Thomas Hagel, J.D.
- "Keynote Session: The Last 50 Years"
- "Making Sense of the War: Protest and Patriotism"
- Friday, October 28
Since coming to the University of Dayton School of Law in 1982, Thomas Hagel has received the 2003 Alumni Association’s President’s Award for his dedication to the growth and development of the School of Law and his commitment to excellence.
He is a Master of the Bench of the local American Inn of Court as well as Acting Judge for the Dayton Municipal Court. A commissioner on the Montgomery County, Ohio, Veterans’ Service Commission, he represents members of Disabled American Veterans. Hagel is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Training Trial Advocates.
As a law student at the University of Nebraska, he was an associate editor and member of the executive committee of the Nebraska Law Review. After graduation, Hagel became a deputy public defender for Lincoln, Nebraska, where he represented criminal clients in more than 200 bench trials, motion hearings and post-trial proceedings in state and federal courts. Hagel retired from the University of Dayton School of Law in May 2015.
Tom Hagel served with his brother Chuck in the same platoon of Company B of the 47th Infantry Regiment of the Ninth Infantry Division in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. They were both rifleman, and both were wounded multiple times.