Remote/Cleveland/Akron – Fall Externs – Federal Public Defender

AkronLawJobs No. 11600 Overview: Seeking externs immediately for fall semester.  Externs are needed for the Akron and Cleveland offices but will be working remotely. Externs will work heavily on researching, drafting, and litigation motions in conjunction with attorneys. If students are interested, they should email, a resume and cover letter, right away. All the details, and an overview of the work can be found on the website:

Qualifications:  2L, 3L, or part-time students. Must have taken or be taking Evidence and Criminal Procedure during or before the externship starts.

How to Apply: E-mail your resume and cover letter to:

Deadline: ASAP

Note: this is an externship for course credit.

Introducing the Akron Law Peer Mentor Program

Peer mentorship promotes a sense of community at the School of Law and fosters student development through communication, support, and guidance to law school resources. First-year students are matched with upper-division Peer Mentors in advance of their first semester. Each Peer Mentor is an upper-level law student who volunteers to support new law students and to welcome them to the Akron Law family.

First-year law students meet their Peer Mentors during Orientation, and throughout the school year, Peer Mentors check-in with their mentees regularly by phone, text, or email, and face-to-face (as permitted) at least once per month.

The primary goals of the Peer Mentor Program are to:

  • Support first-year law students as they acclimate to law school;
  • Help first-year law students navigate law school and make the most of the many opportunities;
  • Foster a sense of community and engagement throughout the first-year class;
  • Answer questions regarding courses, degree requirements, academic support services, career services, student organizations, law review, and competition teams; and
  • Provide information about professional opportunities and academic pursuits outside of the classroom.

In pairing mentees with mentors, the program coordinators review student surveys and consider:

  • Background and experience
  • Academic interests
  • Legal Interests
  • Other points of commonality (i.e. race, gender, hometown, undergrad institution, etc.)

Upper-division students interested in serving as a mentor should complete this survey:

Akron Law Alumni Association seeks 2020/2021 Associate Student Director – Application Deadline: September 4, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Message from Andreas Ellis, Director of Alumni and Development:

The Akron Law Alumni Association (“LAA”) Board of Directors has a dedicated position on its Board for an Associate Student Director.  This is a two-year appointment through June 30, 2022; the first year (2020/2021) as the Associate Student Director, and the second year (2021/2022) transitioning to the Student Director position.  The Board is seeking a 1L or 2L law student in good standing for the Associate Student Director position. 

This unique and valuable opportunity provides the Associate Student Director a chance to become involved in alumni leadership and activities with the Law School.  The Associate Student Director works with the Student Director to represent Akron Law students, and works with the Student Director and Board to identify ways in which students and alumni may work and communicate together for the benefit of both groups. 

The Associate Student Director serves in an ex-officio capacity and is expected to attend all Board meetings which are held at the School of Law on a bi-monthly basis throughout the year (i.e., October, December, February, April, June, and August.)  The Board meetings begin at 4:30 p.m., and generally last for one and a half hours.  The Associate Student Director is also expected to attend all LAA events (i.e., the Holiday Party, the Student-Alumni Cocktail Party, the Akron Law Alumni Awards Breakfast, and any other event sponsored by the LAA.)

Applications for the 2020/2021 Associate Student Director to the LAA Board should include:

  • Why he or she wants to serve on the LAA Board;
  • Why the student believes that he or she should be selected for the position; and,
  • A copy of the student’s resume.  

The LAA Board’s Nominating Committee will review the applications and select students who will be invited to interview at a mutually agreeable time in mid-September 2020.  Students with questions should contact Andreas Ellis, Director of Alumni and Development, at or 330-972-5298.  Students interested in this position should e-mail their application materials to LauraLee Sales at by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2020.

Good luck!