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Nora Burke Wagner


Nora Burke Wagner

Assistant Dean for International Student Programs & Director, LLM Program


BA, University of Dayton
JD, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Areas of Interest

  • U.S. Legal System

Nora Burke Wagner is both the Assistant Dean for Student International Programs and Director of Cincinnati Law’s LL.M. in the US Legal System—a master’s degree program for individuals who’ve earned a degree in law outside of the United States. Dean Wagner was instrumental in developing the LL.M. program and, since its launch in 2012, has succeeded in building a top quality educational experience, recruiting students from over 28 different countries.

In her role as Assistant Dean for Student International Programs, Dean Wagner works to expand opportunities for Cincinnati Law students to study and participate in work overseas. She serves as the primary point of contact at the College of Law with regard to collaboration with foreign law schools, and represents the college on visits to potential overseas partners.

Dean Wagner graduated from Cincinnati Law in 2000, where she worked as the managing editor for the Human Rights Quarterly and was an Urban Morgan Human Rights Fellow. Following graduation, Dean Wagner served as a Law Clerk to Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She then spent seven years working in-house at a large non-profit social service agency as Director of Government Advocacy and Legal Affairs before returning to the College of Law community.

Dean Wagner teaches The U.S. Legal System each fall and is an academic advisor for all LL.M. students.