International Business Transactions and Conflict of Laws will definitely be offered next semester

To: Upper Division Students

We understand there is some concern that the law school may not be offering two of our international-related courses next semester due to possible low enrollments, so several of you have either dropped the courses or changed your plans to enroll. That concern is unfounded. The law school is committed to strengthening international law and business as a major center of excellence. We will definitely be offering both Interstate Practice: Conflict of Laws (which involves conflict of laws across both state and international boundaries and is also a subject tested on many bar examinations outside of Ohio) and International Business Transactions. In fact, we expect to supplement these offerings going forward with additional courses and working with law schools in Asia, Canada, and possibly even Europe. This is the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and work closely with faculty members who can prepare you for an international career either here in Ohio, across the U.S., or around the world. If you are interested in these areas, we urge you to register for this course is a soon as possible.

Bill Jordan
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and C. Blake McDowell Prof. of Law
University of Akron School of Law

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OASP and Sum & Substance- Circulation Changes for Finals

The circulation period and overdue fines for OASP and Sum and Substance materials will change for Reading Period and Finals. Starting on Saturday, Nov. 29, these materials will circulate for only 1 day (instead of 72 hours) and no renewals will be allowed.  Overdue fines for these materials will increase from $1.00 per day to $5.00 per day.

These changes provide access to the materials for a greater number of students. If you have questions regarding these changes please stop by the Circulation Desk and ask to speak with Ms. Nevins or a librarian.

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Shhh! Law Students are Studying . . .

It is the time of the semester when students are writing papers and preparing for exams.  Please be courteous of your fellow students and help control the noise level throughout the Law Library.  Please put your cell phones and pagers on vibrate and conduct quiet phone conversations either outside of the Law Library or near the Law Library restrooms.  If you listen to any form of audio, use headphones and keep the volume low.  Please limit conversations in open study areas and if you want to work in a group, please use a study room.  When using group study rooms please be respectful of your neighbors and keep discussions under control, the walls are not soundproof.  Thank you.

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CALI Authorization Code for Law Students

The Computer Assisted Legal Instructions (CALI) lessons are a valuable resource that you may wish to use to review or reinforce material covered in class.

To use the lessons you will need to register on the CALI site and enter our law school’s authorization code.  Here are the instructions for obtaining the School of Law CALI authorization code and accessing the CALI lessons:

1. Click on this link and enter your UAnet ID and university password.

2. A PDF document will open with Akron’s CALI authorization code and additional instructions on accessing the CALI website.

3. Go to CALI’s website ( ) and click on “Create New Account.”   Follow the instructions on that web page and enter the CALI authorization code when prompted. Use your University email address.

You will need to use this authorization code the first time you register.   During the registration process you create a custom password. In subsequent visits to use the lessons, you will just enter your email address and your custom password.

Please do not give The University of Akron School of Law CALI authorization code to anyone outside of this law school.  The University of Akron is a member of the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction and therefore has a license to the CALI exercises.

Questions? Please contact the Law Library at 330-972-7330 and ask to speak to a librarian.

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School of Law Sample Exams

The University of Akron School of Law sample exams are available online through Springboard. Log on to Springboard using your UANet ID and Password and follow the link for Law School Sample Exams – Ongoing.

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