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International Law Opportunities at UC Law

Global opportunities at a premier U.S. law school

Whether you want to study law in the United States or develop your expertise in international and comparative law, Cincinnati Law offers some distinctive opportunities to global-minded students.

Internationally Trained Lawyers

Our UC Law LLM program in the U.S. Legal System prepares its graduates to better represent U.S. and non-U.S. clients and sharpens their negotiation, litigation, and transactional skills. Comparative law students are integrated into our JD classes and can tailor their studies to their professional goals. Non-U.S. law school graduates may also choose to pursue one of our UC Law graduate certificate programs for international students.

Practicing international lawyers also come to Cincinnati Law for its intensive Executive Program in International Business Law, part of the Institute for the Global Practice of Law. The IGPL also provides opportunities to network and develop professional ties with Greater Cincinnati law firms and corporations.

JD Students

Law today is increasingly global and our UC Law JD students develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an international marketplace. Classroom instruction in international law and business transactions is complemented by global opportunities to study abroad or participate in summer internships in countries ranging from Botswana to China or Ireland and beyond.

The UC law school's Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights has been a leader in the education and training of human rights lawyers for over three decades and is recognized throughout the world for its many contributions in the field. Similarly, the first international innocence network conference on the global human rights issue of wrongful conviction was sponsored by UC Law's Ohio Innocence Project and held in Cincinnati.

International JD Students

Our small law school community provides many opportunities for international students in our UC Law JD program to work closely with faculty and other law students. Whether you intend to seek employment in the United States or return to your country after graduation, our JD program will help you achieve your professional goals.

Visiting Scholars at UC Law

Legal scholars from around the world are warmly welcomed into our law school community. We believe that the intellectual life of our students and faculty is deeply enriched by the knowledge, experience, and cultural diversity of our international visitors.

Engage with our UC law school's distinguished faculty who publish regularly on global issues and edit publications such as the prestigious Human Rights Quarterly, the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights, and the International Law Reporter. Both the UC Law's Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and the Ohio Innocence Project often host visiting scholars.