CQE Clinic Volunteer Training – Friday, October 27 4:30pm – 6pm

Our next free Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic is Saturday, October 28, 2017!  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 9:15am-1:00pm on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The clinic will be held at the Akron-Summit County Public Library [60 S. High St., Akron, OH 44308]. 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, October 28, 2017 from 4:30-6:00pm for first timers. Location of the training will be announced the week of the clinic. 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 bfw7@zips.uakron.edu. You can also learn more about the clinic at our website: http://www.uakron.edu/law/clinical/cqe-clinic.dot.


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Federal Bar Association Scholarship Opportunity

Foundation of the FBA Announces the Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship

The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship. This new scholarship promotes the practice of federal law by awarding a scholarship of $5,000 to a law student attending an ABA accredited law school. The scholarship is named in honor of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association past president and founder of the Fellows program, Robert A. McNew.

The scholarship is awarded to a current law student who is a Federal Bar Association law student associate member in good standing. Applicants must submit an application, a personal essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline to submit the scholarship application and the required documentation to the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association is Thursday, Nov. 30.

Student memberships are relatively inexpensive — $20 per year, or $50 for the full three or four years of law school.  The application form is here:  http://www.fedbar.org/membershipapp.


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Come out and socialize with your Akron Law mates.

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The general body meeting will be from 5:15-6pm and Snack and Study will run directly afterwards.

Snack and Study is open to ALL STUDENTS. 1Ls are encouraged to attend.

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Come learn about Your Rights and the Fight to Vote!

Come and learn what Voting rights you currently have and Don’t have, and which ones are currently being challenged, at Local, State, and Federal Levels.  We’ll have a panel of experts on Election Law, both Locally and Federally. Learn how you can get involved, regardless of which way you land on the fight. Food will be provided for this important and timely community event, so bring a friend!

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