Felony Friday: Law Professor’s Clemency Clinics Fueled President Obama’s Clemency Numbers


Today on Felony Friday is Mark W. Osler joins host John Odermatt. Osler is a legal scholar, law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a staunch critic of narcotics policy and capital punishment. Osler received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1990, he worked as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit, before beginning to work as a law professor at Baylor University in 2000, and then leaving for St. Thomas in 2010. At St. Thomas, he founded the nation’s first law school clinic on federal commutations,and he has advocated for an expansive use of the presidential pardon power.

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