UC College of Law
Volume 3, Issue 4
February 2011

IngotDiversity Day 2011: Discovering Law

Cincinnati Law will host its annual Diversity Day later this month on Friday, February 25. The event is aimed at promoting greater awareness of the legal profession among minorities and diverse people of all backgrounds, especially those early in their college careers who may not yet have fully explored a career path in law. The program includes the opportunity for participants to interact with practicing attorneys, law school professors, and current law students. A mock law school class is also being planned. The event is co-sponsored by UC Law’s Asian-Pacific, Black and Latino Law Student Associations, and the Office of Admission, with funding provided by the Law School Admission Council’s as part of DiscoverLaw.org Months. To learn more and to register click here.

IngotThe Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic Opens Its Doors to Students and Clients

Lew GoldfarbThe start of spring semester marked the official kick off of the College of Law's newest clinical experience for students: the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC). In the works for several years, the ECDC is the result of several forces: (Read more)

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IngotFive Minutes with Assistant Dean Mina Jones Jefferson

Mina JeffersonAssistant Dean and Director, Center for Professional Development Mina Jones Jefferson ’90 is a former hiring partner at a National Law Journal Top 250 law firm. She is one of the few law school career services professionals in the country who has been on both sides of the table. (Read more)

IngotCincinnati Ranks in Top 5 for Affordability

Cincinnati skylineForbes has once again ranked Cincinnati near the top of the list of urban affordability hot spots. The results, released in January, show Cincinnati ranked at #5 in the nation. The findings are based on Forbes’ comparison of median salaries of workers with bachelor’s degrees or higher, home prices, cost of living, and unemployment rates. “Given recent concern with the economy and student loan debt, we believe this is yet another great reason for applicants from around the country to chose Cincinnati for their legal education,” said Al Watson, Assistant Dean and Director of Admission. To read more about the list visit Forbes.com.

IngotFocusing on Business Restructuring: Meet Richard Chesley '85

Richard ChesleyAfter finishing his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, where he majored in political science and economics, Richard Chesley ’85 couldn’t decide between law and business for graduate school.  “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do,” he says, “but ultimately I decided that law school was the better path for me.” (Read more)

IngotMeet UC Law Alumnae Alvarene Owens '76

Alvarene OwensOn the 90th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote, former Ohio First Lady Francis Strickland and the Governor’s Office for Women's Initiative and Outreach honored inductees to the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame. One of the inductees for 2010 was UC Law graduate Alvarene N. Owens ’76. (Read more)

IngotRobert S. Marx Lecture to Feature Victor Schwartz, former UC Law Dean

Schwartz"From the time I first studied tort law in law school, taught the subject at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and elsewhere, and to the present day, I found tort law a fascinating legal subject because it is organic.  It is not fixed in a written statute, but developed through the common law process and always subject to change…" (Read more)


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