Calendars

Schedules

 

Class Schedules:

Three-Year Full-time Program
(two-and-one-half year "early out" program also available)
Classes are usually held Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Class sessions are organized as follows:

7:30 to 8:50 a.m.
8:50 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
LUNCH
1:10 to 2:40 p.m.
3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
5:10 to 6:30 p.m.

Full-time students could have one class in the morning and two in the afternoon, or the reverse could be true. Full-time students would not normally be expected to have four classes in one day.

Four-Year Part-time Program
(three-and-one-half year "early out" program also available)
Classes are usually held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:40 to 9:40 p.m. for the first two years as students take REQUIRED classes. During the third and fourth years, three-hour ELECTIVE classes could be held any night, Monday through Thursday. The student decides which three nights he/she would like to attend, based on the course schedule.

Total semester credit hours required to graduate: 88

Graduation with Honors:

Students who have earned an accumulative grade point average (AGPA) of 3.30 or higher* out of a possible 4.0 for all work taken at The University of Akron School of Law receive honors.  The April 18, 2014 faculty approved designations are as follows:

          • Summa Cum Laude - 3.70 to 4.00, inclusive;
          • Magna Cum Laude - 3.50 to 3.69, inclusive; and
          • Cum Laude - 3.30 to 3.49, inclusive.
* An increase of ".10" to the honors categories was approved by the Law Faculty April 18, 2014.  The approval allows for transition, which gradually adjusts the prior standard by one third of the difference between the current and new standard over a three year period.
Honors categories as of 4/18/14  Change for Fall 2014 Academic Year (Fall-Summer) Change for Fall 2015 Academic Year (Fall - Summer)  Change for Fall 2016* Academic Year (Fall - Summer)
Graduation with Honors - Summa 3.60-4.00 3.63-4.00 3.67-4.00 3.70-4.00
Graduation with Honors - Magna 3.40-3.59 3.43-3.62 3.47-3.65 3.50-3.69
Graduation with Honors - Cum 3.20-3.39 3.23-3.42 3.27-3.45 3.30-3.49

 

The Writing Program:

In recognition of the pivotal importance of written and oral communication, the School of Law has developed an intensive writing program. The writing program integrates research and writing in a client-based, problem-solving structure. Students have a law librarian research mentor and a full-time legal writing professor. Both expositive and persuasive writing skills are emphasized. An upper-class course in Legal Drafting is also required. A major research paper, known as the General Writing Requirement, completes the writing program.