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Alumni CLE and Student Networking Luncheon

Alumni CLE and Student Networking Luncheon

Alumni CLE in Keller Hall Courtroom

Thank you to everyone who attended!

The School of Law will hold its annual Alumni CLE and Student Networking Luncheon on Thursday, November 11 in Keller Hall. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. CLE of 2 hours (1 hour General and 1 hour Attorney Conduct) in Ohio is approved.

During the luncheon between the CLE sessions, the Francis J. Conte Special Service Award will be presented to Julie Reiter Pellerite '03 '09.


Registration is closed


Schedule is subject to change.

11:00–11:15 a.m.


Erik Blaine ’06, Vice President, Alumni Association

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Session I:

When Unprofessional Behavior Turns Into Disciplinary Violations

Professor Denise Platfoot Lacey

12:15–1:50 p.m.

Student Networking Luncheon and presentation of the Francis J. Conte Award

1:50–2:50 p.m. 

Session II: 

What Did You Say? An Evaluation of the Rules of Hearsay

Hon. Mary Kate Huffman ‘90

Speaker Biographies
Hon. Mary Kate Huffman

Judge Huffman has been a General Division Judge since 2002 and served as the elected Administrative Judge of the General Division from January, 2016 through December, 2018. She currently serves as the judge presiding over the Women’s Therapeutic Court. Judge Huffman received her B.A. in political science from Wright State University and her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law, graduating summa cum laude from each institution. In 2015 she earned an M.A. in Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada and received a Certificate in Judicial Development General Jurisdiction Trial Skills and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution Skills from the National Judicial College. In 2007, Judge Huffman was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Dayton School of Law. Prior to judicial service, Judge Huffman was a partner in the law firm of Huffman, Landis & Weaks.

Denise Platfoot Lacey

Denise Platfoot Lacey teaches the externship course and directs the law school’s Externship Program. She has taught classes in multiple modalities, including in person, asynchronously online, and synchronously online. She has expertise in developing and teaching online courses, holding a Master of Science in Education with a certificate in Technology-Enhanced Learning. Before joining the Dayton Law faculty in 2007, Professor Platfoot Lacey served for two years as the secretary to the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for the Supreme Court of Ohio. There she directed all aspects of the Commission's responsibilities and developed policies and activities on its behalf, designed to promote professionalism among Ohio's attorneys and judges. She also served as the spokesperson and representative for the Commission, fostering relationships with Ohio courts, bar associations, law schools and similar Commissions in other jurisdictions to collaborate with, make recommendations to, and assist them in professionalism efforts in the legal profession.

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