Akron Law is actually housed in two buildings connected by a central atrium. The C. Blake McDowell Law Center was constructed in 1973 to house the School of Law, and over time, the School of Law expanded into neighboring West Hall. In 1993, the atrium was built to unify the School of Law’s physical facilities.
While Akron Law is a part of The University of Akron campus community, it is also in many ways a self-contained environment – almost everything a student at Akron Law would ever need is located within the School of Law. All law classes are held in the School of Law’s thirteen classrooms, and all Akron Law faculty, staff, and administrators have offices located within the School of Law. The Law Library is located on the second and third floors of the School of Law, and the Legal Clinic is located on the first floor of West Hall, just off the law student lounge.
Each classroom at the School of Law is equipped with an electrical outlet at each seat to facilitate laptop use. In addition, each classroom is equipped with a media system that allows professors and other presenters to deliver multimedia presentations. The University of Akron has a campus-wide wireless computer network, so there is no need for students to worry about hard-wired network connections in the classroom or elsewhere.
The School of Law is a public facility, so members of the community are welcome to come in and use the library or look around the building at any time (click here for building hours). If you plan to stop by, click here for our self-guided tour route to assist you in navigating the building.
If you would like to set up a personal visit, click here for more information.
Law students have the same level of access to campus facilities as all other students at The University of Akron. Click here for more information on other campus facilities that are important to many law students.