Louis D. Bilionis / Summer 2017

Dean Emeritus Louis D. Bilionis was named to the John Robert Droege Professorship.

Dean Emeritus Bilionis’ article, Bringing Purposefulness to the American Law School’s Support of Professional Identity Formation, will be published in the University of St. Thomas Law Journal.

In May and June 2017, Dean Emeritus Bilionis delivered presentations on strategies for effectuating change in law schools at three programs hosted by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, MN. The programs were attended by representatives from nearly 50 U.S. and foreign law schools who are working to create or strengthen programs to help law students in the development of their professional identities.

Dean Emeritus Bilionis accepted an invitation to speak at the NALP (National Association for Law Placement) annual Professional Development Institute in December 2017. He and copanelists UC Law Senior Assistant Dean Mina Jones Jefferson, Professor Neil W. Hamilton (U. of St. Thomas School of Law), and Kristen Uhl Hulse (Director of Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, San Francisco) will discuss a new model for integrating the professional development efforts of law schools and the legal profession.

Dean Emeritus Bilionis was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, rejoining the board upon which he previously served from 2008 to 2015.

A. Christopher Bryant / Summer 2017

Professor Chris Bryant’s article, How the Prohibition on “Under-Ruling” Distorts the Judicial Function (And What to do About it), ___ Pepperdine L. Rev.  ____  (forthcoming 2018) (w/ Breedon) was accepted for publication.

Professor Bryant participated in a Scholars Roundtable on Congressional Oversight sponsored by the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, MI. Later in the summer, Professor Bryant co-submitted a proposal to present a paper on recent invocations of executive privilege at a March 2018 conference to be held at Wayne State University, and that proposal was accepted.

Professor Bryant taught two 90-minute sessions on the importance of writing in and after law school to this year’s participants in the Summer Work Experience in Law Program (SWEL).

The University of Akron Center for Constitutional Law accepted a proposal, co-written by Professor Bryant, to present a paper at its November 2017 Virtual Symposium on Constitutional Remedies.

Brian Howe / Summer 2017

On June 20, 2017, Professor Brian Howe appeared in front of the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of the defendant in State v. Noling. Mr. Noling, a long-time client of OIP, is a death row inmate seeking postconviction DNA testing of key pieces of evidence relating to the crime of which he was convicted.

Professors and OIP Attorneys Donald Caster and Brian Howe’s article, Taking a Mulligan: The Special Challenges of Narrative Creation in the Post-Conviction Context was published in 76 Md. L. Rev. 770 (2017).

Kristin Kalsem / Summer 2017

Professor Kristin Kalsem completed a book chapter entitled “Anonymity, Privacy, and Confidentiality” for the book Ethics in Participatory Research for Health and Social Well-Being (forthcoming from Routledge).

On July 3-4, Professor Kalsem served as faculty for a course taught at the University of Durham in Durham, England entitled “Participatory Action Research: Theories, Methods, and Challenges.” She also gave a presentation entitled “Legal Participatory Action Research: Judicial Training on Domestic Violence.”