Dana K. Cole
DANA K. COLE is a tenured associate professor at the University of Akron School of Law where he teaches, Evidence, Criminal Law, and Trial Advocacy. He developed Akron’s innovative Summer Trial Academy and has served as the director of the program since its inception. Before joining the faculty at Akron, Professor Cole practiced law full-time for 11 years. He has extensive jury trial experience in state and federal court. He continues to represent clients in both civil and criminal matters.
Professor Cole has taught in the Harvard Law School Winter Trial Advocacy Workshop each year since 2002. Professor Cole also teaches Comparative Criminal Law in the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law study abroad program in Ireland. Professor Cole joined the teaching faculty of the Trial Lawyers College in 1996, became a member of the Board of Directors in 2004, and was elected Secretary to the Board from 2014 until 2020. He is a frequent speaker at trial advocacy workshops, seminars, and programs throughout the country.