Donald Caster

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Donald Caster

Professor of Clinical Law, Ohio Innocence Project, Rosenthal Institute for Justice, College of Law

620C College of Law Building


Areas of Interest: Civil Rights


Donald graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was a member of Moot Court and Law Review and a fellow at the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights. Following a clerkship with a federal district court judge, Donald joined Gerhardstein, Branch & Laufman, a boutique civil rights firm, as an associate.

Donald subsequently opened his own practice, focusing on criminal defense and appellate litigation. He later served in the appellate division of the Butler County Prosecutor's Office before joining the Ohio Innocence Project as an attorney.


BA, Youngstown State University
JD, University of Cincinnati


"Taking a Mulligan: The Special Challenges of Narrative Creation in the Post-Conviction Context," article, 76 Md. L. Rev. 770 (2017)