University of Cincinnati College of Law
Editors: Jack Chin
& Joe Hodnicki
May 2002

In this issue

Marjorie Aaron
Marjorie presented a one day Negotiation Skills Workshop at the University of Dayton, Center for Executive Leadership and Development. She will attend the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution's Spring Meeting, June 23-24 in Seattle, and will chair a teaching panel on ethics in mediation, focusing on ethical dilemmas that arise in private caucus.

Marianna Bettman
Marianna moderated a debate on "National Security and Civil Liberties: Where is the Balance" cosponsored by The American Jewish Committee Cincinnati Chapter, The Federalist Society Cincinnati Chapter, The Interfaith Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, and the Isaac M. Wise Temple Political Advocacy Group.

She attended the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit as the official delegate of Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey of Tennessee.

She wrote her Legally Speaking Column on the Oregon District Court's reversal of the Ashcroft directive attempting to ban physician assisted suicide in Oregon by authorizing federal drug agents to take action against any doctor who prescribed the drugs to assist suicide.

She was named to the Cincinnati Truman Scholars Selection Panel. The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is "to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in the public service, and to provide the with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service."

Kristen Kalsem
Kristin participated in the 2002 Southern District of Ohio Bench-Bar conference entitled "Communication, Civility, Ethics and Professionalism in the Bankruptcy Practice" in May 2002. Also, she presented a paper entitled "Outlaw Texts: Nineteenth-Century Novels That Don't Police" at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver in May 2002.

Paul Caron
After finishing his stint as a Visiting Professor in the NYU/IRS Continuing Professional Education Program in Washington, D.C. in June, Paul began serving as a Visiting Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. He joined with the current and former directors of tax LL.M. programs at NYU, Florida, Northwestern, Miami, and Loyola (L.A.) to launch a new Graduate Tax Series of course materials designed for the 25 law school tax LL.M. programs enrolling over 2,000 students annually. Paul is serving as Series Editor, and Ellen Aprill, Paul McDaniel, Elliott Manning, Philip Postlewaite, and David Richardson are members of the Board of Editors. They hope to have their new line of books available beginning with the Fall 2003 semester. Paul also published several issues of his Tax Law Abstracts e-journals (www.ssrn.com): six issues of Tax Law & Policy (vol. 3, nos. 16-21) and nine issues of Practitioner Series (vol. 2, nos. 15-23) (both co-edited with Joseph Bankman (Stanford)); and two issue of International & Comparative Tax (vol. 2, nos. 6-7) (co-edited with Eric M. Zolt (Harvard)).

Jack Chin
Jack was elected to membership in the American Law Institute. The 4th edition of his Guide for Aspiring Law Professors was published by the Michigan Journal of Race and Law. He moderated a panel on refugee law at the Immigration Law Professors’ Conference in New Orleans. The Immigration and Nationality Law Review Alien Land Law Project was the subject of articles in the Miami Herald, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Associated Press; the AP article was picked up around the country, in the New York Times, among other places.

Brad Mank
Brad published Protecting Intrastate Endangered Species: Does the Endangered Species Act Encroach on Traditional State Authority and Exceed the Outer Limits of the Commerce Clause?, 36 Georgia Law Review 723-795 (2002).

Donna Nagy
Donna presented a paper, "Analyzing the Analyzers of the Analysts," at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver in May 2002.

Jim O'Reilly
Jim O'Reilly received initial acceptance of his proposal for a new treatise on federal preemption issues, which was solicited by a Washington think tank. He lectured at the University of Maine's biotechnology conference June 20-21 and is continuing work on the 3rd edition of his treatise, "RCRA & Superfund", for West. The Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission has expressed appreciation upon the successful completion of his "peer review" report on the FTC's Freedom of Information Act operations. As Chair of the ABA Committee on Government Information & Privacy, he drafted, obtained review and submitted the ABA comments to nine federal agencies on their Data Quality rules under the new section 515 data quality amendments.

Michael Solimine
Michael attended the AALS Workshop on Federal Courts in May in Washington, DC. His article, "Supreme Court Monitoring of State Courts in the Twenty-first Century," 35 Indiana Law Review 335 (2002), was the lead article in a symposium, and his article, "Deregulating Voluntary Dismissals," (with Amy Lippert '01), will be published in the fall in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Speaking of the U.Mich.J.L.Ref., his 1996 article in that journal, "The Three-Judge District Court in Voting Rights Litigation," was cited and discussed in Developments in the Law: The Law of Prisons, 115 Harvard Law Review 1846, 1857-58 (2002), and in Pamela S. Karlan, Easing the Spring: Strict Scrutiny and Affirmative Action After the Redistricting Cases, 43 William & Mary Law Review 1569, 1572 n.20 (2002). 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 Law Review 1531 (2000)(with Christine Hines '99) was cited in Robert G. Bone & David S. Evans, Class Certification and the Substantive Merits, 51 Duke Law Journal 1252 (2002) and Hillary A. Sale, Judging Heuristics, 35 UC-Davis Law Review 903, 914 n.54 (2002).


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