PDP Scavenger Hunt! Win Study-Aid gift basket!!!

Phi Delta Phi Famous Faces Scavenger Hunt will continue until Tuesday, December 1st. Have your selfies into Catie Benzo (ccb55@zips.uakron.edu) by midnight Tuesday. The contestant with the most submissions (11 clues in total) will win the Study-Aid basket, courtesy of Phi Delta Phi. In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn at random.
The study basket includes a Starbucks gift card, a Jimmy Johns gift card, Sony earbuds, Redbull, highlighters, sticky notes and more!
Happy Hunting and Good Luck studying for finals!

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Jewish Law Student’s Association is holding it’s Annual “Books, Bagels, and Dreidels” in the Law School Student Lounge from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30.

Please stop by to relieve your upcoming exam stress with complimentary bagels, schmear, and coffee. Learn how to play “dreidel” and enjoy some traditional chanukah chocolate “gelt”. Add your name and e-mail to the JLSA mailing list for more information about our upcoming events for next semester.

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2016 ABA Client Counseling Competition – Sign Up Now! Information Session with Dean Wilson Monday, November 23rd!

SIGN UP TODAY! Join us for an information session on Monday!

Akron Law students are invited to compete in the 2016 ABA Client Counseling Competition. Teams will be comprised of two people, and the sign-up sheet is located in the School of Law main office and available at 2016 Client Counseling Survey
or: https://akron.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a2UQPiovoxv8blj


  • 12:15pm – Room 151
  • 5:15pm – Room 165

Pursuant to the by-laws set forth,
1) All students are invited and encouraged to participate (1L, 2L, 3L)
2) Each student will:
a. Obtain practice in the area of client interviewing,
b. Gain invaluable feedback from attorneys to carry forward in jobs and the clinics,
c. Build their resume,
d. Work with a classmate to improve skills,
e. Learn client confidentiality,
f. Have a fantastic time!

It is unnecessary to have any experience or time for preparation. Students are asked to simply participate on the dates set forth.

Internal Competition: January 16 – Student Union

Internal winners advance to the Regional Competition!

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Interested in becoming a charter member of the Muslim Law Student Association?

Join us at our first meeting this Thursday November 19 at 12:00 p.m. in room W-214. We will be proposing and discussing the creation of Akron Law’s first Muslim Law Student Association. In order to move forward, a group of interested people and elected officers are required for the University’s approval of MLSA.
The group welcomes and encourages Muslim and non- Muslim law students to form a community and explore legal issues facing American-Muslims and other minorities, address misconceptions about Islamic law, and the legal ramifications of non-Islamic laws for the Muslim community while exploring the law from different perspectives.
Following the horrific September 11 attacks, the American-Muslim identity has been propelled to the forefront of the American civil liberties debate as questions about age-old concepts of law – such as justice and freedom – and the Muslim identity are being discussed on a daily basis in U.S. courts, the Executive branch, and the media.
Today, nearly 7 million American-Muslims comprise our society, putting Islam as the third largest religion in the United States, after Christianity and Judaism. However, the negative perceptions and anti-Islamic sentiments have been widely present and affecting many in our community. Unfortunately, those who are in need of legal aid as a result of racial and religious bias, lack the support group in the legal profession due to the small number of Muslim attorneys and attorneys who understand the group’s struggles.
Therefore, the Akron Law MLSA’s goals and dedication will involve:
1. Battling the negative perceptions of Islam as a whole through education and fostering interfaith relationships;
2. Instilling in our law students and future attorneys a greater awareness, open-mindedness, and commitment to the needs of misrepresented minorities in our society;
3. Influencing the legal community to bring out meaningful change to such groups; and
4. Encouraging and empowering American-Muslims’ involvement and integration into the U.S. legal system while forming greater diversity in the legal profession.
Please come and join us in battling the misconceptions and divisions within our community by creating a community that fosters tolerance, understanding, and solidarity. In order to achieve this, a variety of events will take place in the Spring (2016), which will be discussed during the meeting.
“O humankind We [God] have created you male and female, and made you into communities and tribes, so that you may know one another.” (Quran 49:13)

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Law Association for Women Presents the Holiday Toy Drive from November 16-December 16 in the Library

Law Association for Women is collecting new, unwrapped toys to be donated for Christmas presents to the children that are in the custody of Summit County Children Services. Toys are being collected for all ages, but the greatest need is for infants and teenage boys. There will be a Christmas tree set up in the library to leave the gifts between November 16 and December 16. Money and gift cards to any store, restaurant, or general gift card are being accepted as well. A list of suggestions can be found near the Christmas tree. For any questions, please contact Rachel at rad97@zips.uakron.edu.

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