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

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

Read More

Law Review Write-On Competition begins Friday, March 29

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

Read More

Dean Wilson seeks research assistant for the summer – deadline to apply is May 31st

Akron, OH – Research Assistant – Akron Law Dean Wilson

Overview:  Dean Wilson seeks an organized and motivated research assistant for the summer.   The position will involve several projects related to Asian law.  Work may be sporadic, but will entail about 10 hours per week.   Work may be performed remotely.

How to apply: Interested parties should email a cover letter and a resume to

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Read More

Post-Graduation Use of Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg Law

Lexis Advance

Graduating students automatically have access to Lexis Advance through the end of December 2015.  Just continue to use the same username and password you used in law school while you study for the bar exam, research employers and prepare to start your career. You’ll also have access to exclusive resources related to the transition from law school to employment.   Graduates conducting verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work may sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program. This program provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s Citation Service and Matthew Bender treatises to graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work.  Please contact our Lexis Account Representative, Jennifer Durkin, at, if you have any questions.



Graduating students can extend access for 6 months after graduation by registering for Grad Elite at  Registered graduates will retain full Westlaw access for 60 hours through November 30, 2015.  If you fail to extend your password you are restricted to 10 hours per month and it will expire in August.  All graduates will also automatically retain access to and a number of career-related databases for 18 months following graduation.  Please contact our West Academic Account Manager, Brooke Stokke, at, if you have any questions.


Bloomberg Law

Graduates automatically keep full access to Bloomberg Law through their individual account for six months following graduation.  Please contact our Bloomberg Law School Relationship Manager, Chris Bartkowski, at, if you have any questions.

Read More

Grade Posting

Spring 2015 Degree Candidate grades are now available for viewing via your MyAkron account.

All remaining students will be able to view their grades beginning on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Read More