University of Cincinnati Law School

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The University of Cincinnati College of Law is the fourth oldest continually running law school in the United States and a founding member of the Association of American Law Schools. It was started in 1833 as the Cincinnati Law School. 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 is one of only five American law schools, along with Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, to have 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). Incidentally, the school has also produced a Vice President of the United States, Charles G. Dawes, as well as numerous governors and U.S. congressmen.

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Cincinnati Law School Admissions

Cincinnati Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 59% of its applicants. Comparatively, Cincinnati is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 779 455 (58.41%) 101 (13.0%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.23 3.59 3.78
LSAT 152 155 157

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $24,010 $29,010
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $19,268
  • Living off-campus: $19,268
  • Living at home: $19,268

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $35

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Cincinnati Law School Community

Cincinnati Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Cincinnati is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 27
  • Part Time: 28


  • # Female Faculty: 27
  • # Minority Faculty: 9


10.3 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Cincinnati Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Cincinnati Law School 1L section size is 11% larger than law schools in Ohio and 15% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Cincinnati Law School: 115
Ohio Average: 102
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 389
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 55

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 93
  • Law Journals: 138
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 6.9%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 1.8%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Cincinnati Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Cincinnati Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 89% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 78.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 45.0%
  • Business: 22.0%
  • Government: 24.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Ohio: 75%
  • Kentucky: 6%
  • Indiana: 4%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 78.6%
  • First Time Takers: 117
  • Average School: 85.9%
  • Average State: 81.1%
  • Pass Difference: 4.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Ohio: 81.1%
  • Passed: 79 of 92 (85.9%)
  • State Average: 81.1%
  • Difference: 4.7%