Law

Admissions Response

COVID-19 – Information for Prospects, Applicants, and Admits

During this time of unease and uncertainty, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at Cincinnati Law would like to provide guidance to all individuals who are considering the College of Law as a place to pursue their legal studies. We encourage you to visit this page often for updates and announcements.


Will the Coronavirus pandemic have any impact on the admissions process for prospective or current applicants?

Although the University and College of Law is currently closed, our ability to process, evaluate, and notify applicants has not been impacted. In fact, to provide every opportunity for you to consider Cincinnati Law, our application is available for submission through August 1, 2020. 

We will accept any administration of the LSAT through the June 2020 administration.  Please visit www.lsac.org for current information about the administration of the LSAT and the other services provided by LSAC.


Will the decision timeline change or be adjusted this cycle?

No. As in a typical admissions cycle, the evaluation of applications and decisions will continue to be issued through the summer. We will continue to notify applicants of their decisions via email.


Are there opportunities to visit the law school?

Out of concern for all members of the law school community and visitors, the University has suspended all in-person classes and on-campus events.  Our current law students are completing the spring semester remotely and our in-person admitted student days, tours, and information sessions have been cancelled.

Though we are disappointed we cannot welcome you to campus at this time, we hope to connect with you in other ways.

  • Schedule a Virtual Visit  to speak with an admissions representative and to view a virtual law school class
  • Take a Virtual Tour of the College of Law from your desktop or mobile device
  • Our YouTube Channel offers videos about academic and campus life

Admitted students and seat deposit due date?

We are aware that the COVID-19 outbreak may force some applicants to face unexpected financial hardship.  Rest assured that we are sensitive to this fact and will make accommodations (individually or collectively) to ensure that admitted applicants can express their intent to enroll at Cincinnati Law regardless of ability to pay.  Instructions for submitting your deposit to Cincinnati Law are sent to students via email. Admitted students who are facing hardships and are seeking an enrollment deposit deadline extension should send a written request to Dean Jeter-Bailey.


Scholarship opportunities?

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships upon acceptance.  We will continue to review and notify admits of any scholarship allocation simultaneously with admission to the College of Law.

We will continue to review requests for scholarship reconsideration on a case-by-case basis.  All those seeking reconsideration must complete our online Scholarship Reconsideration form.


When will I receive a Financial Aid Offer Letter?

Financial Aid packaging occurs on a rolling basis. Once the Office of Financial Aid receives your 20-21 FAFSA, your FA package will be processed. The package will contain additional information regarding next steps in the loan process.

If you have questions about financial aid, contact:

Cassandra Jeter-Bailey

Assistant Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

jeterbcb@ucmail.uc.edu