The Observer

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...

Disgraced law school dean will not return to campus

Mike McKenna, Executive Editor

August 21, 2015

The Lawrence Mitchell era at Case Western Reserve University is officially over. According to Provost W.A. “Bud” Baeslack, Mitchell, the former dean of the School of Law who has been on leave since November 2013, resigned from his teaching position this summer to pursue “other professional opportunities.” In...

CWRU faces gender discrimination lawsuit

Mike McKenna, Director of Print

February 27, 2015

Case Western Reserve University finds itself in the midst of legal trouble yet again, this time facing allegations of gender, age and disability discrimination. But this time, the requested damages are public. And the desired payment isn’t cheap: $1 million. Christopher Manacci, a 52-year-old ma...

Cleveland Clinic accused of overcharging patients, ordering unnecessary tests

Alexander Wheaton, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015

Last March, a federal lawsuit was filed against the Cleveland Clinic, accusing them and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation of ordering excessive tests on patients to receive more Medicare payouts. The lawsuit, previously sealed, was released on Jan. 20. The suit was filed by Dr. Sam Ghoubrial on behalf...

Court rules that CWRU can deny degrees due to a lack of professionalism

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015

A recent federal appeals court ruling will allow Case Western Reserve University to deny a degree if it determines that a student lacks professionalism. Last summer, CWRU School of Medicine student Amir Al-Dabagh completed all of the requirements to become a doctor, but the school decided to expel him due to a number of disciplinary issues. Al-Dabagh gra...

CWRU law students file suit on behalf of Akron’s homeless

Alexander Wheaton, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014

Three students and one graduate recently filed a lawsuit against the city of Akron on behalf of eleven homeless individuals who had their belongings seized and destroyed by the Akron Police Department. Assistant Professor Avidan Cover is leading students Nathaniel Ehrman, Donielle Robinson, Emma...

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