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

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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.

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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!

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Spring 2017 Substance Abuse Lecture is next Wednesday, February 1st

What is the Substance Abuse Lecture?  It is a one-hour lecture required for anyone who plans 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.

You will definitely want to make this lecture, either to fulfill this requirement now for the rest of the time you are in law school, or as your final opportunity to attend a free lecture if you haven’t yet attended and plan to graduate in Spring 2017.

Spring 2017 Substance Abuse Lecture

Date:  Wednesday, February 1

Time: 5:20 – 6:20 pm    *Please note:  ARRIVE EARLY to sign in – there will be no admittance after 5:20 pm.

Location:  McDowell Law Center Room 160

Your attendance is verified by your signing the attendance sheet as you enter the lecture.  Doors will open at 5:00 pm, and no one is admitted after the lecture has begun.  Akron Law hosts this free lecture twice each year, at the beginning of the spring and fall semesters.

If you have any questions, please email Mary Cooke at

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Upcoming Ohio Bar Exam Deadlines for May 2017 Grads

Upcoming Ohio Bar Deadlines


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

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