Wednesday, October 7 | 12:00 p.m.
The “Heat of Passion” Doctrine and Blameworthy Reasons to be Angry
Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich’s research focuses on criminal procedure and criminal law theory. He teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure and law and terrorism. Witmer-Rich worked as a litigation associate at Jones Day in Cleveland and before joining the faculty, and previously practiced at the Federal Public Defender’s Office, where he represented defendants charged with a wide range of federal crimes including several detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in habeas corpus proceedings.
Professor Joshua Dressler, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Professor Joshua Dressler, Distinguished University Professor and the Frank R. Strong Chair in Law, is one of the country’s top authorities on the subjects of criminal law and criminal procedure. Before joining the Moritz College of Law faculty in 2001, Dressler taught at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Wayne State University and Hamline University. Dressler is the author of casebooks in the fields of criminal law and criminal procedure, with the former used by professors at nearly 120 American law schools. His treatises in the field frequently are cited by scholars and courts. Dressler is also the author of more than 50 scholarly articles and book chapters published in the United States and United Kingdom.