The University of Akron School of Law
The excellent legal education, affordable tuition, low student debt, and strong placement rates offered at Akron Law make us one of the best value law schools in the nation and the best value law school in Ohio. Located in the heart of downtown Akron and just 45 minutes south of Cleveland, the University of Akron (UA) is one of the 50 largest universities in the country. UA is a comprehensive research and teaching university with degree programs ranging from the associate to the doctoral level. Founded in 1870, UA has celebrated more than 140 years of academic excellence while forging ahead to meet the complex needs of today's students. The Akron School of Law was founded in 1921 and merged with UA in 1959. More than 7,000 students have graduated from the law school. Akron Law alumni practice throughout the United States and abroad. Nearly 180 Akron Law alumni have been, or currently are, judges in 13 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in the federal court system.