The University of Akron School of Law held its 89th Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. The 2013 UA School of Law commencement speaker was Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.
The University of Akron School of Law honored four faculty members, who will retire from Akron Law at the end of spring semester, with a reception in the law school atrium on Thursday, April 25 from 4 – 6 p.m.
The University of Akron School of Law, in conjunction with Peking University Law School, the Washington, D.C. law firm of Sughrue Mion and the Beijing law firm of Tongshang, sponsored a program in Beijing, China May 17-19 on issues relating to U.S. intellectual property law. The focus of the program was on the recent changes to U.S. patent law set forth in the America Invents Act. The program included sessions on U.S. trademark law and Section 337 practice.
The University of Akron School of Law Alumni Association held its annual Alumni Awards and Class Reunion Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17 in the Student Union Ballroom. The honorees were chosen for their achievements in the legal profession and their communities.
Nearly 300 people packed the John S. Knight center in downtown Akron for the 15th Annual Richard C. Sughrue Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy. The Symposium was geared towards updating IP professionals on the latest developments in intellectual property law and how those developments will impact future IP practices.
Akron Law in the News
Professor Carro is quoted in a Warren Tribune-Chronicle story on civil claim made under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Text available here .
Professor J. Dean Carro is quoted in an Akron Beacon Journal story on the high-profile case involving the slaying of alumnus Jeff Schobert and his wife, Peg. Text is available here .
Professor J. Dean Carro received the Community Legal Aid Services Inc. Volunteer of the Year Award. This Akron Legal News story is available here .
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