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William Howard Taft: A Life of Public Service


William Howard Taft National Historic Site will sponsor a Taft Symposium on Saturday, October 31 from 1-3 p.m.  The public is invited to attend this special free event.  As the only person to serve as President and Chief Justice of the United States, William Howard Taft’s career was unique. Two guest speakers will highlight the many accomplishments Taft’s public service life and his career in American history. 

Beginning at 1 p.m., Dr. A. Christopher Bryant, Rufus King Professor of Constitutional Law at University of Cincinnati College, will lecture on William Howard Taft and His Thoughts on Presidential Power and Jurisprudence.  Mr. Bryant has been a prolific scholar and is an exceptionally skilled and award-winning teacher of constitutional law.

Beginning at 2 p.m., retired Judge Mark Painter, a College of Law graduate,  will lecture on William Howard Taft’s Life as an Administrator.  Mr. Painter served as a judge on the Ohio Court of Appeals, United Nations Appeals Tribunal, and the Hamilton County Municipal Court for a combined 30 years of service.  Mr. Painter served as an adjunct professor of Law at University of Cincinnati for 20 years.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.  The Taft Education Center is located at 2048 Auburn Avenue. 

For more information and a current calendar of events at William Howard Taft National Historic Site, please visit our website.

Professor Marjorie Aaron Publishes


Professor Marjorie Aaron’s article, “Shaking Decision Trees for Risks and Rewards” (co-authored with Wayne Brazil) is now in print in the fall  issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine.  Here is  a link to the issue

Professor Aaron also has made available the first of a number of client counseling videos, which were recorded this summer. They are available for law school professors and instructors at the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and Suffolk Law School’s webpage.

 

Associate Dean of Faculty Sandra Sperino to Speak at Alabama Bar Association


Associate Dean of Faculty Sandra Sperino will speak at the Alabama Bar Association Labor and Employment Annual Conference.  Her talk will explore the Supreme Court’s recent cases that connect discrimination law with tort law and what this means for the future of federal discrimination law.

Professor Jacob Cogan Publishes


Professor Jacob Cogan published an essay, Stabilization and the Expanding Scope of the Security Council’s Work, 109 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 324 (2015).   He also had an article accepted for publication: The Two Codes on the Use of Force, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (forthcoming) (co-authored with Monica Hakimi).  Professor Cogan is an active member of the American Society of International Law and an elected member of the American Law Institute. He edits the International Law Reporter, a widely read blog on scholarship, events, and ideas in international law, international relations, and associated disciplines.

Professors Vazquez and Moore Take Center Stage at LatCrit2015


Cincinnati Law Faculty take center stage at the LatCrit 2015: Twentieth Anniversary Conference, October 1-3 in Anaheim, California.  Professor Yolanda Vázquez presented "Nothing is Ever Black & White: Mass Incarceration and the Continued Denial of Recognition of Immigration Detention's Role in It" and Professor Janet Moore presented “Make Them Hear You: Participatory Defense and the Struggle for Criminal Justice Reform.   LatCrit marked its twentieth anniversary by convening critical thinkers pursuing the goal of creating a legal order where equal justice for all is reality, not aspiration.

Professor Janet Moore Serves as Guest at Symposium for Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law


Professor Janet Moore will serve as co-Guest Editor with Andrew Davies, Ph.D., for an upcoming symposium edition of the OHIO STATE JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW.  This symposium will include new empirical analyses of indigent defense by researchers who will present their work at a two-day conference during the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Washington, D.C. in November.  Professor Janet Moore also will serve as co-Guest Editor with Andrew Davies, Ph.D., for an upcoming symposium edition of the OHIO STATE JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW.  This symposium will include new empirical analyses of indigent defense by researchers who will present their work at a two-day conference during the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Washington, D.C. in November.

Professor Stephanie McMahon Publishes


Congratulations to Stephanie McMahon on two recent publications:

Dean Emeritus and Professor Lou Bilionis Appointed Fellow with the Holloran Center at University of St. Thomas School of Law


The University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Bilionis, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at the University of University of Cincinnati College of Law as a Fellow of the Holloran Center. Professor Bilionis will play a major role at the Center in terms of strategic planning, research, and outreach to deans, faculty, and staff interested in the professional formation of students.  

Prof. Neil Hamilton, Director of the Holloran Center, emphasized “We are very excited that Lou is joining the Holloran Center as our first Fellow based outside of the University of St. Thomas. In terms of helping deans, faculty, and administrators to understand the importance of both fostering the professional formation of each student and creating a professional formation curriculum and culture within a law school, Lou is world-class.”

Louis D. Bilionis is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He received his A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1979 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1982. A nationally recognized scholar in constitutional law and criminal procedure, he taught at the School of Law at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1988 until 2005, where he was the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law. He assumed the deanship of the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2005 and served two terms as dean, concluding in 2015. While the dean at UC, he developed and taught Becoming a Professional: Exploring Skills and Transition into Practice – an experimental collaboration with the University of North Carolina School of Law, the Center for Creative Leadership, and practitioners that focuses on leadership and the formation of a student’s professional identity.

Professor Goldfarb Speaks at the Midwest Association for Pre-Law Advisers


On Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, Professor Goldfarb will be speaking on a UC Law panel at the Midwest Association of Pre-law Advisers in Columbus on practical training opportunities.

Professor Lew Goldfarb Named a Second Act Award Winner


Professor Lew Goldfarb is a 2015 Second Act Award winner and will be featured in the September 18 edition of the Cincinnati Business Courier.  These awards recognize local professionals who have forged new paths after achieving success in their first careers. The 2015 Second Act Award acknowledges Professor Goldfarb’s work as the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (“ECDC”) at the College.  Since 2011, the ECDC has “graduated” 108 students, assisted 163 business owners on approximately 700 legal matters, and provided nearly $1 million of free legal services to the local economy.