Interested in learning about a career as in-house counsel? CPPO has got the program for you!

A Day in the Life of In-House Counsel at a Small Legal Office…

Join the CPPO as we welcome Akron Law Alum Theresa Morelli, in-house counsel at Forest City, on Tuesday, September 23rd at 12:20 PM in Room 133.

Theresa will discuss her career path and her duties as in-house counsel and answer your questions in this informal setting and lunch will be provided!

All students are invited to attend!!!

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MONDAY NIGHT – DEAN WILSON STUDENT WELCOME PARTY & Student Organization Fair

Reminder:

Join The Office of Student Services and Student Organizations for the Law Student Welcome Party for Dean Wilson and the Law Student Organization Fair!

Kick-Off the Year with FOOD, FUN AND PRIZES!!

Meet our new dean – meet all of our Student Organization Leaders – Signup for a Student Organization!!

This is your time to become an active member of our student life!!

Where: Law School Atrium
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Who’s got the most SPIRIT!!! The class with the most students attending Spirit Week events enjoy bragging rights and a trophy which will be displayed in the Student Cafeteria!!!

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Judge Sam H. Bell Trial Advocacy – students invited to attend and observe for only $25!!!

The Third Annual
Judge Sam H. Bell Trial Advocacy Program
October 30-31, 2014
John F. Seiberling Federal Building & United States Courthouse
2 South Main Street, Akron OH
Register Now!

Judge Bell was a member of Akron Law´s Class of 1952 and was the first Akron Law alumnus to serve on a federal district court. Appointed in 1982 by President Reagan, Judge Bell served on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He never retired or resigned from the federal bench and remained a federal judge in inactive status until the day he died on December 23, 2010. With the exception of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Bell sat on every level of the state and federal court systems by election, appointment or assignment. Judge Bell also served on the Board of the Federal Judges Association.
This year´s Judge Bell Trial Advocacy Program is the third annual major advocacy training program/CLE in honor of Judge Bell. Modeled on the Inns of Court, which were so important to Judge Bell, this program will bring together federal and state court judges, experienced trial lawyers and more junior lawyers for intensive practicum experiences. This year’s program will focus on effective communication by attorneys during opening statements and closing arguments.
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A unique and interactive opportunity to refresh and reinvigorate your trial advocacy skills
Made possible by The Honorable Sam H. Bell (’52) Fund for Advancement for Legal Advocacy
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
7:15 a.m. Registration and Contintental Breakfast
(B3 Conference Room in the Federal Courthouse)
8:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
William S. Jordan, III, Associate Dean
The University of Akron School of Law
Mrs. Jennie Bell
8:15 a.m. The Court’s Perspective
The Honorable Sara Lioi, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
8:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Effective Communication by Attorneys -
what works and what doesn’t work?
A candid conversation with recent jurors.
Moderator: Professor Emeritus J. Dean Carro, The University of Akron School of Law
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Featured Speaker: Theoretical Foundations of Effective Communication
David L. Jamison, J.D., Provost & Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Professor of Communications, Robert Morris University
Moderator: Judge Steven D. Bell
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Practicum: Opening Statements
(See Special Program Note. Groups will be assigned to courtrooms in the Federal Courthouse)
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Practicum: Opening Statements Resume
4:30 p.m. Adjournment
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (B3 Conference Room)
Welcome Remarks
Matthew J. Wilson, Dean
The University of Akron School of Law
8:15 a.m. Practicum: Closing Arguments
(See Special Program Note. Groups will be assigned to courtrooms in the Federal Courthouse)
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Practicum: Closing Arguments Resume
1:00 p.m. Adjournment
Special Program Note: This year’s Judge Bell Program requires attendees to actively participate in the program. Approximately one month prior to the program, all attendees will be given the same highly interesting fictional civil case for which they will prepare and present a 10 – 15 minute opening statement and closing argument. A panel of judges, experienced attorneys and jurors/lay people will offer feedback and critique for both the opening statements and closing arguments. Participating Judges (as of 9/12/2014)
• The Honorable Jeffrey J. Helmick, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• The Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• The Honorable Kathleen B. Burke, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• The Honorable James R. Knepp, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• The Honorable Nancy A. Vecchiarelli, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• The Honorable Jane Bond, retired Judge, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
• The Honorable Alison McCarty, Judge, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
• The Honorable Thomas Teodosio, Judge, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
Program Information
Program Fee: Includes CLE programming, breakfast, light snacks and beverages during breaks on both days, and lunch on Thursday. $350 per person for applications received by October 15, 2014; $500 per person for applications received after October 15, 2014.
Scholarships to attend the program are available. Scholarship requests should be directed to Shannon Aupperle at sfauppe@uakron.edu
CLE Credits: 11.50 CLE hours will be requested for Ohio. CLE credit requests for other states will be facilitated upon request. (NOTE: please include such requests on registration form).
Seminar Site:The entire program will take place in the courtrooms and conference room at the John F. Seiberling Building & United States Courthouse, 2 South Main Street, Akron Ohio. Parking is available in several nearby parking garages.
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Shannon Aupperle
The University of Akron School of Law
Akron, OH 44325-2901
330-972-7988 (Phone) • 330-258-2343 (Fax)
sfauppe@uakron.edu / www.uakron.edu/law

 

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LAW General Meeting – Sept. 23, 2014 – 12:15pm and 5:00pm – 167

The Law Association for Women (LAW) is having its first general meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:15 and 5 in L-167 (with food)! We are so excited to welcome new members that we have TWO meetings that you can attend in order to make sure that everyone who wants to come is able to. LAW is an organization dedicated to networking and camaraderie. Both men and women are welcome to join and we look forward to meeting you all!

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism, as defined by the University of Akron Office of General Counsel, “is the intentional or unintentional use of the words or ideas of another without acknowledging their source.” Deliberate and accidental plagiarism are treated the same by the University and the School of Law.  The University places the responsibility on the students to know what plagiarism is and to avoid it.

Law students caught plagiarizing will be violating the Law School’s Student Disciplinary Code and will be subject to proceedings under the Code.  Consequences can be severe and may include dismissal from the University.  Find out what does and does not need citing, the purpose of citations and the many different categories of plagiarism by visiting the Law Library Plagiarism Guide.  There is also a CALI lesson, Plagiarism – Keeping Out of Trouble, that will explain what constitutes plagiarism, how to avoid plagiarizing, and offers opportunities for students to test their understanding of plagiarism. 

Lynn Lenart, llenart@uakron.edu
Assistant Law Librarian for Reference Services

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