A. Christopher Bryant / Spring 2017

  • On April 26, 2017, Professor Bryant taught a mock law class to Miami University pre-law students in Oxford, OH.
  • On April 11, 2017, Professor Bryant submitted a manuscript, which Professor Bryant wrote with Kim Breedon, titled How the Prohibition on “Under-Ruling” Distorts the Judicial Function (And What to Do About It), to the Pepperdine Law Review, which reports that the piece remains under review. He presented that paper at the Pepperdine Law Review’s annual symposium, this year on the topic: The Supreme Court, Politics, & Reform.
  • On March 23-26, 2017, Rachel Smith and Professor Bryant participated in a Mind-Body Skills Faculty Training sponsored by the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, held at Murphin Ridge Inn, West Union, OH.
  • On January 13 & 27 and February 17 & 24, 2017, Professor Bryant participated in a seminar on “Democratic Constitutionalism,” taught by Yale law professors Robert Post and Reva Siegel at the NewYork Historical Society under the auspices of the Institute for Constitutional History, a center affiliated with the George Washington University Law School.

Verna L. Williams / Spring 2017

  • Special Assistant to the Provost Verna L. Williams published “The Patriarchy Prescription: Cure or Containment Strategy?” 8 Geo. J. L. & Mod. Crit. Race Persp. 61 (2016).
  • The Women’s Center awarded her the Feminist Changemaker award, which “recognizes UC students, faculty, and staff. . . who effect change in the name of gender justice.”

Sandra F. Sperino / Spring 2017

  • Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor Sandra Sperino was cited by the Third Circuit in an opinion creating a circuit split by approving the use of subgroup evidence in ADEA disparate impact cases. The argument used by the Third Circuit is the argument she set forth in the article. See Professor Sperino’s blog post for more information: https://friendofthecourtblog.wordpress.com/
  • Oxford University Press just published Professor Sperino’s book, Unequal: How America’s Courts Undermine Discrimination Law (w/ Thomas). This book explores how federal courts substantively limit discrimination claims through frameworks, doctrines and rules. It argues that the legal doctrine distracts courts away from the key question in discrimination cases: whether a person faced negative consequences because of a protected trait.
  • Professor Sperino submitted the latest edition of the Nutshell on Federal Discrimination Law (w/ Player) to West.
  • On March 10, 2017, Professor Sandra Sperino spoke at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, as part of a symposium on the Future of Discrimination Law: Frameworks, Theory, Practice and People. The symposium was sponsored by the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.
  • Professor Sandra Sperino attended the American Association of Law Schools Conference in San Francisco. At the conference, Professor Sperino presented her book, Unequal: How American Courts Undermine Discrimination Law (w/ Thomas) (Oxford University Press 2017). She also commented on a draft article as part of a panel to assist new and emerging scholars in discrimination law.
  • Professor Sperino was quoted in the March 22 Pro Publica article, “Is It Age Discrimination If You Don’t Know You’re Being Discriminated Against?”

Michael E. Solimine / Spring 2017

  • On April 19, 2017, Professor Michael Solimine was awarded the Provost Faculty Career Award at the University of Cincinnati’s 2017 Faculty Award Celebration.
  • Professor Michael Solimine also received the university-level Excellence Award for Faculty-to-Faculty Research Mentoring,
  • His recent publications include Retooling the Amicus Machine, 102 Va. L. Rev. Online 151 (2016), and Judicial Review of Direct Democracy: A Reappraisal, 104 Ky. L.J. 671 (2016) (contribution to symposium).
  • In a new treatise on federal courts, Larry W. Yackle, Federal Courts: The Current Questions (Carolina Academic Press 2017), three of Professor Michael Solimine’s law review articles were cited.
  • In the newest version of the Law of Federal Courts Hornbook (West Hornbook Series, 8th ed. 2017), six of Professor Michael Solimine’s articles are cited.
  • 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).
  • Dean Emeritus and Professor Joseph P. Tomain and Professor Solimine presented a Colloquium on Political Gridlock, Elections and Democracy on November 2, 2017, sponsored by the College’s Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice.

Janet Moore / Spring 2017

  • Professor Moore and her colleagues in the Indigent Defense Research Association had their most recent collection of scholarship published as a symposium volume entitled Critical Issues and New Empirical Research in Public Defense in 14 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law (2017). Professor Moore co-authored the introduction to the symposium, as well as a paper titled Knowing Defense.
  • Professor Moore published The Antidemocratic Sixth Amendment, 91 Wash. L. Rev. 1705 (2016).


Bradford Mank / Spring 2017

  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Mank wrote State Standing in United States v. Texas: Opening the Floodgates to States Challenging the Federal Government or Proper Federalism?, which will be published in 2018 in the University of Illinois Law Review.
  • Professor Mank published several articles. Does a House of Congress Have Standing Over Appropriations?: The House of Representatives Challenges the Affordable Care Act, was published at 19 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, 141-90 (2016).
  • Professor Mank’s article The Supreme Court Acknowledges Congress’ Authority to Confer Informational Standing in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robinsis now in print at 94 Washington University Law Review (2016).
  • His article Data Breaches, Identity Theft and Article III Standing: Will the Supreme Court Resolve the Split in the Circuits?, is available at 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1323-68 (2017).
  • He also published Article III Standing for Private Plaintiffs Challenging Greenhouse Gas Regulations, 53 San Diego L. Rev. 287-334 (2016).
  • In a new treatise on federal courts, Larry W. Yackle, Federal Courts: The Current Questions (Carolina Academic Press 2017), four law review articles by Professor Mank were cited.
  • Professor Mank wrote the chapter, “Standing and Related Doctrines” (pages 386-397), in Decision Making in Environmental Law (Edward Elgar 2016; Lee Paddock, Robert Glicksman & Nicholas S. Bryner eds.), Vol. II. Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, available on Elgaronline.
  • Professor Mank received the university-level Award for Faculty Excellence. This award is given by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research.