FACULTY NEWS
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Editors: Paul Caron
& Joe Hodnicki
November 2001

In this issue

Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna delivered radio commentaries on WVXU on the constitutionality of Cincinnati's drug exclusion zones; the responsibility of liquor-permit holders for off-premises drunk-driving injuries to third parties caused by underage drinkers whose age has not been verified; and the use of racial preferences in the college admissions process, not to remedy any past official discrimination on its part but rather because of its desire for diversity in the student body. She also taught at the Institute for Learning in Retirement and participated with Dean Tomain and Professor Solimine in a panel discussion, Should Judges Be Appointed or Elected?, sponsored by the UC student chapter of the Federalist Society

Paul Caron
Paul published several issues of his Tax Law Abstracts e-journals (www.ssrn.com): four issues of Tax Law & Policy (vol. 2, nos. 41-44) and one issue of Practitioner Series (vol. 1, no. 10) (both co-edited with Joe Bankman (Stanford)); and one issue of International & Comparative Tax (vol. 1, no. 10) (co-edited with Eric Zolt (Harvard)). He spoke with Professors Chin, Mank, and Nagy at a College of Law Town Meeting with students on Dean Tomain's tuition enhancement plan. Paul chairs the tax and finance committee of Crossroads Community Church, which this month celebrated the opening of its new church home at 3500 Madison Road.

Jack Chin
Jack was named to the 2001 "aList" of the "25 most Notable Asians in America" in the December-January issue of aMagazine. The article focused on his work with the students on the Immigration and Nationality Law Review (www.law.uc.edu/inlr) to repeal anti-Asian alien land laws which were on the book in four states. Jack was listed at 24th, just below such luminaries as Ichiro Suzuki, Tiger Woods, Norm Mineta, Jet Li, and The Rock. On a local level, he was quoted in the Columbus Dispatch and the Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial Page on the ethical implications of ex parte communications between judges and parties.

Jack presented his paper, Race, the War on Drugs and Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction, at a symposium of the Journal of Gender, Race and Justice at the University of Iowa College of Law. He also participated as Reporter in a meeting of the ABA Task Force on Collateral Sanctions in New York, and presented that group's report to the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee in Annapolis. Jack spoke with Associate Dean Caron and Professors Mank and Nagy at a College of Law Town Meeting with students on Dean Tomain's tuition enhancement plan. Two of Jack's articles were cited in prestigious law reviews this month: The "Blue Wall of Silence" as Evidence of Bias and Motive to Lie: A New Approach to Police Perjury, 59 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 233 (1998) (with Wells), in Steven D. Clymer, Compelled Statements from Policy Officers and Garrity Immunity, 76 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1309 (2001); and Beyond Self Interest: Asian Pacific Americans Toward a Community of Justice: A Policy Analysis of Affirmative Action, 4 Asian Pac. Am. L.J. 129 (1996) (with Cho, Kang & Wu), in Adrien Katherine Wing, USA 2050: Identity, Critical Race Theory, and the Asian Century, 99 Michigan L. Rev. 1390 (2001).

Rafael Gely
Rafael's article, The Political Economy of Supreme Court Constitutional Decisions: The Case of Roosevelt's Court-Packing Plan, 12 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 45 (1992) (with Spiller), was cited in Larry D. Kramer, The Supreme Court 2000 Term Foreword: We the Court, 115 Harvard L. Rev. 4 (2001).

Brad Mank
Brad made a presentation on Environmental Justice and Title VI to the City of Cincinnati's Environmental Advisory Council. He spoke with Associate Dean Caron and Professors Chin and Nagy at a College of Law Town Meeting with students on Dean Tomain's tuition enhancement plan.

Donna Nagy
Donna spoke with Associate Dean Caron and Professors Chin and Mank at a College of Law Town Meeting with students on Dean Tomain's tuition enhancement plan.

 

 

Jim O'Reilly
Jim has been selected as one of the four primary presenters for the ABA Symposium on Terrorism and the Environment to be held in Washington in the spring, where he will address the legal issues of planning for terrorist attacks affecting the environment. He was one of 18 administrative law scholars to participate by invitation at a colloquium on judicial review hosted by the University of Louisville, and his symposium paper has been tentatively accepted for publication in the Administrative Law Review. Jim chaired a panel on veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder at the Annual Conference on Administrative Law in Washington and participated in a panel on the effects of the HIPAA (health care records) privacy rules at the same conference. His program on Secrecy, Vulnerability and Terrorism: Effects on Public Disclosure Issues from the Sept. 11 Crisis has been accepted for the ABA Midwinter meeting in Philadelphia on Feb. 1, and his paper will be included in the Widener Law Journal's symposium issue.

Wendy Parker
Wendy has agreed to write a book review of What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said: The Nation's Top Legal Experts Rewrite America's Landmark Civil Rights Decision (Jack M. Balkin ed., NYU Press, 2001) for the Journal of Legal Education.

Michael Solimine
Michael participated with Dean Tomain and Professor Bettman on a panel discussion, Should Judges Be Appointed or Elected?, sponsored by UC student chapter of the Federalist Society. Three of Michael's articles were cited in prestigious law reviews this month: The Next Word: Congressional Response to Supreme Court Statutory Decisions, 65 Temple L. Rev. 425 (1992) (with Walker), in Frank B. Cross & Blake J. Nelson, Strategic Institutional Effects on Supreme Court Decisionmaking, 95 Northwestern U. L. Rev. 1437 (2001); Supreme Court Monitoring of State Courts in the 21st Century, 35 Ind. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2002), in Lonny Sheinkopf Hoffman, A Window into the Courts: Legal Process and the 2000 Presidential Election, 95 Northwestern U. L. Rev. 1533 (2001); and Enforcement and Interpretation of Settlements of Federal Civil Rights Actions, 19 Rutgers L.J. 295 (1988), in Scott C. Idelman, The Emergence of Jurisdictional Resequencing in the Federal Courts, 87 Cornell L. Rev. 1 (2001).

Joe Tomain
Joe was elected to the Cincinnatus Association, an organization of 100 Cincinnati citizens dedicated to public service. Environmental Law has solicited him to write an article on electric industry restructuring. Joe served on the keynote panel at the Ohio Grantmakers Forum, Grantmakers for the Future: Sharing the Wealth of Knowledge, where he discussed the KnowledgeWorks Foundation as an "Information Foundation." He presented Developments in Legal Ethics from the ABA and ALI at the Ohio Legal Ethics and Professionalism Seminar. Joe co-facilitated the Third Annual Justice Institute for the Legal Profession, a four day seminar for senior lawyers, judges, and academics. He chaired the site evaluation visit on behalf of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar for Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Joe participated with Professors Bettman and Solimine on a panel discussion, Should Judges Be Appointed or Elected?, sponsored by UC student chapter of the Federalist Society

Glen Weissenberger
Glen published Judge Wirk Confronts Mr. Hillmon: A Narrative Having Something to do with the Law of Evidence, 81 Boston U. L. Rev. 707 (2001).

Verna Williams
Verna presented A Fly in the Buttermilk: Reflections on Race, Gender, and Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She also moderated a panel on public interest law at the College of Law

 

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