Case apparently does at least one kinda sleazy thing: according to that student, they'll employ people for like 2 weeks in the summer for "research" or something like that, if they don't have another job lined up, solely for the purpose of padding their employment stats.That should probably be a bit of a red flag in and of itself, but from what I've heard, if you do well, you can probably find SOME kind of employment in the legal field.
I'm pretty sure it was earlier on this thread that we talked about about how Cleveland has a surprisingly strong legal market. Because of its important role in the economy in years past it became something of a legal hub. This hasn't changed, but because Cleveland has something of bad reputation outside the area (insert joke about buring water here) it tends to not to have the same attraction that cities with comprable legal markets have. Thus, coming out of Case, IF (big if) you want to stay in the Cleveland area you should be in a significantly better position than someone coming out of a similarly ranked school in a similarly sized market elsewhere.In other words-if you want to practice in, say, D.C., its going to be tough as you will be competing with grads from Georgetown, other t14 schools, etc. but if you stay in Cleveland you will be coming from the most prestegious school in Northeast Ohio (and second in the state behind OSU) and not a lot of Georgetown (or Yale, Harvard, etc.) grads will be drawn to Cleveland.Of course you need to do well at Case to get the top jobs, its just that for your class rank you will probably be in a better position than someone at a similarly ranked school with the same class rank (again, assuming you want to practice in the Cleveland area.)
Hey, Kipford thanks for those links. I'm an incoming 1L and new to the loan process. Looking at my financial aid including my scholarships and federal standford loans on the case website, do I have to get a lender to receive those, or can I just accept the aid on the website and it will be disbursed out to me by case?