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Faculty News February 2010 Issue

Timothy K. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Law

 Tim attended the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans and spoke at the Section on Law and Computers Program on Law and Wikis.

Profile of Professor Armstrong

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Assistant Professor of Law

Lynn presented On Regulating Conflict of Interest in the Credit Rating Industry, 13 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol'y ___ (2010), at Boston College as part of the College’s Scholar Exchange Program. Her article, There are Plaintiffs and... There are Plaintiffs: An Empirical Analysis of Securities Class Action Settlements, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 350 (2008) (with James D. Cox & Randall S. Thomas), was cited in Ronald J. Colombo, Cooperation with Securities Fraud, 61 Ala. L. Rev. 61 (2009).

Profile of Professor Bai

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

Marianna chaired the Ohio Judicial Appointments Recommendation Committee for the vacancy on the Hamilton County Municipal Court.

Profile of Professor Bettman

Lou Bilionis
Dean & Nippert Professor of Law

Lou accepted a $1 million dollar gift for the College’s Cornerstones Campaign from James B. Helmer, Jr., ‘75, President of Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham Co., L.P.A., and Co-Chair of the Cornerstone Campaign. He attended the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Profile of Professor Bilionis

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

Barbara published Eliminating Securities Fraud Class Actions under the Radar, 2009 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 802. She joined the panel of academic contributors to Black’s Law Dictionary (9th ed.).

Barbara’s articles, Brokers and Advisers—What’s in a Name?, 11 Fordham J. Corp. & Fin. L. 31 (2005); The Irony of Securities Arbitration Today: Why Do Brokerage Firms Need Judicial Protection?, 72 U. Cin. L. Rev. 415 (2003); Economic Suicide: The Collision of Ethics and Risk in Securities Law, 64 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 483 (2003) (with Jill I. Gross); Securities Regulation in the Electronic Age: Online Trading, Discount Broker's Responsibilities and Old Wine in New Bottles, 28 Sec. Reg. L.J. 15 (2000); Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.: Reliance on Deceptive Conduct and the Future of Securities Fraud Class Actions, 36 Sec. Reg. L.J. 330 (2008); and Tattlers and Trail Blazers: Attorneys' Liability for Clients' Fraud, 46 Washburn L.J. 91 (2006), were cited in Thomas Lee Hazen, Treatise on the Law of Securities Regulation (Thomson-West, 6th ed., 2010 Supp.).

Profile of Professor Black

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris was named one of 150 nominees for designation among the "Best Law Teachers in America" in the forthcoming Harvard University Press book, What the Best Law Teachers Do: “He combines a intellectual prowess with a practical approach, making even the most complex constitutional issues understandable. Not only that, his unique charisma and charming delivery keeps students engaged in the many facets of constitutional law.”

Chris presented The Pursuit of Perfection: The Extent of Congressional Power to Enforce the Reconstruction Amendments at Kansas as part of the College’s Scholar Exchange Program. He served as a judge at the Ohio We the People competition, which was held at the Statehouse in Columbus.

Profile of Professor Bryant

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

Paul was named one of the ten nominees for the 2009 Tax Person of the Year by Tax Analysts. (He lost out to UBS tax whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld.) His 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 one of the Ten Noteworthy Estate & Gift Tax Articles of 2009.

Paul attended the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, where he participated in a meeting of the AALS Standing Committee on Libraries and Technology and was elected Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI).

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

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Katz Cogan
Associate Professor of Law

Jacob Cogan presented The Coercive Turn in International Law at Villanova as part of the College's Scholar Exchange Program.

Profile of Professor Cogan

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

Mark attended the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans and spoke at the Section on Section on Criminal Justice Meeting on The Lessons of the DNA Revolution on the Criminal Justice.

Two of Mark’s articles were cited:

Mark was quoted in

Profile of Professor Godsey

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, has published:

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

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

Stephanie presented Tax Filing in the U.K.: A Guide for the U.S. When Eliminating the Marriage Penalty at Pittsburgh as part of the College’s Scholar Exchange Program.

Profile of Professor McMahon

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 Nancy S. Kim, Web Site Proprietorship and Online Harassment, 2009 Utah L. Rev. 993.

Profile of Professor Malloy

Darrell Miller
Assistant Professor of Law

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 Andrew T. Erwin, Avoiding Another Eldorado: Balancing Parental Liberty and the Risk of Error with Governmental Interest in the Well-being of Children in Complex Cases of Child Removal, 51 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1197 (2009).


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

Douglas completed Splitting Treatment: How to Reduce Liability Risk when You Share a Patient’s Care, 12 Current Psychiatry ____ (2010) (with Christina G. Weston). He was quoted in Damron v. Butler County Children's Services, et al., No. 1:08-CV-257, 2009 WL 5217086 (S.D. Ohio, Dec. 30, 2009).

Several of Douglas’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Mossman

Ronna Greff Schneider
Professor of Law

Ronna attended the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Her book, Education Law Stories (Foundation Press, 2008) (with Michael A. Olivas), was reviewed in Donna L. Gurley, Book Review, 39 J.L. & Educ. 139 (2010).

Profile of Professor Schneider

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Two of Michael’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Solimine

Adam Steinman
Professor of Law

Adam attended the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans and spoke at two section meeting:

He also spoke on a panel on Civil Pleading Standards after Iqbal at the Federalist Society’s 12th Annual Faculty Conference held in conjunction with the AALS Annual Meeting.

Adam guest-blogged on Ashcroft v. Iqbal on Concurring Opinions, Eight Months of Iqbal. You can read the second and third parts of Adam’s post here and here. They were featured on SCOTUSblog.


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

Dean Tomain presented Venture Regulation at "Energizing the Future" at Wake Forest University. He published "Steel in the Ground": Greening the Grid with the iUtility, 39 Environment Law 4 (2009).

Profile of Dean Tomain

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