Upcoming Ohio Bar Exam Deadlines for May 2017 Grads

Upcoming Ohio Bar Deadlines

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April 3, 2017 is the deadline for filing your application to take the July 2017 Ohio Bar Exam.  The following certificates will be provided by the Student Services office of Akron Law:

Law School Character Certificate

Your Law School Character Certificate will be completed with any character/fitness items you have submitted to the law school.  It will be available for pick up by the end of February.  You can then include the Character Certificate (and all attachments) with your application due on April 3rd.

Final Law school Certificate

Akron Law Student Services will prepare your Final Certificate and mail it directly to the Ohio Bar Admissions Office the week following Commencement.  On your Final Certificate, Student Services will indicate whether or not you have attended the Substance Abuse Lecture that is required to take the July Bar exam.

Substance Abuse Lecture

If you have not yet attended a Substance Abuse Lecture during law school and you plan to graduate in May 2017, you will have one more chance to attend during the Spring 2017 semester.  Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 1st for our Spring 2017 Substance Abuse Lecture.  The lecture will be from 5:20 – 6:20 pm in Room 160 at McDowell Law Center.  Please arrive early to sign the attendance sheet – no one will be admitted after the lecture has started at 5:20 pm.

If you have any questions, please email lawstudentservices@uakron.edu.

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Late Application to Register as a Candidate for the July 2017 Ohio bar exam is due Jan. 17

The deadline for a late application to Register as a Candidate for the July 2017 Ohio bar examination is January 17, 2017.

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Please see the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions website for deadline information here, and application information here.

Please email Law Student Services at lawstudentservices@uakron.edu with any questions.   Thank you!

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Late Application Deadline to take the Feb 2017 Ohio Bar Exam is Dec. 12

The deadline for a late application to take the February 2017 Ohio bar examination is December 12, 2016.  The dates for the February 2017 Ohio bar examination are February 21, 22, and 23, 2017.

Please see the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions website for deadline information here.  You may find application information here.

Please email Law Student Services at lawstudentservices@uakron.edu with any questions.   Thank you!

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Graduating Students: Free Professional Photo Opportunity

All Students graduating in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 –

Please come to the McDowell Law Center Dean’s Suite on Thursday, December 1, to have a free professional headshot photo taken courtesy of the Law School.  This photo will be perfect for any professional need you may have as you graduate from Akron Law.

A professional photographer will take several photos and allow you to choose the proof you like best.  That photo will go in the Class of 2017 class composite photo, and the photographer will also send it to you as a digital, high resolution photo for your use.

What:          Individual Professional Photo Sessions for ALL Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 graduating students

When:         8:30 am to 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 1

Where:        McDowell Law Center Dean’s Suite

Wear:          Professional attire and look your best – this will be your professional law school photo

Walk-ins are welcome, and photos should take only about 5 minutes for each person, so any line will move quickly.  If you have any questions or prefer to schedule an appointment, please feel free to email Mary Cooke at mec@uakron.edu.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 1st

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Deadline for the Application to Register as a Candidate for the Ohio Bar is November 15

November 15, 2016 is the deadline for your Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission to the Practice of Law (for applicants in the second year of law school) to be RECEIVED in the Office of Bar Admissions at the Supreme Court of Ohio in Columbus.

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For information on this bar application, please visit this webpage.

If you requested your Certificate of Dean packet and have not yet picked it up, it is available to pick up from the Student Services area in the Administrative Suite in McDowell Law Center.  Please bring a photo ID to pick it up.  If you have any questions about the Certificate of Dean packet, please contact Assistant Dean Fuller at bfuller@uakron.edu.  Thank you!

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