- 2011 Excellence in Education award, Ohio Magazine 2011 Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2008 National Chapter NAACP Foot Soldiers in the Sand Award 2008 University of Cincinnati A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching 2008 Nettie Cronise Luttes award, Ohio State Bar Association 2007 Cincinnati Chapter NAACP Fair and Courageous Award 2005 Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching, UC College of Law 2001 University of Cincinnati Law Alumni Association Distinguished Alumna Award 1998 University of Cincinnati Women's Studies Distinguished Alumna Award 1998 Leading Women Award for Public Service and Government 1996 Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus Outstanding Achievement Award 1994 YWCA Career Woman of Achievement Award 1993 Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Outstanding Journalism Award
Marianna Brown Bettman
Professor of Practice
BA, University of Cincinnati
JD, University of Cincinnati
- e: email@example.com
Areas of Interest
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility
- Judicial Independence
- Supreme Court of Ohio
- Advanced Torts
- Judicial Extern
- Legal Ethics
- Ohio Supreme Court Seminar
Professor Bettman graduated with honors in 1977 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was a winner of the Constitutional Law Prize and the first woman at UC Law to take first prize in Trial Advocacy. Professor Bettman was in the private practice of law until she became the first woman ever elected to the Ohio First District Court of Appeals in 1992. She served on that court from 1993-1999 and was an endorsed Democratic candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court in 1996. She has been a professor of law at UC since 1999.
Professor Bettman is a frequent speaker on tort reform, separation of powers, state constitutional law in Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the election of judges. She writes a monthly newspaper column, Legally Speaking, which appears in the American Israelite and the Cincinnati Herald. She also serves as an appeals consultant to lawyers throughout Ohio.
Articles, Essays & Book Reviews
- Highlights of the Ohio Supreme Court June 2002-June 2003, 33 Cap. U. L. Rev. 181 (2005)
- Ohio Joins the New Judicial Federalism Movement: A Little To-ing and a Little Fro-ing, 51 Cleve. St. L. Rev. 491 (2004) (symposium)
- Comity and the New Federalism through the Lens of School Vouchers, 29 N. Ky. L. Rev. 455 (2002)
- Identical Constitutional Language: What is a State Court to Do? The Ohio Case of State v. Robinette, 32 Akron L. Rev. 657 (1999)
- Introduction, Symposium on Public Mistrust of the Law, 66 U. Cin. L. Rev. 801 (1998)
- Marianna presented the Most Important Cases of the Last Term of the Ohio Supreme Court.