March 2012 Faculty Briefs

Associate Professor Jeannette Cox wrote an opinion article for CNN.com in which she argued that the Americans with Disabilities Act should include protections for pregnant workers. “If American culture is to value pregnant women as legitimate wage earners,” she wrote, “work polices should accommodate pregnancy's physical effects. Accommodation rights for pregnant workers need to catch up to accommodation rights for persons with disabilities.”

Cox explored this proposal in her latest paper, “Pregnancy as ‘Disability’ and the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act,” at the American Association of Law Schools on January 5 in Washington, D.C. The paper will be published by the Boston College Law Review.  

Cox also received significant media attention for her paper, including in the Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal’s The Juggle blog and the Toronto Globe and Mail. She was interviewed on WGN radio with Mike McConnell, Friendly Fire on Newstalk and The Takeaway, a national public radio show co-produced by WNYC with The New York Times, the BBC and PRI.

Professor Rich Saphire participated in drafting an amicus brief in the federal Affordable Care Act case, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, which the U.S. Supreme Court will consider in March. He is also listed as an amicus.

Professor Dennis Greene co-wrote an essay “Law School Reset-Pedagogy, Androgogy & Second Life” in the book Educating the Digital Lawyer, which was published in February by LexisNexis.

He also participated in a panel on “The Singular Legacy of Professor Derrick Bell” at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in January in Washington, D.C.

Professor James Durham published “Is the ABA Ready for the Driver’s License Rule? Ethics 20/20 Commission Flirts with an Expanded Multijurisdictional Practice Rule," in the November/December 2011 issue of Probate & Property.

He also was appointed secretary of the Real Property Division of the American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trust and Estates, beginning in August 2012. He also is a member of Real Property Division Subcouncil and the Section Council.

Associate Professor Pamela Laufer-Ukeles' latest article, “Reproductive Choices and Informed Consent: Fetal Interests, Women’s Identity and Relational Autonomy,” was featured on the Legal Theory Blog. The article was published in the American Journal of Law and Medicine.

Associate Professor Eric Chaffee presented his paper “Regulating Online Peer-to-Peer Lending in the Aftermath of Dodd-Frank” at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools on January 8 in Washington, D.C.

He also was elected to the Executive Committee of the Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services of the AALS at the meeting.

In addition, Chaffee joined The Race to the Bottom blog as a contributing editor. The blog is a faculty-student collaboration dedicated to the analysis of the laws and regulatory measures that govern today's corporations. Chaffee will blog for the site, which was named an ABA top 100 blog in 2011.

Associate Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister is quoted in a Sacramento Bee article examining whether a California judge was correct when he removed a juror from a death penalty case.

Jeffrey Morris, the Samuel A. McCray Chair in Law, is quoted in an article in the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram examining possible outcomes of American Airlines' bankruptcy case.

Morris also is quoted in a Dayton Daily News article “500 area Kodak jobs in limbo” on the bankruptcy filing of Eastman Kodak. The article discusses the potential impact Kodak’s bankruptcy could have on the company’s digital printing operation in Kettering, Ohio.

Susan Brenner, the NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology, is quoted in “What 'U.S. v. Fricosu' Could Mean for Encryption, E-Discovery” on the Lawn Technology News website.

Kelly Henrici, executive director of the Program in Law and Technology, was interviewed by Dayton's WDTN Channel 2 about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).

Monique Lampke, lecturer of law and externship faculty member, spoke at a CLE program, Partnering Among In-house Counsel, Outside Counsel and Law Schools to Improve Training for Law Students and Lawyers, on February 9 at the law offices of Frost Brown Todd in Cincinnati.

Julie Zink, associate professor of lawyering skills, was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ohio's Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists.  

Professor Lisa Kloppenberg was appointed to the board of trustees of CareSource, a nonprofit public-sector managed care company based in Dayton.