The end of the 2008-2009 academic year at UC Law has seen a flurry of activity for both students and faculty. The College’s 176th Hooding Ceremony was held on May 10 with 111 students graduating. University of Cincinnati College of Law alumnus, sports commentator, former Cincinnati Bengal wide receiver, and Emmy Award winner Anthony Cris Collinsworth ’91 addressed the graduates. In addition, faculty have been making there mark both here and around the world. To read more about Professor Godsey’s trip to China, Professor Bettman’s appointment by Governor Strickland to chair a key Ohio judicial panel, the publication of Professor Caron’s new casebook Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation and much more visit the May Faculty News site.
As Cincinnati Law looks toward its 177th year, this fall’s incoming class, the Class of 2012, is beginning to take shape as applicants return seat deposits to confirm their plans to enroll. While the exact number and make up of the class is typically not finalized each year until August, there are some trends being noticed already. To start, the College has seen over 1,300 applications this year, the highest on record since 1994. Also half of the applicants confirmed hail from states other than Ohio—21 other states to be exact. The number of undergraduate schools represented by the Class of 2012 is also more diverse than in years past, representing 78 institutions as of early May. Overall ethnic and racial diversity appears strong with this class as well. To see a profile of last year’s incoming class click here.
A global perspective is what 2L Aaron Bernay brings to every class he attends at UC Law. By the age of 10, Bernay had spent the first six years of his education attending six different schools located across the country. (Read more)
Carter, a 3L student graduating this May, served in the Office of the Public Defender in Fredericksburg, Virginia this past summer. He will work with the New Orleans Public Defender office following graduation. (Read more about Gregory)
It’s 1884 and a murder has occurred in Cincinnati. “The defendant in this case was acquitted,” said UC Law adjunct professor Jim O’Reilly. “But the citizens of Cincinnati were not happy about it.” A mob stormed the Hamilton County Courthouse, attacked it, and set the building and the law library on fire. The Ohio militia was called in to calm the crowd, but the damage had been done. The county’s law library had been destroyed. (Read story)
When 1972 UC Law graduate Marc Levey isn’t litigating a complex international tax issue, you can find him on the ski slopes with his wife and five children near their vacation home in Vermont. As a partner at Baker & McKenzie in New York, Levey specializes in transfer pricing, tax controversy and litigation, supply chain tax planning, tax advice for mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring, and general tax planning. His fluency in both English and French allow him interact with clients on an international level. (Read More)