Law

Admitted JD Students

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Welcome, Class of 2021!

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Cincinnati College of Law. You have been selected to join a class of highly accomplished, forward thinking, and ethical individuals who you will value as friends and professional colleagues over the years to come.  Your offer of admission means that you’re academically and personally well suited to join our rigorous program. For generations, Cincinnati Law has educated outstanding lawyers who make their mark in in their communities and around the world, and we are delighted to welcome you to their ranks. You bring the drive and passion, and we'll bring everything else.  

Admitted—What's Next?

Your acceptance packet and scholarship offer (if awarded to you) are typically placed in the mail within a week of our notifying you of your admission to Cincinnati Law. Please review all included materials carefully to best understand what is required of you to begin classes next fall. More details will be provided to you via email over the coming months.

SUNDAY ORIENTATION SOCIAL - RSVP

The Office of Student Affairs, in partnership with the Student Bar Association (SBA) and the Student Legal Education Committee (SLEC), would like to invite you to participate in “Race Ipsa Locate It – Cincinnati Law’s Amazing Race 2018”.  The purpose of the Amazing Race is to familiarize new students with the Campus, promote team building and foster good will through informal interaction with law school community members. The Amazing Race will be held on Sunday, August 12, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. in Room 114. The Race will conclude with an ice cream social and awards presentation at the College of Law at 4:00.

RSVP HERE by Wednesday, August 8, so we can be sure to have enough ice cream!

TAKE NOTE: Immunization Requirements - Due by Oct 1.

All incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional students attending main campus who are registered for more than six credit hours must comply with the univeristy immunization policy. Learn more: https://www.med.uc.edu/uhs/vaccination or call: 513-556-2564

Visiting campus is the single best way to discover all that Cincinnati Law has to offer you. Schedule your personal visit today to meet with an admissions director, sit-in on a class, take a tour, and more!

Current Cincinnati Law students share advice to incoming students.

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Dates & Deadlines for Admitted Students
Deadline Task or Event

Thursday, Mar. 1

Deadline to Submit FAFSA

Friday, Mar. 2

Accepted Student Day 1

Thursday, Mar. 15 (Extended to April 1)

Priority Application Deadline

Friday, Apr. 6

Accepted Student Day 2

Sunday, Apr. 15

Seat Deposit Deadline

Sunday, July 15 (opens July 1) Deadline to complete online Catalyst To-Do Service Indicators

Sunday, July 15   

Deadline to Submit Final Transcripts

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Deadline to Submit Residency Application

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Complete your direct deposit form online to receive loan refunds directly into your account

Monday, August 6 Loan refunds disbursed via direct deposit

Friday, Aug. 10

Transfer/Visiting Student Deadline

Tuesday, Sept. 11 Deadline to waive Health Insurance (via Catayst)
Monday, Oct. 1 Deadline to complete Immunization requirements

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Cincinnati College of Law! We look forward to having you join us next school year. Below are instructions for completing the University’s enrollment confirmation process online. You will need to ensure you have completed both the Enrollment Confirmation Form AND submitted your Acceptance Deposit by the deadline listed in your Acceptance letter.  Please follow these instructions carefully and call (513)-556-0078 if you have any questions.

STEP 1 - CHECK YOUR EMAIL

The information below will be sent to you via the primary email we have on file for you.The email is titled "Confirming Your Cincinnati Law Enrollment." This email will contain the custom URL, username, and PIN that will be required for you to submit the Enrollment Confirmation Form and your $250.00 Seat Deposit.

If you have not yet received this email, please call 513-556-0078 and request that this email be provided.

STEP 2 - LOG-IN

When you locate the "Confirm Your Cincinnati Law Enrollment - Class of 2021" email that was sent to you, follow the custom link provided to access the confirmation form. You will use the email at which you received this message and the PIN provided in the email to log in for the first time. Below is an example of what you will see in the email.

Email: [:Username:]
PIN: [:Pin:]
Link: [:Custom URL:]

STEP 3 - SUBMIT CONFIRMATION FORM

A link to complete the Confirmation Form will be located at the bottom of your status homepage.

STEP 4 - SUBMIT ACCEPTANCE DEPOSIT

If you wish to pay your acceptance deposit online, simply follow the link on the status homepage titled "Submit Payment for $250". You may also submit the acceptance deposit using a check or money order (made payable to University of Cincinnati). A pre-addressed envelope was included in your acceptance package for this purpose.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the office of admissions if we can be of any assistance to you as you complete the confirmation process.

The College of Law does not grant deposit extensions. Our generous deposit policy offers a 50% deposit reimbursement should we be notified of withdrawal on or before May 15th.

Admitted Student Forms Required for New Students

We ask that all admitted students please complete and submit the student profile form and the photo release form.

Other To-Do's

Reading Assignments for Orientation
  Hunter Schwartz Humbach Humbac
    First Edition Second Edition
Prior to Week One Chapter 2 | Recommended Chapters 3-8    
Tuesday, August 24 Chapter 9 pp. 1-81
pp. 1-79
Wednesday, August 15 Chapters 10, 12 pp. 83-119, 153-170 pp. 81-122, 157-174
Thursday, August 16 Chapter 15 pp. 121-152, 171-204 pp. 123-156, 175-209
Please prepare these readings in advance of the corresponding dates.  Skills assignments are set by your Fundamentals of Legal Study Instructors and are not included above.

Resources for Admitted Students

KNOW YOUR RESIDENCY STATUS

Many out-of-state students will choose to move to northern Kentucky to qualify for the Kentucky Metro Tuition Rate which is only $24,610 or may qualify for Indiana Reciprocity or Forever Buckeye residency. You can learn more about your options by visiting our Residency page

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