April 2011 Faculty News

04.01.2011 | Faculty, Law

Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell declared March 11, 2011, Lisa Kloppenberg Day, in honor of the dean's commitment to the city, the University of Dayton School of Law and the legal community. Kloppenberg was honored during the Dayton Bar Association's 2011 annual Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Institute, during which she gave an address, "Impact Your World: The Lawyer as Problem Solver."

Kloppenberg is chairing the University of Dayton's search committee for a new director of campus ministry. The committee is seeking a replacement for Father Chris Wittmann, S.M., who, after nine years, will receive new duties in July, serving as novice director for the Marianist Province.


Associate Professor Pamela Laufer-Ukeles presented "Cross-Dresser's with Benefits: The Role of Women in Combat Units in the United States and Israel" at the University of Baltimore's fourth annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference on March 31. Laufer-Ukeles examined the topic of women in the military.

Laufer-Ukeles is quoted in a Dayton Daily News article, Baby Vanessa custody case could improve children's rights, about a settlement reached in a controversial child custody case.


Susan Brenner, the NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology, spoke at The Future of Fourth Amendment Analysis at The University of Mississippi School of Law. The symposium, sponsored by the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law, was presented in conjunction with The National Judicial College¿s course, The Fourth Amendment: Foundational, Current and Future Views, March 9-11.

Participating in a session entitled "The Future of Digital Evidence Searches and Seizures," Brenner presented a paper, "Trojan Horse Warrants and Virtual Force," analyzing the Fourth Amendment implications of two practices that do not yet exist (at least not in U.S. law) but are likely to evolve in the not too distant future: law enforcement use of Trojan horse viruses to remotely search the hard drives of suspects computers; and the use of digital force to target websites or other online sources in order to prevent them from inflicting "harms" of various types.


Associate Professor Eric Chaffee gave two presentations in Washington, D.C., in March: "Person-to-Person Lending Regulation: Answering the Call of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" on March 3 at the American University Law Review Symposium on Financial Regulatory Reform; and "Forty Years of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: A Critical Reexamination of the Relationship Between Business Organizations and Tribal Sovereignty" on March 5 at the Association for Law, Property, and Society Annual Meeting at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Chaffee is quoted in Raj Gupta's Hail Mary Pass, which examines a controversial insider trading case, published on Fortune.com¿s Street Sweep blog.


Professor Richard Saphire made a presentation on "Twombly and Iqbal: A Federal Pleading Revolution" to a group of local federal practitioners and members of the Federal Practice Committee of the Dayton Bar Association on March 14.

On March 17, Saphire spoke to a UD Life Long Learning Center class on the First Amendment.


Professor Vernellia Randall has a chapter, Perspective: Title VI, Healthcare Reform, and the Need for a State Antidiscrimination Law, included in Healthcare Disparities at the Crossroads with Healthcare Reform, edited by Richard Allen Williams.

For more information, contact Bob Mihalek at 937-229-4683.