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Admissions at Akron Law

At Akron Law, we have taken the lead in providing high quality legal education without the expensive price tag.

Our outstanding and dedicated faculty, administration, and staff invest in your success. Flexible enrollment opportunities (fall, spring, or summer start), specialized studies and certificates, clinical programs, international courses, study abroad opportunities, and joint degrees enable you to get the academic and practical experiences that best meet your needs. We also provide opportunities for exceptional students to launch extraordinary careers through our Honors Program. We also offer a one-year master's degree program for professionals seeking to gain legal knowledge and enhance their careers.

Recognized as a top law school, Akron Law propels its students to new heights in law and industry. In fact, the Akron Law community counts more than 7,000 attorneys, policymakers, leaders of industry, and judges (nearly 200 at present) among its ranks.

APPLY NOW to Akron Law and take advantage of a law school located in a vibrant area acclaimed for its ideal size and overall affordability. We will prepare you for a professional career in Ohio, around the United States, or across the world.Distinguish yourself here at The University of Akron School of Law!

Why Akron Law?

Akron Law Dean Emily Janoski-HaehlenDean Emily Janoski-Haehlen talks about the exceptional return you will gain on your educational investment at Akron Law. Read about the benefits of studying law at our top tier institution and starting your legal education in Ohio in fall, spring or summer as a full-time or part-time student.

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Read about our affordable and top-ranked programs, our live-client clinics, our national championship-winning legal-skills teams and more.

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How to apply

Discover application requirements and instructions, view tips to consider when assembling your application file, and more. See our step-by-step application process to begin your journey at Akron Law in our juris doctor program (full-time, part-time day or evening, or LL.M. Program in Intellectual Property.

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Frequently asked questions

View the list of most commonly asked questions by prospective law students.

Facts and figures

Consistently recognized for our bar passage rate and quality employment placement, more law students from around the U.S. and world are consistently making Akron Law their destination of choice. Visit the facts and figures page to learn more about admissions statistics, bar examination passage data, and the ABA Standard 509 disclosures.


Our commit­ment to academics and excel­lence in teaching is long-standing. Explore the details and descriptions about our degrees, certificates, courses, clinics, and joint degree programs on our curriculum page. We also invest in your success through our leading academic success programs and bar exam preparation programs.

Tuition & financial aid

Consistently recognized for our affordability, we offer yearly tuition for residents, non-residents, and international students below $25,000 per year. We also award several million dollars each year in scholarships.

See the tuition & fees and financial aid pages to learn more about our affordability as well as information about scholarships, loans, and other ways of financing your legal education.

Honors Scholars Program

Exceptional students have the opportunity to join our new and innovative Honors Scholars Program. Some Honors Program Scholars may be awarded full scholarships, and have the opportunity to engage in Honors Seminars, guided research, and judicial externships.

Honors to Law Program

Designed to enhance your undergraduate experience, this program provides insight into law school for Williams Honors College students with an interest in law school.

Already admitted?

Visit our admitted-students page to pay your seat deposit, view the admit packet and to learn more about scheduling a visit to Akron Law.

Contact us

Akron Law Admissions
150 University Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-2901

Phone: 1-800-425-7668

Fax: 330-972-7337

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Barbara Weinzierl

Barbara C.S. DiGiacomo, Esq.
Associate Dean for Administration and Enrollment Management

Misty Franklin

Misty Franklin
Director of Online Education & Masters of Studies in Law Program

Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci
Director, Admissions

Terri Elliott

Terri Elliott
College Program Specialist

Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Akron is an Equal Opportunity Educational and Employment Institution. There shall be no unlawful discrimination on account of race, color, creed, sex, disability, national origin, age, or religion in education, employment, or admissions, or in services provided by the School of Law. Neither shall there be any discrimination on account of sexual orientation in education, employment, or admissions, or in services provided by the School of Law. These prohibitions include harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or military status. They apply to all School of Law faculty, contract professionals, staff, and students.

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