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Camero
Jennifer Camero
Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Camero has a B.B.A. with concentrations in accounting and finance from Saint Mary's College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She obtained her CPA in 1999 and practiced as a tax consultant for several years with Arthur Andersen in Chicago. Camero then earned her J.D. from Northwestern University, where she graduated cum laude. While at Northwestern, she received the Arlyn Miner Book Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing and was notes editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Upon graduation, Camero worked as an associate attorney in commercial finance at Jones Day and later at Katten Muchin Rosenman, both in Chicago. She then spent three years as assistant general counsel for Brunswick Corporation in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Prior to joining Southern Illinois University School of Law, Camero was a teaching fellow at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Her teaching interests include Contracts and Commercial Law.

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Kinney
Eleanor D. Kinney
Garwin Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and Medicine (2012-13)

Eleanor D. Kinney, founding director of the school's internationally recognized William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, is one of the nation's leading experts on health law. After graduating from law school, she practiced law for four years, then worked as an estate planning officer for Duke University Medical Center for two years. After earning her master's degree in public health, she served as program analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Immediately prior to joining the faculty in 1984, she was assistant general counsel of the American Hospital Association.

A widely published author and respected lecturer on the subjects of America's health care system, medical malpractice, health coverage for the poor, and issues in administrative law, Professor Kinney is author or co-author of numerous law review articles, book chapters and book reviews. She recently published Protecting American Health Care Consumers (Duke University Press 2002) and edited the Guide to Medicare Coverage Decision-Making and Appeals (ABA Publishing 2002).

Professor Kinney has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, President Clinton's Task Force for Health Care Reform, and the Indiana Commission on Health Care for the Working Poor. She has been appointed by the governor of Indiana to the Executive Board of the Indiana State Department of Health and to other task forces and advisory boards. She currently serves as chair of the Patient Safety Subcommittee of the Indiana Commission on Excellence in Health Care.

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Koehler
Mike Koehler
Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Koehler received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin International Law Journal. He received his B.A. (Political Science) from the University of South Dakota where he was an academic all-conference basketball player.

Koehler's teaching expertise and interests include corporate law, securities regulations, corporate compliance and ethics, white collar crime, international business transactions, and international trade and investment. Professor Koehler is a widely published author and his scholarship focuses on the intersection of corporate conduct and criminal law, corporate compliance and ethics, in particular the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and other anti-corruption laws and initiatives. Professor Koehler is an active speaker on the FCPA and related topics before business and academic audiences, and he is also a frequently featured source in various media (see recent articles).

Prior to joining the SIU faculty, Koehler was an Assistant Professor of Business Law in the College of Business at Butler University. Prior to academia, he practiced law at Foley & Lardner where he represented clients in international business transactions, compliance and governance issues, business fraud investigations (including related Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions), and business litigation. Professor Koehler's private practice career included several international assignments and provided him an understanding and appreciation for foreign legal environments and business cultures.

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Macias
Steven Macias
Assistant Professor of Law

Steven Macias received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and graduate degrees in law and history from the University of California, Berkeley. He also studied law in the UK at University College London where he received his LL.M. in Legal Theory and History.

Prior to arriving at SIU, Macias was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law. From 2008–2010, he served as a Teaching Fellow at California Western School of Law in San Diego. He has taught Federal Courts, Remedies, Legal History, and advanced courses in constitutional law focusing on information privacy and sexuality and gender issues.

Macias's primary research centers on the legal history of the early American republic with particular focus on intellectual and cultural contexts. An additional area of research and publication includes the application of critical theory to contemporary issues of sexuality, gender, and family law. In this vein, his current article examines how privacy law is influenced by, and reinforces, social conceptions of gender.

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Pardieck
Andrew Pardieck
Assistant Professor of Law

Andrew Pardieck graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. While in law school, he served as articles editor on the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, and following law school enrolled in the University of Hokkaido School of Law. He completed his doctorate degree in law at Hokkaido, where he wrote his dissertation on Japanese and U.S. securities law.

After graduate school, Pardieck practiced in Indiana and then Tokyo. His practice in Indiana focused on complex civil litigation, primarily products liability, and included work on class actions and employment matters. He is a member of the Indiana bar and admitted to practice in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. In Tokyo, he worked as General Counsel for Temple University, Japan Campus, with varied responsibilities including compliance with corporate, education, and employment law; negotiating and drafting contracts; and risk management.

Prior to joining the faculty at SIU, Professor Pardieck taught as an Assistant Professor of Law for the Temple University Beasley School of Law at its Japan Campus. He has also taught as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, and as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. He has published in both Japanese and English on a variety of topics, including securities and commodities law, consumer finance, alternative dispute resolution, and the legal profession.

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