Dana K. Cole is an Associate Professor of Law at The University of Akron School of
Law. He received his B.A. from The University of Cincinnati and his J.D., magna cum
laude, from The University of Dayton, where he was a member of the University of Dayton
Law Review. Professor Cole teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Trial Advocacy. He serves
on the board of directors and is also a faculty member at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s
College in Jackson, Wyo. Additionally, Professor Cole serves on the faculty of the Ohio
CLE Institute, and is a Teaching Team Member for Harvard Law School’s Winter Trial
Advocacy Workshop. His memberships include the American Bar Association, the Association
of Trial Lawyers of America and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He
is admitted to practice in Ohio and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of Ohio. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty in 1997, Professor Cole was a
trial attorney with Crew, Buchanan and Lowe and a litigation associate with Smith and
Schnacke, both located in Dayton, Ohio. He also served as a judicial law clerk for The
Honorable John M. Meagher in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. 

Articles - Law Reviews


Expanding Felony-Murder in Ohio: Felony-Murder or Murder-Felony?, Ohio State Law Journal (2002)

Ohio's aggravated felony-murder rule and felony-murder death penalty specification provisions apply where a death occurs...



Psychodrama and the Training of Trial Lawyers: Finding the Story, Northern Illinois University Law Review (2001)

The author attempts in this article to make trial lawyers and trial advocacy teachers aware...




Gerry Spence's The Smoking Gun As A Teaching Tool (2004)

The Smoking Gun, is the true story of a woman and her teenage son charged...


Articles - Periodicals


Gerry Spence Was My Third Grade Teacher, The Warrior (2009)

The author challenges the "trial lawyer is warrior" metaphor and suggests that the "trial lawyer...



Eye of the Storm, The Warrior (2004)

The author acknowledging the contributions of a fellow staff member of the Gerry Spence's Trial...



TLC in the Funny Papers, The Warrior (2002)

The author describes Tom Batiuk's visit to his trial advocacy class during a painting exercise....



Psychodrama at Harvard, The Warrior (2002)

The author describes his experience teaching trial advocacy at Harvard Law School.



Dutch, The Warrior (2002)

The author gives a eulogy to a friend who informally served as his jury trial...