Lee J. Strang

Prof. Lee J. Strang

John W. Stoepler Professor of Law & Values, University of Toledo College of Law

Professor Lee J. Strang joined the faculty in 2008, was granted tenure in 2010, and was named John W. Stoepler Professor of Law & Values in 2015. Before that, he was a visiting Professor at Michigan State University College of Law and an Associate Professor at Ave Maria School of Law. A graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was Articles Editor of the Iowa Law Review and Order of the Coif, Professor Strang also holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. During the fall, 2015, Professor Strang was a visiting scholar at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. In 2016, he was appointed to the Ohio Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The University of Toledo awarded Professor Strang its Outstanding Faculty Research and Scholarship Award in 2017.

Prior to teaching, Professor Strang served as a judicial clerk for Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was also an associate for Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago, where he practiced in general and appellate litigation.

A prolific scholar, Professor Strang has published in the fields of constitutional law and interpretation, property law, and religion and the First Amendment. His most recent article, How Big Data Increases Originalism's Methodological Rigor: Using Corpus Linguistics to Recover Original Language Conventions, was published in the U.C. Davis Law Review. Among other scholarly projects, he is currently editing the second edition of his unique, multi-volume, "modular" case book on constitutional law for Carolina Academic Press, drafting a book tentatively titled Originalism's Promise and Limits, and writing a book on the history of Catholic legal education.

Professor Strang is a frequent presenter at scholarly conferences. He is also a regular participant in debates at law schools across the country, contributor to the media, and speaker to political, civic, and religious groups. 

Professor Strang’s course offerings include Constitutional Law, Ohio Constitutional Law, Constitutional Interpretation, Jurisprudence, Property Law, Administrative Law, Business Associations, Federal Courts, and Appellate Practice.