Scholarship Opportunity: The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship

The The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship (“Banner Scholarship”) is a new scholarship created in the name of the late Mark T. Banner, a former Linn Inn founder and Master, a leader in the field of patent law in his own right, and the son of Donald W. Banner. This new scholarship is part of the Linn Inn’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual propertylawyers with commitment to ethics, professionalism and civility.

The Banner Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school and interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. Applications for the 2010 scholarship are due on October 9, 2009. Questions regarding this scholarship should be addressed to Charles Shifley, President, Banner & Witcoff,

Please e-mail Adam Messner ( for an application form if you are interested in applying.


Career Networking Opportunity – As you may know, Akron Law regularly hosts alumni outreach events in various cities where our alumni reside and work. The law school is offering an opportunity for students who are interested in meeting with alumni living and working in cities we are visiting this fall and spring to join us in these cities for an opportunity to network.

City Visit Date Location Event
September 16, 2009 Columbus, OH Alumni/Friends Dinner
September 23, 2009 Cincinnati, OH Alumni/Friends Dinner
September 24, 2009 Washington, DC Alumni/Friends Dinner
October 17, 2009 Buffalo, NY Alumni Breakfast
October 20, 2009 Pittsburgh, PA Alumni/Friends Dinner
October 27, 2009 New York City Alumni/Friends Dinner
October 29, 2009 Cleveland, OH Alumni/Friends Dinner
November 2, 2009 Trumbull County, OH Alumni Breakfast
November 9, 2009 Columbus, OH Alumni Breakfast
November 10, 2009 Phoenix, AZ Alumni/Friends Dinner

All students are welcome to attend alumni city visits. In addition, to allow for greater student participation, Akron Law alumni through the Office of External Programs have provided funds to support student travel to these events. If the number of student requests exceeds the amount available, reimbursement requests will be determined by a lottery. Student reimbursement for these events will be made at a maximum of $150.00 per student for events held within Ohio and a maximum of $250.00 per student for events held outside Ohio for reimbursement of travel expenses.

Students who are interested in attending these events and wish to receive reimbursement must respond by submitting their name and city of interest by 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2009.  Students may submit their names for reimbursement for multiple events, but will only be available for one reimbursement.  (Winning the lottery for one event automatically excludes an individual for a chance to be reimbursed for another event. No prioritizing or selecting is allowed.)  Again, students are welcome to attend as many events as they like, without reimbursement.

Please note:  Attendance at these events are not excused absences from class.  Interested students should contact their professors before agreeing to attend to determine how any such absence will be treated.

If you are interested in attending one of these events and/or being considered for reimbursement, please respond to Jeanne Kennedy ( by 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 and include:

            Your name
            Your e-mail address
            The city(ies) of interest

Career Planning Hosts Judicial Clerkship Workshop

Please join us on Wednesday, September 2 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 134 for an informative presentation on judicial clerkships. Michael Altvater and Elizabeth Davis will be at the Law School to speak about their experiences with applying and interviewing for clerkships, what judges look for and what it’s like to be a judge’s law clerk. A valuable presentation for all students who might ever want to work for a judge. We strongly encourage all students to attend. Food will be served.


Symplicity is the Office of Career Planning’s  On-Line Job Bank and Web-Based Recruiting System.


Symplicity is where you will find all of our job postings for law clerk/intern positions, attorney positions and alternative career opportunities in Ohio and around the country. 

 To access Symplicity, go to:

If you are not registered in Symplicity or if you need assistance using the system, please contact Jeanne Kennedy(330.972.5321). Once you log in to Symplicity, please be sure to fill in your profile so that we can best serve your career planning needs.  If we have not already done so, the Career Planning  Office will gladly register you for the  system, which will generate an e-mail to you providing you a personalized username and password.