USD Law Alumnus Larry Williams '92 (JD) Named Athletic Director at University of Akron

USD Law Alumnus Larry Williams '92 (JD) Named Athletic Director at University of Akron

Larry Williams '92 (JD) Named Athletic Director at University of Akron

Larry Williams '92 (JD)

Akron, Ohio (August 19, 2015) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Larry Williams, ’92 (JD), was named athletic director for the University of Akron “Zips,” effective September 1, 2015.

Williams brings a diverse athletics background and proven track record with him to Akron. Throughout his career, he has been a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletic director, collegiate and professional athlete, including a stint with the Cleveland Browns, practicing attorney, media talent, university marketing administrator, and most recently, a top executive in the corporate trademark licensing and marketing industry.

Williams was a two-time All-American football player. The offensive lineman played professional football in the National Football League from 1985 to 1993, while at the same time earning a law degree from USD School of Law. He then practiced law for the Indianapolis-based law firm of Baker & Daniels, before going to Notre Dame in 1999 to work on licensing and product marketing.

Williams served on the NCAA Championships and Sports Sponsorship Cabinet and the NCAA Men's Basketball Issues Committee. He previously chaired the West Coast Conference Athletic Directors Council.

"Larry Williams was our top choice," Scarborough said. "He brings a wealth of experience to the position. We are very excited to see what Larry will do to elevate our intercollegiate athletics program to a higher level."

Read the full press release online.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Celebrating 60 years of alumni and student success, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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