Wilson Huhn, professor of law, is quoted in a Bloomberg story on a U.S. Supreme Court decision on contraceptive coverage regulations -- http://www.bna.com/forprofit-closely-held-n17179891700/.
Interim Law Dean Elizabeth Reilly, who will retire June 30, is featured in an Akron Legal News story available at http://www.akronlegalnews.com/editorial/10541# .
Professor Emeritus, Jeffrey Samuels recently spoke to Ray Horner on his WAKR radio show about the recent controversy regarding the Washington Redskins name. Please click here to listen to audio from the show.
Taryn Heath (’82) was recently sworn in as president of the Stark County Bar Association.
The Alliance Review story is available here.
Two law students from The University of Akron School of Law placed sixth overall in the Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition, held June 5-8, 2014. The invitation-only Top Gun competition is sponsored by Baylor Law School and is limited to 16 of the best law schools in trial advocacy. The University of Akron has been invited every year since the tournament's inception in 2010.
Akron Law second years Justin Workman and Scott Kamenitsa represented Akron Law, arguing a case involving copyright law. Workman was selected to be lead counsel and was in charge of presenting both sides of the case. Kamenitsa played a key role in preparing material and making in-trial adjustments.
The duo, coached by Dan Leister ('12) of Sutter O'Connell, went up against some of the top teams in an already stellar field of competition. They won their first two cases 3-0 against Chiacago-Kent and 2-1 against South Texas, before losing their next two in highly contested rounds, including a case against Yale in round 3 that was decided in a split decision by a single point. Akron Law's sixth place finish was the highest ranking for a 2L team.
Congratulations to Justin and Scott! Well done!
Akron Law in the News
Professor Vacca was quoted in Law360's article "Obama IPhone Veto To Keep Essential-Patent Cases Out Of ITC" See what he has to say at http://www.law360.com/articles/460488/obama-iphone-veto-to-keep-essential-patent-cases-out-of-itc.
Professor Padfield was quoted in Law360's article "3 Takeaways From Strine's Morton's Ruling." See what he has to say at http://www.law360.com/
A recent article in the national media suggested our law school engaged in questionable practices with respect to scholarship renewals. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Here are the facts: For years (since at least 2007) we have been fully transparent about the likelihood and difficulty of maintaining our merit scholarships in all our letters to students and on our website (see https://www.uakron.edu/law/admissions/finaid/retention.dot). Widespread first-year scholarships plus relatively low tuition ($23,583 full-time tuition for 2013-14) serve our mission of keeping law school accessible and affordable. We have chosen to base continuing merit scholarships on strong performance in law school rather than on entering credentials. This strategy enables us to attract excellent students, keep law school affordable, and treat our continuing students more equitably. Our debt load upon graduation reflects this commitment: our students’ average debt is lower than 93% of all law schools and 84% of public law schools.
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