UC College of Law
Volume 4, Issue 5
February 2012

IngotUC Law Students Help Free Dean Gillispie From Prison

Dean GillispieAfter serving 20 years in prison for rapes that he had always maintained he did not commit, 46-year-old Roger "Dean" Gillispie walked out of prison into the arms of his mother and father three days before Christmas — thanks to the persistent efforts of the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP), operated by the UC College of Law. Since the case became OIP's first one nine years ago, students and Professor Mark Godsey, OIP director and former federal prosecutor, have doggedly worked on it. (Read More)

IngotCincinnati Among Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2012

Lonely Planet LogoLonely Planet, the popular travel website and guide book maker, includes Cincinnati on its list of “what’s buzzing for travelers” in 2012. Described as the “pretty city on the river”, Lonely Planet acknowledges the positive transformation the city has made over the last decade. (Read More)



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IngotCatalyst Cleveland Coming in February

Catalyst ProgramOn Friday, February 10, 2012, the Center for Professional Development will be hosting a luncheon for alumni in the Cleveland area to talk about the Catalyst Program, which is designed to expose students to members of the local bar.  The luncheon will be at the office of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 12:00-1:00PM.  The goal is to pair students with alumni for observation opportunities over a three-day period, March 19-21, 2012 during spring break.  To participate please contact Mina Jones Jefferson at 513.556.0075 or via email at mina.jefferson@uc.edu.

IngotAlum Finds Fulfillment Teaching at Air Force Academy

Air Force AcademyReflecting on his three years at the College of Law and how it shaped who he is today, William "Chad" Austin '97 recalls attending a career fair on campus during his 2L year and being especially moved by the words of a senior partner at a major firm in town. "He said the best decision he ever made was to join the military because he learned how to try cases, the value of public service, and was able to see the world," Austin said. "That sounded really interesting to me." (Read More)

IngotFive Questions with Diane Cross, Public Sector Coordinator and Counselor

Diane CrossMeet Diane Cross, the law school’s newest Public Sector Coordinator & Counselor for the Center for Professional Development. Cross provides career counseling to students and alumni regarding judicial clerkships, government opportunities, and work in the public interest.   A graduate of Butler University, she received her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. (Read More)

IngotLaw School Announces Launch of New LLM Program for Foreign-trained Attorneys

The University of Cincinnati College of Law announces the launch of its LLM program on the U.S. legal system for practicing attorneys and law school graduates who received their legal education outside the United States. The one-year master’s degree program is designed to provide a substantive introduction to the U.S. legal process, while allowing students to develop knowledge in areas of study relevant to their legal practice. (Read More)

Ingot Paying for Law School Video

Diane Cross

The Law School Admission Council has released a new video “Paying for Law School” that offers essential financial aid tips. Topics include how to apply for aid, how to minimize debt, and more. Click here to watch the video.


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