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Spotlight on Faculty: Oct. & Nov. 2014

Denise Platfoot Lacey moderated the Creative Programming for Tomorrow's Profession panel at the Student to Lawyer Symposium put on by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism. The discussion talked about innovative programming that law schools have introduced to better prepare students for the changing nature of law practice, often coined "the new normal". Read more.

Pamela Laufer-Ukeles has several forthcoming publications for 2015: "The Case Against Separating the Care from the Caregiver: Reunifying Children's Rights with Caregiver Rights," Nevada Law Journal; "The Lost Children: When the Right to Children Conflicts with the Rights of Children," Journal of Law and Ethics of Human Rights (Intergenerational Justice Conference Symposium Edition); and "ART and the Jewish Family: The Relevance of Kinship and Multiple Parenthood," Studies in Jewish Civilization (Purdue University Press).  

Tracy Reilly's presentation, “Copyright and the Tragedy of the Common,” was attended by more than 30 practitioners and students at the recent Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association's meeting.

Blake Watson's article, "Buying West Florida from the Indians: The Forbes Purchase and Mitchel v. United States (1935)," has just come out in the Florida International Law Review's symposium From War and Removal to Resurgence: The Legal and Political History of Florida Tribal Governments (Spring 2014)The issue is in the Faculty Scholarship section of the Zimmerman Law Library Reserve Area. Watson also served as a panel moderator and presenter on Fracking Bans and State Preemption at the 14th Annual Great Lakes Water Conference held by the University of Toledo College of Law. 

Media Appearances

Susan Brenner spoke to the Dayton Daily News on hackers stealing hundreds of thousands of U.S. Postal Service employees and customers’ personal information from the agency’s computers. (Must have subscription to read more.)

Tom Hagel spoke to WDTN TV-Dayton about the shooting of a 12-year old Cleveland boy. Hagel also spoke to ABC 22/Fox 45 TV-Dayton on the Fraternal Order of Police's reaction to the Michael Brown verdict. He also spoke to the Dayton Daily News on the conviction of a local woman in the 2005 microwave oven death of her 4-week-old daughter. Read more on all of these stories here.

Thaddeus Hoffmeister spoke to the Dayton Daily News to explain why a fatal shooting case was sent to the grand jury on a self defense claim. Read more.

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

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