MAY 2012 Graduation Applications Due November 1

 All students planning to graduate at the end of the spring 2012 semester must complete a graduation application no later than Tuesday, November 1. Late applicants will need to obtain their dean’s permission and pay the $100 late fee.

Law students must apply for graduation through ZipLine. Step-by-step instructions are available on the Graduation Services website.

Questions may be emailed to the Office of the University Registrar.

Fall 2011 Class Schedule – Ignore It Until We Say Otherwise

To the Law School Student Body:

On Monday March 14, the university will make the fall schedule available for review  by students, although students will not be able to begin registering until March 25. We understood that the release date would be March 21, a week later, but the university needs to release the schedule for New Student Orientation Week, and it cannot withhold our part of the schedule.

For various reasons related to the university’s new campus-wide class scheduling system, the law school’s ultimate schedule is certain to differ from the schedule that will appear on Monday. We will advise you when the schedule has been finalized.

Accordingly, you should ignore the law school fall class schedule as posted by the university until we tell you otherwise.

Thanks, and have a great Spring Break!

Bill Jordan

Associate Dean and C. Blake McDowell Professor of Law

University of Akron School of Law

12th Annual Richard C. Sughrue Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy

The 12th Annual Richard C. Sughrue Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy will be held in Akron on March 8, 2010.  The featured luncheon speaker will be the newly-appointed Commissioner for Patents Robert L. Stoll.  The program will include presentations by leading practitioners and academics on the major issues of the day affecting intellectual property law.  Presenters will discuss, among other topics, the Bilski case, the proposed Google Books Library Project settlement, the doctrines of inequitable conduct and fraud, and the host of ethical and other issues associated with the practice of outsourcing work.

This event is FREE to students.  Online registration is now available.  Visit for further information.


 If you have not already done so, your Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission to the Practice of Law must be RECEIVED in the Office of Bar Admissions at the Supreme Court of Ohio by November 15, 2009.

 Please see  for calendar of deadlines.

 Also see  to access that application.

 Law school certificates (available on the application link above) must be submitted to the law school dean’s office, College Program Specialist / Law Registrar Liz Sauders for processing.  Do not delay!   These forms take time to process. 

 Questions?   Please feel free to contact Assistant Dean Lauri Thorpe at or me at

Earn your Certificate: IP, Litigation Programs

 Interested in earning an IP or Litigation certificate?    Haven’t applied yet?

 Please take a look at the following certificate application and deadlines BEFORE you register for spring 2010 classes.

 Application for Certificate Program in Intellectual Property

 Application for Certificate Program in Litigation