Cleveland State Law School

The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University is located in Cleveland, Ohio and traces its origins to the founding of Cleveland Law School in 1897 as the first evening law school in the state of Ohio and one of the first in the U.S. to admit women and minorities. In 1946, Cleveland Law School merged with the John Marshall School of Law, founded in 1916, to become Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Cleveland-Marshall affiliated with Cleveland State University in 1969. The law school is known citywide for educating a multitude of highly esteemed and preeminent judges, and notable political figures. Due to its long tradition of providing evening education, the college has also produced successful business leaders, particularly in the real estate industry, who are non-practicing attorneys.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.csulaw.org/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) law.admissions@csuohio.edu
Location (Location) Cleveland, OH
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1897
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 106
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 153
Median GPA : 3.40
Acceptance Rate : 48%


Cleveland State Law School Admissions

Cleveland State Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 48% of its applicants. Comparatively, Clevelandstate is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2020 724 342 (47.24%) 108 (14.9%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.13 3.40 3.68
LSAT 150 153 155

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $24,887 $34,174
Part Time $20,101 $27,602
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $19,240
Living off-campus: $19,240
Living at home: $19,240

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 05/01
Application Fee : N/A

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Cleveland State Law School Community

Cleveland State Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Clevelandstate is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 18
  • Part Time : 24

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 11
  • # Minority Faculty : 8

RATIO

20.8 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Cleveland State Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Cleveland State University 1L section size is 7% smaller than law schools in Ohio and 39% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Cleveland State Law School: 95
Ohio Average: 102
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 280
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 74
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 78
  • Law Journals : 43
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 12.1%
  • Second Year : 0.8%
  • Third Year : 0.9%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Cleveland State Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Cleveland State University class of 2015 had an employment rate of 85% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2015, 86.4%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 50.0%
  • Business: 27.0%
  • Government: 12.0%
  • Public Interest: 2.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Ohio: 81%
  • New York: 5%
  • Colorado: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 86.4%
  • First Time Takers: 147
  • Average School: 78.7%
  • Average State: 81.1%
  • Pass Difference: -2.4%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Ohio : 81.1%
  • Passed : 100 of 127 (78.7%)
  • State Average : 81.1%
  • Difference : -2.4%