UC College of Law
Volume 3, Issue 5
March 2011

IngotUpdate from Admissions

With the application deadline for Fall 2011 admission having passed earlier this month, Cincinnati Law is pleased to report the second-highest number of applications ever received for one year. As of March 21, the College of Law has received 1,558 applications for this fall’s entering class, just behind 2010’s record-breaking year. The admissions committee aims to enroll an entering class this August of approximately 135 students. Last year’s entering class represented 27 different states and four countries as well as 73 different undergraduate institutions. Twenty percent of the incoming class were students of color.

IngotMeet OIP Fellow Zach El-Sawaf ‘12

Lew GoldfarbZach El-Sawaf ’12 is a native Cincinnatian. Although he attended the University of Notre Dame for college, where he majored in political science, he ultimately returned to Cincinnati for law school. This wasn’t always his plan, however; El-Sawaf spent a year after college working for Easter Seals, an organization he had worked seasonally throughout college. “Law school was always in the back of my mind, though,” said El-Sawaf. “I always enjoyed arguing, and I had really enjoyed the mock trial experiences I had had during high school. I also knew that a JD would benefit me in any career I chose to enter.” (Read more)

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IngotFaculty News

Kristin KalsemSee the latest activities and accomplishments of the faculty at Cincinnati Law in the most recent edition of Faculty News

IngotLaw School Trial Practice Team Has Impressive Showing at National Trial Competition Regional

Emily BarthTeams from the law school’s Trial Practice Program competed at the National Trial Competition Regional, ending with impressive results. The team of Luke Anderson '11, Emily Barth ‘11, and Alex Rodger ‘12 advanced to the Elite Eight. They were eliminated in a very close trial on a split ballot less than 10 total points (out of 300) from the other team. (Read more)


IngotOIP Hosts International Exploration of Wrongful Conviction

Once a year, members of the closely-knit community of individuals working with innocence projects across the country gather to celebrate their accomplishments and learn from one another. This year, the conference has expanded to include innocence projects from around the world and UC Law’s Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project is the host. The 2011 Innocence Network Conference, “An International Exploration of Wrongful Conviction,” will be held in Cincinnati April 7-10, bringing hundreds of people together to explore this critical issue. (Read more)


IngotInstitute for the Global Practice of Law Plans Summer Program

ChangThe College of Law has launched an intensive four-week summer program targeted to non-U.S. lawyers interested in learning about the U.S. legal system. The summer venture was created under the auspices of the new Institute for the Global Practice of Law (IGPL). (Read more)


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