Reminder Akron Law Town Hall Meeting September 3, 2014

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Interested in learning more about a legal career in the Marine Corps? Come to an info session on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 12:20 – all students welcome!

CPPO Workshop Sign - US Marine JAG  2014 11x17

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Akron Law – Emergency Action Guidelines

Have you noticed these signs throughout the building? (click to enlarge)

Akron Law Emergency Action Guidelines

Akron Law Emergency Action Guidelines

These signs will give you the most important details on how to respond efficiently and effectively in the event of an emergency. They cover a number of emergencies such as fire, medical, power outage, hazardous materials, bomb threat, active shooter or violent incident, and tornado.

The University of Akron Emergency Management team’s goal is to integrate emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation for a number of hazards, both manmade and natural disasters, into the daily operations at the University of Akron. As a Disaster Resistant University, the University of Akron promotes a disaster resistant culture on campus through education, mitigation projects, and well-practiced emergency plans and procedures. By working towards these goals we can feel confident about the continuity of the business of education and research, in the event of emergencies or disasters.

There is one of these signs posted in every classroom, as well as in general areas of the building such as the student lounge and law library.

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Akron Law will co-sponsor cutting edge seminar on “The Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Relationships”

Akron Law will co-sponsor cutting edge seminar on “The Social and Legal Implications of Same Sex Relationships”.
This program, which will examine the practical legal issues for same sex couples arising out of everyday life including divorce, adoption, probate and child development, is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort of the local family courts (domestic relations, probate, and juvenile), the judges of those courts, law professors, family development experts, social workers, and psychologists, and the practicing bar. During the program, experts from these areas will grapple with emerging and complex issues surrounding those involved in same sex relationships.

The program will take place on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. at the Quaker Station in Akron, OH. Stephanie Coontz, a nationally recognized and award-winning author who is known for her willingness to challenge the historical narrative of traditional families and institutions, will offer the keynote address. Ms. Coontz’ books have been published in twelve languages and she has authored articles for inclusion in publications such as the New York Times and Journal of Marriage and Family. Stephanie makes regular television and radio appearances to discuss her areas of expertise. A complete schedule and list of speakers can be viewed at

To register online, go to You may also register by calling Michele Novachek at The University of Akron School of Law at 330-972-6363 or via e-mail at Special student pricing is available.

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Keep your profiles up-to-date on Westlaw and LexisNexis

At least once-a-year law students should update their profiles on Lexis and Westlaw.  Follow the instructions below to access your profiles.  Check your e-mail address and make sure it is the correct address.   The faculty may use the e-mail function in TWEN or Lexis Web Course to send e-mails to their students, but if your address is not correct, you will not receive the e-mail.  Also, verify your graduation date.  You do not want your passwords to expire prematurely.

Here is how you can update your profile on Westlaw and Lexis.

For Westlaw: Log into Westlaw and on the left side of the page next to your name is the UPDATE link.  Click on that link to update your profile.

For Lexis: Log into LexisNexis and under the Settings link at the top right corner, click on My Lexis.

Questions?  Contact Lynn Lenart, 330-972-6357, , office 269, Law Library, second floor.

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