Cincinnati Law is well-known for the excellent education and unparalleled experiences it provides to its students. Whether it's working on a leading human rights journal; developing client counseling skills through simulated learning experiences; or planning interesting and intellectually stimulating events with our student organizations, Cincinnati Law aims to create a collegial and welcoming environment for all of its students.
Working on the editorial staff of a law journal provides UC Law students an opportunity to engage with current legal scholarship. Whether you're interested in immigration, intellectual property, or another area, you'll find opportunities to explore your interests through UC's law journals.
- University of Cincinnati Law Review
- Immigration and Human Rights Law Review
- The Human Rights Quarterly
- Freedom Center Journal
- Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal
Law Student Organizations
UC Law is home to numerous student organizations devoted to specific interests and affinity groups. Student organizations are heavily involved in the life of the College, arranging events, creating innovative programming, planning information sessions, and much more.
Law students can gain experience and compete against other schools through Moot Court, the student-run appellate advocacy honors society of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. The Moot Court Honor Board organizes the August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Product Liability Moot Court Competition. The Rendigs Competition is the only national competition devoted to products liability law. The competition honors Mr. August A. Rendigs, Jr. (1895-1988), one of Cincinnati’s most respected trial lawyers. This competition is open to thirty teams from ABA-accredited law schools.
Trial Practice provides UC Law students with a simulated environment in which to learn the ins and outs of trial practice. Using interdisciplinary strategies from communication science, theater, and psychology, students gain insight into trial strategy, that is, how to build a “theory of the case” and shape persuasive narratives through developing opening and closing statements and conducting witness examinations. In addition to thorough grounding in all aspects of trial practice, students receive intensive individual coaching throughout the course.
American Inn of Court
The Inn of Court is composed of Cincinnati-area federal and state court judges, experienced trial lawyers, less experienced attorneys, law professors, and law students, and meets eight times during the school year on a monthly basis. Each year, a limited number of third-year students have the opportunity to participate in an American Inn of Court.
Many organizations throughout the country, and the world, sponsor writing competitions for law students. Participating in a writing competition is a great way to explore an area of interest and to hone your writing skills. As a bonus, the competitions often grant cash prizes, travel opportunities, or publication opportunities for the winning essays.
UC Law maintains a list of writing competitions that students can participate in.