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Phillip Entzminger

Phillip C. Entzminger


Office: Wilbur O. & Ann Powers College of Business
Phone: 864-656-3265


 Educational Background

    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Norman A. Wiggins School of Law (Campbell University)

    Master's of Science in Criminal Justice
    Bowling Green State University

    Bachelor of Arts (History/Pre-Law)
    Campbell University

Courses Taught

  • LAW 3220 (Legal Environment of Business)
  • LAW 8500 (Law for Professional Accountants)


Before teaching at Clemson, Professor Entzminger was an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Chowan University (NC), and at Western Illinois University. At Chowan University, Professor Entzminger taught courses in criminal procedure, constitutional law, criminal law, criminology, and management (among others). Additionally, Professor Entzminger was the department's pre-law adviser. At Western Illinois University, Professor Entzminger taught undergraduate and graduate courses on a wide range of topics, from evidence to civil law to juvenile justice. Moreover, he was the coach of Western Illinois' award-winning interdisciplinary mock trial team. Currently, Professor Entzminger is a lecturer in Clemson University's renowned School of Accountancy, and a PhD student at the University of North Georgia. Additionally, Professor Entzminger is the member manager of PKA Holdings, LLC. Finally, Professor Entzminger has taught business law at various colleges and universities every year since 2010.

Research Interests

  • Professor Entzminger's primary research interests include Fourth Amendment issues within the medical context, conceptual deconstruction of recidivism, and alternative punishments for specific classes of offenders.

Research Publications

  • Entzminger, P. & Harris, S. (June, 2022). Still admissible: HIPAA violations & the exclusionary rule inherent in the fourth amendment of the united states constitution. North Carolina Health Information Management Association: Annual Meeting, Concord, NC, United States.
  • Entzminger, P. (May 25, 2021). A seemingly never-ending quandary: The usefulness of an officer’s formal education regarding community-police relations in the United States. The Role of Legal Sciences & Institutions in Building Trust Between the Authorities & Society: Russian and Foreign Experience. Conference Proceedings for VIII Scientific & Practical Conference on the Study of Russian Statehood, Vladimir: Vladimir Branch of RANEPA, 2021, 62-69. ISBN 978-5-907389-22-9
  • Unlu, A., Ekici, N., Tasgin, S., & Entzminger, P. (November 11, 2020). An empirical test of age-graded informal social control theory: New correlates of youth deviance. Crime & Delinquency, 67(2), 179-211. doi:
  • Entzminger, P. & Sergevnin, V. (October 16, 2020). The constitutional SOS of the SRO: Fourth, fifth, & sixth amendment limitations on school resource officers in the united states. In: R. V. Evstifeev (ed.). Russian statehood in the spatial dimension: Experience, strategies, development, prospects. Conference Proceedings for VIII Scientific & Practical Conference on the Study of Russian Statehood, Vladimir: Vladimir Branch of RANEPA, 2020, 199-205.
  • Entzminger, P. (2020). Depends on the definition: A re-examination of criminal recidivism in the United States. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 20(1), 62-72.
  • Entzminger, P. (2017). From fast times to fast cars: Some not-so-important tips for young attorneys. The Advocate: Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association, 35(4).
  • Entzminger, P. (2016). Put the blame on vtr: Common pitfalls of a practicing paralegal. Carolina Paralegal News, p. 4.
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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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