Akron Law and Leadership Students win LLI Mock Trial Competition

Akron LLI students traveled to Columbus on March 21, 2015 to compete in the annual statewide LLI mock trial competition. Akron students, Bree Chambers, Deborah Eshun, Khamiyia Fields, Jaden Hescht, Sean Jefferys, Marissa Mariner, Marnetta Singleton and Marion Wilson took home the first place trophy. Akron also won two best attorney awards, Deborah Eshun and Sean Jefferys, and a best witness award, Bree Chambers. The team is coached by attorneys William Dowling, Mark Hilkert and Orville Reed. Photos and more information about the event are available on the Law and Leadership website,www.lawandleadership.org.

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Empire Justice Diversity Clerkship

Rochester, NY – Diversity Clerkship – Empire Justice Center
AkronLawJobs No. 6291 Overview: This program seeks to increase diversity in the legal profession in the Rochester area by attracting qualified second-year law students from historically under-represented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities or those who grew up in low income households, to work in a paid position with our organization. By providing a Rochester-based work experience to law students of diverse backgrounds, we believe we are moving toward the long-term goal of increasing diversity in the legal community. The summer clerkship is expected to run for no longer than ten weeks in total and will include a $6,650 stipend.
Qualifications: First and second year law students
How to apply: Eligible first and second year law students are required to submit a formal application, current resume, law school transcripts, a personal statement and a writing sample on or before the submission deadline of Monday April 6, 2015 to diversityclerkship@empirejustice.org
Deadline: April 6, 2015

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Applications currently being accepted for paid summer position with Law and Leadership! Deadline is April 2nd!

The Law and Leadership Institute – On-Campus interviews on April 9, 2015
The program, which includes both summer and academic year components, gives students from inner-city schools an intensive introduction to both law and college-level work. The goal is to prepare youth from underserved communities to compete at high academic levels through use of intense legal and educational programming as a tool for developing leadership skills and facilitating the pursuit of higher education. Over the long term, this program aims to improve the administration of justice in Ohio by encouraging students from all walks of life to consider a career at the bench or bar, thus improving the profession’s diversity and giving the citizen’s of Ohio the opportunity to be both judged and represented by their peers. Law students teach the curriculum to the high school students here at Akron Law.
Open to 1L’s and 2L’s. Applications are due by April 2nd at 3:00 PM. Log on to Symplicity for details and to apply. There are two different listings, one for those interested in teaching 9th or 10th grade, and one for those interested in teaching 11th or 12th grade.
All applications must be submitted on Symplicity. Please contact the CPPO with questions

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Akron Bar Foundation Scholarship – deadline is April 3rd

Apply today to be considered for an Akron Bar Foundation scholarship at http://www.akronbar.org/Files/Foundation/Scholarships/2015%20Scholarship%20Application%20Form.pdf.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 3 to be considered.

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Scholarship Opportunity – Effie Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunity – Effie Solomon Memorial Scholarship

Beaver Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women offers a $1,00 award for female students who are enrolled in an accredited law school and who have completed at least one year of law school in good standing. See the link above for more information.

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