Spotlight on Faculty: September 2014

Susan Brenner participated in a meeting of the International Working Group on Cybercrime and the Law. The event was held in Washington, D.C., and brought together 30 participants, including government officials, members of law enforcement and others who have significant expertise in cybersecurity. Brenner chaired as well as presented at the session analyzing how law can be adapted to deal effectively with the challenges of cybercrime and cyberterrorism.   

Jeanette Cox spoke to Yahoo! News on "What If Men Could Get Pregnant?"

Tom Hagel, Thaddeus Hoffmeister and Lori Shaw all spoke to Dayton television stations and newspapers to help the public understand the legal developments in the Beavercreek, Ohio, Walmart shooting. There were more than 400 outlets in the U.S., Canada and Taiwan that picked up the Associated Press story quoting Shaw about the grand jury decision. You can find links to the posted media stories here.

Thaddeus Hoffmeister also signed a book contract with West Publishing to publish Social Media Law in a Nutshell. Hoffmeister spoke at the Sixth Annual Constitution Pre-Law Day at Central State (Ohio) University, the Chicago Kent Law School Symposium on Juries and at the Southern Methodist University (Texas) Dedman School of Law Symposium on Social Media; his remarks will be published in an upcoming law review. Hoffmeister presented a Cybercrimes seminar for LexisNexis as well as appearing in a podcast for WHUR Howard University (Washington, D.C.) radio and on "The Legal Pad" with James E. McCollum, Jr., Esq., on XM Radio 141 to discuss both juries and social media.

Denise Platfoot Lacey spoke on a panel in Columbus, Ohio, for the monthly meeting of Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) on the topic of work-life balance. You can read more on “What would you do with an extra hour?” from one of the presenters on her blog.

Tracy Reilly co-moderated the panel on Authorship and Creativity at the First Annual David & Ann Brennan Intellectual Property Scholars Forum at the University of Akron (Ohio) School of Law. Also, Reilly's article, "Copyright and the Tragedy of the Common" was accepted for publication in IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review at University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Charles Russo talked to the Houston Chronicle on who is responsible when a family wants the school district to pay for special education needs.

Richard Sapphire spoke to WDTN TV Dayton on the SCOTUS decision on not too hear cases on same-sex marriage.

Blake Watson recently updated his "Hydraulic Fracturing Litigation Summary", which is available here. The document summarizes trespass and groundwater contamination disputes involving hydraulic fracturing.

Susan Wawrose's article, "What do legal employers want to see in new graduates? Using focus groups to find out.," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN: Legal Education (Topic); Law & Society: The Legal Profession eJournal; Law Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching eJournal; Legal Education eJournal; and Legal Writing eJournal.

For more information, contact Denise Baker, assistant director of communications at the University of Dayton School of Law, at 937-229-3342 or dbaker3@udayton.edu.

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