"Financially Akron Law was the best option for me, but my decision was about more than money. After visiting the school and seeing how much the law school truly cares about the students and wants them to succeed, I decided to bring my family to Ohio. I have never regretted that decision."
"My favorite part about living in Akron is the Metroparks. They’re diverse, plentiful, and beautiful, especially during the fall. Taking the time to put the books down and enjoy being outside with my dog while the weather is nice helps to relieve stress during the semester."
"So far, I have completed internships at Northeast Ohio Legal Services and the Akron Law Small Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) Clinic, and I have volunteered at Cleveland Legal Aid. All three experiences were great because I was able to get experience doing research, preparing documents, and working with clients. "
"The Legal Clinic at Akron Law has given me the opportunity to assist individuals with sealing their criminal records and, as a judicial clerk, to prepare court orders, draft opinions, prepare jury instructions, and assist with trials at the municipal level."
"Akron Law takes the success of its students very seriously. There always seems to be a seminar given by a practicing attorney, judge, or other professional. Bringing employers to campus to interview students is also very convenient. My professors have always been available and ready to help when I have needed them. "
"Akron Law offers so many options to get involved without sacrificing your ultimate goal of succeeding in law school, as well as many opportunities to network with local attorneys outside of an interview setting so students can learn more about the legal profession before they enter the workforce."
"Akron Law has given me the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest and most talented authorities in intellectual property law – respected throughout the profession for their insight and experience."
"I came to Akron Law because it was close to home, affordable, and had a great reputation. Plus, as a mother, I really appreciate the flexible scheduling options. What I appreciate most about my law school experience, though, is all the opportunities that were available to me at Akron Law. I have had the privilege of interning at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, externing for a federal judge, volunteering with the Expungement Program, assisting with a litigation project at a law firm, and conducting intake for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. Plus, I get to play an active role in the advancement of legal scholarship through my participation on the Akron Law Review."
"The networking opportunities offered through the Akron Bar association and the Legal Clinic are great. Getting a clinical externship placement is a huge advantage that has the potential to turn into permanent employment after law school. "
"Akron Law is a fine place to study law. I had originally intended to move across the country for law school, but I love Akron, and I think it's a great place to live. This city has a gritty sense of optimism and camaraderie that I've found equally unique and endearing. I've truly loved all of my professors, and I'm honored to be surrounded by so many brilliant people every day. "
"I enjoy the smaller classes and the close relationships built with other students. Additionally, unlike my undergraduate experience, I find that the professors and other staff at the law school are always happy to help with anything and are very good at getting back to their students, which is greatly appreciated."
"The summer after my first year, I volunteered at The University of Akron Technology Transfer Office, where I learned about how the University manages inventions, patent applications, and patents that come from UA researchers. This experience gave me a good foundation for my current job at Pearne & Gordon, LLP, a patent law firm in Cleveland."
"The idea of returning to law school as a mother of two children was terrifying - I wasn't sure I would be able to balance law school with family. Akron Law's part time program allowed me to work my classes around my family's schedule such that I didn't feel as though I was neglecting either one, and school has allowed my family to share my experience through special family related events and support groups."
"I fell in love with the beautiful campus and friendly people, but my ultimate decision came down to the cost to attend Akron Law. Akron Law provides similar experiences and job placement as bigger schools without the heavy financial burden."