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    Summer 2010 Faculty Briefs

    Dean Lisa Kloppenberg participated on a panel, "Rethinking and Reforming Commercial Arbitration, the 'New Litigation,'" at the conference American Justice at a Crossroads A Public and Private Crisis on April 15 at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.


    Assistant Professor Victoria VanZandt's article "Creating Assessment Plans for Introductory Legal Research and Writing Courses" was published in the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute in June. She also presented "Assessment Planning in Legal Research and Writing Courses" at the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference in Marco Island, Florida, in June.


    Externship Supervisor Denise Platfoot Lacey received the President's Choice Award from the Ohio Women's Bar Association in May. The award honors an association member for her contribution of support, energy, talent, time and vision. In addition, she was sworn in as an executive officer of the Ohio Women¿s Bar Association and as treasurer for the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation for 2010-2011.

    Lacey also gave two presentations this spring: "Outcome Identification, Formative Assessment and Course Design in Field Placement Clinics," at the 2010 AALS Clinical Legal Education Conference in Baltimore in May; and "Can We Predict and Prevent Professional Misconduct? Lessons from the Dental and Medical Professions," at the 36th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Seattle in June.


    Professor Andrea Seielstad presented "Virtual World Engagement: Enhancing Teaching and Learning Conflict Resolution Skills" at the third International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education in Cleveland on March 26.


    Professor Susan Brenner presented "Cyberthreats and the Nation-State," at the Naples Council on World Affairs in Naples, Florida, on April 5, and at the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering Centennial Symposium in Norman, Oklahoma, on April 21.


    Externship Supervisor Monique Lampke presented "Using Experiential Learning Courses to Prepare Students for Lawyering and Life: Identifying, Developing and Assessing Critical Competencies" at the 2010 International Clinical Legal Education Conference at Northumbria University School of Law in Newcastle, England in July.


    Assistant Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister was quoted in articles in the Dayton Daily News and Oxford (Ohio) Press on the start of a murder retrial in Southwest Ohio. He also appeared on WRGT Fox 45 in Dayton discussing the case of a couple who had run away from the Dayton area.


    Kathy Duell, administrative assistant for Dean Lisa Kloppenberg, received the 2010 Nora Duffy Award, which honors a re-entry student who is a graduating senior and who has overcome significant obstacles to complete a baccalaureate degree. Kathy had been working on her English degree for 16 years, and graduated magna cum laude.