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Todd A. DeMitchell

Professor Emeritus of Education Law & Labor, University of New Hampshire

Todd A. DeMitchell is Professor Emeritus of Education Law & Labor in the Education Department and the Justice Studies program at the University of New Hampshire. Professor DeMitchell served in the public schools for 18 years (elementary school teacher, principal (K-8), director of personnel & labor relations (K-12), and superintendent (K-8)) prior to joining the faculty at UNH. At UNH he has served as associate chair and chair of the Department of Education, coordinator of graduate studies for the Justice Studies Program, and chair of the Faculty Senate.

Professor DeMitchell studies the legal mechanisms that impact schools and colleges. His primary focus is on education law and labor relations. He has published ten books on education law and labor relations. He has published over 200 law review articles, peer-reviewed articles, case commentaries, book reviews, and book chapters. His legal scholarship has been published in law journals at the University of Southern California, the University of Connecticut, Boston University, Yeshiva University, University of Florida, Rutgers University, and Brigham and Young University. In addition, his scholarship has been cited in state and federal courts and in a Writ of Certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • –present
    Professor of Education, and Professor of Justice Studies, University of New Hampshire


He received the UNH Distinguished Professor Award, was named the Lamberton Professor of Justice Studies and the John & H. Irene Peters Professor of Education, the Teaching Excellence Award, the Graduate Student Mentor Award, and was selected as the Kimball Fellow in the Department of Education . In addition, he was inducted into the University of La Verne Athletic Hall of Fame (football).