About Joann M. Sahl
Joann Sahl is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law. Prior to joining Akron Law, she served as a staff attorney in the housing unit of Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. in Akron, Ohio from 1999-2008. In that role she represented clients in housing cases and expungement cases including appearances at court and before administrative agencies. She also conducted community presentations on a variety of legal topics. Before that, Ms. Sahl served as assistant state public defender at the Ohio Public Defender Commission, eventually rising to chief appellate counsel and supervisor of the Death Penalty section where she successfully argued before the USSCT in Ohio v. Huertas, 498 US 336 (1991). Ms. Sahl received her J.D. from The University of Akron School of Law in 1986, where she was a member of the National Moot Court Team. She received her B.A. from The Ohio State University in 1983. In her role as clinician, Ms. Sahl serves as assistant director of the Legal Clinic and director of the Civil Litigation Clinic and the Clemency Project. She serves as the site supervisor for the statewide Law and Leadership Institute and supervises Akron Law's pro bono program.