Brian Edward Ray

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Professor of Law

Office: LB 162

p. 216-687-2528




B.A., Program of Liberal Studies and Japanese Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1993
M.A., East Asian Languages and Culture, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
J.D., The Ohio State University, 2001


Professor Brian Ray has extensive experience in eDiscovery, information governance and data privacy. He and Candice Hoke founded and co-direct the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection. They also are co-editors of the Center-sponsored SSRN Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and eDiscovery eJournal. Brian also co-founded, with Tim Opsitnick of JurInnov, the Cleveland eDiscovery Roundtable, an informal group of lawyers, judges and academics that meets monthly to discuss issues surrounding electronic discovery, cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

In 2016 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine appointed Brian to the CyberOhio Advisory Board. He co-chairs the Northeast Ohio CyberConsortium’s Workforce Development Committee and is a member of the Sedona Conference's Data Security and Privacy Liability Working Group.

Brian also is an expert in comparative and international law. His book, Engaging with Social Rights: Participation, Procedure and Democracy in South Africa's Second-Wave provides a comprehensive analysis of the South African Constitutional Court's social rights decisions. He was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa and has published extensively on comparative constitutional law and social rights.

Professional Experience and Education: Litigation associate at Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio; judicial clerk for Judge Alan E. Norris, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Justice Richard J. Goldstone, Constitutional Court of South Africa; J.D., Ohio State University College of Law (Order of the Coif; Articles Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal, and valedictorian); Fulbright Fellow, Kyoto University; B.A., University of Notre Dame.



Civil Procedure, Comparative Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws, International Law, Legislation and Regulation, Externship Program

Research Areas:

Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Civil Procedure



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