Success Secrets: Seven "Knows" for the New Year, The Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association (2015)


Negotiating Paths, Creepy Crawly Creatures and Things That Go Bump in the Night: The Cautionary Tale of a Fourth-Year Dean, University of Toledo Law Review (2010)

This essay on the perils and pleasures to be found on the path of a...


Domestic Violence


Why Do You Do the Things You Do? Clemency for Battered Incarcerated Women, A Decade’s Review, American University Journal of Gender Social Policy and Law (2003)

This article examines the executive power of granting clemency, particularly in cases involving battered women...



Dealing with the Nastiness: Mixing Feminism and Criminal Law in the Review of Cases of Battered Incarcerated Women—A Ten Year Reflection, Buffalo Criminal Law Review (2001)

In 1990, Ohio governor Richard Celeste granted clemency to twenty-eight incarcerated battered women. This article...



What’s God Got to Do with It? Church and State Collaboration in the Subordination of Women and Domestic Violence, Rutgers Law Review (1999)

n this Article, Professor Ammons explores the role of Judeo-Christian institutions, ideology, and doctrine in...


Legal Education


Extending Courthouse 'Keys' to Those in Need, The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) (2013)


Seasons & Sea Changes: Weathering the Storm, an Encouraging Tale, University of Toledo Law Review (2013)

Legal education is not immune to the realities of the marketplace. With declining applications, fewer...



Commentary, Session 1: Deciding to Become a Dean, Seattle University Law Review (2008)

Deciding to become a dean is a difficult decision. How do you know when you...



The Art and Science of Deaning: Lessons from my Garden, Leadership in Legal Education Symposium VIII, University of Toledo Law Review (2008)

Deaning, like gardening is both an art and a science. A new law school dean...


Women and the Law


King Libel Suit Dismissed, The News Media and the Law (1986)


Operation Fair Share, Black Enterprise (1984)
Crime News Reporting in a Black Weekly (with John Dimmick and Joseph J. Pilotta), Journalism Quarterly (1982)
Court Orders Complexion Change in Ohio Town, Encore American and Worldwide News (1980)
A Talk with Critic Donald Bogle, Encore American & Worldwide News (1980)
Business on the Banks of the Ohio, Black Enterprise (1980)

Sexual Abuse of Children


Final Report: Submitted to the Honorable Jack Markell, Governor, State of Delaware: Independent Review of the Earl Brian Bradley Case (2010)

This is the Final Report to the Governor's Office, the Senate Public Safety Committee, the...