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September 2011 Issue

Marjorie Aaron
Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice

Marjorie presented “Delivering Bad News to Clients” to Procter & Gambles’ in-house legal academy program.

Profile of Professor Aaron

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

Marianna arranged for the federal court naturalization ceremony, which included new citizens from 40 different countries, to be held at the College of Law on August 26. Magistrate Judge Stephanie Bowman presided over the ceremony and 3L Catherine Sakla gave the keynote address.

The September issue of Marianna’s monthly column,Legally Speaking, which appears in both the Cincinnati Herald and the American Israelite, is entitled, At What Age Should a Judge Retire?

September’s post on Marianna’s blog, Legally Speaking Ohio—entitled Oral Argument Preview: May the Trial Court Call a Recanting Domestic Violence Victim as its Own Witness under Evid. R. 614(A)?—provides commentary on State v. Ginley, No. 2010-Ohio-1925 (Ohio Ct. App. filed Nov. 8, 2010).

Marianna gave her annual presentation, Highlights of the Past Term of the Supreme Court of Ohio, to the Ohio Judicial Conference on September 9 to an audience of over 200 judges.

Marianna helped place two recent graduates in jobs —one as a constable to Judge Karla Grady at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court, the other with Lisa Gorrasi, administrator of the Hamilton County Court of Domestic Relations.

Profile of Professor Bettman

Louis Bilionis
Dean and Nippert Professor of Law

Lou was quoted in Diversity Task Force Prepares Action Plan, US Fed News, Sept. 20, 2011.

Profile of Dean Bilionis

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris debated Jack Painter, founder of Liberty Alliance Cincinnati (formerly the Indian Hill Community Tea Party), on the constitutionality of Obamacare on September 16 at Indian Hill High School.

Profile of Professor Bryant

Paul L. Caron
Charles Hartsock Professor of Law

For the sixth year in a row, Paul was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting by Accounting Today.

Paul published an op-ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Obama's Deficit Speech Skips the Hard Part: A Real Proposal (Sept. 20, 2011).

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

Paul was quoted in:

Paul’s article, The Long Tail of Legal Scholarship, 116 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 38 (2006), was cited in David L. Schwartz+ & Lee Petherbridge, The Use Of Legal Scholarship By The Federal Courts Of Appeals: An Empirical Study, 96 Cornell L. Rev. 1345 (2011).

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Cogan
Professor of Law

Jacob’s new article, The 2010 Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice, 105 Am. J. of Int’l L. 477 (2011), is now in print.

Profile of Professor Cogan

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, won the release of David Ayers in Cleveland on September 12, who had served eleven years in prison for a murder DNA evidence proved he did not commit. Mark credits OIP staff attorney, Carrie Wood, and 3Ls Ryan McGraw, Zach El-Sawaf, Lindsey Fleissner and Megan Collard for the success. Read more about it at Deb Rieselman, UC Law Students Help Free Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder, UC News, Sept. 15, 2011.

Mark spoke about wrongful convictions in the international arena at four law schools in China: Remnin University of China (Beijing), Beijing School of Politics and Law, Northwest School of Politics and Law (Xi'an), and Xi'an School of Architecture and Techmology. He spoke at Renmin University at a conference dedicated to assisting China to adopt the concept of judicial precedent. There, Mark described the American judicial system and how stare decisis works to bind lower courts.

Mark’s article, Rethinking the Involuntary Confession Rule: Toward a Workable Test for Identifying Compelled Self-Incrimination, 93 Cal. L. Rev. 465 (2005), was cited in State v. Iowa Dist. Court for Webster County, 801 N.W.2d 513 (2011).

Mark was quoted in Kimball Perry, Murder Case Could Hinge on the Blink of an Eye, Cincinnati Enquirer, Sept. 12, 2011.

Profile of Professor Godsey

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

On September 9, Lew’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC) and the Duke Energy Legal Department sponsored a pro bono event entitled, Free Legal Advice to Better Your Business, at the College of Law during which a staff of fourteen attorneys (twelve Duke attorneys and two local attorneys), assisted by six ECDC students and nine other UC law students, provided free legal advice to thirty-three small business owners in the areas of contracts, employment law, business start-up, real estate, IP, real estate, environmental, tax, and non-profit law. Read a full description in, Sherry English, UC Law's Small Business Clinic and Duke Energy to Host Free Legal Clinic, UC News, Sept. 6, 2011.

Lew, former ECDC student Christy Flanagan, and former ECDC client Lincoln Smith appeared on The Forum Radio Show, hosted by Bishop Bobby Hilton, on 1230 AM The Buzz, on September 4, where they promoted the clinic and the ECDC’s pro bono event with Duke Energy.

On September 8, Lew and his ECDC students advised start-up business owners on “selecting the proper legal form” at Professor Paige Beetem’s Business Planning class at UC Clermont.

Profile of Professor Goldfarb

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

Brad’s article, Reading the Standing Tea Leaves in American Electric Power v. Connecticut, has been accepted for publication in the University of Richmond Law Review in 2012.

Brad presented the same article at the Second Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship at Vermont Law School on September 23.

Two of Brad’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Mank

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

Stephanie McMahon’s article, An Empirical Study of Innocent Spouse Relief: Do Courts Implement Congress’s Legislative Intent?, will be published early next year in the peer-reviewed Florida Tax Review.

Profile of Professor McMahon

Darrell Miller
Associate Professor of Law

On September 1, Darrell presented “What the Seventh Amendment Can Teach Us About the Second,” at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, as part of its Visiting Speaker Series.

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

Doug published Physician Impairment: When Should You Report?, 10 Current Psychiatry 67 (2011) (with Helen M. Farrell).

He completed two articles:

  • Estimating the Accuracy of Neurocognitive Effort Measures in the Absence of a "Gold Standard" (with Dustin B. Wygant & Roger O. Gervais); and
  • Practicing Psychiatry via Skype: Medicolegal Considerations (with Helen M. Farrell).

Several of Doug’s articles were cited:

  • Avoiding Errors about `Margins of Error', 191 Brit. J. Psychiatry 561 (2007) in James Vess, Ethical Practice in Sex Offender Assessment: Consideration of Actuarial and Polygraph Methods, 23 Sexual Abuse- J. Res. & Treatment 381 (2011); and
  • ROC Curves and The Binormal Assumption, 3 J. Neuropsychiatry & Clin. Neurosci. 436 (1991) (with Eugene Somoza), in Geetha Kumar, Justin Faden, & Robert A. Steer, Screening for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adult Inpatients with Psychiatric Disorders, 108 Psychol. Rep. 815 (2011).

Profile of Professor Mossman

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Michael is serving as the chair of the Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee for the 2011-12 academic year.
Several of Michael’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Solimine

Sandra Sperino
Associate Professor of Law

Sandra presented her article, Statutory Proximate Cause, on September 16 in Los Angeles at the Sixth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law, co-hosted by Loyola Law School, Southwestern Law School, and UCLA School of Law.

Sandra’s article, Rethinking Discrimination Law, 110 Mich. L. Rev. 69 (2011), is now in print.

The Iowa Law Review selected Sandra to write a response to Joseph Seiner’s forthcoming article on punitive damages. The response will appear in the Iowa Law Review Bulletin in February 2012.

Sandra served as a contributing editor for new editions of or supplements to four books published by the American Bar Association: Covenants Not To Compete, Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey, Employee Duty of Loyalty, and Tortious Interference in the Employment Context.

Sandra’s article, Complying with Export Laws without Importing Discrimination Liability: An Attempt to Integrate Employment Discrimination Laws and Deemed Export Rules, 52 St. Louis U. L.J. 375 (2008), was cited in Kati L. Griffith, Discovering “Immployment” Law: The Constitutionality of Subfederal Immigration Regulation at Work, 29 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 389 (2011).

Profile of Professor Sperino