University of Cincinnati College of Law

Law School in Cincinnati, Ohio

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University of Cincinnati College of Law
MottoJuncta Juvant ("Strength in Unity")
TypePublic (state university)
Established1833; 188 years ago (1833)
DeanVerna L. Williams
Location, ,
39.12905°N 84.52010°W

The University of Cincinnati College of Law, a top 100 (83rd 2021[1]) 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.[2] 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.

Entrance to the College of Law from Clifton Avenue.

U.S. News & World Report, listed Cincinnati's tax law program as 63rd in the nation in 2021.[3]

The College's trial courtroom, where Cincinnati-area state and federal judges conduct proceedings in real cases several times each year.
Statue of former Dean William Howard Taft outside the College of Law. Taft went on to serve as President of the United States and Chief Justice of the United States.
Another view of the Taft statue.

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