May 2015 Graduation Applications Due November 1, 2014

All students planning to graduate at the end of the spring 2015 semester must complete a graduation application no later than November 1, 2014.


Law students must apply for graduation through My Akron.  Step-by-step instructions also located at My Akron.

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December Grads – Dinner with Dean Wilson – today!

Monday, October 20 – 2014 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Room L-165

What comes after graduation?  Come and find out!

Brief remarks from Dean Wilson, and information about how Akron Law can help you prepare for the bar exam and beyond.

RSVP here

Questions:  Nancy Reeves –

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Akron Law Fall Festival

Take a break and have some family fun at the Akron Law Fall Festival

Fall Festival 2014

Tuesday, October 28
5:00 – 7:00 pm
See you then!

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Mentor Program with the Ohio Women’s Bar Association!

Dear Law Students,
It is time to join the OWBA Mentoring Program. Our program is organized into “Circles,” much like Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Circles. Each Mentoring Circle will consist of approximately 1-3 mentors to approximately 8-12 mentees. This allows mentees to have exposure to the influence, experience and wisdom of more than one seasoned OWBA mentor, making the program more interesting and rewarding to the mentees and allowing them to explore more fields of practice within a single mentoring year. It also aids the mentors in their service to their mentees, removing the pressure to come up with interesting, one-on-one activities for their individual mentees. Mentors in the same geographic areas can work together to offer dynamic programs to their mentee “Circle.”

The Circle will meet monthly between January and April, at meetings organized by the mentors. Mentors are responsible for selecting the topic and location for each meeting. Mentors can invite guest speakers or lead the discussion themselves. Mentors and mentees could also attend an OWBA event together.

So what is missing? YOU!
We are currently recruiting mentors AND mentees for the program.

Please join us in this valuable program.
Deadline for applications is November 27th. In early December we will hold a telephone conference call with mentors to discuss the details of the program and provide some very specific guidance in organizing the meetings for your Circle. The Circles are to begin in the middle of January when students return to school.

Mentee Application can be found here:

OWBA Mentoring Committee
Elyse Akhbari, Stephanie Bowman, Melinda Burton, Stephanie Chmiel, Katherine Decker, Ann Hunt, Lisa Orlando, Denise Platfoot-Lacey, Catey Peters, Grace Royalty and Kate Wexler

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Spring 2015 Advanced Legal Applications

The Spring Advanced Legal Applications course is offered first to students graduating in May 2015 that are required to take the course. Registration will take place after the November 1st graduation application deadline to insure that all students intending to graduate have applied for graduation. Once all required students are registered for the course then any remaining seats will be registered on a first-come, first-serve basis from the waitlist. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for the Spring offering, please email Misty D. Franklin at indicating which sections’ waitlist you would like to be placed.

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