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Updates @ UC Law - June 2010

Scott Poley '94 Hit a Home Run with Minor League Baseball

Most would be surprised to know that UC Law has a strong connection with Minor League Baseball. In fact, Scott Poley '94 plays a major role in all legal aspects of the franchise. A native of Michigan, Poley came to the UC College of Law after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. Although he was a communications major, Poley had taken some legal classes as an undergraduate student and found them very intriguing. This led him to law school. The College of Law appealed to Poley on many levels, but he was especially drawn to the school because of the small class size. "I liked that it wasn't a 'lawyer factory,'" he said. (Read more)


Law and Sports Make A Great Combination for D. Orlando Ledbetter '90

St. Louis native D. Orlando Ledbetter '90 is a lucky man. Throughout his career, he has been able to combine his two loves—journalism and the law—creating a uniquely successful career. After moving to Ohio at the age of 11 and matriculating through junior high and high school, Ledbetter attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. for college, majoring in journalism and minoring in political science. (Read more)


Alumni Mentors Wanted for 2010-2011 Academic Year

Alumni mentors wanted for the 2010-2011 academic year! Mentors will serve as speakers for programs, network with students and provide words of wisdom to the next generation of professionals! For more information please contact Assistant Dean Mina Jones Jefferson at


Ryan Mabry '10 Fulfills Dream by Joining Baseball Franchise

Ryan Mabry's '10 love for baseball is evident. From working as a beat writer for his college paper to completing a Reds internship to his current position with an AAA team, he is immersed in the game and wouldn’t have it any other way. (Read more)


The Law & Leadership Institute at the College of Law

The Law and Leadership Summer Institute (LLI), sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association and others, is a rigorous, five-week program held at UC Law, designed to provide a basic understanding of the study and practice of law. Participants learn skills in leadership, writing and self-expression, test-taking, and studying that will be critical to their success as students and future professionals. In addition to making friends with like-minded, intelligent and talented students, LLI students will meet successful legal professionals, including judges and lawyers, who will not only inspire, but advise and support. (Read more)


The Intersection of the First Amendment and Education Inspires Professor Ronna Schneider

Professor Ronna Greff Schneider is a Cincinnatian through and through. Born and raised here, she attended Cincinnati Public School’s Walnut Hills High School, meeting her future husband there. They left to attend the University of Michigan, where she majored in Russian studies. (Read more)


U.S. News & World Report: UC's Caron Reveals Issues with Law School Ranking Procedure

U.S. News & World Report ran a story about law schools using publication of ranking criteria to try and "game" the U.S. News college rankings. News of the use of the tactic was revealed in TaxProf, the blog run by UC College of Law Associate Dean of Faculty Paul Caron, who is quoted in the story. (Read more)


Success Leads to Scholarship Fund for Victor Kolodny '62

Cincinnati native Victor Kolodny integrates the practice of law and business. A graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in business, he earned his JD from the College of Law in 1962. "I was always certain I wanted a law degree and that I wanted to attend the College of Law," Kolodny recalled.  (Read more)



Crossover into Sports Law has led to Legal Adventures for James Crowley '74

Competition with his cousins, coupled with stories of the exploits of a local attorney, were the keys to James Crowley's '74 decision to become an attorney. Born in New Britain, Connecticut, he completed his undergraduate studies at Boston College with what he calls an “unofficial” major in business and history before coming to Cincinnati for law school. (Read more)


Faculty Law Links

  • Featured Faculty Research:
    Darrell Miller, Iqbal and Empathy, 78 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 999 (2010).