UC College of Law
Volume 3, Issue 7
February 2011

IngotWilliam J. Butler Conference and Award Ceremony to be Held on March 11, 2011

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. "Life at the Forefront of International Human Rights Law: An Interview with Attorney Paul Hoffman"  Two (2) CLE credits have been applied for in Ohio. Approval is expected. 

6:30 – 10:00 p.m. William J. Butler Award Ceremony at Cincinnati Museum Center
For more information contact Nancy Ent at 513.556.0068/ nancy.ent@uc.edu

IngotWilliam J. Butler Medal of Human Rights Awarded to Attorney Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman"I can think of no one who better captures the values and ideals for which the William J. Butler Medal of Human Rights was established," said Professor Bert Lockwood, Director of the Urban Morgan Institute, of this year’s medal winner Paul Hoffman. (Read more)

Upcoming Events

Chesley Visitor
March 1, 2011

Judge In Residence
March 2-4, 2011

Butler Medal Award
March 11, 2011

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IngotCPD Launches Catalyst Program

Photo 5On February 25, 2011, the College will launch the Catalyst Program, a micro-mentoring program designed to fold students into the lives of attorney volunteers. The Catalyst Program, which will be administered by the Center for Professional Development,  increases the opportunities for students to interact with the local bar.  What is a Catalyst?  Similarly a catalyst can be defined as a person or thing that precipitates an event or change.  Almost 60 students registered and the volunteer response from the local bar to serve as Catalysts has been equally enthusiastic. (Read more)

Save The Date!

Nominations Needed for 2011 Distinguished Alumni
Due by March 1, 2011

2TO25 Searching for Participants
March 7, 2011

Spring Luncheon
May 20, 2011

Alumni Weekend 2011
May 21, 2011



Ingot2TO25 Searching for Participants

Photo 5The UC Law Center for Professional Development(CPD) is pleased to announce the launch of 2TO25|Connecting One Lawyer at a Time.  This is a unique opportunity for students to learn more about law firms of 2–25 attorneys and for those firms to learn more about how to meet part-time and project based hiring needs.  On Monday, March 7th, the College of Law will host the first discussion forum between firms and students from 3–5pm. For more information, please contact CPD at 513.556.6810 or via email at cpdlaw@uc.edu. (Read more)

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Ingot2011 Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor Lynn A. Stout to Give Lecture on Economic Theory

Photo 6Professor Lynn A. Stout will be the 2011 Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor. Her lecture entitled "Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good People", will focus on economic theory. Economic theory has had an enormous influence on legal thinking and the creation of legislation. Economic theory, however, traditionally assumes people are always rational and always selfish. In recent years, a new school of social science has emerged to challenge these assumptions. "Behavioral economics" investigates how real people behave in real situations. Behavioral economists have demonstrated under laboratory conditions that people in fact often act irrationally and also often act unselfishly. (Read more)


Ingot2011 Judge in Residence, the Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright,  to Lecture on Lawyers as Public Servants

Photo 6Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright of the Minnesota Court of Appeals will be the law school's Judge in Residence March 2-4. As part of her visit, she will present the lecture "Lawyers as Public Servants: Facing Today's Challenges with Ingenuity Inspired by a Commitment to Service."  Of the topic she says, "With growing reliance on private mechanisms like mediation and arbitration, the lack of representation for individuals who cannot afford legal services, among other things, what are the challenges and changes to the justice system and what do they mean for the courts? ... (Read more)


IngotInstitute for the Global Practice of Law Plans Summer Program

Photo 3The College of Law has launched an intensive four-week summer program targeted to non-U.S. lawyers interested in learning about the U.S. legal system. The summer venture was created under the auspices of the new Institute for the Global Practice of Law (IGPL). (Read more)

IngotUC in the News

Photo 4Law school professors and administrators regularly provide insight and perspective on the events of the day. Here's a summary of recent forays into the local media: (Read more)

IngotNominations Needed for 2011 Distinguished Alumni

distinguished alumnThe UC Law Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award.  To nominate your fellow alumni, and to see a list of all past award recipients, please visit or you may email your nominations directly to Peggy Ruwe.  Just a reminder, nominations are due by March 1st.  We will recognize this year’s recipients at our spring luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Westin’s Fountain Room, downtown Cincinnati.  See details on the luncheon.

IngotSBA Charitable Golf Tournament in April

Tired of the cold winter? Ready for some warm sunshine? How about signing up for the Charitable Golf Tournament sponsored by the Student Bar Association on Saturday, April 2 at Glenview Golf Course, Cincinnati, Ohio.
All proceeds benefit UC Law Students Summer Public Interest Fund program.
(Read more)

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