SBA Social Friday 8-24-18

There will be an SBA sponsored social following the conclusion of summer trial academy on Friday. The social will be an opportunity for incoming students to meet upper class students, as well as members of the student bar association’s leadership committee. Students and summer trial academy participants are encouraged to attend. The social will be at the Barley House – 222 South Main Street Akron OH.

ACCFSL 2019 Writing Competition

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce its 2019 annual writing competition to recognize significant written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law in the following categories:

(a) books
(b) publishable articles, book chapters, or substantial book reviews by a professional in the field
(c) publishable student case notes, articles, or comments

The awards include cash payments of $5000, $3500, and $1500, respectively, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2019 meeting of the College, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia in late March 2019. In any given year, depending on submissions, awards may be made in all, some or no categories.

Eligible entries must discuss an aspect of U.S. consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, bankruptcy, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible. However, works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on U.S. consumer financial services.

Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2017, and December 1, 2018. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2018. Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and in law review format. All entries should be submitted in electronic format via email to the e-mail addresses at the end of this announcement.

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to U.S. consumer financial services law over an extended period of time. Its members include academics, present and former federal and state regulatory and enforcement officers, authors in the field, private practitioners, counsel for financial institutions and other service providers, and representatives of consumer protection and advocacy organizations.

Entries must be submitted in electronic format and should be sent to:

Elizabeth C. Yen, ACCFSL Annual Writing Competition Chair
Hudson Cook, LLP and

More information on the College and the writing competition may be found at:

Joining Law Review?

Rising 2L Students

Congratulations on completing your first year of law school! See below for how Law Review eligibility works. Students can join Law Review by Grading-On and Writing-On.

  • Grade-On: Those students in the top 15% of the class will be automatically invited to join Law ReviewInvitations will be sent out in early July.
  • Write-On: Those students who are not in the top 15%, but have at least a 2.9 GPA may participate in the Write-On Competition. The Write-On Competition is a closed (resources provided) research and writing assignment facilitated but the Executive Editor of Student Writing. Those students who submit the best written papers will be invited to join Law ReviewThe Write-On Competition will run from June 11-29. Invitations will be sent out in early July.

Spring Start Students 

Congratulations on completing your first semester of law school! Spring Start students are also eligible to join Law Review, but the process works a little differently.

  • Grade-On: Spring Start students may not grade-on after only one semester of course work. Spring Start students may only grade-on after they have completed the entire first-year program (for most this will be next Spring).
  • Write-On: Full-time Spring Start students are eligible to participate in the Write-On Competition after only one semester of course work if they have:

–completed a minimum of 14 credit hours
–completed LARW I
–at least a 2.9 GPA

The Write-On Competition will run from June 11-29. Invitations will be sent out in early July.

  • Please note, Spring Start students who do not join Law Reviewafter only one semester of course work are welcome to join the next Spring via the Grade-On or Write-On Competition (after three semesters of course work).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Danni Schantz, Editor-in-Chief at or Nate Fulmer, Executive Editor of Student Writing at