Akron Law Alumni Association Honors Outstanding Alumni and Faculty on May 14


Akron, Ohio, April 26, 2010 — The University of Akron School of Law Alumni Association will hold its annual Alumni Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14 in the Student Union Ballroom. The honorees were chosen for their achievements in the legal profession and their communities.

The 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award honorees are Karen Doty (’81), general counsel for the Ohio Board of Regents; James Payne (’77), retired deputy law director of the City of Akron; Thomas Pitts (’79), partner with Stocker Pitts Co., LPA; and John Vasuta (’93), chief operating officer of international operation for Bridgestone Firestone Americas Holdings, Inc. Frank E. Quirk, director of the Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at the UA School of Law and of counsel at Brouse McDowell will receive an Honorary Alumni Award.

Robert “Larry” Tucker (’84), adjunct faculty member, will receive The John R. Quine Award as the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member; Professor Margery M. Koosed, will receive the Thomas G. Byers Memorial Award for Outstanding Faculty Publication for her article “Reforming Eyewitness Identification Law and Practices to Protect the Innocent;” and Michael Bloom (’08) will receive the Outstanding Alumni Publication Award for his article “Asperger’s Disorder, High Functioning Autism, and Guardianship in Ohio.”

For registration information, visit www.uakron.edu/law/ or contact Sue Staats at 330-972-7246 or staats@uakron.edu.

About The University of Akron

The University of Akron is the public research university for Northern Ohio. The Princeton Review listed UA among the “Best in the Midwest” in its 2008 edition of Best Colleges: Region-by-Region. Serving 26,000 students, the University offers approximately 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs at sites in Summit, Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties. For more information, visit www.uakron.edu.

About The University of Akron School of Law

The University of Akron School of Law promotes justice, the protection of individual liberty and the rule of law through commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. A regional school of national impact, the law school features renowned programs in intellectual property, professional responsibility and trial advocacy, and is home to one of four Constitutional Law Centers in the United States, established by the U.S. Congress in 1986.To learn more, visit www.uakron.edu/law.