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.    The first session of intramural softball was scrubbed because there were not enough teams but session two starts next week.  Games will be at either 7 or 8 pm on Tuesdays for the next six weeks.  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) before the first game.  If you want to play please email gspring@uakron.edu and indicate your relative level of experience.  We have been competitive (the league isn’t that good) with a mix of talent and experience in the past and everyone is welcome.  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:

Students enrolled in summer classes, in at least one (1) credit in any academic summer session(s)

Students not enrolled in summer classes, but who have purchased a full SRWC Membership for the summer

Students not enrolled in summer classes, but who are returning for Fall 2015 credits (and were also enrolled in Spring 2015) who purchase a Summer Intramural Pass for $5

Full-time Staff/Faculty

NOTE: Students who graduated May 2015, or incoming students new to UA for Fall 2015, will NOT be eligible to participate.

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All students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to a cookout tomorrow!

2015 0617 Bar Takers Cookout

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Correction: Law Review Write-On Competition begins Friday, MAY 29

You did not miss the Write-On Competition!

Students with a cumulative law school GPA of 2.6 or higher may compete for a position on the Akron Law Review if they do not receive an invitation based upon their grades alone.

The Akron Law Review Write-On Competition will begin on Friday, May 29 at 9:00am. You will download the course on TWEN, where you will find instructions, the prompt, and sources, as this is a closed research competition. Anyone with questions should email the Executive Editor of Student Writing Sean Steward at srs95@zips.uakron.edu.

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Start of Summer 2015 Classes

We hope that everyone has been enjoying their break after exams.  We just wanted to remind everyone that due to the Memorial Day holiday the following classes begin on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.   All classes that are scheduled to meet Monday/Wednesday/Friday will meet next week only on Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday.

  • All Clinical Seminar courses
  • Intellectual Property Clinic
  • Basic Business Associations
  • Secured Transactions
  • Oil & Gas

Immigration Law will meet on the following Saturdays: June 27, and July 11, 18 and 25, 2015.  Classes are from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Please enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!

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Gay/Straight Law Alliance: Call for Officers

GSLA is seeking an executive board for 2015-2016. If you are interested, please email Mary Beth Clemons at mec61@zips.uakron.edu.

GSLA strives to provide the law school community with a forum in which students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni may come together to discuss legal issues relevant to gay, bisexual, and trans-gendered people. GSLA is also committed to supporting community organizations with similar goals as well as providing educational resources to the school of law community.

In the coming year, GSLA hopes to

  • assess University and Law School policies for LGBT equality and inclusivity
  • take part in LGBT community events, the first of which will be the Game Change 2 conference, which GSLA hopes to assist CANAPI in spreading the word
  • provide opportunities for community service/pro bono service to LGBT community organizations
  • assist the law school admissions team with recruiting LGBT students

If you are interested in becoming an officer or signing up for GSLA’s new email-list, please email Mary Beth at mec61@zips.uakron.edu.

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