Group Study Rooms Available in Bierce Library

Bierce Library (centrally located on campus, directly between Central Hower and the Student Union) has a total of 39 group study rooms.  The rooms are available for individual or group study.  The maximum capacity for most of the rooms is four students but about six of the rooms will accommodate 6 or more students.

The group study rooms at Bierce are not locked, so anyone can go into a room that is not occupied.  Bierce has an online booking system for their group study rooms,  Each student is permitted to reserve a group study room for up to 6 hours per day.  The rooms can be reserved in 30 minute blocks.  The booking system will allow students to book rooms in advance for the whole semester although students do have to book each room a day at a time.

Since the study rooms are not locked sometimes someone else will be using a room that has been reserved.  When that happens the student who has reserved the room can ask the person to leave or they can go to the circulation desk and ask a member of the library staff to ask the person to leave.

Here is a link to the web page with information about the group study rooms at Bierce:  The web page includes the links the students can use to book the rooms.  These rooms are available to any students on campus.

Many thanks to Kyle Passmore in the Law Library for providing this information!

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“Intellectual Property For Business, Why it Matters” Presented by Black McCuskey – all students invited and encouraged to attend!

Intellectual Property Business Seminar Flyer 2016 - Black McCuskey

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CQE Clinic Volunteer Training – Friday, September 9, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Our next free Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic is Saturday, September 10, 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, September 10, 2016.  The clinic will be held at the Akron Alliance Fellowship Church [688 Diagonal Rd, Akron, OH 44320]. 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, September 9, 2016 from 4:30-6:00pm for first timers. The time you are at training will count towards your pro bono limited means hours as well. For those who have completed the training once before, you are more than welcome to attend the training for a refresher. However, you may not count the training towards your pro bono limited means hours again.

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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Important Ohio Bar Info for Students who began law school in Fall 2015

All 2nd Year Full-Time & Part-Time Students:  those who began law school in Fall 2015

If you plan to take the Ohio Bar Exam, your first application, the Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission must be received in the Office of Bar Admissions at the Supreme Court of Ohio by November 15, 2016.

Please visit here for the calendar of deadlines, and here to access the application.

Here is a short video (about 1 minute) on what you need to do for this first application: 2L First Application for Ohio Bar Admissions

Law Student Services will provide: 

(1) The “Certificate of Dean” that is prepared by Student Services to include with your application.  Please complete the information  here by September 15, 2016 to request that a Certificate of Dean be prepared for you. 

(2) An official fingerprint card – you will need to make an appointment to get fingerprinted – information will be on a memo with the card.

What you need to do now:

(3) Request a hard copy of your transcript from your undergrad institution to be sent to you to include with your application.

(2) Plan to attend the Bar Admissions Workshop on Thursday, September 1, from 5:15 – 6:15 pm in the Goodyear Auditorium, Room 229 in the Polymer Building (the building just east of the law school).  The Director of the Ohio Supreme Court Office of Bar Admissions will tell you how to complete your application and answer your questions.

 *Please complete the Certificate of Dean information at this link before September 15, 2016. 

If you have any questions, please contact Student Services at


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Fall 2016 Course Add/Drop Dates

Fall 2016 Course Add/Drop Dates 

Last Day to add without signatures: September 6, 2016
Last Day to add with Instructor and Asst. Dean signatures end on: September 12, 2016
Last Day to add LAW Classes: September 12, 2016
Last Day to Drop without “WD” appearing on academic record: September 12, 2016
Last Day to drop with Instructor and Assoc. Dean signatures: October 17, 2016
Last Day for Law Students to Withdraw from Classes: October 17, 2016



 If you withdraw from class(es), you may receive a partial refund. Partial refunds are determined by the date of class withdrawal. If you drop a class on a class day, it is considered a completed day for the purposes of the refund calculation.

Important Note: Days are measured in actual days, NOT business day. All refund calculations are determined by class length percentage, not by class meetings attended or class meetings percentage. Class length is defined as the number of days between and including the first day of classes and the last instructional day of any given term/session (including weekend days and holidays).  Short classes are prorated based on class length and time before withdrawal. It may be necessary for you to drop the class before the class start date in order to receive a full refund.

If you have questions regarding your refunds please contact:

  • Student Accounts/Bursar: 330-972-5100
  • Financial Aid: 330-972-7032

For additional information please visit: accounts/refunds


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