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Faculty News October 2010 Issue

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Associate Professor of Law

Lynn’s 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 Brent A. Olsen, Publicly Traded Corporations: Governance & Regulation (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 3d ed. 2010).

Profile of Professor Bai

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

In her monthly Legally Speaking column in the American Israelite and the Cincinnati Herald—this month titled Silencing Miranda—Marianna analyzes Berghuis v. Thompkins, 130 S.Ct. 2250 (2010). The Berghuis case deals with the issue of how an accused invokes the right to remain silent, holding that an accused who wants to invoke the right to remain silent must do so unambiguously and unequivocally; merely remaining silent during prolonged questioning will not invoke the right.

Marianna attended the investiture ceremony of Judge Matt Fellerhoff, of the Hamilton County Municipal Court, who was one of the nominees recommended by the Ohio Judicial Appointments Recommendation Panel (OJARP) Committee that she chairs.

Marianna received membership in the UC Loyalty Society (UC strength level) for financially contributing to UC for over 30 years. Her membership was accompanied by Robert A. Flischel’s book of photographs of the nationally acclaimed University of Cincinnati campus, The University of Cincinnati: Architectural Transformation – Tradition and Innovation, which she donated to the faculty library.

Profile of Professor Bettman

Lou Bilionis
Dean & Nippert Professor of Law

Two of Lou’s articles were cited:

Lou attended the annual Association of American Law Schools Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.

Profile of Professor Bilionis

Barbara Black

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

Barbara’s Securities Law Prof Blog was named one of the best 25 business blogs for 2010 by LexisNexis.

Barbara presented her paper, Can Behavioral Economics Inform Our Understanding of Securities Arbitration, on Oct. 2, 2010 at the Behavior and Business Law Conference, which celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the James L. Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Several of Barbara’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Black

A. Christopher Bryant

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris’s article, The Pursuit of Perfection: Congressional Power to Enforce the Reconstruction Amendments, 47 Hous. L. Rev. 579 (2010), is now in print.

Profile of Professor Bryant

Paul L. Caron

Paul L. Caron
Charles Hartsock Professor of Law

In media news, Paul was featured in a WCPO-TV (Channel 9) I-Team report, Which Side of the River Pays No Tax?. He was quoted in an article published by Bloomberg News, Democrats’ Estate Tax Plan Trips Next Secretariat, by Amity Shlaes.

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

Two of Paul’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Katz Cogan
Associate Professor of Law

Jacob co-organized a Works-in-Progress Workshop for the American Society of International Law’s International Organizations Interest Group, of which he is Co-Chair. The event was held at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.

Jacob’s article, International Criminal Courts and Fair Trials: Difficulties and Prospects, 27 Yale J. Int'l L. 111 (2002), was cited in Kweku Vanderpuye, Traditions in Conflict: The Internationalization of Confrontation, 43 Cornell Int’l L.J. 513 (2010).

Profile of Professor Cogan

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

Margaret attended a meeting in Washington, D.C. of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence, whose mission is to “increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession.”

Margaret hosted a dinner for over 30 alumni of the College of Law’s Domestic Violence/Civil Protection Order Clinic, as part of the launch of the College’s new Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Additionally, Margaret organized a focus group for Clinic alum to explore and address skills-building and professionalism issues. Margaret will use the data collected from the focus group to assist in developing clinical curricula that will enhance student readiness for practice and leadership following graduation.

Margaret’s article, Lawyer Malpractice and Domestic Violence: Are We Revictimizing Our Clients?, 39 Fam. L.Q. 7 (2005), was cited in Linda Elrod, Child Custody Practice and Procedure (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 2010 Supp.).

Profile of Professor Drew

Tom Eisele

Thomas D. Eisele
Professor of Law

Tom attended the annual Association of American Law Schools Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.

Profile of Professor Eisele

Mark A. Godsey

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

Mark, former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro, and Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) exonerees Raymond Towler and Robert McClendon, spoke to judges at the common pleas and appellate levels during the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals annual conference in Cleveland.

Mark presented his paper, She Blinded Me with Science: Wrongful Convictions and the Reverse CSI Effect, at Innocence and the Road to Exoneration, a symposium held at the Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mark spoke on a panel about the Ryan Widmer murder trial case at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

Mark attended the Innocence Network Board of Directors Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mark attended the annual Association of American Law Schools Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.

Mark served as attorney for the appellant in U.S.A. v. Lewis E. Larch, Jr., No. 08-4178, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 20891 , (6th Cir. Oct. 8, 2010).

Mark’s article, Going Home to Stay: A Review of Collateral Consequences of Conviction, Post-Incarceration Employment, and Recidivism in Ohio, 36 U. Tol. L. Rev. 525 (2005) (with Marlaina Freisthler), was cited in Emily Tancer Broach, Post-Conviction Proceedings, Supervised Release, and a Prudential Approach to the Mootness Doctrine, 2010 U. Chi. Legal F. 493.

Mark was quoted inNKU To Host Panel On Widmer Case: Lawyers, Police, Media To Discuss Bathtub Death, Cincinnati Enquirer, Oct. 4, 2010.

Profile of Professor Godsey

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

The College’s new Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, of which Emily is co-director (along with Kristin Kalsem and Verna Williams), celebrated its official launch with a luncheon event in downtown Cincinnati, where Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, delivered keynote remarks to over 200 attendees.

Emily attended the annual Association of American Law Schools Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.

Profile of Professor Houh

Kristin Kalsem

Kristin Kalsem
Professor of Law

Kristin’s book, In Contempt: Nineteenth Century Women, Law, and Literature, has been accepted for publication by the Ohio State University Press. Hearty congratulations to Kristin!

The College’s new Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, of which Kristin is co-director (along with Verna Williams and Emily Houh), celebrated its official launch with a luncheon event in downtown Cincinnati, where Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, delivered keynote remarks to over 200 attendees.

Kristin attended the annual Association of American Law Schools Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.

Profile of Professor Kalsem

Christo Lassiter
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Two of Christo’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Lassiter

S. Elizabeth Malloy

S. Elizabeth Malloy
Andrew Katsanis Professor of Law

Three of Betsy’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Malloy

Bradford Mank

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

Several of Brad’s articles were cited:

Brad presented his paper, Informational Standing after Summers vs. Earth Island Institute, at the First Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship at the Vermont Law School, Oct. 22, 2010.

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, 27 Law & Hist. Rev. 585 (2009), was cited in Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 2010 Supp.).

Stephanie attended the annual Association of American Law Schools Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.

Profile of Professor McMahon

Darrell MillerDarrell Miller
Associate 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 Jennifer Mason McAward, The Scope of Congress's Thirteenth Amendment Enforcement Power after City of Boerne v. Flores, 88 Wash. U. L. Rev. 77 (2010).

 

Douglas Mossman

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

Doug completed a book manuscript, Evaluation for Civil Commitment (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) (with Debra A. Pinals).

Doug completed an article, “Firing” A Patient: May a Psychiatrist Unilaterally Terminate Care? 9 Current Psychiatry ___ (forthcoming 2010) (with Helen Farrell, & Elizabeth Gilday).

Doug made several presentations:

Doug attended the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists meeting in Italy and the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law in Arizona.

Several of Doug’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Mossman

Rachel Jay Smith
Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing

Rachel attended the Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning (AFTL) Assessment Workshop by Dr. Barbara Walvoord at the University of Cincinnati.

Profile of Professor Smith

Michael E. Solimine

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Michael presented a paper,State Amici, Collective Action, and the Development of Federalism Doctrine, at the Mauer School of Law, Indiana University-Bloomington, as part of the Scholar Exchange program.

Several of Michael’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Solimine

Margaret Tarkington

Margaret Tarkington
Visiting Professor of Law

Margaret served as the Editor for the Fall AALS Professional Responsibility Section Newsletter, which was distributed to members of the PR section this month.

Margaret’s paper, Government Speech and the Publicly Employed Attorney was listed on the SSRN top ten download list on Oct. 15 for the journal, LSN: Other Parties (Attorneys; Witnesses; etc.) (Topic) Top Ten.

Her paper, The Truth Be Damned: The First Amendment, Attorney Speech, and Judicial Reputation, 97 Geo. L.J. 1567 (2009), was cited in Joshua Landau & Kate Willcox, Within The Law: Dealing With Non-Confidential Sensitive Information In The Age Of Online Legal Tabloids, 23 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 667 (2010).

Profile of Professor Tarkington

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

Joe was a contributor to Alyson Flournoy, et al., Regulatory Blowout: How Regulatory Failures made the BP disaster Possible, and How the System Can Be Fixed to Avoid a Recurrence (Center for Progressive Reform, White Paper #1007, 2010).

Joe served as a Discussion Leader for What is Justice?, a Great Books discussion series at the Mercantile Library in downtown Cincinnati.

Joe served as Peer Reviewer for Michael Gerrard (ed.), The Law of Clean Energy (ABA Publications, 2010).

Joe’s article, Contract Compensation in Nonmarket Transactions, 46 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 867 (1985), was cited in Patricia Sanchez Abril, Private Ordering: A Contractual Approach to Online Interpersonal Privacy, 45 Wake Forest L. Rev. 689 (2010).

Profile of Dean Tomain

Verna Williams

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

The College’s new Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, of which Verna is co-director (along with Kristin Kalsem and Emily Houh), celebrated its official launch with a luncheon event in downtown Cincinnati, where Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, delivered keynote remarks to over 200 attendees.

Verna attended the annual Association of American Law Schools Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.

Two of Verna’s works were cited:

Profile of Professor Williams

Law Library Faculty News

Lisa Britt-Wernke

Lisa attended the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL) annual meeting in Canton, where she also was elected to ORALL’s Executive Board.

Ron Jones

Ron served on the Committee on Merit Pay Criteria, which wrote the Advisory Letter on Development of Merit Pay Criteria Documents.

Ron attended the AAUP’s Assembly of State Conferences (ASC) New Leaders Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky.

Faculty News is edited by Emily M.S. Houh, Associate Dean of Faculty and Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of the Law and Contracts.
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