Thank You from IPTLA

IPTLA Fundraiser Success

The Intellectual Property & Technology Law Association would like to thank all of the students and faculty who participated and advocated for our recent Chipotle fundraiser. We are thrilled to report that we collectively raised $211.69!!

Special thanks to Nancy Chawla for her efforts organizing this fundraiser!

– Jessica Fross, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Association – President

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Free Performance of “The Andersonville Trial”

The Akron Bar Association, in partnership with the Canton based Courthouse Players, are offering a FREE performance of “The Andersonville Trial” on Friday, May 8, 2015, a performance based on the real-life 1865 trial in Washington D.C. This autumn marks the 150th anniversary of the lengthy, infamous war crimes trial held in what was then known as the federal Court of Claims. Defendant and Swiss immigrant, German accented confederate Captain Henry Wirz, was the commander of an overcrowded, under supplied and brutal prisoner of war camp in Georgia, where over 14,000 Union soldiers died in just over a year from starvation, disease and exposure.

The Andersonville Trial tells the story of the only person tried for war crimes at the conclusion of the Civil War. The theme of this powerful play, written by Saul Levitt, questions the moral obligations to disobey orders when inhumane conditions exist.

Details and online registration. 


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OASP and Sum & Substance – Circulation and Fine Changes for Finals

The circulation period and overdue fines for OASP and Sum and Substance materials will change for Reading Period and Finals. Starting on Friday, April 24, these materials will circulate for only 1 day (instead of 72 hours) and no renewals will be allowed. Overdue fines for these materials will increase from $1.00 per day to $5.00 per day.

These changes provide access to the materials for a greater number of students. If you have questions regarding these changes please stop by the Circulation Desk and ask to speak with Ms. Nevins or a librarian.

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Class Gift Update

The 2015 Class Gift is in full swing, and there is still time to give! The Student Emergency Fund is quickly growing with generous gifts from the Class of 2015. Your support of this fund is sure to make a difference in the lives of Akron Law students who are in need of assistance!

Thanks to all who have contributed to so far:

• Rebecca Advent
• Daniel Boyer
• Justin Burns
• Nancy Chawla
• Hillary Conidi
• Brian Hennessy
• Thomas R. Houlihan
• Thomas Kamenitsa
• Rachel Kennedy
• Ellen Linz
• Jill Machniak-Gallagher
• Jennifer Mattis Taylor
• Amanda Miller
• Catherine Nagy
• Lisa Owings
• Marcus Pryor
• Bill Ryan
• Mary C. Simballa
• Tabitha Stearns
• Michael Tipton
• Jac Tomasello
• Deanna Tuttle

We are grateful for your support!

Donors will be recognized for their contributions on the 2014-15 Honor Roll of Donors and in the Class of 2015 graduation packet.
Thank you for your consideration and support of this important cause!
For any questions or concerns, please contact Lia Thompson at or by phone at (330) 972-5298.

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Summer 2015 Graduate Mediation Training

Offered By The University of Akron Center for Family Studies

Courses may be applicable to your law degree. If you are a non-joint degree student, find out how  here:

Seminar: General Mediation Training
(12 hours) 1 credit hour
Class # 11596 Graduate 7400:585:008

Monday, May 18, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Seminar: Divorce Mediation Training
(40 hours) 3 credit hours
Class # 14788 Graduate 7400:585:007

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Friday, May 29, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM

REGISTRATION for Current University of Akron Students: The mediation courses are considered Summer 2015 classes and tuition will charged to Summer semester. Current students should register via
their MY AKRON accounts. Search for classes using the course numbers listed above.

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