LAW FACULTY RESEARCH PROFILES

LAW FACULTY RESEARCH PROFILES

Advocacy & ethics

Martin Belsky has published in recent years on issues relating to law & theology, legal education, and judicial selection & independence.

Dana Cole writes in the area of trial practice and advocacy. He is currently working on a paper about the psychology of persuasion in trial advocacy, focusing on psychodramatic methods for lawyers at trial and in trial preparation.

Sarah Cravens writes in the area of judicial ethics and the broader judicial role. She has focused her work in recent and forthcoming writings on topics such as judicial statements of conscience in concurring and dissenting opinions, public confidence as a goal of the regulation of judicial conduct, and the integration of faith and work in the judicial role.

Bernadette Genetin publishes in the area of Civil Procedure. Her most recent work has addressed the Supreme Court's new approach to personal jurisdiction, as well as various settlement issues in the class action context, such as agency issues, coupon issus (CAFA) and the role of counsel.

Margery Koosed continues to write in the area of representation in capital cases, and the history of death penalty cases in Ohio.

Jack Sahl, Director of the Miller-Becker Center, writes and speaks on a wide array of topics within the field of lawyer's ethics and the law of evidence, publishing most recently on hot topics for practitioners in the field, such as the Financial Action Task Force and recent development regarding alternative legal service providers, as well as working on issues on confidentiality in the corporate counsel context.

Joann Sahl writes on issues relating to collateral consequences of criminal convictions, addressing matters of pardons, clemency, expungement, and so on.

Elizabeth Shaver publishes on legal writing pedagogy, most recently on topics such as the use of real cases to teach persuasive writing, and the use of collaboration in teaching advanced legal writing.

Tracy Thomas, Director of the Constitutional Law Center, writes on the law of Remedies, focusing in recent articles on topics such as prophylactic injunctions, remedies in the context of mass disasters, and teaching the law of remedies. Prof. Thomas is also a co-author of a major casebook on Remedies.

Business law

Kristen Barnes writes in the area of real estate and other property law issues, particularly on the topic of foreclosures.

Carolyn Dessin has published recently on Ohio probate law topics, as well as on the issue of creating and sustaining interdisciplinary guardianship committees.

Willa Gibson has written in recent years on issues relating to Consumer Protection and on Revised Article 9, including most recently the intersection of Article 9 and intellectual property law.

Richard Lavoie writes in the area of tax law, focusing primarily on issues of ethics, compliance, and advocacy.

Alan Newman is an expert on the law of Trusts & Estates, writing extensively in both journals and treatises. His most recent articles addressed time-barred claims under the Uniform Trust Code and questions of accountability of non-settlor trustees in the context of revocable trusts.

Stefan Padfield writes in the field of corporate and securities law, publishing in law reviews as well as posting regularly on blogs and Twitter.  His most recent published works have focused primarily on corporate theory.

Gary Spring has published on matters relating to employment law and communications in the workplace.

Constitutional law & government

Martin Belsky has published in recent years on issues relating to law & theology, legal education, and judicial selection & independence.

Kristen Barnes writes on Constitutional Law issues regarding affirmative action in the educational context. In her most recent work, she takes on this topic from a comparative international law perspective.

William Jordan publishes in the area of administrative law, currently writing the regular updates for the ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He has also recently written on the Affordable Care Act.

Brant Lee has written in recent years in the area of race and complex systems.

Elizabeth Shaver focuses her scholarship on the governmental regulation of special education. She has recently published and spoken on issues such as reforms to the Due Process structure of the IDEA and the potential for states to ban the use of non-positive interventions under the IDEA.

Tracy Thomas, Dir. of the Constitutional Law Center, writes in the area of women and the law, focusing in recent work on current issues such as same-sex marriage (and divorce) and the regulation of abortion, as well as women’s legal history. Prof. Thomas also writes on issues of constitutional law in the area of Remedies.

Family law

Carolyn Dessin writes in the areas of elder law and guardianship, as well as trusts & estates and tax law. Her most recent work has addressed creating and sustaining interdisciplinary guardianship committees, as well as post-divorce estate planning.

Alan Newman is a nationally recognized expert on trusts and estates. He writes extensively on the uniform trust code and probate law in particular.

Tracy Thomas, Dir. of the Constitutional Law Center, writes in the area of women and the law, covering a broad array of topics including women’s legal history, abortion, same-sex marriage (and divorce), among others.

Intellectual property law

Ryan Holte, is the Dir. of the Center for IP Law & Technology, whose scholarship interests include intellectual property law and property law, and he is a widely published author in IP subjects.

Camilla Hrdy's scholarship has received multiple awards and focuses on law and policy issues, the role of federal, state, and local governments in promoting innovation and economic development.

Daniel Brean writes in the field of intellectual property, primarily patent law.

International law

Kristen Barnes writes on issues of international comparative constitutional law, particularly in the area of affirmative action in the educational context.

Matthew Wilson writes on international and comparative law. His most recent and forthcoming publications focus on civil jury trials in Japan, comparing civil trials in the U.S. and Japan, and clinical legal education in Japan. He is also a frequent presenter on a truly broad array of topics, ranging from international dispute resolution to citizen participation in the South Korean legal process, and from international negotiation strategies and techniques, to Japan's lay judge system, to methods for integrating East Asian Law into the Classroom.