UC College of Law
Volume 4, Issue 6
March 2012

IngotUC Law Trial Practice and Moot Court Teams Excel

gavelUC Law’s Trial Practice Competition team took first place at the Regional TYLA competition February 10-12, 2012 with a perfect score! Congratulations to the team of Alexander Rodger ‘12, Emily Homel ’13, and Allison Kendall ’12 who represented the school at the competition in Michigan. They will go on to represent UC Law at the National Competition in Texas in late March. Credit for terrific trial performance also goes to the team of Tony Strike ‘13, Jeff DeBeer ‘12, and Sarah Kyriakedes ‘13, whose fine work also made us proud. Hats off to all of the team members as well as their professors/coaches Dan Donnellon, Faruki Cox & Ireland, and Sheila Smith, Freking and Betz. In addition, congratulations go to Kathryn McBride ‘12 and Sundeep Mutgi ’13, who attended the Whittier Moot Court Competition February 3-5, 2012. They placed third in the competition. Mutgi received a second place finish for best oral advocate.

IngotBryant and Shanahan Named One of the 2012 Women to Watch by the Cincinnati Enquirer

Christie BryantChristie Bryant ‘06, an attorney and small business owner, is chairperson of the African American Chamber. In this position she will monitor projects including minority hiring at the incoming Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, which plans to fill 1,700 permanent jobs. In addition, she is founder of Records Request, a documents service. Finally, Bryant is a member of the Cincinnati City Planning Commission, new chair of the city Human Services Advisory Committee, and finance chairwoman of the Avondale Community Council.

Megan ShanahanMegan Shanahan ‘00 is a Municipal Court judge for Hamilton County. Elected November 2011, Shanahan has the distinction of being the youngest of 14 Hamilton County Municipal Court judges. She was elected to this position after 11 years as prosecutor in Butler and Hamilton Counties, where she won convictions of child abusers and murderers. For the complete list of the Enquirer’s 2012 Women to Watch, visit the website. (Women to Watch List)



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IngotMarch 1 Deadline Approaching

March 1 is an important deadline at UC Law for a couple of reasons. First, prospective students interested in joining the College of Law in Fall 2012 should apply by this date to receive full consideration of their application. And secondly, March 1 is the recommended date for incoming students to file FAFSA in order to receive full consideration of financial aid for the 2012-13 school year. Prospective students who have questions related to these deadlines can call the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid at (513) 556-0078 or email admissions@law.uc.edu

IngotJeff DeBeer '12 Finds Law Review Experience Mirrors Life

Jeff DeBeerWhen given the chance to submit an entry into the Law Review write-on competition two years ago, Jeff DeBeer '12 saw the journal as an opportunity to improve upon his research and writing skills. ... Not only was DeBeer invited to join the Law Review, but he had a case note published as an associate member during the 2010-11 school year. It analyzed the effect of U.S. v. Doss on the federal witness tampering statute, § 1512(b). (Read More)

IngotCorporate Law Symposium to Focus on Wall Street Reform Efforts

Signed into law on July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is called the most comprehensive financial reform legislation since the 1930s. The Act requires federal regulators to engage in at least 243 rule makings and to conduct at least 67 studies, often under tight deadlines. Meanwhile, some members of Congress call for the law’s repeal, and Congressional committees, the D.C. Circuit and business interests closely scrutinize implementation efforts. This Symposium focuses on both the policy and practical implications of implementing the Act. (Read More)

IngotUC Law Alumnae Tracy Cook Advocates for Children at ProKids

Tracy CookTracy Cook '90 was born and raised in Cincinnati, growing up locally before attending UC as an undergraduate and then the College of Law. After earning a degree in political science with a minor in fine art in 1987, Cook began at the College of Law that fall. (Read More)

Ingot Legally Speaking…from A Judge's Point of View

BettmanWe've previously reported that Professor Marianna Bettman has begun blogging regularly on the Supreme Court of Ohio, previewing cases of interest, analyzing the oral arguments from the perspective of the justices' questions, then analyzing the merit decisions when they come out. You can now receive regular notification of any new posts on her blog in one of four ways: Facebook, Twitter, RSS feed, or email notification.  Choose any of the four directly from the home page of the blog www.legallyspeakingohio.com.  Just look for the links in the upper right hand corner. Take advantage of this chance to stay on top of your state supreme court with the insights of a former judge. (Read More of Her Blog)


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