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25th Anniversary of the Legal Profession Program and Portrait Unveiling of Hon. Walter H. Rice

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hon. Walter H. RiceOn April 16, 2014, the School of Law held a celebration to honor the 25th anniversary of our nationally recognized Legal Profession Program, and recognize the outstanding work of our Lawyering Skills faculty members. They have taught a generation of students the foundational skills of legal research and writing. The evening was sponsored by the Jurist-in-residence Program through the generosity of Neil F. Freund '67.

The celebration included a portrait unveiling of the Honorable Walter H. Rice, painted by Gregory Gibson, Class of 1977. Judge Rice and Gibson are long-time friends and benefactors of the School of Law. The portrait by Gibson, which now hangs in the Mathias H. Heck Courtroom in Keller Hall, is a wonderful, lasting tribute to Judge Rice.

The School of Law would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who attended, and especially to the Honorable Frank Geraci, Jr., who delivered the keynote remarks. Judge Geraci sits on the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. He and Gibson were classmates in the School of Law's first graduating class after it reopened in August 1974.

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Positive Legal Outcome

Last year's University of Dayton School of Law graduates are finding jobs in their field at rates higher than state or local averages, according to data recently released by the American Bar Association.

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Law graduation

Saturday, May 3, 2014

UDSL Graduation 2014

Nearly 2,000 University of Dayton students received degrees when they crossed the stage in three separate ceremonies over the weekend of May 3, 2014. There were nearly 140 School of Law graduates.

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Last Chance to Join Us for Alumni Weekend

June 6-7, 2014

Join your Dayton Law friends and classmates at alumni weekend June 6-7. Reconnect at the all-class reception, alumni dinner, CLE program, a special community service project and several other activities, too.

Register online today!

Alumni Weekend

Alumni News

Roundup of news from alumni from around the country.

Updates from Richard Boykin '94, James Casey '88, Robert DeRose '91, Jonathan A. Hall '12, Mark Kitrick '81, Donald C. Ligorio '92, Kermit F. Lowery '84, Alex J. Sabo '78, Jeff Senney '86, Sasha Alexa M. VanDeGrift '06 and Brian M. Wiggins '12. Read More »

In the Spring 2014 edition of the Dayton Lawyer, under Roundtable, it was incorrectly noted that Mary Kate Huffman ’90, is an attorney at Taft Stettinius & Holister in Dayton. It should also be noted that Jeff Mullins ’90, who was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2014, is an attorney for Taft Stettinius & Holister in Dayton.

Faculty News

Roundup of publications, media appearances and presentations by School of Law faculty.

Dennis Greene spoke to Dayton's WHIO TV and explains what the latest TimeWarner Cable-Comcast merger means to the consumer.

Thaddeus Hoffmeister spoke to the Dayton Daily News on the death penalty murder case that includes an animal cruelty count, as well as to Cincinnati’s WCPO TV on the effects of upholding the appeal of the Sarah Jones v. Dirty World Entertainment case. Hoffmeister also spoke at the Social Media, Social Justice Symposium at Pace Law School.  Read more. Hoffmeister is scheduled to speak at the Juries and Mixed Tribunals Across the Globe presentation in Onati, Spain, in June. He also will present at the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association Summer Conference on the topic of juries and social media.

Jacob Kreutzer has accepted an offer of publication for his piece, “Incorporating Personal Jurisdiction,” in the Penn State Law Review.

Dean Paul McGreal spoke with the National Law Journal on sitting early for the bar exam in Arizona. Read more.

Sheila Miller gave a presentation at the Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference at University of Nevada Las Vegas titled "Using an MPT in First Year Legal Writing."

Victoria Vanzandt presented at the Formative Assessment: New Methods for Seasoned Professionals Seminar at the Southeastern Regional Legal Writing Conference at Stetson Law School. Vanzandt will also start a two-year term as coordinator of the Legal Profession Program for the School of Law. 

Blake Watson received the 2014 University of Dayton Alumni Award for Faculty Teaching.

The Legal Profession team of Maria Crist, Julie Zink, Victoria Van Zandt, Sheila Miller, Susan Wawrose, Lori Shaw and Adam Todd were honored at the 25th anniversary of the School's nationally recognized Legal Profession Program.


Please join us for these events.

Alumni Weekend

PILT 24th Annual Seminar - Please join the Program in Law and Technology for its 24th annual seminar on Friday, June 6, on significant developments and cyberspace law.

Alumni Weekend - Join your Dayton Law friends and classmates at alumni weekend June 6-7. Reconnect at the all-class reception, alumni dinner, CLE program, a special community service project and several other activities, too.


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