University of Akron School of Law


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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, constitutional law (including one of only four centers established by the U.S. Congress), ethics, family law, international law, and others.

The Akron Law community counts among its ranks 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!

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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.

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