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Studies examine the positive impact of public universities

Initially founded as Buchtel College in 1870 by the Ohio Universalist Convention, The University of Akron has been making a difference in the lives of students for over 140 years.
Today the university serves about 21,000 students who can choose from over 200 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and law degree pr ... (full story)

Longtime civil litigation attorney recertified by the NBTA

Tzangas Plakas Mannos Managing Partner Lee Plakas said he entered the legal profession to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and society as a whole and he’s been working toward that goal ever since.
During his more than 40 years as an attorney, he’s handled hundreds of civil jury trials in state an ... (full story)

Imagining MeToo after Kavanaugh

At the time I write this (Monday, Oct. 1) any prediction the outcome of the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is likely to look foolish in the end. I put his odds of being confirmed stand at about 50/50, mostly dependent because that feels like the likelihood that investigators will uncover a sufficient quantum of ev ... (full story)

What to know and say about post-divorce romance

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta taught, and sang, about summer love so well. As the weather cools down, the heat of a summer romance may still be going strong. New relationships raise questions. New relationships after divorce raise many more questions.
How will the kids react? How about the ex-spouse? What will friends say? ... (full story)

Law Bulletin: Frustrations in life of law

Frustrations abound in life and law.
• The train is either agonizingly delayed, at the expense of my monthly meeting — obsessively gaveled to order on time — or leaves with infuriating promptness when I am held up, forcing me to acknowledge I can no longer cover the five-minute dash to the station in less than se ... (full story)