Volunteer for Orientation Week

Please join us in welcoming our new Akron Law students!

This is an invitation and also a request for your help, which we need to be able to have a successful Orientation Week for our incoming students.  You are invaluable, and the best to welcome our new students.

To volunteer and register for Orientation Week events, please visit: https://akron.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aaVr8MixPz0env7.

Once we have received all the surveys, we will contact you to confirm your volunteer hours.

Thank you!

Law Student Services

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Retirement of Student Mailboxes


Akron Law, including Student Services is gearing up for the start of construction on our new law building.  As such, effective July 1, 2015  we will no longer assign student mailboxes. Please clear any items in the mailbox by June 30, 2015. Student Services will remove any remaining items on July 1, 2015. Current student mailboxes and Student Organization mailboxes will be marked ‘Do Not Stuff’ and removed during reconstruction.

After June 30th, when there are non-electronic, hard-copy items which need to make their way between students, faculty and staff, the procedure will be:

  • The drop-off person is responsible for notifying all parties that their item(s) has been left with the law school’s receptionist desk for them to pick up
  • The drop-off person shall bring the item(s) to the law receptionist desk clearly labeled with the name of the person it is for, and the date of drop off.

Please contact lawstudentservices@uakron.edu if you have any questions.

Thank you!

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Scanlon Inn Seeks Law Students!! Great Opportunity!!!

Scanlon/Bell Inn of Court accepting applications for 2015-2016 Term

These days lawyers have little time to do much beyond maintaining their law practices. The Charles F. Scanlon and Judge Samuel H. Bell Inn of Court offers a respite from those pressures, as well as an opportunity to expand your network of lawyers and judges.

Well into its fourth decade, the Inn is accepting applications for membership for the 2015-2016 Term. The Inn was founded by leading members of the Bar, including Federal District Judge Sam Bell, in collaboration with the Akron Bar Association and the University of Akron School of Law. It has maintained its vigor by enrolling new members who want to learn and share information about ethics, public issues, and advocacy through the programs offered by the Inn. We currently have openings in the pupils group, which is made up of law students and lawyers with less than four years of experience, and the barristers group, which is made up of lawyers with between four and fifteen years of experience. We may also have openings in the bencher group, which is made up of senior lawyers and judges.

If you are interested in associating with judges and senior lawyers or offering mentoring to newer lawyers, please consider joining. To do so, send your resume and a letter or email to Clair E. Dickinson, Brouse McDowell, 388 South Main Street, Suite 500, Akron, OH 44311, cdickinson@brouse.com, by May 15, 2015.

The Masters of the Bench meet during May each year to vote on new members. If you are a lawyer accepted for the pupil or barrister class, you will be entitled to serve a two-year term, which can be renewed once. Law-student pupils serve for one year. Benchers serve for life. There are no dues for members of the pupils group. Dues are $125 per year for barristers and $325 per year for benchers.

If you are accepted as an Inn member, you will attend our dinner meetings, which are held on the third Wednesday of each month, September through April, skipping December. Programs at these meetings consist of presentations on ethics, public issues, and advocacy, for which CLE credit is provided.

In addition, all members of the Inn are members of a pupilage group, which is a small working body of the Inn. There are four pupilage groups with representation from each of the three classes (benchers, barristers, and pupils). Each pupilage group is responsible for a presentation at least once during the year. Pupilage groups meet after work or during lunch to plan presentations and to discuss matters of common interest.

Modeled after the English Inns of Court, the Scanlon/Bell Inn has actively pursued its mission, and we look forward to those of like minds becoming involved. Please submit your resume and letter or email no later than June 22, 2015.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Clair Dickinson at (330) 535-5711.


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ABA offers free membership for law students

The American Bar Association now offers free membership to students enrolled at ABA-approved law schools. Included among the many benefits of membership are access to the ABA Job Board, opportunities to connect with established lawyers and learn about specialized areas of law, free monthly webinars on various career-related topics, and member-only discounts on items such as cell phone packages and rental cars.

Students can immediately join the ABA for free at www.americanbar.org/abalawstudents or by calling the Service Center at 800.285.2221. More details can be found here.

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Attention Graduates: Class Gift

Attention Graduating Students! Congratulations, you’re in the final stretch. As you wind down your law school career, we sincerely hope you’ll consider donating to the Class Gift Fund in order to provide a helping hand to those students who will walk the halls of Akron Law after you’ve gone. If you’ve already done so, we thank you! Starting with your class and continuing into the future, the Class Gift will contribute to the Student Emergency Fund. The SAF will be available for students who have emergency financial needs outside of school which they cannot cover on their own. Students will not have to repay the SAF for the distribution, it is only there to help.

This is not your ordinary class gift. Paying forward to future generations of the Akron Law family will make us all stronger. You can still contribute to the Class Gift and Student Emergency Fund by following this link –> https://www.lawalum.uakron.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=408.

Thank you in advance for you generosity, and the best of luck as you enter this exciting new chapter of your lives!

Dan Boyer (SBA President)
Michael Tipton (Student Director, Law Alumni Association Board)

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