Important Building Announcements

Building Hours/Access

 First, we are changing our building hours to 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please note that these are just the hours that the doors are unlocked; you will still have 24/7 access by using your ZIPCard to access Door Number 1 (the card reader is on a separate post in front of the door on the left). Door Number 1 is to the left of the entrance we used this past year—that entrance is now locked. For those of you who are taking classes this summer, please be sure that you keep your ZIPCard with you if you happen to step outside during breaks.

The University of Akron: A Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Campus

As you may have heard, The University of Akron—in keeping with its goal of being a healthy and respectful campus—is becoming a completely smoke-free and tobacco-free campus beginning on July 1. This means that the use of any product that contains tobacco or nicotine is prohibited on all University grounds, including in vehicles parked on University grounds. This prohibition applies to all on campus, including faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

The University has a website available where you can learn more about the upcoming change and about the University’s offerings for students and employees who wish to quit smoking or using tobacco. You can learn more at If you wish to smoke, you are welcome to do so on sidewalks on public streets (although the University requests that, to remain good neighbors with our community, you refrain from tobacco use in the areas adjacent to University property). The map below is of the nearest location to the law building where you would be permitted to smoke.

Please contact Dean Fuller or Dean Oldfield if you have any questions.

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Scholarship Opportunity

The Reeves Law Group is offering a scholarship to future law students in their senior undergrad year, and students currently in law school. Each year, The Reeves Law Group awards a scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who delivers a winning presentation or authors a winning essay in our annual scholarship contest. This year’s scholarship award amount is $3000.

We ask the students to tell us about their genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. Last year we had a wonderful response.This year we have increased our scholarship award amount and would like to give more students the opportunity to participate.

The full eligibility details and entry requirements for our $3,000 scholarship can be found at

  •     Application Deadline: The deadline for this scholarship is December 15th, 2017.
  •     Open to: Undergrads in their senior year, and current law school students
  •     How to apply: Apply online by email

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

Thank you so much for your time.


Matthew Judd

Public Relations


Cell: 212-470-7322


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Rescheduling Summer 1st 5 week Exams

Summer 2017 1st 5 week exams are: Friday, June 30, 2017

If you need to reschedule a summer exam, you must submit a Rescheduling Form to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.  These must be approved.



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ESL – International Student Accommodation – 1st 5 week Summer 2017

  • International students for whom English is a second language may receive up to 50% additional time on School of Law exams and may also request exam usage of a native language translation dictionary.
  • Students should request additional time and or use of dictionaries for both midterms and finals through Students Services at the School of Law and by completing the International Student Exam Accommodation Request Form and submitting it to the Assistant Dean of Global Engagement Patrick Gaughan.
  • All Accommodation Request Forms must be submitted at least two weeks before an examination and require approval from the Office of Student Services and the course professor.  Accommodation of each type is discretionary only.
  • Translation dictionaries are not provided by the Office of Student Services.  The dictionary may not contain additional writing.
  • The School of Law faculty strongly encourages international students for whom English is a second language to gradually take law school exams without any additional time in preparation for the bar examination.

If you intend to request accommodations for your exams on Friday, June 30, 2017, you must complete the International Student Exam Accommodation Request Form and submit it to  Assistant Director Misty Franklin by Monday, June 19, 2017, due to Assistant Dean Gaughan’s summer schedule.

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Test Accommodations – 1st 5 Week Summer 2017 Session

Students if you have registered with the Office of Accessibility to receive accommodations during the Summer 2017 – 1st 5 week session and intend to use your approved accommodations for your exams on Friday, June 30, 2017, you must complete the  Special Exam Accommodations Request Form and submit it to Assistant Director of Student Affairs Misty Franklin by Monday, June 19, 2017.  This form must be received in order to make the necessary arrangements for exams.

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