LAST CHANCE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE AKRON LAW REVIEW [PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME STUDENTS]

The second and final write-on competition for the Akron Law Review is scheduled to begin on August 16th at 8:00 a.m. and to conclude on August 23rd at 11:59 p.m.

Who Can Compete?

  • Any full-time student who did not submit a write-on during the first write-on competition, and has a 2.60 GPA or higher, is eligible to compete. [If you downloaded the prompt during the first write-on, but did not submit a paper, you are still eligible to compete.]
  • Any part-time student who has successfully completed their first year, as defined by the administration, and has a 2.60 GPA or higher, is eligible to compete. [The top 15% of part-time students automatically grade-on.]

*Due to the decreased time frame for the second write-on, there will be a different prompt to accommodate the shorter time period students will have.

We cannot stress enough the importance of becoming a member of the Law Review.  As was evidenced in the On-Campus Interview packet, firms, judges, and employers in general are looking for or expect students to be on Law Review.  More importantly, due to changes made by this year’s board, the time commitment on Law Review will be much more manageable, allowing students to complete higher quality notes and/or comments that are eligible for publication.

If you have any questions, please contact Casey Davis, Editor-in-Chief, at cjd60@zips.uakron.edu or contact Julianna Clark, Executive Editor of Student Writing, at jrc130@zips.uakron.edu.

We hope you will become a member of the Akron Law Review!

Sincerely,

Casey Davis
Editor-in-Chief, 2013-2014 Akron Law Review

Julianna Clark
Executive Editor of Student Writing, 2013-2014 Akron Law Review

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Akron Law Review Information Session – Monday, April 22nd at 12:15pm

The Akron Law Review will be holding an information session on Monday, April 22nd at 12:15pm in room L-167. This information session will provide students with some guidance and advice from Professors Cravens and Thomas on how to effectively write a note or comment for the upcoming write-on competition. Please attend this information session if you are interested in becoming a member of the Akron Law Review.

Contact Casey Davis (cjd60@zips.uakron.edu) or Julianna Clark (jrc130@zips.uakron.edu) if you have any questions.

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Part-time students wishing to compete in the Law Review’s August Write-On Competition

The 2012 Write-On Competition for part-time students will begin Monday, 8/13/2012, at 8 AM.  Instructions for the Write-On Competition and a hypothetical will be available for you to pick up at that time on TWEN.  This competition is open only to those part-time students who completed their first-year program during this summer. You will have until Monday, 8/20/2012, at 8 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 only to add a course to your TWEN page the same way in which you do for your regular classes.  This course is currently activated on TWEN should you wish to join now, but the competition’s hypothetical and instructions will not appear until Monday at 8 AM.  If you have not extended your Westlaw password for the summer, please email me at RyanDoringo@yahoo.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 the Write-On Competition is open only to those law students who have attained at least a 2.6 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least the first-year program as defined by the administration of the School of Law.

Students wishing to join the 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 in order to receive an invitation.

If you have any questions regarding the Write-On Competition, please email me at RyanDoringo@yahoo.com

Thank you,

Ryan Doringo

Executive Editor, 2012-13 Akron Law Review

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IMPORTANT: 2012 Akron Law Review Write-On Competition

Students wishing to compete in the Law Review’s Write-On Competition,

The 2012 Write-On Competition will begin Monday, 7/9/2012, at 8 AM.  Instructions for the Write-On Competition and a hypothetical will be available for you to pick up at that time on TWEN.  You will have until Monday, 7/23/2012, at 8 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 yourWestlaw password for the summer session in order to have TWEN access.  To access the Write-On Competition course, you will need only to add a course to your TWEN page the same way in which you do for your regular classes.  This course is not yet activated for registration but will be available for you to join by the time the Write-On begins.  If you have not extended your Westlaw password for the summer and if doing so is no longer possible, please email me at RyanDoringo@yahoo.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 the Write-On Competition is open only to those law students who have attained at least a 2.6 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least the first-year program as defined by the administration of the School of Law.  According to the Akron Law Review’s Bylaws, summer grades will not be considered in determining whether a student has met the minimum 2.6 GPA requirement for students who completed their first-year program prior to the summer of 2012. 

Students wishing to join the 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 in order to receive an invitation.

Note Regarding Part Time Students Completing Their First-Year Program this Summer: There will be a second write-on competition in August for only 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 RyanDoringo@yahoo.com.

Thank you,

Ryan Doringo

Executive Editor, 2012-13 Akron Law Review

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Announcement from Tiffany Porter – Editor-in-Chief, 2012-13 Akron Law Review

I am pleased to announce that the following student notes/comments have been selected for publication in the 2012-2013 Akron Law Review.  These articles were selected from a very competitive group of student articles by last year’s Editorial Board.  These students worked hard to produce timely and well-written articles, which I am honored to include in next year’s volume of the Akron Law Review.  
 
Ryan Doringo – “Revival:  Toward a Formal Neutrality Approach to Economic Development Transfers to Religious Institutions”
 
Justin Green – “The Consumer-Redistributive Stance: A Perspective on Restoring Balance to Transactions Involving Consumer Standard-Form Contracts”
 
Jessica Knopp – “The Unconstitutionality of Ohio’s House Bill 125: The Heartbeat Bill” 
 
Aaron Richardson – “Hite v. Falcon Partners: Why delay rental payment alone under an oil and gas lease should never extend the lease beyond the primary term”
 
Brendan Sorg – “Is Meaningful Peer Review Headed Back to Florida?”
                                                

Tiffany L. Porter
University of Akron School of Law
Editor-in-Chief, 2012-13 Akron Law Review 
tlp44@zips.uakron.edu
330-209-4027
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