Volume 6, Issue 9
April 2014

IngotSymposium: "False Confessions: Why Do They Happen?"

false confessionsThe phenomenon of false confessions will be the subject of the upcoming symposium False Confessions: Why Do They Happen? The conference will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in TUC 220. Why do false confessions occur? How do Miranda warnings figure into interrogations that result in confessions? Learn more about the phenomenon of false confessions at the upcoming symposium hosted by the Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry. Prominent legal scholars and clinical psychologists from around the country will discuss competency to stand trial, under what conditions defendants confess, how cognitive deficits impact interrogations, and how linguistic and cognitive deficits, mental illness, and age can affect a defendant’s ability to interact with legal counsel or police, along with many other aspects of this topic. Attorneys may receive up to 5 hrs. general CLE credits. The cost is free for UC faculty, staff, and students. A small registration fee is required for all others. (Read more)

Ingot UC Law Announces Partnerships with Business Incubators; Local Entrepreneurs Benefit

Lew GoldfarbThe Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC) has launched new partnerships with two local business incubators, delivering legal services to local entrepreneurs and providing law students with opportunities to use and enhance their lawyering skills. "We're excited to announce that the ECDC has now partnered with the Hamilton County Business Center, one of Ohio’s best startup incubators, and First Batch, one of the tri-state's newest business accelerators," said Lew Goldfarb, Director of the ECDC at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. (Read more)

Upcoming Events


Hydraulic Fracturing: Regulatory and Environmental Issues
April 17, 2014

Lecture: Immigration Act of 1965 (INLR Spring Lecture)
April 17, 2014

An Insider's View on Immigration Issues
April 30, 2014

Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon
May 16, 2014

Hooding Ceremony
May 17, 2014

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IngotUkranian LLM Student Marina Nemirovska has Found Her Niche in Immigration Work

Marina NemirovskaMarina Nemirovska grew up in Ukraine, living in Kiev, the capital of the country. There, she earned her master’s degree in engineering as well as her master's degree in law.  While she worked briefly in the engineering field, she opted to pursue a legal career.  For 14 years Nemirovska practiced law in Ukraine.  Initially she worked as a corporate lawyer, dealing with customs and contracts.  After eight years of corporate work, Nemirovska opened her own firm to work as a private notary.  (Read more)

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IngotCatalina Roa Pacheco Talks About the Socratic Method, the LLM Program, and Cincinnati Traffic

Catalina Roa PachecoCatalina Roa Pacheco, formerly a practicing attorney in Colombia, will be graduating this spring with her LLM degree. Originally from Bogotá, Roa Pacheco moved to the United States in 2012 with her husband. Though she was working as an attorney in Colombia, Roa Pacheco was unsure of whether she would continue with the legal profession in Cincinnati. Her husband, who is completing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, recommended that she check out UC Law and the LLM program. In fact, she had the opportunity to participate in a program to learn more about UC Law, the LLM program, and the city of Cincinnati.  (Read more)


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IngotBulgarian LLM Student Yana Kostova Shares Thoughts on the City, Working at the Mayor’s Office, and Cincinnati’s Opening Day

Yana KostovaUC Law's nine-month LLM program is designed to introduce internationally trained lawyers to the U.S. legal system.  One of the reasons the program is so attractive to many students is because of its flexibility. Some students can take advantage of a number of practical experiences with the various centers and institutes at the college and throughout the city.  That was a bonus for current LLM student Yana Kostova. (Read more)

IngotFrom a Small Town in India to Bustling Cincinnati, Pradeep Kandambath Continues to Pursue a Legal Career

Pradeep KandambathFrom the small town of Payyanur in a region of southern India known for its long, sandy beaches, coconut trees, monsoon rains, and exotic spices, Pradeepkumar Kandambath moved to the United States looking to pursue a legal career. That was over 12 years ago. His circuitous journey, however, brought him to the College of Law as a student in the LLM program. (Read more)

IngotAn Interview With Attorney and LLM Student Lara Ringdahl

Lara Ringdahl, a lawyer from Switzerland, is a participant in the law school's LLM program. A criminal attorney, she has a strong interest in classes in the criminal law program. She has found UC Law's program a great complement to her background and professional goals. Here's more of her story. (Read more)

IngotNora Burke Wagner Named Director of the LLM Program

Nora Burke WagnerNora Burke Wagner has been named director of the law school's LLM Program. A 2000 graduate of the College, she clerked for Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and spent seven years working in-house at a large non-profit social service agency as Director of Government Advocacy and Legal Affairs before returning to the College of Law community. (Read more)

IngotLLM Program Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2014

Do you know any lawyers living in Cincinnati who trained overseas? If so, please tell them about the LLM Program at UC Law! The LLM Program will put some internationally trained lawyers on the path to the Ohio Bar Exam without a three-year JD. Applications to the LLM program are still being accepted for the class beginning Fall 2014. Scholarships are still available. Contact Nora Burke Wagner with questions. Or, apply through the LLM website.

Ingot3L Caroline Hyatt Wins Second Place in National Writing Competition

Congratulations to third year law student Caroline Hyatt who placed second in the 2013-2014 Louis Jackson National Memorial Student Writing Competition in Labor and Employment Law for her paper, "The Legal Enforcement of 'Proper' Gender Performance Through Title VII." The competition is sponsored by the national labor and employment law firm Jackson Lewis in memory of Mr. Jackson, one of the firm's founders. The competition has been administered by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's, Institute for Law and the Workplace. Her essay will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website and she will receive a $1,000 scholarship. (Read more)

IngotDistinguished Alumni Luncheon to be Held

The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon will be on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Archway Ballroom, 812 Race Street - Downtown Cincinnati.  This year the College of Law will be recognizing the Hon. P. Daniel Fedders '61, Barbara J. Howard '79, and Sharon J. Zealey '84. (Read more)

IngotOhio State Bar Association Reception Coming

Please join us on Thursday, May 1, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, OH. We will be celebrating the hard work and dedication of UC Law alumni and area lawyers for the OSBA leadership. Joining us will be John D. Holschuh, Jr. '80, running for the position of president-elect. We'd also like to celebrate George D. Jonson '83, recipient of the 2014 Eugene R. Weir Award for Ethics and Professionalism. (Read more)

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