|Motto||Juncta Juvant ("Strength in Unity")|
|Type||Public (state university)|
|Dean||Verna L. Williams|
The University of Cincinnati College of Law, a top 100 (83rd 2021) law school in the U.S., was founded in 1833 as the Cincinnati Law School. It is the fourth oldest continuously running law school in the United States and a founding member of the Association of American Law Schools. Then-dean and future 27th President of the United States, William Howard Taft (1880), merged it with the University of Cincinnati in 1896.
UC Law offers a JD program as well as an LLM (Master of Laws) in the US Legal System for international attorneys. Graduate certificates in US Law are also available.
Deans of the College of Law
|William S. Groesbeck||1844–1869|
|Charles L. Telford|
|Maskell S. Curwen||1850–1868|
|Rotated among faculty||1869–1873|
|J. Bryant Walker||1873–1874|
|Jacob D. Cox||1880–1897|
|William H. Taft||1897–1900|
|Gustavus H. Wald||1900–1902|
|William P. Rogers||1902–1916|
|Albert B. Benedict||1916–1926|
|Merton L. Ferson||1926–1946|
|Frank S. Rowley||1946–1952|
|Roscoe L. Barrow||1952–1965|
|Claude S. Sowle||1965–1969|
|Samuel S. Wilson||1969–1970|
|Edward A. Mearns, Jr.||1970–1973|
|Victor E. Schwartz||1973–1974*|
|Jorge L. Carro||1978–1979*|
|Gordon A. Christenson||1979–1986|
|Joseph P. Tomain||1989–1990*|
|Louis D. Bilionis||2005–2015|
|Jennifer S. Bard||2015–2017|
|Verna L. Williams||2017—2019**|
UC Law is home to several journals including the Human Rights Quarterly, University of Cincinnati Law Review, the Immigration and Nationality Law Review, and The Freedom Center Journal (FCJ), a joint publication between the law school and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
The College of Law is located at the corner of Clifton Avenue and Calhoun Street in the Heights neighborhood of Cincinnati.
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|Name||Year of Graduation||Notable Accomplishments|
|John D. Altenburg||1973||Major General and military lawyer (U.S. army ret.) appointed authority for military commissions covering detainees at Guantanamo|
|Helen Elsie Austin||1930||A U.S. Foreign Service Officer and the first black woman to graduate from UC Law|
|William M. Barker||1967||Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court|
|Michael R. Barrett||1977||District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
|Sandra Beckwith||1968||Chief Judge and the first woman to sit on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
|Theodore Ted Berry||1931||First African-American mayor of Cincinnati, has been called "Mr. Cincinnati", advisor to Martin Luther King Jr. and pivotal attorney in the Civil Rights Movement for the NAACP|
|Howard Landis Bevis||1910||President of Ohio State University, Ohio Supreme Court|
|Joseph Gurney Cannon||1859, attended||U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1903–1911)|
|Samuel Fenton Cary||1837||U.S. Congressman representing Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives (1867–1869), United States Vice Presidential candidate, prohibitionist|
|Leonard Case Jr.||1844||Founder and endower of Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, Ohio, later known as Case Western Reserve University.|
|Stan Chesley||1960||Nationally recognized attorney of Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley Co., L.P.A., well known for his expertise with class action lawsuits; has been referred to as "The Prince of Torts"|
|Norton Parker Chipman||1859||Chief JAG Prosecutor at Andersonville, Secretary of the District of Columbia, U.S. Congressman, Author, and First Presiding Justice of the California Third District Court of Appeal|
|Donald D. Clancy||1948||Former U.S. Congressman representing Ohio in the House of Representatives (1961–1977) and former mayor of Cincinnati|
|James Beauchamp Clark||1875||U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1911–1919)|
|Cris Collinsworth||1991||Former wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals and current television sportscaster for NBC Sunday Night Football|
|Charles G. Dawes||1886||30th Vice President of the United States (1925–1929) and Nobel Peace Prize recipient|
|James W. Denver||1844||Governor of the Kansas Territory (1857–1858), Secretary of State of California (1853–1855) and namesake of Denver, Colorado|
|Joe Deters||1982||Ohio State Treasurer (1999–2005), Prosecuting Attorney of Hamilton County, Ohio (2005–present)|
|Richard P. Ernst||1880||U.S. Senator from Kentucky (1921–1927)|
|John J. Gilligan||1947||Governor of Ohio (1971–1975)|
|Judson Harmon||1870||Attorney General of the United States (1895–1897), Governor of Ohio (1909–1913)|
|John David Holschuh||1951||Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
|John Wesley Hoyt||1849, attended||Third Governor of the Wyoming Territory, List of Governors of Wyoming (1878–1882)|
|Miller Huggins||1902||Manager of the New York Yankees, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame|
|David P. Hull||1840||Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly|
|Henry Thomas Hunt||1903||Mayor of Cincinnati (1912–1913)|
|Charles Keating||1948||Founding partner of Keating, Muething & Klekamp; appointed to one of Richard Nixon's Presidential Commissions|
|William J. Keating||1950||U.S. Congressman in the House of Representatives (1971–1974);partner of Keating, Meuthing & Klekamp|
|Sharon L. Kennedy||1991||Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio|
|Joseph P. Kinneary||1935||ret. Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, The Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse dedicated in 1998|
|Nicholas Longworth||1894||U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1925–1931)|
|Charlie Luken||1976||U.S. Congressman and mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio (1984–1991, 1999–2006)|
|Harold G. Maier||1963||International Law Scholar; former Counselor on International Law, U.S. Department of State|
|Carrington T. Marshall||1892|
|William Billy Martin||1976||Prominent defense attorney of Washington D.C.; represented Marcia Lewis during the Lewinsky scandal, the parents of Chandra Levy, former Atlanta mayor Bill Campbell, former NBA player Jayson Williams, and most recently NFL Quarterback Michael Vick|
|Lawrence Maxwell Jr.||1875||United States Solicitor General (1893–1895)|
|Edwin P. Morrow||1902||Governor of Kentucky (1919–1923)|
|Hugh L. Nichols||1886|
|Edward Follansbee Noyes||1858||Governor of Ohio (1872–1874)|
|Emmett N. Parker||1882||Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court|
|John M. Pattison||1872||Governor of Ohio (1906)|
|Atlee Pomerene||1886||Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1910–1911) and United States Senator (1911–1923)|
|William S. Richardson||1943||Former Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court (1966–1982); The University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law is named after him for his dedication to its establishment|
|Thomas M. Rose||1973||District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
|Charles W. Sawyer||1911||Secretary of Commerce (1948 to 1953)|
|Thomas Adiel Sherwood||1857||Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court from 1873 to 1902.|
|David M. Smolin||1986||children's/human rights activist and law professor at Cumberland School of Law, Director of Cumberland School of Law's Center for Biotechnology, Law, and Ethics.|
|Bob Taft||1976||Governor of Ohio (1999–2007)|
|William Howard Taft||1880||27th President of the United States (1909–1913), 10th Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930), United States Solicitor General (1890–1892), Governor of the Philippines, Governor of Cuba, Secretary of War, and Judge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.|
|Willis Van Devanter||1881||Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1911–1937)|
|Marilyn Zayas||1997||Judge, Ohio's First District Court of Appeals (2016 - Present) |
According to University of Cincinnati's 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 53% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.
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