Akron Law Current News http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/rss.dot Akron Law Current News Akron Trial Team wins National Championship http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=3f2fa17d-c161-4d06-8f2c-1854a9ac097c <p><img src="/dotAsset/2c7ffa5a-84ff-4420-8b1a-9565bc4b8ece.jpg" width="380" height="500" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>April 16, 2014</p> <p>The University of Akron School of Law Mock Trial Team is National Champion once again! In the recent four-day American Association for Justice&rsquo;s Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Santa Monica, CA, the Akron Law team of advocates Joseph Darwal and Justin Workman, along with their witnesses Elizabeth Emanuel and C. Adam Carro, competed against the top trial programs in the United States. When all was said and done, Akron Law was crowned national champions for the fourth time in eleven years.</p> <p>The Akron Law team&rsquo;s climb to the top began in March when they participated in a hard fought regional competition that narrowed the field from 224 teams down to the top 14. During that regional competition, Akron Law bested a field of teams from Case Western Reserve Law School, Michigan State, Cleveland State, Thomas Cooley, University of Cincinnati, Capital University, and the University of Toledo. That win entitled Akron Law to compete in the national competition.</p> <p>Over the first two days of the national competition in Santa Monica, the Akron Law team lost its first two trials to the eventual #1 and #3 seeded teams, New York University and Duquesne University, in 2-1 decisions that were decided by the narrowest of margins. The disappointing early results meant that, in order to make the cut to the final eight, the Akron Law team would need to sweep all three judges in its round against South Texas College of Law, nationally recognized as one of the top five trial advocacy program in the country. And, that is exactly what they did.</p> <p>From that point on, the Akron Law team could not be stopped. Joseph Darwal and Justin Workman consistently won the jury over during opening statement, witness examination and closing argument, while witnesses Elizabeth Emanuel and C. Adam Carro laid out Akron&rsquo;s case on direct examination and confounded opposing counsel on cross. Regardless of which side of the case Akron presented &ndash; plaintiff or defense - the results were the same. Together, the team swept through the quarterfinal and semi-final rounds against the Charlotte School of Law and Stetson University setting up a championship round against Syracuse University. In the end, Akron Law won over every member of the championship round jury panel, consisting of Los Angeles&rsquo; most prominent trial attorneys, in a 3-0 decision that capped off an unprecedented comeback from the preliminary rounds.</p> <p>The victory was the well earned by all four members of the competition team. The team was coached by Akron Law graduates Larry Sutter (&rsquo;89) and Kevin Kita (&rsquo;11) with the law firm of Sutter O&rsquo;Connell, and Tony Wise (&rsquo;13), with the Stark County Public Defender&rsquo;s Office.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:08:00 EDT 3f2fa17d-c161-4d06-8f2c-1854a9ac097c School of Law Faculty's Recent Scholarly Achievements http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=ee5a309f-b8ec-49a4-a464-aa73981826e3 <p><strong>Betsy Shaver</strong>&nbsp;accepted an offer to publish her article,&nbsp;<em>Can the States Ban the Use of Non-Positive Interventions? Re-Examining Positive Behavior Supports under IDEA</em>, in the Steton Law Review.</p> <p><strong>Kristen Barnes&rsquo;</strong>&nbsp;proposal,&nbsp;<em>Race Conscious Admissions in Higher Education in the European Union and the United States</em>, was accepted for a paper presentation at the AALS Mid-Year Workshop on Transnational Perspectives on Equality Law, to be held in Washington, D.C. on June 22-24, 2014.</p> <p><strong>Sarah Morath</strong>&nbsp;accepted an offer to publish her article,&nbsp;<em>The Farmer In Chief: Obama&rsquo;s Local Food Legacy</em>, in the Oregon Law Review.</p> <p>Please send additional scholarship news to <a href="mailto:vacca@uakron.edu" target="_blank">vacca@uakron.edu</a>.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:55:00 EDT ee5a309f-b8ec-49a4-a464-aa73981826e3 Professor Jack Sahl to speak at the Combating Threats to the International Financial System: The Financial Action Task Force symposium http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=9df95329-9228-4a73-b1c6-e573aad38f74 <div align="center"> <p><img src="/dotAsset/e58b8923-92ff-47f9-897c-08e857bc2a66.jpg" alt="New York Law School Law Review proudly presents" width="100%" /><br /><strong>Combating Threats to the International Financial System:<br />The Financial Action Task Force</strong></p> <p></p> <p><strong>When</strong><br />Friday, April, 25, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.<br /><em>The event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception</em></p> <p><strong>Where</strong><br />New York Law School Auditorium<br />185 West Broadway, New York, New York 10013</p> <p><strong>Register Today</strong><br />Registration is available&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001SIGhmIdEoXSSAFKtm72r0w-DXKMkGZrRo2OdXrMRUiWGBIwvaywwqu5GmhGf4BoeCu_ND4sz0VEkYqYc85QMRnVRuyoBjfQJEAkG2VFf_3b7i1vXkkqCGpdHksgQMC9CuJ-JCwibJlWj9TvwD8ZtzA==" target="_blank"><span>here</span></a>&nbsp;for $60<br />($50 for ACTEC members and NYLS alumni;<br />No charge for Law School and College &amp; University students with valid ID;<br />no charge for NYLS Faculty and Staff)<br /><em>Registration includes 6 CLE credits (Transitional and Non-Transitional; 3.5 in Areas of Professional Practice and 2.5 in Ethics); continental breakfast, lunch, and reception</em></p> <p><strong>About the Symposium</strong><br />In response to rampant international money laundering and terrorist financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) was established to set international standards and promote the effective implementation of legislative and regulatory reforms. This symposium examines policy recommendations promulgated by FATF, their implementation at both state and federal levels, and their direct impact on legal professionals in the corporate, financial, and trusts and estates legal fields.<br /><br />Follow the conversation on Twitter at #NYLSFATF.</p> <p><strong>Panels</strong></p> <div align="center"> <div width="45%" align="left"> <ul> <li>An Introduction to the Financial Action Task Force</li> <li>Federal and State Implementation of FATF Policies</li> <li>The FATF and Professional Ethics</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p><strong>Speakers</strong><br /><strong>Karen Hawkins</strong>&nbsp;(Keynote Speaker), Internal Revenue Service;&nbsp;<strong>Shima Baradaran</strong>, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law;&nbsp;<strong>Jean-Paul Duvivier</strong>, PricewaterhouseCooper LLP;&nbsp;<strong>Saby Ghoshray</strong>, WorldCompliance, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies;&nbsp;<strong>Nick Kazmerski</strong>, FDIC;&nbsp;<strong>William LaPiana</strong>, New York Law School;&nbsp;<strong>Peter Margulies</strong>, Roger Williams School of Law;&nbsp;<strong>Duncan Osborne</strong>, Osborn, Helman, Knebel &amp; Deleery, LLP, President of ACTEC;&nbsp;<strong>Michael Rosen</strong>, United States Treasury;<strong>John P. Sahl</strong>, Akron Law;&nbsp;<strong>Houman Shadab</strong>, New York Law School;&nbsp;<strong>Kevin L. Shepherd</strong>, Venable LLP;&nbsp;<strong>John A. Terrill, II</strong>, Heckscher Teillon Terrill &amp; Sager, PC;&nbsp;<strong>Laurel S. Terry</strong>, Penn State Dickinson School of Law;&nbsp;<strong>Nicholas Turner</strong>, CITI.</p> <p><em>For full program information and speaker bios, visit our&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001SIGhmIdEoXSgbRHgHDUtEV0oGVkKCnhEzsalsGXfOWTWuuqGq2yAy5-Clfr9JX-viofgJbuvVaAlcQ4goTpCuiSiZ0USUyfjF5sYHsQkL57SxTdDgESHJlr48m3lfxf3" target="_blank">website</a></em>.</p> <p><strong>CLE Credits</strong><br />6 Transitional and Non-Transitional CLE credits will be available:<br />3.5 in Areas of Professional Practice and 2.5 in Ethics<br /><em>CLE credits are included in the registration fee</em></p> <p><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001SIGhmIdEoXSgbRHgHDUtEV0oGVkKCnhEzsalsGXfOWTWuuqGq2yAy5-Clfr9JX-viofgJbuvVaAlcQ4goTpCuiSiZ0USUyfjF5sYHsQkL57SxTdDgESHJlr48m3lfxf3" target="_blank"><span>www.nylslawreview.com/FATF</span></a></p> </div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:28:00 EDT 9df95329-9228-4a73-b1c6-e573aad38f74 Professor Huhn to speak on WAKR about Ohio's same sex marriage ruling http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=5357ec7b-7549-44a0-9148-d65edfc3f873 <p>Current news &ndash; Professor Will Huhn to speak on WAKR about the upcoming Ohio same sex marriage ruling that will be handed down on April 14 --&nbsp;<a href="http://www.akronnewsnow.com/wakr">Read more here</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:17:00 EDT 5357ec7b-7549-44a0-9148-d65edfc3f873 Akron Law Civil Litigation Clinic presents at the International Institute for Refugees from Burma and Bhutan http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=1049413a-4386-475e-b962-7653487eda88 <p>Yesterday, the Civil Litigation Clinic's students conducted a Landlord-Tenant presentation at the International Institute for Refugees from Burma and Bhutan, read more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.asiaohio.org/2014/04/01/ltw-march/">Asian Services in Action's</a>&nbsp;website.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:59:00 EDT 1049413a-4386-475e-b962-7653487eda88 Akron Wins! http://www.uakron.edu/law/news/news-details.dot?newsId=e1c6a601-f1a7-423e-9acd-196f0525d6e1 <p>The University of Akron trial program added another regional championship to its trophy case this weekend when it took part in the American Association for Justice&rsquo;s mock trial competition in Cleveland, Ohio.&nbsp; Two Akron teams, consisting of advocates Lavell Payne and Ben Sorber, along with their witnesses Dakota Fox and Elayna Saad, and advocates Joe Darwal and Justin Workman, along with their witnesses Elizabeth Emanuel and C. Adam Carro competed in the field of 16. In the end, only Akron could beat Akron.<br /><br />Over the first 3 days of competition, the Akron teams bested competition from Case Western, Michigan State, Cleveland State, Thomas Cooley, University of Cincinnati, Capital University, and University of Toledo.&nbsp; The teams put up a combined record of 8-0, winning 23 of 24 judges through the opening and semi-final rounds to set up an Akron vs. Akron regional final round that would be determined by the slimmest of margins.<br /><br />With state court Judge Robert McClelland presiding, the teams faced off Sunday morning to determine which team would represent Akron law in the national competition.&nbsp; Both teams presented strong cases and scored nearly perfectly on all judges ballots.&nbsp; When all was said and done, the team of Joe Darwal, Justin Workman, Elizabeth Emanuel and C. Adam Carro took the regional title and punched their ticket to Santa Monica, California for April 10-13 where they will compete with the best advocates from 13 other regions across the country for the opportunity to bring home Akron&rsquo;s ninth national title.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:17:00 EDT e1c6a601-f1a7-423e-9acd-196f0525d6e1