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Grant will support Akron Law’s continued work on Expedited Pardon Project
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction awarded Akron Law a grant to continue its work on Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Expedited Pardon Project.
University of Akron hosts Ohio Supreme Court cases for local high school students
Students from 14 local high schools have the opportunity to listen to arguments before the state’s highest court Tuesday and Wednesday, as the University of Akron hosts the Ohio Supreme Court on campus.
Army Court of Criminal Appeals hears oral arguments at Akron Law
Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps officers argued the case, which involved an appellant sentenced to be confined and to be discharged from the Army with a bad-conduct discharge.
Akron Law students help make new NEOMED medtech competition a success
NEOvations brings together interdisciplinary teams of students from NEOMED and area universities. 
Akron Law professor to address Press Club on 100 years of press freedom
Hear how defamation, prior restraint and censorship cases brought changes in law and to the broader society, and how future litigation possibly could as well. The event is in conjunction with the celebration of the law school's Centennial.
Supreme Court of Ohio to resume Off-Site Court at The University of Akron
The Supreme Court and its seven justices will hold Off-Site Court at UA on the mornings of Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 26 and 27.
Prominent federal judge to deliver Akron Law Centennial Keynote
The Honorable Joan L. Larsen, a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, will deliver the keynote address at the 100th anniversary celebration. 
Racial Equality and the Law: Why is Race So Hard to Talk About?
Professor Brant Lee, will speak to the role of law, including the United States Constitution, in creating and maintaining racial inequality, both historically and to the present day.
Legal Q&A: What is defamation and how difficult is it to prove?
Defamation laws are designed to protect people whose careers, finances or health have been hurt, but they often intersect with the First Amendment.
Akron Law alumnus receives lifetime achievement award
Akron Law alumnus Lee Plakas, recently received the Craig Spangenberg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Association for Justice.

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