SCHOOL OF LAW
What makes us great
- 91% of spring 2018 J.D. graduates were employed within 10 months — exceeding the national average of about 88%.
- Akron Law’s Trial Advocacy program was ranked No. 25 in the country, and highest in the state, by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 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. The team also finished the 2018-19 season tied for No. 5 nationally in Fordham University's Trial Competition Performance Rankings. 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 School of Law’s Intellectual Property (IP) program was ranked No. 51 in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 rankings of best IP programs, and it is the only top-100 IP program with tuition and fees less than $25,000 for all students. Akron Law’s IP program was also awarded a grade “A” rating in the Spring 2019 issue of the National Jurist’s preLaw Magazine.
- The law school’s part-time program was ranked among the top 50 in the country (No. 46) in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings.
- 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.