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A Message From The Dean

The University of Cincinnati distinguishes itself from other law schools in a number of ways. Not only are we the fourth oldest continuing operating law school in the country, but we are also the most up to date in its program of instruction to prepare students for the practice of law. The city itself is currently undergoing a business and arts renaissance, including a rejuvenation of the downtown and Over the Rhine areas. This has created the opportunity for the College of Law to serve as a central point, connecting the local community with scholars, attorneys, and businesspeople all over the world.

Cincinnati is also recognized as one of the nation’s top destinations for start-up companies. Our students are able to be a part of this ecosystem through the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC), and help bring businesses to life at places like The Brandery, one of the nation’s Top 10 accelerators. It’s never been a better time to be a Bearcat.

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CBA Report

Reflections on Contemporary Legal Education: The Role of Case Analysis in an Increasingly Skills-Based Curriculum, CBA Report, The Cincinnati Bar Association, February 2016.

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Utah Law Rev.

Diagnosis Dangerous: Why State Licensing Boards Should Step in to prevent mental health Practitioners from Speculating Beyond the Scope of Professional Standards, 2015 UTAH L. REV. (SYMPOSIUM ISSUE)2015 UTAH L.REV. Number 4.

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Health Matrix J. L-MED

Responding to Requests for Assisted Reproductive Technology Intervention Involving Women Who Cannot Give Consent, 24 HEALTH MATRIX J. L.–MED. (co-authored with Lindsay Penrose) (forthcoming 2015).

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