At the law school’s annual celebration of faculty scholarship and service on May 10, two faculty members received chaired professorships, and two others were honored with special awards, while eight faculty members were lauded for publishing books in 2017-2018.
received the John Homer Kapp Professorship of Law. He has earned national and international recognition for his scholarship in torts, property and contract law. In recent years, he has published two critically acclaimed books with Cambridge University Press: Tort Law and Social Morality
and Property Law and Social Morality
. He has a third book in the series, Contract Law and Social Morality
, under contract with Cambridge. He has also published dozens of law review articles in leading law journals at Duke, Vanderbilt and University of Pennsylvania, among others. Gerhart has been a faculty leader, including serving as Dean from 1986-1996. He has also served as Interim President of Lake Erie College and Interim Dean of Ohio State University College of Law.
received the Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead chaired professorship in Law and Criminal Justice. He is also the recipient of this year’s prestigious University Faculty Distinguished Research Award. He teaches and writes about jurisprudence and legal theory, conflict of laws and the law of archeological artifacts. He is the author of numerous articles in leading law reviews; a monographic from Cambridge University Press, entitled The Burdens of Proof: Discriminatory Power, Weight of Evidence, and Tenacity of Belief
; and the textbook Law and Justice: Cases and Readings on the American Legal System
, published by Carolina Academic Press and now in its second edition.
, the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law and Professor of Political Science, received the law school’s 2018 Distinguished Research Prize. During the past three years, Colares, who also serves as Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and just concluded a term as Chairman of the Faculty Senate, published several articles, three of which were in highly prestigious peer-review journals: the Journal of World Trade, the American Law and Economics Review and Jurimetrics
. Colares has also been active in obtaining grants from the Green Lakes Energy Institute and the European Research Council. Colares was named to the roster of NAFTA arbitrators. He’s also presented lectures on energy, trade and other topics at Notre Dame, Utrecht University, the Academy for the Interchange and Exchange of Judicial Matters in New York City and Carnegie Mellon University.
, a criminal law professor, received the law school’s first Faculty Outstanding Service Award. Each year, he sits on multiple faculty committees, supervises externships, advises student groups BLSA and SPILF, coaches moot court and mock trial teams, counsels students looking for jobs, writes numerous recommendations, plays a leading role in admissions recruiting and has served as the Associate Director of the law school’s new MA in Financial Integrity program.
Books published by CWRU Law Faculty in 2017-2018
, Evidence: Questions & Answers
, Problems in Evidence
, Rules of Evidence Handbook
Susan C. Hastings, Richard D. Manoloff, Michael L. Sharb & Daniel A. Jaffe
, Ohio School Law
Lewis R. Katz
, Ohio Arrest, Search & Seizure
Lewis R. Katz
& Paul C. Giannelli
, Ohio Criminal Laws and Rules
Kevin C. McMunigal
, Criminal Law: Problems, Statutes & Cases
, The Burdens of Proof: Discriminatory Power, Weight of Evidence, and Tenacity of Belief
Roger Park, David Leonard, Aviva Orenstein, Dale Nance
& Steven Goldberg, Evidence Law: A Student's Guide to the Law of Evidence as Applied in American Trials
& Kate Darling, eds., Creativity Without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property
Judge Mark P. Painter & Andrew Pollis
, Ohio Appellate Practice
David M. Crane, Leila M. Sadat & Michael P. Scharf
, eds., The Founders: Four Pioneering Individuals Who Launched the First Modern Era International Criminal Tribunals