UC College of Law
Volume 3, Issue 1
September 2010

IngotWelcome Class of 2013

studentsSchool has begun for the College of Law's 144 first-year students. On August 16, 2010 the Class of 2013 started their academic careers with "Intro to Law," the week-long orientation program designed to acclimate students to the law school environment. This year’s incoming class is an impressive, diverse group. Boasting a median LSAT score of 161, they range in age from 21 to 54. They hail from 74 undergraduate institutions, and include roughly 50 different undergraduate majors.  According to Al Watson, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, "Half of the class is from outside Ohio (representing 27 states and four countries: China, Iran, Nigeria, and Germany), while members of minority populations make up 20% of the class."

Applications at the College of Law grew significantly in 2010, up 38% over the previous year (the overall national average for applicants grew by only 7.1% during the same period according to the Law School Admission Council).  This increase led to the most applications – 1,823 – ever received in one year at Cincinnati Law. "We believe many applicants are attracted to our small size, strong reputation and outstanding clinics and faculty.  All of this is coupled with a tuition rate that helps save students money and hopefully enables them more flexibility with the job market upon graduation," states Dean Watson.

IngotMeet Professor Kenyatta Mickles, Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Law

Kenyatta MicklesProfessor Kenyatta L. Mickles will be teaching the domestic violence clinic. She began her law practice as an attorney for Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati. There, she represented low income individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence. (Read more)

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Keep up to date with the latest news and information from Cincinnati Law on Facebook. Many of our law student ambassadors have already joined the page, so it's a great way to ask questions of current students about the school, life in Cincinnati or the admission process. Plus receive reminders about deadlines, fellowship opportunities, and more. Like Cincinnati Law – Office of Admission & Financial Aid today.

IngotWhat Exactly is Early Decision

Many law schools today offer 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 legal education options and have concluded that we are their first choice," says Senior Admission Counselor Jessica Butler. Among the benefits of Early Decision to applicants 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 into their final decision on where to enroll beforehand should also apply instead under the regular admissions program. "In some cases, 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.

IngotKyrgzstan Businesswomen Visit Law School To Learn About Law and Social Change

Adranne CaldwellWomen business leaders from Kyrgzstan learned about the formation of the law school's joint degree program in law and women's, gender, and sexuality studies when they visited the campus on July 29, 2010. (Kyrgzstan, located in central Asia, is one of six independent Turkic states.) Professor Verna Williams spoke at this event. (Read more)

 

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