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October 2011 Issue

Timothy K. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Law

Tim, chair of this year’s non-tenure-track committee, attended the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recruiting conference in Washington, D.C., on October 14 & 15.

Profile of Professor Armstrong

Marianna Bettman
Professor of Clinical Law

The October issue of Marianna’s monthly column, Legally Speaking, which appears in both the Cincinnati Herald and the American Israelite, is entitled Food For Thought on Ohio’s Death Penalty.

Marianna appeared on Newsmakers (Channel 12 television broadcast Oct. 23) with Dan Hurely to discuss State Issue One, which proposed extending the judicial retirement age, with Judge Pat Fischer.

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

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

On October 1, Barbara provided remarks entitled, “Regulation of Securities Professionals One Year after Dodd-Frank” at the 2011 Securities Conference, sponsored by the Division of Securities of the Ohio Department of Commerce, in Columbus.

Profile of Professor Black

A. Christopher Bryant
Professor of Law

Chris participated in one of the Federalist Society’s semester debates: “A Debate on Judicial Engagement” with Clark Neily, a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice.

Chris was quoted in Issue 3 Called Symbolic, Cincinnati Enquirer, October 2, 2011.

Chris, chair of this year’s faculty appointments committee, attended the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recruiting conference in Washington, D.C., on October 14 & 15.

Profile of Professor Bryant

Paul L. Caron
Charles Hartsock Professor of Law

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

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Jacob Cogan
Professor of Law

Jacob co-organized the Works-in-Progress Workshop of the International Organizations Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, which was held at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, on October 28.

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Thomas D. Eisele
Professor of Law

Tom’s article, Wittgenstein Tests Mr. Justice Holmes: On Holmes’s Proposal to Separate Legal Concepts from Moral Concepts, 2 Wash. U. Juris. Rev. 252 (2010), is now in print.

Profile of Professor Eisele

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

Mark, Director of the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP), and OIP exoneree Raymond Towler presented remarks entitled, “Wrongful Convictions,” to the UC Alumni Club in Indianapolis. Mark also presented “Wrongful Convictions” to two community groups in Cincinnati, and attended the Innocence Network's Board of Directors Meeting in San Diego.

The OIP helped to exonerate David Ayers of Cleveland, who spent more than 11 years in prison for a murder that DNA proved he did not commit. OIP staff attorney, Carrie Wood, was the lead attorney on the case.

Mark’s article, Rethinking the Involuntary Confession Rule: Toward a Workable Test for Identifying Compelled Self-Incrimination, 93 Cal. L. Rev. 465 (2005), was cited in State v. Iowa Dist. Court, 801 N.W.2d 513 (Iowa 2011).

Profile of Professor Godsey

Emily Houh
Associate Dean of Faculty and Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of the Law and Contracts

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, which Emily, Kristin Kalsem, and Verna Williams direct, co-sponsored with the Urban Morgan Institute the Butler Human Rights Lecture, which was given by Professor Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2011).

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice hosted Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at its fall luncheon event on October 28 at the Netherland Hilton in downtown Cincinnati. Read more in Sherry English, EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien to Speak on Employment Opportunities in the 21st Century, UC News, October 20, 2011.

Profile of Professor Houh

Kristin Kalsem
Professor of Law

Kristin was invited to speak at a symposium at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, on the question of “What is social justice?”, as part of its Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. She discussed her work on “Social Justice Feminism” (co-authored with Verna Williams).

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, which Kristin, Emily Houh, and Verna Williams direct, co-sponsored with the Urban Morgan Institute the Butler Human Rights Lecture, which was given by Professor Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2011).

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice hosted Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at its fall luncheon event on October 28 at the Netherland Hilton in downtown Cincinnati. Read more in Sherry English, EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien to Speak on Employment Opportunities in the 21st Century, UC News, October 20, 2011.

Kristin, a member of this year’s faculty appointments committee, attended the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recruiting conference in Washington, D.C., on October 14 & 15.

Profile of Professor Kalsem

Christo Lassiter
Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Christo was quoted in:

Profile of Professor Lassiter

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

The Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, which is directed by Bert, sponsored (with the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice) the Butler Human Rights Lecture, which was given by Professor Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Profile of Professor Lockwood

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

Several of Brad’s articles were cited:

Brad, a member of this year’s faculty appointments committee, attended the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recruiting conference in Washington, D.C., on October 14 & 15.

Profile of Professor Mank

Stephanie McMahon
Assistant Professor of Law

Stephanie’s article,To Save State Residents: States' Use of Community Property for Federal Tax Reduction, 1939-1947, 27 Law & Hist. Rev. 585 (2009), was cited in Martha T. McCluskey,Taxing the Family Work: Aid for Affluent Husband Care,21 Colum. J. Gender & L. 109 (2011).

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Darrell Miller
Associate Professor of Law

Darrell’s article, Guns, Inc.: Citizens United, McDonald, and the Future of Corporate Constitutional Rights, 86 NYU L. Rev. 887 (2011), is now in print.

Darrell’s article, Retail Rebellion and the Second Amendment, 86 Ind. L.J. 939 (2011), was cited in Heller v. District of Columbia, No. 10-7036, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 20130 (D.C. Cir. Oct. 4, 2011).

Darrell, a member of this year’s faculty appointments committee, attended the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recruiting conference in Washington, D.C., on October 14 & 15.

 

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

Doug attended the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and 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, Boston, Massachusetts, October 28 (with Sanderson SC (who is a 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, Boston, Massachusetts, October 29 (with Yang S, Candilis P, Hatters-Friedman S, & Trestman R);
  • “Wild Child? Assessing Risk of Pediatric Inpatient Aggression.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Boston, Massachusetts, October 30.

Two of Doug’s articles were cited:

  • Three-way ROCs, 19 Med. Decis. Making 78 (1999), in Ronaldo C. Prati, et al., A Survey on Graphical Methods for Classification Predictive Performance Evaluation, 23 IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 1601 (2011).

Profile of Professor Mossman

Michael E. Solimine
Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law

Michael participated in the drafting of and was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief of law professors that was filed in October in the U.S. Supreme Court case of First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, no. 10-708 (U.S., Nov. 23, 2010). The case involves the constitutional power of Congress to statutorily provide for a private party to have standing to bring suit, under the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. It will be argued and decided in the Supreme Court’s 2011-12 Term. The amicus curiae brief cites Michael’s article, Congress, Separation of Powers, and Standing, 59 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 1023 (2009).

Several of his articles were cited:

  • The Future of Parity, 46 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1457 (2005), in Arthur Leavens, State Constitutionalism: State-Court Deference or Dissonance?, 33 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 81 (2011);
  • Ideology and En Banc Review, 67 N.C. L. Rev. 29 (1988), in Charles Alan Wright & Mary Kay Kane, Law of Federal Courts (West, Hornbook Series, 7th ed., 2011);
  • Nepotism in the Federal Judiciary, 71 U. Cin. L. Rev. 563 (2002), in Charles Alan Wright & Mary Kay Kane, Law of Federal Courts (West, Hornbook Series, 7th ed., 2011);

Profile of Professor Solimine

Sandra Sperino
Associate Professor of Law

Sandra’s article Rethinking Discrimination Law, 110 Mich. L. Rev. 69 (2011) is now in print.

She completed “Direct Employer Liability for Punitive Damages," a response to Professor Joseph Seiner’s article, Punitive Damages, Due Process, and Employment Discrimination. The response will appear in the Iowa Law Review Bulletin in February of 2012.

She presented her paper “Statutory Proximate Cause” at Michigan State University College of Law’s Junior Faculty Workshop.

Profile of Professor Sperino

Verna Williams
Professor of Law

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, which Verna, Emily Houh, and Kristin Kalsem direct, co-sponsored with the Urban Morgan Institute the Butler Human Rights Lecture, which was given by Professor Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2011).

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice hosted Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at its fall luncheon event on October 28 at the Netherland Hilton in downtown Cincinnati. Read more in Sherry English, EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien to Speak on Employment Opportunities in the 21st Century, UC News, October 20, 2011.

Verna, a member of this year’s faculty appointments committee, attended the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recruiting conference in Washington, D.C., on October 14 & 15.

Profile of Professor Williams