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Faculty News: May 2009

Faculty News May 2009 Issue

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

Marjorie participated in a panel discussion on When the Music Stops: How to Overcome "Insulting" First Offers, Bad Faith Refusals to Negotiate and Other Impasses in Bargaining at the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Conference. The panel discussed clips in a newly issued mediation DVD in which Marjorie was one of two featured mediators. Marjorie also presented teaching advice for her three phase simulation exercise, Bagger-Delishco, in the “Shoptalk” session of the Legal Educators’ Coloquium at the ABA Conference.

Profile of Professor Aaron

Timothy Armstrong

Timothy K. Armstrong
Assistant Professor of Law

Tim’s topic proposal, Crowdsourcing and Open Access: Collaborative Techniques for Disseminating Legal Materials and Scholarship, was accepted by the AALS Law and Computers Section for presentation at the AALS Annual Meeting in January 2010 in New Orleans.

Profile of Professor Armstrong

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Assistant Professor of Law

Lin’s 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 (Duke) & Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt)), was selected as one of the Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2008 by the Corporate Practice Commentator.

Profile of Professor Bai

Marianna Bettman

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

Marianna moderated the Judges Panel on Leadership (Judges Allen, Cunningham, Hopkins and West) at the CALL Program-Ethics, Justice and Values. She made a CLE Presentation, Ohio Supreme Court Update, to the Spring Convention of Ohio Magistrates in Cincinnati.

Marianna arranged the Judge-in-Residence Program for this year’s visiting jurist, Hon. Thomas B. Griffiths of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Marianna was appointed by Governor Strickland to chair one of the two Ohio Judicial Appointments Recommendation Panels, which evaluate the qualifications of all applicants for judicial vacancies and make non-binding recommendations to the governor.

Marianna published a column in the American Israelite and the Cincinnati Herald on The Right to Confront Witnesses.

Profile of Professor Bettman

Lou Bilionis

Louis D. Bilionis
Dean and Nippert Professor of Law

Lou was quoted in Blake D. Morant, Reflections of a Novice: Four Tenets for a New Dean, 40 U. Tol. L. Rev. 385 (2009).

Profile of Dean Bilionis

Barbara Black

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

Barbara’s article, Eliminating Securities Fraud Class Actions under the Radar, was accepted for publication in the Columbia Business Law Review. She presented the article at the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT) Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Barbara participated in a panel discussion on Loss Causation Issues After Dura at the 15th Institute of Law and Economic Policy (ILEP) conference on Recoveries for Victims of Securities Fraud in Scottsdale. ILEP is a public policy research and educational foundation established to preserve, study and enhance access to the civil justice system by all consumers. Barbara’s commentary will be published in the University of Iowa College of Law’s Journal of Corporate Law.

Barbara’s Corporate Law Center held its annual symposium at the College on New Models of Regulating the Financial Markets: The SEC at 75.

Barbara’s articles, Should the SEC be a Collection Agency for Defrauded Investors?, 63 Bus. L. 317 (2008), and The Explained Award of Damocles: Protection or Peril in Securities Arbitration, 34 Sec. Reg. L.J. 17 (2006) (with Jill Gross), were cited in Verity Winship, Public Agencies and Investor Compensation: Examples from the SEC and CFTC, 61 Admin. L. Rev. 137 (2009).

Profile of Professor Black

A. Christopher Bryant

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris’s essay, The Empirical Judiciary (reviewing David L. Faigman, Constitutional Fictions: A Unified Theory of Constitutional Facts (Oxford University Press 2008)) was accepted for publication in peer-reviewed Constitutional Commentary.

Chris participated on a panel at the College on California’s Proposition 8 that was cosponsored by Out and Allies and the Women's Center.

Chris’s article, Remanding to Congress: The Supreme Court's New "On the Record" Constitutional Review of Federal Statutes, 86 Cornell L. Rev. 328 (2001) (with Timothy J. Simeone), was cited in John O. McGinnis & Charles W. Mulaney, Judging Facts Like Law, 25 Const. Comment. 69 (2009).

Profile of Professor Bryant

Paul L. Caron

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

Paul published Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation (Foundation Press 6th ed. 2009) (with Paul McDaniel (Florida) & James Repetti (Boston College)).

The Law Stories Series of Foundation Press, for which Paul serves as Series Editor, published Corporate Law Stories, by J. Mark Ramseyer (Harvard).

Paul celebrated the Five-Year Anniversary of his TaxProf Blog — the most-visited law-focused blog edited by a single law professor (with over 6.8 million visitors and 9.2 million page views).

Paul hosted two luncheon discussion meetings for faculty, students, and staff on the DVD Series Nooma, sponsored by the Christian Legal Society.

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

Paul was featured in a College of Law e-News article, Tax Law Professor and Associate Dean Paul Caron Finds His Niche.

Paul’s TaxProf Blog posting, Kysar: Transition Rules and Statutory Interpretation in G-I Holdings, was cited in the government’s brief in opposition in In re G-I Holdings, 369 B.R. 832 (D.N.J. 2007). He was quoted in a Gannett News article, Budget 101: Easy to Spend, Tough to Tax.

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Katz Cogan

Jenny E. Carroll
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Jenny’s article, Rethinking the Constitutional Criminal Procedure of Juvenile Transfer Hearings: Apprendi, Adult Punishment and Adult Process, 60 Hastings L.J. ____(2009), was featured on Larry Solum’s Legal Theory Blog, Doug Berman’s Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, and the Wall Street Journal’s Stories From Around the Web.

Profile of Professor Carroll

Jacob Katz Cogan

Jacob Katz Cogan
Assistant Professor of Law

Jacob co-organized and attended a Yale Law School conference on Realistic Idealism in International Law: A Conference in Honor of W. Michael Reisman. His article, Competition and Control in International Adjudication, 48 Va. J. Int’l L. 411 (2008), was cited in Laurence R. Helfer, Karen J. Alter, & M. Florencia Guerzovich, Islands of Effective International Adjudication: Constructing an Intellectual Property Rule of Law in the Andean Community, 103 Am. J. Int'l L. 1 (2009).

Profile of Professor Cogan

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

Margaret received the 2009 Goldman Award for Excellence in Law Teaching. She participated in a day-long meeting sponsored by the National Network to End Domestic Violence in New York City that brought together battered women and their advocates to discuss barriers to abused women obtaining custody of their children. Margaret also attended a meeting of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence in Savannah, Georgia.

Profile of Professor Drew

Tom Eisele

Thomas D. Eisele
Professor of Law

Tom received the 2009 Goldman Award for Excellence in Law Teaching.

Profile of Professor Eisele

Mark A. Godsey

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

Mark visited several law schools in China, where he gave a talk on Wrongful Conviction of the Innocent in the United States. In Beijing, Mark spoke at Renmin University Law School and Beijing Normal University Law School. Mark also went to dinner and met informally with faculty and students from both schools.

Mark then visited UC's sister law school at Shandong University in Jinan, China. There, Mark was a visiting scholar, and made presentations and gave seminars on a variety of topics. Mark also met extensively with criminal law faculty, who discussed with Mark some of China's high profile innocence cases and exonerations in recent years. Mark also visited the coastal city of Qindao, China, where he met with criminal law faculty from Qindao law school. In Qindao, Mark was hosted by the Deheng Law Firm, a prominent Chinese law firm that specializes in criminal defense. Mark spoke to the criminal law department of the firm, and went to dinner with the Chairman and several key partners in the criminal justice department where they discussed the possibility of stating an innocence project in China.

The tour was very helpful to Mark's understanding of how China's criminal justice system handles post-conviction claims of innocence. Mark made numerous contacts that will hopefully pave the way for comparative scholarship, and possibly joint research with Chinese scholars, in the future.

Mark published Professor Mark Godsey on the Sixth Circuit’s Garner v. Mitchell, 2009 Emerging Issues 3527 (Apr. 16, 2009). He was quoted in Garner v. Mitchell, 557 F.3d 257 (2009). 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 2009 Supp.).

Mark was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Godsey

Emily Houh

Emily Houh
Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of Law and Contracts

Emily presented Contracting Identities: Toward an Antisubordination Theory of Contract Law at the Critical Race Theory Workshop at UCLA. Her article, Cracking the Egg: Which Came First–Stigma or Affirmative Action?, 96 Cal. L. Rev. 1299 (with Angela Onwuachi-Willig & Mary Campbell), was cited in Carla D. Pratt, Way to Represent: The Role of Black Lawyers in Contemporary American Democracy, 77 Fordham L. Rev. 1409 (2009).

Profile of Professor Houh

Kristin Kalsem

Kristin Kalsem
Professor of Law

Kristin’s article, Alice in Legal Wonderland: A Cross-Examination of Gender, Race, and Empire in Victorian Law and Literature, 24 Harv. Women's L. J. 221 (2001), was cited in Ruthann Robson, A Servant of One's Own: The Continuing Class Struggle in Feminist Legal Theories and Practices, 23 Berkeley J. Gender L. & Just. 392 (2008) (reviewing Alison Light, Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury (2008)).

Profile of Professor Kalsem

Christo Lassiter

Christo Lassiter
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Christo was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Lassiter

Bert B. Lockwood

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

Bert’s book, Women's Rights: A Human Rights Quarterly Reader (Johns Hopkins University Press 2006), was cited in Lara Stemple, Male Rape and Human Rights, 60 Hastings L.J. 605 (2009).

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

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’s article, A Life of its Own: The Rhetorical Power of the Income Tax in the United States through World War I, was accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Pittsburgh Tax Review.

Profile of Professor McMahon

Darrell Miller
Assistant Professor of Law

Darrell received the 2009 Goldman Award for Excellence in Law Teaching. His article, Guns as Smut: A First Amendment Framework for the Second Amendment, was accepted for publication in the Columbia Law Review. Darrell’s book chapter, A Thirteenth Amendment Agenda for the Twenty-First Century: Of Promises, Power and Precautions, was accepted for publication in Promises of Liberty: Thirteenth Amendment Abolitionism and its Contemporary Vitality (Alexander Tsesis ed.) (Columbia University Press 2009).

Darrell presented, White Cartels, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and the History of Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co., 77 Fordham L. Rev. 999 (2008), at the University of Chicago’s conference, Slavery, Abolition, and Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Thirteenth Amendment.


Douglas Mossman

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

Douglas completed a manuscript, What Can We Learn from Recent Antipsychotic Drug Litigation? (with 3L Weaver fellow Jill L. Steinberg). Two of his articles were accepted for publication:

Three of Douglas’s articles were cited:

Douglas was quoted in Braden v. Bagley, No. 2:04-CV-842, 2009 WL 922363 (S.D.Ohio).

Profile of Professor Mossman

Ronna Schneider

Ronna Greff Schneider
Professor of Law

Two of Ronna’s books were cited:

Profile of Professor Schneider

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
Associate Professor of Law

Several of Adam’s publications were cited:

Profile of Professor Steinman

Joe Tomain

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

Two of Joe’s publications were cited:

  • Energy Law in a Nutshell (West 1981), in John A. Sautter, The Clean Development Mechanism in China: Assessing the Tension between Development and Curbing Anthropogenic Climate Change, 27 Va. Envtl. L.J. 91 (2009).
  • Four Failures of the Political Economy, 6 Tul. Envtl. L.J. 1 (1992), in Fred C. Zacharias, True Confessions about the Role of Lawyers in a Democracy, 77 Fordham L. Rev. 1591 (2009).

Profile of Dean Tomain

Verna Williams

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

Verna was named to a bipartisan committee that will recommend the U.S. attorney and federal marshal for Northern Ohio.

Profile of Professor Williams

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