Professor Jim O'Reilly has taught at UC since 1980 and has authored more than 35 textbooks and 165 articles on aspects of regulation and liability. In March 2000, his treatise on food and drug law was quoted by the U.S. Supreme Court with the words, "The experts have written." in 2007 he completed a term as Assistant Chief Reporter for the European Union-funded Project on EU Administrative Law. His treatise and article work have been adopted favorably by the D.C. Circuit and the Supreme Courts of Wisconsin and Maine, among others. His articles have appeared in Cornell Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review and in law reviews at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Penn and other journals. He serves as treasurer of the 161-year old Cincinnati Law Library Association and was a candidate for the Ohio Court of Appeals in the 2006 election cycle.
Professor O'Reilly has been a consultant to the U.S. Senate on the Congressional Accountability Act implementation and to the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission on improvement of FTC Freedom of Information Act practices. He has advised numerous federal and state agencies. In 2006 he was the keynote speaker at the Food & Drug Administration's 100th anniversary celebration for the FDA Midwest Region. He serves as an expert witness and adviser on numerous litigation and counseling projects. He is also vice mayor of the city of Wyoming, Ohio, treasurer of the First Suburbs Coalition, member of the Intermodal Coordinating Committee for transportation in the region and a trustee of the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments.