School of Law Career Services for Employers

CAREER SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS

The University of Akron School of Law Career Planning & Placement Office welcomes regional as well as state and national employers.  You will find our students to be bright, capable, and enthusiastic.  

Use the table below to access information or feel free to contact the Career Planning & Placement Office directly at 330-972-5321 or by email.

The University of Akron School of Law offers a powerful blend of theoretical and practical legal education, designed to prepare students for careers in the 21st century. Our students receive an exceptional education, including rigorous training in research, writing, client interviewing, mediation, and more. When they arrive at Akron Law School, they come prepared with outstanding academic credentials, diverse professional and co-curricular experience, broad geographic interests, and significant extra-curricular accomplishments.

A regional school of national impactAkron Law features renowned programs in areas such as intellectual property, trial advocacy, and professional responsibility and is also one of four Constitutional Law Centers in the United States. Our clinical program gives students the opportunity to experience the actual practice of law in supervised settings.

Akron Law has a strong commitment to public service with more than 165 alumni who have served as members of federal and/or state judiciaries. In addition to the Juris Doctorate degree, Akron Law offers five joint degree programs and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property.

Our faculty is comprised of respected and distinguished teachers, scholars and practitioners. The entire faculty is committed to providing training that challenges our students to become first-rate problem solvers and to develop the character and perspective that the legal profession requires.

Akron Law attracts students of great intellectual capacity who have the background and character to excel in the legal profession. The credentials of the entering class place ours among the top student bodies in the country. The median undergraduate GPA of our most recent entering class is 3.39 and their LSAT scores place them in the 40 percent of students nationwide. Our students are drawn from more than 25 states, several foreign countries and more than 80 different undergraduate institutions. Many have advanced degrees, and have left successful careers to attend our law school.

Bar exam pass rates at Akron Law have been excellent. Since 2000, Akron Law's first-time taker pass rate has never fallen below 78 percent, has peaked at 92 percent and exceeded 80 percent 8 times. For the past two years, Akron Law's first-time takers have outscored first-time takers at other law schools in Northeast Ohio. Akron Law graduates experience similar success outside Ohio.

The Career Planning Office makes it easy for employers to hire our students and we are confident that employers of all types and sizes will find the right fit for their organization among our students and alumni. We look forward to working with you and thank you for considering Akron Law students and alumni for your organization's job openings.

Our services for employers include the following:

The Fall and Spring Interview Programs

The Career Planning Office offers a variety of options within our formal interview programs to assist you in making your recruiting as simple and efficient as possible. The options available in our interview programs include:

On-Campus Interviews (OCI). Interviews are conducted during both the fall and spring semesters. There is no charge to participate in either interview program. Employers pre-screen and select all the candidates they wish to interview.

Resume Collect. The Career Planning Office will collect and send resumes, as well as any other requested application materials, in a single package to employers unable to visit our campus or participate in one of our off-campus interview programs.

Resume Direct. For employers who wish to receive resumes directly from our students during the fall and spring interview programs, the Career Planning Office publicizes information about your organization and the available opportunity, so that students may communicate directly with you to apply.

Employers can register for our interview programs by completing this form or by calling the Career Planning Office directly at 330-972-5321. Registering for an interview program acknowledges your acceptance of the Law School's Non-Discrimination Policy.

Akron Law students actively review our job listings for summer, part-time, and post-graduate employment. Akron Law graduates throughout the country also utilize our job posting database for lateral hiring opportunities. Job openings are posted free of charge on AkronLawJobs, our web-based, password-protected system. Employers may post a job posting by calling the Career Planning Office at 330-972-5321 or by completing the online job posting form and submitting it online, via e-mail or by faxing it to our office at 330-258-2343.  The University of Akron School of Law Career Planning and Placement Office reserves the right to use its discretion to decline the posting of any job.

If you choose to travel to Akron in order to participate in one of our on-campus interview programs, the following links may be of interest to you as you plan your trip: 

Airports:

Akron/Canton Regional Airport is about a twenty-minute drive from the school. There is an airport shuttle, car rental offices, and taxis available upon your arrival.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is about a forty-minute drive from the school. Continental Airlines has a hub in this airport, and most major airlines fly to Cleveland.

The best way to get around the greater Akron area is by car, so renting a car is usually the best way to get from the airport to the School of Law and back. Both airports servicing greater Akron and Cleveland have car rental facilities on site. Consult the airport websites for other ground transportation options.

Dining:

Visit Downtown Akron Partnership's guide for downtown Akron dining or visit www.uakron.edu/dining for information on The University of Akron campus dining services.

Directions, hotels and attractions:

Information coming soon.

Please note, the University of Akron School of Law Career Planning & Placement Office reserves the right to use its discretion to decline the posting of any job.