University of Cincinnati College of Law
Editors: Paul Caron
& Joe Hodnicki
May 2001

In this issue

Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna was presented with the 2001 Distinguished Alumnus Award by the College of Law Alumni Association at the annual spring luncheon. She gave guest commentaries on WVXU on the following topics:

* The constitutionality of the state motto (American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio v. Capital Square Review and Advisory Board)

* The constitutionality of maternal drug testing in a public hospital (Ferguson v. City of Charleston)

* The constitutionality of the city of Indianapolis's drug interdiction checkpoint program (City of Indianapolis v. Edmond)

* The Ohio Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the City of Dayton's drivers license checkpoint program (State v. Orr)

* The expansive Ohio Supreme Court interpretation of business auto coverage in Ohio

* A 4th amendment challenge to a full blown custodial arrest for the minor misdemeanor offense of failing to wear a seatbelt (Atwater v. City of Lago Vista)

* A 6th amendment challenge to a murder conviction where the suspect was questioned without the consent of his lawyer previously appointed for a separate but related offense (Texas v. Cobb)

Paul Caron
Paul filled out his roster of ten co-authors to write Tax Stories: An In-Depth Look at the Ten Leading Federal Income Tax Cases, by adding Karen B. Brown (George Washington), Russell Osgood (Cornell), and George Kuo-Ming Yin (Virginia) to the project. They are seeking a publisher and plan to complete the book by August 2002. He lead a faculty discussion based on the book, Teaching Law Through Stories, at the College of Law's weekly Summer Scholarship Series.

Paul was invited to speak on a panel with Thomas Merrill (Northwestern), John Coverdale (Seton Hall), and William Drew (U.S. Department of Justice) on Judicial Deference to Sub-Regulatory Guidance Issued by the Internal Revenue Service at the Federalist Society's annual tax conference, Federal Tax Policy at the Dawn of the 21st Century, in Washington, D.C.

Paul published several issues of his three Tax Law Abstracts e-journals (www.ssrn.com): four issues of Tax Law & Policy (vol. 2, nos. 17-20) (co-edited with Joe Bankman); one issue of International & Comparative Tax (vol. 1, no. 3) (co-edited with Eric Zolt); and two issues of Practitioner Series (vol. 1, nos. 3-4) (co-edited with Joe Bankman).

Jack Chin

Jack was named Rufus King Professor of Law, effective July 1. He completed his stint as a Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law. Jack presented several papers, including Virtual Immigrants: The Evolution of the H-1B Visa Program at the NYU 54th Annual Symposium on Labor; Regulating Race: Asian Exclusion and the Administrative State at NYU and the University of Connecticut law schools; and Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Guilty Plea Context at NYU. He was named one of two Reporters on the Task Force to Revise the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Collateral Consequences of Conviction (3d ed.) and completed a preliminary draft of the new standards. Jack attended a meeting of the AALS Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers in Washington, D.C. He participated in a symposium on the Internment at the University of Wyoming College of Law in Laramie; his remarks will be published in the inaugural volume of the Wyoming Law Review. Jack's article, Segregation's Last Stronghold: Race Discrimination and the Constitutional Law of Immigrants, 46 UCLA L. Rev. 1 (1998), was cited in Michael Wishnie, Laboratories of Bigotry? Devolution of the Immigration Power, Equal Protection, and Federalism, 76 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 493 (2001).


Tom Eisele
Tom received the Goldman Award for Teaching Excellence at the College of Law. He completed his stint as a Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University College of Law.

Rafael Gely

Rafael's tenure was approved by the UC Board of Trustees effective September 1.

Betsy Malloy

Betsy's tenure was approved by the UC Board of Trustees effective September 1. She attended the Second Annual Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence sponsored by the Glenn M. Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry at the College of Law. Betsy also served as Faculty Chair for Kris Weller's Master's Thesis in the Women's Studies Program.

Brad Mank

Brad was named the James B. Helmer, Jr. Professor of Law, effective July 1. He received the Goldman Award for teaching Excellence at the College of Law. Brad also completed a co- authored article on Implementation of President Clinton's Executive Order 12,898 on Environmental Justice (with Dennis Binder et al.). He was quoted as a "Title VI expert" in a story in the New Orleans Times Picayune on the recent Sec. 1983/Title VI suit in South Camden, New Jersey.


Donna Nagy
Donna was named Charles Hartsock Professor of Law, effective July 1. She completed her stint as a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law.


Jim O'Reilly
Jim joined the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society. His op-ed essay on Collective Bargaining Agreements for Police Unions has been accepted for a June issue of Ohio Lawyers Weekly. He agreed to be a presenter at the third annual administrative law teachers' dialogue to be held this fall at the University of Louisville Law School.

Wendy Parker

Wendy's tenure was approved by the UC Board of Trustees effective September 1.

Michael Solimine

Michael was reappointed Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law, effective July 1. His article, Deciding to Decide: Class Action Certification and Interlocutory Review by the United States Courts of Appeals under Rule 23(f), 41 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1531 (2000), was extensively cited in Recent Case, 114 Harv. L. Rev. 1793 (2001).

Glen Weissenberger

Glen was reappointed Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law, effective July 1.

Ingrid Wuerth

Ingrid received the Goldman Award for Teaching Excellence at the College of Law.


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