Francis X. Beytagh

Dean Emeritus; Professor Emeritus of Law
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(614) 688-3265 Drinko 186C



  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • J.D., University of Michigan

Professor Beytagh ranked first in his class and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review. Immediately following law school, he served as Senior Law Clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court, and later associated with Jones, Day, Cockley, and Reavis of Cleveland for two years. From 1966 to 1970, he was an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States.

Professor Beytagh taught at Notre Dame Law School for six years and was also a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan. He served as Dean of the University of Toledo College of Law from 1976 to 1983. During the 1984-85 academic year, he was the Cullen Professor of Law at the University of Houston. He served as Professor of Law and Dean of The Ohio State University College of Law from 1985 to 1993. Professor Beytagh was a Fulbright Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, in 1994.

His teaching areas include Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Federal Courts, Civil and Political Rights, Constitutional Litigation, Legislation, and Lawyering Process, Appellate Practice, and Comparative Constitutional Law.

He has published numerous articles in these areas, and is co-author of Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials, 5th Ed., and its supplements, and the author of Constitutionalism in Contemporary Ireland (1996).