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David Day

David Day
Professor
Law, Law School
ULS School of Law 216
Phone: 605-677-6344
Bio:
Professor David S. Day is a tenured full professor at The University of South Dakota Law School. Professor Day has an extensive record of scholarship and academic publications. He is also an award-winning classroom teacher. Professor Day regularly represents civil litigants, both at trial and on appeal, in the federal and South Dakota courts.
Teaching Interests:
My teaching interests include both public and private law. I am interested in the constitutional law, employment discrimination and civil procedure areas.
Research Interests:
My research interests include constitutional law, plenary powers doctrine, equal protection doctrine, dormant Commerce Clause doctrine and First Amendment law. I also am interested in the civil procedure and employment discrimination law.
Education:
  • JD, Law, University of Iowa, 1977
  • BA, History, University of Iowa, 1970
Research:
  • Free Speech Doctrine, USD Law School Foundation, (2010 - 2010)
Publications:
  • Day, D., Crump, D. L., Rhoades, R. W., (2010), Cases and Materials on Constitutional Law, Lexis/Nexis, iss. 5th Edition, p. 1100.
  • Day, D., (2010), Some Reflections on Modern Free Exercise Doctrine: A Review Essay, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 55, iss. 3, p. 20.
  • Day, D., (2009), Some Problems of Free Exercise Doctrine-Social Good, Social Harm, and Undue Burdens: An Essay, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 54, p. 253.
  • Day, D., (2006), The 'Mature' Rehnquist Court and the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine: The Expanded Discrimination Tier, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 52, p. 1.
  • Day, D., (2006), The Expanded Concept of Facial Discrimination in the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine, Creighton Law Review, vol. 40, p. 497.
  • Day, D., (2004), Revisiting 'Pike': The Origins of the Nondiscrimination Tier of the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine, Hamline Law Review, vol. 27, p. 45.
  • Day, D., (2002), New Dimensions of the Section 5 Enforcement Power, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 47, p. 366.
  • Day, D., (2000), The Public Forum Doctrine's 'Government Intent Standard': What Happened to Justice Kennedy?, Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law Law Review, vol. 2000, p. 173.
  • Day, D., (1998), Reflections on Judge Donald Porter and His Contributions to Free Speech Jurisprudence, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 43, p. 9.
  • Day, D., (1995), 'Annual Assessment Report' for the District of South Dakota, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group.
  • Day, D., (1993), Civill Justice Reform Act Advisory Group Report for the District of South Dakota, Federal Rules Decisions, vol. 148, p. 393.
  • Day, D., Tschetter, M., (1993), The Local Rule Revision Project: The South Dakota Experience, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 38, p. 500.
  • Day, D., (1992), The End of the Public Forum Doctrine, Iowa Law Review, vol. 78, p. 143.
  • Day, D., (1992), Waiting for the New Emerson: A Critique of the First Amendment, Democracy, and Romance, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 37, p. 451.
  • Day, D., (1991), Discovery Standards for the Testimonial Expert Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(4)(A): A Twentieth Anniversary Assessment, Federal Rules Decisions, vol. 133, p. 209.
  • Day, D., (1991), Red, White and Blue: An All-American Critique of Judicial Review, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 36, p. 226.
  • Day, D., Langham, T., Pearson, S., (1991), Senior Faculty Attitudes Toward Retirement, Journal of Legal Education, vol. 41, p. 397.
  • Day, D., (1991), The 'Assaultive Jurisprudence' - The Free Speech Critique of Robert Nagel's Constitutional Cultures, Cleveland State Law Review, vol. 39, p. 161.
  • Day, D., (1991), The Rehnquist Court and the Dormant Commerce Clause Doctrine: The Potential Unsettling of the 'Well-Settled Principles', University of Toledo Law Review, vol. 22, p. 675.
  • Day, D., Baldwin, T., McMorrow, J., (1991), Will There Be Life After Law School? The Impact of Uncapping the Mandatory Retirement Age, Journal of Legal Education, vol. 41, p. 395.
  • Day, D., (1990), Book Review Essay: Justice Rehnquist and 'His' Constitution, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 35, p. 164.
  • Day, D., (1990), A New Perspective on the 'DePriest Tea' Historiographic Controversy: Mrs. Lou Henry Hoover's Papers, Journal of Negro History, vol. LXXV, p. 120.
  • Day, D., (1989), Opaque Covers and Judicial Obfuscation in the Eight Circuit: An Essay, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 34, p. 721.
  • Day, D., (1988), Expert Discovery in the Eighth Circuit: An Empirical Study, Federal Rules Decisions, vol. 122, p. 35.
  • Day, D., (1988), Federal Sovereign Immunity: What Are the Standards for Congressional Waiver?, Preview, vol. 1987-1988, iss. 7, p. 193.
  • Day, D., (1988), Some Reflections on the Golden Anniversary of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 33, p. 195.
  • Day, D., (1988), The Incidental Regulation of Free Speech, University of Miami Law Review, vol. 42, p. 491.
  • Day, D., Dixon, C., (1987), Expert Discovery Under Federal Rule 26(b)(4): An Empirical Study of Trial Court Judges and a Proposed Amendment, John Marshall Law Review, vol. 20, p. 377.
  • Day, D., (1987), The Hybridization of the Content-Neutral Standards for the Free Speech Clause, Arizona State Law Journal, vol. 19, p. 195.
  • Day, D., (1986), Teaching Constitutional Law: Role-Playing the Supreme Court, Journal of Legal Education, vol. 36, p. 268.
  • Day, D., (1985), Expert Discovery Under Federal Rule 26(b)(4): An Empirical Study in South Dakota, South Dakota Law Review, vol. 31, p. 801.
  • Day, D., (1985), The Ordinary Witness Doctrine: Discovery of the Pre-Retention Knowledge of a Non-witness Expert Under Federal Rule 26(b)(4)(B), Arkansas Law Review, vol. 38, p. 763.
  • Day, D., (1978), Termination of Parental Rights Statutes and the Void for Vagueness Doctrine: A Successful Attack on the 'Parens Patriae' Rationale, Journal of Family Law, vol. 16, p. 213.
Awards and Honors:
  • John Wesley Jackson Memorial Award, USD School of Law, 2003
  • Member, Federal Advisory Committee, Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1992
  • Reporter, SD Federal Practice Committee, 1985
Presentations:
  • Day, D. (2010, January). Symposium on Twentieth Anniversary of Smith Decision. Presented at the USD Law Review Symposium, Vermillion, SD.