David Dowd, Sr. Summer Job Placement Award — apply by April 1, 2013




$2000.00 minimum to one upper class law student

Must work 20 hours per week for not less than 10 weeks

 The School of Law is accepting applications for the David D. Dowd Sr. Memorial Award. Named in tribute to a distinguished attorney dedicated to public service and created by Judge David D. Dowd, Jr. upon the 25th anniversary of his service in the federal judiciary, the purpose of the Dowd Award is to promote a commitment to public service for all lawyers.  Dowd Awards are directed to Akron Law students interested in seeking professional careers in public service following graduation.

 To be eligible, you must:

  1. Complete your second year by Spring of 2013
  2. Show a commitment to public service
  3. Be capable of working  20 hours per week during the summer of 2013 for minimum  of ten weeks in a public service position
  4. Be committed to working in a public setting upon graduation

 Placements this summer – in order of preference:

1st Preference:      The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office, The Stark County Prosecutor’s Office, The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office; law departments for Akron, Canton, Massillon; and Public Defender’s Offices in Summit and Stark counties.

 2nd Preference:     The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio or the Public Defender’s Office for the District

 3rd Preference:      Other prosecutors’ or law directors’ offices

 4th Preference:      Other not already listed public service agencies

 The student will be expected to work 20 hours per week for not less than 10 weeks.

 If you are interested in being considered for this award, please submit a cover letter and resume to Kristina Floyd in the Career Planning Office at kmf12@uakron.edu or by hard copy by April 1, 2013. Students must arrange for their own placements with one of the organizations listed above before submitting their applications. Students in the upper 30% of the class will be given preference. Students should list short and long term goals, and explain why the student wishes to work in a particular office, as noted above. A committee will review applications and a student will be selected before the spring term is over.