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Faculty news: June 2009

Faculty News June 2009 Issue

Marjorie Corman Aaron
Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice

Marjorie presented three workshops for the New Zealand Government’s Leadership Development Center: Advanced Negotiation, Negotiation in a Nutshell, and Great on Your Feet. She gave a lecture on Decision Analysis in Mediation to Wellington, NZ’s LEADR branch (LEADR is the NZ and Australia lawyers’ ADR organization). She designed and delivered a Mediators’ Master Class for the mediators of NZ’s Building and Housing Department, headquartered in Auckland.

Profile of Professor Aaron

Timothy K. Armstrong
Assistant Professor of Law

The Provost approved Tim’s promotion to Associate Professor, effective September 1, 2009. Tim presented You and the Law Reviews: Understanding What Publication Agreements Say About Rights in Your Work as part of the College's 13th Annual Summer Scholarship Series.

Tim participated on a panel discussion at Open Source and Security, a symposium at Northern Kentucky University sponsored in part by the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, and briefly presented his forthcoming article Shrinking the Commons: Termination of Copyright Licenses and Transfers for the Benefit of the Public. He led a discussion on careers in law for a group of senior Chemical Engineering students at the University of Cincinnati.

Two of Tim's articles were cited:

  • Fair Circumvention, 74 Brook. L. Rev. 1 (2008), in Matt Williams, Congress Should Amend the Copyright Act to Protect Transactional Watermarks, 23 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1367 (2008).
  • Digital Rights Management and the Process of Fair Use, 20 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 49 (2006), in Kristen M. Cichocki, Unlocking the Future of Public Libraries: Digital Licensing that Preserves Access, 16 U. Balt. Intell. Prop. L.J. 29 (2008).

Profile of Professor Armstrong

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Assistant Professor of Law

Lynn’s article, There are Plaintiffs and... There are Plaintiffs: An Empirical Analysis of Securities Class Action Settlements, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 350 (2008) (with James D. Cox & Randall S. Thomas), was cited in David F. Herr, Annotated Manual for Complex Litigation (Thomson-West, 2009 Supp.).

Profile of Professor Bai

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

Gov. Strickland appointed Marianna chair of the Judicial Appointments Recommendation Panel. She published a column in the Cincinnati Herald and the American Israelite, The Fourth Amendment, Resuscitated, which discusses Arizona v. Gant and the limits on warrantless searches of vehicles by the police. Marianna published The Fourth Amendment, Resuscitated in her monthly newspaper column, Legally Speaking.

Profile of Professor Bettman

Barbara Black
Charles Hartsock Professor of Law and Director, Corporate Law Center

Two of Barbara’s publications were cited:

Profile of Professor Black

Paul L. Caron
Associate Dean of Faculty and Charles Hartsock Professor of Law

Paul published The Estate Tax Non-Gap: Why Repeal a "Voluntary" Tax?, 20 Stan. L. & Pol'y Rev. 153 (2009) (with James R. Repetti (Boston College)).

Paul was quoted in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Tax Audits Are No Laughing Matter, May 18, 2009.

Robert Morse, who as Director of Data Research at U.S. News & World Report is responsible for the annual law school rankings, recommended Paul’s “TaxProf for some of the best coverage and reactions to the law school rankings.” Paul’s coverage of the law school rankings also was featured in:

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

Two of Paul’s books were cited:

  • Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2009), in Mildred Robinson, Transfer Tax Reform after EGTRRA-2001: Reconstruction or Further Deconstruction?, 28 Va. Tax Rev. 391 (2008).
  • Tax Stories (Foundation Press, 2nd ed. 2009), in Karen C. Burke & Grayson M.P. McCouch, COBRA Strikes Back: Anatomy of a Tax Shelter, 62 Tax Law. 59 (2008).

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Katz Cogan
Assistant Professor of Law

The Provost has approved Jacob’s promotion to Associate Professor, effective September 1, 2009.

Jacob posted his forthcoming article, Representation and Power in International Organization: The Operational Constitution and Its Critics, 103 Am. J. Int’l L. ___ (2009), on SSRN.

Profile of Professor Cogan

Margaret Drew
Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic

The Ohio Fourth Appellate District rendered a favorable decision in Sinclair v. Sinclair, finding that the end of divorce proceedings should not be a measure of the time during which a petitioner needs a protection order. Margaret authored the amicus brief that argued that completion of a divorce proceeding does not signal the end of violence in a relationship for purposes of limiting the term of a civil protection order. The amicus brief was filed on behalf of the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic and the Ohio Network against Domestic Violence.

Margaret attended the annual conference of the Clinical Legal Education Association and presented Teaching Courage in the Law School Clinic (with Jeffery Baker (Faulkner)).

Margaret was named chair of the Reading Subcommittee of the National Association of Women Lawyers Supreme Court Committee. The Committee reviews the nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court and this summer will review the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

 

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

Mark published Shining the Bright Light on Police Interrogation in America (reviewing Richard A. Leo, Police Interrogation and American Justice (Harvard University Press, 2008)), 6 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 711 (2009).

Mark appeared for an hour on Wednesday, May 13th, on WLW's Bill Cunningham show to discuss his representation of Ryan Widmer and attempts to get Ryan a new trial. He spoke on Fountain Square at a vigil for Ryan Widmer attended by several hundred supporters.

Several of Mark’s articles were cited:

Mark was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Godsey

Kristin Kalsem
Professor of Law

Kristin’s article, Bankruptcy Reform and the Financial Well-being of Women: How Intersectionality Matters in Money Matters, 71 Brook. L. Rev. 1181 (2006), was cited in Mitchell F. Crusto, Unconscious Classism: Entity Equality for Sole Proprietors, 11 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 215 (2009).

Profile of Professor Kalsem

Christo Lassiter
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Christo’s article, TV or Not TV - That is the Question?, 86 J. Crim. L. and Criminology 928 (1996), was cited in Kristen D. Clardy, Judicial Confusion and Inconsistency in Handling Juror Misconduct: a New Proposal, 17 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 895 (2009). He was quoted in Long Road Ahead in Widmer Case, Cincinnati Enquirer, May 22, 2009.

Profile of Professor Lassiter

Bert B. Lockwood
Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Director, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

With the May issue, Bert completed 27 years as Editor of the Human Rights Quarterly, during which every issue was mailed to the subscribers in the month of scheduled publication. Bert participated in a State Department-sponsored videoconference with five human rights activists from Sri Lanka. Bert served as Rapporteur for a meeting of human rights officials from 22 Western foreign ministries in The Hague.

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

S. Elizabeth Malloy
Andrew Katsanis Professor of Law

Two of Betsy’s publications were cited:

Profile of Professor Malloy

Bradford Mank
James B. Helmer, Jr. Professor of Law

Brad consulted with the City Solicitor’s Office on the drafting an the environmental justice ordinance for the City of Cincinnati. The City Council’s Health & Environment Committee approved the ordinance on May 27th. City Council will vote on it on June 3rd.

Several of Brad’s publications were cited:

Profile of Professor Mank

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

Stephanie presented two papers at the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Denver:

Profile of Professor McMahon

Darrell Miller
Assistant Professor of Law

Darrell participated in a meeting called by the Ohio State Bar Association on the topic of Judicial Selection/Public Financing for Ohio judges.

 

Douglas Mossman
Director, Glenn M. Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry

Douglas published Smoking Allowed: Is Hospital Policy a Liability Risk?, Current Psychiatry, May 2009, pp. 28-31.

He made the following presentations:

  • When to Throw Away the Key: Mental Health Prediction of Sexual Offending. Department of Psychology Colloquium, Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio, May 15, 2009.
  • The Mental Health Professional as Expert Witness. Forensic Psychology class (PSYC 712), Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 21, 2009.
  • Understanding and Assessing ‘Legal Insanity’. Forensic Psychology class (PSYC 712), Xavier University, May 28, 2009.

Several of his publications were cited:

Profile of Professor Mossman

Nancy Oliver
Associate Dean for Curriculum and Student Affairs
and Professor of Legal Research and Writing

Nancy Oliver was appointed Associate Dean for Curriculum and Student Affairs at the College of Law.

Profile of Associate Dean Oliver

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Michael participated in a meeting called by the Ohio State Bar Association on the topic of Judicial Selection/Public Financing for Ohio judges. Several of his publications were cited:

Profile of Professor Solimine

Adam Steinman
Associate Professor of Law

The Board of Trustees has approved Adam’s promotion to Professor of Law with Tenure.

Two of Adam’s articles were cited:

Adam has been invited to speak at the Jan. 2010 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans on a panel discussion on The Future of Summary Judgment. The panel is co-sponsored by the Section on Civil Procedure and the Section on Litigation.

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

Verna published The First (Black) Lady, 86 Denv. U. L. Rev. 833 (2009).

Verna’s article, Private Choices, Public Consequences: Public Education Reform and Feminist Legal Theory, 12 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 563 (2006), was cited in Mitchell F. Crusto, Unconscious Classism: Entity Equality for Sole Proprietors, 11 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 215 (2009).

Profile of Professor Williams

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