University of Akron School of Law


Information for prospective students


Located in a dynamic region renowned for rolling hills, stunning woodlands, famous sporting events, a national park, and more than 150 Fortune 500 companies, The University of Akron School of Law provides a broad-based legal education and cutting-edge skills training that can prepare you for a professional career in law or other sectors in Ohio, around the United States, or across the world.

At Akron Law, we have taken the lead in providing high quality education to all of our students without the expensive price tag.

Our outstanding and dedicated faculty, administration, and staff invest in your success. Flexible enroll­ment opportunities, specialized studies and certificates, clinical programs, and joint degrees enable you to get the academic and practical experiences that best meet your needs.

Our distinguished intellectual property program provides students with non-science and science backgrounds with training from renowned experts, close contact with IP lawyers and leaders in industry, and pathways to success. We also offer a leading trial advocacy program including litigation courses, alternative dispute resolution offerings, and a national championship trial team. Other areas of strength include health law, business, criminal law, constitutional law (including one of only four centers established by the U.S. Congress), ethics, family law, international law, wealth management law, and others.

The Akron Law community counts more than 7,000 attorneys, policymakers, leaders of industry, and judges (nearly 200 at present) among its ranks.

Distinguish yourself here at The University of Akron School of Law!

Admissions and financial aid

Start in August or January at Akron Law

Graduate in as little as 2½ years

Full-time law students are permitted to complete the JD program in as few as 2½ years. Learn more about our Early-Out Program.

NEW: 2-year J.D. program for international lawyers and law students

At Akron Law, foreign lawyers or applicants who have earned a first degree in law outside of the U.S. can transfer credits to acquire a J.D. degree in only two years. Details.

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University of Akron School of Law

Akron Law Admissions

Barbara Weinzierl

Barbara Weinzierl
Assistant Dean, Admissions and Strategic Initiatives

Fax: 330-258-2343

Mailing information

Nolan JamesNolan James
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

150 University Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-2901