Volume 4, Issue 6
January 2012

IngotLaw School Announces Launch of New LLM Program for Foreign-trained Attorneys

The University of Cincinnati College of Law announces the launch of its LLM program on the U.S. legal system for practicing attorneys and law school graduates who received their legal education outside the United States. The one-year master’s degree program is designed to provide a substantive introduction to the U.S. legal process, while allowing students to develop knowledge in areas of study relevant to their legal practice. (Read More)

IngotUC Law Students Help Free Dean Gillispie From Prison

Dean GillispieAfter serving 20 years in prison for rapes that he had always maintained he did not commit, 46-year-old Roger "Dean" Gillispie walked out of prison into the arms of his mother and father three days before Christmas — thanks to the persistent efforts of the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP), operated by the UC College of Law. Since the case became OIP's first one nine years ago, students and professor Mark Godsey, OIP director and former federal prosecutor, have doggedly worked on it. (Read More)

Upcoming Events


Shifting to Neutral
January 24, 26, 27, 2012

OIP Forum for Gillispie
January 26, 2012

Forum Featuring David Lopez
January 27, 2012

Law Review Banquet
March 8, 2012

More Events

IngotLaw Degree a "Boon" for University Administrator Karen Faaborg '84

Karen FaaborgKaren Kramer Faaborg, '84, like many other past and present College of Law students, was the child of a lawyer. She was born in Louisiana, but grew up in Owensboro, Ky. when her father moved the family back to his native state to start a private practice there...Today, Faaborg is the executive vice president of the University of Cincinnati, essentially serving as President Gregory Williams' chief of staff. (Read More)

Law Links


IngotAir Force Academy's Chad Austin Finds Fulfillment in Teaching

Air Force AcademyReflecting on his three years at the College of Law and how it shaped who he is today, William "Chad" Austin '97 recalls attending a career fair on campus during his 2L year and being especially moved by the words of a senior partner at a major firm in town. "He said the best decision he ever made was to join the military because he learned how to try cases, the value of public service, and was able to see the world," Austin said. "That sounded really interesting to me." (Read More)

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IngotAll Roads to a J.D. Begin with Al Watson

Al WatsonFor two and a half decades and counting, the road to earning a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law has been running through Al Watson. After all, Watson, currently the Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, has played a major role in the College admitting strong, diverse classes annually, since his hiring in 1986. (Read More)


Ingot Five Questions with Diane Cross, Public Sector Coordinator and Counselor

Diane CrossMeet Diane Cross, the law school’s newest Public Sector Coordinator & Counselor for the Center for Professional Development. Cross provides career counseling to students and alumni regarding judicial clerkships, government opportunities, and work in the public interest.   A graduate of Butler University, she received her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. (Read More)

IngotLegally Speaking…from A Judge's Point of View

BettmanWe've previously reported that Professor Marianna Bettman has begun blogging regularly on the Supreme Court of Ohio, previewing cases of interest, analyzing the oral arguments from the perspective of the justices' questions, then analyzing the merit decisions when they come out. You can now receive regular notification of any new posts on her blog in one of four ways: Facebook, Twitter, RSS feed, or email notification.  Choose any of the four directly from the home page of the blog www.legallyspeakingohio.com.  Just look for the links in the upper right hand corner. Take advantage of this chance to stay on top of your state supreme court with the insights of a former judge. (Read More of Her Blog)

IngotCornerstones Campaign Update

cornerstoneLooking for updates on the campaign? Want information on the new building? Be sure to check out the revised Cornerstones Campaign website for the latest information. (Find out more)

IngotMajor Gifts Received July 2011-December 2011

We are sincerely appreciative to the major gift donors over the last six months. Their gifts range from capital dollars for the new building project, to support for scholarships for outstanding students, to honoring faculty excellence, to supporting our cutting-edge centers and institutes.  There are many creative ways to give to the UC College of Law and we are grateful for the vision and support of these donors. (Find out more)

IngotCatalyst Cleveland Coming in February

Catalyst ProgramOn Friday, February 10, 2012, the Center for Professional Development will be hosting a luncheon for alumni in the Cleveland area to talk about the Catalyst Program, which is designed to expose students to members of the local bar.  The luncheon will be at the office of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 12:00-1:00PM.  The goal is to pair students with alumni for observation opportunities over a three-day period, March 19-21, 2012 during spring break.  To participate please contact Mina Jones Jefferson at 513.556.0075 or via email at mina.jefferson@uc.edu.

IngotDistinguished Alumni Award 2012

Since 1980, the UC Law Alumni Association has been honoring distinguished UC College of Law alumni. Criteria for nomination are excellence and achievement in the individual’s chosen field of practice or profession. The selected individual(s) will be honored at the Annual Spring Distinguished Alumni Luncheon. (Nominate an alumni here)

IngotUniversity of Cincinnati Law Review Announces New Website, First Annual Alumni Banquet

The University of Cincinnati Law Review is pleased to announce that it has launched a new Website, which can be found at law.uc.edu/lawreview.  The site contains past editions of the law
review, current student casenotes and comments, and information about upcoming law review events.  (Read More about the New Website)

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