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Akron Law Gives Thanks

11/23/2009

Akron Law Gives Thanks

Akron, Ohio, Nov. 23, 2009 - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, members of The University of Akron School of Law faculty and administration share what aspects of the law for which they are most thankful.

"I'm thankful that the law gives me the tools to help people through difficult times." - Professor Stephen R. Cook

 "I am thankful for our law students, who inspire me to believe that in their capable hands the nation will be more just and have a bright future." - Professor Richard L. Aynes

"I am thankful that the framers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights had a broad knowledge of history, understood  human nature and had great wisdom." - Professor J. Dean Carro

"I am thankful to be a lawyer, someone capable of making a difference in the world by helping people solve problems by peaceful means. I am thankful that our society is governed by laws tempered with mercy, and that we have a Court occasionally willing to recognize that punishments should be doled out in accordance with our evolving standards of decency and with respect for human dignity, as this provides an opportunity to progress to a more civilized society." - Professor Marge Koosed

"I am thankful for the Constitution, and to live in a free society under the Rule of Law." - Professor Wilson R. Huhn

 "I am very thankful for all the wonderful Akron Law alums who are so willing to offer guidance and support to our current students as they go through their job searches." - Barbara C. Weinzierl, Esq., Director, Career Planning Office

"I am thankful for our outstanding students and alumni who are the tradition of the amazing legacy that is Akron Law." - Margaret Andreeff Matejkovic, Associate Dean for External Programs

"I am thankful for the Endangered Species Act and hope that we continue to find ways to preserve and expand critical habitat." - Professor Richard Strong

"I am thankful for the rule of law, which makes it possible to live in an orderly civil society. I am also thankful for the Metropolitan Edison Company v. People Against Nuclear Energy case in the U.S. Supreme Court, which I argued lost, but which gave me the material for two law review articles, which in turn helped me get hired at this excellent law school in this wonderful city." - Professor Bill Jordan, Associate Dean

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