Constitutional Law Discussion Forum

The Presidential Election, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution will be the topic of the next Constitutional Law Forum on Tuesday, September 27th at 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. in room 140 at the McDowell Law Center. Please join us to express your opinions, listen to your colleagues, and debate the critically important constitutional issues that have arisen in this election. Moderated by Professor Emeritus Wilson Huhn and the Con Law Student Fellows. Pizza and soda will be provided.

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Exciting Entrepreneurship Opportunity for 1L or 2L student!

Exciting opportunity for 1L or 2L student with a science, business, or engineering background who may be interested in participating in an NSF entrepreneurial project with the School of Biomedical Engineering to design of a multi-function, noninvasive Gerontechnology kiosk that enables older adults (age 60+) to monitor and diagnose an array of physical ailments inside of a single structure, such as diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, fragility fractures (hip, wrist and spine fractures), using heart monitor, respirator, ultra sound imaging, blood pressure gauge, and nanotechnology. You will be working with an engineering student first to conduct market research to determine the viability of the proposal and potential customers, such as NASA, biomedical equipment manufacturers, nursing homes etc. Your role will be to meet with potential equipment manufacturers to determine the legal and IP issues related to product integration, licensing and risk assessment.

Your time commitment under the I-Corp program would require you be present at interactive meetings to present findings Fridays from noon -2:00 for 7 weeks on October 7, 21, Nov 4,11, and 18. If this project is selected for funding, the selected student will be eligible for the next phase which is product design and implementation and could result in a patented product for commercialization.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Professor Andrea Johnson ASAP:

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ASP Essay Exam Strategy Workshop

Join us to get helpful tips on how to approach the essay questions on your upcoming exams.  We will discuss issue spotting, essay structure, and strategies for getting the most points out of each essay.

The workshop will be held on Monday, September 26, from 5:15 to 6:15 in L 140.

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Ohio Bar Admissions – Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission

If you

  • Are in your second year (or later) of law school and plan to take the Ohio Bar exam, and
  • You have not yet submitted your first application for admission to the Ohio Bar (the “Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission” found on this webpage), and
  • You have not yet completed the information questionnaire for us to prepare your Certificate of Dean,
  • Please Keep Reading!

You have until November 15, 2016 to submit this first application to the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions Office.

As part of this application, you will need a Certificate of Dean as well as a Fingerprint Card from Akron Law Student Services.  In addition, you need to request an official undergraduate transcript confirming receipt of your Bachelor’s Degree.

If you have not already done so, please complete this questionnaire before Friday, September 30, so we may accurately prepare your Certificate of Dean.

For those of you who have already submitted the questionnaire, you will receive an email confirming that your Certificate of Dean is ready to be picked up – we are planning to have your certificates ready on September 30 if you have already submitted the questionnaire.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Mary Cooke  (

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BLSA Upcoming Meetings

The next BLSA (Black Law Students Association) meeting is scheduled for October 5 at 12:15 p.m. Room TBA.

To all students (especially part-time students): if you are interested in attending BLSA General Body meetings but are not available during the lunch hour, please e-mail BLSA President, Hanne-lore Gambrell, at to let us know if you are available for meetings on Mondays at 5:15 (or another evening time). If there is enough interest, we are willing to offer 2 separate meeting times to accommodate all students.

BLSA is for all students, not just minority students. We encourage participation for anyone who may be interested!

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