Akron Law news archive


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.
Law School recognizes outstanding alumni, students, faculty at awards event
Law School recognizes outstanding alumni, students, faculty at awards event for both 2019 and 2020.
Justice Yvette McGee Brown to speak at Law School Commencement
The former Ohio Supreme Court Justice will speak at the event on Sunday, May 16.
Law student’s article published in Ohio Bar Assn. Labor and Employment News
Follow up story on Akron Law student's article "Employment Protection for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity" published in the latest OSBA semiannual newsletter.
Virtual format for 23rd Annual IP Symposium brings certain advantages
Akron Law Director of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Program, Professor Mark Schultz, explains what to expect with the virtual format for the 23rd Annual IP Symposium.
‘Trouble was all I knew’: Chris Rivero’s remarkable path to practicing law
University of Akron School of Law graduate Christopher Rivero ’15, went all in with Esparza Rivero Law, LLC, in September 2020. There is nothing exceptional about that.  It’s how he got here that is remarkable.
Applications are open for the summer pre-law program at Akron Law
For the fourth-straight summer, The University of Akron School of Law will host the LSAC Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program – an immersive program open to rising undergraduate sophomores and juniors with diverse backgrounds who want to explore a legal education.

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