Ohio High Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell talks to political science students at Baldwin Wallace University.

Justice Gives Inside View of Supreme Court

It's not every day a college student gets to pick the brain of a State Supreme Court Justice... but Ohio Justice Terrence O’Donnell gave Baldwin Wallace University political science students an insider’s view of the State Supreme Court on April 26.

Justice O’Donnell talked with students in BW’s Judicial Process class, taught by James Pawlik. In addition to explaining the operations of the Ohio Supreme Court, its role as a court of last resort and the court’s decision-making process, Justice O’Donnell also discussed some of the more recent decisions issued by the justices.

Students enrolled in BW’s Judicial Process class are preparing for law school or a career in the criminal justice system. The course explores how the courts address criminal and civil law, as well as looking at various facets of the legal process, including juries, judicial selection, judicial behavior, judicial policy development, and subsidiary judicial processes such as arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Justice O’Donnell has been a member of the state judiciary for more than 25 years and served on both the trial court and appellate court before being elected to the Ohio Supreme Court. He began his service on the Ohio Supreme Court in 2003 and was elected in 2004 and 2006. His current term will expire in December.

Post April 2012

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