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Approachability is the hallmark of ONU Law. Our faculty are deeply committed to developing students' legal and analytical skills and do so by opening their doors and engaging our students one-on-one. ONU Law's diverse and visionary curriculum will challenge your way of thinking and open your eyes to new world views. It is critical in law school to have the access to top legal scholars to assist you in understanding and dissecting the law. Our faculty have graduated from some of the top law schools in the country and are experts in their fields. At ONU Law, you professors will know you by name and will provide you with the necessary tools and skills to succeed in today's challenging legal profession.

Faculty News

  • Professor Lauren Newell moderated and presented on a panel called “What I’m Reading” at the 21st Annual American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also co-chaired and judged the 2019 Law Student National Representation in Mediation National Competition, which took place at the Spring Conference.
  • Professor Dallan Flake presented his paper "Interactive Religious Accommodations" at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New Orleans. He was invited to present as part of a panel on increasing religious tension in the workplace. The paper was the only one selected from a nationwide call for articles on the topic. The paper argues that employers should be required to engage in the same interactive process with employees seeking religious accommodations as they are with employees seeking disability accommodations.
  • Associate Dean Deidre' Keller and Professor Lauren Newell both participated in the Southeastern Association of Law Schools' Annual Conference. Dean Keller moderated the panel, "Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship" and Professor Newell was a discussant in the discussion group, "The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution Scholarship."
  • Professor Dallan Flake's article, “When Should Employers Be Liable for Factoring Biased Customer Feedback into Employment Decisions?” was published in Volume 102 – Issue 5 of the Minnesota Law Review. The article examines the role that customer feedback can play in business decisions. He argues that employers should be held to a negligence standard, whereby their liability depends on whether they knew, or reasonably should have known, that the data used to make employment decisions was tainted by customer bias.
  • Associate Dean Deidré Keller presented her paper, "Limiting Lessons from Property: Re-imagining the Public Domain in the Image of the Public Trust Doctrine” at the University of Kentucky. The Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, hosted the symposium, “Intermeddlers or Innovators? States and Federal Copyright Law,” in October. The event featured a diverse group of speakers and facilitated discussion among scholars working on issues including copyright, administrative law, state constitutional law, federal constitutional law, tax law and art law.