The Law School Magazine  ·  In Print 2009

2009

 

Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom


Issue: Fall 2009
Two Moritz evidence professors, Deborah Jones Merritt and Ric Simmons, have released a new evidence casebook, published by West Academic Publishing in 2009, that is expected to be an important entrant to West’s American Casebook Series. However, th...

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Student Perspective: Scare you to death, work you to death, bore you to death?


Issue: Fall 2009
When I decided to attend law school, my family and friends were happy for me — they hoped the experience would make me respectable or wise or something like that (talk about wishful thinking). Attorneys, however, weren’t so excited. They listened...

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Taxing a Property Value Decline


Issue: Fall 2009
The process seems simple. A government entity – usually a county – values residential, commercial, and agricultural real estate. Based on those valuations, the government applies a tax rate and collects taxes from property owners. But the simplic...

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The BCS: Controversial or Illegal?


Issue: Fall 2009
The NCAA is no stranger to the courtroom, and, at any given time, it is likely to have several high-profile lawsuits filed against it. As would be expected, the theme is almost always the same: someone wants a piece of the pie. When the NCAA capped t...

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Professor Merritt Argues Before U.S. Supreme Court


Issue: Fall 2009
Professor Deborah Jones Merritt was the only one making her case before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 7, but several others – from her own family to her Moritz one – contributed to the success of her first U.S. Supreme Court argument. The Court, in...

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As Justice’s Arrival Nears, Preparation Pays Off


Issue: Fall 2009
Moritz Professor Douglas A. Berman didn’t quite know what would transpire after discussing with Suja A. Thomas, a then-University of Cincinnati law professor, in April 2007 about a possible conference regarding “originalism and the jury.” Thoma...

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Moritz Nurtures Young Leaders of the Future


Issue: Fall 2009
School may have been out at the Moritz College of Law over the summer, but many of the College’s faculty, staff, students and even alumni were busy volunteering for the Law & Leadership Institute for high school students. The brainchild of seve...

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From the Dean’s Desk


Issue: Fall 2009
These are extraordinary times. In today’s difficult economic environment, organizations of all types from various sectors have been forced to reexamine, reevaluate, and revise their work. Belt-tightening, retrenchment, and a reduction of activities...

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McQuade ’67: Giving Back in His Own Way


Issue: Summer 2009
Giving back is a relative phrase. Its definition varies from person to person; for some, it’s periodically volunteering and for others it’s providing financial support.  For Daniel P. McQuade ’67, “giving back” means donating countless hou...

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Turning a Dream Into Reality: Alumna Finds Second Success in German Village Shop


Issue: Summer 2009
It’s easy to fantasize about tackling an entirely new career. It’s simple to think about opening a cozy bed and breakfast that overlooks a scenic landscape or retiring to start the fun ice cream shop on a Florida boardwalk. Plenty of people have ...

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