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Summer 2006 Issue

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Marjorie Aaron Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice
Marjorie taught a two-day Decision Analysis course at Hamline University School of Law.

At the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution in Atlanta, Marjorie:

  • Taught a two-day Advanced Mediation and Mediation Advocacy Workshop.
  • Lectured on Decision Analysis: It’s Not Just For Settlement Anymore

Profile of Professor Aaron :: Center for Practice


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Timothy K. Armstrong Assistant Professor of Law
Tim joined the faculty over the summer. Two of his articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Armstrong


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Marianna Brown Bettman Invited Professor of Law
Marianna published monthly Legally Speaking columns in the American Israelite and City Beat on:

  • Before You Take My House, Please Send Me a Postcard, which dicusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Jones v. Flowers (adequacy of notice required to owner before selling house at tax foreclosure sale).
  • In Abuse Lawsuit, Timing is Everything, which discusses the Ohio Supreme Court's decision in Doe v. Archdiocese of Cincinnati (barring claims of man against priest who has abused him as a child).
  • Executive Privilege and Public Records, which discusses the Ohio Supreme Court's creation of a qualified gubernatorial communications privilege and its application to records sought about the "Coingate" scandal by state senator Marc Dann under a public records request.

Marianna presented Ohio's Struggle Over Prenatal Torts as part of the UC Faculty Summer Scholarship Series. The article has been accepted for publication in Ohio Trial.

Profile of Professor Bettman


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Joseph Biancalana Professor of Law
Joseph's article, The Origins and Early Development of the Writs of Entry, was accepted for publication in the Law and History Review. His article, For Want of Justice: Legal Reforms of Henry II, 88 Colum. L. Rev. 433 (1988), was cited in Carl F. Minzner, Xinfang: An Alternative to Formal Chinese Legal Institutions, 42 Stan. J. Int'l L. 103 (2006).

Profile of Professor Biancalana


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Lou Bilionis Dean and Nippert Professor of Law
Lou published Criminal Justice after the Conservative Reformation, 94 Geo. L.J. 1347 (2006).

Lou was interviewed on proposed Ohio legislation to ban abortion on Cincinnati Edition (WVXU-91.7 FM) (June 18, 2006). He was selected to participate in Leadership Cincinnati

Lou hosted a reception for UC Alumni at the Ohio State Bar Association convention (Akron, May 4, 2006) and for the UC College of Law Board of Visitors meeting (June 22, 2006)

Lou delivered several addresses and remarks, and participated in panels:

  • Healthcare Roundtable, co-sponsored by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Harris K. Weston Institution for Law and Public Policy of the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, Health Policy Institute of Ohio, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, Cincinnati, OH (June 9, 2006) (program moderator and facilitator).
  • Commencement Address, Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Cincinnati, OH (May 17, 2006).
  • Admission to the Bar Ceremony, Ohio Supreme Court, The Ohio Theater, Columbus, OH (May 8, 2006) (address).
  • "Conversations on the Constitution,"; Cincinnati Bar Association Community Service Committee 2006 Law Day program, Cincinnati, OH (May 2, 2006) (moderator).

Lou attended:
  • ABA New Deans' Workshop (June 13-16, 2006).
  • Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention (May 3-5, 2006).

Several of Lou's articles were cited:

Profile of Dean Bilionis


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Barbara Black Professor of Law and Director, Corporate Law Center
Barbara joined the faculty over the summer. She completed two articles:

  • Tattlers and Trail Blazers: Attorneys' Liability for Clients' Fraud, a solicited response to an article by Marc Steinberg which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Washburn Law Journal.
  • Transforming Rhetoric into Reality: A Federal Remedy for Negligent Brokerage Advice.

Barbara finalized a survey instrument that will be mailed to participants in NYSE/NASD broker-customer arbitrations in the past five years, as part of a study to assess participants' perceptions of the fairness of securities arbitration, pursuant to a contract with the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration (SICA). She participated in the Law & Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore as a participant on two panesls on Recent Developments in Corporate and Securities Law.

Barbara was quoted in Ten Ways Brokers Pick Pockets on Aug. 6, 2006. She was identified and interviewed as one of the twelve women appointed to tenure-track positions in the corporate law field prior to 1978, and the findings of that survey are analyzed in Margaret V. Sachs, Women in Corporate Law Teaching: A Tale of Two Generations, 65 Md. L. Rev. 666 (2006).

Two of Barbara's articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Black || Corporate Law Center


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Kristin Kalsem Assistant Professor of Law
Kristin published Bankruptcy Reform and the Financial Well-Being of Women: How Intersectionality Matters in Money Matters, 71 Brook. L. Rev. 1181 (2006). She completed an invited book review for the Law and History Review of Morris B. Kaplan, Sodom on the Thames: Sex, Love and Scandal in Wilde Times.

Kristin presented Barriers to Women's Financial Well-Being at a conference on Women's Leadership in Oxford, England. She presented, with Verna Williams, What Is Social Justice Feminism? as part of the UC Faculty Summer Scholarship Series.

Profile of Professor Kalsem


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A. Christopher Bryant Professor of Law
Chris and his co-authors (Thomas B. McAffee & Jay S. Bybee) completed the final revisions to, and reviewed and revised the page proof of, their forthcoming book, Powers Reserved for the People and the State: A History of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments (Praeger Publishers).

Two of Chris's articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Bryant


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Paul L. Caron Charles Hartsock Professor of Law and Director, Faculty Projects
Paul taught Federal Income Tax as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Foundation Press published Criminal Procedure Stories, by Carol Steiker (Harvard), the fourteenth book in its Law Stories Series for which Paul serves as Series Editor. LexisNexis published Federal Tax Accounting, by Michael Lang (Chapman), Elliott Manning (Miami) & Steven Willis (Florida), the second book in the Graduate Tax Series for which Paul serves as Series Editor.

Paul attended a meeting of the Board of Directors of CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) at the 2006 Conference on Law School Computing in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Paul published several issues of his Tax Law Abstracts e-journals:

  • 15 issues of Tax Law & Policy (vol. 7, nos. 24-38)
  • 7 issues of Practitioner Series (vol. 6, nos. 24-30)
  • 7 issues of International Comparative Tax (vol. 6, nos. 10-16) (co-edited with Robert A. Green (Cornell))

Paul launched two new blogs as part of his Law Professor Blog Network:

Paul was quoted in:

Several of Paul's books and articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Caron



Jenny Carroll Staff Attorney, Ohio Innocence Project
Jenny was quoted in Ohio Innocence Pruject Fights to Free Wrongly Convicted Inmates, Akron Beacon Journal, June 23, 2006.


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Jacob Cogan Assistant Professor of Law
Jacob joined the faculty over the summer. He published two pieces:

Profile of Professor Cogan


Margaret Drew

Margaret Drew Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Domestic Relations/Violence Clinic
In June and again in August, Margaret spent two days (each time) in Washington, D.C. attending focus group meetings at the request of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, continuing her work with the Council on enhanced judicial response in custody and visitation issues in domestic violence cases.

At the ABA annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, Margaret hosted a program as Chair of the Commission on Domestic Violence on The Faith-Based Response to Teen Dating Violence, featuring Reverend Al Miles. ABA President Karen Mathis made introductory remarks at the meeting.

Margaret successfully submitted policy on behalf of the Commission to the House of Delegates that was passed at the August annual meeting. The policy recommends that states amend their civil protection order statute to allow protection orders to be granted to petitioners who are victims of domestic violence who are or were in dating relationships with the perpetrator whether or not the parties lived together or have a child in common.

Margaret was honored by the Commission as she completed her term as Chair. President Mathis requested that she spend this year working on her Youth at Risk Initiative. Margaret will remain as special advisor to the Commission. Margaret participated in a steering committee meeting organized by the Commission to plan two Custody Institutes to be held in 2007 to address family court custody and visitation issues encountered by victims of domestic violence and their attorneys.

Margaret was quoted in Women Beaten by Husband Wins Suit, Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2006, at B1.

Profile of Professor Drew


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Rafael Gely Professor of Law
Several of Rafael’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Gely


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Mark A. Godsey Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice, Ohio Innocence Project
Mark was quoted in several newspaper articles:

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


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Emily Houh Professor of Law
Emily presented Contract Law as a Source of Antidiscrimination Law as part of the UC Faculty Summer Scholarship Series. Two of her articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Houh


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Max Huffman Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Max completed an article, Standing for Extraterritoriality: Defining the Empagran Exception.

Profile of Professor Huffman


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Christo Lassiter Professor of Law
Christo’s article, TV or Not TV—That is the Question, 86 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 928 (1996), was cited in Kevin F. O'Malley et al., Federal Jury Practice and Instructions (Thomson-West, 6th ed. 2006).

Christo was quoted in several newspaper articles:

Profile of Professor Lassiter


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Bert B. Lockwood, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Director, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights
Bert published Women's Rights: A Human Rights Quarterly Reader (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006). His Pennsylvania Series of Human Rights, University Press, published two new books:

One of the books in the Series, Erick Tover, The Witnesses: War Crimes and the Promise of Justice in The Hague, won the Best Book in Human Rights Award from the American Political Science Association.

Bert hosted two groups of distinguished foreign visitors sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

Bert's articles, The United Nations Charter and United States Civil Rights Litigation, 1946-1955, 69 Iowa L. Rev. 901 (1984), Litigating State Constitutional rights to Happiness and Safety: A Strategy for Ensuring the Provision of Basic Needs to the Poor, 2 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 1 (1993) (with R. Colliins Owens IIi & Grace A. Severyn), were cited in Judith Resnik, Law's Migration: American Exceptionalism, Silent Dialogues, and Federalism's Multiple Ports of Entry, 115 Yale L.J. 1564 (2006).

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


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S. Elizabeth Malloy Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Glenn M. Weaver Institute for Law & Psychiatry
Betsy's article, Beyond Misguided Paternalism: Resuscitating the Right to Refuse Medical Treatment, 33 Wake Forest Law Rev. (1035) (1998), was cited in Roberta Achtenberg & Karen Moulding, Sexual Orientation and the Law (1986).

Profile of Professor Malloy :: Glenn M. Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry


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Bradford C. Mank James B. Helmer Jr. Professor of Law
Brad completed two manuscripts:

  • Implementing Rapanos—Will Justice Kennedy's Significant Nexus Test Provide a Workable Standard for Lower Courts, Regulators and Developers?
  • Are Public Facilities Different from Private Ones?: Adopting a new Standard of Review for the Dormat Commerce Clause.
Brad presented The Dormant Commerce Clause and Public Waste Facilities as part of the UC Faculty Summer Scholarship Series. Cincinnaty Mayor Mark Mallory and Council Member David Crowley asked Brad to serve on the planning group to restore the City's Office of Environmental Management. The City Manager, Milton Dohoney, Jr., reappointed Brad as Chair of the Cincinnati Environmental Advisory Council, which advises the City Council, the City Manager and City Departments regarding environmental issues.

Profile of Professor Mank


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Nancy Oliver Legal Research & Writing Professor
Nancy attended the Northeast Regional Academic Assistance Workshop held at the Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Four law schools adopted Nancy's research project submitted to the Legal Writing Institute's Idea Bank.

Profile of Professor Oliver


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William J. Rands Professor of Law
Bill’s article, Passthrough Entities and Their Unprincipled Differences under Federal Tax Law, 49 SMU L. Rev. 1 (1995), was cited in Peggie R. Smith, Laboring for Child Care: A Consideration of New Approaches to Represent Low-Income Service Workers, 8 U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 583 (2006).

Profile of Professor Rands


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Ronna Greff Schneider Professor of Law
Ronna presented Religion in the Public Schools as part of the UC Faculty Summer Scholarship Series. Her article, Getting Help with Their Homework: Schools, Lower Courts, and the Supreme Court Justices Look for Answers under the Establishment Clause, 53 Admin. L. Rev. 943 (2001), was cited in Marcia S. Alembik, The Future of the Lemon Test: A Sweeter Alnertative for Establishment Clause Analysis, 40 Ga. L. Rev. 1171 (2006).

Profile of Professor Schneider


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Rachel Jay Smith Legal Research & Writing Professor
Ronna attended the 12th Biennial Legal Writing Institute ("LWI") Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. She submitted, and the LWI accepted for its Idea Bank, one of her research projects for the fall semester of Lawyering I: Legal Research and Writing:

Rachel assisted Jenny Carroll in conducting a moot court session for 3L Joseph Brunner in preparation for an Ohio Innocence Project oral argument before the Fourth District Court of Appeals. She also assisted Jack Wittman (Wittman Hydro Planning Associates, Inc.) in pre-legislative policy development for Indiana water use planning. This work is being used as background for a Governor's Task Force that is currently considering the state's role in the management of water shortages.

Profile of Professor Smith


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Michael E. Solimine Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law and Director, Extern Program
Michael published Due Process and En Banc Decisionmaking, 48 Ariz. L. rev. 325 (2006), part of a symposium on the Ninth Circuit. Several articles in the symposium cited his work, including:

Several casebooks, academic press books, and law review articles cited Michael's work:

Academic press books:
Law reviews:
  • Deciding to Decide, in David F. Herr, Annotated Manual for Complex Litigation (Thomas/West, 2006 Supp.).
  • Revitalizing Interlocutory Appeals in the Federal Courts, in Kyle J. Fiet, Restoring the Promise of Markman: Interlocutory Patent Appeals Reevaluated Post-Philips v. Awh Corp., 84 N.C. L. Rev. 1291 (2006).
  • Formalism, Pragmatism, and the Conservative Critique of the Eleventh Amendment, in Eric Berger, The Collision of the Takings and State Sovereign Immunity Doctrines, 63 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 493 (2006).
  • The Quiet Revolution in Personal Jurisdiction, 73 Tul. L. Rev. 1 (1998), in Wendy Parker, Lessons in Losing: Race Discrimination in Employment, 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 889 (2006).
  • State Court Regulation of Offers of Judgment and Its Lessons For Federal Practice, 13 Ohio St. J. Disp. Resol. 51 (1997) (with Bryan Pacheco), in Merritt E. McAlister, The Swift, Silent Sword Hiding in the (Defense) Attorney's Arsenal: The Inefficacy of Georgia's New Offer of Judgment Statute as Procedural Tort Reform, 40 Ga. L. Rev. 995 (2006).

Profile of Professor Solimine


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Adam N. Steinman Assistant Professor of Law
Adam published The Irrepressible Myth of Celotex: Reconsidering Summary Judgment Burdens Twenty Years after the Trilogy, 63 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 144 (2006). He completed an article, "Less" is "More"? Textualism, Intentionalism, and a Better Solution to the Class Action Fairness Act's Appellate Deadline Riddle.

Adam presented A Federal Common Law for the Age of Textualism as part of the UC Faculty Summer Scholarship Series. Two of Adam's articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Steinman


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Suja Thomas Professor of Law
Suja presented Recasting Originalism as part of the UC Faculty Summer Scholarship Series. Her article, Re-Examining the Constitutionality of Remittitur under the Seventh Amendment, 64 Ohio St. L.J. 731 (2003), was cited in Wendy Parker, Lessons in Losing: Race Discrimination in Employment, 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 889 (2006).

Profile of Professor Thomas


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Joseph P. Tomain Dean Emeritus and Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law
Two of Joe's publications were cited:

  • Energy Law, (2004) (with Richard Cudany), in Matthew Waldron, Exploring Failed Electricity Deregulation: Lawyer's Role in Supporting a Healthy Marketplace, 19 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 1005 (2006).
  • Nuclear Transition: From Three Mile Island to Chernobyl, 28 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 363 (1987) (with Constance Dowd Burton), in Christopher C. Chandler, Recent Developments in Licensing and Regulation at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 58 Admin. L. Rev. 485 (2006).
Joe was quoted in Owners to Regain Norwood Property, Cincinnati Enquirer, July 28, 2006 at 1B.

Profile of Dean Emeritus and Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor Tomain


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Verna L. Williams Associate Professor of Law
Verna published three articles:

Verna presented, with Kristin Kalsem, What Is Social Justice Feminism? as part of the UC Faculty Summer Scholarship Series. Verna's article, Reform or Retrenchment?: Single-Sex Education and the Construction of Race and Gender, 2004 Wis. L. Rev. 15 (2004) was cited in Kimberly J. Jenkins, Constitutional Lessons for the Next Generation of Public Single-Sex Elementary and Secondary Schools, 47 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1953 (2006).

Profile of Professor Williams


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Ingrid Brunk Wuerth Professor of Law
Ingrid was named a Humboldt Fellow this summer at the Free University in Berlin, where she worked on issues related to the Europe and the global war on terror. At the Free University, she also gave a presentation to faculty and students on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ingrid published an op-ed in a leading Berlin newspaper entitled: Die (Ohn-)Macht des Völkerrrechts, Der Tagesspeigel (Aug. 6, 2006). She attended a conference on Legitimacy and International Law at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg.

Profile of Professor Wuerth

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