from his post effective March 1. He had been on a temporary l...

Law school: Ku’s attorneys respond to Mitchell’s motion

Tyler Hoffman, Sheehan Hannan, and Mike McKenna

November 22, 2013

On Nov. 14, attorneys for Raymond Ku, professor at Case Western Reserve’s School of Law, landed fresh blows in the legal brawl between Ku, CWRU School of Law Dean Lawrence Mitchell and the university. Mitchell has taken a temporary leave of absence from his post. The objections, filed in the Cuyahoga...

Mitchell’s attorneys request striking of ‘scandalous’ material from Ku’s retaliation suit

Mitchell’s attorneys request striking of ‘scandalous’ material from Ku’s retaliation suit

Tyler Hoffman, Sheehan Hannan, and Mike McKenna

November 15, 2013

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law is in the throes of controversy. In a suit filed in Cuyahoga County Court, Professor Raymond Ku accused Dean Lawrence Mitchell and Case Western Reserve University of retaliation in response to Ku’s attempts to report sexual harassment. A new wrinkle...

CWRU professor sues law school dean, university

Tyler Hoffman, Sheehan Hannan, and Mike McKenna

November 4, 2013

Lawrence E. Mitchell, dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, is a scholar of the legal system from which he now must defend himself. Mitchell and Case Western Reserve are the defendants in a lawsuit filed by Professor Raymond Ku, a tenured School of Law faculty member. Ku previously...

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