Spotlight on Faculty: Summer 2015

Susan Brenner presented her lecture, "Cybersecurity: Threat Morphing in Cyberspace," as keynote speaker at the 25th annual Program in Law and Technology seminar at the University of Dayton School of Law. Brenner also presented that topic at the National High Tech Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Ohio chapter's annual convention, which was held at the Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center in Ohio. Her presentation turned into a lengthy and lively discussion with the attendees as to how the United States might better protect citizens and computer systems from attacks, both foreign and domestic. HTCIA is an international non-profit professional organization devoted to the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crimes involving advanced technologies.

Tracy Reilly chaired the 25th annual Program in Law and Technology Seminar at the University of Dayton School of Law. The seminar was held the day after a cyber attack was made on a database of government employee information. See media clips here.

Media Appearances

Susan Brenner's article, "Cybercrime Metrics: Old Wine, New Bottles?" was quoted in the article, "Cybercrime update: take downs, arrests, convictions, and sentences," on WeLiveSecurity.com.

Jeanette Cox spoke to Dayton Daily News on a former Montgomery County (Ohio) employee receiving a $750,000 settlement for a sexual discrimination lawsuit with the county’s engineering department (subscription required to read full article).

Tom Hagel spoke to WHIO-TV (Dayton) on probable cause in regards to the Beavercreek (Ohio) Walmart shooting.

Charles Hallinan spoke to @toledonews on how traffic cameras are rekindling debate on home rule.

Thaddeus Hoffmeister discussed law students, job markets and new areas of law with the Dayton Business Journal and was quoted by Fox News online on the dismissal of three jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial. He also spoke to Cleveland.com on why investigators are wise to take time in use-of-force cases and not be swayed by public opinion. Hoffmeister spoke to WDTN-TV (Dayton) on implications of legalizing marijuana in Ohio as well.

Professor emeritus Vernellia Randall weighs in on the media’s role in a modern healthcare crisis.

Lori Shaw spoke to FOX45-TV and ABC22 (Dayton) news on the case involving the Baltimore police officers and Freddie Gray.

Blake Watson, fracking law expert, was quoted in articles by DCBureau.org, "Frackers Use EPA Draft Water Report To Raise Doubts On Science" and for InsideClimate News, "Oklahoma Case Could Open Doors to More Earthquake-Fracking Lawsuits."


Thaddeus Hoffmeister's article, "Preventing Juror Misconduct in a Digital World", was included in the Chicago-Kent Law Review, vol. 90, issue 3, which is a symposium issue on juries.

Lori Shaw and Victoria VanZandt's book, Student Learning Outcomes and Law School Assessment: A Practical Guide to Measuring Institutional Effectiveness (2015) is available here.

Dennis Turner is a contributing writer for the Dayton Daily News and has written several articles, including, "Homeowner offers close-up look at living life along the river," "Tour of Wastewater Treatment Plant enlightening," "Puzzling tax charge brings conservancy district’s value to light," "Network of paved trails makes Miami Valley unique," and "Survival of mussels a concern for Conservancy District."

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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