UC College of Law
Volume 4, Issue 8
May 2012

IngotTrial Practice Team Places in Top 10 Nationally

The University of Cincinnati College of Law is proud to announce the accomplishments of Alex Rodger (3L), Allison Kendall (3L) and Emily Homel (2L) who competed in the 38th annual National Trial Competition in Austin, Texas. Over 350 teams from law schools throughout the country begin the NTC competition in late February and only 28 are invited to the NTC final rounds in Austin. Through the course of 7 trials, the UC Law team went 6–1 with 4 of the 6 wins coming on perfect 3-0 ballots from the judges. The success at the National Competition ranked UC in the top 10 in the country. On a related note, Tony Strike, 2L, received the First Place Oralist Award at the 2012 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition in Brooklyn, NY. He finished first among over 60 other individuals competing.

IngotOIP and Exoneree Nancy Smith were Featured on NBC's Dateline

Greg LauxOn April 8, 2012, the NBC news show "Dateline" featured a UC connection in its episode titled "Haunted Memories," dealing with the probability that an innocent  person spent 15 years in jail for crimes she did not commit. (Read More)



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IngotHow Billy Martin '76 Led 3L Kelvin Morris to the College of Law

wrongful convictionIn a matter of weeks, Kelvin Morris '12 will return home to his native Virginia. He grew up in Virginia, earned his undergraduate degree in Virginia and worked for about four years in Virginia. While he has spent the last three years in Greater Cincinnati, living across the river while attending the College of Law, Morris will return to the Old Dominion state this summer with a J.D. Morris will become the first in his family to graduate from law school, just seven years after becoming the first male in his family to earn a college degree. (Read More)

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IngotNew Books Examine Presidential Politics, 19th Century Writers, Client Counseling and Mental Health

From the economic performance of presidents and political parties to legal advocacy of nineteenth-century women writers, four College of Law professors have either recently published insightful books covering a range of legal research, issues, and theories. (Read More)

IngotMeet Distinguished Alumni Award Winner James C. Kennedy '76

Briay PokrywkaWith significant experience in corporate, securities and financing law, James C. Kennedy has used his skills and legal acumen to counsel many Fortune 500 corporations. (Read More)

IngotMeet Distinguished Alumni Award Winner the Honorable Cheryl D. Grant '73

Rachel SmithA former social worker and Cincinnati police officer, Judge Cheryl D. Grant now serves as a member of the Hamilton County Municipal Court. Not only is she a UC Law graduate, she is also a University of Cincinnati graduate as well, and will soon graduate with a master's degree in divinity from a theological seminary. (Read More)


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