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Cincinnati Law School

  • 1833-1844 Timothy Walker
  • 1844-1849 William S. Groesbeck & Charles L. Telford (joint position)
  • 1850-1868 Maskell S. Curwen
  • 1869-1873 Rotated among faculty
  • 1873-1874 J. Bryant Walker
  • 1875-1880 Rufus King
  • 1880-1897 Jacob D. Cox

University of Cincinnati Law Department Formed

  • 1896-1900 William Howard Taft (oversaw merger with Cincinnati Law School in 1897)
  • 1900-1902 Gustavus H. Wald
  • 1902-1916 William P. Rogers
  • 1916-1924 Alfred B. Benedict
  • 1924-1926 Robert C. Pugh
  • 1926-1946 Merton L. Ferson
  • 1946-1952 Frank S. Rowley
  • 1952-1965 Roscoe L. Barrow
  • 1965-1970 Claude R. Sowle
  • 1970-1971 Samuel S. Wilson (Acting Dean)
  • 1971-1973 Edward A. Mearns, Jr.
  • 1974 Victor E. Schwartz (Acting Dean)
  • 1974-1978 Samuel S. Wilson
  • 1978-1979 Jorge L. Carro (Acting Dean)
  • 1979-1985 Gordon A. Christenson
  • 1985-1986 Robert J. Martineau (Acting Dean)
  • 1986-1989 Tom Gerety
  • 1989-2004 Joseph P. Tomain (Acting Dean 1989-1990)
  • 2004-2005 Donna M. Nagy (Interim Dean)
  • 2005- Louis D. Bilionis