Tuesday August 21, 2012

September 2012 Faculty News

Roundup of publications, media appearances and presentations by University of Dayton School of Law faculty.


Professor Jeannette Cox’s article “Pregnancy as ‘Disability’ and the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act,” which appeared in the Boston College Law Review, will be reprinted as a chapter in Women and the Law, which is expected to be published later this year. In the article, Cox proposes that the ADA should be interpreted to protect pregnant workers. 

In the Media

Professor Blake Watson’s new book, Buying America from the Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights, was featured on the Turtle Talk blog, published by the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

The book examines the history of native land rights of American Indians and provides a detailed account of Johnson v. McIntosh, the controversial 1823 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established that Indians lack full ownership rights in the lands they occupy. Watson argues that the United States should formally repudiate the discovery doctrine set forth in Johnson v. McIntosh.

Professor Rebecca Cochran discussed how law schools, including the University of Dayton School of Law, are changing how they prepare students for the bar exam in an article, “Law school changes help bar exam success,” in the Dayton Daily News.

Professor Thomas Hagel was interviewed by WDTN Channel 2 in Dayton for a report on a case in which a judge lowered the bonds for two security guards accused of killing a man they say tried to run them over.  

Professor Richard Saphire is quoted in a Dayton Daily News article “Sinclair students sue over protest sign ban” examining Sinclair Community College’s policy on protest signs and leafleting on its Dayton campus.  

Saphire also discussed the controversy over hours for early voting in Ohio with the Dayton Daily News.


Susan Brenner, the NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology, will give the keynote speech at seminar, “Investigating Cybercrime,” at Leiden Law School in The Netherlands on Sept. 28. The seminar is sponsored by eLaw@Leiden, the Centre for Law in the Information Society at Leiden Law School, and Fox-IT.

Professor James Durham moderated a teleconference, “Professors’ Corner: Significant Issues in Land Use Law,” sponsored by the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section on Aug. 8.  

Professor Richard Saphire led a dialogue on “One Nation, in Sickness and in Health: What does the Constitution have to say about the Health Care Reform Bill?” on July 24. The discussion was sponsored by My Daily Constitution in cooperation with League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area.  


Professor James Durham was named secretary of the Real Property Division of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estates Law Section at the ABA’s annual meeting in Chicago on Aug. 4.

For more information, contact Bob Mihalek, communication specialist at the University of Dayton School of Law, at 937-229-4683 or bob.mihalek@udayton.edu.