Volume 5, Issue 9
April 2013

IngotCollege of Law Wins National Moot Court Competition

moot court The University of Cincinnati College of Law Moot Court team of Sarah Kyriakedes and Tony Strike brought home a first place win at the 15th Annual Herbert J. Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition.  The team won the overall competition and Strike won the Final Round Best Advocate Award. The event was held Saturday, March 23, 2013, hosted by the SUNY Buffalo Law School. (Read more)

IngotLaw Review Launches New Blog as Additional Outlet for Legal Discourse

blogLegal scholarship has taken to the blogs.  To position the College of Law’s Law Review for the future, they have joined the movement, launching the UC Law Review Blog, The goal of the UC Law Review Blog is to further legal scholarship through shorter, quicker, discussion-based discourse by contributors with practical experience, and to allow more student contributors to build domain expertise and be published in their profession. (Read more)

Upcoming Events

Harris Distinguished Practitioner Scott Knox
April 22, 2013

Criminal Procedure Law in China
April 23, 2013

Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon
May 17, 2013

Hooding Ceremony
May 19, 2013


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IngotKalsem Named Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award Recipient

KalsemProfessor Kristin Kalsem is the recipient of the 2012 Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award, which recognizes outstanding research and scholarly achievement by a member of the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Professor Kalsem received her J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa in 2001, where she also served as a member of their English Department and a lecturer at their law school. (Read more)

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Ingot2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon

The University of Cincinnati Law Alumni Association cordially invites you and your guests to the Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at The Westin Cincinnati. This year's event will recognize Daniel J. Buckley '74, Hon. Dennis S. Helmick '72, and James L. Johnson '80 as the 2013 award recipients. RSVP to Peggy Ruwe at 513.556.0071 or peggy.ruwe@uc.edu. (Read more)


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Ingot2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Daniel J. Buckley '74

William VolckDan Buckley is a partner in the Cincinnati office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. His practice is civil litigation that includes banking, complex business, probate and fiduciary, and medical privacy cases. He is a 1974 graduate of the UC College of Law, where he was Case Note Editor on the Law Review. He received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1971 and attended the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. After law school, he was Law Clerk to Hon. Julius J. Hoffman, Senior US District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. (Read more)


Ingot2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Hon. Dennis S. Helmick '72

Deborah RhodeJudge Dennis S. Helmick, a native of the tri-state, has a long, distinguished career in the legal field. A graduate of Xavier High School and Xavier University, he went on to receive his juris doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1972. After being admitted to the bar, Helmick worked as an Associate with the law firm Wood, Lamping, Slutz and Reckman (now known as Wood and Lamping LLP). From there, he went on to work for the city as Assistant City of Cincinnati Solicitor, assigned to the Prosecutor’s Office. (Read more)

Ingot2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient James L. Johnson '80

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James "Jim" Johnson grew up in the public housing community of Cincinnati's West End neighborhood where he attended Washburn and Hays elementary schools. A graduate of Walnut Hills High School (1964), he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1970 and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1980. (Read more)

IngotJoshua Smith '14 Gets a Bird's Eye View of UC as a Board of Trustees Member

Joshua SmithJoshua Smith '14 arrived at Ohio University in the fall of 2006 intending to pursue a degree in education. Smith switched to political science/pre-law as a sophomore, however, realizing he wanted to attend law school down the road. "I always liked the idea of representing someone and the court system always amazes me, along with the entire legal system," said Smith, a native of Westerville, a northeast Columbus suburb. (Read more)

IngotSix Questions with Professor Yolanda Vázquez

vazquezYolanda Vázquez, Assistant Professor of Law, joined the College this year. She teaches in the areas of immigration, crimmigration, and criminal procedure. Professor Vázquez' research examines the incorporation of immigration law into the criminal justice system.  Her scholarship has focused on the role of criminal courts and the duties of defense lawyers in advising noncitizen defendants on the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction.  Find out what makes Professor Vázquez "tick" in this edition of "6 Questions With..." (Read more)

IngotFrom Retail to Fundraising, Danker's Career Comes Full Circle at UC

Kim DankerFor Ohio native Kim Danker, the College of Law's new Assistant Director of Development, coming to Cincinnati to work at the law school was a natural step. Having twice lived in the tri-state over the course of her professional career, she was very familiar with UC. "I’ve always been impressed with the university, its architecture, and its history as a research institution," said Danker. "And I'm enjoying our new president (Santa Ono); he really seems to enjoy connecting with students—our future alumni and donors." (Read more)

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