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Admissions-eNews November 2009

College of Law Graduates First in Summer Bar Results

The results for the University of Cincinnati College of Law students who took the July 2009 Ohio Bar Exam are in and the College of Law led the state for overall test takers.


Ryan Schmit '10 Seeks Challenge of Environmental Law

UC Law’s Ryan Schmit ‘10 has always been an environmental enthusiast and pursuit of a career in environmental law was only a “natural” progression.  He was a political science major at Miami University, with a secondary focus in environmental sciences.  (Read More)

What 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 Assistant Dean for Admission Al Watson. 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,” Watson explains. He further cautions that applicants who must weigh the presence or amount of scholarship into their final decision on where to enroll 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,” Watson states.

University of Cincinnati Welcomes New President

This month the University of Cincinnati started a new chapter in its history with its 27th president taking office. Gregory H. Williams began November 2 and brings to the university his reputation as a noted scholar with a substantial background in academic leadership with a strong record in building enrollment while ensuring academic excellence and diversity. His background also includes being a trained lawyer and a best-selling author for his book 'Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He was Black'. To see a sample of the coverage on President Williams’ start at UC.

Corporate Law Center Hosts 2009 Ethics Conference

The Corporate Law Center at the University of Cincinnati College of Law is hosting its 2009 Ethics Conference on Thursday, November 19. The focus of the conference is “The Role of Corporate Counsel During a Time of Economic Crisis.” (Read More)

Las Vegas Alumni Take Giving Back to Heart

Though more than 1,000 miles and three time zones away, Las Vegas, Nevada is home to a growing number of College of Law alumni...The idea to create a scholarship fund was born during a UC Law-Las Vegas alumni event several years ago...  (Read More)