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.
Submissions from 2018
A Historical Reassessment of Congress's "Power to Dispose of" the Public Lands, Jeffrey M. Schmitt
Submissions from 2017
Social Media Law in a Nutshell, Ryan Garcia and Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
The Supreme Court and Education Law, Charles J. Russo
Update on Student Vaccinations, Charles J. Russo
Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.
Submissions from 2016
Affirmative Action Returns to the Supreme Court, Charles J. Russo
An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act, Charles J. Russo
Fair Share Fees, Teacher Unions, and the Supreme Court, Charles J. Russo
Sexual Harassment in Schools, Charles J. Russo
Supreme Court Docket Preview: Are Changes in the Offing?, Charles J. Russo
Teacher Unions, the Right-to-Work and Fair Share Agreements, Charles J. Russo
Tenure Wars: The Litigation Continues, Charles J. Russo
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
Meeting the Needs of Student Parents, Charles J. Russo and Rabiah Gul
Teacher Blogging Redux: Post with Caution, Charles J. Russo and Marcus Heath
In Defense of Shelby County’s Principle of Equal State Sovereignty, Jeffrey M. Schmitt
Rethinking the State Sovereignty Interest in Personal Jurisdiction, Jeffrey M. Schmitt
Submissions from 2015
Preventing Juror Misconduct in a Digital World: A Comparative Analysis, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
An Update on Student Equal Access, Charles J. Russo
A Primer on Federal Statutes Affecting Education, Charles J. Russo
Developing Lockdown Policies, Charles J. Russo
"Friending" Students on Social Media, Charles J. Russo
Has Teacher Tenure’s Time Passed?, Charles J. Russo
Reporting and Protecting Students from Child Abuse, Charles J. Russo
Selecting Instructional Materials, Charles J. Russo
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
Special-Education Law in Mexico and the United States, Charles J. Russo and Ricardo Lozano
Transportation for Students with Disabilities, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.
Financing Education: An Overview of Public School Funding, Charles J. Russo, William E. Thro, and Frank M. Batz
Submissions from 2014
“Liking” the Social Media Revolution, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
Social Media in the Courtroom: A New Era for Criminal Justice?, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
The Challenges of Preventing and Prosecuting Social Media Crimes, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
A Primer on Charter Schools and the Law, Charles J. Russo
Beware: Teachers Who Blog, Charles J. Russo
Has Time Expired for Time-Out Rooms?, Charles J. Russo
Home Schooling and Sports Participation, Charles J. Russo
Negligence, Student Supervision, and School Business Officials, Charles J. Russo
Race-Based Preferences and the Supreme Court, Charles J. Russo
Workers’ Compensation and the School Business Official, Charles J. Russo
Legal Issues Surrounding Christmas in Public Schools, Charles J. Russo and Ralph D. Mawdsley
Google Glass and Education: The Wave of the Future?, Charles J. Russo, Reece Newman, and Chad Brown
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.
Student Records and Privacy, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.
Submissions from 2013
Climate Change Geoengineering: Philosophical Perspectives, Legal Issues, and Governance Frameworks, William C. G. Burns and Andrew L. Strauss
Access to Facilities by Non-School Religious Groups: An Enduring Issue, Charles J. Russo
Bullying, the Law, and Safe Schools, Charles J. Russo
Due Process and Employee Performance, Charles J. Russo
Fifth Amendment Rights: Questioning Students, Charles J. Russo
Has Time Expired for Zero Tolerance Policies?, Charles J. Russo
Letters of Recommendation: Honesty Remains the Best Policy, Charles J. Russo
Sniff Dogs in Schools: Do the Noses Know?, Charles J. Russo
Update: The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action, Charles J. Russo
Student Newspapers at Public Colleges and Universities: Lessons from the United States, Charles J. Russo and Terry L. Hapney
Assistive Technology and Students with Disabilities, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.
Attending School Matters: Policies to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism, Charles J. Russo and Carolyn Talbert-Johnson
Submissions from 2012
Google, Gadgets, and Guilt: Juror Misconduct in the Digital Age, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
Investigating Jurors in the Digital Age: One Click at a Time, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
Child Abuse in Religious Institutions: Dealing with the Unspeakable, Charles J. Russo
The Status of Teachers Unions: Are Rumors of Their Demise Exaggerated?, Charles J. Russo
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.
Can the Law Keep Pace with Technology? Regulating Student Use of the Internet and Cyberspace, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.
Disciplining Students with Disabilities: An American Perspective, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.
Teacher Unions, the Right to Work, and Fair Share Agreements, Charles J. Russo and C. Daniel Raisch
Submissions from 2011
Applying the Rules of Discovery to Information Uncovered About Jurors, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
Cell Phones in Schools: Necessary Tools or Needless Distractions, Charles J. Russo
Another Nail in the Coffin of Religious Freedom? Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, Charles J. Russo and William E. Thro
The Antislavery Judge Reconsidered, Jeffrey M. Schmitt
A Global Parliament: Essays and Articles, Andrew L. Strauss and Richard A. Falk
Submissions from 2010
An Insurrection Act for the 21st Century, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
Faith-Based Charter Schools: An Idea Whose Time Is Unlikely to Come, Charles J. Russo and Gerald M. Cattaro
Submissions from 2009
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1: An Overview with Reflections for Urban Schools, Charles J. Russo and William E. Thro
Submissions from 2008
The Grand Jury Legal Advisor: Resurrecting the Grand Jury’s Shield, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
Submissions from 2007
Rethinking Ableman v. Booth and States’ Rights in Wisconsin, Jeffrey M. Schmitt
Submissions from 2006
Submissions from 2005
The Constitutionally Inspired Approach to Vicarious Liability in Cases of Intentional Wrongful Acts by the Police: One Small Step in Restoring the Public’s Trust in the South African Police Services, Christopher J. Roederer