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Summer 2011 Issue

Marjorie Aaron
Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice

Marjorie completed the manuscript for her book, Client Science: Advice for Lawyers on Counseling Clients Through Bad News and Other Legal Realities, which will be published by Oxford University Press.

She served as consultant and mediator for a Department of Justice (DOJ) mediation advocacy video, filmed in August. A project of the DOJ’s Office of Dispute Resolution, the video is designed to train Assistant U.S. Attorneys to better represent their clients in mediation.

Marjorie’s article, For the General Practioner: Dispute Resolutions: Do's and Don'ts for Mediation, GP Solo, Mar. 2006, was cited in Nancy A. Welsh, What Is "(Im)Partial Enough" In A World Of Embedded Neutrals, 30 J. Nat'l Ass'n Admin. L. Judiciary 495 (2010).

Profile of Professor Aaron

Timothy K. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Law

The Board of Trustees approved Tim’s tenure and promotion to Professor of Law, effective September 1, 2011. Congratulations to Tim on this well-deserved promotion!

Two of Tim’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Armstrong

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Associate Professor of Law

In August, Lynn presented a work-in-progress, titled “Sophisticated Investors, Complicated Derivatives, and Duties of Financial Institutions,” to the law faculty as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series.

Several of Lynn’s articles were cited:

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), in Gideon Mark, Confidential Witnesses in Securities Litigation, 36 J. Corp. L. 551 (2011);

Profile of Professor Bai

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

Marianna has launched a new blog website, Legally Speaking Ohio. She hopes that this new blog, which focuses on the Ohio Supreme Court, will become the premier discussion and commentary site for Ohio Supreme Court issues. One highlight of the blog will provide a three part overview of Ohio Supreme Court cases, which will include a preview of significant cases set for oral argument at the Court; an analysis of the oral argument and justices’ questions; and an analysis of the decision, once it comes out.

On Legally Speaking Ohio, Marianna also provides commentary on various U.S. Supreme Court cases. Three of her SCOTUS posts were recently published:

Due Process Rights at a Civil Contempt Hearing analyzes Turner v. Rogers, 564 U.S. ___ (2011), a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court discussed the procedural safeguards necessary to meet due process in a civil contempt hearing in which a non-paying parent could be sent to jail.

  • More on Confronting Your Accuser analyzes Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 564 U.S. ___ (2011) to answer whether it is a violation of the Confrontation Clause for a substitute analyst to testify against the accused when the accused never got to cross examine the absent-from-trial analyst who actually performed the lab test in the case.
  • Confronting Your Accuser analyzes Michigan v. Bryant, 562 U.S.___ (2011), which asks whether the statements of a dying murder victim to police are testimonial or nontestimonal evidence.

Profile of Professor Bettman

Louis Bilionis
Dean and Nippert Professor of Law

Several of Lou’s articles were cited:

Criminal Justice After the Conservative Reformation , 94 Geo. L.J. 1347 (2006), in Joseph Margulies, Deviance, Risk, And Law: Reflections On The Demand For The Preventive Detention Of Suspected Terrorists, 101 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 729 (2011);

  • The New Scrutiny, 51 Emory L.J. 481 (2002), in Kenneth L. Karst, Through Streets Broad And Narrow: Six "Centrist" Justices On The Paths To Inclusion, 2010 Sup. Ct. Rev. 1 (2010); and

Constitutions, 45 New Eng. L. Rev. 835 (2011).

Lou was quoted in University of Cincinnati College of Law Launches Inaugural Program of The Institute for the Global Practice of Law, US Federal News, July 12, 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?, at the Midwest Corporate Scholars Conference held on June 15 at The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. The paper will appear in a forthcoming issue of Law and Contemporary Problems.

Several of Barbara’s publications were cited:

Are Retail Investors Better Off Today?, 1 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. L. 303 (2008), in Onnig H. Dombalagian, Investment Recommendations And The Essence Of Duty, 60 Am. U. L. Rev. 1265 (2011);

(2008), in Donald C. Langevoort, Securities Law Review (Clark Boardman 2011 Supp.);

Profile of Professor Black

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris’s article, What McDonald Means for Unenumerated Rights, 45 Ga. L. Rev. 1073 (2011), is now in print.

Chris completed an essay, Nigro v. United States: The Most Disingenuous Supreme Court Opinion, Ever, which will be published in the Nevada Law Journal as part of a symposium entitled, Worst Supreme Court Opinion, Ever.

Chris debated Jack Painter on the constitutionality of the individual insurance mandate provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the We the People Convention in Columbus, OH, on July 2.

Two of Chris’s articles were cited:

Retroactive Application of "New Rules" and the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, 70 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1 (2002), in Brian R. Means, Federal Habeas Manual (Thomson-West, 2010); and

Chris was quoted in:

Andrew Harris, Obama's Health-Care Law Moves Toward Supreme Court With Appeals Ruling, Bloomberg, Aug. 13, 2011; and

Profile of Professor Bryant

Felix Chang

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

The College welcomes Felix Chang to the faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law. A 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Felix previously served as Investments Counsel at Fifth Third Bank, where his practice included securities, derivatives, insurance, and private equity. Between law school and his undergraduate studies, Felix also worked as an editor and journalist in Central Asia. During 2011-2012, Felix will teach Torts, Agency, and Corporations.

Additionally, Felix is the Director of the College’s new Institute for the Global Practice of Law (IGPL). The IGPL is an intensive four-week program for attorneys from other countries interested in U.S. law and international business transactions. For the inaugural program, held July 11-August 1, four attorneys from China visited the tri-state to learn about the U.S. legal system and how to better represent their global companies.

Felix’s book, Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Routledge 2011) (with Sunnie T. Rucker-Chang), will be published in September.

Profile of Professor Chang

Paul L. Caron
Charles Hartsock Professor of Law

Paul published supplements to two of his books:

Paul taught Tax I at the University of San Diego School of Law as theHerzog Summer Visiting Professor in Taxation.

Paul attended the 2011 CALI Conference, Unbound, at Marquette Law School, where he participated in a meeting of the CALI Board of Directors (on which he serves as Vice-President).
Paul published several issues of his SSRN Tax Law Abstracts e-journals:

Several of Paul’s publications were cited:

Back to the Future: Teaching Law Through Stories, 71 U. Cin. L. Rev. 405 (2002), in Lawrence A. Cunningham, Digital Evolution in Law School Course Books: Trade-Offs, Opportunities, and Vigilance, in The Digital Path of the Law (Edward Rubin, ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2011);

  • The Estate Tax Non-Gap: Why Repeal a 'Voluntary' Tax?, 20 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. 153 (2009) (with James R. Repetti), in Jay A. Soled & Mitchell Gans, Related Parties and the Need to Bridge the Gap Between the Income Tax and Transfer Tax Systems, 62 Ala. L. Rev. 405 (2011);

Paul was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Cogan
Professor of Law

The Board of Trustees approved Jacob’s tenure and promotion to Professor of Law, effective September 1, 2011. Congratulations to Jacob on this well-deserved promotion!

Jacob’s articles, The Regulatory Turn in International Law, 52 Harv. Int’l L.J. 321 (2011), and The 2009 Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice, 104 Am. J. of Int’l L. 605 (2010), are now in print.

Several of Jacob’s publications were cited:

Competition and Control in International Adjudication, 48 Va. J. Int’l L. 411 (2008), in N. Jansen Calamita, Countermeasures And Jurisdiction: Between Effectiveness And Fragmentation, 42 Geo. J. Int'l L. 233 (2011);

Profile of Professor Cogan

Thomas Eisele
Professor of Law

Tom’s book, Bitter Knowledge: Learning Socratic Lessons Of Disillusion And Renewal (2009), was cited in Bryant G. Garth, Gowri Ramachandran, & Molly Selvin, From the Editors, 60 J. Legal Educ. 581 (2011).

Bitter Knowledge: Learning Socratic Lessons Of Disillusion And Renewal was reviewed in Douglas Lind, Book Review, 60 J. Legal Educ. 705 (2011).

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

In July, Mark, who serves as the faculty director of the College’s Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) traveled to a conference in Athens, Greece, where he was invited to speak on the spread of the Innocence Movement internationally.

Mark was solicited by the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law to write a book review of Jim and Nancy Petro's book False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict the Innocent.

In August, Mark, OIP staff attorneys Jennifer Paschen Bergeron and Karla Markley Hall, and OIP exonerees Robert McClendon and Raymond Towler spoke to the UC law faculty as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series. An article about Raymond Towler, as well as Mark and the OIP’s involvement in the Towler case, was published in Reader's Digest.

Mark was interviewed by Dateline NBC for an upcoming one-hour special on OIP exoneree Nancy Smith.

Clarence Elkins, one of the OIP’s first exonerees, has given a $5,000 gift to the OIP. The OIP will establish the Clarence Elkins Fellows with this gift. In 2005, with the help of the OIP, Elkins was exonerated through DNA testing after serving six years of a life sentence for murder.

Mark and OIP students and staff represented petitioner Tony R. Gross in Gross v. Warden, No. 08–4727, 2011 WL 1597659 (6th Cir. Apr. 27, 2011).

Two of Mark’s articles were cited:

Reformulating the Miranda Warnings in Light of Contemporary Law and Understandings, 90 Minn. L. Rev. 781 (2006), in Kit Kinports, Criminal Law: The Supreme Court's Love-Hate Relationship With Miranda, 101 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 375 (2011); and

Mark was quoted in:

Jonathan Stempel, U.S. Narrows Case versus Accused Ponzi Schemer Stanford, Reuters, May 5, 2011;

Profile of Professor Godsey

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

Lew and the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC), which Lew directs, were featured in Sherry English, University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Small Business Clinic Ends Successful First Year, UC News, May 10, 2011.

Profile of Professor Goldfarb

Ken Hirsh

Director, Law Library and Information Technology and Professor of Practice

Ken presented in the “Battledecks” program at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting held in Philadelphia in July. At Battledecks (aka, PowerPoint karaoke), intrepid volunteers are challenged to give coherent four-minute presentations without any preparation…because they see their 12 slides for the first time as they present. Battledecks is a great workout for librarians who speak and teach, as it requires fast thinking, strong speaking, and improvisation.

In July, Ken presented “Introducing Students to Practice Technology: A Skills Course Proposal” as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series.

Ken’s article, Law School Education in the 21st Century: Adding Information Technology Instruction to the Curriculum, 12 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 874 (2004) (with Wayne Miller), was cited in Darla W. Jackson, Watson, Answer Me This: Will You Make Librarians Obsolete Or Can I Use Free And Open Source Software And Cloud Computing To Ensure A Bright Future? 103 Law Libr. J. 497 (2011).

Profile of Professor Hirsh

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

In June 2011, Emily traveled to San Francisco to participate in the 2011 Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting, where she served on and chaired several panels. Additionally, Emily served on LSA’s 2011 Annual Meeting Program Committee.

Also in June 2011, Emily attended the Association of American Law Schools mid-year workshop, “Women Rethinking Equality,” in Washington, DC.

Emily was invited over the summer to serve on the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Poverty Task Force.

In August, Emily and colleague Kristin Kalsem presented to the law faculty, “A ‘Law and Action Research’ Study of Fringe Banking: From the Ground Up,” which they are co-authoring, as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series.

Emily’s Tribute to Dores McCree, 16 Mich. J. Race & L. 151 (2011), is now in print.

Profile of Professor Houh

Ann Hubbard
Professor of Law

Several of Ann’s articles were cited:

The Major Life Activity of Belonging, 39 Wake Forest L. Rev. 217 (2004), in Kerry T. Cooperman, The Handicapping Effect Of Judicial Opinions In Reproductive Tort Cases: Correcting The Legal Perception Of Persons With Disabilities, 68 Md. L. Rev. Endnotes 1 (2008);

  • Understanding and Implementing the ADA's Direct Threat Defense, 95 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1279 (2001), in David Orentlicher, The Commercial Speech Doctrine In Health Regulation: The Clash Between The Public Interest In A Robust First Amendment And The Public Interest In Effective Protection From Harm, 37 Am. J.L. & Med. 299 (2011); and

Kristin Kalsem
Professor of Law

In June, Kristin served as the the chair and discussant of a panel entitled, Art and Intervention, at the 2011 Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

In August, Kristin and colleague Emily Houh presented to the law faculty, “A ‘Law and Action Research’ Study of Fringe Banking: From the Ground Up,” which they are co-authoring, as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series.

Kristin recently completed a manuscript entitled, A Law and Literature Approach to Stumped by Debora Threedy. The manuscript will be published along with the original play Stumped. The play and Krstin’s response will be submitted to law reviews this fall for publication.

Profile of Professor Kalsem

Christo Lassiter

Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Christo was quoted in:

Sharon Coolidge,Bengals Replay System To Cost County $300,000, Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati Enquirer, July 28, 2011; and

Elizabeth Lenhart
Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing

Betsy presented a paper entitled, “Emails, Narrative and A Midwife’s Tale: Historical Methodology, Attorney Correspondence and the ‘Story of the Case,’” at the International Legal Storytelling Conference, held on July 8-10 in Denver, Colorado.

Betsy presented a paper entitled, “The 17th Century Meets the Internet: Historical Documents as a Guide to 21st Century Online Legal Research,” as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series. Betsy’s completed draft of this paper has been submitted to law reviews for publication.

Betsy recently completed, “The Writing Exposes the Thinking: Collaborating with Doctrinal Faculty to Make Explicit Connections between 1L Doctrinal Classes and Legal Writing,” which she will present in September at the Central States Legal Writing Conference in Chicago.

Betsy was elected to serve on the 2011 Program and Awards Committee of the Association of American Law School’s Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, which is responsible for putting together the Section’s programming at the annual AALS Annual Meeting, to be held in Washington, DC in January 2012.

Profile of Professor Lenhart

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

Bert’s article, The United Nations Charter and United States Civil Rights Litigation, 1946-1955, 69 Iowa L. Rev. 901 (1984), was cited in Judith Resnik, The Production And Reproduction Of Constitutional Norms, 35 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 226 (2011).

The Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series of the University of Pennsylvania Press, of which Bert serves as Series Editor, has published five more volumes:

Richard Price, Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)

Profile of Professor Lockwood

S. Elizabeth (Betsy) Malloy

Andrew Katsanis Professor of Law

Several of Betsy’s articles were cited:

Beyond Misguided Paternalism: Resuscitating the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment, 33 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1035 (1998), in Leonard I. Reiser, Strong's North Carolina Index 4th (2011);

Profile of Professor Malloy

Sean Mangan

Assistant Professor of Practice

The College of Law welcomes Sean Mangan, who joined the law faculty in July as an Assistant Professor of Practice. Sean, a 2002 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has a wealth of experience in the fields of labor and employment law and in human resources, and has also represented closely held businesses. Sean will be teaching Transactional Drafting during the Fall 2011 semester.

Profile of Sean Mangan

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

Brad’s article, Standing in Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms: Using Economic Injury as a Basis for Standing When Environmental Harm is Difficult to Prove, 115 Penn. St. L. Rev. 307 (2010), is now in print.

In August, Brad presented a paper titled, “Standing in Connecticut vs. American Electric Power,” to the law faculty as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series.

Several of Brad’s articles were cited:

Are Public Facilities Different from Private Ones?: Adopting a New Standard of Review for the Dormant Commerce Clause, 60 SMU L. Rev. 157 (2007), in Kellen S. Dwyer, Dormant Commerce Clause Review Of Public-Private Partnerships After United Haulers: A Competitive Bidding Solution, 18 Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. 203 (2011);

Profile of Professor Mank

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

The Provost has approved Stephanie's promotion to Associate Professor of Law, effective September 1, 2011. Congratulations!

In May, Stephanie presented a work-in-progress titled, “Joint and Several Tax Liability: I Do Not Think That Statute Means What You Think It Means,” to the law faculty as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series.

Stephanie’s article, To Have and to Hold and to Shift Between Us: Rethinking Marital Property for Federal Income Tax Return Filings, 11 Nevada L.J. 718 (2011), is now in print.

Profile of Professor McMahon

Darrell Miller
Associate Professor of Law

In June, Darrell presented a work-in-progress titled, “Historical Tests and Unbalanced Rights: What the Seventh Amendment Can Teach Us About the Second” to the law faculty as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series.

Darrell traveled to San Francisco in June to participate in the 2011 Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting, where he served on and chaired several panels.

Several of Darrell’s articles were cited:

Iqbal and Empathy, 78 UMKC L. Rev. 999 (2010), in Jesse Jenike-Godshalk, "Plausible Cause"?: How Criminal Procedure Can Illuminate The U.S. Supreme Court's New General Pleading Standard In Civil Suits, 79 U. Cin. L. Rev. 791 (2010);

  • Iqbal and Empathy, 78 UMKC L. Rev. 999 (2010), in Rosalie Berger Levinson, The Many Faces Of Iqbal, 43 Urb. Law. 529 (2011);


Janet Moore

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

The College of Law welcomes Janet back to the faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law. In 2011-2012, Janet will teach Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.

In June, Janet presented her paper, Opening the Black Box: Democracy and Criminal Discovery Reform after Connick v. Thompson and Garcetti v. Ceballos, to the law faculty as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series. Janet recently completed a draft of Opening the Black Box, (University of Cincinnati Working Paper Series (Aug. 18, 2011)), and has submitted it to law journals for publication.

Janet’s article, Minority Overrepresentation in Criminal Justice Systems: Causes, Consequences, and Cures, is forthcoming in the Freedom Center Journal.

Profile of Professor Moore

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

In May, Doug presented, "Selling Meds for Competence Restoration: The Details Emerge or, Is this worth turning into a law review article?" as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series.

Doug completed two articles and a book chapter:

Estimating Accuracy of Neurocognitive Effort Measures in the Absence of a “Gold Standard,” (with Dustin B. Wygant, & Roger O. Gervais);

  • Brief Rating of Aggression by Children and Adolescents (BRACHA): A Reliability Study, (with Drew Barzman, Loretta Sonnier, & Michael Sorter); and
  • Civil Commitment, to appear in Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers (Ronald Roesch & Patricia A. Zapf, eds.).

He published two articles:

Brief Rating Of Aggression By Children And Adolescents (BRACHA): Development Of A Tool To Assess Risk Of Inpatients’ Aggressive Behavior, 39 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry Law 170 (2011) (with D. Barzman, L. Brackenbury, L. Sonnier, B. Schnell, A. Cassedy, S. Salisbury, & M. Sorter); and

Doug made several presentations:

The Mental Health Professional as Expert Witness. Forensic Psychology class (PSYC 712), Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 19, 2011;

  • Understanding and Assessing ‘Legal Insanity’. Forensic Psychology class (PSYC 712), Xavier University, May 26, 2011;
  • Civil Commitment: When Courts Allow Forced Psychiatric Hospitalization. Forensic Psychology class (PSYC 712), Xavier University, June 2, 2011;
  • Risk Assessment. Forensic Psychology class (PSYC 712), Xavier University, June 9, 2011;
  • Mitigation and Nature versus Nurture. Lincoln College of Technology, Florence, Kentucky, June 15, 2011;
  • Right to Refuse Treatment and Guardianship. Forensic Psychology class (PSYC 712), Xavier University, June 16, 2011; and
  • Psychological Damages in Tort Litigation. Forensic Psychology class (PSYC 712), Xavier University, June 23, 2011.

Several of Doug’s articles were cited:

AAPL Practice Guideline for the Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial, 35 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. S3 (2007), in Christopher J. Ferguson, A Further Plea for Caution Against Medical Professionals Overstating Video Game Violence Effects, 86 Mayo Clin. Proc. 820 ( 2011 );

  • Another Look at Interpreting Risk Categories, 18 Sexual Abuse - J. Res. & Treatment 41 (2006), in Tamara Rice Lave, Controlling Sexually Violent Predators: Continued Incarceration At What Cost? 14 New Crim. L. Rev. 213 (2011);
  • Another Look at Interpreting Risk Categories, 18 Sexual Abuse - J. Res. & Treatment 41 (2006), in Brian R. Abbott, Throwing the Baby Out With the Bath Water: Is It Time for Clinical Judgment to Supplement Actuarial Risk Assessment?, 39 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 222 (2011);
  • Assessing Predictions of Violence - Being Accurate about Accuracy, 62 J. Consulting & Clin. Psychol. 783 (1994), in Joakim Sturup, Marianne Kristiansson, & Per Lindqvist, Violent Behaviour By General Psychiatric Patients In Sweden - Validation Of Classification Of Violence Risk (COVR) Software, 188 Psychiatry Res. 161 (2011);
  • 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);
  • ROC Curves, Test Accuracy, and the Description of Diagnostic-tests, 3 J. Neuropsychiatry & Clin. Neurosciences 330 (1991) (with E. Somoza), in R. Nicholas Carleton, et al., Addressing Revisions To The Brief Fear Of Negative Evaluation Scale: Measuring Fear Of Negative Evaluation Across Anxiety And Mood Disorders, 25 J. of Anxiety Disorders 822 (2011);
  • Three-way ROCs, 19 Med. Decis. Making 78 (1999), in Zheyu Wang, Xiao-Hua Zhou, & Miqu Wang, Evaluation Of Diagnostic Accuracy In Detecting Ordered Symptom Statuses Without A Gold Standard, 12 Biostat. 567 (2011);
  • United States v. Lyons: Toward a New Conception of Legal Insanity, 16 Bull. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 49 (1988), in Stephen J. Morse, Mental Disorder And Criminal Law, 101 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 885 (2011); and
  • Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation: A Case Study in Countertherapeutic Jurisprudence, 24 Bull. Am. Acad. Psychiatry L. 27 (1996), in Paul P. Christopher, et al., Evaluating Psychiatric Disability: Differences by Forensic Expertise, 39 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 183 (2011).

Profile of Professor Mossman

Ronna Schneider

Professor of Law

Two of Ronna’s books were cited:

Education Law Stories (Foundation Press, 2008) (with Michael A. Olivas), in Camille Walsh, Erasing Race, Dismissing Class: San Antonio Independent School District

v. Rodriguez, 21 Berkeley La Raza L.J. 133 (2011); and

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Michael’s book review, The Causes And Consequences Of The Reapportionment Revolution, 1 Election L.J. 579 (2002) (reviewing Gary W. Cox & Jonathan N. Katz. Elbridge Gerry's Salamander: The Electoral Consequences of the Reapportionment Revolution (2002)), is now in print.

Judge Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in his opinion concerning the denial of en banc consideration in Igartua v. United States, __F.3d__ (1st Cir. Aug. 4, 2011), 2011 WL 3340120, cited and discussed two of Prof. Solimine’s articles, Due Process and En Banc Decision Making, 48 Ariz. L. Rev. 325 (2005), and Ideology and En Banc Review, 67 N.C. L. Rev. 29 (1988).

Several of Michael’s other articles were cited:

Choice of Law in the American Courts in 1991, 40 Am. J. Comp. L. 951 (1992), in Symeon C. Symeonides, Choice Of Law In The American Courts In 2010: Twenty-Fourth Annual Survey, 59 Am. J. Comp. L. 303 (2011);

Profile of Professor Solimine

Sandra Sperino

Associate Professor of Law

The College of Law welcomes Sandra Sperino, who joined the law faculty in July as an Associate Professor of Law. Prior to joining the UC faculty, she served on the faculty at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Professor Sperino teaches and writes in the areas of civil procedure, torts, and employment law.

In July, Sandra presented a work-in-progress, “Statutory Proximate Cause,” as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series. Sandra 's article, Rethinking Discrimination Law, was accepted for publication in 110 Mich. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2011). It was featured on the website Jotwell in May. Sandra was invited to present a forthcoming paper at the AALS Workshop on Women Rethinking Equality, which was held in Washington D.C. in June 2011.

Profile of Professor Sperino

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

Joe has been elected a Life Member of The American Law Institute.

Joe’s book, Ending Dirty Energy Policy: Prelude to Climate Change (Cambridge University Press 2011), and his article, "Our Generation's Sputnik Moment": Regulating Energy Innovation, 31 Utah Envtl. L. Rev. 389 (2011), are now in print.

In June, Joe presented a book project, “Achieving Democracy: The Future of Government and Markets,” as part of the College’s Summer 2011 Faculty Workshop series. Joe and co-author Sid Shapiro have received several offers to publish their completed manuscript, and will soon choose a publisher.

The second edition of Energy Law (with Judge Richard D. Cudahy) was published at the end of August as part of West’s Nutshell series.

Joe’s article, The Politics of Clean Energy: Moving Beyond the Beltway, has been accepted for publication and is forthcoming in 3 San Diego J. Climate Change and Energy Law ___ (2011).

Several of Joe’s publications were cited:

Analyzing Government Regulation, 49 Admin. L. Rev. 377 (1997) (with Sidney A. Shapiro), in Michael C. Pollack, Chevron's Regrets: The Persistent Vitality Of The Nondelegation Doctrine, 86 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 316 (2011);

  • The Past and Future of Electricity Regulation, 32 Envtl. L. 435 (2002), in Justin Gundlach, What's The Cost Of A New Nuclear Power Plant? The Answer's Gonna Cost You: A Risk-Based Approach To Estimating The Cost Of New Nuclear Plants, 18 N.Y.U. Envtl. L.J. 600 (2011);

Profile of Dean Tomain

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

In June, Verna traveled to San Francisco to participate in the 2011 Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting, where she served on and chaired several panels.

Verna’s article, Reform or Retrenchment?: Single-Sex Education and the Construction of Race and Gender, 2004 Wis. L. Rev. 15, was cited in Andrew J. McCreary, Public Single-Sex K-12 Education: The Renewal Of Sex-Based Policy By Post-Race Politics, 1986-2006, 40 J.L. & Educ. 461 (2011).

Verna is shown talking with Pete Rose at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center’s Inaugural Spring Gala on Saturday, May 14 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Profile of Professor Williams

Law Library Faculty

Lisa Britt-Wernke

Lisa was awarded a grant from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Technical Services Special Interest Section to attend a workshop at AALL. She also received an Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL) grant to attend the ORALL annual meeting.