Akron Law Current News http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/rss.dot Akron Law Current News Wilson Huhn, professor of law, is quoted in a Bloomberg story on a U.S. Supreme Court decision http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=f6a00f6a-8646-4006-a9b8-109ed12df4e7 <p>Wilson Huhn<span>, professor of law, is quoted in a Bloomberg story on a U.S. Supreme Court decision on contraceptive coverage regulations --&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.bna.com/forprofit-closely-held-n17179891700/">http://www.bna.com/forprofit-closely-held-n17179891700/</a><span>.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:45:00 EDT f6a00f6a-8646-4006-a9b8-109ed12df4e7 Interim Dean Elizabeth Reilly featured in Akron Legal News http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=a10ab7fb-deb0-4089-9d1f-c910c5c39e8d <p>Interim Law Dean <b>Elizabeth Reilly</b>, who will retire June 30, is featured in an Akron Legal News story available at <a href="http://www.akronlegalnews.com/editorial/10541%23">http://www.akronlegalnews.com/editorial/10541#</a> .&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:30:00 EDT a10ab7fb-deb0-4089-9d1f-c910c5c39e8d Professor Emeritus, Jeffrey Samuels takes a look at Redskins name controversy http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=957d064e-3a4f-4c30-8b54-69dbde65161a <p>Professor Emeritus, Jeffrey Samuels recently spoke to Ray Horner on his WAKR radio show about the recent controversy regarding the Washington Redskins name.&nbsp; Please&nbsp;<a href="http://akronnewsnow.com/wakr/ray-horner-show/item/154569-audio-retired-ua-professor-takes-a-look-at-redskins-name-controversy">click here</a>&nbsp;to listen to audio from the show.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:00:00 EDT 957d064e-3a4f-4c30-8b54-69dbde65161a Akron Law Alumna, Taryn Heath, sworn in as president of the Stark County Bar http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=4e3221d0-c674-4b30-b7ab-8be52cf4a17e <p><b>Taryn Heath (&rsquo;82)&nbsp;</b>was recently sworn in as president of the Stark County Bar Association.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p>The Alliance Review story is available&nbsp;<a href="http://www.the-review.com/local%20news/2014/06/24/judge-taryn-l-heath-elected-stark-county-bar-president">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:45:00 EDT 4e3221d0-c674-4b30-b7ab-8be52cf4a17e Akron Law duo earns highest ranking for 2L team in Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=6fe9155e-388a-4f30-9d68-d02afe1f8dcb <p align="left">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.</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="https://www.uakron.edu/dotAsset/3957e365-8bc1-471b-a6b8-986bb21c74f0.jpg&amp;random=79649" height="130" style="float: right;" /></p> <p align="left">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.&nbsp;Kamenitsa played a key role in preparing material and making in-trial adjustments.</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="https://www.uakron.edu/dotAsset/c5266302-302d-444f-91eb-51d6b4098580.jpg&amp;random=79649" height="130" style="float: right;" /></p> <p align="left">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.</p> <p></p> <p align="center">Congratulations to Justin and Scott! Well done!<br /> <img src="https://www.uakron.edu/dotAsset/941c04d2-e125-4d65-9037-0b04b5ed8465.jpg&amp;random=79649" width="600" /></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:00:00 EDT 6fe9155e-388a-4f30-9d68-d02afe1f8dcb Akron Law Teams with Federal Judicial Center to offer Patent Course for Federal Judges http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=3e4997ac-7bc2-4efb-b54c-33ae1e81d607 <p>The University of Akron School of Law is once again teaming up with the Federal Judicial Center to offer a course for federal district court judges on patent litigation. The program will be held June 30-July 1, 2014 in Menlo Park, California.&nbsp; A similar, highly successful, program was held last April in Charleston, South Carolina.</p> <p>The course is designed to provide federal trial judges with a better understanding of the many issues they will face in presiding over patent infringement suits.&nbsp; The program includes sessions on the legal and economic issues in patent litigation, settlement, case management conferences, claim construction, discovery, helping the jury, and post-trial proceedings. The curriculum was designed by Professor Robert C.</p> <p>Kahrl, the Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the University of Akron School of Law, and is taught by leading patent litigators from around the country, as well as by retired jurists with long experience in presiding over patent suits and appeals.</p> <p>Approximately 50 federal judges have been invited to participate in the upcoming program, many of whom are participating in the current pilot program that allows judges to elect to preside over patent suits.</p> <p>The Federal Judicial Center is the research and education agency of the federal judiciary.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:30:00 EDT 3e4997ac-7bc2-4efb-b54c-33ae1e81d607