Law School Softball Team — Wilson’s Warriors

The Law School is looking to have a co-ed softball team this summer.  Dean Wilson will lead the charge and Prof. Spring will help with the administrative functions.    Games will be on Tuesdays.    There is one division available, with games times either 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30pm. The University Intramural Office requires teams to be available to play at any of those times – playing times will vary week-to-week for teams, to allow for different opponent match-ups. We need a big group of potential players due to vacations, conflicts, etc.

The Intramural Office strictly enforces its rules and someone cannot just show up and play.  If you want to play you need to be on the roster and meet the eligibility requirements (set out below) by May 25, 2016.

If you want to play please email and indicate your relative level of experience.  All eligible law students are welcome.  We have been competitive (the league isn’t that good) with a mix of talent and experience in the past.  It is good fun that is very collegial and it is hoped that we will have plenty of participants to field a team.  The eligibility standards are:

  1. a) Students enrolled in summer classes, in at least one on-campus (1) credit in any academic summer session(s).
    b) Students not enrolled in summer classes, but who have purchased a full SRWS Membership for the summer.
    c) Students not enrolled in summer classes, but who are returning for Fall 2016 credits (and were also previously enrolled in Spring 2016) who purchase a Summer Intramural Pass for $5 from the SRWC Front Desk.
    d) Full-time Staff/Faculty.


NOTE: Students who graduate May 2016, or incoming students new to UA for Fall 2016, are NOT be eligible to participate.

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Paid position with Akron Law Clinic Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) grant

The legal clinic seeks a paid student to work with its new Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) grant. The grant will assist youth (14-24) involved in the justice system to find jobs and housing. The student must commit to up to 6 hours per week. The student would be responsible for the administrative support of the grant. If you are interested in the position, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Professor Joann Sahl,, by May 23, 2016.

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A Few Spots Left in the Domestic Relations Court Clinic

Our new Domestic Relations Court Clinic was featured in a video news story by the Ohio Supreme Court News. The link shows the terrific experience Akron Law students had representing clients in family law cases in Domestic Relations Court.

Check out the video here:Law Students Help Low-Income Clients in Domestic Relations Court

There are still a few spots available in the DR Court Clinic for both Summer and Fall for students interested in this unique opportunity to develop civil litigation skills. You get to handle the cases yourself, under the direction and supervision of a practicing attorney, developing legal skills of client counseling and argumentation that are invaluable to building your legal skill set and attracting future employers.

Students must be eligible for their State of Ohio Internship Certificate, which requires completion of 58 credits. Students must also have taken Family Law, Juvenile Law, or Family Law Practicum, or have other related family law experience such as clerking in a family law practice. If interested, contact Professor Tracy Thomas at for approval and registration.

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CQE Clinic Volunteer Training is Friday, May 20, 4:30pm – 6pm

Our next free Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic is Saturday, May 21, 2016!  We’re very excited to be providing opportunities for ex-offenders in Summit County to take a step toward gaining employment and independence!

We are looking for students to volunteer from 8:00am-12:45pm on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  The clinic will be held at the Woodland United Methodist Church (444 N. Hawkins Ave, Akron, Oh 44313). The time you volunteer can be applied toward your graduation requirement as pro bono limited means hours.

There will be a mandatory volunteer training on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 4:30-6:00pm. The time you’re at training will count toward your pro bono limited means hours as well.

If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, please e-mail Brittany at You can also learn more about the clinic at our website:


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2016 Class Gift: Have You Contributed to the Class Gift Yet?

Remember, everyone who contributes to the Student Emergency Fund will be recognized in the Graduation Packet, which will be distributed at Commencement. Similarly, those who contribute will also be recognized on the Akron Law Honor Roll of Donors, which is distributed annually to all alumni.

Again, this is our, the Class of 2016, way of leaving the Akron Law community in a far better place than when we started. There is no time commitment, or a huge monetary commitment for that matter. We are simply asking you to give what you can and ask a colleague to do the same. Donating to the Fund is just as simple. One can donate by: (a) check payable to UA School of Law, with “Student Emergency Fund” noted on the memo line; (b) completing a credit card donation form; or (c) giving online at Please direct checks or credit card payments to the attention of Lia Evans, Director of Alumni and Development, at the School of Law. If giving online, follow the link and click “Gift a Gift” under the Law heading. Please be sure to direct the gift to the “Student Emergency Fund.”

The deadline was April 29, but because we are getting this notice out later than usual, students will have until the week before graduation to contribute to the Fund to get their names placed in the Graduation Packet at Commencement.

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