September 2012 Dayton Docket

Digital Lawyer

Stephanie Kimbro '03, a pioneer in online lawyering, will offer one of the nation's first free digital lawyering programs for University of Dayton law students this fall. Read More »

3L Receives State Bar Fellowship for Pro Bono Work

A University of Dayton School of Law student who spent his summer doing pro bono legal work has received a new fellowship from the Ohio State Bar AssociationRead More »

Prof. Eric Chaffee Publishes Article on Regulating Online Lending

Professor Eric Chaffee's latest article, "Regulating Online Peer-to-Peer Lending in the Aftermath of Dodd-Frank: In Search of an Evolving Regulatory Regime for an Evolving Industry," has been published in the Washington and Lee Law ReviewRead More »

Prof. James Durham Publishes Article on Foreclosure Litigation

Professor James Durham’s latest article, “Avoiding a Lawyers’ Race to the Foreclosure Bottom: Some Advice to Lawyers for Lenders and Borrowers on their Roles in Foreclosure Litigation,” has been published by Northern Illinois University Law ReviewRead More »

Learning to Redefine Winning

Law student Catherine Tatum writes about an important lesson she learned during her internship at the Public Defender's Office in Petersburg, Va., this summer. Read More »

Invaluable Hands-On Experience

3L Laura Peters shares her hands-on experience she received doing pro bono work working for the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project in Minneapolis. Read More »

In Memoriam

Judge Rachel Hutzel '91 died Aug. 25, 2012, from cancer. She was 56. Hutzel joined the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals in 2011, becoming the first woman to serve on the court since it was created in 1983.

Previously, she was county prosecutor of Warren County, Ohio. When she was first elected to that position, she made the prosecution of child abuse cases a priority and helped open the Child Advocacy Center of Warren County in 2008. She first joined the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office in 1993.

“She was the real thing,” said Warren County Commissioner Pat South told the Dayton Daily News. “She was passionate about law and about taking care of those least able to protect themselves. She was fierce in the courtroom but was one of the most compassionate people I’d ever met.”  

Hutzel chaired the Victim Advocate Committee, served on the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association's Executive and Legislative Committees and on the boards of Elizabeth’s New Life Center and the Warren County Foundation.

Alumni News

Roundup of news from alumni from around the country.

Updates from Ron Raether ’96, Todd Duwel ’98, David Herier ’98, Ted Wood ’98, Ria Farrell Schalnat ’99, Jennifer Denslow ’02, Stephanie Kimbro ’03, Lindsey A. Coley ’07, Michelle Thomas ’07, Shahrzad P. Allen ’08, Chandler N. Hodge ’09, Mitch Hedrick ’11 and Serah Siemann ’11. Read More »

Faculty News

Roundup of publications, media appearances and presentations by School of Law faculty.

Recent news from professors Blake Watson, Jeannette Cox, Rebecca Cochran, Thomas Hagel, Richard Saphire, Susan Brenner and James Durham. Read More »

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