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Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich has been an assistant professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law since 2009. Before joining the faculty, Witmer-Rich practiced at the Federal Public Defender's Office, where he represented defendants charged with a wide range of federal crimes. He also represented several detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in habeas corpus proceedings.
Witmer-Rich's research focuses on criminal procedure and criminal law theory. His articles have appeared journals such as the Florida Law Review and Criminal Law and Philosophy. He teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and law and terrorism.
In 2010 he received an Ohio Faculty Innovator Award from the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents for innovative and cost-saving use of digital classroom materials. Witmer-Rich serves as counsel to the Criminal Rules Committee of the Ohio Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Witmer-Rich earned his undergraduate degree from Goshen College and his JD from the University of Michigan. Following law school, Witmer-Rich clerked for Judge M. Blane Michael on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He then worked as a litigation associate for three years at Jones Day in Cleveland.
CLE credit: 1 hour approved
Category: CLE Programs, Public Lectures