Bryan Ward

Bryan Ward
Professor of Law
Tilton Hall of Law 175
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH, 45810
Research Interests
Habeas corpus, criminal procedure and criminal sentencing
Employee degree:

BA, Ohio Northern University

PHD, Ohio State University (The)

JD, Univ of North Carolina Chapel


Bryan Ward joined the ONU Law faculty in 1999 after five years in the general practice of law with a focus on bankruptcy and commercial litigation in Troy, Ohio, and the greater Dayton, Ohio, area. He received his JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Ward teaches in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure. He writes in the areas of criminal sentencing and criminal procedure. Ward also frequently gives continuing legal education presentations in the areas of legal ethics and professionalism, as well as legal issues affecting churches.


Courses taught:

Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Sentencing Seminar, Capital Punishment Seminar, Terrorism and Criminal Law


Recent publications:

"A Plea Best Not Taken: Why Criminal Defendants Should Avoid the Alford Plea," 68 Missouri Law Review 913 (2003)

"Sentencing Without Remorse," 38 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 131 (2006)

"Is Modern Crime Too Complex for the Modern Jury?" Forum on Public Policy Online, Fall 2006 edition


Current CV