Greetings to all of our alums-in-waiting.  We have received an alumni donation that will allow us to offer a student table at the upcoming Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Dinner (Friday, May 13 at the UA Student Union beginning at 5:30 p.m.).  Seats at this table are available at no charge to the student and his or her guest.  By attending this dinner, students have the opportunity to meet with many alumni in varying practice areas.  Responses will be taken on a first-respond, first-served basis.  We hope that you can join us!  Complete information about the Alumni Dinner may be found at  RSVP TODAY (but by no later than Monday, May 9) to Sue Staats ( or 330.972.7246).

Welcome to Akron Law’s New FIT FOR LAW!

What is Fit for Law?

 The Fit for Law program coordinates the events the law school offers for mental, physical, emotional and financial health under one heading. The ongoing programs will be established as a series. The end of each semester will culminate with a Law School Recess for the students. The recess will provide physical activities, healthy snacks, and a chance for students to bond.

 Is this is a Student Organization?

No. The Sports and Entertainment Law Society has volunteered to sustain the series. This program series is titled to incorporate all of the existing programs at the Law School and create a centralized place for information about the programming. Our vision is to demonstrate how taking care of yourself doesn’t require a total lifestyle overhaul. Even small things can lift your mood, increase your energy, and make you feel like you’re back in the driver’s seat. Take things one step at a time, and as you make more positive lifestyle choices, you’ll soon notice a difference in your stress level, both at home and school. The programs offered by the Law School and student organizations work to produce happy lives, reduce stress and create better study habits.

How are Fit for Law events coordinated?   

 The events are already in existence. The Fit for Law program series gathers the information from programs that are conducted by various student organizations and offices at the Law School. SELS will coordinate the Law School Recess.

 What types of activities should be posted on Fit for Law?

 Any activities that promote student health and fitness- whether it is physical, mental, financial, or social health should be posted on Fit for Law. Examples of such activities include service projects, such as Akron Law Cares, social opportunities, such as watching the national championship basketball game together or putting together an intramural sports teams.

 How do I arrange to post events on “Fit for Law”?    

 Simply e-mail Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Affairs Ivy Washington-Marshall at to request posting. Email the posting exactly as you wish it to appear and include contact person’s name and email address in the posting so that questions may be directed to the most appropriate person.

Law Week Event: Ohio Court of Appeals 5th District

Akron Law Students are invited to attend the Stark County Bar Association’s Law Week Celebration as The Ohio Court of Appeals, Fifth Appellate District holds court at GlenOak High School on Monday, May 3, 2011.

Six cases will be argued beginning at 8:45 a.m. and ending around 1:30 p.m.  GlenOak’s auditorium seats 900.  Because the Court is accustomed to people walking in and out of the court room during the proceeding, the audience may arrive at any time to hear one case or stay for the entire session.

GlenOak High School is located at: 1801 Schneider St, Canton, Ohio 44721

Message From Associate Dean Meg Andreeff Matejkovic – Go Red For Women Luncheon

Women and men are coming together in the fight against the leading cause of death for women – heart disease.  Akron Law has purchased a table for the 2011 Go Red for Women luncheon on May 12.  This year’s keynote speaker is Mariel Hemingway and the luncheon will be emceed by Betsy Kling, a meteorologist for the Cleveland NBC affiliate.  Hear stories of some individuals touched by heart disease, learn how heart disease affects a family, and how you can stop heart disease in our lifetime.  The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. (luncheon served at noon) until 1:30 p.m. at the Quaker Station.  Akron Law’s table will be filled on a first-respond basis, so contact Mary Ann Garrett today (  Be a part of this extraordinary day!