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Faculty News June 2010 Issue

Marjorie Corman Aaron

Marjorie Corman Aaron
Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice

Marjorie presented six different workshops in negotiation, mediation, and impromptu speaking for the New Zealand Leadership Development Center, the Ministry of Women's Affairs, and the Department of Building and Housing. Several of her publications were cited:

  • Decision Analysis as a Method of Evaluating the Trial Alternative, in Mediating Legal Disputes 307 (Dwight Golann, ed., 1997) (with David P. Hoffer); and The Value of Decision Analysis in Mediation Practice, 11 Negot. J. 123 (1995), in Robert L. Haig, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (Thomson-West, 2d ed. 2009 Supp.); and in Douglas H. Yarn & Gregory Todd Jones, Alternative Dispute Resolution: Practice and Procedure in Georgia (Harrison, 3d ed. 2010 Supp.).
  • Using Decision Trees as Tools for Settlement, 14 Alternatives to High Cost Litig. 71 (1996) (with David P. Hoffer), in Richard Birke, Neuroscience and Settlement: An Examination of Scientific Innovations and Practical Applications, 25 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 477 (2010).

Profile of Professor Aaron

Timothy Armstrong

Timothy K. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Law

Tim attended the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association’s 2nd annual meeting, Open Source & Security Squared – Dispelling the Myths, at the NKU METS Center on May 17, 2010. His article, Chevron Deference and Agency Self-Interest, 13 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 203 (2004), was cited in Anthony Gostanian, How the FDA Can Overturn Wyeth v. Levine, 36 Am. J.L. & Med. 248 (2010); and in Scott Bomkamp, Beyond Chemicals: The Lessons that Toxic Substance Regulatory Reform can Learn from Nanotechnology, 85 Ind. L.J. Supplement 24 (2010).

Profile of Professor Armstrong

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Assistant Professor of Law

Lynn published On Regulating Conflict of Interest in the Credit Rating Industry, 13 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol'y 253 (2010). Her latest article, Lying and Getting Caught: An Empirical Study of the Effect of Securities Class Action Settlements on Targeted Firms, 158 U. Pa. L. Rev. ___ (2010) (with James D. Cox (Duke) & Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt)), was featured on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and WVXU 91.7.

Two of Lynn’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Bai

Barbara Black

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

Barbara presented her paper, Fiduciary Duty, Professionalism and Investment Advice, at the Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. She participated on a panel of experts that met with the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee to address issues and make recommendations about mandatory securities arbitration. (See the agenda and background material for the meeting and the original announcement in US SEC: SEC Investor Advisory Committee Announces Meeting Agenda, List of Participants.)

Several of Barbara’s pubications were cited:

Profile of Professor Black

A.  Christopher Bryant

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris was quoted in Schools See Graduations in Churches as Practical, Not Religious, Cincinnati Enquirer, May 16, 2010. Two of his articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Bryant

Paul  L. Caron

Paul L. Caron
Associate Dean of Faculty and Charles Hartsock Professor of Law

In response to Paul’s TaxProf Blog post, Did 16 Law Schools Commit Rankings Malpractice? (and subsequent ABA Journal coverage), U.S. News & World Report announced that it would change its rankings methodology to prevent law schools from gaming the employed at graduation statistic. For further coverage, see:

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

Several of Paul’s publications were cited:

Profile of Professor Caron

Margaret Drew

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

Margaret was appointed Chair of the Reading Subcommittee of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Supreme Court Committee, which is reviewing the nomination of Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court. Her 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, 2009 Supp.).

Profile of Professor Drew

Mark A.  Godsey

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

Ohio Innocence Project client Raymond Towler walked free on May 5, 2010 after serving 29 years of a life sentence for a rape that DNA testing showed he didn't commit. OIP has been involved with this case since 2004. It is the OIP's 7th exoneration and 10th person freed on grounds of innocence.

Two of Mark’s articles were cited:

Mark was also quoted in:

Profile of Professor Godsey

Ken  Hirsh

Kenneth J. Hirsh
Director of the Law Library and Information Technology and Clinical Professor of Law

Ken, Susan Boland, Ron Jones, and Jim Hart presented sessions at the third annual Legal Research Summer Boot Camp on May 13 and 14. This workshop is jointly held with librarians from the Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University at both law schools, to afford our students the opportunity for a thorough legal research refresher before they embark on summer jobs.

Profile of Ken Hirsh

Emily  Houh

Emily Houh
Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of Law and Contracts

Emily presented Action Research and Legal Scholarship on May 3, 2010 at Drexel as part of its Faculty Workshop Series. Her article, Towards Praxis, 39 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 905 (2006), was cited in Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Another Hair Piece: Exploring New Strands of Analysis under Title VII, 98 Geo.

Profile of Professor Houh

Christo Lassiter

Christo Lassiter
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Christo was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Lassiter

S. Elizabeth Malloy

S. Elizabeth Malloy
Andrew Katsanis Professor of Law

Two 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:

Profile of Professor Mank

Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

Stephanie was featured in the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning’s first Faculty Spotlight, A Few Things are Changing at the College of Law.

Profile of Professor McMahon

Darrell Miller
Assistant Professor of Law

Darrell published Iqbal and Empathy, 78 UMKC L. Rev. 999 (2010).


Douglas  Mossman

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

Doug published Understanding Risk Assessment Instruments, in The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry, 563-586 (Robert I. Simon & Liza H. Gold, eds. 2d ed. 2010). Several of his articles were cited:

  • AAPL Practice Guideline for the Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial, 35 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. S3 (2007) (with D. Girogi-Guarnieri), in Jeffrey L. Metzner & Peter Ash, Commentary: The Mental Status Examination in the Age of the Internet-Challenges and Opportunities, 38 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 27 (2010).
  • Another Look at Interpreting Risk Categories, 18 Sexual Abuse - J. Res. & Treatment 41 (2006), in R. Karl Hanson, et al., Predicting Recidivism amongst Sexual Offenders: A Multi-site Study of Static-2002, 34 Law & Hum. Behav. 198 (2010).
  • Assessing Predictions of Violence - Being Accurate about Accuracy, 62 J. Consulting & Clin. Psychol. 783 (1994), in Martin Rettenberger et al., Prospective Actuarial Risk Assessment: A Comparison of Five Risk Assessment Instruments in Different Sexual Offender Subtypes, 54 Int’l J. of Offender Therapy & Comp. Criminology 169 (2010); Roope Tikkanen, MAOA Alters the Effects of Heavy Drinking and Childhood Physical Abuse on Risk for Severe Impulsive Acts of Violence Among Alcoholic Violent Offenders, 34 Alcoholism-Clinical & Experimental Res. 853 (2010); Robert J. Snowden & Nicola S. Gray, Helpful and Unhelpful Risk Assessment Practices Reply, 61 Psychiatric Services 530 (2010); Chi Meng Chu & Stuart D. M. Thomas, Adolescent Sexual Offenders: The Relationship between Typology and Recidivism, 22 Sexual Abuse - A J. of Res. & Treatment 218 (2010); and Joan Langan, Challenging Assumptions about Risk Factors and the Role of Screening for Violence Risk in the Field of Mental Health, 12 Health Risk & Soc’y 85 (2010).
  • Three-way ROCs, 19 Med. Decis. Making 78 (1999), in Juan Carlos Fernandez Caballero, et al., Sensitivity Versus Accuracy in Multiclass Problems Using Memetic Pareto Evolutionary Neural Networks, 21 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks 750 (2010); and Rosa Bersabe & Teresa Rivas, A General Equation to Obtain Multiple Cut-off Scores on a Test from Multinomial Logistic Regression, 13 Spanish J. of Psychol. 494 (2010).

Profile of Professor Mossman

Michael E. Solimine

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Several of Michael’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Solimine

Adam  Steinman

Adam Steinman
Professor of Law

Adam published The Pleading Problem, in 62 Stanford Law Review 1293 (2010). Several of his articles were cited:

  • The Irrepressible Myth of Celotex: Reconsidering Summary Judgment Burdens Twenty Years after the Trilogy, 63 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 144 (2006); and The Pleading Problem, 62 Stan. L. Rev. 1293 (2010), in Kevin M. Clermont, Inventing Tests, Destabilizing Systems, 95 Iowa L. Rev. 821 (2010).
  • The Pleading Problem, 62 Stan. L. Rev. 1293 (2010), in Evan Hill, The Rule 10b-5 Suit: Loss Causation Pleading Standards in Private Securities Fraud Claims after Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Broudo, 78 Fordham L. Rev. 2659 (2010); Joseph A. Seiner, After Iqbal, 45 Wake Forest L. Rev. 179 (2010); and in Rakesh N. Kilaru, The New Rule 12(b)(6): Twombly, Iqbal, and the Paradox of Pleading, 62 Stan. L. Rev. 905 (2010).
  • Reinventing Appellate Jurisdiction, 48 B.C. L. Rev. 1237 (2007), in Nima H. Mohebbi, Back Door Arbitration: Why Allowing Nonsignatories to Unfairly Utilize Arbitration Clauses May Violate the Seventh Amendment, 12 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 555 (2010).

Joe  Tomain

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

Dean Tomain served as ABA Site Inspector for Western State University School of Law. Several of Joe’s publications were cited:

Profile of Dean Tomain

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

Verna participated as a reader in the Author Meets Readers session on Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution by Deborah Brake (Pittsburgh) at the Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Profile of Professor Williams


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