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Welcome to the University of Cincinnati College of Law – the nation’s premier, small, urban, public law school. As the country’s fourth oldest continuously operating law school, we develop legal professionals ready to assume leadership roles in the global marketplace.

The UC Law School Experience

Outside of the classroom, UC Law students gain real-world experience in our numerous centers, clinics, and institutes, plus through our many externship and fellowship opportunities – some that even begin in the first year of the JD program. Networking opportunities also abound including employer roundtables, information fairs, on-campus interviewing opportunities, speed chats, and Catalyst, a “micro-mentoring” program.

UC Law School Opportunities

The Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area is home to 2 million people, over 800 law firms, and serves as headquarters for ten Fortune 500 companies. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and U.S. District Court for Southern District of Ohio are both located in downtown Cincinnati, a mere two miles from the law school.


Nestled within a large public research university of over 40,000 students, you will find a small law school community of less than 400 students with an enviable 8.4 to 1 student-faculty ratio and first year sections that are among the smallest in the nation. UC Law faculty and staff are eager to provide personal attention, while new classmates quickly form community to support each other’s success.


With approximately $2 million awarded annually in scholarships, consistently high bar passage results, and below average student loan debt figures, a Cincinnati Law degree provides a solid return on investment. In addition, Forbes ranked Cincinnati as one of America’s “Best Bargain Cities” and as one of the most affordable places to live well. Students from other states also have an opportunity to participate in the Graduate Metropolitan Rate or reclassify for Ohio residency.

The University of Cincinnati is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the UC community. Our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the Department of Public Safety’s website at To receive a hard copy of the report, call 513-556-4900.



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