Olwyn Conway teaches the Criminal Defense and Criminal Prosecution Clinics, where she supervises students representing indigent clients in Franklin County and prosecuting misdemeanor offenses in Delaware County. In 2020, she received the Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Professor Conway’s scholarship focuses on narrative and storytelling in criminal trials, the progressive prosecution movement, and integrating restorative justice practices and principles into the US response to criminal wrongdoing. Her work has appeared in the Denver Law Review, the Michigan State Law Review, and The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.
Prior to joining Ohio State, Professor Conway spent seven years as an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She provided representation for thousands of indigent clients, with a specialty in major criminal trials. While at the Defender Association, Professor Conway also taught the Criminal Litigation Field Clinic at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.
Professor Conway sits on Franklin County’s Juvenile Court Community Restorative Circles as a facilitator and community member.
Olwyn Conway,Beyond Binary Thinking: Addressing the Biases That Threaten the Progressive Prosecution Movement,
Ohio St. J. Crim. L.