Joann M. Sahl

Joann M. Sahl

Title: Assistant Director, Legal Clinic; Associate Clinical Professor; Pro Bono Coordinator
Office: Quaker Square, Suite 401
Phone: 330-972-7189
Fax: 330-972-2372
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Joann Sahl is the assistant director of the legal clinic. 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 at and Columbus Legal Aid from 1996- 1998. Before that, Professor 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 United States Supreme Court in Ohio v. Huertas, 498 US 336 (1991). Professor Sahl received her J.D. from The University of Akron School of Law and her B.A. from The Ohio State University.



Clinics Taught: Appellate Practice, Civil Practice, Reentry, and Social Justice Lawyering