William D. Rich
William D. Rich is an emeritus professor of law at the University of Akron School of Law. He has taught Constitutional Law, First Amendment Law, Election Law, and Criminal Law. He served for six years as Chairman of the University's Faculty Senate. He is the Chairman of the Summit County Board of Elections and a member and former President of the Board of Trustees of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. In 2010 he served as a member of the City of Akron's Charter Review Commission. He received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Rochester, a J.D. from the University of Denver, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Before joining the faculty, he was a staff attorney at the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, VA, where he directed a research project on the impact of sentencing guidelines on sentencing and plea bargaining practices. He is a member of the Colorado bar.