Verna L. Williams / Fall 2016

  • Professor Verna Williams’ latest article is now published.  That article is The Patriarchy Prescription: Cure or Containment Strategy?, 8 Geo. J. L. & Mod. Crit. Race Persp. 61 (2016).
  • On September 7, 2016, Professor Verna Williams joined Dean Emeritus Bilionis, Professor Bryant, and Professor Houh on a panel on four major rulings from the last SCOTUS Term. The panel was hosted by the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice.

Sandra F. Sperino / Fall 2016

  • Professor Sandra Sperino’s article, Justice Kennedy’s Big New Idea, 96 Boston U. L. Rev. 1789 (2016), is now in print. The article discusses how Justice Kennedy’s recent writing about Title VII and the ADEA has the potential to reconceptualize the current structure of discrimination law.
  • On September 23, 2016, Professor Sperino presented her article, Justice Kennedy’s Big New Idea, at the Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle.
  • Professor Sperino presented her article, Justice Kennedy’s Big New Idea, at the NELA conference, titled “Summary Judgment: The Bad, the Ugly . . . And the Good!,” in Covington, Kentucky on October 14, 2016.
  • Professor Sperino now serves on the university’s Research Advisory Board.

Michael E. Solimine / Fall 2016

  • Professor Solimine is receiving one of the University of Cincinnati’s highest recognitions. Later this spring, Professor Solimine will receive the Faculty Career Award. The Award recognizes the long-term achievements of faculty members in scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • Professor Solimine’s book, Understanding Election Law and Voting Rights (Carolina Academic Press 2016), co-authored with Michael R. Dimino and Bradley A. Smith, was published.
  • Professor Solimine’s book, Ohio Civil Rules Practice with Forms (2017 edition), co-authored with Judge John W. McCormac (ret.), has now been published by LexisNexis.
  • Professor Solimine published an essay, “Retooling the Amicus Machine,” at 102 Virginia Law Review Online 151 (2016). See:
  • Professor Solimine on September 29 introduced and moderated a presentation on the Electoral College by Pepperdine Law Professor Derek Muller, sponsored by the UC Law Federalist Society.
  • Professor Solimine and Professor Tomain presented a Colloquium on Political Gridlock, Elections and Democracy on November 2, sponsored by the College’s Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice.
  • Professor Solimine was quoted and his scholarship was mentioned in two articles in United States Law Week: Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson, “Snookered” Supreme Court Pushes Back in Billion Dollar Antitrust Case, 85 U.S.L.W. 671 (2016), and Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson, Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Emoluments Clause, 85 U.S.L.W. 702 (2016).


Janet Moore / Fall 2016

  • On November 14, 2016, Professor Moore accepted an invitation to present her paper, Decarceral Constitutionalism, at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.
  • Professor Moore accepted an invitation to serve as an expert advisor on a $500,000 research project funded by the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. The project connects community-based participatory researchers from the University of Cincinnati with leaders of the participatory defense movement, the National Association for Public Defense, and the Urban Institute. The project will obtain input from low-income defendants, public defenders, and researchers to design a national survey that will elicit new and important information about the status of public defense in the United States. The resulting data should provide a new and far more accurate baseline for research and policy reform.
  • Professor Moore, with Alphonse Gerhardstein, Iris Roley, Tracy Teslow, and Earl Wright II, participated in a panel co-hosted by Cincinnati Law’s Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, along with the Cincinnati Project, and the Division of Student Affairs. The panel reviewed DOJ findings on policing patterns and civil rights violations and how they might be applied in Cincinnati.
  • Professor Moore was interviewed by Jim Suhr of the Associated Press regarding a Missouri death penalty case in which the defendant’s execution has been scheduled while legal matters are pending in the case. Professor Moore has previously co-authored an amicus brief for the National Association for Public Defense. The article is located here:

Bradford Mank/Fall 2016

  • Associate Dean Brad Mank’s latest publication is now in print.  It is titled Article III Standing for Private Plaintiffs Challenging Greenhouse Gas Regulations and is available at 53 San Diego L. Rev. 287-334 (2016).
  • Associate Dean Mank was quoted in a story by Politico about standing issues. See:

Lewis Goldfarb / Fall 2016

  • Professor Goldfarb served on a panel assembled by Cincinnati’s newest business accelerator, Founder’s Institute, discussing “How to Start a Business in Cincinnati.”
  • Professor Goldfarb served on the host committee of “Next Lives Here,” a university-wide event showcasing innovative ideas and resources at UC.
  • Professor Goldfarb’s ECDC students presented legal training to local entrepreneurs on November 3, 2016, at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Urban League. The event was a collaboration with SBDC and the US Small Business Administration.
  • On September 16, 2016, Forbes used Professor Goldfarb’s book, Bulls Bears and the Ballot Box, and an interview with his co-author, Bob Deitrick, as the basis for its article, Trump vs. Clinton, Which Party is Better for the Economy?.

Jacob Katz Cogan / Fall 2016

  • Professor Jacob Katz Cogan had several publications, including The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (Oxford University Press 2016) (co-edited with Ian Hurd and Ian Johnstone),
  • Professor Cogan also published the Preface to The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (co-authored with Ian Hurd and Ian Johnstone) and Financing and Budgets, in The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations.
  • Professor Cogan completed International Organizationsin Concepts for International Law – Contributions to Disciplinary Thought (Jean d’Aspremont & Sahib Singh eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2017).
  • Professor Cogan is the recipient of the Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award, which recognizes outstanding research and scholarly achievement by a member of the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
  • He delivered the keynote address at a workshop on International/EU Law Scholarship and Teaching Facing Digital Technologies and Innovative Approaches, at the Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza Roma Tre on December 5, 2016,
  • Professor Cogan published the following blog post: A Role for the Security Council on Defensive Force? (with Monica Hakimi), EJIL Talk!, (October 21, 2016). From September through November, more than 350 blog posts were published at the International Law Reporter blog,