Thaddeus Hoffmeister

Professor of Law
Full-Time Faculty
School of Law

Profile

Before joining the faculty at the University of Dayton School of Law, Professor Hoffmeister spent four years in the U.S. House of Representatives serving as a legislative director, counsel and subcommittee staff director. He also clerked in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey for the Honorable Anne E. Thompson. In addition, he served as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) working in Korea, Japan and Washington, D.C. Currently, he is a major in the Army Reserves.

Besides teaching, Professor Hoffmeister edits a blog discussing Juries. He has been quoted frequently in newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, and has appeared on local television programs to comment on legal issues.

On joining the Dayton Law faculty in 2007, Professor Hoffmeister said, "I found the university to be a very warm and welcoming place."

Courses Taught

LAW 6112 Criminal Procedure Investigation
LAW 6215 Federal Criminal Law
LAW 6216 Criminal Procedure Adjudication
LAW 6510 Nuremberg Trials
LAW 6543 Social Media Law
LAW 6850 International Law
LAW 6950 Criminal Law Clinic

Degrees

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
B.A., Morgan State University

Areas of Law

Criminal Law
National Security Law
International Law
Legislation and Juries

Selected Publications

Investigating Jurors in the Digital Age: One Click at a Time, 60 University of Kansas Law Review 611 (2012).

Google, Gadgets, and Guilt: The Digital Age’s Effect on Juries, 83 University of Colorado Law Review 409 (2012).

Applying the Rules of Discovery to Information Uncovered About Jurors, 59 UCLA Law Review Discourse 28 (2011).

An Insurrection Act for the 21st Century, 39 Stetson Law Review 861 (2010) (Symposium) (Peer reviewed and selected for presentation at AALS annual conference).

Resurrecting the Grand Jury’s Shield: The Grand Jury Legal Advisor, 98 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 1171 (2008).

Book
Social Media in the Courtroom: A New Era for Criminal Justice?  (Praeger 2014)

Book Chapter
Crimes, Prosecution and Evidence, SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE LAW (PLI 2013) (updated annually)

Media Expertise