Trial Team Tryouts!! Saturday, April 11th

Tryouts for Akron’s Nationally Recognized Trial Team will be held Saturday April 11th at the law school, in the West Hall mock trial rooms. Our program is looking for the next class of competitors to continue the winning tradition!!!

Tryouts will begin Saturday morning at around 9 a.m. Each competitor will do approximately 5 minutes in each room of an open or close (your choice!). Each tryout will will generally last no longer than 10 minutes. The problem will be sent to each competitor two weeks prior to tryouts to prepare. Any trial team member can assist you in preparing an open or close.

Please email Rachel Smick (, Trial Team Vice President, if you would like to try out!!

An information session will be held after classes return from spring break (we will send out another announcement shortly). In the meantime, feel free to email Rachel Smick with any questions or concerns & I will be happy to help!

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SAVE THE DATE!!!! SBA Barristers Ball! April 18th

Get READY for the most exciting event of the year – The SBA Barristers Ball!!!!

Mark you calendars – April 18th: Firestone Country Club!

More details to follow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ATTN: 1Ls and Other Students in LARW II – Moot Court Interest

Moot Court Honor Society is looking to hold a 1L oral argument competition on April 17th. This competition is for Akron Law students who have not yet completed LARW II. Participants will receive a record and be asked to prepare a 10 minute oral argument for both the Petitioner and the Respondent. Participants are not required to do outside research.

At this time, MCHS would like to know if there are any 1Ls interested in participating in this competition. Please email Monica Dobson (MLL71@ZIPS.UAKRON.EDU) if you are interested or if you would like further information. The competition is not set in stone at this time and depends upon student interest. This is a great experience to practice your oral advocacy skills and prepare for Moot Court tryouts in the fall.

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Student Bar Association elections start TODAY!

Please use this link –> to access the ballot. It will direct you to a Survey Monkey page where you can make your selections for Class Senator, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, and President.

The Student Bar is the the umbrella organization for all student activities here at Akron Law. Your choices will have a large impact on programming and networking events for the upcoming school year. Please take some time to carefully consider your responses and reach out to the nominated students for more information on what they plan to do to foster student life here at Akron Law.

The ballot will remain open until Tuesday Mar. 24. Results will be announced via the Announcements Blog on Monday Mar. 30.”

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Moot Court Mandatory Training Makeup Session – Thurs., Mar. 19, 5:30pm

Moot Court Honor Society will be hosting an oral argument training session Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Room W-210. Professor Cohen will be presenting on the components of an oral argument. Although this training is required for MCHS members, it is open to everyone. This may be beneficial for 1Ls, as oral arguments approach in your LARW II courses! Please email Monica ( if you have any questions.

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