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Congratulations from UDSL

Kessler 2013 WinnersA big thank you and congratulations to the 24th Annual Honorable Carl D. Kessler Scholarship Golf Tournament winners Jason Griffin, Mark Phillips, Brennan Phillips '15 and Drew Sauter '15! The tournament, held on Sept. 20, 2013, at the Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, Ohio, had a great turnout of alumni, staff, students and friends. The tournament raised over $13,000 for the scholarship. Great job everyone! 
Dean's Classic 2013 WinnersA big thank you and congratulations to the 2013 Dean's Classic Softball Tournament winning team, In Memoriam: Lucas Von Nuccio.
Join the UDSL Golf Club for a round

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

The UDSL Golf Club would like to extend an invitation to any alumni able to join the club for a round on Sunday, Oct. 20. The Golf Club has reserved a block of tee times around 1:30 p.m. at Miami Valley Golf Club. The cost will be $50/player unless you are a member at Miami Valley Golf Club. The outing will be informal and will consist of 5-8 groups depending on attendance.  Groups will be mixed between UDSL Golf Club members and local alumni, attorneys and judges.  All alumni, attorneys, judges and UDSL Golf Club members or prospective members are invited to play.  

The Golf Club is also planning an outing in the spring similar to the Kessler Golf Tournament. Details will be forthcoming. All alumni are invited to attend.

If you are interested in attending the golf outing on Oct. 20, and would like to receive any updates regarding the spring outing from the golf club, please contact club President William Earle at, or Secretary Allen Kolman at, to have your name added to the club email list. We hope to see you out on the links soon.

In Memoriam


Sean Patrick O'Brien '05, age 37, died in a car accident Sept. 22, 2013. Sean received double bachelor degrees from Illinois State University, his master's degree in Political Science from University of Illinois and then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. Shortly after law school Sean began a career working at the Illinois Department of Criminal Justice Information Authority where he developed an organizational model of their system that many states throughout the country have implemented. 

Alumni News

Roundup of news from alumni from around the country.

Updates from Brett Burney '00, Thomas E. Dover ' 80, Jonathan M. Hiltz '06, Angela Hughes '04, Jeff Ireland '80, Kimberly Jones '11, Micheline Kidwell '10, Shelby McMillan '97, Eric Ludwig '00, Bruce F. Martino '80, Scott McBride '98, Jeff Rezabek '97, and Joe Mulligan '11. 

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Faculty News

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

Susan Brenner spoke to the Dayton Daily News about the protection vs. privacy debate post-9/11 (must be a subscriber to read full article).

Jeanette Cox wrote an article for the October issue of the ABA’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases titled, “Did Congress intend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act to foreclose § 1983 claims alleging unconstitutional age discrimination?” She also spoke with ABC 22 News in Dayton on why the United States does not mandate paid parental leave. Cox was asked to serve on the Equal Rights Advocates Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee for a report examining the persistent and emerging obstacles to achieving gender equity in the workplace. This report, which focuses on the barriers facing low-wage workers and women of color, is funded by the Ford Foundation and will mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

At the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in August, Jim Durham was elected to the governing Council of the 21,000 member ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. He also was named to be the Supervisory Council Member for the Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group, and the Section Liaison to the ABA’s CPR/SOC Joint Committee on Ethics and Professionalism.  Durham continues as a member of the CLE Committee and eCLE Subcommittee, and as one of the moderators of the monthly national webinar "Professors' Corner."

Tom Hagel spoke to the Dayton Daily News on the use of polygraph tests in regards to police chief allegations and on sex cases that concern experts on aging (must be a subscriber to read full article). 

Thaddeus Hoffmeister has a chapter entitled Crimes, Prosecution, and Evidence in the new PLI treatise Social Media and the Law, which is also on display in the faculty scholarship area of the Zimmerman Law Library. He also spoke to The Wall Street Journal on the rights of gay jurors.

Pamela Laufer-Ukeles wrote "The Lost Children: When the Right to Children Conflicts with the Rights of Children", in the forthcoming December 2013 edition of the Journal of Law and Ethics of Human Rights. She has been invited to speak at the AALS Annual Conference section on Children and the Law on Children's Privacy Rights, which will be held in January 2014 in New York City.

Dean Paul McGreal guest blogs on FCPA Professor, A Forum Devoted to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, on foreign bribery, corporate compliance and ethics.

As the immediate past president of the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation, Denise Platfoot Lacey is this year's chair of the Leadership Institute.  The first session of the Leadership Institute on "Rainmaking and Business Development" was held in mid-September with many prominent Ohio women lawyers speaking.  Ohio's Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor gave the welcome remarks, and Platfoot Lacey was pleased to announce that one of UDSL's grads, Micheline Kidwell '10, is a member of this year's class. Platfoot Lacey also presented a CLE program on professionalism in Piqua, Ohio, in early October, sponsored by Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality and the Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Dean Staci Rucker moderated a panel during Central State University's Constitution Day/Pre-Law Program Celebration entitled, "Shoot First-Stand Your Ground."  The panel discussion focused on proposed legislation to expand Ohio's self-defense laws and the utility of Stand Your Ground Laws around the country.  Panelists included an associate dean from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, a representative from the ACLU and a local criminal defense attorney. Dean Rucker also presented "Integrating Academic Support Across the Curriculum" at the Association for Academic Support Educators' (AASE) inaugural conference in Las Vegas.


Please join us for these events.

UDSL Open House - Nov. 9, 2013.

Free Alumni CLE and Alumni-SBA Student Luncheon - Nov. 11, 2013, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Walter H. Rice Moot Court Competition - Dec. 3, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Heck Courtroom in Keller Hall

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