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April 2011 Issue

Marjorie Aaron
Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice. Marjorie’s book, Client Science, has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press.

Marjorie presented Mediation Failures with Professor Dwight Golann (of Suffolk University Law School) at the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Spring Conference.

Profile of Professor Aaron

 

Timothy K. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Law

Tim presented a work-in-progress, Everyone's an Archivist: Rights, Roles, and Access to Knowledge in a Digital Age, at the 2011 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa.

Several of Tim’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Armstrong

 

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

Marianna received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the 2011 Senior Banquet. In announcing the prize, Dean Lou Bilionis stated, in part, “Professor Bettman suffers no shortage of both experience and connections in the community. Students cannot help but respect a professor whose accomplishments are so well documented. However, Professor Bettman’s expertise and unique insight into the legal system garners the most respect from students. Students also appreciate her respect for each person in her classes. While Professor Bettman will not hesitate to inform students if they are unprepared, her respect for every individual remains constant. … Ultimately, ‘dedicated’ best describes Professor Bettman. She tirelessly uses her own network to help students find legal positions during and after law school. She consistently opens her door to any student with questions about a class, the law, or even a career. Professor Bettman works to ensure each of her students [is] not just prepared for a final, but for a future in the legal community.” Congratulations, Marianna!

Marianna’s current monthly column, Legally Speaking, which appears in both the Cincinnati Herald and the American Israelite,is entitled Of Funerals, Protests, and Hate Speech.

Marianna attended the world inaugural performance in New York City of thru a stillness brightening, a chamber piece that she commissioned in memory of her late husband Gilbert Bettman, written by Jeffrey Mumford, a professor at Oberlin. To watch an interview with Mumford discussing the piece, click here.

Profile of Professor Bettman

 

Louis Bilionis
Dean and Nippert Professor of Law

Lou’s article, Conservative Reformation, Popularization, and the Lessons of Reading Criminal Justice as Constitutional Law, 52 UCLA L. Rev. 979 (2005), was cited in Anthony O'Rourke, The Political Economy Of Criminal Procedure Litigation, 45 Ga. L. Rev. 721 (2011).

Lou was quoted in University Reviews Draft Diversity Plan, Targeted News Service, Apr. 6, 2011.

Profile of Dean Bilionis

 

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

Barbara presented her paper, Arbitration of Investors’ Claims Against Issuers: An Idea Whose Time Has Come – or Gone?, at the Institute for Law & Economic Policy 17th Annual Symposium on Access to Justice in Manalapan, Florida. The papers from the symposium, which was co-sponsored by Duke University Law School and the Huntington National Bank, will be published in a forthcoming issue of Law and Contemporary Problems (based at Duke Law).

As Director of the College’s Corporate Law Center, Black organized the 24th annual Corporate Law Symposium, which was held at the College on April 1, entitled, The Principles and Politics of Aggregate Litigation: CAFA, PSLRA, and Beyond.

Two of Barbara’s articles were cited:

·The Strange Case of Fraud on the Market: A Label in Search of a Theory, 52 Alb. L. Rev. 923 (1988), in Matt Silverman, Fraud Created The Market: Presuming Reliance In Rule 10b-5 Primary Securities Market Fraud Litigation, 79 Fordham L. Rev. 1787 (2011).

Profile of Professor Black

 

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris was quoted inHealth Care Debate Continues, Cincinnati Enquirer, Mar. 22, 2011.

Profile of Professor Bryant

 

Paul L. Caron
Charles Hartsock Professor of Law

Paul was quoted in Fox Business, Tax Time is Primetime for Identity Thieves. He published several issues of his SSRN Tax Law Abstracts e-journals:

Two editions of Paul’s book, Tax Stories,were cited:

  • ·the 2003 edition in Shari Motro, Preglimony, 63 Stan. L. Rev. 647 (2011); and
  • ·the 2009 edition in I. Jay Katz, The Untold Story Of Crane v. Commissioner Reveals An Inconvenient Tax Truth: Useless Depreciation Deductions Cause Global Basis Erosion To Bait A Hazardous Tax Trap For Unwitting Taxpayers, 30 Va. Tax Rev. 559 (2011).

Profile of Professor Caron

 

Jacob Katz Cogan
Associate Professor of Law

Jacob served as a Commentator at the Vanderbilt International Legal Studies Roundtable on International Organizations in Transition.

Jacob presented his paper, The Regulatory Turn in International Law, 52 Harv. Int’l L.J. ___ (forthcoming, 2011), at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia as part of Beasley’s Spring 2011 International Law Colloquium.

Jacob presented a paper on Fragmentation of International Legal Orders and International Law: Ways Forward?, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C.

Profile of Professor Cogan

 

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

Margaret presented at an American Bar Association International Law Section webinar on Lenehan (Gonzales) v. Castlerock, a case pending before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about the application of international human rights perspectives in U.S. domestic violence cases. Margaret co-presented to an audience of domestic violence members and section members with Ms. Lenehan’s attorney, Professor Carrie Bettinger-Lopez of Miami University School of Law’s Human Rights Clinic.

The Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, which Margaret directs,and Out & Allies presented a panel discussion entitled, Skeleton in the Closet: Domestic Violence in the GLBT Community,which addressed the unique issues facing GLBT victims of domestic violence and the practitioners who represent them. Margaret also served on the panel.

Margaret trained Ohio and Kentucky forensic nurses on legal issues in domestic violence cases.  She also co-chaired a meeting of the Hamilton County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Profile of Professor Drew

 

Thomas Eisele

Professor of Law

Tom delivered the 2010/2011 Schott Lecture, which was based on his recently published book, Bitter Knowledge: Learning Socratic Lessons of Disillusion and Renewal (University of Notre Dame Press 2010). 

Profile of Professor Eisele

 

Mark A. Godsey
Daniel P. and Judith L. Carmichael Professor of Law and Director, Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project

The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP), which Mark directs, scored a victory in the case of Wally Zimmer, who had been in prison for 12 years for a murder that DNA evidence proved he did not commit.  Mr. Zimmer was released on April 1, 2011.

Mark and the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) presented the 2011 Innocence Network Conference: An International Exploration of Wrongful Conviction, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati.  As part of the conference and in collaboration with the OIP and fifth-year design students at UC DAAP (College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning), the Freedom Center Journal(FCJ) produced a special edition, Illustrated Truth:  Expressions of Wrongful Conviction, which is the first-ever compilation of artwork, poetry, and other writings by the wrongfully convicted.  In addition to the FCJ’s student editors, second-year OIP student Amanda Rieger and OIP Administrative Coordinator and Policy Analyst Jodi Shorr, made significant contributions to the volume.  The special edition is available for sale on Amazon.com.

Mark’s article, Reformulating the Miranda Warnings in Light of Contemporary Law and Understandings, 90 Minn. L. Rev. 781 (2006), was cited in Stephen Rushin, Rethinking Miranda: The Post-Arrest Right To Silence, 99 Cal. L. Rev. 151 (2011).

Mark was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Godsey

 

Lewis Goldfarb
Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

Lew, who directs the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC), and his ECDC students made a presentation, entitled, Protecting You and Your Business – How Legal Assistance Can Reduce Future Problems, to a group of local business owners at a business training class sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative.

Lew attended the 10th Annual Transactional Clinician’s Conference at Northwestern Law School in Chicago.

Profile of Professor Goldfarb

 

Emily Houh
Associate Dean of Faculty and Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of Law and Contracts

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice (RGSJ Center), which Emily directs with Professors Kristin Kalsem and Verna Williams, presented several programs in April:

  • ·  A panel discussion, co-sponsored with APALSA, BLSA, and LLSA, titled The UC Diversity Plan Task Force: Mission, Research, and Findings, featuring Terry Kershaw, Head of UC’s Department of Africana Studies; and Debra Merchant, Director, Academic Excellence and Support Services; and moderated by Joel Chanvisanuruk, Director of Academic Success for the College of Law’s Center for Professional Development.  The panelists, of UC’s Diversity Task Force, discussed UC’s commitment to excellence is a diverse community of students, scholars, and staff and how it is measuring up to its ambitious vision, most recently articulated in UC2019.  Specifically, they addressed the Task Force’s mission, research, and findings regarding students, faculty, staff, and environment, as well proposed initiatives to increase diversity at UC.
  • ·  A presentation titled, Sexual Rights and the Global Governance of Intimacy, featuring Amy Lind, Mary Ellen Heintz Associate Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Dr. Lind’s presentation described her ongoing work on struggles for sexual rights and gender justice in global perspective, with an emphasis on feminist and sexual rights movements in the global South.

The Freedom Center Journal, of which Emily is faculty advisor, published a special edition, Illustrated Truth:  Expressions of Wrongful Conviction, which is the first-ever compilation of artwork, poetry, and other writings by the wrongfully convicted.  The special edition is the result of a collaboration between the FCJ, OIP, and fifth-year design students at UC DAAP (College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning); it commemorated the 2011 Innocence Network Conference: An International Exploration of Wrongful Conviction, hosted and organized by the OIP and held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati.  The special edition is available for sale on Amazon.com.

Profile of Professor Houh

 

Kristin Kalsem
Professor of Law

Kristin presented on a panel entitled Gender, Law, and Literature at the Annual Conference for the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice (RGSJ Center), which Kristin directs with Professors Emily Houh and Verna Williams, presented several programs in April:

  • ·  A panel discussion, co-sponsored with APALSA, BLSA, and LLSA, titled The UC Diversity Plan Task Force: Mission, Research, and Findings, featuring Terry Kershaw, Head of UC’s Department of Africana Studies; and Debra Merchant, Director, Academic Excellence and Support Services; and moderated by Joel Chanvisanuruk, Director of Academic Success for the College of Law’s Center for Professional Development.  The panelists, of UC’s Diversity Task Force, discussed UC’s commitment to excellence is a diverse community of students, scholars, and staff and how it is measuring up to its ambitious vision, most recently articulated in UC2019.  Specifically, they addressed the Task Force’s mission, research, and findings regarding students, faculty, staff, and environment, as well proposed initiatives to increase diversity at UC.  
  • ·  A presentation titled, Sexual Rights and the Global Governance of Intimacy, featuring Amy Lind, Mary Ellen Heintz Associate Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Dr. Lind’s presentation described her ongoing work on struggles for sexual rights and gender justice in global perspective, with an emphasis on feminist and sexual rights movements in the global South.

Profile of Professor Kalsem

 

Christo Lassiter
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Christo’s article, Consent to Search by Ignorant People, 39 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1171 (2007), was cited in Nirej Sekhon, Willing Suspects And Docile Defendants: The Contradictory Role Of

Consent In Criminal Procedure, 46 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 103 (2011).

Profile of Professor Lassiter

 

Elizabeth Lenhart
Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing

Betsy received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the 2011 Senior Banquet. In announcing the prize, Dean Lou Bilionis stated, in part, “Professor Lenhart brings to the classroom her considerable experience in litigating cases and lends this knowledge to her students with an openness that is a valued commodity in the field of teaching. Her warm and inviting personality creates a comfortable environment for her students to learn in, especially helpful for students who are not strong public speakers or are self-conscious of their writing. … Many first-year students return to Professor Lenhart for advice about important questions such as how to find a place in the legal community or whether or not law school was the right choice. During her two years teaching here at the College of Law, she has had a tremendous impact on those students who had the pleasure of being in her class, and even on some who did not.” Congratulations, Betsy!

Profile of Professor Lenhart

 

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

Brad’s most recent paper, Informational Standing After Summers, 39 B.C. Envtl Aff. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2011), has been accepted for publication.

Brad’s article, Standing and Future Generations: Does Massachusetts v. EPA Open Standing for the Unborn?, 34 Colum. J. Envtl. L. 1 (2009), was cited in Douglas A. Kysar, What Climate Change Can Do About Tort Law, 41 Envtl. L. 1 (2011).

Profile of Professor Mank

 

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

Stephanie’s article, Political Hot Potato: How Closing Loopholes Can Get Policymakers Cooked, has been accepted for publication in the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation.

Stephanie’s article, To Save State Residents: States' Use of Community Property for Federal Tax Reduction, 1939-1947, 27 Law & Hist. Rev. 585 (2009), was cited in Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 2011 Supp.).

Profile of Professor McMahon

 

Darrell Miller
Associate Professor of Law

Darrell’s article, Retail Rebellion and the Second Amendment, 86 Ind. L.J. 939 (2011), is now in print.

Darrell’s article, Guns as Smut: A First Amendment Framework for the Second Amendment, 109 Colum. L. Rev. 1278 (2009), was cited in I. Bennett Capers, Rethinking The Fourth Amendment: Race, Citizenship, And The Equality Principle, 46 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2011).

 

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

Doug received a $10,000 grant from the UC Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training to support his research on developing a “proper” receiver operating characteristic (ROC) model. ROC analysis is a key tool for evaluating the accuracy of diagnostic systems and detection instruments, including the forensic assessment instruments that mental health professionals use to provide information to courts.

Several of Doug’s articles were cited:

  • Commentary: Assessing the Risk of Violence - Are "Accurate" Predictions Useful? 28 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 272 (2000), in Jay P. Singh, Martin Grann, & Seena Fazel, A Comparative Study Of Violence Risk Assessment Tools: A Systematic Review And Metaregression Analysis Of 68 Studies Involving 25,980 Participants, 31 Clin. Psychol. Rev. 499 (2011);

Profile of Professor Mossman

 

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Michael presented his paper, State Amici, Collective Action, and the Development of Federalism Doctrine, 46 Ga. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming, 2011), at a faculty workshop at the University of Toledo College of Law.

Michael served as the moderator for the practitioners’ roundtable panel discussion at the annual 2011 Corporate Law Center Symposium, The Principles and Politics of Aggregate Litigation: CAFA, PSLRA, and Beyond.

Several of Michael’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Solimine

 

Ronna Schneider
Professor of Law

Two of Ronna’s books were cited:

  • ·Education Law Stories (Foundation Press, 2008) (with Michael A. Olivas), in Rosemary C. Salomone, The Common School Before and After Brown: Democracy, Equality, and The Productivity Agenda, 120 Yale L.J. 1454 (2011) (reviewing Martha Minow, In Brown's Wake: Legacies Of America's Educational Landmark (2010)).
  • Profile of Professor Schneider

Margaret Tarkington
Visiting Professor of Law

Margaret’s article, The Truth Be Damned: The First Amendment, Attorney Speech, and Judicial Reputation, 97 Geo. L.J. 1567 (2009), was cited in Renee Newman Knake, Attorney Advice and The First Amendment, 68 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 639 (2011).

Profile of Professor Tarkington

 

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

Joe attended the Climate and Energy Law Symposium, Evaluating Energy Innovation, at the University of San Diego.

Joe’s book, Creon’s Ghost: Law, Justice, and the Humanities (Oxford University Press, 2009), was reviewed in Keith Werhan, Book Review, 45 Law & Soc'y Rev. 222 (2011).

Two of Joe’s articles were cited:

  • ·Land Use Mediation for Planners, 7 Mediation Q. 163 (1989), in Edward H. Ziegler, Jr., Arden H. Rathkopf, & Daren A. Rathkopf, Rathkopf's The Law of Zoning and Planning(Clark Boardman Callaghan, 4th ed., 2011 Supp.); and
  • ·The Past and Future of Electricity Regulation, 32 Envtl. L. 435 (2002), in Ryan David Dreveskracht, Native Nation Economic Development Via The Implementation Of Solar Projects: How To Make It Work, 68 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 27 (2011).

Profile of Dean Tomain

 

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

Verna received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the 2011 Senior Banquet. In announcing the prize, Dean Lou Bilionis stated, in part, “A master of her field, never shy, and always interested in students’ opinions, Professor Williams asks students to confront highly sensitive issues—such as race, gender, or class—and to consider the interplay between them and the law. On a daily basis, these issues are rarely mentioned in public without some apprehension; however, in all of Professor Williams’ courses, she brings them to the forefront of class discussions without pause, leading her classes through difficult questions and challenges students to test not only their own beliefs, but also the beliefs of others, including her own. … Possibly her greatest skill as an educator is her ability to help students see beyond a legal opinion’s text and understand the personal story behind a case. Professor Williams challenges students to analyze laws not simply from a theoretical perspective, but also from the perspective of the people affected by them. She is truly gifted at teaching students to place themselves in the shoes of others. And regardless of whether an empathetic jurist is a good idea or not, training students to relate to a client or understand an opponent’s perspective is an indispensible skill that will serve her students for years to come.” Congratulations, Verna!

Verna was invited by the Minnesota Black Women Lawyers Network, based in Minneapolis, to deliver keynote remarks at the 10th Anniversary Lena O. Smith Luncheon. The Luncheon annually celebrates the achievements of Black women lawyers, and awards a scholarship to an outstanding Black female third-year law student. Verna’s keynote address was entitled, Walking the Line: When a Lawyer is First Lady.

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice (RGSJ Center), which Verna directs with Professors Emily Houh and Kristin Kalsem, presented several programs in April:

  • · A panel discussion, co-sponsored with APALSA, BLSA, and LLSA, titled The UC Diversity Plan Task Force: Mission, Research, and Findings, featuring Terry Kershaw, Head of UC’s Department of Africana Studies;and Debra Merchant, Director, Academic Excellence and Support Services; and moderated by Joel Chanvisanuruk, Director of Academic Success for the College of Law’s Center for Professional Development. The panelists, of UC’s Diversity Task Force, discussed UC’s commitment to excellence is a diverse community of students, scholars, and staff and how it is measuring up to its ambitious vision, most recently articulated in UC2019. Specifically, they addressed the Task Force’s mission, research, and findings regarding students, faculty, staff, and environment, as well proposed initiatives to increase diversity at UC.
  • · A presentation titled, Sexual Rights and the Global Governance of Intimacy, featuring Amy Lind, Mary Ellen Heintz Associate Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Dr. Lind’s presentation described her ongoing work on struggles for sexual rights and gender justice in global perspective, with an emphasis on feminist and sexual rights movements in the global South.

Profile of Professor Williams

 

Law Library Faculty

Susan Boland

Susan was appointed to the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Grants Committee.

Ron Jones

Ron was elected Secretary of the University of Cincinnati AAUP Executive Council.