Brian Edward Ray
 Title: Professor
Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHosteler Professor of Law
 Dept: Law
 Office: LB 162
 Phone: 216-687-2528
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. LB 162, Cleveland, OH 44115

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constitutional law, comparative law, civil procedure eDiscovery cybersecurity
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
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Professor Brian Ray's research focuses on comparative and international law with an emphasis on comparative constitutional law and social rights. His book, Engaging with Social Rights: Participation, Procedure and Democracy in South Africa's Second-Wave (Cambridge 2016) is the first comprehensive account of the South African Constitutional Court's social rights decisions that argues the Court's procedural enforcement approach has had significant, underappreciated effects in spite of its substantive limits and could make state institutions more responsive to the needs of poor communities.    He spent the spring and summer terms of 2013 as a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa conducting research for the book at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of the Western Cape. His work has appeared in the Stanford Journal of International Law, the Utah Law Review, and the South Africa Journal of Human Rights, among others.  

Professor Ray is an expert in eDiscovery, information governance and data privacy.  He and Professor Candice Hoke created and serve as co-Directors of the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection at Cleveland-Marshall.  He 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.  In 2016 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine appointed Professor Ray to the CyberOhio Advisory Board. He is a member of the Sedona Conference's Working Group 6, International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure and Working Group 11, Data Security and Privacy Liability.  He also serves as Cleveland-Marshall's representative to the Northern District of Ohio Advisory Committee.

Professor Ray is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and spent one year at Kyoto University as a Fulbright Fellow. He graduated first in his class from the Ohio State University College of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Articles Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal.  Following law school, he clerked for Judge Alan E. Norris of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Justice Richard J. Goldstone, of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.  He joined the Cleveland-Marshall faculty in 2005 after several years as a litigation associate at Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio.

Courses: Civil Procedure, eDiscovery, Comparative Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws, International Law, Legislation and Regulation, Externship Program.