University of Cincinnati College of Law

University of Cincinnati College of Law

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The University of Cincinnati College of Law is the second most prestigious law school in the state, and one of the most difficult to get into in the region. It also happens to be the nation’s fourth oldest operating law school after Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia School of Law. 

With an enrollment of less than 400 students, it also boasts the lowest student-to-faculty ratio in the region, at 10.7-to-1. Tuition is a bargain for in-state students, at only $23,536. Out-of-state students have been charged a tuition of $41,044, but that number is going down.

“Prospective students from outside Ohio should know we are actually reducing our non-resident tuition rate beginning in 2014,” said Dean Louis Bilionis. “Out-of-state tuition will only be $5,000 more than in-state tuition. We offer a very high quality legal education at an affordable cost.”

The University of Cincinnati offers several clinics, including the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, which allows third-year students to work directly with clients under the supervision of an attorney.

“Students work in two-person teams and advise their clients on a variety of legal services from entity formation, protecting intellectual property, preparing operating agreements and more,” Bilionis said.

The school’s bar pass rate is third highest in the region at  92 percent.

Published in Winter 2014

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75th Percentile1583.76
25th Percentile1533.24
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$10000
Percent receiving grants87.80%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 88.10%
NJ Employment79.3
Bar Passage85.90%
Academic Profile
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Trial Advocacy