Marjorie served as Program Chair of the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution
Conference in Seattle Washington in early April. At the Seattle Conference,
she taught a conference session entitled "Ethics Behind Closed Doors"
- on ethical and moral dilemmas that arise in a mediation's private caucus.
Back at UC, Marjorie designed and taught (with James Lawrence on April
11-12, 18-19) a CLE program for practicing lawyers, entitled: Making Mediators:
A Practice Workshop. Students enrolled in the College of Law's Mediation
Advocacy Course served as lawyers and clients for the workshop's lawyer-mediators.
Marianna and Ronna Greff Schneider gave presentations at the Ohio Judicial
College as part of the mandatory Continuing Judicial Education requirement
for judges. Marianna spoke on State Constitutional Law: Emerging from
the Federal Shadow. Ronna’s topic was The Courts and Religion: Clarity
or Confusion? They have been asked to repeat their presentations at the
summer session of the state court of appeals judges' association.
Marianna arranged for and joined local lawyers in preparing practitioner
Scott Knox for oral argument before the Ohio Supreme Court regarding a
name change sought by a lesbian couple in a long-term relationship. The
two women want to combine several letters of each of their last names
so that they and their children can all share a common surname. The request
was denied by the lower courts. The case, In the Matter of Jennifer Lane
Bicknell, et al. received widespread publicity.
This month, Marianna's column, Legally Speaking, was about the case of
U.S. v. Drayton, involving the issue of the voluntariness of consent given
to a search by two bus passengers faced with a show of police authority
on the bus.
Marianna was appointed to the Board of the Cincinnati Chamber Music Society.
Paul began his stint as a Visiting Professor of Law teaching Estate and
Gift Tax in the New York University School of Law/Internal Revenue Service
Continuing Professional Education Program in Washington, D.C. In his capacity
as Series Editor for Foundation Press’s new Law Stories series patterned
after his forthcoming Tax Stories book, Paul is working with Editors
developing six books for the first year curriculum: Civil Procedure
Stories (Kevin Clermont (Cornell)), Constitutional Law Stories
(Michael Dorf (Columbia)), Contracts Stories (Douglas Baird (Chicago)),
Criminal Law Stories (Robert Weisberg (Stanford)), Property
Stories (Gerald Korngold & Andrew Morriss (Case Western), and Torts
Stories (Robert Rabin (Stanford) & Stephen Sugarman (UC-Berkeley).
Paul was one of the few tax professors quoted in Quotations About Taxes,
95 Tax Notes 395 (2002): “The tax bar is commonly referred to as a ‘special
priesthood,’ and it is only slightly more tolerant than the Catholic Church
in ordaining women tax priests” (from his article, Tax Myopia, Or Mamas
Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Tax Lawyers, 13 Va. Tax Rev. 517
(1994)). Paul published several issues of his Tax Law Abstracts
e-journals (www.ssrn.com): four issues
of Tax Law & Policy (vol. 3, nos. 12-15) and Practitioner Series
(vol. 2, nos. 11-14) (both co-edited with Joseph Bankman (Stanford));
and one issue of International & Comparative Tax (vol. 2, no. 5)
(co-edited with Eric M. Zolt (Harvard)).
Jack attended a meeting of the Board of Governors of SALT in Portland,
Oregon, and meeting of the AALS Committee on the Recruitment and Retention
of Minority Law Teachers in Washington, D.C. His co-authored article Can
a Reasonable Doubt have an Unreasonable Price? Limitations on Attorney’s
Fees in Criminal Cases, 41 Boston College L. Rev. 1 (1999) (with Scott
Wells), was featured in Ellen Podgor, Reviews in Review, The Champion,
May 2002, at 52. Several months ago, Jack and others working on the Immigration
and Nationality Law Review Alien Land Law Project wrote a report recommending
that Kansas repeal a Jim Crow-era statute designed to prevent Japanese
immigrants from owning land; SB 400, which will carry out that recommendation,
has passed both houses of the Kansas legislature.
Rafael’s co-authored article, A Rational Choice Theory of Supreme Court
Statutory Decision with Applications to the State Farm and Grove City
Cases, 6 J. L. Econ. & Org 263 (1990), was cited in Joseph A. Grundfest
& A.C. Pritchard, Statutes with Multiple Personality Disorders: The
Value of Ambiguity in Statutory Design and Interpretation, 54 Stanford
L. Rev. 627 n. 35 (2002).
Peter’s article The Political Economy of Consumer Credit Protection
Regulations, 44 Emory L. J. 587 (1995), was cited in the just-published
article, Richard Hynes & Eric A. Posner, The Law and Economics of Consumer
Finance, 4 American Law & Economics Rev. 168 (2002). Peter’s article
"Why Kill Anderson" appeared in The Daily Deal on April 23, and he was
quoted in the Houston Chronicle on the HP-Compaq merger.
Brad’s article, "Legal Context: Reading Statutes in Light of Judicial
Precedents" was accepted by the Arizona State Law Journal.
Barbara’s treatise The Law of Premises Liability (3d ed. 2001), was cited
in Settles v. Redstone Dev. Corp., 2002 WL 849915 (D.C. App. 2002)
(with Glen Weissenberger).
Donna led a faculty workshop at Boston College Law School on "Insider
Trading and Rule 10b5-1: The SEC’s Recent Retreat From the Fiduciary Principle."
Donna was quoted in a Forbes.com news
article on the SEC’s investigation of Wall Street firms and their analysts'
Jim is leading the ABA's ad hoc project on Data Quality, coordinating
comments on the new section 515 data quality regulations that all federal
agencies are adopting this summer. As the Public Representative on the
Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District, he presented his proposal
for a local environmental court to the county commission in April. Jim
will be preparing a Third Edition of his text, RCRA & Superfund Practice
Guide, and will be contributing a chapter on "Terrorism and the Environment"
to a nine-volume environmental law treatise. The ABA Press is considering
his proposal for a text on federal preemption of state regulations and
liability suits. He gave a presentation at the ABA Conference on Terrorism
and the Environment and led a panel discussion of remedies for administrative
agency data quality problems as part of the Spring ABA Meetings in Richmond,
VA. And he is preparing for presentations on biotech product approvals
at the University of Maine Law School symposium on biotech developments
for late June. And the youth recycling interactive website for promoting
solid waste diversion from landfills has been completed and will be posted
soon on the website of the city of Wyoming, where he serves as chair of
the city Solid Waste Commission.
Wendy accepted an invitation to present a paper entitled "Reconsidering
the Role of District Court Judges in School Desegregation" at a conference
sponsored by The Civil Rights Project at Harvard and The Center for Civil
Rights, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The conference takes
place in August in Chapel Hill. The paper will be published in a symposium
issue of the North Carolina Law Review.
Ronna made a presentation to the Ohio Judicial College on "The Courts
and Religion: Clarity or Confusion?" in Columbus in April. (She made her
presentation along with another presentation made by Professor Bettman
who spoke on" State Constitutional Law: Emerging from the Federal Shadow?")
Ronna also appeared on national television on the Fox News Network discussing
a case challenging an Ohio abortion statute that will be heard in the
Michael published an op-ed (with attorney John Nalbandian), "How Not to
Confirm Judges," Cincinnati Post, April 9, 2002, p. 17A. He published
a review essay, The Law and Economics of Conflict of Laws, 4 American
Law & Economics Rev. 208 (2002). Eleven of his books and articles were
cited in Thomas E. Baker, Federal Court Practice and Procedure: A Third
Branch Bibliography (Fred B. Rothman Publications 2001). His book, Respecting
State Courts: The Inevitability of Judicial Federalism (1999) (with James
Walker) was cited in Robert F. Williams, Old Constitutions and New
Issues: National Lessons From Vermont's State Constitutional Case on Marriage
of Same-Sex Couples, 43 Boston College L. Rev. 73, 96n.143 (2001),
and his article, Deciding to Decide: Class Action Certification and
Interlocutory Review by the United States Courts of Appeals Under Rule
23(f), 41 William & Mary L. Rev. 1531 (2000)(with Christine Hines),
was extensively cited and discussed in Aimee G. Mackay, Comment, Appealability
of Class Certification Orders Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f):
Toward a Principled Approach, 96 Northwestern University L. Rev. 755
A.J. published the book chapter Evaluating Mental States Without the
Benefit of a Direct Examination: Basic Concepts and Ethical and Legal
Implications (with Glen Weissenberger and Roy Lacoursiere), in Retrospective
Assessment of Mental States in Litigation.
Suja gave a presentation "Re-examining Remittitur" at Chicago-Kent.
Joe continued work with Cincinnati CAN and the "And Justice for All" project.
"Joe was installed as Officer (Treasurer) of the Cincinnati Bar Association.
Joe made alumni/recruiting trips to Columbus and Cleveland, and met with
alumni in San Francisco. Joe submitted an article, "Dionysian Education"
to The Green Bag, which is a book review of Brush with the Law by Robert
Ebert Byrnes and Jaime Marquart.
Glen’s treatise The Law of Premises Liability (3d ed. 2001) (with Barbara
McFarland), was cited in Settles v. Redstone Dev. Corp., 2002 WL
849915 (D.C. App. 2002). Glen published the book chapter Evaluating
Mental States Without the Benefit of a Direct Examination: Basic Concepts
and Ethical and Legal Implications (with A.J. Stephani and Roy Lacoursiere),
in Retrospective Assessment of Mental States in Litigation.
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