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, the second best in terms of value, ranking No. 18 in the nation. 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 one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios. Tuition is a bargain for in-state students, and out-of-state tuition is also affordable. 

The University of Cincinnati ranked No. 15 for practical training in 2018. It 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.

The school also ranks high for business law (A) and public interest (A-). 

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75th Percentile1583.76
25th Percentile1533.24
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$12500
Percent receiving grants93.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 82.90%
NJ Employment80.87
Bar Passage80.82%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2018: Best Value: 
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