Attention December 2014 JD Degree Candidates

ATTENTION December 2014 JD Degree Candidates:

VERY IMPORTANTAny changes to your Character and Fitness from your original law school application must be reported to our office by Wednesday, October 15.  Your Character and Fitness MUST BE updated and accurate for us to complete your Character Certificate that is due with your application to the Supreme Court of Ohio NO LATER THAN Monday, November 3 if you plan to take the Ohio February Bar Exam. You may find the amendment form at:

Also, please check the Supreme Court of Ohio website for additional information regarding payment due, etc.:

Character Certificates will be ready for pick up at the receptionist desk in the Law Dean’s Office on Monday, October 20.  This will include any updates to Character and Fitness you have submitted to us by October 15.

The Bar Review Course Fellowship amount has changed to 100% of your out of pocket expenses up to a maximum of $2,250 (the reimbursement does not include reimbursable deposits).  We will begin processing reimbursements weekly after your exit interview with Career Planning and Placement Director, Alisa Benedict-O’Brien.

Candidates who successfully complete their degree requirements in time to graduate will have a degree conferral date of January 10, 2015.  Diplomas will be available for pick up beginning January 12, 2015, and they will be mailed on January 19 if they have not been picked up.  Please remember that a photo ID is required for pick up. Also, please update your address in ‘My Akron’ or submit your address to me to assure we mail your degree to the appropriate location.

We know you are very busy, and we appreciate your cooperation with getting items to us by the dates we request.  This is the only way we can be sure to complete our part in a timely manner to best serve you.  If you have any questions, please contact Ivy Banks at or Mary Cooke at Thank you!