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March 2011 Issue

Timothy K. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Law

Tim’s article,Digital Rights Management and the Process of Fair Use, 20 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 49 (2006), was cited in Priti Trivedi, Writing the Wrong: What the E-Book Industry Can Learn from Digital Music's Mistakes with DRM, 18J.L. & Pol'y 925 (2010), and Caitlin J. Akins, Conversion of Digital Property: Protecting Consumers in the Age of Technology, 23 Loy. Consumer L. Rev.215 (2010).
Profile of Professor Armstrong

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Associate Professor of Law

Lynn’s article, Do Differences in Pleading Standards Cause Forum Shopping in Securities Class Actions?: Doctrinal and Empirical Analyses, 2009 Wis. L. Rev. 421 (with James D. Cox & Randall S. Thomas), was cited in Marc I. Steinberg & Diego E. Gomez-Cornejo, Blurring the Lines Between Pleading Doctrines: The Enhanced Rule 8(a)(2) Plausibility Pleading Standard Converges With the Heightened Fraud Pleading Standards Under Rule 9(b) and the PSLRA, 30 Rev. Litig. 1 (2010).
Profile of Professor Bai

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

Marianna’s monthly column, Legally Speaking, which appears in both the Cincinnati Herald and the American Israelite is entitledMore on the Juvenile Court Election

Marianna presented the 2011Judge in Residence Program at the College, which featured the Hon. Wilhelmina Wright of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Marianna attended the judges’ dinner for the College of Law’s24th Annual August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Products Liability Moot Court Competition.

Marianna participated in a panel discussion at the College with colleagues Marjorie Aaron and Darrell Miller at the admitted student open house.

Marianna moderated a panel discussion, Rethinking the Juvenile in Juvenile Justice for the Wise Temple Critical Topics Committee.  The panel included Dr. Drew Barzman, Founding Director of the Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Service, Children’s Hospital;  Kim Brooks Tandy, Executive Director and Founder, the Children’s Law Center; Al Gerhardstein, Gerhardstein and Branch law firm; and Edward Latessa, Director of UC’s School of Criminal Justice.

Marianna chaired the Truman Scholarship committee for the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.  Truman Scholarships are awarded nationally to college juniors committed to public service byThe Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Marianna appeared onMichelle Graves’ radio show “The Money Lady” on Cincinnati’s WDBZ (“The Buzz”), where she discussed the Hamilton County Juvenile Court election.
Profile of Professor Bettman

Louis Bilionis
Dean and Nippert Professor of Law

Lou moderated a College-wide panel discussion on the Obamacare Mandate, which featured Professors Chris Bryant, Betsy Malloy, and Michael Solimine, as well as local attorney Jack Painter, who is an advisory board member of the Cincinnati Tea Party and board member of theOhio Liberty Council

Lou’s article,On the Significance of Constitutional Spirit, 70 N.C. L. Rev. 1803 (1992), was quoted in Joseph Blocher, Reverse Incorporation Of State Constitutional Law, 84 S. Cal. L. Rev. 323 (2011).

Lou was mentioned inUC Law Hosts Panel on Healthcare Mandate, Targeted News Service, Mar. 11, 2011.
Profile of Dean Bilionis

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris served on a College-wide panel that discussed theObamacare Mandate The discussion, moderated by Dean Lou Bilionis, also featured Professors Betsy Malloy and Michael Solimine, as well as local attorney Jack Painter, who is an advisory board member of theCincinnati Tea Party and board member of the Ohio Liberty Council .

As part of theCollege’s faculty exchange workshop program, Chris presented a work in progress – Constitutional Forbearance –at the Washington & Lee School of Law.

Chris accepted the invitation of the BYU Law Review to publish a piece he recently completed, Foreign Law as Legislative Fact in Constitutional Cases

Chris’s 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 Craig Konnoth, Section 5 Constraints On Congress Through The Lens Of Article III And the Constitutionality Of The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, 120 Yale L.J. 1263 (2011).

Chris was mentioned inUC Law Hosts Panel on Healthcare Mandate, Targeted News Service, Mar. 11, 2011.
Profile of Professor Bryant

Paul L. Caron
Charles Hartsock Professor of Law

The just-released 2012 U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings incorporates a change in methodology in response to Paul's blog post on preventing law schools from gaming student employment data. Paul was quoted extensively in the cover story of the Mar. 2011 issue of the National Jurist, How Rankings Are Destroying Law Schools, Nat’l Jurist, Mar. 2011, at 4.

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

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Katz Cogan
Associate Professor of Law

Jacob’s article, Representation and Power in International Organization: The Operational Constitution and Its Critics, 103 Am. J. Int’l L. 209 (2009), was cited in in Anu Bradford & Eric A. Posner, Universal Exceptionalism in International Law, 52 Harv. Int'l L.J. 1 (2011).
Profile of Professor Cogan

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

Margaret was invited by the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to train pro bono lawyers in Anchorage, Alaska. There, she and Judge Jerry Bowles (of Louisville, Kentucky) instructed lawyers on the impact of witnessing violence on children, economic justice issues for survivors of domestic violence, and the fundamentals of domestic violence dynamics.

On behalf of the  Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, Margaret, along with three partners, successfully applied for a grant that will provide therapeutic services for Spanish speaking survivors of domestic violence.   Partners to the grant are Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati, Alliance for Immigrant Women and mental health provider Carson A. Wasserman. The grant was part of the Community Health Programs Grant sponsored by UC's Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training
Profile of Professor Drew

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 Glenn Tinney, who had been in prison for 18 years .  Judge James DeWeese granted the OIP’s motion to withdraw Mr. Tinney’s original confession and ordered his release in Ohio v. Tinney, No. 92-CR-239 D, slip op. (Richland Co. Common Pleas, Mar. 25, 2011).

Mark served as lead counsel in the innocence hearings before Judge Merz in federal court in Dayton in the OIP case of Roger Dean Gillispie. Mark and the OIP have been working on Dean's case since 2003, when the OIP first opened its doors.  A decision is expected in August of 2011.
Profile of Professor Godsey
Lewis Goldfarb
Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

Lew moderated an “expert” panel consisting of students in the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC), which he directs, in a discussion of entity choice issues at the FastTrac New Ventures training class for small business owners. The class was sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati.

Lew and his ECDC students represented their expert panel on entity choice issues to undergraduate students in UC College of Business Professor Ilse Hawkins’ class, Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship.
Profile of Professor Goldfarb

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

Emily’s article, Towards Praxis, 39 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 905 (2006), was cited in Trina Jones,Intra-Group Preferencing: Proving Skin Color And Identity Performance Discrimination,34 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 657 (2010).

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

 

  • The 2011 Judge-in-Residence lecture by the Honorable Wilhelmina Wright, “Lawyers as Public Servants: Facing Today’s  Challenges with Ingenuity Inspired by a Commitment to Service”  - co-sponsored with theJudge-in-Residence program, run by Professor Marianna Bettman;
  • A panel discussion titled, “Return to the Model Minority Myth,” featuring College alumnae Andrea Yang ‘08, Jenn Dye ’10, and Professor Emily Houh, and moderated by Professor Josh Chambers-Letson of the English and Comparative Literature Department – co-sponsored with the College’s APALSA chapter;
  • As part of the RGSJ Center’s “Coffee Corner” series, a presentation by N. Jeremi Duru, a professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, on his new book Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL (2011); and
  • A Coffee Corner presentation by Adrian Parr, a professor in UC’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and its School of Architecture and Interior Design at DAAP, on “Sustainability Movements: The Intersection of Environmental and Social Justice.”

Profile of Professor Houh

Kristin Kalsem
Professor of Law

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

 

The 2011 Judge-in-Residence lecture by the Honorable Wilhelmina Wright, “Lawyers as Public Servants: Facing Today’s  Challenges with Ingenuity Inspired by a Commitment to Service” -co-sponsored with theJudge-in-Residence program, run by Professor Marianna Bettman;

A panel discussion titled, “Return to the Model Minority Myth,” featuring College alumnae Andrea Yang (‘o8), Jenn Dye (’10), and Professor Emily Houh, and moderated by ProfessorJosh Chambers-Letson of the English and Comparative Literature Department – co-sponsored with the College’s APALSA chapter;

As part of the RGSJ Center’s “Coffee Corner” series, a presentation byN. Jeremi Duru, a professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, on his new book Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL (2011); and

A Coffee Corner presentation by Adrian Parr, a professor in UC’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and its School of Architecture and Interior Design at DAAP, on “Sustainability Movements: The Intersection of Environmental and Social Justice.”
Profile of Professor Kalsem

Christo Lassiter
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Christo was quoted in:

Does One Court Need Two Prosecutors?, Cincinnati Enquirer, Mar. 6, 2011; and

Legal Experts: Widmer's Claims Worth Exploring,Cincinnati Enquirer, Mar. 6, 2011.Profile of Professor Lassiter

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

A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights, which Bert edits, was cited in Kim D. Chanbonpin, "We Don't Want Dollars, Just Change": Narrative Counter-Terrorism Strategy, An Inclusive Model For Social Healing, And The Truth About Torture Commission,6Nw J. L. & Soc. Pol'y 1 (2011).

Bert’s article,The United Nations Charter and United States Civil Rights Litigation, 1946-1955, 69 Iowa L. Rev. 901 (1984), was cited in David Fontana,Rise And Fall Of Comparative Constitutional Law In The Postwar Era, 36 Yale J. Int'l L. 1 (2011).

Bert was mentioned in UC Forum Examines Revolution and Human Rights in Libya, Targeted News Service, Feb. 28, 2011
Profile of Professor Lockwood

S. Elizabeth Malloy
Andrew Katsanis Professor of Law

Betsy served on a College-wide panel that discussed the Obamacare Mandate. The discussion, moderated by Dean Lou Bilionis, also featured Professors Chris Bryant and Michael Solimine, as well as local attorney Jack Painter, who is an advisory board member of theCincinnati Tea Party and board member of theOhio Liberty Council.

Betsy was mentioned in UC Law Hosts Panel on Healthcare Mandate, Targeted News Service, Mar. 11, 2011
Profile of Professor Malloy

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

Several of Brad’s articles were cited:

Rewarding Defendant Cooperation under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Judges vs. Prosecutors, 26Crim. L. Bull. 399 (1990), in F. Lee Bailey & Kenneth J. Fishman, Handling Narcotic and Drug Cases (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 2011 Supp.);

Should States Have Greater Standing Rights Than Ordinary Citizens?:Massachusetts v. EPA’s New Standing Test for States, 49 Wm & Mary L. Rev. 1701 (2008), in Amy Widman,Advancing Federalism Concerns In Administrative Law Through A Revitalization Of State Enforcement Powers: A Case Study Of The Consumer Product Safety And Improvement Act Of 2008, 29 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 165 (2010);

Standing and Future Generations: Does Massachusetts v. EPA Open Standing for the Unborn?, 34 Colum. J. Envtl. L. 1 (2009), in Heather Elliott, Congress's Inability To Solve Standing Problems, 91 B.U. L. Rev. 159 (2011); and

Standing and Statistical Persons: A Risk-Based Approach to Standing, 36 Ecology L.Q. 665 (2009), in Heather Elliott, Congress's Inability To Solve Standing Problems, 91 B.U. L. Rev.159 (2011).
Profile of Professor Mank

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

Stephanie’s article, To Save State Residents: States' Use of Community Property for Federal Tax Reduction, 1939-1947, 27Law & Hist. Rev. 585 (2009), was cited in F. Lee Bailey & Kenneth J. Fishman, Handling Narcotic and Drug Cases (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 2011 Supp.).
Profile of Professor McMahon

Darrell Miller
Associate Professor of Law

Darrell’s article,State DOMAs, Neutral Principles, and the Mobius of State Action, 18 Temp. L. Rev. 967 (2008), was cited in Michael E. Solimine,Interstate Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage, the Public Policy Exception, and Clear Statements of Extraterritorial Effect, 41 Cal. W. Int’l L.J. 105 (2010)

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

Doug completed a new paper, Selling Meds for Competence Restoration: The Details Emerge, with Weaver Fellow, Sarah C. Sanderson.

Doug’s article, co-authored with Helen M. Farrell and Elizabeth Gilday, Casual Prescribing: Medications For Family And Friends, was accepted for publication in Current Psychiatry.

Doug’s article, co-authored with Purganan and Christopher White, ‘Boxed In’ Or ‘Boxed Out’? Prescribing Atypicals For Dementia, 10 Current Psychiatry 77 (2011), is now in print.

Doug made the following presentations:

Legal ‘Insanity .' Presentation to Behavioral Genetics class (Prof. Stephanie Rollmann), Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Mar. 11, 2011;

Selling Medications for Competence Restoration: The Details Emerge, Lecture Series, Summit Behavioral Healthcare, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mar. 14, 2011 (1 hr CME);

Ordinary Therapy or ‘Chemical Straitjacket': When Courts Make Forced Medication a Tough Sell, Presented at the Weaver Institute's symposium onTaking Drugs, Doing Drugs, Refusing Drugs: Neuroscience, Psychoactive Compounds, and the Law, UC College of Law, Mar. 16, 2011 (1 hr CLE); and

Competence to Divorce, Annual Meeting, Midwest Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Renaissance Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio, Mar. 26, 2008 (1 hr CME).

Doug organized and attended The Weaver Institute’s symposium,Taking Drugs, Doing Drugs, Refusing Drugs: Neuroscience, Psychoactive Compounds, and the Law at the College. He also attended the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law in Cleveland, Ohio.

Several of Doug’s articles were cited:

AAPL Practice Guideline for the Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial, 35J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. S3 (2007), in James L. Knoll, et al., A Pilot Survey of Trial Court Judges' Opinions on Pro Se Competence After Indiana v. Edwards,  38 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 536 (2010) and, in Richard J. Bonnie, Howard Zonana and the Transformation of Forensic Psychiatry, 38 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 570 (2010);

Assessing Predictions of Violence - Being Accurate about Accuracy, 62 J. Consulting & Clin. Psychol. 783 (1994), in Suzanne Fitzgerald, et al., Risk Factors For Recidivism In Offenders With Intellectual Disabilities, 17 Psychol. Crime & L. (Part 1 Sp. Iss. SI)43 (2011); in Joseph A. Camilleri & Vernon L. Quinsey, Appraising The Risk Of Sexual And Violent Recidivism Among Intellectually Disabled Offenders, 17 Psychol. Crime & L. (Part 1 Sp. Iss. SI) 59 (2011); in Janine Blacker, et al.,The Assessment Of Dynamic Risk And Recidivism In A Sample Of Special Needs Sexual Offenders, 17 Psychol. Crime & L. (Part 1 Sp. Iss. SI) 75 (2011); and, in Claudia E. Van Der Put, et al., Changes In Risk Factors During Adolescence Implications For Risk Assessment, 38 Crim. Just. & Behav. 248 (2011);

Critique of Pure Risk Assessment or, Kant Meets Tarasoff, 75 U. Cin. L. Rev. 523 (2006), in Matthew F. Soulier, Andrea Maislen, & James C. Beck, Status of the Psychiatric Duty to Protect, Circa 2006, 38 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 457 (2010);

"Hired Guns," "Whores, "Prostitutes": Case Law References to Clinicians of Ill Repute 27 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 414 (1999), in Olav Nielssen, Gordon Elliott, & Matthew Large,  The Reliability of Evidence About Psychiatric Diagnosis After Serious Crime: Part I. Agreement Between Experts, 38 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 516 (2010); in Olav Nielssen, Gordon Elliott, & Matthew Large,  The Reliability of Evidence About Psychiatric Diagnosis After Serious Crime: Part II. Agreement Between Experts, 38 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 524 (2010); and, in Raymond F. Patterson, Commentary: The Problem of Agreement on Diagnoses in Criminal Cases, 38 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 531 (2010);

Resampling Techniques in the Analysis at Non-binormal ROC Data, 15 Med. Decis. Making 358 (1995), in Jin Chu Wu, Alvin F. Martin, & Raghu N. Kacker, Measures, Uncertainties, and Significance Test in Operational ROC Analysis,116 J. Res. Nat’l Inst. Standards & Tech. 517 (2011);

ROC Curves, Test Accuracy, and the Description of Diagnostic-tests, 3 J. Neuropsychiatry & Clin. Neurosciences 330 (1991) (with E. Somoza), in Jean-Pierre Lindenmayer, A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Fixed-Dose, Clinical Trial of Quetiapine at 600 Versus 1200 mg/d for Patients With Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder, 31 J. Clinical Psychopharmacology 160 (2011); and

Tests of a Symptom Checklist to Screen for Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Alcoholism, 47 Comprehensive Psychiatry 227 (2006) (with Ashley B. Benjamin, Nancy S. Graves, & Richard D. Sanders), in Anne-Marit Langas, Ulrik F. Malt, & Stein Opjordsmoen, Comorbid Mental Disorders In Substance Users From A Single Catchment Area - A Clinical Study, 11 BMC Psychiatry Art. No. 25 (Feb. 12, 2011).
Profile of Professor Mossman

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Michael's article, State Amici, Collective Action, and the Development of Federalism Doctrine, will be published in the Georgia Law Review.

Michael testified before the Civil Justice Committee of the Ohio Senate in favor of S B 52, which recommends that the Ohio Supreme Court modify Ohio Rule of Civil Procedure 68, concerning offers of judgment.  Senator Eric Kearney ’89 is a sponsor of S B 52.

Michael previously addressed this topic in his article,State Court Regulation of Offers of Judgment and Its Lessons For Federal Practice, 13 Ohio St. J. Disp. Res. 51 (1997) (with Bryan Pacheco).

Michael served on a College-wide panel that discussed the Obamacare Mandate. The discussion, moderated by Dean Lou Bilionis, also featured Professors Betsy Malloy and Michael Solimine, as well as local attorney Jack Painter, who is an advisory board member of the Cincinnati Tea Party and board member of the Ohio Liberty Council.

Several of Michael’s articles were cited:

Competitive Federalism and Interstate Recognition of Marriage, 32 Creighton L. Rev. 83 (1998), in Lynn D. Wardle, Who Decides? The Federal Architecture of DOMA and Comparative Marriage Recognition, 41 Cal. W. Int’l L.J. 143 (2010);

Congress, Separation of Powers, and Standing, 59 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 1023 (2009), in Heather Elliott, Congress's Inability To Solve Standing Problems, 91 B.U. L. Rev. 159 (2011);

Constitutional Litigation in Federal and State Courts: An Empirical Analysis of Judicial Parity, 10 Hastings Const’l L.Q. 213 (1983) (with James L. Walker), in James E. Pfander Principles of Federal Jurisdiction (West, 2d ed. 2011);

Deciding to Decide: Class Action Certification and Interlocutory Review by the United States Courts of Appeals under Rule 23(f)41 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1531 (2000) (with Christine Oliver Hines), in Michael Dore, Law of Toxic Torts (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 2011 Supp.);

Federalism, Liberty and State Constitutional Law, 23 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 1457 (1997) (with James L. Walker), in Joseph Blocher,Reverse Incorporation Of State Constitutional Law, 84 S. Cal. L. Rev. 323 (2011);

The Future of Parity, 46 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1457 (2005), in Joseph Blocher, Reverse Incorporation Of State Constitutional Law, 84 S. Cal. L. Rev. 323 (2011);

Judicial Influence: A Citation Analysis of Federal Courts of Appeals Judges, 27 J. Legal Stud. 271 (1998) (with William M. Landes & Lawrence Lessig), in Frank B. Cross & James F. Spriggs II, The Most Important (and Best) Supreme Court Opinions and Justices, 60 Emory L.J. 407 (2010), and Pamela C. Corley, et al., Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content, 73J. Pol. 31 (2011);

Judicial Stratification and the Reputations of the United States Courts of Appeals, 32 Fla. St. U.L. Rev. 1331 (2005), in Raymond J. McKosi, Actual Impartiality As the Fundamental Value of Judicial Ethics: Lessons from “Big Judge Davis,” 99 Ky. L.J. 959 (2010); and

The Quiet Revolution in Personal Jurisdiction, 73Tul. L. Rev. 1 (1998), in Christopher A. Whytock,The Evolving Forum Shopping System, 96 Cornell L. Rev. 481 (2011).

Michael was mentioned in UC Law Hosts Panel on Healthcare Mandate Targeted News Service, Mar. 11, 2011
Profile of Professor Solimine

Margaret Tarkington
Visiting Professor of Law

Margaret’s paper,A First Amendment Theory for Protecting Attorney Speech, was accepted for publication in the U.C. Davis L. Rev.

Margaret’s papers,A First Amendment Theory for Protecting Attorney Speech A Free Speech Right to Impugn Judicial Integrity, 51 B.C. L. Rev. 363 (2010), and The Truth Be Damned: The First Amendment, Attorney Speech, and Judicial Reputation, 97 Geo. L. J.1567 (2009), were cited in Peter S. Margulies,Advising Terrorism: Hybrid Scrutiny, Safe Harbors, and Freedom of Speech (Roger Williams Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 101, 2011).

The Chair of the AALS Professional Responsibility Section and the Executive Committee selected Margaret’s proposal that the 2012 Professional Responsibility Section Program address the topic: "Does the First Amendment Protect Attorney Advice, Assistance, and Representation?"
Profile of Professor Tarkington

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

Joe recently published For a Cold Winter’s Night: Reading the Great Books, CBA Report 14 (Dec. 2010) and Op. Ed., Let Government Govern, Cincinnati Enquirer, Feb. 25, 2011.

Joe’s article “Our Nation’s Sputnik Moment:” Regulating Energy Innovation, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Land, Natural Resources, and the Environment.

Joe attended Venture Regulation, The Future of Energy Law Conference at The S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

Joe was elected to the Graduate Fellows of the University of Cincinnati, and to the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center.
Profile of Dean Tomain

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

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

·The 2011 Judge-in-Residence lecture by the Honorable Wilhelmina Wright,  “Lawyers as Public Servants: Facing Today’s  Challenges with Ingenuity Inspired by a Commitment to Service”  - co-sponsored with theJudge-in-Residence program, run by Professor Marianna Bettman;

·A panel discussion titled, “Return to the Model Minority Myth,” featuring College alumnae Andrea Yang (‘o8), Jenn Dye (’10), and Professor Emily Houh, and moderated by ProfessorJosh Chambers-Letson of the English and Comparative Literature Department – co-sponsored with the College’s APALSA chapter;

·As part of the RGSJ Center’s “Coffee Corner” series, a presentation by N. Jeremi Duru, a professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, on his new book Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL (2011); and

A Coffee Corner presentation byAdrian Parr, a professor in UC’sDepartment of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and its School of Architecture and Interior Design at DAAP, on “Sustainability Movements: The Intersection of Environmental and Social Justice.”
Profile of Professor Williams

Law Library Faculty

Jim Hart

Jim attended the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C. Mar. 23-26, 2011.

Ken Hirsh

Ken was the featured guest on the Mar. 21 edition of the Law School Techtalk podcast, hosted by David Dickens at Pepperdine University Law School.