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College of Law

Uptown Campus West

UC College of Law, opened in 1833, is the fourth-oldest continuing operating law school in the country.

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Corner of Clifton Ave. & Calhoun St.

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The University of Cincinnati College of Law is a great American law school in a great American city. We provide an affordable legal education in an energetic urban environment. A small and supportive law school community, the College of Law and its staff are committed to the professional success of its students.

Founded in 1833 by Timothy Walker, Edward King, and Judge John C. Wright, it began with a small group of 17 dedicated students in an office above law building. Today, the College of Law prides itself on delivering on its mission: educating and inspiring leaders who pursue justice and advance the role of law in society

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The College of Law delivers an innovative curriculum taught by an outstanding faculty and a large group of adjunct professors who bring their valuable experience to the classroom. We also have a large group of alumni who enjoy mentoring and counseling students as they develop their professional identify. The law school also focuses on helping students gain significant professional experience—before becoming a lawyer. With a rich assortment of externships, internships, clinics, and other opportunities that maximize students’ connections with the real world and practical capacities, we aim to ensure our students are practice ready.

We emphasize a strong engagement with the Cincinnati community – the legal profession, the courts, government, business – and enjoy collaborations and partnerships with those who make law, practice law, apply law, and depend on law. And, we have a strong global connection—for students who want to study abroad and for those who want to attend the law school to further their education.  

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With less than 400 students, the law school boasts institutes, centers, and clinics in the areas of human rights, social justice, law and psychiatry, corporate law, domestic violence, negotiation, and business. In addition, the College offers three joint degree programs, enabling students to pursue a law degree in addition to a specialty area.

The College of Law can call many distinguished professionals alumni. This includes William Howard Taft (1880), the only person to serve as president of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; Theodore M. Berry ’31, the first African American mayor of Cincinnati; Charles G. Dawes (1886), the 30th vice president of the United States and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Naomi C. Dallob ‘79, vice president and secretary, Chemed Corp; former U.S. Congressman William J. Keating ’50, former CEO and publisher of the Cincinnati Enquirer; and Chris Collinsworth ’91, former Cincinnati Bengal and TV sportscaster.

Read more about our programs:  www.law.uc.edu