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

In this issue

Marjorie Aaron
Marjorie presented Integrating Skills and Substantive Law in the College of Law's Summer Scholarship Series.

Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna delivered commentaries on WVXU on the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the need for a search warrant for thermal imagining of the heat from suspected grow lights for marijuana emanating from inside a house (Kyllo v. US 121 S.Ct. 2038), and on the Ohio Supreme Court decisions on the validity of a pat-down search for weapons before placing a driver in a patrol car during a routine traffic stop (State v. Lozada, 92 Ohio St.3d 74) and the adoption of the attractive nuisance doctrine in tort law (Bennett v. Stanley 92 Ohio St.3d 35).

Kristin Kalsem
Kristin successfully defended her dissertation, In Contempt: Women, Law, and the Victorian Novel, and received her Ph.D.  Her article, Alice in Legal Wonderland: A Cross-Examination of Gender, Race, and Empire in Victorian Law and Literature, was published in 24 Harv. Women's L.J. 221 (2001).

Paul Caron
Paul was a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he taught Federal Estate and Gift Taxation.  His article, Encouraging and Promoting Scholarship Through the Associate Dean for Faculty Research Position, co-authored with Joe Tomain, will be published in the upcoming symposium on Leadership in Legal Education in the University of Toledo Law Review. Paul published several issues of his Tax Law Abstracts e-journals (www.ssrn.com): two issues of Tax Law & Policy (vol. 2, nos 26-27) (co-edited with Joe Bankman); two issues of International & Comparative Tax (vol. 1, nos. 5-6) (co-edited with Eric Zolt); and one issue of Practitioner Series (vol. 1, no. 6) (co-edited with Joe Bankman).

Jack Chin
Jack was quoted in The Boston Globe on the citizenship implications if an American cardinal were to be elected Pope. His symposium essay, Citizenship and Exclusion: Wyoming's Anti-Japanese Land Law in Context, was published in the Wyoming Law Review. The Alien Land Law Project of the Immigration and Nationality Law Review issued its report on the Kansas anti-Japanese land law which remains on the books, and it is expected that legislation will be introduced to repeal it. The work of the Immigration and Nationality Law Review challenging anti-Asian alien land laws still on the books in several states was featured in Bender's Immigration Bulletin (June 2001).

Brad Mank
Brad filed an amicus brief on behalf of several law professors in the Third Circuit in the environmental justice case, South Camden Citizens in Action v. New Jersey Dept. of Envtl. Protection. Brad presented Using § 1983 to Enforce Title VI Disparate Impact Claims in the College of Law's Summer Scholarship Series.

Donna Nagy
Donna presented Securities Fraud and the Role of Motive in the College of Law's Summer Scholarship Series.



Jim O'Reilly
Jim served as one of the expert consultants on the Federal Trade Commission's generic drug pricing litigation at the request of the Commission staff. He is also serving EPA on its study of remedies for Internet website disclosures that may be inaccurate or misleading. Charles C. Thomas Publishers Inc. has agreed to publish his forthcoming book on police discipline in labor relations, and the Food Processors Institute is considering publication of his text on crisis management. He will be traveling to Ireland in September to present a lecture on international food safety law and corporate officer criminal liability exposure at the request of the faculty of law, University College Cork.

Michael Solimine
Michael's work is prominently featured in Fleming James, Jr., Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., and John Leubsdorf, Civil Procedure (Foundation Press, 5th ed., 2001). He is currently preparing a book review of Michael J. Whincop & Mary Keyes, Policy and Pragmatism in the Conflict of Laws (2001), at the invitation of the editors of the American Law and Economics Review.  Michael presented Voluntary Dismissals and Awarding Attorneys' Fees in the College of Law's Summer Scholarship Series.

A.J. Stephani
A.J.'s amicus brief, submitted on behalf of the Glenn Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry, was cited extensively by the Ohio Supreme Court in State v. Muncie (2001), 91 Ohio St. 3d 440. The Court, which ruled on the necessity of a judicial hearing before antipsychotic medication may be administered to a criminal defendant who has been found incompetent to stand trial, held unanimously in favor of the position advocated by the Weaver Institute.

Michael Van Alstine
Michael completed his article, The Costs of Legal Change, which he will be sending out to law reviews in the fall cycle. His article, Dynamic Treaty Interpretation, 146 U. Pa. L. Rev. 687 (1998), was extensively discussed in John Yoo, Politics as Law?: The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the Separation of Powers, and Treaty Interpretation, 89 Calif. L. Rev. 851 (2001).  Professor Yoo notes that Michael is the only author who “has attempted to explore in any detail the relationship between treaties and the recent debates over statutory interpretation.”  Id. at 915 n.85. 

Michael will be a panelist at an upcoming symposium at Chicago-Kent on Constructing International Intellectual Property Law: The Role of National Courts.  He will be visiting at the University of Maryland School of Law during the 2001-2002 academic year.

Glen Weissenberger
Glen published the fourth edition of Weissenberger's Federal Evidence, both in a practitioner and a student edition. He also published the second edition of the California Evidence Courtroom Manual (with Eileen Scallon of Hastings); Kentucky Evidence 2002 Courtroom Manual (with Richard Underood of Kentucky); and North Carolina Evidence 2002 Courtroom Manual (with Walker Blakey of North Carolina).

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