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John R. Clemons

Adjunct Professor of Law


Teaching Interests: Trial Advocacy, Trial Advocacy Lab


John R. Clemons graduated from the University of Iowa in 1970, obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the DePaul University College of Law in 1975, and continued his legal education with courses at Northwestern University and the National College of District Attorneys. John practiced in Chicago and then relocated to Jackson County, Illinois where he served as Assistant State's Attorney for five years. In 1980 he was elected Jackson County State's Attorney, an office he held for eight years until late 1988 when he decided not to seek a third term. John has been in private practice with an office in Carbondale since 1988, and has been a part-time faculty member at Southern Illinois University for many years teaching trial advocacy, criminal law, business law, and healthcare law courses.



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Carbondale, IL 62901