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Faculty News May 2010 Issue

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

Marjorie received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She presented Clientology: Science for Mediators and Lawyers as Artists in Communication with Dwight Golann and Patricia Foster at the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Conference in San Francisco.

Profile of Professor Aaron

Timothy K. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Law

Tim's article, Fair Circumvention, 74 Brook. L. Rev. 1 (2008), was cited in Kevin L. Smith, Copyright Renewal for Libraries: Seven Steps Toward a User-Friendly Law, 10 Portal: Libraries and the Academy 5 (2010); and Rafal Kasprowski, Perspectives on DRM: Between Digital Rights Management and Digital Restrictions Management, 36 Bull. of the Am. Soc. for Info. Sci. & Tech., 49 (2010).

Profile of Professor Armstrong

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Assistant Professor of Law

Lynn’s article, Lying and Getting Caught: An Empirical Study of the Effect of Securities Class Action Settlements on Targeted Firms (with James D. Cox (Duke) & Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt)), was accepted for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. The article was featured in Financially Wronged? New Study Says Investors Should Go After Leadership Instead of Corporation Itself, UC News, Apr. 16, 2010.

Lynn attended the Vanderbilt Law & Business Conference on Rethinking Securities Regulation. Her article, There are Plaintiffs and... There are Plaintiffs: An Empirical Analysis of Securities Class Action Settlements, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 350 (2008) (with James D. Cox & Randall S. Thomas), was cited in Jonathan C. Lipson, Understanding Failure: Examiners and the Bankruptcy Reorganization of Large Public Companies, 84 Am. Bankr. L.J. 1 (2010); and David F. Herr, Annotated Manual for Complex Litigation (Thomson-West, 2010 Supp.).

Profile of Professor Bai

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

Marianna hosted the annual Judge in Residence program with Hon. Rosemary Barkett. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Profile of Professor Bettman

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

Barbara was quoted in Bloomberg, Investor Suit Deadlines Eased by Court in Merck Case. Her articles, The Strange Case of Fraud on the Market: A Label in Search of a Theory, 52 Alb. L. Rev. 923 (1988); and The Second Circuit's Approach to the "In Connection With" Requirement of Rule 10b-5, 53 Brook. L. Rev. 539 (1987), were cited in Keith Rowley, Cause of Action for Securities Fraud under Section 10(b) of the 1934 Securities Exchange Act and/or Rule 10b-5, Causes of Action (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 2d ed., 2010 Supp.).

Profile of Professor Black

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris’s article, The Pursuit of Perfection: Congressional Power to Enforce the Reconstruction Amendments, was accepted for publication in the Houston Law Review.

Profile of Professor Bryant

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

Paul delivered the 35th Annual TePoel Lecture and Keynote Address at Creighton on The Costs of Estate Tax Dithering as part of the Creighton Law Review symposium on Estate Planning: Moral, Ethical and Religious Perspectives. He completed a new article, Pursuing a Tax LLM Degree: Where? (with Jennifer M. Kowal (Loyola-L.A.), Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) & Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.)).

Paul celebrated the six-year anniversary of his TaxProf Blog on (appropriately) April 15. His blog has received 7 million visitors since its inception, making it the most popular law-focused blog edited by a single law professor.

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

Paul’s book, Tax Stories (2003), was cited in Leandra Lederman, W(h)ither Economic Substance?, 95 Iowa L. Rev. 389 (2010). He was featured in Above the Law’s April 15 post, Happy Tax Day!

Several of Paul’s TaxProf Blog posts were featured on other popular blogs:

Profile of Professor Caron

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

Margaret published Denying Choice of Forum: An Interference by the Massachusetts Trial Court with Domestic Violence Victims’ Rights and Safety, 43 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 293 (2010) (with Marilu Gresens (UC Law ‘10). Her article, Lawyer Malpractice and Domestic Violence: Are We Revictimizing Our Clients?, 39 Fam. L.Q. 7 (2005), was cited in Linda D. Elrod & James P. Buchele, Kansas Family Law (Thomson West, 4th ed., 2010 Supp.); and Leigh Goodmark, Autonomy Feminism: An Anti-essentialist Critique of Mandatory Interventions in Domestic Violence Cases, 37 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 1 (2009).

Margaret was accepted into the Georgetown Institute on Clinical Teaching, a four day program to be held in June for experienced clinical teachers. She presented at the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on a panel discussing domestic violence services in Cincinnati.

Margaret participated in a steering committee convened by the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence to develop a curriculum teaching best practices for programs assisting pro se domestic violence survivors. She participated in the Peer Grant Review Process for the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

Margaret trained Indiana Judicial Officers on the Dynamics of Domestic Violence. She was a guest lecturer in Margo Lambert’s History of Women in America Since 1900 course at Northern Kentucky University. She co-chaired a meeting of the Hamilton County Fatality Review Team.

Profile of Professor Drew

Thomas D. Eisele
Professor of Law

Tom’s article, Wittgenstein Tests Mr. Justice Holmes (On Holmes’ Proposal to Separate Legal Concepts from Moral Concepts), has been accepted for publication in the Washington University Jurisprudence Review.

Profile of Professor Eisele

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

Mark gave public presentations on Wrongful Convictions and the Innocence Movement at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He gave a talk to the faculty and foundation members at the University of Arizona Law School on Fundraising, Politics, and Establishing a Successful Law School Center.

The Innocence Reform Act that Mark and the OIP have been working on for three years was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives by a vote of 85-7. Mark served as counsel in Roger Dean Gillispie v. Deb Timmerman-Cooper, No. 3:09-cv-471, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39519 (S.D. Ohio, Apr. 20, 2010).

Mark’s articles, Reformulating the Miranda Warnings in Light of Contemporary Law and Understandings, 90 Minn. L. Rev. 781 (2006); and When Terry Met Miranda: Two Constitutional Doctrines Collide, 63 Fordham L. Rev. 715 (1994), were cited in Charles Alan Wright, et. al., Federal Practice and Procedure (West, 2010 Supp.).

Mark was quoted in:

Mark appeared on Cincinnati’s Channel 9 (WCPO) on two occasions as an expert on the case of Anthony Kirkland, who was recently convicted of being a serial killer in Cincinnati. The Ohio Innocence Project produced a new newsletter with updates on their activities.

Profile of Professor Godsey

Emily Houh
Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of Law and Contracts

Emily’s article, Critical Race Realism: Re-Claiming the Antidiscrimination Principle Through the Doctrine of Good Faith in Contract Law, 66 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 455 (2005), was cited in Holning Lau, Identity Scripts & Democratic Deliberation, 94 Minn. L. Rev. 897 (2010).

Profile of Professor Houh

Ann Hubbard
Professor of Law

Ann’s article, A Military-Civilian Coalition for Disability Rights, 75 Miss. L.J. 975 (2006), was cited in Michael Waterstone, Returning Veterans and Disability Law, 85 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1081 (2010).

Profile of Professor Hubbard

Kristin Kalsem
Professor of Law

Kristin received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Profile of Professor Kalsem

Christo Lassiter
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Christo’s article, Eliminating Consent from the Lexicon of Traffic Stop Interrogations, 27 Cap. U. L. Rev. 79 (1998), was cited in Fabio Arcila, Jr., The Death of Suspicion, 51 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1275 (2010).

Profile of Professor Lassiter

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

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

Bert participated in a panel on A Universal Standard for Women's Rights at the Baker Peace Conference to Explore Women's Rights at Ohio University. He was quoted in Lightning-rod Islam Critic to Keynote Peace Conference, Athens News, Apr. 7, 2010.

Bert’s article, Litigating State Constitutional Rights to Happiness and Safety: A Strategy for Ensuring the Provision of Basic Needs to the Poor, 2 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 1 (1993) (with R. Collins Owens, III & Grace A. Severyn), was cited in Johanna Kalb, Dynamic Federalism in Human Rights Treaty Implementation, 84 Tul. L. Rev. 1025 (2010).

Profile of Professor Lockwood :: Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

S. Elizabeth Malloy
Andrew Katsanis Professor of Law

Betsy’s article, The Interaction of the ADA, the FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation: Why Can’t We Be Friends?, 41 Brandeis L.J. 821 (2003), was cited in Carmona v. Southwest Airlines Co., No. 08-51175, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 8408 (5th Cir. Apr. 22, 2010).

Profile of Professor Malloy

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

Brad spoke at Northwestern on a panel on The Climate Change Lawsuits as part of the Judicial Symposium on Expansion of Liability Under Public Nuisance. He participated in a debate on Environmental Protection: Government Regulation vs. Free-Market Solutions, sponsored by the Ohio Northern University chapter of the Federalist Society and the Environmental Law Society.

Several of Brad’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Mank

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

Stephanie presented Tax Filing in the U.K.: A Guide for the U.S. When Eliminating the Marriage Penalty at Indiana-Bloomington as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series and at St. Louis as part of a conference on Critical Issues in International & Comparative Taxation.

Profile of Professor McMahon

Darrell Miller
Assistant Professor of Law

Darrell received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He presented Retail Rebellion and the Second Amendment, 85 Ind. L.J. ___ (2010), at Dayton.


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

Doug’s article, Liability Worries in 15-Minute ‘Med Checks’, will be published in 5 Current Psychiatry ___ (2010). He attended the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Introductory Course, Institute for Interpersonal Psychotherapy, University of Iowa.

Several of Douglas’s articles were cited:

  • "A Fool for a Client": Print Portrayals of 49 Pro se Criminal Defendants, 29 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry L. 408 (2001) (with Neal W. Dunseith, Jr.), in Judith G. McMullen & Debra Oswald, Why Do We Need a Lawyer?: An Empirical Study of Divorce Cases, 12 J. L. Fam. Stud. 57 (2010).
  • Daubert, Cognitive Malingering, and Test Accuracy, 27 L. & Hum. Behavior 229 (2003), in Karl B. Tegland, Evidence Law and Practice (Thomson/West, 5th ed., 2010 Supp.)
  • Three-way ROCs, 19 Med. Decis. Making 78 (1999), in Seng Khoon Teh, et al. Near-infrared Raman Spectroscopy for Optical Diagnosis in the Stomach: Identification of Helicobacter-Pylori Infection and Intestinal Metaplasia, 126 Int’l J. of Cancer 1920 (Apr 15, 2010).

Profile of Professor Mossman

Ronna Greff Schneider
Professor of Law

Ronna’s book, Education Law: First Amendment, Due Process, and Discrimination Litigation (West Group, 2004), was cited in William E. Hartsfield, Investigating Employee Conduct (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 2010 Supp.).

Profile of Professor Schneider

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Several of Michael’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Solimine

Adam Steinman
Professor of Law

Several of Adam’s articles were cited:

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

Joe’s article, Land Use Mediation for Planners, 7 Mediation Q. 163 (1989), was cited in Edward H. Ziegler, Jr., Arden H. Rathkopf, & Daren A. Rathkopf, Rathkopf's The Law of Zoning and Planning (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 4th ed., 2010 Supp.).

Dean Tomain served as Reporter for the ABA Standards Review Committee at it quarterly meeting.

His remarks entitled Venture Regulation were published in the proceedings of the Wake Forest University Energizing the Future Conference held in February 2010.

Dean Tomain also published a chapter entitled Dirty Energy Policy in David M. Driesen (ed.), Economic Thought and U. S. Climate Change Policy  (2010) published by MIT Press.

Profile of Dean Tomain

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

Verna, Emily Houh, and Kristin Kalsem spoke at UCLA on a panel on Intersectionality in Action at the 4th Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium on Intersectionality.

Profile of Professor Williams


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