UC law is great - people aren't overly competative or mean/nasty. It's small, and everyone is friendly. Also, the school isn't out to fail out a certain number of ppl - there have been a couple drop-outs, but nobody fails out. B curve for 1L's, B+ curve for upper levels. Good professors, overall. Very helpful and interested career development people. Larger number of ppl selected for law review than is typical. Good moot court. "Student court" available for 1L's - great experience!
I really like Cincinnati, but I've lived in the area my whole life. I've been to Chicago, though - kind of similar, but probably smaller city. UC is in a city area, but not downtown - it has a campus-feel (I think). Law students tend to stay kind of segregated from the rest of campus, but I went to undergrad here, so I like to branch out (for food, studying, etc.)
School is known for human rights and public interest stuff, but that's not all that everyone is doing here.
Good luck and welcome