Professor Shaver seeks teaching assistant for LARW course

Teaching Assistant – The University of Akron School of Law.

Professor Shaver is seeking a teaching assistant for her year-long LARW course.  The TA will provide support to 1L students on a variety of topics, including issues relating to legal writing, writing style (grammar, punctuation, sentence structure etc.), the basics of legal research, and citation form.  Familiarity with both WestlawNext and LexisAdvance is required.  In addition to being available to meet with students individually, the TA may periodically assist in the classroom.  This position begins August 19, 2013.  The position requires up to 10 hours per week, and the salary is $10 per hour.  Interested candidates should submit a resume by email to

Interim Dean Elizabeth Reilly honored as “notable woman”


SBA Dialogue with a Notable Woman

Friday, June 7, 2013
Fairlawn Country Club
11:45 – 1:00
This month’s notable woman is:


Elizabeth Reilly,
Int. Dean & C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Professor, The University of AkronSchool of Law

Click here for bio.
This lunch/dialogue series is for Susan B. Anthony and Lifetime members of Women’s Network only. Guests and non-SBA members may attend to consider joining.
Reservations are a must-
  Register online by June 6th.

Best wishes on their retirement to Dean Aynes and Professors Carro, Koosed and Richert

The School of Law honored four faculty members, who will retire from Akron Law at the end of spring semester, this past Thursday, April 25.  The four have contributed immensely to the character of the law school, and their contributions were memorialized in personal tributes shared with the attendees of colleagues, alumni, community members and students.  As interim dean Elizabeth Reilly summed it up:  “Each has left an indelible mark on this law school.  They may be leaving our halls, but they will never leave our hearts.”

Professor Richard L. Aynes has been with the School of Law for 37 years. He earned Bachelor and Juris Doctor degrees from Miami University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law before joining The University of Akron School of Law in 1976 as coordinator of the Appellate Review Office and a Lecturer. He was Associate Dean from 1984 – 1993 and has held the rank of Professor since 1986. He served as UA’s interim athletics director in 1993-94 and returned to Akron Law where he held the John F. Seiberling Chair of Constitutional Law for the balance of 1994. Professor Aynes was appointed Dean of Akron Law in 1995, a position he held through 2007. Beginning in spring 2008 he returned to the faculty as holder of the John F. Seiberling Chair of Law and Director of the Constitutional Law Center. For Aynes’ full bio, visit .

Professor J. Dean Carro joined the law school 35 years ago after he graduated from the School of Law in 1978. He is currently the Dean’s Club Professor of Law, Professor of Clinical Education, Director of the Appellate Review Office and Director of the Legal Clinic. He received his B.A., cum laude, from State University of New York at New Paltz. Professor Carro teaches Clinical Seminar: Criminal Law, Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, and Criminal Procedure. His areas of research include prisoner civil rights actions, post-conviction (state and federal), criminal and appellate (state and federal). He is admitted to practice in Ohio and before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. For Carro’s complete bio, visit .

Professor Margery M. Koosed has been with the School of Law for 39 years. She is the Aileen McMurray Trusler Professor Emeritus at the School of Law. Her writing focuses on death penalty litigation issues. She teaches Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, and seminars in criminal process, capital punishment litigation and mistaken convictions. Professor Koosed received her B.S., cum laude, from Miami University and J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. A member of the Akron Law faculty since 1974, she served initially as a Lecturer in Law and Coordinator of the Appellate Review/Legal Clinical Program, and later as a Visiting Professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. For Koosed’s complete bio, visit .

Professor Paul Richert, who is also the law librarian, joined the law school 36 years ago in 1977. He received his A.B. and M.S. at the University of Illinois and J.D. at Tulane University. He focuses his research on legal research topics and currently teaches international human rights. His professional memberships include the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Bar Association and the Akron Bar Association. Professor Richert created and maintains the Law Scout Web site, which is a database that links to legal pathfinders at about 100 law schools. For Richert’s complete bio, visit .

Photos of the Retirement Celebration may be viewed at .

Career Planning Workshops – week of April 8, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

12:20 – 1:10 p.m. in Room 134 –  Careers in Court Administration: Elizabeth Stephenson, Esq., Court Administrator, Tuscarawas County Court of Common Pleas and Judith Dzigeil, Esq., Court Administrator, New Philadelphia Municipal Court, will be here to speak about their careers and offer advice to students interested in careers in the courts. Food will be served to those who attend.

3:30 – 4 p.m. – Student meet and greet with members of the Akron Law Alumni Association Board. In room 134. A casual opportunity for you to meet and network with area attorneys and ask any questions you might have. RSVP to Lia Evans at

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:20 and 5:15 p.m. in Room 152 – How to Succeed in your Summer Job. EVENT CANCELED The Career Planning staff and several upper class students will speak about their summer experiences and what it takes to make a good impression and get the most of your summer experiences. If you are working anywhere this summer, you won’t want to miss this presentation. We will also have valuable handouts for those who attend.




Hot Job Opportunities – submit materials to CPPO

Akron, OH – Litigation Intern – Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
AkronLawJobs No. 4398 – Description:  Assist in-house attorneys in managing all aspects of high volume product liability litigation including factual investigation and analysis, discovery, research, file management, and interaction with employees and outside counsel.  Strong written and oral communication skills and sensitivity to confidentiality issues is required.  Demonstrated interest in litigation, product liability, or trail preparation is preferred.  Familiarity with Mircrosoft Office Suite and Windows 7. The ideal candidate will be a 1L or 2L.  If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to Kristina Floyd ( in the CPPO by April 15, 2013You can address your letter to Ms. Lori Sullivan but please do not contact the company directly.   

Canton/Akron, OH: AkronLawJobs No. 4408: Tzangas Plakas Mannos ( seeks several law clerks for the summer of 2013. Will consider first and second year full time students and second and third year evening students. Top 1/3 of class preferred. If interested, submit cover letter (addressed to Maria C. Klutinoty Edwards, Esq.) and resume (with class rank and GPA) by Wednesday, April 10 at 12 noon to Kristina Floyd in the Career Planning Office at DO NOT CONTACT THE FIRM DIRECTLY.