College of Law

Frank S. Merritt

Frank S. Merritt

Professor of Law Emeritus



Professor Frank S. Merritt, a faculty member since 1977, is a graduate of Hiram College (B.A.) and Case Western Reserve University (J.D.).    He teaches in the areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure - Adjudications, Criminal Procedure - Investigations, Local Government, and White Collar Crime.  Professor Merritt has also taught Torts.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Merritt served as assistant professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, and General Counsel, Prisoner's Legal Assistance. Professor Merritt has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations including The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and Section on Local Government, and the Ohio State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee.

During the summer months, Professor Merritt serves as Ecology Director at Camp Frontier, Erie Shores Council #460, Boy Scouts of America, where he teaches Environmental Science, Forestry and Astronomy.

In addition, Professor Merritt has published in the fields of corrections and prisoner's rights.

Recent publications include: With David J. Benson, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, releases 17 & 18 (1997 & 1998 revisions); Editor, Criminal Law Journal of Ohio, (1990-1993).


Last Updated: 6/27/22