Before joining the University of Dayton School of Law, faculty members were judicial clerks, public defenders, litigators, and practicing attorneys in private firms, corporations and government agencies; some spent time working outside the legal profession in diverse fields such as the entertainment industry, nursing and the U.S. military.

Faculty research spans a broad spectrum of expertise, including international law, cyber law, intellectual property, entertainment law, public health, real estate, civil rights, disability law, criminal law, women's rights, law and technology, education law, state sovereignty, family law, business law, energy law, and native peoples.

This collection shows a sampling of research by the faculty.

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Submissions from 2019

Book Review: ‘Communists and Their Victims: The Quest for Justice in the Czech Republic’, Christopher J. Roederer

Free Speech on the Law School Campus: Is it the Hammer or Wrecking Ball that Speaks?, Christopher J. Roederer

Victims’ Rights and Redress, Christopher J. Roederer

Submissions from 2018

Some Comparative Thoughts on Micro-Remedies for Micro-Indignities: One Small Step for Remedies, One Giant Leap for Dignity?, Christopher J. Roederer

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A Historical Reassessment of Congress's "Power to Dispose of" the Public Lands, Jeffrey M. Schmitt

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The Assessment Mandates in the ABA Accreditation Standards and Their Impact on Individual Academic Freedom Rights, Victoria L. VanZandt

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When Trade Secrecy Goes Too Far: Public Health and Safety Should Trump Corporate Profits, Julie Zink

Submissions from 2017

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Social Media Law in a Nutshell, Ryan Garcia and Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister

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Remedies for Regulatory Takings (Constructive Expropriations), Deprivations, Expropriations or Custodianship in South Africa and the U.S., Christopher J. Roederer

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Remnants of Apartheid Common Law Justice: The Primacy of the Spirit, Purport and Objects of the Bills of Rights for Developing the Common Law and Bringing Horizontal Rights to Fruition, Christopher J. Roederer

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The Supreme Court and Education Law, Charles J. Russo

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Update on Student Vaccinations, Charles J. Russo

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Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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Access to Trade Secret Environmental Information: Are TRIPS and TRIPS Plus Obligations a Hidden Landmine?, Dalindyebo Shabalala

Submissions from 2016

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Reasonable Accommodations and the ADA Amendments’ Overlooked Potential, Jeannette Cox

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The Transformation of South African Private Law After Twenty Years of Democracy, Christopher J. Roederer

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Affirmative Action Returns to the Supreme Court, Charles J. Russo

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An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act, Charles J. Russo

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Fair Share Fees, Teacher Unions, and the Supreme Court, Charles J. Russo

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Sexual Harassment in Schools, Charles J. Russo

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Supreme Court Docket Preview: Are Changes in the Offing?, Charles J. Russo

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Teacher Unions, the Right-to-Work and Fair Share Agreements, Charles J. Russo

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Tenure Wars: The Litigation Continues, Charles J. Russo

The Every Student Succeeds Act: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?, Charles J. Russo

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Update on School Searches, Charles J. Russo

Search and Seizure in the Electronic Era: An International Perspective -- Part Two, Charles J. Russo and P. T. Clarke

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Meeting the Needs of Student Parents, Charles J. Russo and Rabiah Gul

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Teacher Blogging Redux: Post with Caution, Charles J. Russo and Marcus Heath

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Immigration Enforcement Reform: Learning from the History of Fugitive Slave Rendition, Jeffrey M. Schmitt

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In Defense of Shelby County’s Principle of Equal State Sovereignty, Jeffrey M. Schmitt

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Rethinking the State Sovereignty Interest in Personal Jurisdiction, Jeffrey M. Schmitt

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Intellectual Property, Climate Change and Development, Dalindyebo Shabalala

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Title IX, Sexual Assault, and the Issue of Effective Consent: Blurred Lines—When Should “Yes” Mean “No”?, Lori E. Shaw

Submissions from 2015

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Preventing Juror Misconduct in a Digital World: A Comparative Analysis, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister

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An Update on Student Equal Access, Charles J. Russo

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A Primer on Federal Statutes Affecting Education, Charles J. Russo

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Developing Lockdown Policies, Charles J. Russo

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"Friending" Students on Social Media, Charles J. Russo

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Has Teacher Tenure’s Time Passed?, Charles J. Russo

Reflections on Religious Freedom and Education in the United States: A Status Report, Charles J. Russo

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Reporting and Protecting Students from Child Abuse, Charles J. Russo

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Selecting Instructional Materials, Charles J. Russo

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The Importance of Understanding School Law, Charles J. Russo

Education for Gifted Students in the United States: An Area in Need of Improvement, Charles J. Russo and Donna Y. Ford

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Special-Education Law in Mexico and the United States, Charles J. Russo and Ricardo Lozano

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Transportation for Students with Disabilities, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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Financing Education: An Overview of Public School Funding, Charles J. Russo, William E. Thro, and Frank M. Batz

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Making Sense of Extraterritoriality: Why California’s Progressive Global Warming and Animal Welfare Legislation does not Violate the Dormant Commerce Clause, Jeffrey M. Schmitt

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The Federal Right to Recover Fugitive Slaves: An Absolute but Self-Defeating Property Right, Jeffrey M. Schmitt

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Global Income Inequality and the Potential for Global Democracy: A Functionalist Analysis, Andrew L. Strauss

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Is Fracking An Inflammatory Word?, Blake Watson

Submissions from 2014

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“Liking” the Social Media Revolution, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister

Social Media in the Courtroom: A New Era for Criminal Justice?, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister

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The Challenges of Preventing and Prosecuting Social Media Crimes, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister

Another Nail in the Coffin of Affirmative Action or Just a Bump in the Road? Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Charles J. Russo

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A Primer on Charter Schools and the Law, Charles J. Russo

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Beware: Teachers Who Blog, Charles J. Russo

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Has Time Expired for Time-Out Rooms?, Charles J. Russo

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Home Schooling and Sports Participation, Charles J. Russo

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Negligence, Student Supervision, and School Business Officials, Charles J. Russo

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Race-Based Preferences and the Supreme Court, Charles J. Russo

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Workers’ Compensation and the School Business Official, Charles J. Russo

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Legal Issues Surrounding Christmas in Public Schools, Charles J. Russo and Ralph D. Mawdsley

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Google Glass and Education: The Wave of the Future?, Charles J. Russo, Reece Newman, and Chad Brown

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IDEA and Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Primer, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

Related Services, Assistive Technology, and Transition Services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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Student Records and Privacy, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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Climate Change, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property: Options for Action at the UNFCCC, Dalindyebo Shabalala

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Intellectual Property Treaties and Development, Dalindyebo Shabalala and Anselm Kamperman Sanders

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Writing Lessons from Abroad: A Comparative Perspective on the Teaching of Legal Writing, Adam Todd

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Buying West Florida from the Indians: The Forbes Purchase and Mitchel v. United States (1835), Blake Watson

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Review: 'Oklahoma’s Indian New Deal', Blake Watson

Submissions from 2013

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Climate Change Geoengineering: Philosophical Perspectives, Legal Issues, and Governance Frameworks, William C. G. Burns and Andrew L. Strauss

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Getting Beyond Intuition in the Probable Cause Inquiry, Erica Goldberg

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Access to Facilities by Non-School Religious Groups: An Enduring Issue, Charles J. Russo

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Bullying, the Law, and Safe Schools, Charles J. Russo

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Due Process and Employee Performance, Charles J. Russo

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Fifth Amendment Rights: Questioning Students, Charles J. Russo

Fisher v. University of Texas: The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning of Race Conscious Admissions Plans in Higher Education in the United States?, Charles J. Russo

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Has Time Expired for Zero Tolerance Policies?, Charles J. Russo

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Letters of Recommendation: Honesty Remains the Best Policy, Charles J. Russo

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Sniff Dogs in Schools: Do the Noses Know?, Charles J. Russo

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Update: The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action, Charles J. Russo

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Student Newspapers at Public Colleges and Universities: Lessons from the United States, Charles J. Russo and Terry L. Hapney

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Assistive Technology and Students with Disabilities, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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Attending School Matters: Policies to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism, Charles J. Russo and Carolyn Talbert-Johnson

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Teaching “Scholarly Writing” in the First-Year LWR Class: Bridging the Divide between Scholarly and Practical Writing, Adam Todd

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Ohio Oil and Gas Litigation in the New Fracking Era, Blake Watson

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What Do Legal Employers Want to See in New Graduates? Using Focus Groups to Find Out, Susan Wawrose

Submissions from 2012

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Legal Issues for Treatment Providers and Evaluators, Jeannette Cox

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Pregnancy as 'Disability' and the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act, Jeannette Cox

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Google, Gadgets, and Guilt: Juror Misconduct in the Digital Age, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister

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Investigating Jurors in the Digital Age: One Click at a Time, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister

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Good Fences Make Good Neighboring Rights: The German Federal Supreme Court Rules on the Digital Sampling of Sound Recordings in Metall auf Metall, Tracy Reilly

Victims’ Rights and Redress, Christopher J. Roederer

Child Abuse in Religious Institutions: Dealing with the Unspeakable, Charles J. Russo

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Regulating the Boundaries between the Public and Private Lives of Teachers in Changing Cultural Contexts: An American Perspective, Charles J. Russo

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The Status of Teachers Unions: Are Rumors of Their Demise Exaggerated?, Charles J. Russo

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Can Students Be Disciplined for Off-campus Cyberspeech: The Reach of the First Amendment in the Age of Technology, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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Can the Law Keep Pace with Technology? Regulating Student Use of the Internet and Cyberspace, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.