ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF LAW
Founded in 1921, the University of Akron School of Law has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1961. The law school is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738. It is also a member of the American Association of Law Schools.
Living in Akron
The city of Akron offers a vibrant downtown, serene parks, and events and venues that appeal to almost every interest. Check out what you can discover living in Akron as an Akron Law student.
The Akron Law Review is a scholarly legal publication of The University of Akron School of Law that produces an annual volume of four issues for use by scholars, practitioners, and judges. Visit the Law Review page for more information.
Student organizations undertake responsibility for vital programming such as debates, panel discussions, guest speakers and social events. Students may join any of our more than 20 active student organizations from their very first day of law school.
The Law Library provides resources to law students from sample bar exams to numerous law databases. Law students utilize the Law Library for photocopying and printing, as well as laptop rentals and group study rooms.
IP Advisory Council
The Intellectual Property Advisory Council is a body of experts from around the world that assists Akron Law students and the law school via advice and guidance. The Council is comprised of nearly three dozen IP professionals seeking to advance our IP curriculum and programming, foster relationships with businesses, law firms, and governments, and assist students with career planning.
The Advancement Council is the primary advisory body to the School of Law. Members of the Advancement Council provide the dean with the advice and assistance of individuals whose experience provides a variety of perspectives to advance the quality and standing of the School of Law.
Diversity at Akron Law
Akron Law promotes diversity in the legal profession through admissions policies and student organizations. These organizations sponsor numerous community service, academic development and diversity promotion events each year. View diversity admissions figures and student organizations at the diversity at Akron Law page.
Applications are now being accepted for Akron Law’s summer 2019 Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program. The four-week immersion program offers current undergraduate freshman and sophomores from backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession the opportunity to experience law school in an innovative and supportive environment. The program, which is affiliated with the Law School Admissions Council, is designed to promote diversity in the legal profession.