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Students at the University of Cincinnati join a community led by a faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. With one of the best student to faculty ratios in the nation, Cincinnati Law offers small class sizes that allow students to connect with professors both inside and outside the classroom.

Professors at Cincinnati Law are distinguished scholars and practitioners. They are deeply committed to making a difference in the lives of real people and in the real world. Their work can not only be found in well-regarded national and international law reviews and books, but it is also regularly cited by courts, administrative agencies, and advocates for legal change. Students benefit from the faculty’s engagement with the cutting-edge legal problems of the day.

UC Law’s core faculty is complemented by a remarkable adjunct law faculty of respected practitioners and judges.


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Marjorie Corman Aaron

Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice

Areas of Interest
Client Counseling
Decision Analysis
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Education

BA, Princeton University
JD, Harvard Law School


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Timothy K. Armstrong

Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Computer and Internet Law
Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Copyright)
Education

BA, University of Texas at Austin
MPAff., University of Texas at Austin
JD, University of Texas at Austin
LLM, Harvard Law School


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Lin (Lynn) Bai

Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Corporate Law
Empirical Legal Methods
Property
Securities Regulation
Education

BA (equivalent), Beijing University
LLM, Pennsylvania State University, the Dickinson School of Law
JD, University of Texas at Austin
PhD, Duke University


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Jennifer S. Bard

Dean and Nippert Professor of Law and Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Areas of Interest
Health Law
Torts
Education

MA, AB, Wellesley College
JD, Yale Law School
MPH, University of Connecticut
PhD, Texas Tech University


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Louis D. Bilionis

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law and Procedure
Evidence
Education

AB, University of North Carolina
JD, Harvard Law School


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Michele Bradley

Professor of Practice and Special Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Initiatives

Areas of Interest
Legal Research and Writing
Education

BS, Wayne State University
MBA, Xavier University
JD, University of Cincinnati


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A. Christopher Bryant

Rufus King Professor of Constitutional Law

Areas of Interest
Conflict of Laws
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law and Procedure
Federal Courts
Legal History
Education

BA, Hanover College
JD, University of Chicago


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Felix B. Chang

Associate Professor of Law | Director, Institute for the Global Practice of Law

Areas of Interest
Comparative Law
Corporations
Financial Institutions
Education

BA, Yale University
JD, University of Michigan Law School


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Jacob Katz Cogan

Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Comparative Law
Contracts
International Business
International Law
Legal History
Education

BA, University of Pennsylvania
MA, Ph.D., Princeton University
JD, Yale Law School


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Mark A. Godsey

Daniel P. and Judith L. Carmichael Professor of Law and Director, Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project

Areas of Interest
Criminal Law and Procedure
Evidence
Education

BS, Northwestern University
JD, The Ohio State University


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Lewis H. Goldfarb

Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

Areas of Interest
Small Business
Education

B.S. The Ohio State University
J.D. The Ohio State University College of Law


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Valerie G Hardcastle

Scholar-in-Residence, Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry

Areas of Interest
Psychiatry
Education

BA , University of California, Berkeley
PHB, University of Houston
PhD, University of California, San Diego


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Kenneth J. Hirsh

Director of the Law Library and Professor of Practice

Areas of Interest
Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Copyright)
Legal Research and Writing
Technology and the Law
Education

AB, University of Miami
JD, University of Florida
MS, Florida State University


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Emily M.S. Houh

Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of the Law and Contracts | Co-director, Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Areas of Interest
Commercial Law
Contracts
Education

BA, Brown University
JD, University of Michigan


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Ann Hubbard

Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Contracts
Disability Law
Employment Discrimination
Remedies
Education

BA, College of William & Mary
JD, Duke University


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Kenyatta Hurd

Associate Professor of Clinical Law

Areas of Interest
Family Law
Education

JD, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
BS, University of Cincinnati


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Kristin Kalsem

Charles Hartsock Professor of Law | Co-director, Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Areas of Interest
Bankruptcy
Commercial Law
Feminist Legal Theory
Law and Literature
Education

BA, University of Iowa
JD, University of Chicago
PhD, University of Iowa


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Christo Lassiter

Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Areas of Interest
Antitrust
Criminal Law and Procedure
White Collar Crime
Education

BA, University of Chicago
MA, University of Michigan
JD, University of Michigan


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Elizabeth Lenhart

Professor of Practice

Areas of Interest
Legal Research and Writing
Education

BA, Miami University
MA, Indiana University
ABD, Indiana University
JD, University of Cincinnati


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Bert B. Lockwood

Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Director, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

Areas of Interest
Constitutional Law
Human Rights
International Human Rights
Education

BA, St. Lawrence University
JD, Syracuse University
LLM, University of Virginia


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S. Elizabeth (Betsy) Malloy

Andrew Katsanis Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Disability Law
Health Law
Torts
Education

BA, College of William and Mary
JD, Duke University


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Sean K. Mangan

Associate Professor of Practice

Areas of Interest
Small Business
Education

BA, University of Notre Dame
JD, University of Virginia School of Law


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Bradford C. Mank

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, James B. Helmer, Jr. Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Administrative Law
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Property
Education

BA, Harvard University
JD, Yale University


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Stephanie Hunter McMahon

Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Legal History
Taxation
Education

BA, Oglethorpe University
JD, Harvard Law School
MA, University of Virginia
PhD, University of Virginia


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Janet Moore

Associate Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Civil Rights
Criminal Law and Procedure
Death Penalty
Evidence
Habeas Corpus
Education

JD, Duke University
MA, Duke University
MA, University of Chicago Divinity School


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Nancy Oliver

Professor of Practice

Areas of Interest
Education

BSBA, University of Central Florida
JD, University of Cincinnati


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Ronna Greff Schneider

Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Constitutional Law
Education Law
Torts
Education

BA, University of Michigan
JD, Boston College


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Rachel Jay Smith

Professor of Practice

Areas of Interest
Advocacy
Legal Ethics
Legal Research and Writing
Education

BA, Barnard College of Columbia University
MS, Indiana University
JD, Indiana University


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Michael E. Solimine

Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Civil Procedure
Complex Litigation
Conflict of Laws
Election Law
Federal Courts
Education

BA, Wright State University
JD, Northwestern University


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Sandra F. Sperino

Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Civil Procedure
Employment Discrimination
Torts
Education

BA, Texas Tech University
MS, University of Illinois
JD, University of Illinois


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Joseph P. Tomain

Dean Emeritus and Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Contracts
Energy Law and Regulation
Law and Literature
Regulatory Policy
Education

BA, University of Notre Dame
JD, The George Washington University


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Yolanda Vázquez

Associate Professor of Law

Areas of Interest
Criminal Law and Procedure
Critical Race Theory/Race and the Law
Immigration Law
Property
Education

BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law


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Verna L. Williams

Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law|Co-director, Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Areas of Interest
Constitutional Law
Critical Race Theory/Race and the Law
Family Law
Feminist Legal Theory
Education

BS, Georgetown University
JD, Harvard Law School



Emeriti

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Marianna Brown Bettman

Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Practice Emerita

Areas of Interest
Judicial Independence
Supreme Court of Ohio
Torts
Education

BA, University of Cincinnati
JD, University of Cincinnati


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Gordon A. Christenson

Dean Emeritus and University Professor Emeritus of Law

Areas of Interest
Education

BSL, University of Utah
JD, University of Utah
SJD, The George Washington University


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Thomas D. Eisele

Professor Emeritus of Law

Areas of Interest
Jurisprudence
Property
Trusts and Estates
Education

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, University of Michigan
JD, Harvard Law School


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Robert J. Martineau

Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Law

Areas of Interest
Education

BS, College of the Holy Cross
JD, University of Chicago


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John J. Murphy

Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Law

Areas of Interest
Education

BA, Harvard University
JD, Boston University
LLM, University of Illinois


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William J. Rands

Professor Emeritus of Law

Areas of Interest
Education

BA, Centenary College
JD, Tulane University


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Barbara G. Watts

Associate Dean Emerita

Areas of Interest
Education

BA, Purdue University
MEd, University of Cincinnati
JD, University of Cincinnati