Deadline for February 2018 Ohio Bar Exam application is November 1

The deadline to take the February 2018 Ohio Bar Exam is Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

The “Application to Take the Bar Examination” may be found here.

Part of this application is your Character Certificate.  If you still need your Character Certificate, please email Mary Cooke at

Another part of the application is the Final Law School Certificate, which Law Student Affairs will send directly the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions Office after your degree is conferred on January 10, 2018.  On that Final Law School Certificate, we will indicate whether or not you have attended the Substance Abuse Lecture, which is required to take the Bar Examination in Ohio.

If you have any questions, please email Law Student Affairs at

The Deadline for Your Application to take the Feb. 2018 Ohio Bar Exam is November 1, 2017

The deadline for your application to take the February 2018 Ohio bar examination is November 1, 2017.  The dates for the February 2018 bar examination are February 27, 28, and March 1, 2018.  Please see the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions website for information here.

If you are receiving your law degree after the fall 2017 semester (January 10, 2018 degree conferral), your Character Certificate is ready for you to pick up from the Law Student Affairs office.  Please see Mary Cooke (Room 103) or Liz Wascak (Room 104) to pick yours up – and remember to bring your PHOTO ID with you.

Please email Law Student Services at with any questions.  Thank you!

Save the Dates for Important early fall semester Events

Mark your calendars now for two events happening as soon as we are back in session in the Fall 2017 semester:

Ohio Bar Admissions Workshop

Date:  Thursday, September 7

Time: 5:20 – 6:20 pm

Location:  David and Ann Amer Brennan Courtroom (McDowell Law Center Room 180)

Who should attend:  All students who are in their second year of law school, students who started law school in Spring 2016 or Fall 2016.  Students who started law school in Spring 2017 are welcome as well.


Substance Abuse Lecture

Date:  Thursday, September 14

Time: 5:20 – 6:20 pm

Location:  Pardee Classroom (McDowell Law Center Room 160)

Who should attend:  All students planning to take the Ohio Bar if you have not attended this lecture yet.  Please note – due to the one-hour requirement by the Supreme  Court of Ohio, there will be no admittance to anyone arriving later than 5:20 pm.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Scholarship Opportunity

From Nadrich & Cohen, LLP:

We are happy to invite University of Akron Law students to apply for the 2017 Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Civil Justice Scholarship. This is the fourth year that we have offered the scholarship award; open to students intending to pursue a law degree at an accredited U.S. law school.

The scholarship will be for the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship amount is $1500.00.

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is a California personal injury law firm, founded in 1991. The law firm currently has 26 California locations and represents clients throughout the California. As lawyers, we are committed to our civil justice system.

We represent all of our clients on a contingency fee basis, thereby providing the injured with the “keys to the courthouse.” It is our commitment to fighting for the underdog that inspired us to offer the scholarship.

It is our hope that offering this scholarship will assist law students in their pursuit of a legal education so that they, too, can become the next generation of legal advocates.

Interested students can access additional details about the 2017 Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Civil Justice Scholarship, by going to the below URL:

Submit Scholarship Applications to

Submission deadline: August 1, 2017

Result Date: August 31st, 2017

Submission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit a 750-1000 word essay detailing the importance of jury trials in our society. Submissions will be judged and succeed, based on creativity and compelling arguments on the subject.

Number of available scholarships: 1

If you have any additional questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Evelyn Alvarado at, or by calling 1-800-718-4658.

Grad Fair for the Class of 2017

Mark your calendar for the annual Grad Fair on Wednesday, March 8th!  If you are a member of the graduating class of 2017, please plan to attend.

At the Grad Fair, you will be able to

  • order your Commencement cap, gown, and hood as well as other Commencement items
  • meet with Dean Fuller and the Student Services Team for a final audit of your degree clearance for your degree
  • have your professional head shot photo taken if you did not do so before exams in the fall 2016 semester
  • meet with the Career Planning office
  • pick up your Character Certificate if you have not already done so
  • ask any questions you may have!

Akron Law Grad Fair –     Wednesday, March 8,    2:30 – 6:30 pm,     McDowell Law Center

Please email Mary Cooke at with any questions. Thank you!