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, 2021 for a 1L or 2L law student who is in good standing. 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 to the LAA Board 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 academic year (i.e., August, October, December, February, and April). 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 assist with the class gift campaign.
Applications for the 2019-20 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;
- a copy of the student’s resume; and,
- a proposed plan for the year ahead.
The LAA Board’s executive committee will review the application materials and select students will be invited by Friday, October 11 to interview. The interviews will take place the week of October 14 – 18. Students interested in being considered for this position should e-mail their application materials to Lauralee Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 7, 2019.