Volume 6, Issue 10
May 2014

IngotFrom the Courtroom to the Classroom Janet Moore Focuses on Policy Reform

false confessionsOriginally from Midland, Michigan, Professor Janet Moore had no expectation of attending law school and later teaching law. "People had told me that I should go to law school, but I thought it would be boring," said Moore. But as she contemplated career paths she followed the Bork hearings. Robert Bork was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1987, but his nomination was ultimately shot down in the Senate. The fierceness of the debates opened Moore's eyes to the immense importance of the U.S. legal system. She attended law school at Duke University, graduating with not only a JD, but also a MA in Philosophy. There she was the editor-in-chief of the Law and Contemporary Problems Law Review, the nation's first interdisciplinary law journal. (Read more)

Ingot Alicia Miller Turned an Interest in Social Justice into a Career as a Public Defender

Alicia MillerHaving grown up near Cincinnati in West Chester, Ohio, Alicia Miller '14 is a home grown Bearcat in this year's graduating class. A graduate of Lakota West High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University. After her undergraduate years, she spent some time handling broken automobile glass insurance claims with Safelite Solutions. It was during this time that she prepared for the LSAT and law school applications. (Read more)

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IngotDonnie Warner is Committed to Social Justice and Community Building

Donald WarnerGraduate, community worker, and marathoner Donnie Warner has a strong commitment to social justice and community and personal transformation. With experiences that range from living on a Navajo reservation to training non-profit leaders through Public Allies Cincinnati to externing with the Indigent Defense Clinic, he will bring a distinctive viewpoint to the law. (Read more)

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IngotGiving Voice to the Voiceless: Carrie Wood Shares why she is a Public Defender

Carrie WoodFormerly an Assistant Academic Director at the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) here at UC College of Law, Carrie Wood '95 now works with the Ohio Public Defender in Columbus, Ohio.  (Read more)


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IngotA View from the Other Side: Hilly McGahan '12 Talks About Working With Victims

hilly mcgahanAn often-overlooked side of criminal law is that of the victims. The defendant hires or is appointed counsel, and the prosecution represents the state throughout the process, but the victims of crimes can find themselves left to their own devices on how to seek redress for the wrongs done to them. Hilly McGahan '12 is working to bolster the voice of victims in her work with victims of domestic violence. (Read more)

IngotFriend of the Court Blog Launches

Sandra SperinoProfessor Sandra Sperino has recently launched the new blog Friend of the Court.  The blog will explore cutting edge and emerging issues in employment discrimination law.  It will provide in-depth, substantive commentary on each topic and discuss history, theory, doctrine and policy implications.  The goal of the blog is to assist courts, lawyers, and policymakers as they navigate complex discrimination issues. (Read more)

IngotWhat Are You Doing Now?

what are you doingDid You Know…according to the After the JD, an empirical study that gathered detailed data about the career outcomes for a national cohort of 5,000 Class of 2000 graduates, more than half changed jobs within five years of graduation. (Read more)

IngotYouth Court Diversion Program Successfully Launches; Law Students Gain Experience

Youth Court DiversionCincinnati’s Youth Court—a diversion program for teens arrested for minor misdemeanors and who have already admitted guilt—successfully launched its pilot program on May 14, 2014. The program is a collaboration between CALL (Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers), a program sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association and Judge John Williams of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court. (Read more)

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