Today – A Day in the Life of a Prosecutor – 5:15 PM in Room W-206

Are you interested in the area of criminal law? Want to learn more about a career as a prosecutor?

Join us Wednesday, April 16th at 5:15 in Room w-206 and hear from a panel of local prosecutors in this information session.

Pizza/pop will be provided. Hope to see you there!

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Join us this week for these upcoming CPPO events…

Tuesday, April 15th – Preview of Fall OCI – come and get all the information you need to prepare your applications and participate in the upcoming fall OCI season. 12:20 and 5:15 in Room 133.

Wednesday, April 16th – A Day in the Life of a Criminal Prosecutor – 5:15 session ONLY – Room W-206 – come and meet local prosecutors and learn about their career paths, their daily work, and how to break into this career. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Hope to see you there!

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Akron Bar Summer Minority Clerkship Program – deadline extended!!! Applications due Wednesday, April 9th!

Summer 2014 Minority Clerkship Program: A joint project of the Akron Bar Association Diversity Committee and The University of Akron School of Law

The Career Planning Office announces the 2014 Summer Minority Clerkship Program (the “Program”). All full-time first year (who have completed up to 29 credit hours) and part-time second-year (who have completed 23-44 credit hours) minority law students are eligible to apply to participate in the Program.

Initiated in 1990 by the Akron Bar Association, the Program has been very successful over the years. Now co-sponsored by the University of Akron School of Law, the Program is designed to provide real-world work experience for minority students in area law firms, corporations, government agencies, and courts. The ultimate goal is increased minority involvement in all aspects of the practice of law in the greater Akron community.

All full-time first year and part-time second year minority students in good academic standing are eligible to apply to participate in the Program. For your information, the Program timetable is below.

We encourage all eligible students to apply for participation in the Program. The Program will not only give you the opportunity to gain valuable legal experience, it will also afford you the ability to make informed decisions about your future by providing an insider’s view of what it is like to practice law.

Interested students can pick up an application in the Career Planning Office.


Wednesday, April 9 – Completed Program applications due to CPPO by 5:00 PM.

A Saturday in early April TBD- Program Interviews and Writing assignment – All students must participate in an interview with the Diversity Committee and must participate in a closed universe writing assignment (both on the same day).

End of April- Offers extended to those students accepted in to the Program and Diversity Committee to inform employers of their placement.

Applications are available in the CPPO or can be emailed to you. Email to receive application materials.

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April 1st is the deadline for summer public interest funding!!!

Thinking of an internship this summer?? The Career Planning Office has compiled the
following list of funding sources available only through the University of Akron School of
Law: the Public Interest Law Program, the David Dowd Memorial Award, and the Knight Foundation First Amendment Fellowship.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Career Planning Director, Alisa Benedict O’Brien ( or stop by the Career Planning Office.

Akron Law Public Interest Stipend – 1ls and 2ls eligible – deadline: April 1st – application online:— and in the CPPO

David Dowd Memorial Award – 2Ls eligible – deadline: April 1st – application in the CPPO or can be emailed to you

Knight Foundation First Amendment Fellowship – 1ls and 2ls eligible – deadline: April 1st – application in the CPPO or can be emailed to you

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Akron Law Alumni Association seeks Student Director – Application Deadline: April 1, 2013!

Message from Lia Thompson, Director of Alumni and Annual Fund

The Akron Law Alumni Association (“LAA”) Board of Directors has a dedicated position on its Board for a student director.  This unique and valuable opportunity provides the student director a chance to become involved in alumni leadership and alumni activities with Akron Law.  The student director represents Akron Law students to the LAA Board and works with the Board to identify ways in which students and alumni may work and communicate together for the benefit of both groups.

The student director serves in an ex-officio capacity and is expected to attend all Board meetings which are held at the School of Law on a bi-monthly basis throughout the academic year (i.e., August, October, December, February, and April).  The Board meetings begin at 4 p.m. and generally last for one and a half hours.

Applications for the 2013-14 student director to the LAA Board of Directors will be accepted from 2013-14 upper division law students who are in good standing.  Applications should include: (1) a current resume of the student; (2) a brief statement as to why the student believes that he or she should be selected to serve on the LAA Board; and (3) a brief statement as to why he or she wants to serve on the LAA Board.

The LAA Board’s executive committee will review the application materials and select a maximum of three students who will be invited to make a two-minute presentation to the Board at its April 8, 2014 meeting.  Students interested in being considered for this position should direct their application materials no later than Thursday, April 1 to Lia Thompson via e-mail ( or dropping them off at the front desk of the Dean’s Office.

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