Academic Advising

Academic advising is a process expanding all three years, including course selection, career advising, and professional development opportunities.  Dean Rucker is available to advise students about meeting graduation requirements, helping to weigh curricular and co-curricular choices, and connecting students to faculty who will help to further students’ academic interests. She supports students by providing guidance on law school policy and helping to identify resources to make the most of students’ time at Cincinnati Law.  Transfer students and those considering joint degrees are particularly encouraged to meet with Dean Rucker at the start of their first year at the College to assess their required course load for graduation.  LL.M. students may also contact Dean Nora Burke Wagner for academic advising. 

Cincinnati Law offers Professional Pathways to help students identify courses and experiential opportunities offered at the College that will be useful to them as they prepare to enter specific practice areas.  The academic advisor(s) assigned to each Professional Pathway will help students develop their professional identity by assisting students in selecting a course of study and exploring various professional opportunities in law.  Students who are interested in focusing their studies in a particular area of law can consult faculty advisors in the various pathways. 

Students seeking additional support in their studies, beyond guidance about choosing courses or Professional Pathways, can take advantage of our Academic Success Program.

Academic Advisors

Who is my academic advisor?

Breakdown of academic advisor(s) based on Professional Pathway.
Professional Pathway Advisor
Business and Entrepreneurship Law

Felix B. Chang, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director, Corporate Law Center


Criminal Law

Brian Howe


Environmental & Energy Law

Brad Mank, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, James B. Helmer, Jr. Professor of Law


General and Small Practice Law Center for Professional Development
Health Law

S. Elizabeth (Betsy) Malloy, Andrew Katsanis Professor of Law


Innovation, Technology, and Intellectual Property

Timothy K. Armstrong, Professor of Law


International Law

Jacob Katz Cogan, Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law


Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Marjorie Corman Aaron, Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice


Elizabeth Lenhart, Professor of Practice


Public Interest Law

Emily M.S. Houh, Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of the Law and Contracts and Co-Director, Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice