Invitation – Director of Admissions interviews next week

Dear Students:

We are in the final stages of hiring a Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.    The hiring committee screened over 60 applications for the position and conducted initial interviews of nearly 10 candidates.   We have narrowed the pool down to four finalists, and have invited them to campus next week.

Given the importance of this position to the law school community, we would like to all students with an opportunity to meet the candidates and provide feedback.  As such, we have asked each candidate to give a short presentation/Q&A session (30 minutes) about how s/he would recruit students to the University of Akron School of Law.  To the extent that you are interested in making your voice heard,  we invite you to attend these events.  The schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 2nd – James Bowers     Room L151

10:15-10:45 am   Open Presentation with students, faculty, and staff

Tuesday, March 3rd – Nolan James     Room L165

3:15-3:45 pm        Open Presentation with students, faculty, and staff

Wednesday, March 4th – Anne Hanson     Room L151

10:30-11:00 am   Open Presentation with students, faculty, and staff

Wednesday, March 4th – Alexa Doutt     Room L151

2:45-3:15 pm    Open Presentation with students, faculty, and staff

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.

Best regards,

Dean Wilson

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Earn Pro Bono Hours at Haven of Rest with JLSA

Jewish Law Students Association Community Service Event

Sunday March 1st from 9:00-12:00 pm — 3 Hours of Pro Bono

Please join us for our JLSA Community Service event on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Haven of Rest located at 175 East Market Street, Akron, OH 44308.

Your volunteer experience can be applied to your required limited-means community service hours.

Please contact Rachel-Alia Elbaz at with any questions.

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Class rankings are now available in two locations:

  • The glass display case on the north wall in the West Hall Student Lounge

Note:  For website access, you may need to authenticate with your secured UAnetID and password.


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Deadline for Ireland/Wales Study Abroad is Approaching

The deadline to apply for the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law (UMKC) IRELAND/WALES STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM is fast approaching. The program runs from May 17, 2015 through June 12, 2015.

The early application deadline is February 28, 2015. Meeting this deadline will allow you to pay a deposit of $150 with your application to hold a seat. A second deposit of $450 is due March 2, 2015. If you apply after February 28, 2015 you will need to provide a $600 deposit with your application. The balance of $4,600 is due April 15, 2015 via a post-dated check for May 22, 2015 made payable to UMKC. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL APRIL 15, 2015. All the supporting documentation must be received by UMKC by May 8, 2015. I DO NOT RECOMMEND WAITING UNTIL APRIL 15TH TO APPLY because of all the paperwork that must be completed, especially if you will be applying for financial aid.

For information about the program please visit

If you decide to participate in the program you will need to complete the following permission form and submit it electronically to The University of Akron School of Law Director of Student Services:

Once your request to assume visiting status is approved, The University of Akron School of Law Students Services Office will submit a letter to you and to the UMKC Ireland/Wales Program Coordinator, Libby Johnson. You will need this letter as part of your application materials for UMKC.

The UMKC application and the checklist of other required documents can be found at

If you have questions about summer financial aid or if you want to request a 2015 summer aid application form, please contact Cora Moretta at in our Financial Aid Department.

I hope you can make it to Ireland and Wales to study with me and members of the UMKC faculty. Please contact the Program Coordinator Libby Johnson at or 816.235.1584 if you have questions about the program. You can also reach me at or 330.972.7960.

Prof. Cole

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March 7 Public Interest Auction – tickets go on sale Monday

It’s that time of year again! Your Student Bar Association has been planning tirelessly to make this year’s Public Interest Auction a memorable and beneficial night for students, faculty, and local attorneys. This year’s auction will feature over 50 items in both a live and silent auction, a live auctioneer, light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

Student and faculty tickets are $10 per attendee and will be available in the Student Lounge starting Monday Feb. 23 through Friday Mar. 6 and at the door. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.

The Auction will be held on Saturday March 7 from 6-9pm at the FirstMerit Club Level on the 5th Floor of the InfoCision Stadium press tower.

As a reminder, any student who wishes to receive distributions from Public Interest Stipend MUST attend the Auction. If you want to be considered, you must attend. Please direct any questions to Dan Boyer at or ask your SBA Class Representatives.

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