May 2012 JD Degree Candidates Preparing to Take the July 2012 Ohio Bar Examination

The following certificate forms for the Ohio Bar Examination have approaching deadlines.  These forms must be certified by the law school, then submitted to the Court so that eligibility to sit for the Ohio Bar Examination may be established. Please check these upcoming deadlines and be sure to submit your forms in time to allow for our processing.  These forms must be submitted to me, Liz Sauders in The Office of Law Student Services, Dean’s Office, Room 136 of the law building.

  •  Law School Character Certificate:  You may drop off the Law School Character Certificate at the law school receptionist.  I will prepare the certificate for Dean Thorpe’s signature. The certificate form will be returned to you so that you may include it in your application packet to the Court.  The deadline to be received (not postmarked) at the Court as per their website: 

Application to Take the Bar Examination: (located online )
NOTE: The Office of Bar Admissions does not process applications to take a bar exam until the previous exam has been administered. April. 2, 2012 is the deadline for filing applications to take the July 2012 bar exam. The dates for the July 2012 bar examination are July 24, 25, and 26

  • Final Law School Certificate You may drop off the Final Law School Certificate any time prior to the end of spring semester.  I will hold it until graduation on Sunday, May 13, 2012, then send it directly to the Supreme Court of Ohio on Monday, May 14.
  •  Substance Abuse Instruction Certificate:  You do not need to submit this form to us for completion.  Substance abuse lectures are available two times a year as a school offering from Akron Law.  Therefore, if you attended one of the lectures, we include the completion of this one hour of substance instruction on your Final Law School Certificate.  If you have not attended one of the law school’s Substance Abuse Lectures, make-up lectures are not available through The University of Akron School of Law. Lectures are scheduled through Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) for a fee. Contact their office at 1-800-282-6556.

 If you have any further questions, please contact me.

 Elizabeth Sauders

The University of Akron School of Law

Office of the Dean, Room 136R

Akron, OH  44325-2901

Direct Dial:  330-972-6346 / Fax:  330-972-7337 



Author: Liz Sauders

Manager of Compliance and Technology for The University of Akron School of Law