At Cincinnati Law, you'll benefit from our long history of attracting global scholars and practitioners to our prestigious centers and institutes. While each center has a specific focus and areas of expertise, they share deep commitments to promoting education, justice and opportunities for all.

Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

The Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice provides experiential learning, research and other opportunities for interdisciplinary inquiry. At this Center, you'll bridge theory and practice, forge relationships with local, national and global communities and prepare to take the lead in advancing justice. Primary programs include the Joint Degree Program in Law and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS); the Freedom Center Journal; and the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic.

Ohio Innocence Project

The Ohio Innocence Project at Cincinnati Law, founded in 2003, harnesses the energy and intellect of law students like you to identify inmates in Ohio prisons who are actually innocent of the crimes they were convicted of committing. At Cincinnati Law, you can be a part of one of the national Innocence Network's most successful branches: to date, OIP has helped 28 individuals obtain their long-sought freedom.

Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

For three decades, the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights at Cincinnati Law has educated and trained human rights lawyers to promote and protect human rights in the international arena. You can travel the world and sharpen your editorial skills as part of training with the renowned Institute, which serves as a model for many other human rights programs and produces the Human Rights Quarterly, recognized as the leading academic journal in the human rights field.

Corporate Law Center

For more than 20 years, Cincinnati Law's Corporate Law Center has addressed substantive issues in corporate, securities and business law. You can learn from scholars, regulators and practitioners at the annual Corporate Law Symposium, where ideas are exchanged, issues debated and research and scholarship analyzed. The Corporate Law Center also offers expansive experiential opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, helping you learn about business law theory and practice, from ethics to entrepreneurship.

Center for Practice

Cincinnati Law's Center for Practice will help you develop professional skills through classroom work and extra-curricular experiences. Our interdisciplinary approach draws from psychology, economics, communication, rhetoric, drama and decision analysis to inform legal negotiation and dispute resolution. We capitalize on the University of Cincinnati's rich urban environment and cross-campus collaborations, and we partner with leading law firms, businesses and civic organizations to provide you with impactful real-world opportunities.

Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry

From forensic psychiatry to mental health law, Cincinnati Law's Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry offers you an array of rich opportunities—including classroom instruction, educational symposia and public lectures—to learn how the law uses information from the fields of psychiatry and psychology. As part of the Center, you will develop the knowledge and background you need to handle psychiatric issues that affect criminal adjudication, civil cases, correctional decision-making and legislation.