Mark your calendar NOW for these important early Fall Semester Events

Hello!  You will want to mark your calendar now for the following events that will be happening as soon as we are back in session in the Fall 2016 semester:

Ohio Bar Admissions Workshop

Date:  Thursday, September 1

Time: 5:15 – 6:15 pm

Location:  Goodyear Auditorium, Room 229 in the Polymer Building (the glass building just east of the law school)

Who should attend:  All students who started law school in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semesters planning to take the Ohio Bar

Learn how to complete the Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission to the Ohio Bar.  We are privileged to have the Director of the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions Office, Director Lee Ann Ward, present this workshop.  This application is due by all students in their second year of law school on November 15, 2016.  You will not want to miss this!

Substance Abuse Lecture

Date:  Wednesday, September 7

Time: 5:15 – 6:15 pm

Location:  Goodyear Auditorium, Room 229 in the Polymer Building (the glass building just east of the law school)

Who should attend:  All students planning to take the Ohio Bar if you have not attended this lecture yet

The one-hour Substance Abuse Lecture is required if you plan to take the Ohio Bar at any time in the future.  You may attend this lecture during any semester you are in law school, and we will verify your attendance with the Supreme Court of Ohio when you graduate from law school.  You will definitely want to make this lecture, particularly if you are planning to graduate in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 and you have not yet attended one.

If you have any questions, please email Student Services at


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Akron Have Your Say – Justice Scalia and the Judicial Confirmation Process

Join us on Wednesday at 12:10pm – 1:00pm in the Quaker Square Plaza B to discuss Scalia and the Confirmation Process!

Professor Lee, former counsel to the US Senate Judiciary Committee meeting during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings will lead the discussion.

See you then!

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Effective Immediately – The following Monday night classes have been moved from the Akron Bar Association:

Legislation and Regulation – Lavoie – 6:05-7:55 – moving to Quaker Ballroom B (Mondays)

Labor Law – Fernandez – 6:15-9:15 – moving to Quaker Ballroom D (Mondays)

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You are Invited to the Law Alumni Reception

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Class Rankings Fall 2015


Class Rankings Policy

The School of Law calculates individual class rankings after the end of the fall and spring semesters. We rank students based upon their entering class year (e.g., 2015, 2016) and their enrollment division (e.g., full- or part-time). Students changing division (e.g., part-time to full-time) will be ranked with the new division at the end of the semester in which the classification goes into effect.

Students taking summer classes are not issued a new class rank in August.

Grades processed after semester rankings post (e.g. grades from previous Incompletes) will be included in the following semester’s class rankings.

Students are ranked with their entering class unless their projected graduation date changes due to a leave of absence or significant reduction in credit load. Any student who takes a leave of absence for one academic year will not be ranked during that year.

Akron Law ranks transfer students based upon the year the student entered the transferring law school.

Revised and approved by Law Faculty- 04/02/2015

View FALL 2015 Class Rankings:

Entering Class 2015

Entering Class 2014

Entering Class 2013

Entering Class 2012, 2011 & 2010


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