Akron Law and Akron Bar Association to Hold Benefit Feb. 18


Akron, Ohio, Jan. 22, 2010 - The University of Akron School of Law and the Akron Bar Association will join forces for the second annual "Law, Love and Chocolate" benefit. The event will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Akron Bar Association (Fire Station No. 1, South Broadway).

Local celebrities will prepare sweet treats for attendees. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Battered Women's Shelter in Akron.

Participating local celebrities include:
Professors Stephen Cook, Sarah Cravens and Marge Koosed from the School of Law
Olivia Demas, president of the Akron Law Alumni Association
Tim Gallagher, president of the Student Bar Association at the School of Law
Judge Allison McCarty
Marc Merklin, attorney with Brouse McDowell and president of the Akron Bar
Larry Poulos, chief magistrate, Summit County Court of Pleas, Probate Division
Russ Pry, executive, Summit County
Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands

Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit www.uakron.edu/law ; call 330-972-7246 or e-mail 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.