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February 2006 Issue

Marjorie Aaron Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Negotiation & Problem Solving
Photo of Professor AaronMarjorie co-taught (with Professor Reuben (Missouri-Columbia) a winter workshop on Interviewing, Counseling and Decision-Making – a segment of the second year lawyering curriculum.

Profile of Professor Aaron :: Center for Practice in Negotiation & Problem Solving


Joseph Biancalana Professor of Law
Photo of Professor BiancalanaJoseph published The Politics and Law of Philoctetes, 17 Law & Literature 155 (2005).

Profile of Professor Biancalana


Lou Bilionis Dean and Nippert Professor of Law
Image of Dean BilionisLou attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Two of Lou’s articles were cited in prestigious law reviews:
Conservative Reformation, Popularization, and the Lessons of Reading Criminal Justice as Constitutional Law, 52 UCLA L. Rev. 979 (2005), in William J. Stuntz, The Political Constitution of Criminal Justice, 119 Harv. L. Rev. 780 (2006).
Process, the Constitution, and Substantive Criminal Law, 96 Mich. L. Rev. 1269 (1998), in Paul H. Robinson, Fair Notice and Fair Adjudication: Two Kinds of Legality, 154 U. Pa. L. Rev. 335 (2005).

Profile of Dean Bilionis


Kristin J. Kalsem Associate Professor of Law
Photo of Professor BrandserKristin attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., where she was elected Chair of the Section on Law and Humanities.

Profile of Professor Kalsem


A. Christopher Bryant Professor of Law
Photo of Professor BryantChris and Ingrid Wuerth assisted in the preparation of an amicus brief filed by the D.C. law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis on behalf of the Urban Morgan Institute in the Supreme Court case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (No. 05-184).

Profile of Professor Bryant


Paul L. Caron Charles Hartsock Professor of Law
Director, Faculty Projects

Photo of Professor CaronPaul published:
Ranking Law Schools: Using SSRN to Measure Scholarly Performance, 81 Ind. L.J. 83 (2006) (with Bernard S. Black).
Dead Poets and Academic Progenitors: The Next Generation of Law School Rankings, 81 Ind. L.J. 1 (2006) (with Rafael Gely).

Foundation Press published Employment Discrimination Stories, by Joel W. Friedman (Tulane), the twelfth book in the Law Stories Series for which Paul serves as Series Editor.

Paul attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., where he:
• Was selected to serve on the AALS Curriculum Committee and attended the committee’s meeting.
• Was re-elected to another term on the Board of Directors of CALI – Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction and attended the Board’s meeting.

Paul was profiled in the January 27 Cincinnati Business Courier, Britney Spears and Tax Law? Find It on UC Prof’s Blog. The article called Paul "a minor rock star among blog writers. The quality of the other influencers that are linking to him suggests this guy carries unique currency."

Paul published several issues of his Tax Law Abstracts e-journals (www.ssrn.com):
• 3 issues of Tax Law & Policy (vol. 7, nos. 1-3).
• 2 issues of Practitioner Series (vol. 6, nos. 1-2).
• 1 issue of International & Comparative Tax (vol. 6, no. 1) (co-edited with Robert A. Green (Cornell)).

Two of Paul’s articles were cited in prestigious law reviews:
Tax Myopia, or Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Tax Lawyers, 13 Va. Tax Rev. 517 (1994), in Philip F. Postlewaite & Adam H. Rosenzweig, Anachronisms in Subchapter K of the Internal Revenue Code: Is it Time to Part with Section 736?, 100 Nw. U. L. Rev. 379 (2006).
Tax Myopia Meets Tax Hyperopia: The Unproven Case of Increased Judicial Deference to Revenue Rulings, 57 Ohio St. L.J. 637 (1996), in Ryan C. Morris, Substantially Deferring to Revenue Rulings after Mead, 2005 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 999.

Profile of Professor Caron


Rafael Gely Professor of Law
Photo of Professor GelyRafael published:
Segmented Rankings for Segmented Markets, 81 Ind. L.J. 293 (2006).
Dead Poets and Academic Progenitors: The Next Generation of Law School Rankings, 81 Ind. L.J. 1 (2006) (with Paul Caron).

Rafael’s article, A Rational Choice Theory of Supreme Court Decisions with Applications to the State Farm and Grove City Cases, 6 J. L. Econ. & Org. 263 (1990) (with Pablo T. Spiller), was cited in Tonja Jacobi, The Impact of Positive Political Theory on Old Questions of Constitutional Law and the Separation of Powers, 100 Nw. U. L. Rev. 259 (2006).

Profile of Professor Gely


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

Photo of Professor Godsey Mark was quoted in connection with the Innocence Project in general, and the Elkins case in particular, in media across the state of Ohio, including the Akron Beacon Journal, Cincinnati Enquirer, Dayton Daily News, and Cleveland Plain Dealer. Here are a few of the stories:
Insiders Are Key to Convictions of Top Executives, Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 27, 2006.
Appeals Court Orders New Trial in Fatal Crash, DNA Evidence Indicates That Convicted Man, 30, Was Passenger, Not Driver, in 2001 Wreck in Stark, Akron Beacon Journal, Jan. 24, 2006, at B4.
Court Lets Inmate Withdraw Guilty Plea in Amnesia Case, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jan. 24, 2006, at B5.
UC Group Frees Ohio Inmate, Innocence Project Exonerates Second Wrongly Convicted, Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 24, 2006.
Students Fight to Free the Innocent, Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 22, 2006.
DNA Extends Long Arm of the Law, Ohio Database Helps Crack Some Cold Cases, Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 22, 2006.
Drama Makes You Question Your Own Eyes, Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 22, 2006.
State May Renew Inmates' Right to DNA Test, Dayton Daily News, Jan. 12, 2006, at B1.

Mark’s article, The Innocence Revolution and our "Evolving Standards of Decency" in Death Penalty Jurisprudence, 29 U. Day. L. Rev. 265 (2004) (with Thomas Pulley), was cited in Daniel S. Medwed, Looking Forward: Wrongful Convictions and Systemic Reform, 23 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1117 (2005), and Andrew M. Siegel, Moving Down the Wedge of Injustice: A Proposal for a Third Generation of Wrongful Convictions Scholarship and Advocacy, 42 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1219 (2005).

Profile of Professor Godsey :: Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project


Emily Houh Professor of Law
Photo of Professor HouhEmily attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., where she:
• Was elected Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Law and the Humanities.
• Moderated a panel of the AALS Section on Law and the Humanities program on Bringing Interdisciplinary Work to the Classroom.
• Was a panelist of the AALS Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers program on Surviving and Thriving Tenure: Concrete Steps for People of Color and Their Law Schools to Take to Successfully Complete the Tenure Process.
• Attended a board meeting of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT).

Emily’s article, Critical Interventions: Toward an Expansive Equality Approach to the Doctrine of Good Faith in Contract Law, 88 Cornell L. Rev. 1025 (2003), was selected for inclusion in a UCLA Law Critical Race Studies Reader for first-year students in the UCLA Law Critical Race Studies Program.

Several of Emily’s articles were cited in prestigious law reviews:
Critical Race Realism: Re-Claiming the Antidiscrimination Principle through the Doctrine of Good Faith in Contract Law, 66 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 455 (2005), in Megan K. Whyte, From Discourse to Struggle: A New Direction in Critical Race Theory (symposium), 11 Mich. J. Race & L. 1 (2005).
Critical Race Realism: Re-Claiming the Antidiscrimination Principle through the Doctrine of Good Faith in Contract Law, 66 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 455 (2005); Critical Interventions: Toward an Expansive Equality Approach to the Doctrine of Good Faith in Contract Law, 88 Cornell L. Rev. 1025 (2003); and The Doctrine of Good Faith in Contract Law: A (Nearly) Empty Vessel?, 2005 Utah L. Rev. 1 (2005), in Hila Keren, "We Insist! Freedom Now": Does Contract Doctrine Have Anything Constitutional to Say?, 11 Mich. J. Race & L. 133 (2005).

Profile of Professor Houh

Ann Hubbard Professor of Law
Image of Professor Hubbard Ann attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., where she laid the groundwork for starting a new AALS Section on Disability Law.

Ann’s article, The Major Life Activity of Belonging, 39 Wake Forest L. Rev. 217 (2004), was cited in Malinda L. Seymore, The Presidency and the Meaning of Citizenship, 2005 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 927.

Profile of Professor Hubbard

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

Photo of Professor LockwoodBert spoke at Columbia University at a book launch for the most-recent title in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights (for which he serves as Series Editor): Mary Robinson: A Voice for Human Rights (Kevin Boyle, ed.)

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


Bradford C. Mank James B. Helmer Jr. Professor of Law
Photo of Professor MankBrad completed book chapters on Title VI and Executive Order 12898 for Environmental Justice (Michael B. Gerrard & Sheila Foster, eds.) (ABA, forthcoming 2006).

Brad’s article, Textualism’s Selective Canons of Statutory Construction: Reinvigorating Individual Liberties, Legislative Authority and Deference to Executive Agencies, 86 Ky. L.J. 527 (1998), in John F. Manning, What Divides Textualists from Purposivists? 106 Colum. L. Rev. 70 (2006).

Profile of Professor Mank


Donna M. Nagy Charles Hartsock Professor of Law
Photo of Professor NagyDonna announced that she will be leaving UC in the fall to accept a position at the Indiana University School of Law.

Donna attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Several of Donna’s works were cited in prestigious publications:
Ferrara on Insider Trading and the Wall (Law Journal Seminars-Press, 2002) (with Ralph C. Ferrara & Herbert Thomas) in Alan R. Bromberg & Lewis D. Lowenfels, Securities Fraud and Commodities Fraud (Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, 2005 Supp.).
The "Possession vs. Use" Debate in the Context of Securities Trading by Traditional Insiders: Why Silence Can Never Be Golden, 67 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1129 (1999), in Brent A. Olson & Lisa C. Thompson, Business Law Deskbook: Arizona Practice Series, (Thomson/West, 2005), and Brent A. Olson, Business Law Deskbook: Minnesota Practice Series, (Thomson/West, 2006).

Profile of Professor Nagy


William J. Rands Professor of Law
Photo of Professor RandsBill attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Bill’s article, The Closely Held Corporation: Its Capital Structure and the Federal Tax Laws, 90 W. Va. L. Rev. 1009 (1988), was cited in Georgette Chapman Poindexter, Dequity: The Blurring of Debt and Equity in Securitized Real Estate Financing, 2 Berkeley Bus. L.J. 233 (2005).

Profile of Professor Rands


Ronna Greff Schneider Professor of Law
Image of Professor SchneiderRonna attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., where she was elected to serve on the Executive Committees of two AALS Sections: Education Law and Mass Communications Law.

Ronna presented a community lecture on Constitutional Implications of Government Funding of Faith-Based Initiatives.

Profile of Professor Schneider


Michael E. Solimine Donald P. Klekamp Professor of Law, Director, Faculty Development, & Director, Extern Program
Photo of Professor SolimineMichael published Status Seeking and the Allure and Limits of Law School Rankings, 81 Ind. L.J. 299 (2006).

Several of Michael’s articles were cited in prestigious publications, including:
Supreme Court Monitoring of State Courts in the Twenty-First Century, 35 Ind. L. Rev. 335 (2002), in Barry Friedman, The Politics of Judicial Review, 84 Tex. L. Rev. 257 (2005).
Constitutional Litigation in Federal and State Courts: An Empirical Analysis of Judicial Parity, 10 Hastings Const’l L.Q. 213 (1983) (with James L. Walker), in Ernest A. Young, Institutional Settlement in a Globalizing Judicial System, 54 Duke L.J. 1143 (2005), and Kenneth Katkin, "Incorporation" of the Criminal Procedure Amendments: The View From the States, 84 Neb. L. Rev. 397 (2005).
The Future of Parity, 46 Wm & Mary L. Rev. 1457 (2005), in Hiroshi Motomura, Immigration Law and Federal Court Jurisdiction Through the Lens of Habeas Corpus, 91 Cornell L. Rev. 469 (2006).
Supreme Court Monitoring of the United States Courts of Appeals En Banc, 9 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 171 (2001), in Bernard Trujillo, Patterns in a Complex System: An Empirical Study of Valuation in Business Bankruptcy Cases, 53 UCLA L. Rev. 357 (2005).
Enforcement and Interpretation of Settlements of Federal Civil Rights Actions, 19 Rutgers L.J. 295 (1988), in Daniel P. O'Gorman, A State of Disarray: The "Knowing and Voluntary" Standard for Releasing Claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 8 U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 73 (2005).
The Future of Parity, 46 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1457 (2005); The False Promise of Judicial Elections in Ohio, 30 Cap. U. L. Rev. 559 (2002); and Constitutional Litigation in Federal and State Courts: An Empirical Analysis of Judicial Parity, 10 Hastings Const’l L.Q. 213 (1983) (with James L. Walker), in Michael Richard Dimino, Counter-majoritarian Power and Judges' Political Speech, 58 Fla. L. Rev. 53 (2006).
An Empirical and Economic Analysis of Choice of Law, 24 Ga. L. Rev. 49 (1989), in Debra Lyn Bassett, The Forum Game, 84 N.C. L. Rev. 333 (2006).
The False Promise of Judicial Elections in Ohio, 30 Cap. U. L. Rev. 559 (2002), in Jason J. Czarnezki, A Call for Change: Improving Judicial Selection Methods, 89 Marq. L. Rev. 169 (2005).

Michael attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Profile of Professor Solimine

Adam N. Steinman Assistant Professor of Law
Photo of Professor SteinmanAdam attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Profile of Professor Steinman


Suja Thomas Professor of Law
Photo of Professor ThomasSuja attended the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., where she presented Federal Tort Reform and the Seventh Amendment at the AALS Section on Civil Procedure’s program on The Civil Jury in the Shadow of Tort Reform.

Profile of Professor Thomas


Joseph P. Tomain Dean Emeritus and Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law
Photo of Dean Tomain Joe chaired the KnowledgeWorks Foudation Board Retreat in Atlanta which included a private tour of the Centers for Disease Control.

Joe is serving as Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, Harris Manchester College.

Joe has completed and submitted a symposium article Smart Energy Paths: How Willie Nelson Saved the Plant for the Cumberland Law Review.

Profile of Dean Emeritus and Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor Tomain


Verna L. Williams Associate Professor of Law
Photo of Professor WilliamsVerna was quoted in All Boys, All Girls; Philadelphia Could Approve Another Single-Sex School Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 18, 2006.

Profile of Professor Williams


Ingrid Brunk Wuerth Professor of Law
Photo of Professor WuerthIngrid and Chris Bryant assisted in the preparation of an amicus brief filed by the D.C. law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis on behalf of the Urban Morgan Institute in the Supreme Court case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (No. 05-184).

Ingrid’s article, Authorizations for the Use of Force, International Law, and The Charming Betsy Canon, 42 B.C. L. Rev. 293 (2005), was cited in Robert J. Delahunty, John Yoo, Against Foreign Law, 29 Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 291 (2005).

Profile of Professor Wuerth

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