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December 2005 Issue

Marjorie Aaron Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Negotiation & Problem Solving
Photo of Professor AaronMarjorie organized the ABA Negotiation Midwest regional competition at the College of Law with adjunct professor Jim Lawrence, a committee of volunteer students, and approximately 40 local lawyers serving as judges for the competition.

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


Marianna Brown Bettman Invited Professor of Law
Photo of Professor BettmanMarianna published her monthly Legally Speaking column in the American Israelite, Cincinnati Herald, and City Beat on the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision upholding the constitutionality of Ohio’s grandparent visitation policy. She also moderated a program on Intelligent Design, sponsored by a number of community groups.

Profile of Professor Bettman


Lou Bilionis Dean and Nippert Professor of Law
Image of Dean BilionisLou’s article, Criminal Justice After the Conservative Reformation, was accepted for publication in the Georgetown Law Journal. He made two presentations:
The Reformation of American Constitutional Law, at the Harvard Law School Association of Cincinnati
The Supreme Court and the Constitution: Recent Cases and Developments, at the UC Law Alumni Association Fall 2005 CLE Opportunities program .

Lou was interviewed on legal developments in the Ohio courts on Cincinnati Edition (WVXU-91.7 FM). He also made presentations to:
• The UC Foundation Board of Trustees
• The Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights Silver Anniversary.

Lou hosted alumni receptions in Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, New York, and Washington, D.C. He attended the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.

Lou’s article, Lawyers, Arbitrariness, and the Eighth Amendment, 75 Texas L. Rev. 1301 (1997) (with Richard A. Rosen), was cited in Celestine Richards McConville, Protecting the Right to Effective Assistance of Capital Postconviction Counsel: the Scope of the Constitutional Obligation to Monitor Counsel Performance, 66 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 521 (2005).

Profile of Dean Bilionis


A. Christopher Bryant Professor of Law
Photo of Professor BryantChris led a discussion in a UC English composition course on Title II of the Patriot Act, the topic for the students' next paper.

Profile of Professor Bryant


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

Photo of Professor CaronFoundation Press published Intellectual Property Stories, by Jane C. Ginsburg (Columbia) & Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss (NYU), the eleventh book in the Law Stories Series for which Paul serves as Series Editor.

LexisNexis published Civil Tax Procedure, by David Richardson (Florida), Jerome Borison (Denver) & Steve Johnson (UNLV), the first book in the Graduate Tax Series for which Paul serves as Series Editor.

The Wall Street Journal called Paul’s TaxProf Blog “a must-read blog.” Paul added a new blog to his Law Professor Blogs Network :
Legal Writing Prof Blog, edited by Nancy Snoopa (Texas Tech) & Sue Liemer (Southern Illinois)

Paul published two pieces:
Tax Profs Remember Boris Bittker, 109 Tax Notes 119 (2005)
New Student Ranking of Law Schools in The Harvard Law School Record (Nov. 10, 2005)

Paul published several issues of his Tax Law Abstracts e-journals www.ssrn.com:
• 4 issues of Tax Law & Policy (vol. 6, nos. 40-43)
• 4 issues of Practitioner Series (vol. 5, nos. 40-43)
• 1 issue of International & Comparative Tax (vol. 5, no. 13) (co-edited with Robert A. Green (Cornell))

Paul attended the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C. His article, What Law Schools Can Learn from Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics, 82 Texas L. Rev. 1483 (2004) (with Rafael Gely), was cited in Anthony Ciolli The Legal Employment Market: Determinants of Elite Firm Placement and How Law Schools Stack Up, 45 Jurimetrics J. 413 (2005).

Profile of Professor Caron


Margaret B. Drew, Professor of Clinical Law
Director, Domestic Relations/Violence Clinic
Photo of Professor DrewMargaret presented Trying Your Case to the Appeals Court at a conference on Child Custody in Domestic Violence Cases in San Antonio organized by the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service.

Profile of Professor Drew


Rafael Gely Professor of Law
Photo of Professor GelyRafael was quoted in U.S. Says Ohio Union Pact Violates Religious Freedom, Cleveland Plain Dealer. His article, What Law Schools Can Learn from Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics, 82 Texas L. Rev. 1483 (2004) (with Paul Caron), was cited in Anthony Ciolli’s The Legal Employment Market: Determinants of Elite Firm Placement and How Law Schools Stack Up, 45 Jurimetrics J. 413 (2005).

Profile of Professor Gely


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

Photo of Professor Godsey Mark presented his paper Reformulating the Miranda Warnings in Light of Contemporary Law and Understandings, 90 Minn. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2006) at the University of Florida College of Law. He also spoke to the Cincinnati Lawyers Club on DNA and the Innocence Revolution at a CLE luncheon.

The Ohio Innocence Project case of Clarence Elkins, of which Mark is lead counsel, was featured in a one-hour episode on the A&E network’s series American Justice, which premiered on November 26th. The episode showed Mark arguing in court and examining witnesses at the March 2005 hearing that was held in the case. The Early Show and 48 Hours on CBS are also creating stories on the case to run nationally in 2006.

Mark was quoted in connection with the case in newspapers across the state of Ohio, including the Akron Beacon Journal, Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, and Cleveland Plain Dealer. Here are links to a few of the stories:
Call For Prisoner’s Release Result Of Innocence Project, WCPO 9 News.
Petro Works to Free Inmate: DNA Evidence Proves Man's Innocence in ’98 Rape, Murder, Ohio Attorney General Says, Akron Beacon Journal.
Ohio DNA Law That Freed Man Expires Quietly, Cleveland Plain Dealer.
DNA Should Free Inmate, Attorney General Says, Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Mark spoke at a rally in Akron in support of Clarence Elkins, and appeared on numerous television news programs across the state. Mark was also interviewed about the case by an Emmy-nominated documentary film maker, Mike West of Chicago, who is making a documentary on the case. West will film the work of the OIP on the case in the coming months.

Mark attended the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in D.C.

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


Bert B. Lockwood, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Director, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights
Photo of Professor LockwoodBert presided at a weekend celebration of the 25-Year Anniversary of the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights. He moderated the day-long conference, Lawyers in the Pursuit of Justice, and presided at a dinner at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center where he presented Radhika Coomaraswamy with the William J. Butler Human Rights Medal.

Bert’s article, Toward the Economic Brown: Economic Rights in the United States and the Possible Contribution of International Human Rights Law, in World Justice? U.S. Courts and Int’l Human Rights (Mark Gibney ed., Westview 1991), was cited in M. Shah Alam, Enforcement of International Human Rights Law by Domestic Courts in the United States, 10 Ann. Survey Int’l & Comp. L. 27 (2004).

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


Donna M. Nagy Charles Hartsock Professor of Law
Photo of Professor NagyDonna was an invited participant at Fordham Law School’s Annual Murphy Conference on Corporate Law, which focused on New Ideas for Responding to Corporate Misconduct.

Donna’s article, Playing Peekaboo with Constitutional Law: The PCAOB and Its Public/Private Status, 80 Notre Dame L. Rev. 975 (2005), was cited in Lawrence A. Cunningham, Private Standards in Public Law: Copyright, Lawmaking and the Case of Accounting, 104 Mich. L. Rev. 291 (2005).

Profile of Professor Nagy


Ronna Greff Schneider Professor of Law
Image of Professor SchneiderRonna served as a panelist on a program sponsored by several community groups which examined the controversy surrounding the teaching of Intelligent Design in the public schools. She discussed the constitutional implications of the issue. Ronna was quoted in Evolution Furor Discussed, Cincinnati Enquirer.

Profile of Professor Schneider


Michael E. Solimine Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law, Director, Faculty Development, & Director, Extern Program
Photo of Professor SolimineMichael participated in the pupilage group which presented a program on legal ethics at the monthly meeting of the Potter Stewart chapter of the American Inns of Court. He is a Master of the Bench at the Inn and facilitates the participation of third-year UC law students with the Inn.

Michael attended the annual meeting in Cincinnati of the American Society of Legal History.

Several of Michael’s books and articles were cited in prestigious publications:
Respecting State Courts: The Inevitability of Judicial Federalism (Greenwood Press 1999) (with James L. Walker), in James A. Gardner, Interpreting State Constitutions: A Jurisprudence of Function in a Federal System (Univ. of Chicago Press 2005).
The False Promise of Judicial Elections in Ohio, 30 Capital University Law Review 559 (2002), in Rebecca A. Cochran, Judicial Externships: The Clinic Inside the Courthouse (LexisNexis, 3d ed., 2005).
Competitive Federalism and Interstate Recognition of Marriage, 32 Creighton Law Review 83 (1998), in Lynn D. Wardle, A Critical Analysis of Interstate Recognition of Lesbigay Adoptions, 3 Ave Maria L. Rev. 561 (2005).
Skills Skepticism in the Postclinic World, 40 J. Legal Educ. 307 (1990) (with Joseph P. Tomain), in J. P. Ogilvy & Karen Czapanskiy, Clinical Legal Education: An Annotated Bibliography, 12 Clinical L. Rev. 101 (2005).
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 Oliver Hines), Michael Dore, Law of Toxic Torts (Clark Boardman, 2005 Supp.).

Profile of Professor Solimine


Adam Steinman Assistant Professor of Law
Photo of Professor SteinmanAdam joined a Supreme Court amicus brief filed by civil procedure professors in Day v. Crosby (No. 04-1324). The petitioner is a Florida prisoner whose federal habeas challenge to his conviction was dismissed as time-barred even though the State of Florida had waived its statute of limitations defense by conceding that his habeas corpus petition was timely filed. The amicus brief supports the petitioner’s position that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which govern habeas corpus proceedings, prevent federal courts from dismissing a habeas petition sua sponte based on an affirmative defense that was waived by the state.

Profile of Professor Thomas


Suja Thomas Professor of Law
Photo of Professor ThomasSuja attended the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.

Profile of Professor Thomas


Joseph P. Tomain Dean Emeritus and Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law
Photo of Dean Tomain Joe:
• Gave a radio interview on energy policy for WKMV-FM 89.3.
• Attended the trustee meeting of the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
• Was a presenter at the Ohio State Bar Foundation Annual Awards Dinner.
• Attended as s delegate to the Ohio State Bar Association Board of Delegates Meeting.
• He chaired a meeting of the KnowledgeWorks foundation Board of Directors.
• He attended a board meeting of the Board of Directors of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Strategic Initiatives Committee
• Was elected as a member of the American Bar Foundation.

Several of Joe’s books and articles were cited in prestigious publications:
Rethinking Reform of Electricity Markets, 40 Wake Forest L. Rev. 497, 511 (2005) (with Sidney A. Shapiro), in David G. Tewksbury & Stephanie S. Lim, Applying the Mobile-Sierra Doctrine to Market-based Rate Contracts, 26 Energy L.J. 437 (2005).
Skills Skepticism in the Postclinic World, 40 J. Legal Educ. 307 (1990) (with Michael E. Solimine), in J. P. Ogilvy & Karen Czapanskiy, Clinical Legal Education: An Annotated Bibliography, 12 Clinical L. Rev. 101 (2005).
Land Use Mediation for Planners, 7 Mediation Q. (1989), in Edward H. Ziegler, Jr., Arden H. Rathkopf, and Daren A. Rathkopf’s Rathkopf's The Law of Zoning and Planning, (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 2005 Supp.).

Profile of Dean Emeritus and Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor Tomain


Verna L. Williams Associate Professor of Law
Photo of Professor WilliamsVerna’s article, Reform or Retrenchment?: Single-Sex Education and the Construction of Race and Gender, 2004 Wisconsin L. Rev. 15 (2004), was cited in Galen Sherwin, Single-sex Schools and the Antisegregation Principle, 30 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Social Change 35 (2005).

Profile of Professor Williams


Ingrid Brunk Wuerth Professor of Law
Photo of Professor WuerthIngrid attended the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.

Profile of Professor Wuerth

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