Volume 4, Issue 3
October 2011

Ingot2011 William Howard Taft Lecture on Constitutional Law

Michael DorfThe University of Cincinnati College of Law is honored to present Michael C. Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell University College of Law, as the 2011 William Howard Taft lecturer.  The title of his lecture is "Tainted Law." In his lecture, Professor Dorf's will discuss circumstances in which a repealed provision of law "taints" current law. Drawing on examples of slavery, segregation, and women's equality, he will explore the implications of tainted law for constitutional interpretation. (Read More)

IngotCenter for Race, Gender and Social Justice Hosts EEOC Chair to Discuss Employment Opportunity

BerrienThe Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice will host Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at its fall luncheon event on Friday, October 28, 2011 at noon at the Netherland Hilton in downtown Cincinnati. Chair Berrien will present the keynote address "Realizing the Dream of Equal Employment Opportunity in the 21st Century." Visit the web page for more information and to register for the event. (Read More)

IngotProfessor Chris Bryant's Sabbatical Brought Opportunity for In-depth Research, Writing and Professional Development

Chris BryantDo you recall that famous elementary school question, "What did you do last summer"? For law school professors, however, the question becomes "What did you do on sabbatical?"  For Professor Christopher Bryant,  a year-long sabbatical meant opportunity for significant research, reflection, and writing. (Read More)

Upcoming Events


William Howard Taft Lecture on Constitutional Law
October 27, 2011

Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice Event
October 28, 2011

Race Judicata
October 29, 2011

Shifting to Neutral: A Not So Basic Mediation Workshop
November 1, 3, 5, 2011

More Events

IngotFor Professor Ronna Schneider Sabbatical Brings New Book Project Exploring Religion and Education

Ronna SchneiderLike colleague Professor Bryant, Professor Ronna Schneider is back in the classroom this fall after a yearlong sabbatical. It was not Schneider's first time away from the classroom since joining the College of Law as an Assistant Professor in 1980. (Read More)

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IngotProfessor Bettman Launches Blog Analyzing Ohio Supreme Court Cases

BettmanProfessor Marianna Bettman's new blog, www.legallyspeakingohio.com, is the "one stop shop" for those interested in insightful analysis of Ohio Supreme Court cases. The Supreme Court Watch page has three segments. The first is a preview of oral arguments of significant upcoming cases. Then once the argument has taken place, there is a segment called "What’s on Their Minds", which analyzes the oral argument from the point of view of the justices' questions. Finally, there will be an analysis of the decision when released. (Read her blog)

If you have any questions or would like further information about the website or how to reach Professor Bettman, contact her directly at 513.556.0958 or via email at marianna.bettman@uc.edu. Also, readers interested in up-to-the-minute analysis may use the RSS entry on the site.

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Ingot Computer Support Specialist Alan Wheeler Helps Change Ohio Gun Rights Law

alan wheelerOn June 30, 2011, Ohio Governor Kasich signed House Bill 54 into law, essentially providing certain Ohioans with a means of restoring their firearm rights. Ninety days later on September 30 that bill became effective. For Alan Wheeler, the College of Law's Computer Support Specialist, the signing of House Bill 54 marked a long time coming, as he began working towards this result since 2007. (Read More)

IngotPatent Law Interest Leads Jared Brandyberry '11 to Geneva, Switzerland

Jared BrandyberryJared Brandyberry decided to attend law school during his senior year at UC, when he became interested in intellectual property. "Patent law interested me because it mixed my technical background with the law and allowed me to work with entrepreneurs and innovators developing new inventions," the 2011 College of Law graduate said. (Read More)

IngotAbigail Horn '13 Transitions to 2L Year and Life Without Her Pet Pig

For virtually every law student, past and present, 2L' year is not nearly as big of an adjustment than the often dreaded first year of law school. In fact, for second-year student Abigail Horn, the biggest change between this year and last might be going from having a pet pig to a puppy. (Read More)

IngotDon’t Miss the UC Law Tailgate on November 12!

UC Law Alumni Association & UC Law Student Bar Association cordially invite you to a fun pre-game tailgate event on November 12, 2011. Join your fellow alumni and current law students as we show our support for the Bearcats' football team when they take on West Virginia's Mountaineers at Paul Brown Stadium. Tickets are only $20, and we'll supply provide food, drinks, and pre-game festivities. If you would like to reserve a ticket, please RSVP by November 4, 2011. (Read More)

IngotCollege of Business Tax Conference Offers 13 CLE Credits

tax logoParticipate in the 44th Annual Income Tax Conference for tax practitioners, attorneys, paralegals and more. Presented by the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, this event will include an update on the latest tax laws as well as tax preparation guidance. Lawyers can receive 13 CLE credits. Held on December 13-14, 2011 at Duke Energy Center, conference speakers include Dr. Dale Kiefer, Professor Emeritus at the COB. (Read More)

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