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Faculty News April 2010 Issue

Marjorie Corman Aaron

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

Marjorie’s article, Using Decision Trees as Tools for Settlement, 14 Alternatives to High Cost Litig. 71 (1996) (with David P. Hoffer), was cited in John Lande & Jean R. Sternlight, The Potential Contribution of ADR to an Integrated Curriculum: Preparing Law Students for Real World Lawyering, 25 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 247 (2010).

Profile of Professor Aaron

Timothy Armstrong

Timothy K. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Law

Several of Tim’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Armstrong

Lin (Lynn)  Bai

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Assistant Professor of Law

Lynn completed a new article, Lying and Getting Caught: An Empirical Study of the Effect of Securities Class Action Settelments on Targeted Firms (with James D. Cox (Duke) & Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt). She was the discussant for two faculty workshops as part of the College’s Scholar Exchange Program:

Profile of Professor Bai

Lou  Bilionis

Lou Bilionis
Dean & Nippert Professor of Law

Several of Lou’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Bilionis

Barbara  Black

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

Barbara presented her paper, The U.S. as Shareholder, at The Ohio State University College of Law Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal’s Symposium on The Relationship between American Government and American Business. Her article, Protecting the Retail Investor in an Age of Financial Uncertainty, will be published in 34 U. Dayton L. Rev. ___ (2009) as part of a symposium issue on The Fall from the Bailout: The Impact of the 2008 Bailout on Lending Regulation, Securities Regulations, and Business Ethics. (The keynote speaker at the Symposium was former-SEC Chairman Harvey L. Pitt.)

Several of Barbara’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Black

A.  Christopher Bryant

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris completed a new article, The Pursuit of Perfection: Congressional Power to Enforce the Reconstruction Amendments.

Profile of Professor Bryant

Paul  L. Caron

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

Paul completed a new article, Pursuing a Tax LLM Degree: Why and When? (with Jennifer M. Kowal (Loyola-L.A.) & Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)).

Paul spent UC’s spring break teaching a one-week short course, Selected Advanced Topics in Federal Income Taxation, at Pepperdine University School of Law as the Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law.

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

Paul’s article, article, The Estate Tax Non-Gap: Why Repeal a 'Voluntary' Tax?, 20 Stan. L. & Pol'y Rev. 153 (2009) (with James R. Repetti (Boston College), was named by Trusts & Estates journal as one of six “Articles of Interest” published in student-edited law reviews in the first six months of 2009 (the article was favorably reviewed by Lloyd Leva Plaine (Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, Washington, D.C.), 149 Tr. & Est., Feb. 2010, at 51). His article, Back to the Future: Teaching Law Through Stories, 71 U. Cin. L. Rev. 405 (2002), was cited in Kenworthy Bilz, We Don't Want to Hear It: Psychology, Literature and the Narrative Model of Judging, 2010 U. Ill. L. Rev. 429. An item from Paul’s TaxProf Blog was featured on the Free Beer & Hot Wings syndicated morning radio show.

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Katz Cogan

Jacob Katz Cogan
Associate Professor of Law

Jacob was co-awarded the American Society of International Law's 2010 Francis Deák Prize for his article, Representation and Power in International Organization: The Operational Constitution and Its Critics, 103 Am. J. Int’l L. 209 (2009). The prize is awarded annually to a young author for meritorious scholarship published in The American Journal of International Law.

  • International Criminal Courts and Fair Trials: Difficulties and Prospects, 27 Yale J. Int'l L. 111 (2002), in Jenia Iontcheva Turner, Legal Ethics in International Criminal Defense, 10 Chi. J. Int'l L. 685 (2010).
  • Imagining Democracy: Popular Sovereignty from the Constitution to the Civil War (Nov. 2002) (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton), in Jed Handelsman Shugerman, Economic Crisis and the Rise of Judicial Elections and Judicial Review, 123 Harv. L. Rev. 1061 (2010).

Profile of Professor Cogan

Margaret  Drew

Margaret Drew
Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic

Margaret’s article, Lawyer Malpractice and Domestic Violence: Are We Revictimizing Our Clients?, 39 Fam. L.Q. 7 (2005), was cited in Nancy K. D. Lemon, A Transformative Process: Working as a Domestic Violence Expert Witness, 24 Berkeley J. Gender L. & Just. 208 (2009).

Profile of Professor Drew

Mark A.  Godsey

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

Several of Mark’s articles were cited:

Mark served as counsel in:

  • Roger Dean Gillispie v. Deb Timmerman-Cooper, 3:09-cv-471, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25005, (S.D. Ohio, Mar. 17, 2010).
  • Roger Dean Gillispie v. Deb Timmerman-Cooper, 3:09-cv-471, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25004, (S.D. Ohio, Mar. 12, 2010).

Mark was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Godsey

Emily  Houh

Emily Houh
Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of Law and Contracts

Emily, Kristin Kalsem, and Verna Williams spoke at UCLA on a panel on Intersectionality in Action at the 4th Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium on Intersectionality.

Profile of Professor Houh

Ann Hubbard

Ann Hubbard
Professor of Law

Two of Ann’s articles were ctied:

Profile of Professor Hubbard

Kristin  Kalsem

Kristin Kalsem
Professor of Law

Kristin, Emily Houh, and Verna Williams spoke at UCLA on a panel on Intersectionality in Action at the 4th Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium on Intersectionality.

Profile of Professor Kalsem

Bert B. Lockwood

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

The Urban Morgan Institute’s involvement with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was discussed in Underground Railroad Center, Scholars Cast Eyes on an Old Evil, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Mar. 15, 2010.

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

Bradford Mank

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

Brad published Summers v. Earth Island Institute Rejects Probabilistic Standing, But Laidlaw Still Leaves an Opening for Threatened Injuries, 40 Envtl. L. 89 (2010). His article, Revisiting the Lyons Den: Summers v. Earth Island Institute’s Misuse of Lyons’ “Realistic Threat” of Harm Standing Test, was accepted for publication in the Arizona State Law Journal.

Brad’s article, Standing and Global Warming: Is Injury to All Injury to None?, 35 Envtl. L. 1 (2005), was cited in Nicholas A. Fromherz & Joseph W. Mead, Equal Standing with States: Tribal Sovereignty and Standing after Massachusetts v. EPA, 29 Stan. Envtl. L.J. 130 (2010).

Profile of Professor Mank

Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

Two of Stephanie’s papers were accepted for publication:

Stephanie presented Tax Filing in the U.K.: A Guide for the U.S. When Eliminating the Marriage Penalty at Chase. Her paper, To Have and To Hold: Rethinking Marital Property and Federal Tax Filing, was cited in Lily Kahng, One Is the Loneliest Number: The Single Taxpayer in a Joint Return World, 61 Hastings L.J. 651 (2010).

Stephanie began a two year term on UC’s Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning Advisory Council.

Profile of Professor McMahon

Darrell Miller
Assistant Professor of Law

Darrell participated in a symposium sponsored by the Northeastern University Law Journal on Chamber to Chambers: The Second Amendment in the New Century. Darrell spoke on a panel on Whose Right to Bear Arms? What Heller Changed.

His paper, Retail Rebellion and the Second Amendment, was accepted for publication in the Indiana Law Journal.

Darrell’s article, White Cartels, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and the History of Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co., 77 Fordham L. Rev. 999 (2008), was cited in Rebecca E. Zietlow, Free at Last! Anti-subordination and the Thirteenth Amendment, 90 B.U. L. Rev. 255 (2010).


Douglas  Mossman

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

Doug published Splitting Treatment: How to Limit Liability Risk When You Share a Patient’s Care. 9 Current Psychiatry 43 (2010) (with Christina G. Weston). He attended the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law in Pittsburgh.

Doug’s article, Maximizing Diagnostic Information From the Dexamethasone Suppression Test An Approach to Criterion Selection Using Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis, 46 Archives of General Psychiatry 653 (1989) (with Eugene Somoza), was cited in Vijaya K. Gothwal, McMonnies Questionnaire: Enhancing Screening for Dry Eye Syndromes with Rasch Analysis, 51 Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sci. 1401 (2010).

Profile of Professor Mossman

Michael E. Solimine

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Several of Michael’s books and articles were cited.

Profile of Professor Solimine

Adam  Steinman

Adam Steinman
Professor of Law

Adam’s article, The Pleading Problem, 62 Stan. L. Rev. ___ (2010), was cited in Brook Detterman, Rumors of Conley's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: The Impact of Bell Atlantic Corporation v. Twombly on Pleading Standards in Environmental Litigation, 40 Envtl. L. 295 (2010).

Joe  Tomain

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

Joe presented The Conflict between Law and Justice: Three Perspectives on Mar. 30, 2010 at Lewis Clark as part of his stint as Distinguished Environmental Scholar. Two of Joe’s publications were cited:

  • Land Use Mediation for Planners, 7 Mediation Q. 163 (1989), in Edward H. Ziegler, Jr., Arden H. Rathkopf, & Daren A. Rathkopf, The Law of Zoning and Planning (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 4th ed., 2009 Supp.).
  • Energy Law in a Nutshell (West Group, 2004) (with Richard Cudahy), in Katharine Southard, U.S. Electric Utilities: The First Public-Private Partnerships? 39 Pub. Cont. L.J. 395 (2010).

Profile of Dean Tomain

Verna  Williams

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

Verna, Emily Houh, and Kristin Kalsem spoke at UCLA on a panel on Intersectionality in Action at the 4th Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium on Intersectionality.

Profile of Professor Williams


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