College of Law

Dan Steinbock 

Daniel J. Steinbock

Dean Emeritus and Harold A. Anderson
Professor of Law and Values Emeritus



Daniel J. Steinbock is a Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values Emeritus at The University of Toledo College of Law. He has been a member of the faculty since 1985 and has taught Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Administrative Law, Immigration Law, and Trial Practice. He was voted Outstanding Professor by six spring graduating classes. Prior to joining the College of Law, he taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Seattle University.

Dean Steinbock received his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale University. Before entering law teaching he worked as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Constance Baker Motley of the Southern District of New York, as a public defender with the Legal Aid Society in state and federal courts in New York City, and as Associate and Executive Director of Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York. Dean Steinbock also served as Education Coordinator in Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand for the International Rescue Committee. He is co-author of Unaccompanied Children:
Care and Protection in Wars, Natural Disasters and Refugee Movements
(Oxford U. Press), whose recommendations were adopted by United Nations agencies. Dean Steinbock has also written law review articles and book chapters about refugee children, refugee law, search and seizure, identity documentation, and data mining.




Unaccompanied Children: Care and Protection in Wars, Natural Disasters and Refugee Movements (Oxford University Press 1988) (with E. Ressler and N. Boothby)

Articles and Book Chapters

Designating the Dangerous, 30 Seattle University Law Review 65 (2006).

Data Matching, Data Mining, and Due Process, 40 Georgia Law Review 1 (2005).

Fourth Amendment Limits on National Identity Cards, in Privacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation (Strandburg and Raicu, eds., Springer 2005)

National Identity Cards: Fourth and Fifth Amendment Issues, 56 Florida L. Rev. 697 (2004), to be reprinted in -- Immigration and Nationality Review -- (2005)

The Qualities of Mercy: Maximizing the Impact of U.S. Refugee Resettleme nt, 37 U. Mich. J. L. Ref. 297 (2003)

Separated Children in Mass Migration, 22 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 297 (2003)

The Wrong Line Between Freedom and Restraint: The Unreality, Obscurity, and Incivility of the Fourth Amendment Consensual Encounter Doctrine, 38 San Diego Law Review 507 (2001)

The Fifth Amendment at Home and Abroad: A Comment on United States v. Balsy, 31 U. Toledo L. Rev. 209 (2000)

The Refugee Definition as Law: Issues of Interpretation, in Refugee Rights and Realities: Evolving International Concepts and Regimes (Cambridge University Press 1999)

Interpreting the Refugee Definition, 45 UCLA L. Rev. 733 (1998), reprinted in 19 Immigration and Nationality Review 137 (1998)

Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Host Country Foster Families, 8 International Journal of Refugee Law 6 (1996)

Refuge and Resistance: Casablanca's Lessons for Refugee Law, 7 Georgetown Immigration L.J. 649 (1993)

Refugee Children: Some Current Issues, 5 Journal of Child Law ( U.K.) 12 (1993)

The Admission of Unaccompanied Children Into the United States, 7 Yale Law & Policy Review 137 (1989)

Expert Testimony on Proximate Cause, 41 Vand. L. Rev. 241 (1988) (with W. M. Richman and D. E. Ray), reprinted in 38 Defense L. J. 539 (1989)

The Forgotten Children: Children in War, Natural Disasters and Refugee Movement, Menesker og Rettighter (Human and Rights) No. 2, 27 (1986)

Note, Announcement in Police Entries, 80 Yale L.J. 139 (1970)


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