School of Law admissions


At Akron Law, we have taken the lead in providing high quality legal education without the expensive price tag.

Our outstanding and dedicated faculty, administration, and staff invest in your success. Flexible enrollment opportunities (fall or spring semester start), specialized studies and certificates, clinical programs, and joint degrees enable you to get the academic and practical experiences that best meet your needs. We also provide opportunities for exceptional students to launch extraordinary careers through our Honors Program

Recognized as a top law school, Akron Law propels its students to new heights in law and industry. In fact, the Akron Law community counts more than 7,000 attorneys, policymakers, leaders of industry, and judges (nearly 200 at present) among its ranks. Distinguish yourself here at The University of Akron School of Law!

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Why Akron Law?

wilson-matt-300-by-300Deans Sarah Cravens and Ryan Vacca talk about the exceptional return you will gain on your educational investment at Akron Law. Read about the benefits of studying law at our top tier institution and starting your legal education in Ohio in fall or spring as a full-time or part-time student.

How to apply

Image: Apply to Akron LawDiscover application requirements and instructions, view tips and hints to consider when assembling your application file, and more. Visit the applying to Akron Law page and follow the step-by-step application process to begin your journey at Akron Law as part of our juris doctor program (full-time, part-time day or evening, and early-out), international 2-year juris doctor program, or LL.M. Program in Intellectual Property.

Facts and figures

Image: Facts and figures | Akron LawConsistently recognized for our strong bar passage rate and quality employment placement, more law students from around the U.S. and world are consistently making Akron Law their destination of choice.  Visit the facts and figures page to learn more about admissions statistics, bar examination passage data, and the ABA Standard 509 disclosures.


Image: CurriculumOur commit­ment to academics and excel­lence in teaching is long-standing. Explore the details and descriptions about our degrees, certificates, courses, clinics, and joint degree programs on our curriculum page. We also invest in your success through our leading academic success programs and bar exam preparation programs.

Tuition & financial aid

Image: Tuition and financial aid at Akron LawConsistently recognized for our affordability, we offer yearly tuition for residents, non-residents, and international students below $25,000 per year.  We also award several million dollars each year in scholarships.

See the tuition & fees and financial aid pages to learn more about our affordability as well as information about scholarships, loans, and other ways of financing your legal education.

Honors Program

Image: Request a viewbookExceptional students have the opportunity to join our new and innovative Honors Program. Some Honors Program Scholars may be awarded full scholarships, and have the opportunity to engage in Honors Seminars, guided research, and judicial externships.

Contact us

150 University Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-2901

Phone: 330-972-7331
Fax: 330-258-2343


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Barb WeinzierlBarbara Weinzierl
Assistant Dean, Admissions
and Strategic Initiatives

Nolan JamesNolan James
Director of Admissions
and Financial Aid

Frequently asked questions

View the list of most commonly asked questions by prospective law students.

Already admitted?

Visit our admitted-students page to pay your seat deposit, view the admit packet and to learn more about scheduling a visit to Akron Law.

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Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Akron is an Equal Opportunity Educational and Employment Institution.

There shall be no unlawful discrimination on account of race, color, creed, sex, disability, national origin, age, or religion in education, employment, or admissions, or in services provided by the School of Law. Neither shall there be any discrimination on account of sexual orientation in education, employment, or admissions, or in services provided by the School of Law.

These prohibitions include harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, disability, national origin, age, religion, and sexual orientation. They apply to all School of Law faculty, contract professionals, staff, and students. Nothing herein prohibits consideration, to the extent permitted by law, of any of the aforementioned characteristics in admissions or employment for the purpose of achieving diversity.

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