The College of Law at University of Cincinnati

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Al Watson
Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $35
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The College of Law at University of Cincinnati

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 46.9% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.57
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 160

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 46.9%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 155-162
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.36-3.8
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.57
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 160

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A. J.D./M.S. English
J.D./M.A. Women’s Studies J.D./M.S.W. Social Work
J.D./M.S. Political Science J.D./M.A. Community Planning
J.D./Ph.D Political Science
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Institutes/Centers: Corporate Law Ctr.,Ctr. for Practice, Weaver Inst.Law&Psychiatry,Rosenthal Inst.for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project,Urban Morgan Inst.for Human Rights,Ctr. for Race,Gender,&Soc.Justice. Clinics: 6th Circuit Appellate Practice,Domestic Relations&Civil Protection Order,Indigent Defense,Entrepreneurship&Community Development. Joint degrees: MBA;MSW;PolSc;Women’s Studies & others.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 97
Seminars 18
Positions available in seminars 255
Positions available in simulation courses 242
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 56
Student activities (as provided by the school)
UC Law students participate in the Human Rights Quarterly, the leading journal in the field; Law Review, one of the oldest and nationally recognized legal periodicals; Immigration & Nationality Law Review, focusing on immigration and citizenship; Freedom Center Journal, fostering debate about aspects of freedom; Moot Court; Mock Trial Competition; as well as a variety of student-led organizations.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 72
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” 24
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 216
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 242
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 56
Full-time students involved in field placements 157
Full-time students involved in law journals 131
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 86
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 44

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 11.3:1 – Low
Full- and part-time faculty 66
Full-time minority faculty 21.9%
Part-time minority faculty 2.9%
Total faculty 74
Total faculty (men) 58.1%
Total faculty (women) 41.9%
Total faculty (minorities) 13.5%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#69 Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#81 in Law Firms Rank Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score 48
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.8
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.36-3.8
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.57
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 155-162
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 160
Acceptance rate 46.9% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 11.3:1 – Low
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 45.0% – Low
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 86.8% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 92.0% – High
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OH
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 86.2%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 409

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 409

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 4.2%
Second-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 0.8%
Female students discontinuing law school 2.3%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Al Watson
Financial aid phone (513) 556-0078
Financial aid application deadline March 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $22,204 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $38,720 per year (out-of-state)
Room and board $10,914
Books $1,539
Miscellaneous expenses $5,883
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 62.8%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 6.8%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.7%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Median grant amount $6,500
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $4,000–$8,500
Full-time students receiving grants 70.4%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $70,168
Proportion who borrowed 90.0%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 52,836
Microform titles 115,829
Electronic titles 39,775
Other non-book titles 615
Total titles 209,055
Volumes (excluding microforms) 227,886
Volume equivalent microforms 183,106
Total volumes and volume equivalents 410,992
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 30,195
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 95
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 69
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 32
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 69
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 15
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 0

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school library
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 3
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 6
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 46,524
Total seats available for library users 334
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The law library, supported by skilled staff, offers access to an extensive collection of print/electronic resources. Users can access university libraries, Health Sciences Library; UCLID; & OhioLINK. Also, the library maintains a local area network with wireless connectivity. UC campus offers a vibrant corridor of retail, dining, entertainment and recreation.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar OH
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 92.0% – High
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 86.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 129
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 45.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 86.8%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 4.7%
Graduates whose employment status is known 95.3%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 45.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 4.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 45.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 1.6%
Graduates whose employment status is known 98.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 86.8%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 4.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 5.4%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.6%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $48,500
Median private sector starting salary $73,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $80,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 36%
Median public service starting salary $47,730

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 17.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 17.0%
Percent employed in government 16.1%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 8.9%
Percent employed in law firms 33.9%
Percent employed in public interest 7.1%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 75%
Graduates employed out-of-state 22.3%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 16
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.9%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.9%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 79.4%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.9%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 7.1%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 4.5%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.9%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.8%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.9%
Employment location unknown 0.9%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Center for Professional Development showcases employment opportunities and provides professional development programs. Staff regularly meets with students, advising them on upcoming career events, professional development opportunities, and their personal career plan. CPD also manages Legal Externships, the Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program, and the Volunteer Opportunity programs.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 64.3%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 81.9%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 22.3%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 68.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 8.0%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 55.6%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 5.4%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 0.0%