UC College of Law
Volume 4, Issue 1
October 2011

IngotClass of 2014 Begins Law School

1L studentsIn August the College of Law welcomed the Class of 2014—an impressive and diverse group of 119 students. Collectively they represent 63 undergraduate institutions, 20 states, and 44 different undergraduate majors (from Economics and Spanish to Accounting and Mechanical Engineering). Ages of the students range from 21 to 38, while women comprise 47% of the class. View a profile of the class.

The College of Law received the second highest number of applications ever received in one year—with over 1,550 candidates applying in 2011. "Our annual survey of incoming students revealed that many factors are influencing them to choose Cincinnati Law. At the top of the list are the quality of our academic programs, the amount of personal attention they receive from faculty and staff, the job success of our graduates, and the economic value in terms of our tuition, cost of living, and student loan indebtedness rates,” states Al Watson, Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions.

IngotUC Law Students Help Free Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder

DNA testing through UC's Ohio Innocence Project proved David Ayers didn't do it after he served more than a decade behind bars—the students' 12th win for justice. After steadfastly claiming his innocence of a 1999 murder for more than a decade, David Ayers tearfully left Cuyahoga County Courthouse as a free man on Sept. 12, thanks to the help of University of Cincinnati College of Law students who were on hand to celebrate his emotional release. (Read More)

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IngotAttorney Keneilwe Modise from Botswana Visits UC Law to Conduct Research on Domestic Violence

ModiseOnce again this fall, a new class of students began at the College of Law—each coming from diverse backgrounds and experiences. But another new face inside the College of Law this semester is that of Keneilwe “Kenny” Modise, a practicing attorney from Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana. (Read More)

IngotWeaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry Hosts Lecture on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Michael SteinOn October 3, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. the Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry will host a lecture featuring Professor Michael Stein, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, as well as Cabell Professor at William & Mary Law School. His lecture is titled “Something about us without us? Global trends in legal capacity under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.” (Read More)

IngotEarly Decision Explained

Jessica ButlerMore and more law schools today are offering Early Decision admission programs, yet very often applicants are unsure of the details or advantages of these programs. "At Cincinnati Law, the Early Decision Program was created for applicants who have already researched their law school options and have concluded that we are their first choice," says Senior Admission Counselor Jessica Butler. Among the benefits of Early Decision at Cincinnati are the automatic waiver of the application fee, in addition to being provided with an admission decision earlier than other applicants, in this case by January 15.

"Because admission to Cincinnati under Early Decision is a binding commitment that the applicant will enroll here, we advise those who are still weighing their options to apply under our regular admission process," Butler explains. She further cautions that applicants who must know the presence or amount of scholarship before deciding if UC is their first choice should apply under the regular decision program instead. "In some cases though, when an applicant is on the borderline between gaining admission or being placed on our waiting list, Early Decision may give them the slight advantage needed with our admission committee to push their application over to the admitted group. But that presumes the quality and strength of the application as a whole is already there to begin with," Butler states.

IngotProfessor Caron Named One of the Most Influential in Tax and Accounting

Paul CaronPaul Caron, the Charles Hartsock Professor of Law, has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting for the sixth year in a row by Accounting Today. (Read More)

 

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