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School of Law | November 2010 Faculty Briefs

November 2010 Faculty Briefs

Dean Lisa Kloppenberg and a group of Dayton Law faculty members attended the second conference of Future Ed: New Business Models for U.S. and Global Legal Education on October 15-16 at Harvard Law School.

Kloppenberg, Dean of Students Lori Shaw and Associate Professor Eric Chaffee presented "A Time of Transition: The Need for Capstone Courses in American Legal Education." Professor Dennis Greene presented "The Legal Bridges Project."

Shaw will also present "Outcomes Assessment Rocks! Shifting from an Input to an Output Approach in Legal Education." Chaffee will also participate in a panel on "A Transactional Skills Curriculum for a New Century: The Need to Incorporate Practical Business and Transactional Skills Training into the Curricula of America¿s Law Schools."

Kloppenberg and Judge Mary Donovan '77, a member of the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals, spoke at "Secrets to Success: Finding Balance as a Key to Success," which was sponsored by the Ohio Women's Bar Association and held September 29 at Faruki Ireland and Cox in Dayton. The program was organized by Externship Supervisor Denise Platfoot Lacey.

Externship Supervisor Denise Platfoot Lacey also gave a presentation on gender fairness issues at the 2010 Ohio Judicial Conference Annual Meeting on September 10.

Associate Professor Eric Chaffee and Assistant Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister presented at the Midwest Law and Society Retreat at the University of Wisconsin Law School on October 8-9. Chaffee presented "Building Legal Norms from Society's Intuitions about Justice: The Role of Ethical Intuitionism in Legal Compliance in the Business World." Hoffmeister presented his article "Jurors in the Digital Age."

Associate Professor Eric Chaffee presented "Preventing Transnational Financial Corruption: The Need for Harmonization and Centralization of International Securities Law" at the Centre for Transnational Law and Justice Conference on Preventing Global Corruption at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law on October 2, and "Using Contract Law to Resolve What Duties Are Owed to Equity Holder Employees: An Analysis of How Equity Ownership Should Effect Employment-At-Will Status, Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law" at the Washington University School of Law & St. Louis University School of Law on September 24.

Chaffee also participated in a panel on "A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma: Peer-to-Peer Lending and the Complex Questions of Its Benefits, Harms, and How to Regulate It" at the 2010 Ohio Securities Law Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on October 22.

Assistant Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister will deliver the keynote address, "Jurors in the Digital Age," at the Social Networking and Litigation: Friend or Unethical Foe? Conference at American University Washington College of Law on November 30.

Hoffmeister was quoted in "Why Juries Must Agree" in the Wall Street Journal on August 12, and in "Experts read the tea leaves on Blagojevich jury, believe retrial likely," an article on the jury deliberation in the Rod Blagojevich case in the Chicago Tribune on August 14.

Professor Blake Watson's book Buying America From the Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh and the Issue of Native Land Rights, will be published in 2012 by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Professor Richard Saphire's essay "Bringing Brown to Cleveland" will appear as a chapter in A History of the Northern District of Ohio, which will be published in 2011 by the Ohio University Press. Saphire's essay chronicles the history of civil rights litigation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio during the last decades of the 20th century.

Professor Vernellia Randall has two chapters in books that will be published soon: "Dying while Black in America: Maslow¿s Hierarchy of Need and Racial Policymaking," in Reconsidering Law and Policy Debates: A Public Health Perspective, edited by John G. Culhane, and slated for publication in November; and "Perspective: Title VI, Health Care Reform and the Need for a State Antidiscrimination Law," in Healthcare Disparities at the Crossroads with Healthcare Reform, edited by Richard Allen Williams, and scheduled to be released in February 2011.

Associate Professor Julie Zink was named Barrister of the Month of September by the Dayton Bar Association. Members of the DBA can read about Zink in an article by Assistant Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister in the September Dayton Bar Briefs.

Professor Susan Brenner spoke about "Threat Morphing in Cyberspace" at "Bits without Borders: Law, Communications & Transnational Culture Flow in the Digital Age," on September 25 at the Michigan State University College of Law. The conference was sponsored by MSU¿s Quello Center and the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham.

Professor Jeff Morris is quoted in a Dayton Daily News article examining the bankruptcy filing of Workflow One, which provides marketing products and document services and has more than 400 employees in its Dayton headquarters.

Ken Germain, the distinguished professorial practitioner in residence and an attorney at Wood Herron & Evans, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property on September 21-22 in Cincinnati and Cleveland. He launched the seminar with the Cincinnati Bar Association in 1990. This year's institute included sessions on recent developments in patents, copyrights and trademarks; ethics; and updates from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


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