University of Cincinnati

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PO Box 210040
Cincinnati, OH 45221

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The College of Law at University of Cincinnati has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the College of Law at University of Cincinnati is $35. Its tuition is full-time: $23,536 per year (in-state) and full-time: $41,044 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 9.8:1. The College of Law at University of Cincinnati has 62 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Founded in 1833, the University of Cincinnati College of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the country. It continues to innovate, allowing students to focus their legal training in specific areas ranging from business law to law, technology, and the creative arts. Students also have the option to complete dual degrees, including a J.D./M.B.A. offered in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration. (For that four-year program, students must be admitted to both the law and business schools, and spend a full year taking courses solely in the College of Business Administration.)

Students can get practical training through law school-operated centers and clinics including the Rosenthal Institute for Justice, where, through the Ohio Innocence Project, students work to identify wrongly imprisoned inmates throughout the state. Other centers, clinics, and institutes at UC Law include the Corporate Law Center, the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, and the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights.

Students may also have the opportunity to participate in student legal journals, including the University of Cincinnati Law Review, the Freedom Center Journal, the Human Rights Quarterly, and the Immigration and Nationality Law Review. Extracurricular opportunities, including the Sports and Entertainment Law Club and the Law Students for Reproductive Justice organization may also offer opportunities for training and involvement.

Some faculty members at the University of Cincinnati College of Law are prolific bloggers: Associate Dean of Faculty Paul Caron authors the TaxProf blog; and professors Betsy Malloy and Tim Armstrong pen the popular HealthLawProf and Info/Law blogs, respectively.

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Year founded 1833
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $35
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (513) 556-6805
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 62
Student-faculty ratio 9.8:1
Total faculty 72

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 345
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 149


Tuition and fees

full-time: $23,536 per year (in-state)
full-time: $41,044 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $10,914


Employed at graduation2 30.0%
Median private sector starting salary $65,000
Median public service starting salary $43,898


Total volumes and volume equivalents 345,079

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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