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Faculty News
October 2004 Issue

Marjorie Aaron Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Director, Center for Negotiation & Problem Solving

Photo of Professor AaronMarjorie produced a video with Professor Dwight Golann and the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, Termination Tempest: Mediation of an Age Discrimination Claim.

Profile of Professor Aaron :: Center for Practice in Negotiation & Problem Solving


Marianna Brown Bettman Visiting Professor of Law
Photo of Professor BettmanMarianna presented Important Cases from the Ohio Supreme Court to the 2004 Ohio Judicial Conference (Two Ohio Supreme Court Justices attended her talk). Her monthly column on current legal topics is now published by the Cincinnati Herald as well as by the American Israelite.

Profile of Professor Bettman



A. Christopher Bryant Associate Professor of Law
Photo of Professor BryantChris lectured and led a discussion among numerous secondary school teachers at the 14th annual Law and Citizenship Conference sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education and held in Columbus. He addressed the history and current contours of the freedom of speech, which will be the focus of a state-wide mock-trial program for high school students in the coming year.

Profile of Professor Bryant


Paul L. Caron Charles Hartsock Professor of Law
Director, Faculty Projects

Photo of Professor Caron In the five months since its launch, Paul’s TaxProf Blog, a combination web site and blog with permanent resources and daily information for tax professors, has received over 125,000 visitors. It was quoted in a September 24 Wall Street Journal editorial, The Gift That Never Stops Taking.

Foundation Press approved the 16th book in Paul’s Law Stories Series: Bankruptcy Stories (Robert K. Rasmussen (Vanderbilt)).

LexisNexis approved the 8th book in Paul’s Graduate Tax Series: Employee Benefits Law: Qualification Rules and ERISA Requirements (Kathryn Kennedy (John Marshall) & Paul Shultz (Director of Employee Plans, IRS).

Paul published several issues of his Tax Law Abstracts e-journals:
• 4 issues of Tax Law & Policy (vol. 5, nos. 33-36).
• 4 issues of Practitioner Series (vol. 4, nos. 33-36).
• 1 issue of International & Comparative Tax (vol. 4, nos. 9) (co-edited with Robert A. Green (Cornell)).

Profile of Professor Caron


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

Photo of Professor Godsey

Mark’s article, Rethinking the Involuntary Confession Rule: Toward a Workable Test for Identifying Compelled Self-Incrimination, was accepted for publication in the California Law Review.

Mark hosted a ceremony honoring Lois and Richard Rosenthal for their $1 million gift to the Center for Law and Justice, which was renamed the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice. He hosted several events in connection with the Rosenthals’ gift, including a lecture by Barry Scheck (Cardozo), DNA Testing as a Great Learning Moment and the regional premiere of The Exonerated at the Ensemble Theatre.

Mark’s article, Educational Inequalities, the Myth of Meritocracy, and the Silencing of Minority Voices: The Need for Diversity on America's Law Reviews, 12 Harvard BlackLetter L.J. 59 (1995), was cited in John Valery White, What is Affirmative Action?, 78 Tulane L. Rev. 2117 (2004).

Mark and the Ohio Innocence Project made several appearances in the local media:
Big Names, Big Money Come Out to Support Innocence Project, Sept. 7, 2004.
Ohio Innocence Project at UC Gets $1M Grant, Sept. 7, 2004.
UC Law Center Gets $1 Million, Cincinnati Enquirer, Sept. 7, 2004, at C1.

Profile of Professor Godsey :: Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project


Emily Houh Associate Professor of Law
Photo of Professor HouhEmily had two articles accepted for publication:
The Doctrine of Good Faith in Contract Law: Loading an Empty Vessel with Public Law Norms in the Utah Law Review.
Critical Race Realism: Reclaiming the Antidiscrimination Principle through the Doctrine of Good Faith in Contract Law in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.

Emily spoke on culturally sensitive teaching in first-year and traditional doctrinal classes at the 11th Conference for Asian Pacific American Law Faculty at Michigan State University College of Law as part of a panel on Pedagogy, Theories, and Perspecitves.

Profile of Professor Houh


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

Photo of Professor LockwoodBert hosted two distinguished speakers:
• Howard Tolley (UC Professor of Political Science), Our Tainted Legacy
• Sir Nigel Rodley (University of Essex), Torture in the 21st Century

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


Bradford C. Mank James B. Helmer Jr. Professor of Law
Photo of Professor MankBrad’s article, Standing and Global Warming: Is Injury to All Injury to None, was accepted for publication in Environmental Law.

Profile of Professor Mank


Donna M. Nagy Interim Dean and Charles Hartsock Professor of Law
Photo of Professor NagyDonna was appointed Interim Dean of the College of Law, effective October 1.

Profile of Dean Nagy


Ronna G. Schneider Professor of Law
Photo of Professor SchneiderRonna was mentioned in Campaign Notebook, Cincinnati Enquirer, Sept. 12, 2004, at C3.

Profile of Professor Schneider


Michael E. Solimine Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law
Director, Extern Program

Photo of Professor Solimine Michael peer-reviewed a submission to the Law and Society Review, and a proposed study to the Law and Social Sciences Program of the National Science Foundation.

Several of Michael’s articles were cited in prestigious law reviews:
Diluting Justice on Appeal?: An Examination of the Use of District Court Judges Sitting by Designation on the United States Courts of Appeals, 28 Univ. Michigan J.L. Reform 351 (1995) (with Richard B. Saphire), in Jonathan Remy Nash, Resuscitating Deference to Lower Federal Court Judges' Interpretations of State Law, 77 Southern California L. Rev. 975 (2004).
Rethinking Feminist Judging, 70 Indiana L. J. 891 (1995) (with Susan E. Wheatley), in Gregory C. Sisk, et al., Searching for the Soul of Judicial Decisionmaking: An Empirical Study of Religious Freedom Decisions, 65 Ohio St. L. J. 491 (2004).
The Three-Judge District Court in Voting Rights Litigation, 30 Univ. Michigan J.L. Reform 79 (1996), in C. Bryan Wilson, What’s a Federalist to Do? The Impending Clash Between Textualism and Federalism in State Congressional Redistricting Suits Under Article I, Section 4 , 53 Duke L. J. 1367 (2004).

Profile of Professor Solimine


Joseph P. Tomain Professor of Law
Photo of Dean Tomain• Submitted a book review to the Georgetown Law Journal, Junk Economics, a review of Frank Ackerman & Lynn Heinzerling, Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing.
• Published Energy Law in the West Nutshell series with Judge Richard Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
• Elected to serve on the Greater Cincinnati Foundation as a representative of the Cincinnati Bar Association.
• Held luncheons with individual sections of the first year class.
• Attended Board meeting of Ohio State Bar Foundation in Columbus.
• Attended Board meeting of Mercantile Library.
• Participated in Alumni Association golf outing in conjunction with All-class Reunion Weekend.
• Chaired ABA site visit of Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California
• His article, Institutionalized Conflict Between Law and Policy, 22 Houston L.Rev. 661 (1985), was cited in the Charles H. Koch, Administrative Law and Practice (West Group, 2004-05 Supp.).

Profile of Professor Tomain


Verna L. Williams Associate Professor of Law
Photo of Professor WilliamsVerna presented More Than a Paycheck: Reparations, Education Reform, and Corrective Justice at Maryland as part of the College of Law’s Scholar Exchange.

Profile of Professor Williams


Ingrid Brunk Wuerth Associate Professor of Law
Photo of Professor WuerthIngrid’s article, Courts and the President’s War Powers: The Promise and Pitfalls of International Law as an Interpretive Tool, was accepted for publication in the Boston College Law Review.

Profile of Professor Wuerth

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