Students, all grades that were not entered prior to May 14, 2013 will not be viewable until May 29, 2013. If you have outstanding grades you are waiting for please check back to Zipline on May 29th. Thank you.Read More
The annual Akron Law Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Dinner will be held this Friday, May 17 in the UA Student Union. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner and awards ceremony will follow at 6:30 p.m.
Through the generosity of several alumni, some complimentary seats are still available for students and their guests. These seats will be awarded on a first-to-respond basis. After these seats have been claimed, students will be offered a reduced ticket price of $20 per person. If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact Sue Staats at 330.972.7246 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 16 at noon.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with alumni of many generations. We hope to see you there!Read More
Expungement Clinic seeking student volunteers
The Expungement Clinic helps low-income Akron residents seal the record of their criminal convictions. A sealed record enables many people better access to jobs, housing, and volunteer opportunities. Students will learn integral skills in the legal field including filing paperwork with the court, drafting motions, interviewing real clients, and communicating with clients both through the mail and over the phone. Students who are eligible for a legal intern certificate will have ample opportunities to appear in court and present an oral argument.
A student commitment to the Expungement Clinic can be for as few or as many hours as the student pleases. These hours qualify as Pro Bono Limited Means.
**Update**There will be two more training sessions next week. These sessions are informational only, and students are welcome to attend simply for a brief overview of the law surrounding sealing of a conviction. The trainings will be Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 PM and Friday, May 17th at 11:30 AM in Room 134 of the Law School.
Students with any questions please contact Russel Nichols at email@example.com.Read More
The intramural softball season is officially underway. The Law School Bombers will seek to defend the championship title it has won the last two summers. The team is co-ed and law students are eligible if they satisfy one of the following:
- They are enrolled in summer classes (any number of credits)
- Purchase a full SRWC Membership for the summer
- Purchase a $5 intramural summer pass to play softball
- Full-time Staff/Faculty ARE eligible to play
The team is in need of players! We currently do not have enough to play and need those with all different skill levels. The first game is Thursday 5/16 and the roster must be complete by noon tomorrow. The games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 or 7:30pm for the next three weeks.
Those who want to play should email Professor Spring at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will provide an invitation and you can then Register at the following link: https://www.imleagues.com/Login.aspx?N=1.Read More
Students wishing to compete in the Law Review’s Write-On Competition,
The 2013 Write-On Competition will begin Friday, 5/17/13, at 8 AM. Instructions for the Write-On Competition and a hypothetical will be available for you to download at that time on TWEN. You will have until Friday, 5/31/13, at 12 AM to submit your response. Late submissions will not be graded or considered for a position on the Law Review.
To participate in the Write-On Competition, you will need to have extended your Westlaw password for the summer session in order to have TWEN access. To access the Write-On Competition course, you will need to add a course to your TWEN page the same way in which you do for your regular or ASP classes. This course is not yet activated for registration but will be available for you to join by the time the Write-On begins at 8 AM. If you have not extended your Westlaw password for the summer and if doing so is no longer possible, please email me at email@example.com and I can coordinate a way to email the instructions and the hypothetical to you on the day the Write-On Competition begins.
Please remember that this Write-On Competition is open to all law students who have completed their first year program as defined by the administration of the School of Law.
Students wishing to join the Akron Law Review who rank in the top fifteen (15) percent of their class after completing the first-year program will be automatically invited to join the law review. As such, those students ranking in the top fifteen percent of their class are not required to compete in the write-on competition to receive an invitation. However, since class rankings will not be released at the time of the write-on competition, we highly encourage all students who have previously ranked in the top fifteen percent of their class to still participate in the write-on competition since their class rank could drop after spring semester grades.
Note Regarding Part Time Students Completing Their First-Year Program this Summer: There will be a second write-on competition in August for those part-time students who complete their first-year program during the summer who are not yet eligible to compete in the first competition. More information regarding this competition will be sent out in August.
If you have any questions regarding the Write-On Competition, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Editor of Student Writing, 2013-14 Akron Law ReviewRead More