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UC Law Centers and Institutes

Influencing social and global issues

Our UC Law centers and institutes attract scholars and experts from around the globe. Headed by Cincinnati Law faculty, these programs offer students opportunities to participate in symposia and workshops, work on important social justice and international law issues, and conduct in-depth research.

Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project

The UC Law's Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project is recognized as one of the most active and successful Innocence Projects in the country. The OIP not only works to secure the release of individuals wrongfully convicted, but also proposed and championed “one of the most important pieces of criminal justice legislation in this state in a century,” making Ohio a national model on reforms to reduce and prevent wrongful conviction.

Wrongful Convictions Blog

Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

UC Law's Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights is the premier program for the protection of international human rights and has served as the model for many other human rights program. Its Human Rights Quarterly also is recognized as the leading academic journal in the field.

Human Rights Quarterly

Glenn M. Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry

UC Law's Glenn M. Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry promotes scholarship and learning in the areas of mental health law and psychiatry. The Institute sponsors symposia, a speaker series, and workshops that promote the sharing of research and ideas among legal practitioners and mental health professionals on the psychiatric issues that affect the law and legislation.

Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

UC Law's Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice provides experiential learning, research and other opportunities for interdisciplinary inquiry in the areas of gender, race and sexuality issues.

Freedom Center Journal

Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Clinic

Corporate Law Center

UC Law's Corporate Law Center focuses on substantive issues in corporate securities and business law. At the heart of the Center is the Corporate Law Symposium which annually brings scholars and practitioners together to discuss important issues of the day. The CLC also serves as the fulcrum for our business law curriculum to ensure that our graduates are prepared to address the challenges faced by businesses in the 21st century.

Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

Center for Practice

UC Law's Center for Practice works to further develop the professional communication and decision-making skills of both law students and practicing lawyers. The Center offers workshops and extra-curricular opportunities, and provides a forum for the professional exchange of best practices with practitioners.

Institute for the Global Practice of Law

UC Law's Institute for the Global Practice of Law provides continuing education programs for experienced international lawyers and networking opportunities with area attorneys and business executives.