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About Charles I. Lugosi

Dr. Charles I. Lugosi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (S.J.D., LL.M., M.B.E.) and the University of Western Ontario (LL.B.). Prior to entering graduate school, Dr. Lugosi was admitted to the bars of Ontario and British Columbia Canada and practiced law, primarily as a murder defense lawyer, appellate counsel, and plaintiff medical malpractice attorney. Dr. Lugosi achieved a notable victory in the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Feeney that resulted in Parliament amending the Criminal Code; won nearly 90 % of his jury trials, and was the original member of a legal team that achieved a record infant settlement on behalf of a little girl who was deliberately neglected after surviving an abortion. This last accomplishment earned Dr. Lugosi a life membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In 2010, after several years of working with law students, international experts in forensic medicine and other attorneys in Michigan on a pro bono basis, Dr. Lugosi's efforts to reverse a miscarriage of justice in the once hopeless case of Julie Baumer, was finally accomplished.
In the past 9 years, Dr. Lugosi has taught courses in constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, jurisprudence, property law, torts, health care law, and bioethics and seminars on the rule of law and comparative international legal responses to terrorism, the 6th Amendment, and the 14th Amendment to law students at the University of Western Ontario, St. Thomas University; Michigan State University, and the Ave Maria School of Law. Dr. Lugosi’s publications in the area of enemy combatants were relied upon in an Amicus Brief filed before the U.S. Supreme Court by the Legal Scholars and Historians of America. Dr. Lugosi’s publications, and in particular his dissertation concerning human personhood, are considered by some as the intellectual foundation of the personhood movement in the United States, and his work in the area of protecting unborn human life earned Dr. Lugosi an invitation to present a paper in Iran at the first medical legal conference of Islamic countries. Dr. Lugosi was a recipient of a fellowship from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy, and traveled to Israel to spend time with the intelligence community and observe first hand Israel’s legal, political and military responses to international terrorism. Dr. Lugosi was a featured speaker at Georgetown University, at a conference entitled, Natural Law and the American Constitutional Experience, organized by the Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy.
Dr. Lugosi is admitted as counsel to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the Michigan Bar.
At the Duncan School of Law, Dr. Lugosi currently teaches first year property law. Dr. Lugosi is scheduled to present a paper on Wikkileaks, The First Amendment, and the Rule of Law at the 2011 SEALS (South East Association of Law Schools) annual conference.


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