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School of Law | April 2011 Dayton Docket

April 2011 Dayton Docket

Former Dean Fran Conte Dies

Francis J. Conte, the former dean of the University of Dayton School of Law who oversaw the construction of Joseph E. Keller Hall, died March 20. Conte served the University of Dayton for nearly 25 years, first joining the School of Law in 1987 as dean. In 2001, he returned to the classroom as a full-time professor. More »

A Charmed Life

Read Dean Lisa Kloppenberg's March 26 eulogy for Fran Conte, the longest-serving law dean in University of Dayton history. More »

BP, 9/11 Fund Administrator Recounts Challenges Faced during Unique Disasters

Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney who has distributed billions of dollars to the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks and the BP oil spill told an audience in Keller Hall that he thinks these kind of efforts are "sound public policy," but cannot be replicated for most situations or tragedies. All were unique situations in which the court system would have been "ill advised." More »

Hoffmeister Jury Rules Used in Barry Bonds Trial

Model instructions devised by Associate Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister that advise jurors to avoid from online communication tools have been used by the defense team of baseball slugger Barry Bonds in his perjury trial. The instructions seek to address the growing problem of juror misconduct related to the Internet, smartphones, and social networking sites. More »

New Competition Team Takes on Challenge of Mediation

Dayton Law launched a new competitive team this school year to go along with its Moot Court and Mock Trial teams. The new Mediation Competition team participated in March in the regional rounds of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition at the University of Tennessee in March. More »

Constitutional Scholar Examines "Problems of Capital Punishment and Same-Sex Marriage"

Professor Michael Perry, a leading legal theorist and constitutional scholar, spent a week in March at the University of Dayton School of Law exploring with students two controversial issues in the United States: capital punishment and same-sex marriage. Perry visited the School of Law to coteach an intrasession course with Professor Richard Saphire. More »

Register Now for Alumni Weekend

The University of Dayton School of Law is now accepting reservations for our 2011 Alumni Weekend on May 13 and May 14. The weekend includes the Alumni Awards Luncheon, community service opportunities and the Alumni Reception and Dinner. All UDSL graduates are invited to Alumni Weekend, regardless of the year you graduated. More »

Symposium Explores Role of Women in Board Rooms

The role of women on corporate boards of directors, and the hurdles they face in securing directorships, was the subject of a symposium, Perspectives on Gender and Business Ethics: Women in Corporate Governance, on February 25. The program included analysis from legal experts and practical perspectives from practicing attorneys and corporate directors. More »

Alumni Briefs

Updates from Walter Reynolds '78, Robert A. Skelton '87, Jim Burn '88, James Casey '88, Jeffrey T. Cox '91, Winifred M. Weitsen '00, Greg Kaskey '01, Clarence Williams III '01 and Erikka Williams '01, Cori Stirling '06 and Michael Eshleman '08. More »

Faculty Briefs

News from Dean Lisa Kloppenberg and Professors Pamela Laufer-Ukeles, Susan Brenner, Eric Chaffee, Richard Saphire and Vernellia Randall. More »


2011 Commencement Ceremony | May 7

Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton of the Ohio Supreme Court will deliver the commencement address during the 2011 graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m. in UD Arena. A reception for graduates and their family will follow in Keller Hall.

Alumni Weekend | May 13-14

Alumni Weekend will include the Alumni Awards Luncheon, a CLE program, community service opportunities and the Alumni Dinner. All University of Dayton School of Law alumni are invited to Alumni Weekend, regardless of the year you graduated.


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