Professor of Law and Criminal Justice
BA, University of Chicago
MA, University of Michigan
JD, University of Michigan
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Areas of Interest
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- White Collar Crime
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure I
- Criminal Procedure II
- White Collar Crime
In 1996, Professor Lassiter commented on the draft Civil Procedure Code of Ukraine as part of a project undertaken by the Supreme Court of Ohio. Since 1994, he has lectured and written annual updates on Supreme Court litigation for the Federal Public and Community Defenders Program, and has also led discussions at bench-bar conferences on improving the judicial process for the State Bar of Ohio since 1992.
Locally, Professor Lassiter served as a member of the Hamilton County Criminal Justice Task Force which studied and suggested legal reforms Professor Lassiter served as the Task Force's Trial Committee chair in 1992. Beginning in 1994, Professor Lassiter served on the Cincinnati Bar Association's Law Day Committee as the script writer for a two-hour televised discussion on constitutional issues of interest to high school students. The program received second place in the ABA 1996 Outstanding Law Day Activities Award competition when Professor Lassiter became chair of the Committee. In 1997, Professor Lassiter led a discussion on professional ethics in the CBA's Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, and also lectured on "The Death Penalty in the United States: Historically and Today" at a symposium sponsored by the College of Law. Professor Lassiter was a consultant for "The Affair," a joint HBO-BBC production concerning the U.S. military's use of the death penalty for interracial rape during World War II.
Professor Lassiter received the UC College of Law Goldman Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2008, 2006, and 1993. He was also named to UC's inaugural class of the Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning in 2007.
Finally, in his most exciting and professionally rewarding endeavor, Professor Lassiter happily coached Christo's Angels, the law women's softball team to the All University Intramural Championship in 2000.
- Consent to Search by Ignorant People, 39 Texas Tech L. Rev. 1171 (2007) (symposium)
- Lex Sportiva: Thoughts Towards a Criminal Law of Competitive Contact Sports, 22 St. John's J. Legal Comm. 35 (2007)
- Eliminating Consent from the Lexicon of Traffic Stop Interrogations, 27 Cap. U. L. Rev. 79 (1998)
- Cameras and the Infusion of Political Bias into the Courtroom, 5 International J.L. & Tech. 28 (1997)
- Cyberspace and the Battle for First Amendment Freedoms, 30 Law/Technology 27 (1997)
- A Call to the Arts: Exploring New Means of Jurisprudential Expression\, 14 Cardozo J. Art & Ent. L. 387 (1996)
- The New Race Cases and the Politics of Public Policy, 12 J.L. & Pol.411 (1996)
- The O.J. Simpson Verdict: A Lesson in Black and White, 1 Mich. J. Race & L. 69 (1996)
- TV or Not TV—That Is the Question, 86 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 928 (1996)
- The Stop and Frisk of Criminal Street Gangs, 14 Nat'l Black L.J. 1 (1995)
Articles, Essays & Book Reviews
- Does Flight From Police Constitute Reasonable Suspicion, University of Cincinnati College of Law (Feb. 22, 2000)
- Criminal Law and Literature: Lecture, Problem, and Socratic Methods and the Virtual Classroom, University of Cincinnati College of Law (Mar. 13, 2000)
- Searches and Seizures—Update on the U.S. Supreme Court and Supreme Court of Ohio, Hamilton County Criminal Justice Center (May 17, 2000)
- Criminal Law and Literature: Lecture, Problem, and Socratic Methods and the Virtual Classroom, Institute for Law Teaching. Sixth Annual Summer Conference: Fresh Looks at Teaching and Learning Law, Gonzaga University School of Law (June 11-12, 1999)