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Celebration 2017: ReConnect. ReImagine. ReIgnite. Register Today »


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Schedule of Events

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Stratford Heights Banquet Room, 2634 Stratford Avenue

Register, pick up materials, reconnect with classmates, meet law students, and enjoy breakfast


  9:30 a.m.: “State of the College” Address

Stratford Heights Banquet Room, 2634 Stratford Avenue

Verna Williams, Interim Dean and Nippert Professor of Law

Fourth for a reason.  The continued existence of Cincinnati Law is a testament to its ability to (re)imagine while remaining true to what makes it unique.  Building on this rich tradition and leveraging all its resources, Dean Williams will highlight new initiatives and directives that will ensure that Cincinnati Law remains a destination for great minds.




10:15 a.m.: "UCNext Series"

Stratford Heights Banquet Room, 2634 Stratford Avenue

The future is now and our alumni are actively contributing to the conversation. This “TEDx” style talk takes you from Silicon Valley to Washington D.C., from higher education to career resilience and beyond.

Neil Chaterjee, '02
Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commision,

Washington, DC

Melany Newby, '74

Former Vice Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Columbus, Ohio

Sally Moore

Sally Young Moore, '93
Award Winning Author,

Cincinnati, OH 



Kathy Woeber Gardner, '88

Partner, Montgomery Pacific LLP,

San Francisico, CA

Christopher Chapman, '93
President and CEO, AccessLex Institute,
West Chester, PA

Billy Martin 

William R. ("Billy") Martin, '76
Principal at Miles & Stockbridge
Washington, D.C.


11:30 a.m.: Luncheon & Featured Speaker, 2nd Floor Atrium

Chat and re-connect with classmates while enjoying delicious “southern style” cuisine, catered by Sweets and Meats BBQ, a client of Cincinnati Law’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic.


Luncheon Speaker

Aftab Pureval, ’08, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts

Does the world need another lawyer? Thought leader?

After taking a six month leave of absence from P&G, Aftab, a former Editor of Law Review and Fellow for the Domestic Violence Clinic, was elected County Clerk of Courts in 2016, becoming the first Democrat to serve as Hamilton County Clerk in more than 100 years.

Tours depart from University of Cincinnati College of Law Atrium

6:00 p.m.: Reception
7:30 p.m.: Dinner
8:30 p.m.: Exoneree Band Concert
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

(513) 333-7500

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Join your classmates for a festive cocktail reception, complimented by an open bar and tasty hors d’oeuvres, followed by a delicious dinner. At the close of the evening, you will be entertained by the acoustic sounds of the Exoneree Band comprised of musicians from around the country who were wrongfully imprisoned for a combined 100 years. One band member, Ray Towler, was freed through the work of Cincinnati Law’s Ohio Innocence Project.


UCNext Series and Luncheon                    $25 per person
Black and Red Evening Celebration           $90 per person
All Events                                                    $100 per person


Deadline to Register October 27, 2017.

Lodging Information

Below is a list of local hotel options during your stay.

2500 South Market Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
151 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio  45219

Parking & Directions for Red & Black Celebration at the Freedom Center

Guests for the Saturday evening Red and Black Celebration at the Freedom Center can find parking at the Banks Garage. This link includes garage hours, rates, and directions from 1-75 North, I-75 South, I-71 South, and from I-471. Additionally, the Freedom Center offers Valet Parking for guests, located in the front of the Freedom Center at 50 East Freedom Way.

Planning Committee

A big thanks to the Celebration 2017 Planning Committee: Marianna Bettman '77, Sarah Dillon, Marianne Emmert '84, Tom Giffin, Brian Howe '10, Mina Jones Jefferson '90, Paula Lampley '92, Mindy Lawson, Lisa Michel '88, Judge Beth Myers '82, Melany Newby '74, Marth Sarra '88, Beth Stautberg '92, Carolyn Taggart '78, Ann Taylor '92, Kevin Tidd '06, Danyel Wiley '15, and Sharon Zealey '84. 



2017 OSBA Reception

August 24, 2017 6:00pm
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center

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UCLAA Summer Social

August 24, 2017 5:00pm
Rhinehaus OTR

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Admissions - Welcome to Cincinnati Law!


You're Going Places. Discover where Cincinnati Law can take you.

Studying at the nation’s fourth oldest continuously operating law school, you will carry on a long tradition of reaching far and wide across both the legal spectrum and globe. Our low 8 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio offers unparalleled access to accomplished, award-winning faculty, who will challenge you to think above and beyond. Cincinnati Law students are going places. Apply today and discover where Cincinnati Law can take you. In the end, we hope you decide to become a part of both our storied tradition and our exciting future.

The Cincinnati Law School Experience

Outside of the classroom, Cincinnati Law students gain real-world experience in our numerous centers, clinics, and institutes, plus through our many externship and fellowship opportunities – some that even begin in the first year of the JD program. Networking opportunities also abound including employer roundtables, information fairs, on-campus interviewing opportunities, speed chats, and Catalyst, a “micro-mentoring” program.

Cincinnati Law School Opportunities

The Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area is home to 2 million people, over 800 law firms, and serves as headquarters for ten Fortune 500 companies. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and U.S. District Court for Southern District of Ohio are both located in downtown Cincinnati, a mere two miles from the law school.


Nestled within a large public research university of over 45,000 students, you will find a small law school community of less than 350 students with an enviable 8 to 1 student-faculty ratio and first year sections that are among the smallest in the nation. Cincinnati Law faculty and staff are eager to provide personal attention, while new classmates quickly form community to support each other’s success.


With approximately $3 million awarded annually in scholarships, consistently high bar passage results, and below average student loan debt figures, a Cincinnati Law degree provides a solid return on investment. In addition, Forbes ranked Cincinnati as one of America’s “Best Bargain Cities” and as one of the most affordable places to live well. Students from other states also have an opportunity to participate in the Graduate Metropolitan Rate or reclassify for Ohio residency.


  • Ranked a Top 40 (32) Public Law School - U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked a Top 14 Public Law School in nation and Top 10 in Midwest for Job Placement (full-time, JD-required/advantage jobs)
  • Ranked a Top School for Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Public Interest Law, and Trial Advocacy Law
  • Ranked a Top 30 Law School for Super Lawyers - the National Jurist
  • A five-time "Best Value Law School" - the National Jurist
  • 81% overall bar passage rate for the Class of 2017, nearly 10% above the statewide average
  • 8:1 Student-to-faculty ratio, one of the lowest in the nation for an urban school


The University of Cincinnati is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the UC community. Our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the Department of Public Safety’s website at To receive a hard copy of the report, call 513-556-4900.

Cincinnati Law LLM in U.S. Legal Studies

Come study the U.S. Legal System at one of the nations oldest and premier law schools. Cincinnati Law is pleased to offer a program of study on the US legal system to practicing attorneys and law school graduates who received their legal education outside the United States.

The LLM program is designed to introduce internationally trained lawyers to the US legal system while also giving each student an opportunity to design a course of study at Cincinnati Law that best advances his or her professional agenda. Students who complete the program are better able to represent U.S. clients and more prepared for negotiations and litigation with U.S. parties.

The LLM program can be completed in as little as 9 months, although some students decide to spend up to two academic years in the program. Students have the opportunity to focus in any of our nine professional pathways: Business and Entrepreneurship Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Public Interest Law, and General and Small Practice.

At Cincinnati Law, we are focused on providing our LLM students a legal education filled with opportunities to learn outside of the classroom, while having unparalleled access to highly-skilled faculty within the classroom. You will leave well-prepared to return home and affect change as a citizen of the world.

Our Fall 2018 application for admission is open and you are encouraged to apply now.


LLM degree students can be practicing attorneys or recent law school graduates who will improve their English legal writing skills, develop an in-depth understanding of the U.S. legal process, and hone in on the particular areas of law that most interest them. Students will enjoy the opportunity to make lasting relationships with other international lawyers in the LLM program as well as students in the JD program, to work closely with our esteemed Cincinnati Law faculty members, and to network with local lawyers, judges and business leaders.

Cincinnati Law LLM students generally complete the program in one academic year. The LLM degree program begins with an orientation and the first course--Introduction to Law--in August and concludes in May. During the course of the year LLM students are required to take two additional courses: The US Legal System and Legal Research and Writing for LLM Students.

With the advice and assistance of the LLM program director and other faculty, students will select the rest of their classes from Cincinnati Law school's full range of course offerings. Doing so allows LLM degree students to study side-by-side with our JD students and to focus their studies on areas of the law that are most relevant to their careers. The law school curriculum includes the following areas of study, called professional pathways: Business and Entrepreneurship; Criminal; International; Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property; Science, Health, and Environment; Public Interest; Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; General and Small Practice.

We have scholarships available for qualified applicants. Please write to us at to express your interest in a scholarship and get more information regarding the scholarship application process.

The LLM program involves in-class dialogue about complex legal issues and substantial reading of sophisticated legal text. Therefore, if English is not your country’s primary language, you will be required to take and submit an exam that shows your English proficiency. Applicants with the following scores will be given preference: 1) TOEFL internet-based 90, computer-based 250 or paper-based 600; 2) IELTS 7.0 or 3) ELS completion of Level 112. Applicants with TOEFL scores of 85 and above will also be considered.

If you are otherwise qualified for the program but need additional English language training you will be eligible for a Conditional Letter of Admission that will allow you to come and study English on our campus prior to beginning the LLM program. The ELS-Cincinnati Language Center is located at the University of Cincinnati and is one of the largest ELS centers in the U.S.

Please begin your application to Cincinnati Law's LLM program as soon as possible. It can take a long time to gather all of your relevant documents for submission to the credential evaluation agency, and if you are accepted you will also need sufficient time to procure a visa. This may take several months. We will evaluate your application as soon as we receive your documents and your credential evaluation report. There is currently no fee to apply to our LLM program. Earlier applications receive priority on admission and scholarship decisions. Additional UC Law LLM application instructions are available here. You are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials by March 15, 2018.

Please contact us at with any questions about our program or the application process.

  • Ranked a Top 40 (32) Public Law School - U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked a Top School for Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Public Interest Law, and Trial Advocacy Law
  • Ranked a Top 30 Law School for Super Lawyers - the National Jurist
  • A five-time "Best Value Law School" - the National Jurist
  • 8:1 Student-to-faculty ratio, one of the lowest in the nation for an urban school