Akron Law's international students boast many qualities

International law school students aren't just attracted to major cosmopolitan cities. They go to Akron, Ohio, for instance.  

The Univeristy of Akron School of Law is one of only 25 schools that offer an accelerated two-year J.D. program for foreign-trained lawyers. That and other offerings make the school a draw internationally.  

Indeed, international students come from countries across the globe: Brazil, Canada, China, Ghana, India, Nigeria, South Korea and more. They bring with them a variety of different undergraduate and often graduate credentials, and they follow different paths through law school and into — or back into — their careers.

“They also contribute to a richer, more worldly, law school experience for all our students,” Akron Law dean Christopher J. (C.J.) Peters said. “Right now we have a dozen international students among our J.D. (Juris Doctor) enrollment of about 420,” Peters continued. “Although we anticipate that the program will continue to grow, we take a very conservative approach to these admissions decisions to ensure the potential for success, particularly with applicants for whom English is a second language.”

Here's a link to a post on the law school website about some of these students.