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A Look Back: 2013 in Review
A Show of Support

Pet Therapy DogRemember taking your first round of finals and the overwhelming feelings of stress? This term, UDSL stepped up to help its law students deal with the extraordinary pressures of final exams. Upper classmen from the Student Bar Association showed their support and encouragement for 1Ls through encouraging posters. A meditation room was created to encourage students to take a mental break from studying stocked with light reading materials, tabletop sand gardens and board games. Prayer sessions were held midday for a spiritual boost. Free yoga classes and dogs brought in from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association were also offered to help students take a break to relax and refocus.

Ohio Bar Admissions Ceremony

From PILT to Pro Bono

UDSL bids a fond farewell to Kelly Henrici

Kelly Henrici '94

Kelly Henrici ’94, executive director of the Program in Law and Technology at the University of Dayton School of Law, announced her decision to take the position as director of the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project. Henrici had run PILT since 2007, and everyone in the UDSL community greatly appreciates her hard work and contributions to advance UDSL's leadership in law and technology. We wish her much luck and success!

Michael Jacobs, distinguished practitioner in residence, former General Counsel of LexisNexis, Inc. and long-time supporter of PILT, will assist with administrative duties beginning January 8. In addition, Jacobs will be teaching courses in PILT. We appreciate his assistance in this time of transition.

Nominations Now Open

Deadline: Feb. 14, 2014

Alumni Awards
It's that time again! We encourage all University of Dayton School of Law alumni to nominate a colleague for a UDSL Alumni Award. Click here to find out how to submit nominations. Submissions are due by Feb. 14, 2014. Awards will be presented at the annual alumni weekend on June 6-7, 2014.

Alumni Board of Trustees
Join the Board of Trustees! The University of Dayton School of Law Alumni Association Board of Trustees accepts self-nominations from alumni interested in serving on the board. Terms are for two years. Nominations are now being accepted. Click here to find out how to submit nominations. Candidates will be reviewed and voted on by current board members. Submissions are due by Feb. 14, 2014.

For more information on alumni awards or the board of trustees, contact the office of external relations at 937-229-3793 or by email at

Alumni News

Roundup of news from alumni from around the country.

Updates from Ward Barrentine '01, James Casey '88, Chris R. Conard '84, Chris Cotter '08, Virginia Crew '04, Joyce Deitering '84, Stacy Ragon Delgros '96, Chris Epley '99, Anthony Erlain '95, Sara Hein '95, Jon Hiltz '06, Mike Hochwalt '84, Brian Huelsman '91, Dennis Lieberman '78, Jeffrey A. Mullins '90, Margaret "Peg" Quinn '80 and Lisa K. Wiseman-Meyer '01.

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Faculty News

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

Dennis Greene co-moderated at the AALS Conference, "Digitally global: The role of digital technology in the rise of CLE's focus upon global lawyering" held in New York. The panel focused on how digital technology and the Internet have come to play a significant role in the delivery of continuing legal education programs by the ABA, local bar associations and many law schools. The next phase of distance learning CLE's will expand subject matter and their market into the international legal community.  

Thaddeus Hoffmeister spoke to C-SPAN about his upcoming book titled Social Media in the Courtroom: A New Era for Criminal Justice. He was featured discussing social media and juries.

Professor Emeritus Richard Saphire spoke with the American Civial Liberties Union to give his Oral History.


Please join us for these events.

Externship Fair - The School of Law’s 2014 Externship Fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in Keller Hall. Lawyers and judges who would like to host a law student for an unpaid externship in the 2014–2015 academic year - including the summer 2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters - may attend the fair to recruit and interview eligible students.

Alumni Basketball Game & Reception - Watch the UD Flyers take on the Massachusetts Minutemen when the Alumni Association hosts its annual Flyers basketball game and reception on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Tip-off is 11 a.m. The reception will take place immediately after the game in the Boesch Lounge in UD Arena.

Alumni WeekendJoin your Dayton Law friends and classmates at alumni weekend on June 6-7, 2014. Reconnect at the all-class reception, alumni dinner, CLE program, a special community service project and several other activities, too.

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Send information for "Alumni News" for the Dayton Docket and "Class Notes" for the Dayton Lawyer magazine by contacting the School of Law.


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