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Faculty News: February 2009

Faculty News February 2009 Issue

Marjorie Corman Aaron
Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice

Marjorie served as a judge in the “Outstanding Short Articles and Blogs” category for the Annual Awards program of the CPR, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. The award was presented at CPR’s Annual Winter Meeting on Jan. 15th. She also taught the Client Counseling Workshop at the College.

Profile of Professor Aaron

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Assistant Professor of Law

Lynn completed an article, Do Differences in Pleading Standards Cause Forum Shopping in Securities Class Actions?: Doctrinal and Empirical (with James D. Cox (Duke) & Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt)).

Profile of Professor Bai

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

Marianna arranged and hosted the citizenship ceremony at the College by the Honorable Susan J. Dlott, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Profile of Professor Bettman

Joseph Biancalana
Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law

Joseph’s article, For Want of Justice: Legal Reforms of Henry II, 88 Colum. L. Rev. 433 (1988), was cited in James Grimmelmann, Virtual World Feudalism, 118 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 126 (2009).

Profile of Professor Biancalana

Barbara Black
Charles Hartsock Professor of Law and Director, Corporate Law Center

Barbara published When Perception Changes Reality: An Empirical Study of Investors' Views of the Fairness of Securities Arbitration, 2 J. Disp. Resol. 349 (2008) (with Jill Gross). Two of her articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Black

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris presented his latest paper, A Typology of Legislative Facts in Constitutional Adjudication, at Indiana-Bloomington as part of our Scholar Exchange Program. His article, Remanding to Congress: The Supreme Court's New "On the Record" Constitutional Review of Federal Statutes, 86 Cornell L. Rev. 328 (2001) (with Timothy J. Simeone), was cited in Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov, Legislative Supremacy in the United States?: Rethinking the “Enrolled Bill” Doctrine, 97 Geo. L.J. 323 (2009).

Profile of Professor Bryant

Paul L. Caron
Associate Dean of Faculty and Charles Hartsock Professor of Law

Paul’s TaxProf Blog was named by the ABA Journal as one of the Top 100 law blogs, and finished third among 15 law blogs in the Legal Theory Category in voting by readers of the ABA Journal.

The Law Stories Series of Foundation Press, for which Paul serves as Series Editor, published Human Rights Advocacy Stories, by Deena R. Hurwitz (Virginia), Margaret L. Satterhwaite (NYU) & Douglas B. Ford (Virginia).

The Graduate Tax Series of LexisNexis, for which Paul serves as Series Editor, published Tax Crimes, by Steve Johnson (UNLV), Scott Schumacher (Washington), Larry Campagna (Adjunct Professor, Houston) & John Townsend (Adjunct Professor, Houston).

Paul published several issues of his Tax Law Abstracts e-journals:

Paul’s TaxProf Blog post, Is the Law Professor Gravy Train Over? (Jan. 20, 2009), was featured in the ABA Journal as one of the Top 10 Stories of the Week.

Paul was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Katz Cogan
Assistant Professor of Law

The members of the OGEMID listserv voted Jacob’s blog, the International Law Reporter, as their Best Blog of 2008. He acted as the discussant at a faculty workshop at the College by Peter Spiro (Temple) on An International Law of Citizenship as part of the College’s Faculty Workshop Series.

Jacob’s article, Competition and Control in International Adjudication, 48 Va. J. Int’l L. 411 (2008), was cited in Evan P. Lestelle, The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, International Norms of Foreign Public Bribery, and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, 83 Tul. L. Rev. 527 (2008).

Profile of Professor Cogan

Mark A. Godsey
Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice, Ohio Innocence Project

Mark gave an Ohio Criminal Justice Legislative Update and taught a course on using DNA pretrial to exculpate the accused at a CLE event sponsored by the Cincinnati Criminal Defense Association. He acted as the discussant at a faculty workshop at the College by Bennett Capers (Hofstra) on Canaries, the Fourth Amendment, and the Equity Principle as part of the College’s Faculty Workshop Series.

Profile of Professor Godsey

Emily Houh
Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of Law and Contracts

Two of Emily’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Houh

Christo Lassiter
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Christo’s articles, Cameras and the Infusion of Political Bias Into the Courtroom, 5 Int’l J. L. & Tech. 28 (1997), and Put the Lens Cap Back on Cameras in the Courtroom: A Fair Trial is at Stake, 67 N.Y. St. B.J. 6 (1995), were cited in Robert H. Klonoff, Mark Herrmann & Bradley W. Harrison, Making Class Actions Work: The Untapped Potential of the Internet, 69 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 727 (2008). He was quoted in Bailiff Snared in Bribery Probe, Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 4, 2009, at 1A.

Profile of Professor Lassiter

Bert B. Lockwood
Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Director, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

The Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights of The University of Pennsylvania Press, for which Bert serves as Series Editor, published three new books:

Bert was a participant in a conference on International Criminal Tribunals: Problems and Prospects at Florida State University. He responded to Justice Richard Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor, UN International Criminal Tribunals, the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and facilitated the discussion.

Profile of Professor Lockwood :: Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

S. Elizabeth Malloy
Andrew Katsanis Professor of Law

Betsy’s article, Anonymous Blogging and Defamation: Balancing Interests of the Internet, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1187 (2007), was cited in Joseph Blocher, Reputation as Property in Virtual Economies, 118 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 120 (2009).

Profile of Professor Malloy

Bradford Mank
James B. Helmer, Jr. Professor of Law

Brad’s article, After Gonzales v. Raich: Is the Endangered Species Act Constitutional under the Commerce Clause?, 78 U. Colo. L. Rev. 375 (2007), was cited in Noelle Formosa, Ganging up on RICO: Narrowing Gonzales v. Raich to Preserve the Significance of the Jurisdictional Element as a Constitutional Limitation in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 82 S. Cal. L. Rev. 135 (2008).

Profile of Professor Mank

Darrell Miller
Assistant Professor of Law

Darrell published White Cartels, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and the History of Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co., 77 Fordham L. Rev. 999 (2008). He presented Guns as Smut: A First Amendment Framework for the Second Amendment at the Ohio Junior Scholars Workshop at Ohio State.


Douglas Mossman
Director, Glenn M. Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry

Douglas completed a manuscript, Incompetence to Divorce: When Breaking up is Odd to Do, with co-author and 3L Weaver Fellow Mandy Shoemaker. He published Connecting Which Dots? Problems in Detecting Uncommon Events, in Correctional Service of Canada, Sexual Homicide and Paraphilias: The Correctional Service of Canada’s Experts Forum 2007, 41 (A. J. R. Harris & C. A. Page, eds. 2008). Douglas was was quoted in Mental Patients Kept in Isolation, UC News-Record, Jan. 21, 2009.

Several of his articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Mossman

Ronna Greff Schneider
Professor of Law

Ronna acted as the discussant at a faculty workshop at the College by Michael Heise (Cornell) on Pass or Fail: High Stakes Testing and Educational Policy by Litigation as part of the College’s Faculty Workshop Series.

Profile of Professor Schneider

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Michael presented his latest paper, Congress, Separation of Powers, and Standing, at Case Western as part of the Case Western Reserve Law Review Symposium on Access to Courts in the Roberts Era. Michael spoke as part of a panel (with Jessie Hill & Jonathan Adler) on Standing Rights. You can view the webcast here.

Several of Michael’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Solimine

Adam Steinman
Associate Professor of Law

The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers will present the 2008 Eisenberg Prize to Adam for his article, Reinventing Appellate Jurisdiction, 48 B.C. L. Rev. 1237 (2007), on March 27 in Austin, Texas. The prize honors the year’s best article in the field of appellate practice and procedure. (Rafael Gely and Michael Solimine won the 2006 Eisenberg Prize for their article, The Supreme Court and the DIG: An Empirical and Institutional Analysis, 2005 Wis. L. Rev. 421).

Profile of Professor Steinman

Joseph P. Tomain
Dean Emeritus and the Willbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law

Dean Tomain's book Creon's Ghost: Law, Justice and the Humanities has been published by Oxford University Press. Dean Tomain attended the Scholars’ Meeting of the Center for Progressive Reform.

Dean Tomain was appointed the Reporter for the Standards Review Committee of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The Standards Review Committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing of reviewing all of the standards and procedures for law school accreditation.  The project is expected to last 2-3 years and will culminate in public hearings and a vote by ABA House of Delegates.

Energy Law, co-authored with Judge Richard Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, has been translated into Chinese and has been published in Beijing.

Dean Tomain chaired the Programs and Grants Committee of the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

He also served as Chair of the ABA Site Inspection Visit for Elon University School of Law. Dean Tomain has signed a contract with Cambridge University Press to publish his next book Dirty Energy Policy: Prelude to Climate Change.

Profile of Dean Tomain

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

Verna was featured in Memories Will Last a Lifetime, Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 21, 2009, at 7A; and Obama Friend Plans to Be Ally Outside Administration, Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 4, 2009, at 1B. She was quoted in Ohio to Get New U.S. Attorneys, Marshals Panels to Recommend Names for Obama to Nominate, Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 16, 2009.

Profile of Professor Williams

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