May 2015 Graduation Applications Due November 1, 2014

All students planning to graduate at the end of the spring 2015 semester must complete a graduation application no later than November 1, 2014.


Law students must apply for graduation through My Akron.  Step-by-step instructions also located at My Akron.

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EXCITING OPPORTUNITY! Korean & Asian Energy Policy Webinar LIVE with Univ. of Wyoming

We formally invite you to join Dean Wilson and the Senior Energy Advisor to the Korean Consul General, Peter Schroepfer for an EXCITING and RARE opportunity to discuss Korean & Asian Energy Policy – LIVE with the University of Wyoming School of Law!

The live feed will begin at 2:10pm in the Goldberg Room on October 23, 2014. This is an amazing opportunity to network with a legal field expert and law students from across the country right here at Akron Law!!

Please RSVP for the event using the following link: RSVP by Wednesday, October 22nd.

We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!!!

Korean Energy Flyer

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2L students: your Certificate of Dean is Ready for Pick Up

For all 2L students:

Your Certificate of Dean packet for your Ohio Bar Exam Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission is ready for pick up at the reception desk of the Law Dean’s Office.

The packet includes your Certificate of Dean, one (1) official transcript (if we had a transcript on file), and a fingerprint card. Please make an appointment to have your fingerprints taken as required by the Supreme Court of Ohio:

This packet is only part of the information required to complete your Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission.  Please make sure the information contained in this packet accompanies the additional material required by the Supreme Court (see:

The completed application is due in Columbus, Ohio at the Supreme Court Office of Bar Admissions BY: November 17, 2014.

A photo ID is required, and we request that you open and review the contents for accuracy before you leave the Dean’s office.

Thank you!

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Attention December 2014 JD Degree Candidates

ATTENTION December 2014 JD Degree Candidates:

VERY IMPORTANTAny changes to your Character and Fitness from your original law school application must be reported to our office by Wednesday, October 15.  Your Character and Fitness MUST BE updated and accurate for us to complete your Character Certificate that is due with your application to the Supreme Court of Ohio NO LATER THAN Monday, November 3 if you plan to take the Ohio February Bar Exam. You may find the amendment form at:

Also, please check the Supreme Court of Ohio website for additional information regarding payment due, etc.:

Character Certificates will be ready for pick up at the receptionist desk in the Law Dean’s Office on Monday, October 20.  This will include any updates to Character and Fitness you have submitted to us by October 15.

The Bar Review Course Fellowship amount has changed to 100% of your out of pocket expenses up to a maximum of $2,250 (the reimbursement does not include reimbursable deposits).  We will begin processing reimbursements weekly after your exit interview with Career Planning and Placement Director, Alisa Benedict-O’Brien.

Candidates who successfully complete their degree requirements in time to graduate will have a degree conferral date of January 10, 2015.  Diplomas will be available for pick up beginning January 12, 2015, and they will be mailed on January 19 if they have not been picked up.  Please remember that a photo ID is required for pick up. Also, please update your address in ‘My Akron’ or submit your address to me to assure we mail your degree to the appropriate location.

We know you are very busy, and we appreciate your cooperation with getting items to us by the dates we request.  This is the only way we can be sure to complete our part in a timely manner to best serve you.  If you have any questions, please contact Ivy Banks at or Mary Cooke at Thank you!

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ATTENTION 2013 Entering Class (2L Students) – Important Meeting with Director of Ohio Bar Admissions Lee Ann Ward

2L Students,

Reminder: Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions Director Lee Ann Ward will be here on Wednesday, October 8th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in ROOM 165 to discuss the requirements for your November 17, 2014 DEADLINE to submit the: Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission.

Every 2L student taking the Ohio Bar Exam MUST submit the Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission in their 2nd year of law school. Failure to submit the application in your 2nd year will result in a $200 late application fee AND may delay your ability to take the bar exam after graduation.

Please make arrangements to attend this important meeting.

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