“It’s not just the words that I say, but do I honor the words that you say?”

This continuation of our ‘Words Matter’ series features Dana Cole, an associate professor of law at the University of Akron School of Law, who shares his thoughts on the power and components of an impactful story and the art of mindful listening.

This refreshing approach to why words matter explores not only on the side of the storyteller but also on the side of the listener. Drawing from both his personal insight inspired by recent events and his unique understanding of the psychodramatic methods, Dana’s words embody the message of kindness, respect, and connection behind everything we do here at TLC.

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Episode Guest, Dana Cole

Dana K. Cole is an associate professor of law at the University of Akron School of Law where he teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, Trial Advocacy, and is the Director of the Summer Trial Academy. Professor Cole is also a Teaching Team Member for the Harvard Law School Winter Trial Advocacy Workshop and serves on the board of directors and is a faculty member at the Trial Lawyers College.

Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty, Professor Cole was a trial attorney in Dayton, Ohio. Professor Cole received his B.A. from The University of Cincinnati and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Dayton, where he was a member of the University of Dayton Law Review. While in law school, Professor Cole served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable John M. Meagher in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.