College of Law

James M. Klein

James M. Klein

Distinguished University Professor and
Professor of Law Emeritus


Professor Klein received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1966, and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1969. A member of the law faculty since 1971, Professor Klein previously served as the Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He has been a visiting professor at the University of New Mexico, the University of San Diego, Florida Coastal School of Law, the University of Western Australia, and Charleston School of Law.

He is admitted to practice in Ohio and California.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Klein was a Reginald Heber Fellow assigned to Contra Costa Legal Services Foundation, Richmond, California. Professor Klein was a member of the ABA Accreditation Committee from 1997 to 2003. He was UT's NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative from 1990-2007 and currently is a member of the NCAA Legislative Review and Intepretations Committee.

Professor Klein's research interests include Clinical Law, Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Pretrial Practice and Procedure, Trial Practice, and Labor & Employment.





Ohio Civil Practice 2d Ed. (with Darling and Terez) Thomson-West Publishing Co. July 2004) (Three Volumes) and Annual Services. 

Ohio Civil Practice (with Darling and Terez) (Banks Baldwin/West Publishing Co., 1997) (Three Volumes) and Annual Services 5A Ohio Jurisprudence 3d, Alternative Dispute Resolution, (with Kennedy, Davis, and Guerra) (Thomson Legal Publishing Co., April 1997).

Ohio Employment and Labor Law and Practice, General Editor (with Ruzicho) (4 Vol., Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., March 1995).

Baldwin's Ohio Civil Practice (co-authors J. Patrick Browne and John Murtaugh) (3 Vol. Banks- Baldwin Publishing Company, May 1988) and Annual Services.

First and Klein, Ohio Municipal Judges' Deskbook, (Ohio Municipal Judges Association (1974)).

Klein and Willging, Introductory Practice Materials, Univ. of Toledo Civil Law Clinic (1976).


Klein, An Overview of Class Actions in Ohio, Volume 21 Capital Law Review 906 (1992).

Klein, A Comparison of Unemployment Benefits in Australia and the U.S., 6 Queensland Univ. Tech. L.J. 119 (1990).

Klein, The Newly Enacted Regulations for Unemployment Insurance In State-owned Enterprises in the People's Republic of China, 4 China Law Reporter 67 (1987).

Klein, A Comparative Look at the Unemployment Insurance Programs in the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States, 9 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Business Law 181 (1987).

Klein and Sprouls, Unemployment Compensation in New Mexico, 11 New Mexico Law Review 327-357 (1981).

Klein, Unemployment Compensation in Ohio, 11 Univ. of Toledo L. Rev. 27 (1979).

Schrider and Klein, Procedural Due Process and The Section 8 Leased Housing Program, 66 Kentucky Law Journal 303 (1978).

Klein and Willging, Beyond Java--Redistribution of Risks in the Administration of Unemployment Insurance, 24 Case Wes. Res. L. Rev. 490 (1973).

Miscellaneous Publications:

2000 Annual Service to BALDWIN'S OHIO CIVIL PRACTICE (with Darling).

1998 Annual Service to BALDWIN'S OHIO CIVIL PRACTICE (with Darling).

1996 and 1997 Supplements to OHIO EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW AND PRACTICE (with Ruzicho) (Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., 1997).


Legal Professional Skills Training in Western Australia: Past, Present and Future (with Bartlett) (October 1989) - paper delivered at Second International Clinical Conference sponsored by UCLA and University of Warwick Law Schools.

Attorney's Manual on Unemployment Insurance in Ohio 1983 (with Weeks)-published for Ohio State Legal Services Association

Manual on Unemployment Insurance (1982)-published for the national office of International United Auto Workers.

Note, The Compensating Use Tax and Its Effect on Multi-State Businesses, 20 CASE WES. RES. L.REV. 597 (1969); Case Note, 19 CASE WES. (RES????) L.REV. 403 (1968).


Last Updated: 6/27/22