David C. Crago
David C. Crago joined the faculty of the College of Law in 1991 and became dean of the college in January, 2001. Prior to joining the faculty, he spent over 14 years in private practice with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and Murphey, Young & Smith in Columbus, Ohio, where he specialized in business and commercial litigation. He is a member of the American Bar Association Litigation Section and the Ohio State Bar Association Litigation Section. Crago chairs the Ohio State Bar Association's Commission on Judicial Campaign Advertising and Monitoring Committee. He also served as the program chair of the OSBA Ohio Bench Bar Deans Conference in 2004.
Crago was awarded the 2007 Legal Education Committee Award by the Ohio State Bar Association. This award is given to the law professor who has contributed the most to Ohio law and the Ohio bar. Crago was recognized for his contribution to the OSBA, the lawyers of Ohio, and the public for his leadership on the OSBA Judicial Campaign Advertising and Monitoring Committee.
Crago was selected for the Fowler V. Harper Faculty Scholarship Award in 1997. This award, given annually to one member of the ONU Law faculty, goes to the faculty member judged by a committee of his/her colleagues to have made the greatest contribution to legal scholarship during that year.
Crago earned his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Duke University and his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Michigan.
The Creation of a Crusader: The Antislavery Career of Thomas Morris 1835-1845 (in progress)
The Consistent Creator: A Review of Lance Banning's The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic, 23 Ohio N.U. L. Rev 969 (1997).
Fiduciary Duties and Reasonable Expectations: Cash-Out Mergers in Close Corporations, 49 Ok. L. Rev. 1 (1996).
Cooperative Dissent: Dissenting Shareholder Rights in Agricultural Cooperatives, 27 Ind. L. Rev. 495 (1994).
Local Church Organization and Affiliated Ministries, in Late 90s Legal Planning for the Local Church, at Ohio Northern University, November 14, 1997.
"Fiduciary Duties in Charitable Organizations," General Council on Finance and Administration, United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee (2000)
"Fiduciary Duties and Non-Profit Corporation Trustees," National Conference of Conference Chancellors and Trustees, United Methodist Church, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina (2000)