Paid Position with the University of Akron Law School Expungement Clinic

The Expungement Clinic will be hiring one paid student to start May 18, 2015. The Expungement Clinic helps low-income residents with the court process to seal the record of their criminal convictions.  A sealed record allows better access to employment and housing, and removes the stigma associated with a criminal conviction.

Duties for the position include representing clients, training new volunteers, communicating with the Court, and conducting community presentations. The student will also provide the administrative support for the program. Students who are eligible for a legal intern certificate will appear in court and represent clients at the expungement hearings.

The student must be willing to commit 5 hours per week to the clinic.  Please submit resumes to  no later than May 4, 2015.

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Thank You from IPTLA

IPTLA Fundraiser Success

The Intellectual Property & Technology Law Association would like to thank all of the students and faculty who participated and advocated for our recent Chipotle fundraiser. We are thrilled to report that we collectively raised $211.69!!

Special thanks to Nancy Chawla for her efforts organizing this fundraiser!

– Jessica Fross, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Association – President

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2015 Farzad Family Law Scholarship

The 2015 Farzad Family Law scholarship details are now available and they are receiving submissions. The deadline is December 15.  The winning submission is $3,500. The scholarship details and this year’s essay question are available on their website at

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Pinkham & Associates announces Family Law Scholarship

The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 and will be given to the student who submits the best essay explaining why they want to enter the field of Divorce/Family/Matrimonial Law. It shall be awarded once annually. There are a few additional criteria and guidelines for submission, which are all listed on the scholarship page on our firm’s website. Please see the link below or the attached document for more information.

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Free Performance of “The Andersonville Trial”

The Akron Bar Association, in partnership with the Canton based Courthouse Players, are offering a FREE performance of “The Andersonville Trial” on Friday, May 8, 2015, a performance based on the real-life 1865 trial in Washington D.C. This autumn marks the 150th anniversary of the lengthy, infamous war crimes trial held in what was then known as the federal Court of Claims. Defendant and Swiss immigrant, German accented confederate Captain Henry Wirz, was the commander of an overcrowded, under supplied and brutal prisoner of war camp in Georgia, where over 14,000 Union soldiers died in just over a year from starvation, disease and exposure.

The Andersonville Trial tells the story of the only person tried for war crimes at the conclusion of the Civil War. The theme of this powerful play, written by Saul Levitt, questions the moral obligations to disobey orders when inhumane conditions exist.

Details and online registration. 


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