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Susan  W. Brenner
Susan W. Brenner
Samuel A. McCray Chair in Law

Brenner's areas of expertise include criminal law, criminal procedure, federal grand juries and cybercrimes (primary focus is on cyberwar and transnational cyberattacks). She has spoken at numerous conferences, including Interpol's International Conference on Cybercrimes, the American Bar Association's National Cybercrime Conference, the Asia-Pacific Fraud Convention and the National Association of Attorneys General's cybercrime training program. "NBC Nightly News" featured her website, http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/. Also an expert in grand juries, she has published numerous law review articles and book chapters dealing with criminal law, and two books - Federal Grand Jury Practice and Precedent Inflation. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: NPR, Houston Chronicle, USA Today, The Associated Press, Daily Southtown (Chicago), South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch and Reforma (Mexico City).

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Faisal Chaudhry
Faisal Chaudhry
Assistant Professor of Law & History

Chaudhry, who has a J.D. plus a Ph.D. in history, specializes in the relationship between law and economic development. Through his scholarship, he seeks to understand how legal institutions have played roles in economic change in the global south, especially in parts of Asia that were colonial or semi-colonial dependencies. His more specific teaching and writing interests in contemporary legal affairs involve private law (property, contract) and the role of market power in creating inequality, environmental justice and land/natural resource use, and intellectual property and the innovation system. His more specific teaching and writing interests in history and allied social science fields involve the history of legal, political and economic modernity in South Asia and connected parts of the Islamic world, the history of capitalism, and the history of ideas/science.

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Jeannette Cox
Jeannette Cox
Professor of Law

Cox's areas of expertise include disability and employment discrimination, statutory interpretation and civil procedure. Her recent work analyzes the conceptual relationship between the newly amended Americans with Disabilities Act and traditional civil rights laws. The North Carolina Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, San Diego Law Review, Florida Law Review and Boston College Law Review have published her work. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The Takeaway, a national public radio morning show co-produced by WNYC with The New York Times, the BBC, and Public Radio International; Toronto Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, CNN.com WGN-AM (Chicago), the syndicated show "The Doctors," and CBS Marketwatch.

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Erica Goldberg
Erica Goldberg
Assistant Professor of Law

Goldberg specializes in conflicts at the intersection of constitutional liberties and social harms, especially those that touch upon First Amendment doctrine. She teaches privacy law, tort law (civil proceedings to provide relief for persons who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others), the Fourth Amendment (unreasonable searches and seizures), and Fifth and Sixth Amendments (rights related to criminal and civil legal proceedings). She blogs at In a Crowded Theater. Links to her blog posts have appeared in media, including The Washington Post, CNN.com and Dayton TV station ABC22/Fox45.

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Thomas Hagel
Thomas Hagel
Professor Emeritus

Hagel's areas of expertise include criminal procedure, criminal law and evidence. He also serves as an acting local judge. Hagel has represented criminal clients in more than 200 bench trials, motion hearings and post-trial proceedings in state and federal courts. He was also the lead trial attorney in approximately 20 homicide cases. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CBS Radio News, The Associated Press, New York Post, National Law Journal, The Columbus Dispatch, WCPN-FM (Cleveland) and all Dayton media outlets.

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Thaddeus Hoffmeister
Thaddeus Hoffmeister
Professor of Law

Hoffmeister's areas of expertise include jury behavior, how social media can affect a jury, how pop culture is affecting the jury pool, criminal law, criminal procedure and international law, including war tribunals. He edits and produces the blogs Juries and Law and Social Media, and serves as an acting magistrate judge in Dayton Municipal Court and a judge advocate general in the National Guard. He has also been a jury consultant on several high-profile cases including U.S. v. Barry Bonds. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Chicago Tribune, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), The Baltimore Sun, ABA Journal, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, CTV in Canada, WCPO-TV (Cincinnati), and Dayton-area media.

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Jefferson Ingram
Jefferson Ingram
Professor

Ingram's areas of expertise include criminal procedure, the death penalty, civil liberties and criminal law. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: WLW-AM (Cincinnati) and Dayton-area media.

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Arthur J Jipson
Arthur J Jipson
Associate Professor

Jipson's areas of expertise include laws regarding roadside memorials, Internet use (especially social media), white separatism and supremacy, social movements and corporate and white-collar crime. He is a former director of UD's criminal justice studies program. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: WLW-AM (Cincinnati), Dallas Morning News, The Associated Press, Arizona Republic, USA Today, CBS Radio News, NBC.com Technolog and Dayton TV stations.

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Tracy Reilly
Tracy Reilly
NCR Professor of Law and Technology and Director of the Program in Law and Technology

Reilly teaches real property and intellectual property courses in the Program of Law & Technology. Before joining the faculty in 2006, she was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where she worked in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment, advertising, e-commerce and corporate law. Prior to that she worked as in-house counsel for an independent record label, where she specialized in foreign licensing transactions, and at a boutique entertainment law firm in Chicago. Her clients have included Kraft, Sara Lee, Kellogg, Honeywell, Madison Dearborn Partners, United Airlines, the Chicago Sun-Times, Rand McNally and the estates of gospel star Mahalia Jackson and Charles Stepney, producer for Earth, Wind & Fire. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: Dayton-area media.

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Christopher Roederer
Christopher Roederer
Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Roederer's research and scholarship is concentrated on constitutional law and comparative law with a focus on the intersection between constitutional law, democracy, and private law, be it torts, contracts, property, or the law of remedies.

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Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed.D.
Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed.D.
Director, Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership; Research Professor of Law

Russo specializes in legal issues in education and holds a doctorate in education and a law degree. He is widely sought as a guest speaker on related topics and has delivered talks in 29 countries on six continents. Russo has written or helped write more than 280 articles in peer-reviewed journals and written or edited all or parts of 62 books. He also edits two journals and serves on more than a dozen editorial boards. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Columbus Dispatch, Education Law Reporter, School Business Affairs, The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and Education Week, among others.

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Jeff Schmitt
Jeff Schmitt
Associate Professor of Law

Schmitt's research explores issues of state power within our federal system. He writes about the extraterritoriality principle, which prohibits states from regulation conduct beyond their borders, and constitutional limitations on a state's choice of law and personal jurisdiction. Schmitt also teaches classes on criminal and civil procedure and contracts.

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Dalindyebo Shabalala
Dalindyebo Shabalala
Assistant Professor of Law

Shabalala's expertise is in contracts, intellectual property and business law. His research focuses on the interaction of intellectual property law, especially patent law, with the rights of indigenous peoples and climate change law.

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Lori Shaw
Lori Shaw
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Lawyering Skills

Shaw's specialties include the death penalty, grand juries and criminal law. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The Associated Press, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Salon.com, XM Radio's Catholic Channel, National Jurist, Ohio News Network, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), WCPO-TV (Cincinnati) and Dayton-area media.

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James Steiner-Dillon
James Steiner-Dillon
Assistant Professor of Law

Steiner-Dillon's areas of expertise include criminal law, evidence, torts, law and science, legal theory and epistemology, which analyzes knowledge and its relationship to truth, belief, justification and skepticism. Before coming to the University of Dayton School of Law, he practiced in the New York City offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, focusing on securities litigation, white collar defense, antitrust and bankruptcy. He is the author of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review article Expertise on Trial, which addresses "the inability of courts to effectively interpret and apply scientific expert testimony to the resolution of legal disputes." The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Excited Utterance podcast.

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Blake Watson
Blake Watson
Professor of Law

Watson can discuss Indian gaming law, oil and gas law, natural resources law, hydraulic fracturing law and property law. Before coming to the School of Law, Watson worked for the Department of Justice where he represented the United States before federal courts of appeal and state supreme courts in cases relating to environmental, natural resources, wildlife, and Indian law. He also assisted on a few cases that went to the Supreme Court. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Several Ohio media regarding Indian casinos and Indian fishing rights in Ohio, The Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Ohio News Network, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), Philadelphia Inquirer and GamblingMagazine.com.

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