Admissions & Aid

Fall 2022 Application opens September 1, 2021

As a leading justice-centered law school, we equip and empower students to shape the[ir] future, guided by intention and driven by a passion to elevate justice and the rule of law in society.

Launch Your Unlimited Future

The University of Cincinnati College of Law has provided students an elite law school experience, since 1833. We prepare students to apply what they learn at Cincinnati Law to become not only exceptional lawyers, but innovative leaders in the legal world. As the inventors of cooperative education in 1906, it only makes sense that experience-based learning is part of our DNA today. Whether you are applying for a JD, an LLM, Joint Degree, or one of our certificate programs, Cincinnati Law willl provide a life-changing experience that ensures you are prepared to launch your unlimited future.

Applying to law school can be a stressful process. That’s why our dedicated admissions team is here to help. Whether they’re walking you through our admissions requirements or assisting with financial aid questions, you’ll have someone with you every step of the way.

New Building for UC Law

A $45.6 million renovation is transforming an existing 84,443-square-foot campus facility to create open, modern, light-filled spaces for the College of Law’s close-knit student community. Completely upgraded classroom technology, expanded library facilities and centralized student services will make this a best-in-class law school, serving as a launchpad for student success. Move-in is slated for July 2022.

Why UC Law?

Not all law schools are created equal. Some law schools offer an affordable legal education. Others focus on the quality and breadth of courses, faculty expertise, and meaningful student experiences. At Cincinnati Law, we are proud to deliver on all of these qualities and more. That is why Cincinnati Law students are uniquely trained through a combination of carefully curated courses and experiences beyond the classroom. These guaranteed experiences ensure you graduate prepared to think like a lawyer and practice like a professional.

Through financial aid, we’re able to offer this one-of-a-kind education without the high cost typically associated with law school. Our students graduate with debt levels nearly $80,000 less than the national average for public and private law schools. U.S. News ranks Cincinnati Law No. 3 in the nation for affordability and we are a five-time "Best Value Law School" according to the National Jurist. Affordable tuition, low cost-of-living, and competitive scholarships provide a strong financial future and long-term success to our law students.

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Guaranteed Experiential Learning

As a student at UC Law, you benefit from a number of factors that make our programs world-class. Our 8:1 student-faculty ratio provides a better learning experience that shows in our graduates’ performance on the bar exam. UC graduates traditionally pass the bar at a rate higher than the state average.  At the same time, competitive tuition and scholarships allow them to assume less debt and improve their post-graduation financial status.

The Cincinnati region is rich with job opportunities, with more than 800 law firms; headquarters to more Fortune 500 companies per capita than New York City, Chicago or Los Angeles; and both U.S. Court of Appeals for 6th Circuit and U.S. District Court for Southern District of Ohio. In addition to being located in a hub for the legal profession in the United States, our LLM program prepares internationally trained graduates to better represent their clients, both in the US and abroad.

Get to Know Dean Verna Williams

preLaw Magazine recently interviewed Dean Williams about her role as Dean of the College of Law, a fierce social justice champion, and the future of legal education. Watch the full interview below!

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Being a student at Cincinnati Law was like being a member of a big, supportive family. The faculty and administration were always at the ready with listening ears when I was stressed, worried, or needed advice throughout my law school journey. UC Law felt like home from day one, and I can attribute that to them. I am so proud to be a Bearcat and to be part of such an incredible alumni base.

Kennedy Womack Class of 2020

Apply to UC Law today!

The University of Cincinnati College of Law offers a life-changing education through a stellar curriculum, competitive financial aid, a convenient location, and top-flight faculty. Interested in learning more? Request information or apply today!

Rankings & Points of Pride

  • Ranked a Top 45 Public Law School - U.S. News & World Report
  • 4th Oldest Continuously-Operating Law School in the U.S.
  • One of the nation's Top Social Justice Law Schools
  • No. 3 Most Affordable Law School in the nation - U.S. News
  • A six-time "Best Value Law School" - the National Jurist
  • 92% Ultimate Bar Passage rate (multi-year average), ranking second in the state of Ohio
  • Ranked a Top 16 Public Law School for Public Service
  • Ranked a Top School for Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Public Interest Law, and Trial Advocacy
  • Top 14 for Practical Training - preLaw Magazine
  • 8:1 Student-to-faculty ratio, one of the lowest in the nation for an urban school
  • Graduate debt levels nearly $80,000 less than the national law school average
  • Cincinnati Law's Ohio Innocence Project has helped release 33 individuals who together served more than 650 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.
  • 2019 Lowest cost of living of any major metro in U.S. - Bureau of Economic Analysis
  •'s No. 2 Best Places to Raise a Family—Without Going Broke in 2019
  • Cincinnati ranks 6th in the nation – No. 1 in Ohio – for young professionals to live in 2020, according to SmartAsset

Admissions News

JD Admissions Contact Information
Office Hours
 Office Address Mailing Address

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday - Friday
phone: 513-556-0078
fax: 513-556-2391

University of Cincinnati
College of Law
2540 Clifton Ave.
Suite 201
Cincinnati, OH 45219

PO Box 210040

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040