Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister teaches courses related to criminal law, technology, and the jury at the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL). He also directs the UDSL Criminal Law Clinic where his students represent indigent clients charged with criminal offenses. Thaddeus previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Thaddeus has published a number of books, law review articles, and essays exploring juries, the criminal justice system, and the Internet. His most recent book is entitled Social Media Law in a Nutshell.
In addition to his academic publications, Thaddeus edits two blogs. His first blog, Juries, which has been continuously published since 2008, focuses on the various issues that arise with jurors and the jury process. His second blog, Social Media Law, examines social media’s impact on the legal system.
Thaddeus has been widely cited in various media outlets ranging from the New York Times to CNN to Wired magazine. He has also made numerous appearances on both television and radio programs.
Outside of his work in academia, Thaddeus teaches legal seminars to practicing attorneys and judges around the country, works as an Acting Magistrate Judge in Dayton Municipal Court, and serves as a Judge Advocate General in the National Guard. In addition, he has been a jury consultant on several high-profile cases including U.S. v. Barry Bonds.
Thaddeus is also an elected member of the Wyoming, Ohio city council and serves on the Board of Trustees for SORTA.
Prior to joining UDSL, Thaddeus worked on Capitol Hill, served in the military on Active Duty, and clerked for the Honorable Anne E. Thompson, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey. Thaddeus is admitted to practice law in California, Indiana, Ohio, and Washington, D.C