Book Talk by Professor Thomas on the Legal History of Family Law and Women’s Rights

Author Tracy A. Thomas discusses Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law

Hudson Library & Historical Society

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658

Author Tracy A. Thom

Tracy A. Thomas, Professor of Law at The University of Akron School of Law and the director of the Center for Constitutional Law, will discuss her new book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law. The book examines Stanton’s views on women’s equality in marriage, divorce, domestic violence, childcare and other family issues.

Copies of Thomas’s book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.
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Invitation to Akron Law Alumni Dinner – May 13, 2016

Please join us at Akron Law’s annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Dinner on Friday, May 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A limited number of complimentary tickets have been reserved for students, and they will be awarded on a first to respond basis. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Lia Evans ( by Monday, May 2.

This year’s Outstanding Alumni Award recipients include: Jane L. Hackemeyer (’80), Jacqueline Silas-Butler (’84), and The Honorable Thomas A. Teodosio (’82). The Honorary Alumni Award will also be presented to Margaret McDowell Lloyd.

Attendance at the Alumni Dinner affords a great opportunity to meet and network with Akron Law alumni of many generations. We hope to see you there!

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4/11 Professor Lee’s Social Justice meeting cancelled

Professor Lee’s Social Justice Meeting Cancelled

Our meeting for April 11th has been cancelled. We will meet again on Monday, April 25th for the final meeting of the semester.

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Social Justice at Akron Law – Monday, April 11th

Social Justice at Akron Law – Monday, April 11th
Please join Professor Lee Monday, April 11th at 12:15 PM in Quaker Square Ballroom D to discuss social justice issues. This week’s topic is on social justice law and climate change. To read for discussion:
Katrina and Climate Justice Lawyering
If any part-time or evening students have an interest in this programming but cannot meet at this time, please contact Professor Lee by email at, and if there is interest we will meet again on Tuesday, April 12th at Quaker Square Suite 410.

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Snacks will be served!

Monday, April 4 at 5:00pm, Quaker Plaza A.

Dean Wilson and Dean Thomas invite all students to an open meeting with the visiting American Bar Associate team on Monday, April 4th at 5pm in Quaker Plaza A.

Every seven years, the American Bar Association (ABA) reaccredits the law school.  The reaccreditation process involves a visit to the school by a team of professors and experts from across the nation.  They visit the school for three days, observing classes and meeting with all constituencies including faculty, staff, and most importantly, students.  They want to hear from you about what you love about Akron Law, so please attend.

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