Law

Academic and Student Affairs Staff

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Staci Patterson Rucker (she/her/hers)

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs & Diversity, Law Academic & Student Affairs

College of Law Building

513-556-0065

Assistant Dean Rucker is an experienced leader in higher education. She is responsible for the administration of student services and the hands-on management. Whether it is academic planning, academic accommodation requests, leaves of absence, student organizations, the Office of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Diversity strives to be students' first stop for answers and support. Prior to joining the College of Law in 2016, she served as assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Dayton School of Law. In that role, Assistant Dean Rucker was the visionary behind the development of Dayton Law’s learning communities, dean’s fellows and academic advising programs. A summa cum laude graduate of Howard University and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Assistant Dean Rucker began her career as an attorney at law firms in Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA. After transitioning to North Carolina, she joined the ranks of academia and administration, serving as interim director of Academic Support at North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she also taught an upper-level legal writing course. Later, Assistant Dean Rucker clerked for the Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr., formerly on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and now on the 4th Circuit, before coming to the Ohio Valley.
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Tonya Michelle Hampton

Asst Registrar, College of Law

210A College of Law Building

513-556-0938

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Sara Portman

Student Services Administrative Coordinator, College of Law

201G

513-556-6805

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Christopher David Lambeth

Asst Dir Academic, Law Academic & Student Affairs

201N College of Law Building

513-556-0070

As the College of Law Registrar, I serve as the primary academic record keeper for current students and alumni. My office oversees class scheduling, enrollment, final grade entry, class rankings and exams. The office also serves as the main liasion between the College of Law and Bar Admissions for each jurisdiction. We store and are always ready to submit academic records and character and fitness documentation to the different jurisdictions on demand. 

Who to contact about...

Academics

Staci Rucker
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Diversity
Office 200C
513-556-0065
staci.rucker@uc.edu

Chris Lambeth
Registrar
Office 201N
513-556-0070
lawregis@uc.educhris.lambeth@uc.edu

Academic Support

Joel Chanvisanuruk

Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Bar Programs
Office 201M
513-556-3531
joel.chanvisanuruk@uc.edu

ADA Accomodations

Staci Rucker

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Diversity
Office 200C
513-556-0065
staci.rucker@uc.edu

Bar Exam Application

Chris Lambeth
Registrar
Office 201N
513-556-0070
lawregis@uc.educhris.lambeth@uc.edu

Staci Rucker

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Diversity
Office 200C
513-556-0065
staci.rucker@uc.edu

Bar Exam Preparation

Joel Chanvisanuruk

Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Bar Programs
Office 201M
513-556-3531
joel.chanvisanuruk@uc.edu

Building Maintenance

Jim Crosset

Director of Business Affairs
Office 200D
513-556-0064
james.crosset@uc.edu

Clinics

Learn about the clinics Cincinnati Law offers.

Computers & Printing

Michael Tadele

Computer User Support Specialist
Office 316A
513-556-1332
michael.tadele@uc.edu

Exams

Chris Lambeth
Registrar
Office 201N
513-556-0070
lawregis@uc.educhris.lambeth@uc.edu

Exam Deferrals

Chris Lambeth
Registrar
Office 201N
513-556-0070
lawregis@uc.educhris.lambeth@uc.edu

Externships

Chris Szydlowski

Externship Director
Office 201I
513-556-0900
szydloch@ucmail.uc.edu

Financial Aid

Cassandra Jeter-Bailey
Senior Assistant Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid
Office 201B
513-556-0078

jeterbcb@ucmail.uc.edu

Grades

Chris Lambeth
Registrar
Office 201N
513-556-0070
lawregis@uc.educhris.lambeth@uc.edu

Health and Wellness

Staci Rucker

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Diversity
Office 200C
513-556-0065
staci.rucker@uc.edu

Hooding

Visit the Hooding information page.

International Student Services

Nora Wagner

Assistant Dean for International Student Programs & LLM Director
Office 201F
513-556-0801
nora.wagner@uc.edu

Tonya Hampton

Program Manager for Student Services, Assistant Registrar
Office 200
513-556-0938
tonya.hampton@uc.edu

Jobs and Careers

Center for Professional Development (CPD)

Kate Christoff
Program Coordinator & Counselor, Center for Professional Development
Office 201J
513-556-0167
kate.christoff@uc.edu

Jim Tomaszewski

Assistant Director & Counselor, Center for Professional Development
Office 201L
513-556-0058 
james.tomaszewski@uc.edu

Library

 Ken Hirsh

Director, Law Library and Professor of Practice

Office 314B

513-556-0163

ken.hirsh@uc.edu

LLM Program Requirements

Nora Wagner

Assistant Dean for International Student Programs & LLM Director
Office 201F
513-556-0801
nora.wagner@uc.edu

Tonya Hampton

Program Manager for Student Services, Assistant Registrar
Office 200
513-556-0938
tonya.hampton@uc.edu

Lockers

Victoria B. Hayes

Financial Administrator
Office 200
513-556-2391
victoria.hayes@uc.edu

Parking

Pro Bono Work Opportunities

Jim Tomaszewski

Assistant Director & Counselor, Center for Professional Development
Office 201L
513-556-0058 
james.tomaszewski@uc.edu

Transcripts

Chris Lambeth
Registrar
Office 201N
513-556-0070
lawregis@uc.educhris.lambeth@uc.edu