Professor O’Melinn is a Visiting Professor for the Spring 2018 semester at the College of Law teaching Constitutional Law I. He is a Professor at Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law, where he has taught First Amendment Law and Theory, International Law, Legal Ethics, Intellectual Property, Corporations, and Contracts. He also teaches Constitutional Law and American Legal Culture at the undergraduate level. He has taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Law School, and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University. He does research in the areas of constitutional and legal history and the history and theory of intellectual property law. Professor O’Melinn served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Leonard I. Garth, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and held a Golieb Fellowship in Legal History at NYU Law School. He received his J.D. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in history from Yale University.