Monday December 3, 2012

December 2012 Faculty News

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


Associate professor Pamela Laufer-Ukeles’ article “Mothering for Money: Regulating Commercial Intimacy” will be published in 2013 in the Indiana Law Journal. Professors Richard Storrow of CUNY School of Law and Michele Gilman of the University of Baltimore School of Law will publish comments on the article in the journal.

Professor Eric Chaffee's forthcoming article on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was featured on the TRACE blog, an anti-bribery compliance blog. Chaffee’s article “The Role of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Other Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws in Preventing or Lessening Future Financial Crises” will be published in the Ohio State Law Journal

Professor Thomas Hagel published revised editions of Ohio Criminal Practice and Procedure and Ohio Manual of Criminal Complaints and Indictments. The books are published by LexisNexis.

In the Media

Dean Paul McGreal’s presentation on “An Overview of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Programs” was featured on the CompliancEX blog. The blog provides an overview of McGreal’s presentation, which he delivered at the Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2012, sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, on Oct. 9-10 in New York.

A paper by Susan Brenner, the NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology, is quoted in an article “‘Cyberdraft’ Would Press-Gang Geeks Into Government Service” on The article quotes “Civilians In Cyberwarfare: Conscripts,” which Brenner co-wrote with attorney Leo L. Clarke and was published in 2010 in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.  

Kelly Henrici, executive director of the Program in Law and Technology, explained why copyright declarations that Facebook users make on the social media site are unnecessary in an interview with Dayton's WKEF-TV 22.

Professor Tracy Reilly is quoted in a Dayton Daily News article reporting that area businesses are being sued for playing music without proper licensing. 

Professor Eric Chaffee was interviewed on 700WLW in Cincinnati about the settlement of criminal claims brought against BP for the Gulf oil spill.

Associate professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister is quoted in a Dayton Daily News article reporting on new U.S. Air Force guidelines for releasing information about airmen accused of crimes. In addition to teaching law, Hoffmeister is a major in the Army Reserves.


Susan Brenner, the NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology, participated on a panel at the Cybersecurity Summit, sponsored by the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research on Oct. 29. Brenner and the other panelists were asked to explain what advice they would give the president to address challenges created by the need to secure civilian and governmental networks.

Denise Platfoot Lacey, lecturer of law and externship faculty member, gave a presentation on preparing "ethics"-ready lawyers by integrating the teaching of legal ethics with externship courses at the 2012 Midwest Clinical Conference at St. Louis University School of Law on Nov. 9-11. She also presented about Dayton Law's Externship Program and led a breakout session on creating a culture of professionalism in law schools at the Student to Lawyer Symposium, sponsored by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism, on Nov. 16.

Lacey will present a professionalism CLE program for the Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association on Dec. 14.

Professor Dennis Greene participated in a roundtable discussion at the “IP for Creative Upstarts” Conference, sponsored by the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program at Michigan State University College of Law, Nov. 9-10.

Professor Eric Chaffee presented “Transnational Anti-Corruption Regulation and Stable Global Financial Markets: Exploring What Still Needs to Be Done” at the Central States Law Schools Association Conference at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on Oct. 20. He also participated on a panel on “JOBS Act Compliance: Crowdfunding and Rule 506 Reform” at the Ohio Securities Conference in Columbus on Oct. 12.

Associate professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister presented “Investigating Jurors in the Digital Age” at the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys annual meeting on Nov. 8 in Dayton.

Professor Blake Watson gave a presentation on the right to fish and recreate on rivers running through private property on Oct. 17 to undergraduates at the University of Dayton as part of the River Stewards program.

Other accomplishments

Professor Eric Chaffee was elected secretary of the Central States Law Schools Association.

Professor Richard Saphire contributed to an amicus curiae brief for the appellants in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit challenging the constitutionality of a Michigan law that banned affirmative action in college admissions decisions. The en banc court, in an 8-7 vote, found the law an unconstitutional obstacle to the law making process. The brief Saphire contributed to focused on the history of state efforts to impose obstacles impeding civil rights proponents' access to the political process. Saphire was also an amicus and worked on an amicus brief in a Ninth Circuit case raising similar issues.

For more information, contact Bob Mihalek, communication specialist at the University of Dayton School of Law, at 937-229-4683 or