Faculty Scholarship Digest

September 2015

On a regular basis, Dean Michaels prepares a memorandum summarizing recent scholarship published by members of the Moritz faculty. The College boasts 50+ faculty members with national and international reputations. The range of influential and innovative legal scholarly works produced by our distinguished faculty reflects a variety of perspectives, interests, and areas of expertise.


Books

EFTHIMIOS PARASIDIS (W/ CARL H. COLEMAN ET AL.), THE ETHICS AND REGULATION OF RESEARCH WITH HUMAN SUBJECTS (2d ed. 2015).

Efthimi joins three distinguished authors, including the Director of the Office for Human Research Protections at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for this second edition of an interdisciplinary casebook exploring the ethics and regulation of research with human subjects. Efthimi authored a new chapter on research with members of the armed forces (his substantial previous work on that subject has brought national attention) and took primary responsibility for chapters on conflicts of interest, monitoring ongoing research, compensation for research injuries, research with prisoners, and research involving emerging technologies. The book is also rigorously edited and designed to make it accessible to students in a range of graduate programs.

The result is an engaging book that compels critical discussion of issues like: Does national security justify experimentation on non-consenting members of the military? What about civilian populations? Given the unpredictable behavior of nanoparticles, does experimentation with those particles raise novel regulatory issues? How can regulators appropriately encourage clinical studies of women and other historically underrepresented populations? In addition to exploring these provocative issues, the book sets a model for casebooks at the cutting-edge of legal education: those that reach out to students in multiple fields, as well as to regulators, researchers, and other policy makers.


SARA SAMPSON (W/ KATHERINE L. HALL & CAROLYN BROERING-JACOBS), OHIO LEGAL RESEARCH (2d ed. 2015).

Sara and Katherine have produced the second edition of their winning guide to Ohio Legal Research, joined on this edition by Moritz graduate Carolyn Broering-Jacobs. The book offers a thorough, yet highly readable, overview of legal research in Ohio. Sara, Katherine, and Carolyn deftly explain the basics of the legal system and the sources that contain Ohio’s constitutional, judicial, legislative, and administrative law. Moving beyond those fundamentals, they introduce readers to research strategies, free online sources, secondary sources, and citation forms.

Students and practicing lawyers will benefit from this guide—but so will law professors. Even the experienced professor reviewing this book will understand Ohio’s new system for publishing cases officially online, and will learn new strategies for searching Westlaw and other databases. For both the novice and the expert with years in the research trenches, refreshers and new ideas are deeply useful: take a look at Ohio Legal Research for both.