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Susan  W. Brenner

Susan W. Brenner

Samuel A. McCray Chair in Law

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Email: Susan W. Brenner

Phone: 937-229-2929

Brenner's areas of expertise include criminal law, criminal procedure, federal grand juries and cybercrimes (primary focus is on cyberwar and transnational cyberattacks). She has spoken at numerous conferences, including Interpol's International Conference on Cybercrimes, the American Bar Association's National Cybercrime Conference, the Asia-Pacific Fraud Convention and the National Association of Attorneys General's cybercrime training program. "NBC Nightly News" featured her internationally known website, http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/. Also an expert in grand juries, she has published numerous law review articles and book chapters dealing with criminal law, and two books - Federal Grand Jury Practice and Precedent Inflation. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: NPR, Houston Chronicle, USA Today, The Associated Press, Daily Southtown (Chicago), South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, Reforma (Mexico City).

Jeannette Cox

Jeannette Cox

Professor of Law

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Email: Jeannette Cox

Phone: 937-229-4656

Cox's areas of expertise include disability and employment discrimination, statutory interpretation and civil procedure. Her recent work analyzes the conceptual relationship between the newly amended Americans with Disabilities Act and traditional civil rights laws. The North Carolina Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, San Diego Law Review, Florida Law Review and Boston College Law Review have published her work. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The Takeaway, a national public radio morning show co-produced by WNYC with The New York Times, the BBC, and Public Radio International; Toronto Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, CNN.com WGN-AM (Chicago), the syndicated show "The Doctors," CBS Marketwatch.

James Geoffrey Durham

James Geoffrey Durham

Professor of Law

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Email: James Geoffrey Durham

Phone: 937-229-3228

Durham's areas of expertise include eminent domain, real estate and legal ethics. He wrote a three-volume treatise on Ohio real property law written for use by practitioners and as a casebook for use in advanced real estate transactions classes. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Associated Press, Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, The Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, WLW-AM (Cincinnati). Ohio News Network.

Harry Gerla

Harry Gerla

Professor Emeritus

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Gerla's areas of expertise include corporations, anti-trust laws and consumer cases. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CBS Marketwatch.com, CBS Sportsline.com, Orlando Sentinel, The Columbus Dispatch, San Francisco Daily Journal.

Thomas Hagel

Thomas Hagel

Professor Emeritus

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Email: Thomas Hagel

Hagel's areas of expertise include criminal procedure, criminal law and evidence. Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland appointed him to the Ohio Judicial Appointment Recommendation Panel (his second appointment) to interview and select applicants to fill the judgeship in the Montgomery Court of Common Pleas. He also serves as an acting local judge. Hagel has represented criminal clients in more than 200 bench trials, motion hearings and post-trial proceedings in state and federal courts. He was also the lead trial attorney in approximately 20 homicide cases. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CBS Radio News, The Associated Press, New York Post, National Law Journal, The Columbus Dispatch and WCPN-FM (Cleveland).

Charles Hallinan

Charles Hallinan

Professor of Law

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Email: Charles Hallinan

Phone: 937-229-3031

Hallinan's areas of expertise include Ohio law, contracts, legislation and commercial transactions. He has chaired the evidence rules subcommittee of the Ohio Rules Advisory Committee, which sends proposals for the next year's rule-making to the Ohio Supreme Court. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Cincinnati Enquirer, The Associated Press, Dayton Daily News, Akron Beacon Journal.

Thaddeus Hoffmeister

Thaddeus Hoffmeister

Professor of Law

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Email: Thaddeus Hoffmeister

Phone: 937-229-4187

Hoffmeister's areas of expertise include jury behavior, how social media can affect a jury, how pop culture is affecting the jury pool, criminal law, criminal procedure and international law, including war tribunals. He edits and produces the blog at http://juries.typepad.com/. The judge in the Barry Bonds case used his proposed jury instructions as a guideline. As major in the U.S. Army reserves, he served as a JAG officer. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Chicago Tribune, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), The Baltimore Sun, ABA Journal, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Reuters and many more.

Jefferson Ingram
Contact

Email: Jefferson Ingram

Phone: 937-229-3028

Ingram's areas of expertise include criminal procedure, the death penalty, civil liberties and criminal law. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: WLW-AM (Cincinnati), Dayton-area media.

Arthur J Jipson

Arthur J Jipson

Associate Professor

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Email: Arthur J Jipson

Phone: 937-229-4242

Jipson's areas of expertise include laws regarding roadside memorials. He also directs the criminal justice studies program and has taught courses on Internet use (especially social media), white separatism and supremacy, social movements, corporate and white-collar crime, sociological theory, labor movements (especially the Teamsters) and the sociology of popular music. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: WLW-AM (Cincinnati), Dallas Morning News, The Associated Press, Arizona Republic, USA Today, CBS Radio News, NBC.com Technolog.

Jamie G Longazel

Jamie G Longazel

Assistant Professor; Research Fellow, Human Rights Center

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Email: Jamie G Longazel

Phone: 937-229-1232

Longazel's expertise is in immigration law and politics, crime and inequality, and race relations. His recent publications have focused on sub-national immigration politics – in particular, Hazleton, Pennsylvania's passage of the Illegal Immigration Relief Act. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CNBC, Reuters, The Associated Press, Fiscal Times, Wisconsin Public Radio, The Columbus Dispatch, The Hill and the Christian Science Monitor.

Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Professor; Executive Director

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Email: Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Phone: 937-229-3246

Perez-Bustillo's expertise is in human rights, U.S.-Mexico border issues; Latin America, especially the impact of U.S. policy; immigration, rights of indigenous people, liberation theology, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and tribunals of conscience. He is the author of the book Human Rights, Hegemony and Utopia in Latin America: Poverty, Forced Migration and Resistance in Mexico and Colombia, and several several books, chapters and articles on human rights. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Huffington Post, Quartz, Univision, El Heraldo (Honduras) and Radio Formula. He is fluent in Spanish.

Tracy Reilly

Tracy Reilly

NCR Professor of Law and Technology and Director of the Program in Law and Technology

Contact

Email: Tracy Reilly

Phone: 937-229-4796

Reilly teaches real property and intellectual property courses in the Program of Law & Technology. Before joining the faculty in 2006, she was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where she worked in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment, advertising, e-commerce and corporate law. Prior to that she worked as in-house counsel for an independent record label, where she specialized in foreign licensing transactions, and at a boutique entertainment law firm in Chicago. Her clients have included Kraft, Sara Lee, Kellogg, Honeywell, Madison Dearborn Partners, United Airlines, the Chicago Sun-Times, Rand McNally and the estates of gospel star Mahalia Jackson and Charles Stepney, producer for Earth, Wind & Fire.

Richard Saphire

Richard Saphire

Professor Emeritus

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Saphire's areas of expertise are Constitutional law, Patriot Act, federal courts and elections law. Serves as a member of the state board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Associated Press, USA Today, Newsday, The Boston Globe, ABC News.com, National Law Journal, The Oregonian, The Star-Ledger, Ecumenical News International, The Columbus Dispatch, The Christian Science Monitor.

Lori Shaw

Lori Shaw

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Lawyering Skills

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Email: Lori Shaw

Phone: 937-229-2749

Shaw's specialties include the death penalty, grand juries and criminal law. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The Associated Press, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Salon.com, XM Radio's Catholic Channel, National Jurist, Ohio News Network, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), WCPO-TV (Cincinnati), Dayton-area media.

Blake Watson

Blake Watson

Professor of Law

Contact

Email: Blake Watson

Phone: 937-229-2621

Watson can discuss Indian gaming law, oil and gas law, natural resources law, hydraulic fracturing law and property law. Before coming to the School of Law, Watson worked for the Department of Justice where he represented the United States before federal courts of appeal and state supreme courts in cases relating to environmental, natural resources, wildlife, and Indian law. He also assisted on a few cases that went to the Supreme Court. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Several Ohio media regarding Indian casinos and Indian fishing rights in Ohio, The Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Ohio News Network, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), Philadelphia Inquirer, GamblingMagazine.com.