Message from Associate Dean Meg Andreeff Matejkovic – Student Director Positions Available on Akron Law Alumni Association

Recognizing that our students are “alums-in-waiting,” the Akron Law Alumni Association (“LAA”) Board of Directors has a dedicated position on its Board for a student director.  This unique and valuable opportunity provides our students a chance to become integrally involved in alumni leadership and alumni activities with Akron Law as the student director represents Akron Law students to the LAA Board and works with the Board to identify ways in which students and alumni may work and communicate together for the benefit of both groups.  The 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 meetings begin at 4 p.m. and generally last one to 1-1/2 hours.  Applications for the 2011-12 student director to the LAA Board of Directors will be accepted from 2011-12 upper division law students who are in good standing.  Applications should include: (1) a current resume of the student; (2) a statement as to why the student believes that he or she should be selected to serve on the LAA Board; and (3) a statement as to why he or she wants to serve on the LAA Board.  The LAA Board’s executive committee will review the application materials and select a maximum of three students who will be invited to make a two-minute presentation to the Board at its June 2011 meeting (presentations may be made via phone for students who will not be in the Akron area over the summer).  Students interested in being considered for this position should forward their application materials no later than Friday, April 22 to Sue Staats in the Office of External Programs (either in hard copy form to Ms. Staats in the Office of External Programs which is located in the Dean’s Suite or electronic form to Ms. Staats at

Akron Law students invited to join Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown and The Honorable Carla Moore for a Black History Month Celebration

Justice Yvette McGee Brown – Black History Month Celebration

Akron Law students are invited to join Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown and The Honorable Carla Moore on Friday, February 18, 2011 for the American Association of University Women and the Second Baptist Church of Medina’s Black History Program.

Designated preferred and reserved seating for up to ten (10) students from Akron Law. Seats will be assigned on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. Please RSVP to Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Ivy Washington-Marshall at by Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

The program will be held at Second Baptist Church, 451 Bronson Street, Media and will  include a Keynote Address by Justice McGee Brown, special exhibits, music and refreshments. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Please click the link above to access the event flyer.

Admissions – Volunteers Needed

The Admissions Office is seeking law students to assist with our Discover Law Day on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Volunteers are requested as follows:

Check-In and Welcome – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: One or two students are needed to assist with check-in of our guests. This will involve distributing information packets, shaking hands, smiling, and being friendly.

Building Tours – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Several students are needed to guide 20-minute building tours before the panel discussion. If you have never given a tour of the building before, don’t worry – I will provide you with notes to help you along.

Student/Alumni Panel – 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: A mix of full-time and part-time students is needed for a 30-minute panel discussion about life as a law student. Most of the people in attendance at this event will be applying for admission to the fall 2011 entering class or later, so their level of familiarity with law school will likely be fairly low. This panel is about the basics – how much do you study per week, where do you live, how does law school affect your relationship with your wife/husband/family, what you like about law school, what you don’t like, etc. Each panelist will have 3-5 minutes to speak individually, and there will be approximately 5-10 minutes for questions from the audience.

If you are available to help, please e-mail Ivy Washington-Marshall ( at your earliest opportunity.

The Admissions Office has historically received a tremendous amount of support from the student body for our events. Your continued assistance is extremely important in making these open houses successful. Thank you so much for your help, and we appreciate your support!

IPTLA – IPTLA General Copyright Presentation

Thursday, January 20, 2011

in Room – W-210 at 12:15pm


Christina Moser will speak about Copyright Law generally and will discuss some of the elements of Copyright Law that she has been involved with as a practicing attorney.

Christina is a partner at Baker Hostetler in Cleveland. She has broad experience enforcing intellectual property and related rights for clients ranging from multinational industrial corporations to medical device firms, to artists and organizations in the music and film industries.

Christina has a B.S. in Interpersonal Communications, a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property from London School of Economics and Political Science

Come for this great opportunity to network and get to know other students that are interested in intellectual property law.