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 http://www.uakron.edu/law/continuinged/families-communities-interdisciplinary-seminar-schedule.dot.

To register online, go to http://www.uakron.edu/law/continuinged/families-and-communities-interdisciplinary-seminar.dot. 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 manovac@uakron.edu. 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 http://lawschool.westlaw.com/ 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 http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/ and under the Settings link at the top right corner, click on My Lexis.

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

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Substance Abuse Lecture, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – One-Hour Required by Ohio Bar

The University of Akron School of Law
Substance Abuse Lecture

All students are REQUIRED to take a one-hour substance abuse lecture before they are permitted to take the Bar Exam in the State of Ohio.

FREE substance abuse lectures are offered to the entire law student body (not just for graduating students) only ONCE during the fall semester and ONCE during the spring semester.

Please plan to attend the next Substance Abuse Lecture on:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5:15 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.

Room 165

No R.S.V.P. Necessary
Each Session Begins and Ends Promptly

Attorney Scott R. Mote,
Executive Director

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP)


A certificate from a law school or a continuing legal education sponsor, certifying that the applicant has received at least one hour of instruction on substance abuse, including causes, prevention, detection, and treatment alterna-tives. Substance abuse instruction that is provided by a continuing legal education sponsor qualifies under this section only if it has been accredited by the Commission on Continuing Legal Education as an approved sub-stance abuse activity under Gov. Bar R. X.

The next Substance Abuse Lecture will be offered:
Spring 2015

Contact Director, Student Services, Ivy K. Banks, Esq. ikw1@uakron.edu.

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Email Correspondence

The University of Akron School of Law must comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA). As such, PLEASE NOTE: All communications sent by the University of Akron and the University of Akron School of Law will be sent ONLY to your UANet (zips.uakron.edu) email account.  Due to FERPA restrictions, we cannot respond to emails received from any other email account.  Please regularly check your UA email account and correspond with our office with only your UANet email.


We greatly appreciate your cooperation and attention to this important matter.


-        The Office of Academic Affairs

-        The Office of Student Services

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Ride Akron’s Metro RTA buses for FREE!

University of Akron students and employees can now ride Akron’s Metro RTA buses for free with a valid ZipCard! 

Click here for more details on the “MetroZip” program.


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