Meet Our Students

Get to know our students through a series of videos, news stories, and more!

UC Law's LLM Program Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

As the UC Law LLM program approaches its 10th anniversary, stories of students tackling issues across the globe have become more and more widespread. Opening in 2013 with a mere five students in its first cohort, UC Law’s LLM Program has expanded worldwide, including students from over 50 different countries, among them 10 Fulbright scholars.

College of Law international students in the law school atrium

College of Law international students in the law school atrium

Legal Advocate. Healthcare Warrior.

It’s an interesting time for healthcare, Glen McClain (JD ‘22, MD ‘25) recently put it. As a student on track to earn dual JD and MD degrees, Glen took the bar exam this February and will return to UC College of Medicine this coming fall to complete his final two years of medical school.

Glen McClain is a JD graduate at the College of Law and a MD student at UC's College of Medicine.

Glen McClain '22

LLM, Valentina Embraces Change

“If you are not doing something that you love, you are not doing your best. I'm just trying to follow that path, where I am helping others and I'm happy,” says Valentina Mora.

Valentina Mora, LLM student

Valentina Mora, LLM student

Ally Elevates Justice through work with the OIP

"I am so happy to be doing this kind of work and helping people with real lives and real stories, highlighting when the criminal justice system made a mistake," says Ally Anderson ('23).

Ally Anderson working at the OIP offices.

Ally Anderson, rising 3L student, and her son

Sean's Competitive Drive helps him Cultivate the Complete Professional

For 3L Sean Nuernberger, all signs pointed toward a career as an NFL place kicker until he was sidelined by injuries. Now on the verge of graduating law school and joining a top law firm, it's his competitive drive that got him here.

Sean Nuernberger, a third-year law student, visits the law library.

Sean Nuernberger, ('22)

JD/LLM, Zamira Saidi's Fearless Pursuit of Justice

Zamira Saidi's pursuit of justice fuels her curiosity and desire to learn more. Growing up in Afghanistan and moving to the U.K. before heading to Cincinnati, she's just getting started. Read her full story here.

Janelle Thompson is Elevating Justice

At one point, being a lawyer was the last thing Janelle Thompson imagined becoming. On the verge of graduating law school and joining a top law firm, it was the desire to make a difference for others that led her here.

Janelle Thompson, JD 22

JD LawCat Chat Series

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LLM LawCat Chat Series

LawCat Chat: My LLM Experience

LawCat Chat: Being Career Ready

Students in the News


After 20 years, Ohio Innocence Project steams ahead

May 9, 2023

Founded in 2003, the Ohio Innocence Project at UC Law is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is continuing its initial purpose: working to free every person in Ohio who has been convicted of a crime they didn’t commit. So far, 45 individuals have been exonerated or freed after collectively serving more than 700 years behind bars.

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Education in Action - JD Summer Video Series