Menu Toggle menu

UC Law Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

The new academic year is in full swing and new faces dot the hallways. Welcome to our new UC Law colleagues.


Patrick Lane has joined the law school as a part-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Law.  He will teach Secured Transactions this fall and will be assisting with the Client Counseling course this spring.    Professor Lane received his BA from the University of Virginia and his JD from UC Law. A member of the Litigation Department of Dinsmore & Shohl, he focuses his practice on intellectual property, commercial and product liability cases throughout the United States.

Qudsia Mirza has joined the law school as a Visiting Professor of Law, teaching Feminist Jurisprudence in the fall, followed by Family Law and Gender and the Law in the spring.   Professor Mirza received her LLB in England from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, and her LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London.  She taught law at the University of East London and brings more than 16 years teaching experience to the College.  Her scholarly focus is on women and Islam, having published broadly in this area. 

Gary Spring has been appointed Visiting Associate Professor of Law. He will teach Legal Ethics and Employment Law this fall and Civil Procedure II in the spring.  Professor Spring spent last year as a visitor at Rutgers University, Newark, teaching Civil Procedure, Employment Law, and other employment law related subjects.  He taught as an Adjunct Professor at Akron Law School (OH) for many years while practicing law in Akron.  A graduate of The Ohio State University, he clerked with Justice Paul Brown of the Ohio Supreme Court before taking up practice as a litigator with a large firm in Akron.

Jacqueline Meyer Goldman joined UC Law as Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing.  Professor Goldman will teach Lawyering I – Legal Research and Writing this fall and Lawyering II – Advocacy in the spring.  She has recently worked at the firm of Tobias, Kraus & Torchia in Cincinnati and worked as a sole practitioner with cases in domestic relations, juvenile, and municipal courts.

Dr. Candace McCoy has a joint appointment as a Visiting Professor at the College of Law and the Division of Criminal Justice in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati.  She will teach Justice and the Legal System this fall.  In addition to being a graduate of the UC Law, Dr. McCoy earned her PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.  She is a professor at the Graduate Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

Dr. Stephanie McMahon, Assistant Professor of Law, was featured in the August edition of Updates.

Adjunct Faculty

Daniel J. Donnellon and Michael L. Scheier, partners at Keating, Muething & Klekamp, are new Adjunct Professors co-teaching Trail Practice:  Mock Trial Competition this fall.

Jennifer M. Kinsley, a partner at Sirkin Pinales & Schwartz is a new Adjunct Professor who will co-teach Habeas Corpus and Post Conviction Remedies with H. Louis Sirkin this fall.

Barbara J. Wagner, Associate General Counsel at Chiquita Brands International, Inc., joins us as Adjunct Professor teaching Practice One for Corporations I.

Scott A. Kane, a partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, is a new Adjunct Professor who will teach Sales this fall. 

Clayton L. Kuhnell and Eric M. Robbins, from the firm of Ulmer & Berne, are new Adjunct Professors who will co-teach Practice One for Introduction to Intellectual Property.


Vicki Fleischer has joined the College of Law as Head of Access Services in the Law Library.  She is responsible for course reserves, classroom media scheduling, circulation, interlibrary loans, and other services offered from the library’s information desk. 

David Laing is the new Staff Attorney for the Ohio Innocence Project.  He graduated from UC Law in 2006.