Sahl, Jack Patrick

Jack Sahl (B.A., Boston College; J.D., Vermont Law School; LL.M., Yale University) is a Professor of Law and the Deputy Director of the Miller Institute for Professional Responsibility at the University of Akron School of Law where he teaches Professional Responsibility; Evidence; Law, Morals & Professional Responsibility: Media Reflections of Lawyers and Judges – Myths & Reality; Sports Law; and Entertainment Law. Professor Sahl also teaches a law course each summer at Yale University and a contracts and commercial law seminar at the CEIDA Institute in Rome, Italy. He is a member of the: Publications Board of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (Chair since 2006); Standing Committee on Professional Discipline (presidential appointment, 3-year term, 2008-present); Coordinating Council, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (2006-present); Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award Selection Committee, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (2006-present); Unauthorized Practice of Law Commission (Ohio Supreme Court appointment, 3-year term, 2008-present); Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee OSBA Future of the Legal Profession Advisory Committee (2005-present); OSBA Membership (1994-present); Services Advisory Panel (2008-present); and the Cleveland Bar Association Ethics & Professionalism Committee (1991-present). Professor Sahl has authored numerous articles on professional ethics and discipline for lawyers and judges and has frequently spoken on these topics both nationally and internationally. He has served as a consultant and an expert witness in professional responsibility cases and has helped to investigate disciplinary matters for the state bar involving lawyers and judges. Professor Sahl clerked for Chief Judge William Holloway, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was senior counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights. Professor Sahl practiced law primarily in the entertainment field with a particular focus on the music industry.