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Elizabeth McCord joins UC's College of Law as legal writing professor

The University of Cincinnati College of Law welcomes Elizabeth McCord as assistant professor of practice. She will teach courses in the areas of legal research and writing and advocacy.

Prior to joining the law school in this role, McCord was a visiting professor. She brings extensive practice and teaching experience to the position.

“We’re excited to have Professor McCord join our esteemed faculty,” said Dean Verna L. Williams, Nippert Professor of Law. “Her expertise as a practitioner and educator make her very well suited to building students’ capacity in legal research in writing—essential skills for success in the legal field.”

Elizabeth McCord, legal writing professor

Professor McCord is an accomplished attorney with more than 36 years of civil practice experience representing individuals and businesses.  Her previous experience includes practicing at such firms as Montgomery, Rennie & Jonson, Gerner & Kearns Co. LPA, as well as at the Campbell County, Kentucky, Circuit Court.  In addition, McCord’s new position marks a return to UC; she once taught in the English Department at the College of Arts & Sciences.

McCord received her JD from the University of Kentucky College of Law, MA from Eastern Kentucky University and BA from Berea College.

About the University of Cincinnati College of Law

Founded in 1833, the University of Cincinnati College of Law has the distinction of being the first law school west of the Alleghenies. From humble beginnings 175 years ago in a room above Timothy Walker’s law offices to its home today in Clifton (OH), Cincinnati Law has been on the leading edge of legal education. Thousands of lawyers have graduated from the law school, and about one-third practice in the Greater Cincinnati community, working in all areas of the law. For more information about the College of Law, visit