Cincinnati Children's and UC College of Law launch legal fellowship

Rare opportunity for new grads to gain in-house experience

Working within an in-house legal department at a large company can be a great experience, because these legal experts must handle  a wide range of projects.  But job opportunities in these departments usually go to established, mid-career lawyers. Programs like the newly launched legal fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center allow recent graduates of Cincinnati Law to work in these departments immediately and gain valuable experience.

E.J. Fox, a 2019 graduate of U.C. Law, is the first to join the Cincinnati Children's legal department as part of the new program. The fellowship was created in collaboration with Beth Stautberg, who is senior vice president and general counsel at Children's, and Bob Carpenter, a UC alumnus who serves as deputy general counsel and senior risk officer there.

"This program has been a very good experience for our legal department," said Carpenter "A great reason for that is the person we got: E.J. (Fox) came incredibly well-prepared both as a person and as a lawyer and is another example of the high quality of the graduates coming out of the UC College of Law."

E.J. (Fox) came incredibly well-prepared both as a person and as a lawyer and is another example of the quality of the graduates coming out of the UC College of Law

Bob Carpenter, CCHMC

At law firms, there’s more opportunity for attorneys to specialize in specific areas, whereas working at an in-house legal department comes with exposure to many  different aspects of the law. This experience can help a young lawyer learn more about where their interests lie and what they’d like to focus their career on.

About the UC 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

About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children’s, founded in 1883, is one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the United States and is ranked No. 3 in the nation among Honor Roll hospitals in the U.S. News and World Report 2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information about Cincinnati Children's, visit

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