School of Law student affairs

SCHOOL OF LAW STUDENT AFFAIRS

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Character and Fitness, Essential Elements/Competencies


Testing Accommodations for Bar Exam Takers with Disabilities

Law Student Handbooks

Includes Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), and Master of Science in Law (M.S.L.)

Please click on the handbook for the year of your admission to the School of Law. The Law Student Handbooks found below have the limited purpose of providing information concerning programs of The University of Akron School of Law. The Handbook should not be construed as the basis of an offer or contract between the law school and any present or prospective student. The Law School has the right to amend, add, or delete any information in this Handbook, including any course of study, program or regulation. Such changes are announced routinely within the University.

University Resources for Academic and Personal Support

 Map of UA Campus

 Bookstore

Barnes and Noble Two locationsStudent Union, 1st Floor, 330-972-7624 and Polsky Bldg, 3rd Floor, 330-972-8166; Law books & clothing sold only at Polsky location

Calendars 

University of Akron Calendar of Events

 Career Planning and Placement

Law Career Services  On-Campus Interview Program, Job Fairs, Mentor Program, Minority Clerkship Program, reference materials, books, etc.; Law Bldg., Rm.245, 330-972-6365

University Career Services

Commuter Central

Commuter Student Services is here to assist students living off-campus as well as help commuter students interested in making the most of their experience as a zip!

Student Union 130, 330-972-6441

Computer Support and Assistance

Walk-in computer support for law students – Law Bldg. 130 (software installation, diagnostic, and repair services), 330-972-5119 or email law-support@uakron.edu

 The Computer Store (personal and departmental sales, hardware, software, and computer accessories) Student Union Room 307, 330-972-5308

 Help Desk (troubleshooting for login, e-mail, and basic computing problems) 330-972-6888

Laptop Checkout (Dell, Mac and iPads -- photo ID for verification required for checkout) Bierce Library 1st floor Circulation Desk 330-972-5355

Disability Services

Law School Coordinator for Disability and Accommodation is the Assistant Director of Student Affairs, School of Law Dean’s Office, Room 106, 330-972-6456

Office of Accessibility Support services for students with disabilities:  Learning, physical, and psychological disabilities.  Simmons Hall 105, 330-972-7928, TTY/TDD: 330-972-5764

Financial Aid

Law School Financial Aid How to pay for Law School, Assistant Dean of Admissions Nolan James, 330-972-7334 or toll-free 1-800-425-7668 

UA Office of Student Financial Aid This site has all the information you need to start the financial aid process and learn about using aid to pay for your education.  233-972-7032 or toll-free 1-800-621-3847

Health & Wellness

Counseling Services Free and confidential personal, career, group, and educational counseling for current students. Simmons Hall 306, 330-972-7082

Health Services Medical care for uncomplicated illnesses and injuries provided by registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and doctors; wellness programming. Located in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Suite 260, 330-972-7808

Intramural Sports Office of Intramural Sports, Student Recreation & Wellness Center, 330-972-6956,

Ocasek Natatorium (50-meter Olympic-sized pool, pool-level locker rooms, an observation deck, seating for 1,000 spectators, nine handball/racquetball courts and two weight rooms) 330-972-6199,

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP) provides free, confidential help to law students suffering from alcoholism, substance abuse or other addictions, or mental illness; OLAP toll-free national (24/7) hotline 1-800-348-4343; 

Student Recreation & Wellness Center (rock-climbing wall, pool, workout facilities, group exercise, intramurals, outdoor trips, weight-loss and fitness programming, massage services) 330 972-BFIT (330 972-2348),

Zips Athletics (schedules, events, ticket office) 330-972-6920

Libraries                     

Law Library, School of Law, 330-972-7330, Reference Desk, 330-972-5756

Main Library, Bierce Library Reference Desk 330-972-8161

Wayne College Library, Wayne College, 330-684-8789, 

My Akron

Online Student Information Portal for registration, grades, schedules, payment, financial aid, campus events, latest news, weather, etc. 

Parking and Transportation        

Parking Services (purchasing permits and parking fines) North Campus Parking Deck, 255 Buchtel Ave., 330-972-7213

Roo Shuttle Express  University transportation 330-972-7213

Personal Safety

University Police (UAPD) Physical Facilities Operations Center (146 Hill St - beside EJ Thomas Hall), (non-emergencies) 330-972-7123.  Dial x9911 from a campus phone for emergencies. uapd@uakron.edu

Battery Jumps and Vehicle Lockouts - Police officers can assist you with lockouts and battery jumps. There is a $10 fee for each service.

Campus Escort (student members of the University Police force who can escort students around campus—Late evening assistance available from 5pm till midnight) Physical Facilities Operations Center, 330-972-7263

Emergency Telephones "Blue Lights" (direct line to UAPD, more than 200 locations across campus) 

Emergency text messaging (Z-Alert) — With Z-Alert text-messaging service, UA will notify you when campus closes or when there’s a major event that affects safety. Sign up for Z-Alert.

Student Conduct

School of Law Student Disciplinary Committee

UA Student Conduct and Community Standards

WZIP

The University of Akron Radio Station, (88.1 FM)

Zip Card Office

Student UAnetID Zip Card / Zip Card Offices, Simmons Hall Lobby and Polsky 3rd Floor Atrium, 330-972-5637; for problem with passwords, contact the Help Desk, 330-972-6888


STUDENT AFFAIRS STAFF

Charles Oldfield

Charles Oldfield

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
330-972-6750
cwo@uakron.edu

Mary Cooke

Mary Cooke

College Program Specialist
330-972-6346
mec@uakron.edu

Misty Franklin

Misty Franklin

Assistant Director of Student Affairs
330-972-6456
misty@uakron.edu

Liz Wascak

Liz Wascak

Manager of Technology and Compliance
330-972-8327
liz@uakron.edu