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College of Law Marks Historic Day as Undergrads Begin Classes at the Law School

University of Cincinnati undergraduate students make history at the College of Law as they begin classes, taught by law school faculty.

Cincinnati, OH — Today, spring semester at the University of Cincinnati College of Law kicked off with 40 new faces – University of Cincinnati undergraduate students making history as the first undergrads to ever take classes here.

“This is a historic day at our law school. For the first time, undergraduate students are taking courses for credit taught by our law school faculty and students from the Honors College are participating in Honors experiences in our communications department and at the Ohio Innocence Project,” said Dean Jennifer S. Bard. “They are very warmly welcome and we look forward to many more such collaborations in the future.”

Professor Chris Bryant is teaching Constitutional Landmarks, introducing students to some of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most pivotal and controversial rulings, including debates from the cases as well as the context in which rulings were made.

Professor Ann Hubbard is teaching Disability Rights Law, examining how society and laws both define and respond to individuals with diverse disabilities. A large focus will be on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

This initiative is led by Professor Michele Bradley, Special Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Initiatives. It is anticipated that this will mark the beginning of many such innovative programs and collaborations with the university and the community.