SCHOOL OF LAW
What makes us great
- 91% of spring 2018 J.D. graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation — exceeding the national average of about 88%.
- The School of Law’s Intellectual Property (IP) program was ranked among the top 50 IP programs in the country, and tied for the highest rank in the state, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Grad Schools Rankings. It is also the only top-50 IP program with tuition less than $25,000.
- Akron Law’s Trial Advocacy program was ranked among the top 50 in the country, and ranked highest in the state, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Grad Schools Rankings. The school’s student mock trial team finished second in the national Student Trial Advocacy Competition in 2019, having earned a spot in the national championship for the fourth year in a row. Overall, Akron Law’s trial advocacy teams have won more than 20 national and regional championships. Also, the school’s moot court and client counseling teams earned Akron Law a top-10 position in the American Bar Association’s 2019 Competitions Champion national ranking.
- The law school’s part-time program was ranked among the top 50 in the country, and ranked highest in the state, in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Grad Schools Rankings.
- Akron Law’s IP program was awarded a grade “A” rating in the Spring 2019 issue of the National Jurist’s preLaw Magazine — putting it among the top 40 in the country. The school also received an “A-” grade in Trial Advocacy and Litigation in the same issue.
- Akron Law’s Asia Summer Study Abroad program was named a “Best Law School Study Abroad Excursion” in the Winter 2018 issue of The National Jurist.
- Akron Law students serve more than 500 clients annually through clinics such as the trademark clinic, small entrepreneur and economic development (SEED) clinic, reentry clinic, and immigration and human rights law clinic. Students completed more than 5,600 pro bono and community service hours in 2018-19.
- The pass rate for Akron Law students taking the bar exam for the first time in February 2019 was 81%, best among Ohio public law schools and second-highest overall in the state.
- No other law school in the state offers entering J.D. students the option to begin in the spring and summer semesters in addition to the fall.