Spotlight on Law Faculty

Richard Perna received the 2016 Honorable Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award. Professor Richard Perna is a living example of the Marianist mission of scholarship, leadership and service. For almost thirty-five years, Perna has been a teacher, mentor and leader in the University of Dayton School of Law community. Perna joined the University of Dayton School of Law faculty in 1982. He was the director of the law clinic for five years and previously served as associate dean for academic affairs from 1992-1998 and from 2007-2011, for a total term of 10 years during his tenure. Perna’s dedication to the legal community extends beyond the walls of Keller Hall. He recently served as president of the Dayton Bar Association, having been elected to that position by his peers in the greater Dayton legal community because of his vision and leadership. Perna’s commitment to pro bono work is evident from his work at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia prior to arriving in Dayton, and through his work as clinical supervisor at Dayton Law, as well as through his involvement with the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyer’s Project.

Tracy Reilly NCR Professor of Law and Technology, Tracy Reilly, chaired the the 26th annual Program in Law and Technology (PILT) Seminar: Exploring the Future of Cyber, Technology and Intellectual Property Innovation that featured keynote speaker, Thaddeus Hoffmeister. View photo gallery here.

Media Appearances

Dayton Law experts have gone beyond the call of duty to share their knowledge with the world with quotes in more than 2,000 stories. Follow us on Twitter @UDaytonLaw #UDintheNews

Susan Brenner Cyber law expert Susan Brenner discusses the law behind what it means when the government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. More stories here.
Jeannette Cox Disability and discrimination laws expert Jeannette Cox discusses the First Amendment in the article, "The Bill of Rights: Speech and Guns in the Private Workplace," on TriplePundit.com.
Richard Saphire Richard Saphire was quoted by CNN.com on early voting in Ohio. "At some point the Supreme Court is going to have to step in and provide some clarification."
Lori Shaw Criminal law and death penalty expert Lori Shaw was quoted in the AP story, "Death penalty arguments begin for convicted killer of 3," and also explained Ohio's child endangerment law in regards to the zoo gorilla incident.
Tom Hagel Criminal law experts Tom Hagel and Thaddeus Hoffmeister explained the Castle Doctrine after a local woman shot an alleged intruder. Hagel was quoted by theDayton Daily News here. Hoffmeister was quoted in the ABC22 News (Dayton) story here, or you can view the video here.
Thaddeus Hoffmeister Juries expert Thaddeus Hoffmeister weighed in on the debate over researching prospective jurors online. He also spoke to the Dayton Daily News about safety after Orlando.

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