Associate Professor of Law

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Education & Degrees

  • Doctor of Juridical Science, S.J.D., University of Pennsylvania 
  • Master of Bioethics, M. Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Master of Law, LL.M., University of Pennsylvania 
  • Bachelor of Law, LL.B., University of Western Ontario
  • Postgraduate studies, Regent College, Interdenominational Evangelical Christian Theological School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 
  • Barrister-At-Law, conferred by the Law Society of Upper Canada  

    Areas of Interest/Teaching

    Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Bioethics, Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Trial & Appellate Advocacy, Torts, Defamation, Media Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, First Amendment, 14th Amendment, Administrative Law, Public International Law, Environmental Law, Education Law, Election Law, Professional Responsibility, Human Rights Law, and Election Law

    Representative Publications

    • The Patriot Act and the End of the Rule of Law. Jurist, August 12, 2011 Sidebar. See:  
    • The Ten Commandments and the Rejection of Divine Law in American Jurisprudence, 47 Journal of Catholic Legal Studies 145 (2008) 
    • “What Do I Care About the Law? I Got the Power, He Ain’t” 2:2 Class Action Defence Quarterly 27-30 (2007). Co-author: Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. This article discusses the class action, corporate behavior modification, and corrective justice. 
    • Conforming to the Rule of Law: When Person and Human Being Finally Mean the Same Thing in Fourteenth Amendment Jurisprudence (thesis) 22 Issues in L. & Med. 119-303 Fall 2006/Spring 2007 (Special Issue) 
    •  Natural Disaster; Unnatural Deaths: The Killings on the Life Care Floors at Tenet’s Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans During Hurricane Katrina, 2 J. Health & Biomed. L. 195-211 (2006); republished 23 Issues in L. & Med. 71-85 (2007) 
    • The Rejection of Divine Law in American Jurisprudence: The Ten Commandments, Trivia, and the Stars and Stripes, 83 Univ. of Detroit Mercy L. Rev. 101-137 (2006) 
    • Executing the Factually Innocent: Habeas Corpus, the Constitution and the Death Penalty, 1 Stanford J. of Civ. Rts & Civ. Lib. 473-503 (2005) 
    • If I were a Corporation, I’d be a Constitutional Person Too, 10 Texas Rev. of L. & Politics 427- 447 (2006). 
    • Conforming to the Rule of Law: When Person and Human Being Finally Mean the Same Thing in Fourteenth Amendment Jurisprudence, 4 Georgetown J. of L. & Pub. Pol’y 361-452 (2006). Reprinted in Life and Learning XVI 105-222 (2006) 
    • Beyond Personhood: Abortion, Child Abuse and Equal Protection, 30 Okla. City L. Rev. 271- 293 (2005).  
    • When Abortion was a Crime: A Historical Perspective, 83 Univ. of Detroit Mercy L. Rev., 51-69 (2006).  
    • Mocking the Rule of Law: A Kangaroo Court for Aussie David Hicks 14 Temple Pol. & Civ. Rts L. Rev. 335-383 (2005) (Symposium: Balancing Security and Liberty in the New Century).  
    • Reflections From Embassy Lakes: The Effective Teaching of Criminal Law, 48 St. Louis Univ. L. J. 1337-1350 (2004).  
    • Respecting Human Life in 21st Century America: A Moral Perspective to Extend Civil Rights to the Unborn from Creation to Natural Death, 48 St. Louis Univ. L. J. 425 –474 (2003); Republished, 17 Issues in L. & Med. 211-258 (2005); Permission given to translate into Farsi for republishing in Iran’s national journal of law and medicine. Extracts republished in Becker & Becker, eds.  
    • Rule of Law or Rule By Law: The Detention of Yaser Hamdi, 30 Am. J. of Crim. L. 225-278 (2003). This article has been cited as authority in the Amicus Brief on behalf of Legal Scholars and Historians on behalf of the Petitioner before the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, argued March 28, 2006. See: 
    • Punishing the Factually Innocent: DNA, Habeas Corpus, and Justice, 12 Geo. Mason Univ. Civ. Rts L. J. 233-239 (2002). The American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project cites this article as an authority. See As well, this article is listed as a reference authority on the science aspects of DNA testing by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics at  
    • The Law of the Sacred Cow: Sacrificing the First Amendment to Defend Abortion On Demand: An Essay on the Right to be Let Alone in the Public Forum, 79 Univ. of Denver L. Rev. 91-135 (2001).  
    • Playing God: Mary Must Die So Jodie May Live Longer: Conjoined Twins: Surgical Separation, 17 Issues in L. & Med. 123-165 (2001) (peer review journal). 
    • How Secular Ideology is Marginalizing the Rule of Law and Catholic Contributions to Law and Society II: The Ten Commandments and the Rejection of Divine Law in American Jurisprudence, Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, Volume 47, 2008, Number 1.


                                        Dr. Charles Lugosi has spent most of his legal career as an avid defender of the rights of the unborn. He has defended Christian activists with Operation Rescue and interned at the Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia, to equip himself further in his fight for religious freedom and justice. His doctoral dissertation, published in 2005, pioneered the blueprint on how to overturn Roe v. Wade and his published work was relied upon by the attorneys who successfully argued Dobbs. Dr. Lugosi worked tirelessly to make abortion illegal in Canada. In addition, he has worked in private practice in Canada as a prominent murder defense attorney and medical malpractice attorney. He has represented medical professionals before their various licensing bodies.  He is a trial and appellate attorney in both the U.S. and Canada.  He has earned the distinction of achieving success for his clients in both the U.S. and Canadian Supreme Courts, a unique achievement. 

                                        Dr. Lugosi has also taught in various capacities at numerous schools of law, including Duncan School of Law (TN), Ave Maria School of Law (MI), Michigan State University School of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law (FL), and the University of Western Ontario (ON). He has also taught online as a guest lecturer on multiple occasions to law students in China and given presentations to attorneys in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. 

                                        Dr. Lugosi is a member of the Washington State Bar, Michigan State Bar, Law Society of British Columbia, and the Law Society of Ontario.  He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.