Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister teaches courses related to criminal law, technology, and the jury. He also directs the UDSL Criminal Law Clinic where his students represent indigent clients charged with criminal offenses. Hoffmeister previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Hoffmeister 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, Hoffmeister 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.
Hoffmeister 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, Hoffmeister teaches legal seminars to practicing attorneys and judges, works as an Acting Magistrate Judge in Dayton Municipal Court, and serves as a Judge Advocate General in the National Guard. He has also been a jury consultant on several high-profile cases including U.S. v. Barry Bonds.
Prior to joining UDSL, Hoffmeister 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. Hoffmeister is admitted to practice law in California, Indiana, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.
Thaddeus Hoffmeister’s Session(s):
2:55 pm–3:40 pm — Thursday, October 11, 2018
This presentation will examine the legal issues that arise when using social media to market and promote products. The focus will be on rules created by the FTC to include examining endorsements and disclosures. The presentation will also touch upon astroturfing, sweepstakes, and contests.