Tuesday June 12, 2012

June 2012 Faculty News

Roundup of publications, media appearances and presentations.


Associate professor Jeannette Cox published a chapter “Individualized Inquires: The Law of Intellectual Disability” in Psychiatry Of Intellectual Disability: Apractical Manual. Edited by Julie P. Gentile and Paulette M. Gillig, the book is now available from John Wiley & Sons.

An article in the Georgia Law Review names Cox as one of “two relatively new scholars in disability law” who “will continue to influence our thinking in this area.” The article, by Nicole Buonocore Porter, is called “Martinizing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.”  

In the Media

Associate professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister’s paper “Google, Gadgets, and Guilt: Juror Misconduct in the Digital Age” was cited in “Is social media disrupting your trials? Try talking to jurors,” a post in the On the Case blog from in Thomson Reuters News and Insight. Hoffmeister’s paper was published in the winter 2012 issue of the University of Colorado Law Review.

Hoffmeister is quoted in an article “Juror Mischief a Growing Concern” in the Palm Beach Post. The article examined the issue of jurors conducting their own research and talking about cases online.

Susan Brenner, the NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology, is quoted in an article “The Lawlessness of Cyber Conflict” in winter/spring 2012 issue of The National Strategy Forum Review, an online national security journal published by the National Strategy Forum. The article is available as a PDF.

Professor Thomas Hagel is quoted in several Dayton Daily News articles over the last month. He discussed the city of Dayton’s decision to begin towing cars to enforce unpaid tickets triggered by red-light cameras in “Legal battle brewing over camera tickets, towing.” The article also included comments from Michael Dyer '80, managing partner of the Dayton law firm Dyer, Garafalo, Mann & Schultz, and A.J. Wagner '77, an attorney at Flanagan, Lieberman, Hoffman and Swaim and former Montgomery County, Ohio, Common Pleas judge.

Hagel was quoted on the start of the trial of the Rev. Raleigh Trammell of Dayton, who faced 51 felony counts stemming from the alleged theft of $50,000 from a home-delivered meals program that Trammell’s social service agency administered.

Hagel also commented on an article on a decision by the Greene County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court to add another hearing for defendants who reject a prosecutor’s plea offer.


Dean Paul E. McGreal presented “Hot Topics in Compliance and Ethics” at the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2012 seminar in New York City on May 31. The seminar was sponsored by the Practising Law Institute.

Susan Brenner, the NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology, moderated a panel, “Cyber-Security: Regulating Threats to the Internet under International Law,” during the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law, March 28-31, in Washington, D.C. The panel included Col. Gary D. Brown of the Office of the Judge Advocate, U.S. Cyber Command; Christopher Soghoian of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity at Indiana University; and Eneken Tikk-Ringas of Munk School of International Affairs, at the University of Toronto; and Joel Brenner of Cooley LLP. A transcript of the discussion is available on The {New} International blog.

Associate professor Pamela Laufer-Ukeles co-organized the Emerging Family Law Scholars Annual Meeting at Fordham Law School on May 21-22. Laufer-Ukeles also presented her article “Between Function and Form: Towards a Differentiated Model of Functional Parenthood.”

Adam Todd, assistant professor of lawyering skills, will present “Teaching ‘Scholarly Writing’ in the First-Year LWR Class: Bridging the Divide between Scholarly and Practical Writing” at the third annual Empire State Legal Writing Conference on June 23 at SUNY Buffalo Law School.

Associate professor Eric Chaffee is co-chair and co-organizer of the National Business Law Scholars Conference at the University of Cincinnati College of Law on June 27 and 28. Chaffee is a founder of this event, which he is co-organizing with Barbara Black of the Cincinnati College of Law and Steven Davidoff of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. More than 40 scholars from across the nation and various other countries will participate in the conference, which is meeting for the third time.

Associate professor Jeannette Cox was invited to speak on “Obesity Stigma and Disability Law” at “Obesity Bias and Bullying: Where Are We Now and What Can We Do about It?,” the 10th annual Conference on Health, Disability and the Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis on May 21.

Cox also has been invited to speak on “Pregnancy Discrimination, Disability and the Americans with Disabilities Act” by the Southeast ADA Center in Atlanta during a webinar on July 18. The talk is part of ADA Legal Webinar Series from ADA National Network.

Susan Wawrose, director of law graduate programs and professor of lawyering skills, presented “The View From a Boutique LL.M. Program” for a panel on “Portrait of an LL.M. Administrator: Jack & Jill of All Trades?” at the LL.M. Administrators' Conference at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., on May 3.

Professor Jim Durham discussed “Avoiding a Lawyers’ Race to the Foreclosure Bottom: Some Advice to Lawyers for Lenders and Borrowers on Their Roles in Foreclosure Litigation” at the Northern Illinois University Law Review Symposium, “The Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis: A Discussion of Current Issues, Trends and Solutions,” on April 20.

Associate professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister was invited to speak on “Privacy in the Courtroom: The Intersection of Free Speech and Fair Trial” at the Delaware State Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Conference on June 6 in Wilmington, Del. Hoffmeister’s presentation was part of a CLE on “Privacy 3.0: Legal and Ethical Implications in the Courtroom, in Public and in the Workplace.”

Lori Shaw, dean of students, and Victoria VanZandt, professor of lawyering skills, gave a presentation on assessment, “Measuring Outcomes Without Reinventing the Wheel,” at the “Setting and Assessing Learning Objectives from Day One” conference, hosted by the Center for Excellence in Law Teaching at Albany Law School on March 30.


Denise Platfoot Lacey, lecturer of law and an externship faculty member, was sworn in as the president of the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation in May. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Ohio Women's Bar Association. Lacey has also served as treasurer of both the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation and the Ohio Women's Bar Association.

Adjunct professor Jonathan Hollingsworth was selected president-elect of the Ohio State Bar Association during its annual meeting in Cincinnati, May 2-4. He is principal in the Dayton firm of J. Hollingsworth & Associates, where he concentrates on litigation, employment, corporate and business, insurance defense, medical malpractice, personal injury and legal disciplinary matters.

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