Akron Law Current News http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/rss.dot Akron Law Current News Professor Katharine Van Tassel to speak at AALS annual Meeting on issues of law and policy arising from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=ad67e52f-3573-4c58-9541-cc504d885680 <p>&nbsp;The 2014 West African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic attributed to this pathogen since 1976, when international health officials began keeping records on Ebola. &nbsp;As of August 2014, the total number of suspected cases has approached 2,000, and the number of suspected deaths has exceeded 1,000. &nbsp;The World Health Organization has designated the health crisis as one of international concern. &nbsp;The law has a strong stake in containing this outbreak and preventing future episodes of this kind. Professor Katharine Van Tassel will be speaking on a panel at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools addressing issues of law and policy arising from the Ebola outbreak. Professor Van Tassel is the Director of the Public Health Law &amp; Science Center and Health Law Program at the University of Akron School of Law.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/dotAsset/f5efe10b-e724-4101-9b77-4ac32a00f16e.png" width="521" height="505" /></p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:00:00 EDT ad67e52f-3573-4c58-9541-cc504d885680 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