Register for Akron Law Cares!

Dear Akron Law,

The law school’s annual community service event – Akron Law Cares- will take place on Saturday, October 7 at 8 a.m. in the Beatrice McDowell Commons. Students, faculty, administration and alumni work together during this community service project to assist our Community Partners.

To participate, you MUST register for Akron Law Cares. You can register online:  Register for Akron Law Cares!

Can’t wait to see you for this great event!

Show your Akron Law pride by participating in Zippy’s MAC Challenge! Round 1 (March 6 and 7): School of Law vs. College of Engineering

Zippy’s MAC Challenge is a six-day fundraising challenge that coincides with the MAC basketball tournament. The entire UA community (UA faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends) are invited to participate. Essentially, 12 UA colleges/areas are competing in a bracket challenge for the most donor support. Participants vote for their favorite UA “team” by making a gift. Every gift earns a point and advances the “team” in the bracket.

  • Slam dunk               Gifts $100 and higher = 4 points
  • Three-pointer         Gifts $50 – $99 = 3 points
  • Jumper                     Gifts $25 – $49 = 2 point
  • Free throw               Gifts under $25 = 1 point

In the first round (March 6 and 7), the School of Law is competing against the College of Engineering. Please visit for the full bracket and additional information about the challenge.

We hope you will consider showing your school spirit and scoring some points for Akron Law by making a gift to advance the School of Law to the next round! The winner of this round will advance to round two (March 8-9).

There are three ways to give (be sure to select the School of Law):

All gifts designated to the School of Law will support scholarships for Akron Law students!

Let’s show some school spirit and beat the College of Engineering!

Join the “Rethinking Race” events!

The University of Akron is again hosting “Rethinking Race” – an annual series of race-related programming options, this year with over 50 events scheduled! Rethinking Race takes place over two weeks, from February 3rd to February 19th. The full calendar of events is here.

Many of the events are law-related or sponsored by Law School organizations or faculty. Here are some highlights:

Friday, February 3rd at 6:00 p.m

Student Union Theater

This is a powerful documentary by Ave DuVernay about the racial impact of the criminal justice system since the passage of the 13th Amendment.

Jane Elliot

Monday, February 6th,  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

E.J. Thomas Hall

Since her famous classroom exercises with White students during the Civil Rights movement, keynote speaker Jane Elliot has been an internationally known teacher and trainer on the nature of prejudice.

Dr. Mahzarin Banaji

Thursday, February 9th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Quaker Station

Dr. Banaji is one of the principal researchers behind the Implicit Association Tests that have exposed the extensive distribution of implicit bias along a broad spectrum of characteristics.

Tea Time for Peace

Tuesday, February 14th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Speed-dating style conversations with Muslims, presented by the Law School’s Social Justice Project, with the support of the Muslim Law Students Association.

Soul Food for Thought

Tuesday, February 14th, 12:30 to 2:00 pm

A panel on civility and civil rights sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and moderated by Professor Lee.

There are many other events, including the movie Loving, discussions about the 2016 elections, and the results of DNA testing for 30 members of the campus community. Explore the entire calendar of events at Rethinking Race.