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Cleveland State University – Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Overview

Lawdragon Limelight

Q&A with Craig Boise

Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

"We help our students create meaningful and satisfying careers for themselves with the legal knowledge and problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills that they obtain while in our law school ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
55%
Number students applying:
601
Number students accepted:
330
First-year attrition rate:
12%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
155
Median:
153
25th percentile:
151

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.54
Median:
3.27
25th percentile:
2.99

Financial Profile

$9,744,981
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $24,887 $20,101
Non-resident $34,174 $27,602
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $18,344
Off Campus $18,344                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
405
Number students enrolled full-time:
314
Number students enrolled part-time:
91
Number of first-year students:
140

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
33%
% Women students:
42%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
13%
% Minority students:
16%
% International students:
0.1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
3
Names of law journals:
Cleveland State Law Review, Global Business Law Review, Journal of Law and Health
% of students involved in law journals:
30%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
4
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Civil Litigation Clinic, Transactional Law Clinic, Community Advocacy Clinic, Transition to Practice
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
13%
% of students in field placements:
33%
% of students in simulation courses:
56%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Dispute Resolution,
Criminal Justice,
Labor and Employment,
International Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 49% 74
National Employment Rate 2013 48% 76
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer OH 82% 104
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 5% 6
State 3rd Largest Employer CO 2% 2
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer OH 87% 116
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 3% 4
State 3rd Largest Employer DC 1.5% 2

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
3.8%
Law Firm 2-10
23.3%
Law Firm 11-25
4.5%
Law Firm 26-50
3.8%
Law Firm 51-100
1.5%
Law Firm 101-250
3%
Law Firm 251-500
3.8%
Law Firm 501+
1.5%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
21.1%
Government
15.8%
Public Interest / Service
1.5%
Clerkships Federal
0.8%
Clerkships State / Local
0
Education / Academia
0
Other
0.8%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 OH 91% 86%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 OH 86% 84%
State 2 PA 100% 82%
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 OH 82% 86%
State 2 NY 83% 85%
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Ohio State University
Feeder School 2:
Cleveland State University
Feeder School 3:
Baldwin Wallace University

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

1801 Euclid Avenue, LB 138
Cleveland, OH 44115
Region:
Great Lakes
Main Phone:
216-687-2304
Admissions Phone:
216-687-2304
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Craig
M
Boise
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Chicago
Graduate Degree:
LLM
School:
New York University
Director of Admissions:
Christopher
Lucak
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Muskingum University
Law Degree:
M.Ed.
School:
Kent State University
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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