Noteworthy Faculty News
Last Update: 2/18/2014
- Professor David Pimentel wrote, Prospects for the Rule of Law in South Sudan as a guest columnit for the Jurist.
- Dean Rick Bales co-authored casebook Cooper, Nolan, Bales, & Beford, ADR in the Workplace (West 2014) was published in early February.
- Professor Lauren Newell organized the semi-annual Ohio Legal Scholarship Workshop held at ONU Law on February 1st. Five of ONU Law's faculty members presented at the conference: Professor Brian Anderson presented Anticorruption Reform in Rwanda: Strengthening Institutions and the Rule of Law to Eliminate Corruption and Promote Good Governance; Professor Jean-Marie Kamatali presented The Limits of the First Amendment: Protecting American Citizens' Free Speech in the Era of Internet and Global Marketplace of Ideas; Professor Deidré Keller presented The Ill-Conceived "Right" to Abandon; Professor Lauren Newell presented Redefining Attention (and Revamping the Legal Profession?) for the Digital Generation; and Professor David Pimentel presented Forfeitures as Excessive Fines: Finding a Practical and Principled Approach for Eighth Amendment Protection.
- On February 28th, Professor Scott Gerber presented at the University of Chicago as part of the annual symposium of the Midwest Journal of Law & Policy. The symposium is on The Jurisprudence of Affirmative Action: Past, Present, and Future.
- Professor Deidré Keller's article, Property and Persons: Some Prelininary Thoughts on Inherent Inalienabil has been accepted to be presented at the Association for Law, Property, and Society Annual Meeting.
- Professor Howard Fenton essay The American LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers: Real Value or More Over-priced Low-utility Legal Education? has been accepted for publication in the spring 2014 international legal education issue of International Law News. He will serve this spring on the Institute of International Education’s Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Review Panel.
- Professor Elena Helmer spoke on January 23rd in Washington, D.C. on International NGOs: Anti-Corruption Compliance Challenges and Risks, as part of the AMEX International / Rule of Law IQC Consortium lectures on international development.
- On January 21st, Professor Scott D. Gerber presented Law and Religion in Colonial Connecticut at a faculty workshop at Regent University School of Law.
- Andrea Schneider (Marquette) wrote an extraordinarily complimentary post over at ADR Prof Blog about Professor Lauren Newell, her scholarship, and her recent scholarly presentation at Cardozo.
- Professor Scott D. Gerber recently published The Fact of Legal Fiction, The Bencher 18 (November/December 2013), and Political Theory and Judicial Activism, 16 Green Bag 459 (2013);
- Professor Scott Gerber's article Law and the Lively Experiment in Colonial Rhode Island was mentioned on legal history blog, legal theory blog, and religion clause blog; and on November 26 he presented Law and Religion in Colonial Connecticut at a UVA Law faculty workshop.
- Dean Rick Bales' co-authored (with Cornel B. Juniarto & Stefanus Brian Audyanto) chapter on Indonesian labor and employment law was just published in the treatise William L. Keller & Timothy J. Darby, eds., International Labor and Employment Laws (Bloomberg BNA - ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law 2013).
Professor Jean-Marie Kamatali contributed with the chapter State-Building in Rwanda to the book, Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa (Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations) George Klay Kieh Jr. & Pita Ogaba Agbese, eds., which was published in September.
The International Criminal Court cited Professor Jean-Marie Kamatali's article From the ICTR to ICC: Learning from the ICTR Experience in Bringing Justice to Rwanda in the case of the Prosecutor v. Francis Kirimi Muthaura and Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, ICC-01/09-02/11, 7 February 2013.
Professor Jean-Marie Kamatali presented a paper, Time for Action: Making Non-State Actors Accountable for Their Human Rights Violations, at the conference The Social Practice of Human Rights: Changing the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy at the University of Dayton in October.
Professor Michael Lewis was featured on Al Jazeera America on October 22nd for his recent op-ed on drones published in the Washington Post. The same op-ed ran on October 30th in the Orange County Register.
Professor Bruce Frohnen’s article The Problem with Empathy: Constitutional Agnosticism, the Rights of Conscience, and the Quest for Community was just published at 18 Catholic Social Science Rev. 119 (2013). Also, his book review at The Library of Law and Liberty has been linked to by Real Clear Books.
Professor Scott Gerber presented Law and the Lively Experiment in Colonial Rhode Island as part of the capstone conference celebrating the 350th anniversary of Rhode Island's charter; the article will be published in the British Journal of American Legal Studies. His article Teaching the Legal History You Write About was just published at 53 American Journal of Legal History 410 (2013). His article The Supreme Court and the Uses of History (co-authored with Gordon S. Wood) has been published at 39 Ohio N. U. L. Rev. 435 (2013).
- Assistant Professor Brian Anderson’s has a blog post on Cornell's Legal Information Institute's Vox Populii, a blog that features two authors a month writing about emerging issues of law and technology. Professor Anderson’s post is about online legal information systems and the rule of law in Rwanda and other developing states.
- Professor Toni Clarke, was featured on the front page of the Lima News in an article about the Miranda warning.
Professor Bruce French was mentioned in connection with the Lima City School District and the Liberty Arts Magnet School.
Professor Lou Lobenhofer has been elected Vice Chair to the University Council and is an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees.
Dean Bales article, co-authored with Samantha Koeninger, When a U.S. Domestic Court Can Enjoin a Foreign Court Proceeding, will be published this spring by the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law.
Professor Jean-Marie Kamatali: On September 4th the book "Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa (Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations) [Hardcover] George Klay Kieh Jr. (Editor), Pita Ogaba Agbese (Editor) was published by Routledge. Professor Kamatali contributed to this book with a chapter "State-Building in Rwanda". http://www.amazon.com/Reconstructing-Authoritarian-Routledge-International-Relations/dp/0415855691
- The International Criminal Court cited Professor-Jean Marie Kamatali’s article in the case of the Prosecutor V. Francis Kirimi Muthaura and Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, ICC-01/09-02/11, 7 February 2013http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/doc/doc1549471.pdf
- Professor John Martin recently published A Primer on the Deduction, Valuation, and Substantiation of Charitable Contributions, 5 Estate Planning & Community Property L.J. 371 (2013).
- The Atlantic ran a cover story on drones by Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down, and included an essay by Professor Michael Lewis reviewing the article. Professor Lewis’ essay is Drones: Actually the Most Humane Form of Warfare Ever. Congratulations also to Professor Lewis because Slate blogger picked up the recent piece he co-authored recently with Emily Crawford of the University of Sydney.
- Professor Bruce French was recognized by the Lima City School District for his teaching a civics class at Liberty Arts Magnet School.
- Dean Richard Bales was contacted and quoted by WKSU News regarding labor relations and unions. Read the article here.
- Professor Elena Helmer has just been appointed, for the second term, co-chair of the ABA Section of International Law Anti-corruption Committee. This appointment puts her in charge of all the Committee publications, the website, social media sites, and the law school/young lawyers outreach. She also just published Elena Helmer, et al., 2012 Year in Review: Anti-Corruption, 47 Int'l Law. 367-386 (2013). The International Lawyer has the second largest circulation of all law journals after The Harvard Law Review, with over 24,000 subscribers in more than 90 countries.
- Professor Howard Fenton. (1) The ONUL Rule of Law / LLM Program is a member of a team that USAID has just awarded $500 million for five years to promote the rule of law. (2) Howard has drafted a proposal to create a Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law to bid on and participate in these USAID projects.
- Professor Howard Fenton spent the first week of July in Pristina, Kosovo training for lawyers from the Office of the President, the Kosovo Judicial Council, and the Kosovo Prosecutors Council on drafting administrative regulations.
- On September 1, 2013, Professor Bruce Frohnen will present a paper on Alexis de Tocqueville's mode of constitutional interpretation at the American Political Science Association's annual meeting, and will participate on a panel dealing with the work of George W. Carey on constitutional morality and the rule of law.
- On September 17, Professor Bruce Frohnen he will participate in a debate at Colgate University on Originalism vs. the Living Constitution; his interlocutor will be David A. Strauss of the University of Chicago Law School.
- On October 10-12, Professor Bruce Frohnen will participate in a Liberty Fund colloquium on the work of Bertrand de Jouvenel.
- Congratulations to Professor Bruce Frohnen who will be serving as a Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Jurisprudence at Colgate University for the spring semester of 2014.
- Assistant Professor Lauren Newell’s article, Mickey Goes to France: A Case Study of the Euro Disneyland Negotiations, has been accepted for publication by the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.
- In June, Assistant Professor Lauren Newell presented a work-in-progress, Negotiating Hungry: An Empirical Study of the Effect of Hunger on Negotiation, at the Ohio Legal Scholarship Workshop, hosted by the University of Dayton.
- In November, Assistant Professor Lauren Newell will present an updated version of that article in New York at the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Conference, hosted by Cardozo Law School.
- In February 2014, Assistant Professor Lauren Newell will present Redefining Attention (and Revamping the Legal Profession?) for the Digital Generation in Las Vegas at the Psychology and Lawyering: Coalescing the Field conference hosted by UNLV.
- Professor David Pimentel’s article, Forfeitures Revisited, in the latest issue of the Nevada Law Journal, was cited by the Seventh Circuit in June. The unanimous opinion, authored by Judge Richard Posner, overturned a forfeiture granted by the trial court and, consistent with David's arguments, signaled a new skepticism of the government's sweeping claims to property seized during law enforcement activity.
- At the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Boston, Professor Pimentel chaired a panel on Promoting the Rule of Law in Precarious Places: Noble Pursuit or Fool's Errand? and presented on a separate panel: The Syrian Civil War: Prospects for Intervention, Justice and Post-Conflict Rebuilding.
- In June, Professor David Pimentel presented a paper at Cardozo Law to the Int’l Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family. His topic was State Intervention in Parental Discretion: Enforcing Overprotective Norms.
- In May, Professor David Pimentel traveled to Istanbul to present a paper co-authored with Assistant Professor Brian Anderson at the International Symposium on Human Rights and the Islamic World: The Case of Iraq. The title of his presentation was Judicial Independence and the Role of Shari’a in a Modern Constitutional Democracy. Also in May, Professor Pimentel participated with the Rule of Law Cooperative of the University of South Carolina, conducting interagency training of US personnel (Military, State Dept., USAID, DOJ, and Commerce Dept.) who were being sent throughout the world. His topic was Interagency Rule of Law Planning – the Case of South Sudan.
- Professor Deidré Keller’s article "What He Said...": Considering the Transformative Potential of the Use of Copyrighted Content in Political Campaigns was presented at University of Kentucky College of Law in March, and has been accepted for publication in Vanderbilt's Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. In addition, she presented as a work-in-progress her article Why Intellectual Property Needs Property at the Drake Law's 2013 IP Scholars Roundtable in April. The event was live-blogged.
- Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor Andrea Alexander presented in Chicago this June at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing with a fellow law librarian from Boston University, advocating for legal research instruction to include social media investigation, due to its increasingly frequent use in litigation and negotiation. On July 15th, she presented at the American Association for Law Libraries Annual Meeting in Seattle, discussing a similar topic and moderating a panel of three experts, including one of our own local alums, attorney, and guardian ad litem Erin Downing Esq., JD '07.
- Professor David Pimentel & Assistant Professor Brian Anderson’s article Judicial Independence in Post-Conflict Iraq: Establishing the Rule of Law in an Islamic Constitutional Democracy has been accepted for publication this fall in the George Washington International Law Review.
- Reference Librarians and Assistant Professors Andrea Alexander & Brian Anderson presented a poster at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting's poster session in Seattle, WA, in July 2013. The poster, titled "Neutrality in Academic Law Libraries: The Law Library as Switzerland," looked at library management and organizational theory, compared with Switzerland's policy of armed neutrality, to guide how academic law libraries interact with students, faculty, and administrators of law colleges and universities. Separately, Andrea and Brian were recognized in the latest issue of the American Association of Law Libraries magazine Spectrum, for placing third in the association's annual photo contest in the category "the artistry of librarianship." The photo, taken in the Taggart Law Library's Rare Book Room, shows the merging of old and new technologies, with a rare book situated next to an iPad used for research.
- Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor Brian Anderson received a $4,150 grant from the American Association of Law Libraries for a research project titled Determining the Role of Law Libraries in the Republic of Rwanda: A Survey of Users, Uses, and Overall Legal Society. Brian traveled to Rwanda in June 2013 to tour libraries, including all the law libraries in Rwanda, and to speak with library administrators, users, and others about the role of law libraries and legal information in Rwanda. He anticipates several future publications based on this research. Separately, Professor Anderson will present a paper at the Law Via the Internet conference in Jersey (channel island) in September.
- Professor Michael Lewis was at Penn State in July taping a PBS episode of "World on Trial" set to air in the late fall. On July 9, 2013, he was the featured guest on WUSB's (Stony Brook, Long Island 90.1 FM) weekly news magazine show discussing drones.
- Dean Richard Bales will be on a panel at the AALS Annual Meeting in January 2014 discussing student and student-faculty scholarship.