Ohio is executing inmates at a steady rate, but significant questions about its fairness and the risk of wrongful conviction/execution have been raised by the American Bar Association in a 2007 Report, which is now under review. This course will examine Ohio’s death penalty historically and in it’s current form; the issues of fairness, arbitrariness, discrimination and risk of error attending it; the proposals of both bodies to ratchet up the capital punishment litigation system to help resolve these concerns; and the prospects for abolition.
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Legal Education for 2.0 CLE hours of instruction per session, total of 122 CLE hours for all 6 sessions. Some of these sessions have also been approved for death penalty training by the Rule 20 Committee. A $10 additional fee per session is required for CLE credit.