Salmon P. Chase College of Law 2022-23 Viewbook

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Dean's Message 04

Use Your Voice To Change Lives 06

Discover Your Path 08

Become The Future Of Law 12

Join A Large Network Of Alumni


Learn from Change-Makers 15

Develop Into A Winner 17

Grow In Your Community 19

Live in Northern Kentucky 23

Flex Your schedule

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Judith Daar | Ambassador Patricia L. Herbold Dean | Professor of Law

DEAN'S MESSAGE Chase is a law school dedicated to student success and well-being. Since our founding in 1893, Chase College of Law has provided unique opportunities for high-quality legal education to motivated learners throughout the region and the nation. Chase welcomes students from a broad and diverse range of pathways to study law in the classroom, in the courtroom, and in the community through a variety of learning experiences. Whatever passion motivates your decision to pursue a career in law, Chase can navigate that journey and deliver the necessary knowledge and skills for a lifelong and fulfilling professional course. Our program of legal education offers personalized, small-sized classes where students share big ideas with dedicated faculty. Chase professors are laser focused on student success, ensuring that our graduates know what the law is and how to use it to achieve justice, fairness, and a better world for all. Chase students will have the opportunity to represent clients in any of our live-client clinics, starting their journey toward law practice as soon as their second year in law school. With hundreds of externship placements across the nation, Chase students assist judges, prosecutors, criminal defense counsel, corporate lawyers, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, and so many more legal professionals during their time in law school. I invite you to learn more about our warm and thriving Chase community. Please reach out with any questions or just to say hello. You can reach me at

Best Wishes,

Dean Judith Daar

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USE YOUR VOICE TO CHANGE LIVES Working in a clinic or externship is a great way for students to learn by being involved in real cases and helping out actual clients. Students have the opportunity to help people in a variety of ways. Whether it's protecting a neglected child, pursuing medical treatment for an incarcerated adult, or drafting a contract for an aspiring entrepreneur, students can put their developing legal skills to good use. These clinics provide an invaluable service to the community, and they give students a chance to get real-world experience in the legal field.

Children's Law Center Clinic

Small Business & Nonprofit clinic

Children and juveniles need someone to fight for them in areas such as abuse, custody, access to education, and status offenses. Advocate for our young clients, negotiate on their behalf, and take cases to court when necessary.

Provide operations-related legal services, such as advising on the formation of a business, drafting contracts, reviewing bylaws, and analyzing regulatory issues, to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits.

"Students who complete the Constitutional Litigation Clinic graduate practice ready. The Clinic allows students to represent prisoners in all aspects of federal civil litigation, from the initial drafting of the complaint, through discovery, trial, and appeal. My job is to get the students prepared and then get out of their way so they can shine."

- David Singleton, Clinic Director and Professor of Law

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Constitutional Litigation Kentucky innocence Clinic Project

Sixth Circuit Clinic

Veterans Discharge Upgrade Review Clinic

Students represent prisoners and former offenders in Ohio and federal courts on claims that their civil rights were violated by abuse or other means while incarcerated. Students handle all aspects of a case, with a limited law license, through trial and appeal.

Students gain practical, appellate-level experience by working with judges, lawyers, and clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, based in Cincinnati.

Students work with veterans who want to upgrade their military discharge status to be eligible for benefits from the Veterans Administration.

Students assist the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy by investigating credible claims of inmates that they were erroneously convicted of a crime they did not commit.

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Choose from over 200 externships

Government Kentucky Cabinet for the Environment City of Cincinnati City of Covington Federal Public Defender Boone County Commonwealth Attorney's Office Hamilton County (Ohio) Public Defender's Office


Courts United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth circuit supreme court of kentucky United States district court judges in cincinnati and northern kentucky

corporate General electric great american insurance lockheed martin paycor marathon petroleum premier health mercy health and hosparus health

law firms reminger frost brown todd katz teller gatherwright freeman




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centers & institutes

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BECOME THE FUTURE OF LAW Specialized programs and a robust core curriculum prepare students to meet tomorrow's legal challenges with confidence and expertise.






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W. BRUCE LUNSFORD ACADEMY FOR law, BUSINESS + TECHNOLOGY As the legal marketplace continues to evolve, new lawyers must learn to adapt in order to be successful. The traditional route to becoming a lawyer is becoming increasingly competitive, and clients are demanding new types of innovative services. The Lunsford Academy helps students develop both personally and professionally, providing them with a curated honors curriculum and exclusive networking opportunities designed to give them an edge over the competition. W. Bruce Lunsford, a Chase alumnus and business innovator has made a gift of $4 million to NKU's Salmon P. Chase College of Law. This is the largest gift in the college's 129-year history, and it will enable the Lunsford Academy to expand its law and technology program. The Academy provides law students with the opportunity to develop their skills in legal research, writing, and technology. It also offers Fellowships to students who wish to pursue careers in the technology sector.

Honors Curriculum | Personalized Approach | Exclusive Networking | Applied Learning Opportunities

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alumni employment Over most recent 10 Years Public Interest Business & Industry


Private Practice Education Government

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Financial/Estate planning Andrea Costa

former u.s. congressman Joe Cunningham

Judge Wende Cross

"My experience in the JD/MBA

"Chase has always been a

"Chase gave me not only the skills

program at Chase was a jump start

lawyer’s law school and its method

needed for success in a legal

for my professional journey. The

of teaching gave me and others

career, but also professionalism

professors and advisors at Chase

like me the confidence to come

ideals, such as civility,

took the time to help me cultivate

out of law school feeling ready for

independence, and public service.

a professional network, develop

the challenges ahead. Its dynamic

Inspiration from my law professors

the confidence to stand out when

faculty with real world experience

helped to solidify my commitment

interviewing and speaking in public,

gave the classroom experience

to excellence and to use my

and craft a personal brand that

a different edge that other law

knowledge to help my fellow man.

continues to serve me well. I see

schools do not possess."

My degree from Chase Law gave

opportunities through a different

me an advantage that I could only

prism thanks to the education I

realize many years later."

received at Chase, and I know my company values my unique vision for the future."

Chase alumni provide students with enriched experiences through financial support, teaching, and mentoring. By being involved in the lives of students, alumni help shape the future of Chase.

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enviromental law Attorney Lajuana Wilcher

trial attorney Tory Finley


Former Abassador to Singapore

Patricia Herbold

"Chase has a long history of preparing

“The vigorous curriculum at Chase

“My legal education at Chase

attorneys to practice environmental law.

College of Law rivals those offered

provided me with a variety of

My Chase education gave me the tools

at the largest and most prestigious

career choices – private practice,

I needed to practice environmental law,

law schools in the country. The

corporate counsel, politics at the

which was my goal. I have been able to

experienced, accomplished, and

local level as a councilmember

do that for almost 40 years, serving in

personable Faculty and Staff ensure

and Mayor, at the country

senior government positions as EPA’s

that Chase students have the

level as a commissioner and a

Assistant for Water in Washington, D.C.

courage and confidence to succeed

party chairwoman, eventually

and as Kentucky’s Cabinet Secretary

in any field. A degree from Chase

leading to my appointment as

for Environment and Public Protection.

College of Law is the spark that can

an ambassador. The variety of

I’ve also represented clients before

light a powerful flame to blaze the

courses at Chase allowed me to

environmental agencies throughout

path to a rewarding and meaningful

adapt to these several careers.”

the country when in private practice in

legal career.“

Washington, and now back at English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley in my hometown of Bowling Green."

6,000 ALUMNI


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learn from CHANGE-makers Our professors have years of teaching and practice experience and they are committed to helping students succeed. With a focus on student success, our professors provide the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today's competitive marketplace. Our world-class faculty members are committed to providing you with an unparalleled educational experience in the classroom and through superb clinical opportunities for students to gain first-hand experience in the law outside the classroom.

FACULTY AREAS OF CONCENTRATION Administrative Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Art Law Assisted Reproductive Technologies Civil Litigation Civil Rights Communications Law Computers/Internet Law Constitutional Law Contracts Law Corporate Finance/Governance Criminal Law Cultural Heritage Law Employment Discrimination Entertainment Law Entrepreneurial Business Enviromental Law

Family Law First Amendment Rights Gaming Law State and Local Government Law Health Law Holocaust-Era Claims Informatics & Cyberspace Law Intellectual Property International Business Transactions International Law Juvenile Law Labor And Employment Law And Economics Legal Ethics Legislation Marijuana Law Media Law

Mergers And Acquisitions Military Law National Security Law Payment Systems Products Liability Property Reproductive Medicine Securities Regulation Sexuality, Identity, And The Law Sports Law Stem Cell Research Substance Abuse Law Tax Venture Capital White-Collar Crime

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DEVELOP INTO A WINNER Moot court and mock trial teams give students the opportunity to put their legal knowledge into practice. These competitions simulate real court cases, with students acting as either lawyers or witnesses. Through these competitions, students gain invaluable experience in courtroom procedures and learn how to think on their feet. Chase Law School's teams have been very successful in recent years, winning the Kentucky state competition and reaching the national finals in a client-counseling competition, and winning a regional competition. These experiences provide invaluable hands-on learning opportunities for Chase students.

Moot Court Team

Competitions simulate appellate practice, teaching students how to write appellate briefs and argue before appellate courts.

Trial Team

Competitions simulate jury trials, teaching students how to develop a theory of a case, how to prepare and deliver opening and closing arguments, and how to examine witnesses.

Negotiation Team

Competitions simulate various forms of legal negotiations, teaching bi- and multi-lateral bargaining techniques.

Client Counseling Team

Competitions simulate law office consultations in which competitors, acting as attorneys, are presented with potential new clients.

Intra-Scholastic Competitions

Provide Chase students the opportunity to compete with each other in moot court, client counseling, and closing argument competitions. There is also an opening statement competition exclusively for first-year students.

My participation in Mock Trial has strengthened my ability to assist attorneys in real cases as a Chase student. Kimberly Phelps

Competition Teams Are In The Winner's Circle Because Of Their Talent And Training.


SBA President Michael Roberts "As a first-year law student, I was nervous about what my journey would entail. However, my time at Chase has been everything I could have imagined. The professors are fantastic and show a genuine appreciation of their students.

Legal Association of Women Diana Chandler "I am honored to have been elected president of the Legal Association of Women. I look forward to serving in this role as an advocate for my fellow classmates and welcome the challenges that it presents."

Phi Alpha Delta Kristin Whiteker “My experience at Chase has been invaluable to my professional and personal development. The relationships I have built through student organizations and leadership are relationships I will carry with me into my legal career.

They encourage you to excel in

Chase is a place where these

the classroom and give you real-

important relationships are fostered

world experience that translates

and where students learn that we all

into practice. Without their help, I

succeed when we work together.”

would have never aspired to serve the student body as President of the Student Bar Association. Chase Law School has a rich history of excellence, and I am proud to be a part of it."

A Sample of our student organizations Federal Bar Association Black Law Students Association OutLaw Equilibrium environmental Law Society

Phi Alpha Delta Disabled Law Students Association Federalist Society For Law & Policy Legal Association of Women Public Advocacy Coalition

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Black Law Students Assoc. Maiya Lane

OUTLAW Jessica Lowe

“My 1L year was transformative in a

"Chase and the organizations

number of ways. Law school has pushed

I have been a part of have

me in ways I had never experienced

allowed me to flourish while

before. I am lucky to attend a law school

helping others. Chase is a

where the faculty and staff are so

wonderful community and

committed to student success. Currently,

has given me a voice I didn't

I am the President of Chase’s Black Law

believe was possible. I am

Students Association (BLSA). Less than

very thankful to Chase and the

5% of practicing attorneys in America

opportunities it has given to

today are Black. So, not only is it important



that I be a member of organizations like BLSA, which promote visibility of Black law students and their unique experience, but that I prioritize promoting active change within our law school. As of now, I hope to pursue a career that allows me to advocate for underrepresented populations such as Black men and women. ”

Law school is an opportunity to gain more than just legal knowledge. It is also a time to hone networking skills, explore areas of special interest, develop leadership qualities, and build friendships and associations that can last a career. Joining student organizations and participating in activities is the best way to make the most of law school.

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LIVe in NORTHE Whether students arrive at Chase from a small college in a small town or a large university in a major metropolis, they will find a place they can call home. That is because the area around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky offers the best of both worlds - a big city with all its hustle and bustle, and small towns with a more laid-back lifestyle. There is something for everyone here, from world-class museums and restaurants to major league sports and endless entertainment options. So come on in and make yourself at home - we're glad to have you here! Northern Kentucky University is a great place to get an education. The campus is located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, which is rated as one of the safest college towns in the nation. This makes it a great place to focus on your studies and get ahead in your career.



Sports The Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati area is home to three major league sports teams, five college institutions with sports teams, and numerous top-level amateur teams. Cincinnati also has seven major sports venues. These venues attract top athletes from all over the country to compete in a variety of different sports.

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Cincinnati Art Museum

Findlay Market

Horse Racing

Eden Park Dr Cincinnati, OH

Race St, Cincinnati, OH

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Art & Entertainment If you're looking for a place to enjoy some art and entertainment, the area around Chase is a great option. With a mix of modern and classical art, as well as new and innovative entertainment, there's something for everyone in the Northern Kentucky Cincinnati area.

1,000 Law Firms Six Fortune 500 Companies Seat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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chase supports you Good Value Law school can be expensive, but at Chase, we work hard to make sure our students can graduate without excessive debt. Our scholarships and low tuition rates mean that our students can focus on their future instead of their student loans. In fact, a recent national analysis ranked us in the top fifth of all law schools for low federal student loan debt.

Scholarship Support We believe that diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We offer scholarships that take into account students' achievements, both academic and extracurricular, as well as their socioeconomic background. Awards can range from $3,000 to a full-tuition scholarship. Additionally, we offer a merit-based scholarship that provides priority consideration for paid positions as professors' research assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for students to hone their research and writing skills while gaining valuable experience in the field. The Dean’s Merit Scholarship provides highly qualified students with funding in addition to other scholarship support, and it is awarded on recommendations of alumni interviews.

All RISE People who are first-generation college, low-income, or ethnically or racially diverse remain underrepresented in the legal profession. At Chase Law, we are working to change that trend. Chase Law's "All Rise" program removes obstacles and paves a more manageable path to the legal profession for underserved individuals as they progress from the 1L year to taking the bar examination. The program offers financial and professional development support, along with attention to overall student wellness and the importance of connection. The estimated value of this program is approximately $10,000 and is provided to the All Rise student at no cost.

“Chase Students leave

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Finish Line Fund The Finish Line Fund provides support to new graduates as they prepare for the bar exam. The fund helps pay for commercial bar review courses and gives students time away from employment to focus on studying. Since its inception in late 2019, the Finish Line Fund has helped 90% of its recipients pass the bar exam.

knowing that they can start ready to practice from day one.”

FLEX YOUR schedule Legal Analysis and Problem Solving Contracts I and II Torts I and II

PART-TIME day 9 Credits per semester

Basic Legal Skills - Research Basic Legal Skills - Writing I and II

FULL-TIME 15 Credits per semester

Contracts I and II Property I and II Torts I and II Civil Procedure I and II Legal Analysis and Problem Solving Basic Legal Skills-Research Basic Legal Skills-Writing I and II

Legal Studies I and II Torts I and II

The full-time program typically meets five days per week, and you can complete your degree in three years.

The Chase evening program meets two nights a week and approximately five Saturdays each semester.

EVENING 6 Credits per semester

Legal Analysis and Problem Solving Basic Legal Skills - Research Basic Legal Skills - Writing I and II A SAMPLE OF ONLINE COURSE OPTIONS

Law of Digital Entrepreneurship Emerging Technologies and the Law I and II Legal Boundaries in the Digital Age Digital Commerce Digital Crimes + Torts E-Discovery Digital Forensics

Being a student in the PT evening program at Chase has allowed me to fulfill my dream of going to law school while continuing to work full-time. I have also met lifelong friends that I hope to practice next to one day. Jarvis Graham

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APPLY & VISIT OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS Nunn Hall, University Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099 859-572-5490

DATES & DEADLINES Application Available - September 1st Priority Scholarship Deadline- February 1st Priority Application Deadline for Part-Time Evening Summer Start - March 15th Priority Application Deadline for Full-Time & Part-Time Evening Fall Start - April 1st


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