ABA Commission on Disability Rights Scholarships

The ABA Commission on Disability Rights will be offering three exciting internship opportunities for law students with disabilities for the summer of 2021, in partnership with leading corporations. All three internships are open to students who will have completed their first year of law school in good standing, and offer a chance for these students to develop their skills and further their careers.

More information can be found on the ABA-CDR website (ambar.org/disability), and at the following pages dedicated to the specific internship opportunities:

Accenture (applications dueJanuary 29, 2021):   https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/disabilityrights/resources/lawstudents/accenture_intern/

Prudential (applications due February 12, 2021):   https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/disabilityrights/resources/lawstudents/aba_prudential_internship/

Microsoft (applications due February 15, 2021):   https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/disabilityrights/resources/lawstudents/msaba-internship/ For further information, please email CDR Staff Director Amy Allbright at amy.allbright@americanbar.org.

Akron Fed Soc Hosts: You Have No Privacy and That’s OK: Putting the Internet Privacy Debate Into Perspective Monday, February 8, 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Webex

The Akron Federalist Society is hosting Professor Daniel Lyons, Boston College Law School, and Attorney Bruce Martino, GOJO Industries, for a debate on internet privacy. The speakers will debate data collection over the internet by technology companies such as Facebook and Google. Given recent Congressional hearings on this topic, and Netflix specials like The Social Dilemma, this discussion is sure to be exciting. We hope to see you there!

WebEx Link: https://bit.ly/2Xg1WZl 

Or go to https://uakron.webex.com/ and enter:

Meeting number (access code): 120 678 0500 Meeting password: FupwnJvB753

IPTLA Presents: Spring Welcome and PLIP Info Meeting – 1/19 @ 12:15pm

The IPTLA is holding an open meeting welcome to all Akron Law students interested in learning about the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Association and its upcoming events. The topics of discussion will also include the Loyola-Chicago Patent Law Interview Program and the PLI Patent Bar Study Program. The IPTLA will be joined by Career Services faculty, Dean Benedict O’Brien & Assistant Director Alecia Bencze, and IP faculty, Professor Mark Schultz, Judge Ryan Holte, & Professor Camilla Hrdy.

Please join the meeting here: https://bit.ly/3pTTwD9

Or manually enter the following at: https://uakron.webex.com/

Meeting number: 120 441 7789

Meeting password: PLIP2021

Join IPTLA for free today: akron.iptla@uakron.edu

The legal clinic seeks volunteers for the Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic

The clinic assists eligible clients remotely with
completing the CQE application. To participate in the opportunity, you must
attend training. The next training will be on January 27th, 2021, from
6-7:30 pm online. 

Once trained law students can work on CQEs on their own
time with clients to earn pro bono of limited means hours. The training
will also count for those hours. If you have any questions or want to sign
up for the training please contact Kellie Lockemer at
kml134@uakron.edu  Thank you! 

Welcome back and Happy New Year! Here are some reminders and information as we begin the Spring 2021 semester.

Emails: The University is changing student emails to an Outlook account. If you are having difficulties accessing email try logging into your account through this link: https://outlook.live.com/owa/ with your @uakron.edu email address and UA password. If you’re still having difficulties after Monday, January 11, 2021, please contact the University at 330-972-6888 and Law IT at 330-972-5119. 

Remote Instruction: The first two weeks of classes will be held remotely for all students. We plan to return to in-person instruction for those who have elected it on January 25, 2021. 

Return to Campus Policies: All COVID policies remain in place.
These are:

  • Students must wear masks that cover their mouth and nose except when eating or drinking in designated areas. (Café area/Commons).
  • Students must practice social distancing keeping six feet apart at all times.
  • Students are encouraged to take their temperatures before coming to the law school building.
  • If you are sick or have any symptoms, please stay home. Notify your faculty member of your absence.
  • No eating or drinking (except for bottles with lids) in classrooms, common areas, study rooms, student suites, or library spaces. Please note that per health and safety recommendations, the water fountains including refill stations will be turned off.
  • Please use drinking bottles with lids.
  • There will be no common area coffee machines, microwaves, candy, or food distribution allowed at meetings or throughout the building.
  • Students will be asked to clean their chairs and table space after each use with the sanitizing materials provided in the classroom.
  • Please limit library use to three three-hour time periods.
  • Study rooms are limited to two students for three-hour periods provided social distancing is practiced. Students must clean study rooms after each use. Masks must be worn in study rooms.
  • Elevator will be limited to one person per ride.
  • Students must not approach the podium to ask questions of the faculty member unless the faculty member indicates it is okay to do so – students can make appointments with individual faculty members.
  •  Students are encouraged to make appointments to meet with faculty and staff.
  • There will be a limit of four people total at any time in the Student Organization office and entrance will be limited to officers.
  • Assigned seating in the classrooms will be enforced.
  •  Furniture may not be moved.
  •  Return library and ASP books to the library book drop located at the circulation desk. Books will need to be quarantined for 72 hours before returning to circulation.
  • Student organization meetings will be held virtually.
  •  Limit the use of the tables in the Veterans Lounge and on the second and third floors to one person per table within specified time limits.
  • Follow the traffic flow signs and floor markings. Staircases will be designated as up or down throughout the building to help with traffic flow and entry and exit doors for the building and classroom will also be designated.

Building Hours: The building will be open the following hours – swipe-card access only:
M-Th: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
F: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please do not let anyone into the building who you do not know to be a law student, administrator, or faculty member. 

Library Hours: The library will be staffed:       
M-Th: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.       
F: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.       
Sat: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
IT Hours:       
M-Th: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.       
F: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.       
Limited in-person hours so please call or email for an appointment. 

Spring 2021 Important Dates:

Course Add/ Drop Dates:

Last Day to add without signatures in person & Online:Sunday, January 17, 2021
Last Day to add LAW Classes with instructor, advisor, and Asst. Dean Signatures:Friday, January 22, 2021
Last Day to Drop without “WD” appearing on academic record and 100% refund*:Sunday, January 24, 2021
Last Day to drop with Instructor and Asst. Dean Signatures:Friday, February 26, 2021
Last Day for Law Students to Withdraw from Classes:Friday, February 26, 2021
*100% refund for all drops through 14th calendar day of semester.  After 14th day there will be no refund given.

Grade Due Dates:

Degree CandidatesAll Others
First Day of Exam PeriodWednesday, April 28, 2021Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Last Day of Exam PeriodFriday, May 7, 2021Friday, May 7, 2021
Grade Rosters AvailableFriday, April 30, 2021Friday, April 30, 2021
Grades DueWednesday, May 12, 2021Monday, May 24, 2021
Grades Posted
(5:30 a.m.)
Saturday, May 8, 2021Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Transcript Available DateTuesday, May 25, 2021Saturday, May 25, 2021
Confer DateSunday, May 16, 2021

Academic Calendar: