Canned Immunity

Due to most classes switching to online formats, the L.A.W. executive board decided to move Canned Immunity onto a virtual platform once again!

The rules are still the same, $2 or 2 cans per ticket or $5 or 5 cans for three tickets. Tickets can be used to receive “immunity” from being called on in select classes. Email your ticket to your professor the day you want to use the ticket. One ticket may be used per class. Please see the list of participating professors and restrictions.

L.A.W. and Professors will be implementing the Honor Code on ticket usage. Due to COVID-19 there are many food insecure families in our area who need help. It would be shameful to take advantage of Canned Immunity.

PARTICIPATING PROFESSOR PREFERENCE LIST

No Restrictions:

  • Judge Oldfield
  • Prof. Belsky
  • Prof. Dessin
  • Prof. Lee
  • Prof. Lavoie
  • Prof. Spring

Restrictions:

  • Prof. Thomas – Con Law II, 1 ticket per person – Remedies, 1 ticket per assignment, per week.
  • Prof. Huryn & Prof. Fryan – except April 6th.

Thank you to the generous professors who have already donated and to those participating!

ONLINE DONATIONS

STEP 1: Go to http://give.akroncantonfoodbank.org/goto/CannedImmunity

STEP 2:  Click DONATE NOW!

STEP 3: Enter a specific amount ($2 per ticket, or $5 for three tickets)

STEP 4: Type your name AND Akron Law Email in “recognition name” then click NEXT!

STEP 5: Enter in your payment information!

STEP 6: Wait 24 hours for your virtual ticket(s) to be emailed to you!

STEP 7: Forward the email you received from L.A.W. (omm23@uakron.edu or dhb25@uakron.edu) to your professor on the day you intend to use it!

IN PERSON DONATIONS

STEP 1: Drop off your donations to the box in the law school.

STEP 2: Take a picture of your donation and send it to omm23@uakron.edu or dhb25@uakron.edu. Include your donation amount.

STEP 3: Wait 24 hours for your virtual ticket(s) to be emailed to you!

STEP 4: Forward the email you received from L.A.W. (omm23@uakron.edu or dhb25@uakron.edu) to your professor on the day you intend to use it!

QUESTIONS

Email Olivia Mullen omm23@uakron.edu or Dominie Burwell dhb25@uakron.edu.

Thank you for your donations! We hope to raise $500 for the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank!

The ABA SOGI Commission is now accepting applications for the LGBT Public Interest Scholarship for Summer/Fall 2021 through April 31, 2021.

This scholarship is aimed at recent law students and/or law school graduates studying for the Bar who are either LGBTQ+ or who will be working in the LGBTQ+ space doing public interest work which may include, but not be limited to, working for Community Based Organizations (“CBO’s”); Non-Governmental Organizations (“NGO’s); policy work in a governmental and/or non-governmental setting; doing academic research, teaching or the like; or any other type of program that helps to promote and protect the Rule of Law and the civil and human rights of LGBTQ+ persons.

The Scholarship will provide financial support to a first, second or third year law student, or recent law graduate to enable the student or recent law graduate to work in the LGBTQ+ public interest arena.

One or more scholarships of up to $5,000 each are awarded annually, subject to the availability of funds and the recommendation of the Commission’s Scholarship Committee. The objective is to award the first scholarship(s) in time for the recipient(s) to utilize the funds during Summer/Fall 2021.

Application Process:

  1. Complete application online.
  2. Also required:
    i. Current resume
    ii. Law School Transcript
    iii. Personal statement; not exceeding 500 words.
  3. Submit all three documents to sogi@americanbar.org by April 30, 2021.

For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please click on the link below.

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/sexual_orientation/SOGI/

For inquiries, contact skip.harsch@americanbar.org

Third Annual LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program

Third Annual

LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program

Accepting Applications through April 31, 2021

The LGBT Public Interest Scholarship Program is sponsored by the ABA

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Commission.

Criteria:

If you are a recent law student and/or law school graduate studying for the Bar, and either identify as LGBTQ, or plan to work in the LGBTQ space doing public interest work which may include, but not be limited to, working for Community Based Organizations (“CBO’s”); Non- Governmental Organizations (“NGO’s); policy work in a governmental and/or non-governmental setting; doing academic research, teaching or the like; or any other type of program that helps to promote and protect the Rule of Law and the civil and human rights of LGBTQ persons.

The Scholarship will provide financial support to a first, second or third year law student, or recent law graduate to enable the student or recent law graduate to work in the LGBT public interest arena for the Summer and/or Fall of 2021.

One or more scholarships of up to $5000 each will be awarded annually, subject to the availability of funds and the recommendation of the commission’s Scholarship Committee.

The objective is to award scholarship(s) in time for recipient(s) to utilize the funds during Summer/Fall 2021.

Application Process:

1.           Complete application online.

2.           Also required:

i.            Current resume

ii.           Law School Transcript

iii.          Personal statement; not exceeding 500 words.

3.           Submit all three documents to sogi@americanbar.org by April 30, 2021.

For inquiries, contact skip.harsch@americanbar.org