Bench & Bar

JAN 2018

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25 BENCH & BAR | C H A S E P R O F E S S O R S G A I N ACADEMIC RECOGNITION PROFESSOR ERIC ALDEN teaches through a relaxed approach to the Socratic method and provides contemporary examples from his experiences as a partner in large law firms. His scholarship focuses on refuting claims of historical legitimacy by proponents of the contract law doctrine of promissory estoppel. In Rethinking Prom- issory Estoppel, 16 Nev. L.J. (2016), for example, he challenges the historical accuracy and, therefore, the validity of claims made in the first Restatement of the Law of Contracts. At Chase, he has helped expand the number of practice-oriented courses and develop more approaches to education to prepare stu- dents to be practice-ready. PROFESSOR AMY HALBROOK emphasizes collaboration, in the classroom and in the Children's Law Center Clinic she directs, to help students think critically and to explore the law. Her scholarship has guided lawyers and judges in expanding the rights of children. Her law review article, Juvenile Pariahs, 65 Hastings L.J. 1 (2013), has been cited by state supreme courts in striking down laws requiring lifetime supervision for juveniles convicted of a sex offense. At Chase, the Children's Law Center Clinic has provided more than 11,000 hours of pro bono service to more than 180 clients in legal matters involving family, delinquency, civil rights, eman- cipation, and others. F ive Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law faculty members, with a combined 34 years of full-time teaching and 21 law review articles, have been promoted to tenured professors of law. Each of them—Eric Alden, Amy Halbrook, Jack Harrison, Jennifer Kinsley, and David Singleton—has an individual teach- ing style and a focus for scholarship or pro bono work. eir snapshots: PROFESSOR JACK HARRISON encourages students to grow intellectually by risking the possibility of articulating an incorrect answer. His scholarship provides a framework for courts to address the ongoing examinations of issues involved in gender identity in edu- cation and in sexual orientation in the workplace. His legal work beyond Chase focuses on the intersection of the law and issues concerning the inclusion of LBGTQ persons in society. PROFESSOR DAVID SINGLETON teaches practical skills through examples from con- temporary, high-profile cases. As director of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic, he provides guidance for students to develop practice skills through experience. His scholarship bridges theory and practice. His law review article, Unmaking a "Murderer": Lessons from the Struggle to Restore One Woman's Humanity, 47 Seton Hall L. Rev. 487 (2017), examines how societal prejudice can hinder consideration of a claim of wrongful conviction. His pro bono work includes being volunteer executive director of an initiative to reform the criminal justice system, and which pro- vides free representation to prisoners and formerly incarcerated individuals. PROFESSOR JENNIFER KINSLEY , as direc- tor of experiential learning, helps students develop skills to practice law and to under- stand the responsibilities of being a lawyer. She teaches in the classroom not only from a casebook, but also from her experience prac- ticing constitutional law. Her scholarship involving freedom of speech is nationally recog- nized. Her work analyzing modern obscenity law and regulation of sexually oriented speech has been cited in leading constitutional law textbooks and scholarly literature. Her pro bono work includes overseeing filings of more than 30 amicus curiae briefs the past two years in constitutional and criminal law cases, including one that addressed First Amendment issues in a state sex offender law a federal appeals court found to be an unconstitutional ex post facto punishment. B&B MARKETPLACE COLUMNS

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