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Faculty News: March 2009

Faculty News March 2009 Issue

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

Marjorie conducted a workshop at the College on Making Mediators: An Intensive Practice Workshop for Attorneys and Other Professionals Who Mediate. Several of Marjorie’s articles were cited:

  • Decision Analysis as a Method of Evaluating the Trial Alternative, in Mediating Legal Disputes 307 (Dwight Golann, ed., 1997) (with David P. Hoffer), and The Value of Decision Analysis in Mediation Practice, 11 Nogot. J. 123 (1995), in Robert L. Haig, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (West, 2nd ed., New York Practice Series, 2009 Supp.).
  • Using Decision Trees as Tools for Settlement, 14 Alternatives to High Cost Litig. 71 (1996) (with David P. Hoffer, in Robert L. Haig, Successful Partnering between Inside and Outside Counsel (Thomson West, 2009 Supp.).

Profile of Professor Aaron

Timothy K. Armstrong
Assistant Professor of Law

Tim published Fair Circumvention, 74 Brook. L. Rev. 1 (2009). He presented Is Copyright Forever? The Termination of Assignments and Licenses for the Benefit of the Public, at Pittsburgh as part of the UC-Pittsburg Scholar Exchange Program and at Drake at the 2009 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable. (Tim hosted a workshop at the College last year by Anthony Infanti (Pittsburgh), Taxing Civil Riights Gains.)

Tim was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Cincinnati ArtWorks. Two of his articles were cited:

  • Chevron Deference and Agency Self-Interest, 13 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 203 (2004), in James A. Janaitis, Bankruptcy Collides with Antitrust: The Need for a Prohibition Against Using § 1110 Protections Collectively, 25 Emory Bankr. Dev. J. 197 (2008).
  • Digital Rights Management and the Process of Fair Use, 20 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 49 (1006), in Maria Lilla Montagnani, A New Interface between Copyright Law and Technology: How User-generated Content Will Shape the Future of Online Distribution, 26 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 719 (2009).

Profile of Professor Armstrong

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Assistant Professor of Law

Lynn acted as the discussant at a faculty workshop at the College by Paul Rose (Ohio State) on The Regulation of Shareholder Influence as part of the College’s Scholar Exchange Program.

Profile of Professor Bai

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

Marianna hosted Ohio State Senator Eric Kearney, Class of 1989, as the Harris Distinguished Practitioner. She served on the selection committee for this year’s Cohen/Barbour awards and introduced Visiting Professor Qudsia Mirza at an American Jewish Committee downtown luncheon program on Introduction to Islamic Law.

Profile of Professor Bettman

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

Barbara delivered the Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award Lecture at the College on Protecting the Retail Investor in an Age of Financial Uncertainty.

Profile of Professor Black

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris acted as the discussant at a faculty workshop at the College by Kevin Collins (Indiana), Wolves in Sheep's Clothing: Distinguishing Inventive Things From Inventive Thoughts in Patents Claiming Diagrams, Computer Models and Other Signs, as part of the College’s Scholar Exchange Program. (Chris led a faculty workshop at Indiana last month on A Typology of Legislative Facts in Constitutional Adjudication.)

Chris offered some remarks at a Federalist Society program at the College on a paper by David Mayer (Capital), The Myth of Laissez-Faire Constitutionalism: Liberty of Contract during the Lochner Era, 36 Hastings Const. L.Q. 217 (2009). Chris’s article, Youngstown Revisited, 29 Hastings Const. L.Q. 373 (2002) (with Carl Tobias), was cited in Michael J. Turner, Fade to Black: The Formalization of Jackson's Youngstown Taxonomy by Hamdan and Medellin, 58 Am. U. L. Rev. 665 (2009).

Profile of Professor Bryant

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

Paul hosted two luncheon discussion meetings for faculty, students, and staff on the DVD Series Nooma, sponsored by the Christian Legal Society. He published several issues of his Tax Law Abstracts e-journals:

Paul was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Katz Cogan

Assistant Professor of Law

Jacob served as a Commentator for the Junior International Law Scholars Association Conference at Temple. His article, Competition and Control in International Adjudication, 48 Va. J. Int’l L. 411 (2008), was cited in Dinah Shelton, Form, Function, and the Powers of International Courts, 9 Chi. J. Int'l L. 537 (2009).

Profile of Professor Cogan

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

Margaret published A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases (National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 2008) (with Hon. Jerry J. Bowles, Hon. Kaye K. Chistian, & Katheryn L. Yetter).

Profile of Professor Drew

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

Mark's proposal for a panel on The Lessons of DNA and the Innocence Revolution was one of only two proposals accepted by the AALS Criminal Justice Section for the 2010 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Mark will moderate the panel, which will include Brandon Garrett (Virginia), Cynthia Jones (American), Richard Leo (San Francisco), and Daniel Medwed of (Utah). Mark spoke with OIP exoneree Robert McClendon at Akron Law School and at a faculty lunch and then to the student body and local bar.

Mark filed an amicus brief with Douglas Berman (Ohio State) in the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of death row inmate Kevin Keith, who is represented by the Ohio Public Defender. Along with 2Ls Amanda Smith and Melissa Laugle, and former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro, Mark filed an appellate brief in the case of Roger Dean Gillispie, who has been a client of the Ohio Innocence Project since 2003.

Mark was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Godsey

Emily Houh
Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of Law and Contracts

Emily published Cracking the Egg: Which Came First — Stigma or Affirmative Action?, 96 Cal. L. Rev. 1299 (with Angela Onwuachi-Willig (Iowa) & Mary Campbell (Iowa)). Several of her articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Houh

Ann Hubbard
Professor of Law

Ann’s article, Meaningful Lives and Major Life Activities, 55 Ala. L. Rev. 997 (2004), was cited in Hakop Keshishyan, We Shall Overcome ... If the Courts Allow Us: The United States Supreme Court's Decisions Regarding Mitigating Measures, and its Connection to the Circuit Split on Whether Life Accomplishments Should Be Considered in Determining Disability under the ADA, 38 Sw. L. Rev. 357 (2008).

Profile of Professor Hubbard

Christo Lassiter
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Two of Christo's articles were cited:

Christo was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Lassiter

S. Elizabeth Malloy
S. Elizabeth (Betsy) Malloy Andrew Katsanis Professor of Law

Betsy presented Overvaluing Anonymous Speech: Problems in State Court Defamation Actions at Kansas as part of the UC-Kansas Scholar Exchange Program. (She hosted a workshop at the College last year by Melanie Wilson (Kansas), Prosecutors “Doing Justice” Through Osmosis: Reminders to Encourage a Culture of Cooperation.)

Two of Betsy’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Malloy

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

Two of Brad’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Mank

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

Stephanie presented To Have and to Hold and to Shift Between Us: Rethinking Marital Property for Federal Income Tax Return Filings at Villanova as part of the UC-Villanova Scholar Exchange Program. (She will host a workshop at the College next month by Joy Mullane (Villanova), Round and Round: The Cyclical Process of Tax Legislation Regulating Executive Compensation.)

Profile of Professor McMahon

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

Douglas published The Imperfection of Protection Through Detection and Intervention: Lessons From Three Decades of Research on the Psychiatric Assessment of Violence Risk, 30 J. Leg. Med. 109 (2009). He completed the manuscript for Is Letting Inpatients Smoke Malpractice?, which will be published in Current Psychiatry.

Several of Douglas’s articles were cited:

  • Critique of Pure Risk Assessment or, Kant Meets Tarasoff, 75 U. Cin. L. Rev. 523 (2006), in Richard S. Saver, In Tepid Defense of Population Health: Physicians and Antibiotic Resistance, 34 Am. J.L. & Med. 431 (2008).
  • ROC Curves, Test Accuracy, and the Description of Diagnostic-tests, 3 J. Neuropsychiatry & Clin. Neurosciences 330 (1991) (with E. Somoza), in Aleksandar A. Jovanovic, et al., Predicting Violence in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, 66 Vojnosanitetski Pregled 13 (2009).
  • Three-way ROCs, 19 Med. Decis. Making 78 (1999), in Xin He & Eric C. Fey, The Validity of Three-Class Hotelling Trace (3-HT) in Describing Three-Class Task Performance: Comparison of Three-Class Volume Under ROC Surface (VUS) and 3-HT, 28 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 185 (2009).

Profile of Professor Mossman

Ronna Greff Schneider
Professor of Law

Ronna’s book, Education Law Stories (Foundation Press, 2008) (with Michael A. Olivas (Houston)), was cited in Cutrer v. McMillan, No. 08-60702, 2009 WL 221254, (5th Cir. Jan. 30, 2009).

Profile of Professor Schneider

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Michael presented his paper, Federal and State Judicial Selection in an Interest Group Prospective (with Rafael Gely), at a symposium at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law on Mulling over the Missouri Plan: A Review of State Judicial Selection and Retention Systems. The symposium papers will be published in the Missouri Law Review. He moderated a panel discussion at the College on Governor Strickland's Judicial Appointments Recommendation Panels.

Several of Michael’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Solimine

Adam Steinman
Associate Professor of Law

Adam acted as the discussant at a faculty workshop at the College by David Olson (Boston College), Toward a First Amendment Based Copyright Misuse as part of the UC-Boston College Scholar Exchange Program. (Adam will be leading a faculty workshop at Boston College next month on his new paper, The Pleading Problem.)

Adam’s article, Sausage-Making, Pigs’ Ears, and Congressional Expansions of Federal Jurisdiction: Exxon Mobil v. Allapattah and its Lessons for the Class Action Fairness Act, 81 Wash L. Rev. 279 (2006), was cited in Joan Steinman, Claims, Civil Actions, Congress & the Court: Limiting the Reasoning of Cases Construing Poorly Drawn Statutes, 65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1593 (2008).

Profile of Professor Steinman

Joseph P. Tomain
Dean Emeritus and the Willbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law

Dean Tomain:

  • Chaired the meeting of the Board of Directors of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation
  • Chaired the meeting of the Board of Directors of Student Loan Funding
  • Chaired the meeting of the Board of Directors KnowledgeWorks Ohio
  • Chaired the meeting of the Program and Grants Committee of the Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Attended the meeting of the Board of the Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Attended the meeting of the Board of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Presented a lecture Dirty Energy Policy: Prelude to Climate Change at UC on behalf of the Presidents Advisory Council on Environment & Sustainability
  • Submitted law review article Narrating Justice to the Univeristy of Cincinnati Law Review as the introduction to the Symposium: Narration and Law in the Poetry of Lawrence Joseph (forthcoming)

Profile of Dean Tomain

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

Two of Verna’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Williams

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