University of Cincinnati College of Law
|Motto||Juncta Juvant ("Strength in Unity")|
|Type||Public (state university)|
|Dean||Verna L. Williams|
|Location||Cincinnati, Ohio, USA|
The University of Cincinnati College of Law was founded in 1833 as the Cincinnati Law School. It is the fourth oldest continually 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.
The school has produced both a President of the United States (William Howard Taft) and a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (both Taft and Willis Van Devanter). The school has also produced a Vice President of the United States, Charles G. Dawes, and a Secretary of Commerce, Charles W. Sawyer.
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—present**|
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 in Cincinnati, Ohio which is the 64th largest city in the United States--List of United States cities by population, while the Cincinnati-Middletown metropolitan area is the 24th largest in the country by population--United States metropolitan areas. The Greater Cincinnati area is home to over 685 law firms. Notably, Cincinnati's downtown is the site for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit courthouse, and also the courthouse for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Furthermore, Cincinnati is home to 10 Fortune 500 companies including being the headquarters for Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, GE Aviation, Macy's, Inc. and Kroger. This is more per capita Fortune 500 companies than New York, Los Angeles or Chicago.
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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The period from 1925 to 1929 was a golden era for the school's alumni. During this time, UC Law alumni had significant influence in all three branches of the federal government. Charles G. Dawes was Vice President (and therefore also President of the Senate), Nicolas Longworth was Speaker of the House of Representatives, and William Howard Taft was Chief Justice of United States. Also during this time, alumnus Miller Huggins managed the New York Yankees to World Series championships in 1927 and 1928.
|Name||Year of Graduation||Notable Accomplishments|
|Altenburg, John D.John D. Altenburg||1973||Major General and military lawyer (U.S. army ret.) appointed authority for military commissions covering detainees at Guantanamo|
|Austin, Helen ElsieHelen Elsie Austin||1930||A U.S. Foreign Service Officer and the first black woman to graduate from UC Law|
|Barker, William M.William M. Barker||1967||Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court|
|Barrett, Michael RyanMichael Ryan Barrett||1977||District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
|Beckwith, SandraSandra Beckwith||1968||Chief Judge and the first woman to sit on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
|Berry, Theodore TedTheodore 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|
|Bevis, Howard LandisHoward Landis Bevis||1910||President of Ohio State University, Ohio Supreme Court|
|Cannon, Joseph GurneyJoseph Gurney Cannon||1859, attended||U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1903–1911)|
|Cary, Samuel FentonSamuel Fenton Cary||1837||U.S. Congressman representing Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives (1867–1869), United States Vice Presidential candidate, prohibitionist|
|Case, Jr., LeonardLeonard Case, Jr.||1844||Founder and endower of Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, Ohio, later known as Case Western Reserve University.|
|Chesley, StanStan 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"|
|Chipman, Norton ParkerNorton 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|
|Clancy, Donald D.Donald D. Clancy||1948||Former U.S. Congressman representing Ohio in the House of Representatives (1961–1977) and former mayor of Cincinnati|
|Clark, James BeauchampJames Beauchamp Clark||1875||U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1911–1919)|
|Collinsworth, CrisCris Collinsworth||1991||Former wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals and current television sportscaster for NBC Sunday Night Football|
|Dawes, Charles G.Charles G. Dawes||1886||30th Vice President of the United States (1925–1929) and Nobel Peace Prize recipient|
|Denver, James W.James W. Denver||1844||Governor of the Kansas Territory (1857–1858), Secretary of State of California (1853–1855) and namesake of Denver, Colorado|
|Deters, JoeJoe Deters||1982||Ohio State Treasurer (1999–2005), Prosecuting Attorney of Hamilton County, Ohio (2005–present)|
|Ernst, Richard P.Richard P. Ernst||1880||U.S. Senator from Kentucky (1921–1927)|
|Gilligan, John J.John J. Gilligan||1947||Governor of Ohio (1971-1975)|
|Harmon, JudsonJudson Harmon||1870||Attorney General of the United States (1895–1897), Governor of Ohio (1909–1913)|
|Holschuh, John DavidJohn David Holschuh||1951||Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
|Hoyt, John WesleyJohn Wesley Hoyt||1849, attended||Third Governor of the Wyoming Territory, List of Governors of Wyoming (1878-1882)|
|Huggins, MillerMiller Huggins||1902||Manager of the New York Yankees, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame |
|Hull, David P.David P. Hull||1840||Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly|
|Hunt, Henry ThomasHenry Thomas Hunt||1903||Mayor of Cincinnati (1912–1913)|
|Keating, CharlesCharles Keating||1948||Founding partner of Keating, Muething & Klekamp; appointed to one of Richard Nixon's Presidential Commissions|
|Keating, William J.William J. Keating||1950||U.S. Congressman in the House of Representatives (1971–1974);partner of Keating, Meuthing & Klekamp|
|Kennedy, Sharon L.Sharon L. Kennedy||1991||Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio|
|Kinneary, Joseph P.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|
|Longworth, NicholasNicholas Longworth||1894||U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1925–1931)|
|Luken, CharlieCharlie Luken||1976||U.S. Congressman and mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio (1984–1991, 1999–2006)|
|Maier, Harold G.Harold G. Maier||1963||International Law Scholar; former Counselor on International Law, U.S. Department of State|
|Marshall, Carrington T.Carrington T. Marshall||1892|
|Martin, William BillyWilliam 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|
|Maxwell, Jr., LawrenceLawrence Maxwell, Jr.||1875||United States Solicitor General (1893–1895)|
|Morrow, Edwin P.Edwin P. Morrow||1902||Governor of Kentucky (1919–1923)|
|Nichols, Hugh L.Hugh L. Nichols||1886|
|Noyes, Edward FollansbeeEdward Follansbee Noyes||1858||Governor of Ohio (1872–1874)|
|Pattison, John M.John M. Pattison||1872||Governor of Ohio (1906)|
|Pomerene, AtleeAtlee Pomerene||1886||Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1910–1911) and United States Senator (1911–1923)|
|Richardson, William S.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|
|Rose, Thomas M.Thomas M. Rose||1973||District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
|Sawyer, Charles W.Charles W. Sawyer||1911||Secretary of Commerce (1948 to 1953)|
|Smolin, David M.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.|
|Taft, BobBob Taft||1976||Governor of Ohio (1999–2007)|
|Taft, William HowardWilliam Howard Taft||1880||27th President of the United States (1909–1913), 10th Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930) and United States Solicitor General (1890–1892)|
|Van Devanter, WillisWillis Van Devanter||1881||Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1911–1937)|
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. Actually 69.1% (103/149)of Cincinnati’s Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term employment nine months after graduation that was either Bar Passage Required or J.D. Advantage. "JD-required" is not recognized as a category in the ABA-required disclosures. To achieve a "JD-required" calculation one has to combine two of the four ABA reporting categories - Bar Passage Required and J.D. Advantage.
The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at University of Cincinnati for the 2017-2018 academic year is $24,010 for residents and $29,010 for non-residents, including international LLM students.
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- "CANNON, Joseph Gurney, (1836 - 1926)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- HickokSports.com - Biography - Miller Huggins
- "EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY FOR 2013 GRADUATES" (PDF).