July 27 Open House Recap

On July 27, 2013, we hosted an open house for prospective students, most of whom are considering starting law school in the fall of 2014. The program was highly successful: more than 80 guests were in attendance, and many people went out of their way to tell me and Mary how much they enjoyed the event.

Mary and I would like to publicly thank the following individuals for their assistance on Saturday:

  • Gary Spring and Marty Belsky for teaching mock law classes
  • Law student Rachel Scava for assisting with check-in
  • Law students Justin Burns, Jackie Cabonor, Joseph DelGallo, Evan Grasse, Patrick Hanley, Olivia Kotter, Christina McClish, Phil Orenstein, Ashley Wakefield, and Jonathan Wolnik for serving as panelists and tour guides
  • Alumni Jennifer Hamey (‘06), Alan Medvick (‘06), Mike Pfahl (‘04), Jack Pierson (‘82), and Larry Tucker (‘84) for serving as panelists

Events like these simply don’t work without the assistance of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Thanks to all for your help and support.

Adam Messner
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

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Orientation Week Volunteers Needed

Attention returning law students:

The Admissions Office requests student volunteers to assist with the following aspects of Orientation Week (August 19 through 23):

  • Check-In – Monday, August 19, 1:30 to 6:30: We are looking for several students to work in one to two hour shifts (or longer, if you’re available) assisting our new students with getting checked in.

  • Campus Tour – Monday, August 19, 2:30 to 3:30 pm: Three to five law students are needed to guide a brief tour of some of the high points around campus. We will provide you with a map and some talking points.
  • Law School Tour – Monday, August 19, 3:30 to 4:30 pm: Three to five law students are needed to guide a brief tour of the law school. We will provide you with talking points to help you along if you have never given a building tour before.
  • Bike Ride with Dean Jordan – Tuesday, August 20, 9 to 10 am: Dean Jordan is leading a bike tour along part of the towpath trail. We are seeking some upper-division law students to join in.
  • My First Year Panel Discussion – Tuesday, August 20, 5 to 6 pm: Three to six law students are needed to lead a panel discussion about their experience in the first year of law school (dinner provided).
  • Spouses, Partners, and Significant Others Panel Discussion – Tuesday, August 20, 6 to 7 pm: Three or four law students who are married, engaged, or in committed relationships are needed to lead this panel discussion that focuses on the challenges of maintaining a healthy relationship while in law school.
  • Hike in a MetroPark with Prof. McBurney – Wednesday, August 21, 9 to 10 am: Prof. McBurney is leading a hike on one of the hiking trails in the Akron MetroParks. We are seeking some upper-division students to join in.
  • Orientation Dinner Check-In – Friday, August 23, 5 to 7:30 pm – One to three law students are needed to assist with check-in at the Orientation Dinner at the John S. Knight Center (dinner provided).

If you would like to assist with any of the aspects of Orientation Week, please email Adam Messner at apm@uakron.edu at your earliest opportunity. In your response, please be sure to indicate with which aspects of Orientation you would like to assist. You will receive a message from Adam the week prior to Orientation to confirm your participation.

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Register to Mentor a New Law Student!

Tuesday afternoon  (July 30) , an email was sent to all returning students asking them to register to mentor a new law student for the 2013-2014 academic year. If you did not receive this email and would like to mentor one or more new students, please email Adam Messner at apm@uakron.edu to register to become a mentor.

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Farewell Reception for Assistant Dean Lauri Thorpe 5/2

The School of Law will host a farewell reception for Assistant Dean of Admissions Lauri Thorpe on Thursday, May 2 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the law school atrium. As you may know, Dean Thorpe, who has been with the School of Law for 30 years, has accepted a position as Special Assistant to the President for Enrollment Management. Please join us in wishing her well in her new role at UA. We hope to see you there!

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Admissions – Volunteers Requested for Orientation

Can you believe it’s time to Welcome our newest ‘Alums-In-Waiting’? Remember when you were in their position, walking through the doors of Akron Law for the first time.

We need current Akron Law students to assist with Orientation festivities and events. Please let me know if you are available to assist with one more of the following activities:

Monday, August 20, 2012
• Check-In – varying 1.5 -2 hour shifts between 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
• Campus Tour – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Tour of the campus including the student union and rec center
• Law School Tour – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Tour of the Law School
• My First Year Panel – 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Panel discussing your first year of law school experiences

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
• Law Spouses, Partners and Significant Others Panel Discussion – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Bring your spouse, partner or significant other to discuss experiences and life with incoming students and their spouses

Thursday, August 23, 2012
• Court House Tour – 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Take students on a tour of Akron Municipal Court, the County Court of Common Pleas and the Ohio 9th District Court of Appeals

If you are available to assist with any of the above, please email Assistant Director Ivy Washington-Marshall (ivy1@uakron.edu) with your volunteer event and day preference.

We appreciate your assistance!!

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