Spotlight on Faculty: Fall 2015

Tracy Reilly chaired the 2015 Program in Law and Technology (PILT) Scholarly Symposia Series: Chaos & Copyrights: Clearing Up the "Blurred Lines" of Infringement in Williams v. Bridgeport at the University of Dayton School of Law.  The symposium welcomed Joe Bogdan and Robert Meitus, two prominent entertainment law practitioners/professors, as well as Judith Finell, the lead musicologist who testified in the Blurred Lines case for the Marvin Gaye estate. View photo gallery here. Reilly also participated in Akron Law’s Second Annual IP Scholars Forum. The topic was university and other non-practicing entity ownership of intellectual property.

Susan Brenner presented, “Cyberthreats and the Nation-State,” at the annual Ohio Judicial Conference in Columbus. 

Jeannette Cox presented a work-in-progress, “Reasonable Accommodations after the ADA Amendments Act,” at the University of Cincinnati College of Law's faculty colloquium series.

Jim Durham has been named as the American Bar Association's Advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws' Drafting Committee for a Uniform Electronic Registry for Residential Mortgage Notes.

Adam Todd gave the presentation, "How cognitive psychology forces us to rethink the teaching of persuasive legal writing to first year law students,” at the Psychology of Persuasion Conference held at the University of Wyoming School of Law.

Julie Zink has been appointed to the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Quarterly Journal editorial board. This is a three-year, non-renewable appointment running from Nov. 2015 to Nov. 2018.  


Maureen Anderson's article reviewing Nell Bernstein's Burning down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison (New York Press 2014) is included in the Law Library Journal (Winter 2015).

Susan Brenner’s article "'Kiddie Crime?' The Utility of Criminal Law in Controlling Cyberbulllying", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for the topic of Innovation & Deviance.

Lori Shaw's article, "Title IX, Sexual Assault, & the Issue of Effective Consent - Blurred Lines: When Should 'Yes' Mean 'No?'​" will be published in the Spring 2016 edition of the Indiana Law Journal.

Dennis Turner continues his contributions as writer with the Dayton Daily News. Find his articles here.

Blake Watson had several publications recently, including:

Media Appearances

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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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