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 2012

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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.

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Disciplining Students with Disabilities: An American Perspective, Charles J. Russo and Allan G. Osborne Jr.

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Teacher Unions, the Right to Work, and Fair Share Agreements, Charles J. Russo and C. Daniel Raisch

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An Enduring Oddity: The Collateral Source Rule in the Face of Tort Reform, the Affordable Care Act and Increased Subrogation, Adam Todd

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McDougal-Lasswell Policy Science: Death and Transfiguration, Jack Van Doren and Christopher J. Roederer

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Buying America from the Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights, Blake Watson

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Review: 'Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies', Blake Watson

Submissions from 2011

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How United States v. Jones Can Restore Our Faith in the Fourth Amendment, Erica Goldberg

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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

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Respect for Me but Not for Thee: Reflections on the Impact of Same-Sex Marriage on Education, Charles J. Russo

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Another Nail in the Coffin of Religious Freedom? Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, Charles J. Russo and William E. Thro

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The Antislavery Judge Reconsidered, Jeffrey M. Schmitt

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The Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA): An Assessment, Dalindyebo Shabalala

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Cutting the Gordian Knot: How and Why the United Nations Should Vest the International Court of Justice with Referral Jurisdiction, Andrew L. Strauss

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A Global Parliament: Essays and Articles, Andrew L. Strauss and Richard A. Falk

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The Doctrine of Discovery and the Elusive Definition of Indian Title, Blake Watson

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The Impact of the American Doctrine of Discovery on Native Land Rights in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, Blake Watson

Submissions from 2010

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Cybercrime: Criminal Threats from Cyberspace, Susan W. Brenner

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Crossroads and Signposts: The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Jeannette Cox

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Disability Stigma and Intraclass Discrimination, Jeannette Cox

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An Insurrection Act for the 21st Century, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister

The Impact of Pedophile Priests on American Catholic Education: Reflections of a Cradle Catholic, Charles J. Russo

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Faith-Based Charter Schools: An Idea Whose Time Is Unlikely to Come, Charles J. Russo and Gerald M. Cattaro

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Knowledge and Education: Pro-access Implications of New Technologies, Dalindyebo Shabalala

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Shifting the Burden: Proving Infringement and Damages in Patent Cases Involving Inconsistent Manufacturing Techniques, Julie Zink

Submissions from 2009

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Cyberthreats: The Emerging Fault Lines of the Nation State, Susan W. Brenner

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“Corrective Surgery” and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Jeannette Cox

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Pro Bono: Assessing Aims and Achievement, Lisa A. Kloppenberg and Lori E. Shaw

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The Noble Business of Incumbentocracy: A Reply to ‘The Sordid Business of Democracy’, Christopher J. Roederer

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Working the Common Law Pure: Developing the South African Law of Delict (Torts) in Light of the Spirit, Purport and Objects of the South African Constitution's Bill of Rights, Christopher J. Roederer

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Canon Law, American Law, and Governance of Catholic Schools: A Healthy Partnership, Charles J. Russo

Judges as Umpires or Rule Makers? The Role of the Judiciary in Educational Decision Making in the United States, Charles J. Russo

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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

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Climate Change Litigation: Opening the Door to the International Court of Justice, Andrew L. Strauss

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Review: 'Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery', Blake Watson

Submissions from 2008

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Fantasy Crime: The Role of Criminal Law in Virtual Worlds, Susan W. Brenner

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Removed Cases and Uninvoked Jurisdictional Grounds, Jeannette Cox

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The Grand Jury Legal Advisor: Resurrecting the Grand Jury’s Shield, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister

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Democracy and Tort Law in America: The Counter Revolution, Christopher J. Roederer

Judicial 'Hostility to All Things Religious in Public Life' or Healthy Separation of Religion and Public Education?, Charles J. Russo

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Painting a Moving Train: Adding ‘Postmodern’ to the Taxonomy of the Law, Adam Todd

Submissions from 2007

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Law in an Era of 'Smart' Technology, Susan W. Brenner

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Same-Sex Marriage and Public School Curricula: Preserving Parental Rights to Direct the Education of their Children, Charles J. Russo

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Rethinking Ableman v. Booth and States’ Rights in Wisconsin, Jeffrey M. Schmitt

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Considering Global Democracy: An Introduction to the Symposium 'Envisioning a More Democratic Global System', Andrew L. Strauss

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Symposium: Envisioning a More Democratic Global System: On the First Branch of Global Governance, Andrew L. Strauss

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Survey of Cooperation Among Clinical, Pro Bono, Externship and Legal Writing Faculty, Susan Wawrose and Sarah E. Ricks

Submissions from 2006

Cybercrime Jurisdiction, Susan W. Brenner

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State-Sponsored Crime: The Futility of the Economic Espionage Act, Susan W. Brenner and Anthony C. Crescenzi

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Another Case in Lochner’s Legacy, the Court’s Assault on New Property: The Right to the Mandatory Enforcement of a Restraining Order is ‘a Sham, Nullity and Cruel Deception’, Christopher J. Roederer

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The Transformation of South African Private Law after Ten Years of Democracy: The Role of Torts (Delict) in the Consolidation of Democracy, Christopher J. Roederer

Religious Neutrality in Public Schools and Elsewhere: An Assessment of the Supreme Court’s Approach to Posting the Ten Commandments in Public Places in the U.S., Charles J. Russo

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Neither Dead nor Dangerous: Postmodernism and the Teaching of Legal Writing, Adam Todd

Submissions from 2005

Digital Evidence: Computer Simulations and Animations, Susan W. Brenner

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The Constitutionally Inspired Approaches to Police Accountability for Violence Against Women in the U.S. and South Africa: Conservation versus Transformation, Christopher J. Roederer

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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

Submissions from 2004

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Toward a Criminal Law for Cyberspace: A New Model of Law Enforcement?, Susan W. Brenner

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Toward a Criminal Law for Cyberspace: Distributed Security, Susan W. Brenner

U.S. Cybercrime Law: Defining Offenses, Susan W. Brenner

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Information Famine, Due Process, and the Revised Class Action Rule: When Should Courts Provide a Second Opportunity to Opt Out?, Jeannette Cox

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The Supreme Court and Pledge of Allegiance: Does God Still Have a Place in American Schools?, Charles J. Russo

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Fractured Freedoms: The United States’ Postmodern Approach to Protecting Privacy, Adam Todd

Submissions from 2003

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The Growing Importance of Advance Medical Directives in the Military, Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister

Religion and Public Schools: A Forty Year Retrospective, Charles J. Russo

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The Legal Option: Suing the United States in International Forums for Global Warming Emissions, Andrew L. Strauss

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The Deeper Challenges of Global Terrorism: A Democratizing Response, Andrew L. Strauss and Richard A. Falk

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Exam Writing as Legal Writing: Teaching and Critiquing Law School Examination Discourse, Adam Todd

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Indian Gambling in Ohio: What are the Odds?, Blake Watson

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Review: 'Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law', Blake Watson

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Students’ Writing Backgrounds: A Survey, Susan Wawrose

Submissions from 2002

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Justice for Perpetrators and Victims of Apartheid Who Fall Outside the Scope of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Mandate, Christopher J. Roederer and Kevin Hopkins

An American Perspective on Equal Educational Opportunities, Charles J. Russo

Evolution v. Creation Science in the US: Can the Courts Divine a Solution?, Charles J. Russo

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Overcoming the Dysfunction of the Bifurcated Global System: The Promise of a Peoples Assembly, Andrew L. Strauss

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Academic Support Programs: Effective Support Through a Systemic Approach, Adam Todd

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'Can We Go Home Now?' Expediting Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights Appeals in Ohio State Courts, Susan Wawrose

Submissions from 2000

Religion and Education in Bosnia: Integration Not Segregation, Charles J. Russo

On the Creation of a Global Peoples Assembly: Legitimacy and the Power of Popular Sovereignty, Andrew L. Strauss and Richard A. Falk

Submissions from 1999

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Prayer at Public School Graduation Ceremonies: Exercise in Futility or a Teachable Moment?, Charles J. Russo

Submissions from 1998

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At the Table in Sarajevo: Reflections on Ethnic Segregation in Bosnia, Charles J. Russo

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The Case for Utilizing the World Trade Organization as a Forum for Global Environmental Regulation, Andrew L. Strauss

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Where America Ends and the International Order Begins: Interpreting the Jurisdictional Reach of the U.S. Constitution in Light of a Proposed Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Satisfaction of Judgments, Andrew L. Strauss

Submissions from 1997

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The Curious Case of Disappearing Federal Jurisdiction over Federal Enforcement of Federal Law: A Vehicle for Reassessment of the Tribal Exhaustion/Abstention Doctrine, Blake Watson

Submissions from 1996

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Liberal Construction of CERCLA under the Remedial Purpose Canon: Have the Lower Courts Taken a Good Thing Too Far?, Blake Watson

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Griswold v. Connecticut: Contraception and the Right of Privacy, Susan Wawrose

Submissions from 1995

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Beyond National Law: The Neglected Role of the International Law of Personal Jurisdiction in Domestic Courts, Andrew L. Strauss

Submissions from 1994

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A Global Paradigm Shattered: The Jurisdictional Nihilism of the Supreme Court’s Abduction Decision in Alvarez-Machain, Andrew L. Strauss

Submissions from 1986

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Mitigating the Effects of Private Revitalization on Housing for the Poor, James Goeffrey Durham and Dean E. Sheldon III