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November 2011 Issue

Marjorie Aaron
Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice

Marjorie spoke on the use of decision analysis in mediation on November 1 at the CLE event, Evaluative Mediation: Yes or No?, which was jointly sponsored by the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution and Frost Brown Todd. On November 7, Marjorie and Assistant Professor of Practice Sean Mangan presented the basics of negotiation and the lawyer’s role to McAuley High School students in their “Women In” program, designed to introduce young women to a range of professions.  Marjorie hosted McAuley High School students in the “Women in Law” group on November 8 to observe final mediations in her mediation class. The programs were arranged in collaboration with Lori Landrum, Esq. of Frost Brown Todd, who is working with students at McAuley High School. 

Profile of Professor Aaron

Timothy K. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Law

Tim’s article, Chevron Deference and Agency Self-Interest, 13 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 203 (2004), was cited in The Supreme Court 2010 Term: Leading Cases, 125 Harv. L. Rev. 281 (2011).

Profile of Professor Armstrong

Lin (Lynn) Bai
Associate Professor of Law

Lin’s article, Lying and Getting Caught: An Empirical Study of the Effect of Securities Class Action Settelments on Targeted Firms, 158 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1877 (2010) (with James D. Cox & Randall S. Thomas), was cited in James D. Cox, Response, Securities Class Actions as Public Law, 160 U. Pa. L. Rev. PENNumbra 73 (2011).

Profile of Professor Bai

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

The November issue of Marianna’s monthly column, Legally Speaking, which appears in both the Cincinnati Herald and the American Israelite, is entitled, More Food for Thought on Death Penalty, This Time from Justice Paul Pfeifer. 

Marianna published the following articles on her blog, Legally Speaking Ohio:

Marianna gave a CLE presentation on the most important cases of last term of the Ohio Supreme Court to the UC College of Law alumni.

Marianna and Barbara Black arranged for the visit of Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, as part of the Harris Distinguished Practitioner Series and arranged dinner for the judge, students, and colleagues. 

Marianna was quoted in James Ritchie, Decades after Illness, Malpractice Lawsuit Still Going, Business Courier, Nov. 18, 2011.

Profile of Professor Bettman

Louis Bilionis
Dean and Nippert Professor of Law

Two of Lou’s articles were cited:

Profile of Dean Bilionis

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

Several of Barbara’s articles were cited:

Barbara and Marianna Bettman arranged for the visit of Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, as part of the Harris Distinguished Practitioner Series and arranged dinner for the judge, students, and colleagues.

Barbara was quoted in Edward Wyatt, Judge Blocks Citigroup Settlement with S.E.C, New York Times, Nov. 28, 2011.

Profile of Professor Black

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris’s article, Foreign Law as Legislative Fact in Constitutional Cases, 2011 BYU L. Rev. 1005 (2011), is now in print.

Profile of Professor Bryant

Paul L. Caron
Charles Hartsock Professor of Law

The Law Stories Series of Foundation Press, for which Paul serves as Series Editor, published First Amendment Stories (2011), by Richard W Garnett (Notre Dame) & Andrew Koppelman (Northwestern).

The Graduate Tax Series of LexisNexis, for which Paul serves as Series Editor, published Estate and Gift Taxation (2011), by Robert Danforth (Washington & Lee) & Brant Hellwig (South Carolina).

For the fourth year in a row, Paul's TaxProf Blog has been named to the ABA Journal's list of "the 100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal."  The ABA’s 2012 Blawg 100 selected Paul’s TaxProf Blog from more than 3,500 blawgs written by law professors and lawyers.

Paul spoke as part of a panel discussion at UC Law School on Occupy Wall Street and the Creation of the 1% (with Dean Emeritus, Joe Tomain, and Business School Professor, Benjamin Passty).

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

Several of Paul’s publications were cited:

Paul was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Caron

Jacob Katz Cogan
Professor of Law

Jacob presented the paper, “The Laws of War in an Era of Asymmetric Conflict” as part of the University’s Life of the Mind Lecture Series

Jacob’s article, The Look Within: Property, Capacity, and Suffrage in Nineteenth-Century America, 107 Yale L.J. 473 (1997), was cited in Mark C. Alexander, Money, Politics, and the Constitution: Beyond Citizens United: Citizens United and Equality Forgotten, 35 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 499 (2011).

Profile of Professor Cogan

Mark A. Godsey
Daniel P. and Judith L. Carmichael Professor of Law and Director, Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project

Mark submitted the essay, False Justice and the "True Prosecutor": A Memoir, Tribute and Commentary, to the peer-reviewed Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.

Mark and Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) exoneree, Raymond Towler, made a presentation, DNA and the Innocence Movement, at a CLE for public defenders and judges in Southwest Ohio.

Mark’s symposium contribution, She Blinded Me with Science: Wrongful Convictions and the 'Reverse CSI-Effect', 17 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 481 (2011), is now in print.

The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) hosted Dr. Greg Hampikian, famed DNA expert and the expert in the Amanda Knox case in Italy, who spoke at the College of Law on November 11.

Profile of Professor Godsey

Lewis Goldfarb
Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

Lew and students from the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, which Lew directs, taught the Corporations II class at the UC College of Business on how to choose the proper legal structure for your business on November 10th.  The class, which consisted primarily of accounting students, was a masters-level class taught by Professor Ilse Hawkins.

Profile of Professor Goldfarb

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

The University of Pennsylvania Press published three more books in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights for which Bert serves as Series Editor:

Profile of Professor Lockwood

Sean Mangan
Assistant Professor of Practice

Sean and Marjorie Aaron presented the basics of negotiation and the lawyer’s role on November 7 to McAuley High School students in their “Women In” program, designed to introduce young women to a range of professions.

Profile of Sean Mangan

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

Several of Brad’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Mank

Kenyatta Mickles
Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Law

The Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, which is directed by Kenyatta Mickles, Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Law, persuaded the Cincinnati City Council to pass a resolution that declared that protection from domestic violence is a human right. The Clinic’s students and staff worked many months creating, lobbying, and publicizing the resolution.  Read more about it at Jennifer Cunningham-Minnick, Nick Maull, & Josh Lefevre, Letter to the Editor: City Council Takes Stand Against Domestic Violence,, Oct. 18, 2011.

Profile of Professor Mickel

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

Doug attended the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law in Boston, Massachusetts, October 27-30, and was elected Treasurer of the organization. He made the following presentations at the meeting:

  • “Selling Meds for Competence Restoration: The Details Emerge.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, (Oct. 28, 2011) (with S. C. Sanderson, 2011 UC College of Law grad and a former Weaver fellow);
  • “How I Became a Researcher: Career Trajectories.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, (Oct. 29, 2011) (with S. Yang, P. Candilis, S. Hatters-Friedman, & R. Trestman); and
  • “Wild Child? Assessing Risk of Pediatric Inpatient Aggression.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, (Oct. 30, 2011) (D. Barzman).

Several of Doug’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Mossman

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Michael presented a paper, Congress, the Solicitor General, and the Path of Reapportionment Litigation, at the symposium, Baker v. Carr After 50 Years: Appraising the Reapportionment Revolution, at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on November 4. The symposium papers will be published in the Case Western Reserve Law Review.

Several of Michael’s articles were cited:

Profile of Professor Solimine

Sandra Sperino
Associate Professor of Law 

Sandra published Framing Discrimination Law: Wal-Mart v. Dukes and Title VII, JURIST – Forum, Nov. 12, 2011.

Her article, Rethinking Discrimination Law, 110 Mich. L. Rev. 69 (2011), will be cited in David B. Oppenheimer, et al., Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law: Cases, Codes, Constitution and Commentary (Foundation Press, forthcoming 2012).

Sandra presented her paper, "Personal Jurisdiction Update," at the University of Cincinnati  College of Law Fall Continuing Legal Education Seminar.

Profile of Professor Sperino

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

Joe delivered a paper, “Smart Grid Innovation: Policy, Politics and Law,” at the Fourth Annual Conference, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, November 25, 2011, in the Residence Palace, Brussels, Belgium.

Joe published, Op-Ed., Four Reasons Bipartisan Accountability Act Will Fail, Cincinnati Enquirer, November 1, 2011.

Joe’s book, Energy Law in a Nutshell (West Group, 2d ed., 2011) (with Richard Cudahy), was very positively reviewed in Jonathan P. Trotta, Book Review, 32 Energy L. J. 631 (2011). 

Joe’s article,The Past and Future of Electricity Regulation, 32 Envtl. L. 435 (2002), was cited in Jeffrey Manns, Building Better Bailouts: The Case for a Long-Term Investment Approach, 63 Fla. L. Rev. 1349 (2011).

Profile of Dean Tomain

Verna Williams
Professor of Law 

Verna’s article, Reform or Retrenchment?: Single-Sex Education and the Construction of Race and Gender, 2004 Wis. L. Rev. 15, was cited in David S. Cohen, The Stubborn Persistence Of Sex Segregation, 20 Colum. J. Gender & L. 51 (2011).

Profile of Professor Williams