Michael Gentithes

Michael Gentithes

Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: School of Law
Office: Room 229
Phone: 330-972-7356
Email: gentithes@uakron.edu
SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1585411
Selected Works - bepress: https://works.bepress.com/michael-gentithes/
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Professor Gentithes joined the Akron faculty as an assistant professor of law in 2019. Previously, he was a visiting assistant professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law and an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Professor Gentithes practiced as an assistant appellate defender in the Office of the State Appellate Defender, where he represented indigent clients in criminal appeals throughout Illinois. Professor Gentithes was also a judicial clerk on the Illinois Appellate Court, an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago Law Department, and a litigation associate for Kraus & Zucklewski LLP.

Professor Gentithes's teaching and research focuses on criminal procedure, constitutional law, legal theory, and legal research and writing. His articles have been published in law reviews across the country, including the Iowa Law ReviewHarvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law ReviewWilliam & Mary Law ReviewGeorgia Law ReviewMissouri Law ReviewTennessee Law ReviewWashburn Law JournalReview of Banking & Financial Law, and Willamette Law Review. He also make frequent presentations to bar associations on topics in constitutional law, criminal law, and appellate practice.

Professor Gentithes earned an LL.M. degree in legal theory from New York University School of Law, his J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law, and his B.A. from Colgate University. He was born and raised in Warren, Ohio, is an avid swimmer, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.


  • LL.M., New York University School of Law
  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.A., Colgate University