UC Law ranks #78 in U.S. News & World Report rankings, reflecting positive momentum

The University of Cincinnati College of Law has earned national recognition, securing the #78 spot in the rankings released by U.S. News & World Report today, rendering it the second ranked law school in the state of Ohio. This advancement not only marks an improvement over previous years but also signals the sustained positive momentum at Cincinnati Law. The annual rankings are based on a variety of factors, which include graduate employment and bar success, faculty resources, the academic achievements of entering students, and opinions by law schools, law professors, lawyers, and judges on overall program quality.

Dean Haider Ala Hamoudi, Nippert Professor of Law, expressed enthusiasm with the College's progress overall, as reflected in the latest rankings. "I am pleased by the improvement in our US News rankings to 78th overall, our highest ranking in the past six years. This is an improvement of six spots over last year.  

“We believe this positive trajectory reflects our increased investment in our students and their success, as evinced by our high bar passage and employment rates. We will continue to prioritize our students' needs and to foster an environment conducive to their ability to thrive.”

Established in 1833, Cincinnati Law holds the distinction of being the nation’s fourth oldest and continuously operating law school, alongside prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and the University of Virginia. Our rich legacy includes nurturing leaders who have made significant contributions at the highest levels of government, the judiciary, Fortune 500 corporations, major law firms, and nongovernmental organizations. Cincinnati Law was the first law school to establish a center dedicated to the study of international human rights and is home to one of the most successful Innocence Projects in the global movement to combat wrongful convictions.

Training lawyers for nearly two centuries, Cincinnati Law remains steadfast in its mission to provide a top-tier legal education that inspires students to pursue justice and advance the role of law in society.

University of Cincinnati College of Law students shown here during becoming a complete professional at the College of Law building Monday August 14, 2023. Photos by Joseph Fuqua II

First year students enjoy class at Cincinnati Law. Photo by Joe Fuqua II.

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