The University of Akron School of Law honored Dean Emeritus Richard L. Aynes with an official portrait unveiling on Aug. 31.
“Dean Aynes has been a tireless advocate for Akron Law, serving in every role with incredible dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm to our alma mater,” says Interim Dean Elizabeth A. Reilly. “He received an Honorary Alumni Award from the Akron Law Alumni Association in 2008. It is indeed our honor to recognize him with his portrait and this unveiling ceremony.”
Dean Aynes joined Akron Law in 1976 as Coordinator of the Appellate Review Office and a Lecturer. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1984-1993 and has held the rank of Professor since 1986. He served as UA's Interim Athletic Director in 1993-94 and returned to Akron Law where he held the John F. Seiberling Chair of Constitutional Law for the balance of 1994. Dean Aynes was appointed Dean of Akron Law in 1995, a position he held through 2007. Beginning in the spring semester of 2008, Dean Aynes returned to the faculty as holder of the John F. Seiberling Chair of Law and Director of the Constitutional Law Center. His research and teaching interests include constitutional law, the 14th Amendment and legal history.
Those wishing to contribute to the Dean Aynes’ Portrait Fund may do so by contacting Mrs. Staats. Checks should be made payable to The University of Akron School of Law or by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, or Discover).
The University of Akron School of Law promotes justice, the protection of individual liberty and the rule of law through commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. A regional school of national impact, the law school features renowned programs in intellectual property, professional responsibility and trial advocacy, and is home to one of four Constitutional Law Centers in the United States, established by the U.S. Congress in 1986. To learn more, visit www.uakron.edu/law.