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April 14, 2014
Assistant Professor Mocsary quoted about enforcement of weapons law in Connecticut


April 14, 2014
Holocaust survivor to speak at upcoming program
Margot Schlesigner, who was saved from death by Oskar Schindler during World War II, will speak about her experience in the Nazi concentration camps at a program on April 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the School of Law Auditorium.


April 12, 2014
Employment Success for SIU Law Grads
According to recently released employment data from the American Bar Association for 2013 graduates, SIU Law ranked #20 nationally (out of 201 law schools) in job placement in full-time, long-term, bar-pass-required, non-law school-funded jobs.*


March 31, 2014
Bioethicist lecture will focus on genetic selection - Pete Rosenbery
One of the nation's leading experts in reproductive medicine policy and law will discuss the opportunities and limits of genetic selection at Southern Illinois University School of Law.


March 27, 2014
SIU Law Alum Congressman Bill Enyart recognizes SIU Law on the House Floor
SIU Law Alum Congressman William Enyart recognized the SIU School of Law on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to kick off the law school's 40th Anniversary Celebration.


March 24, 2014
Religion & Law Program on Contraceptive Mandate Cases
Does the Contraceptive Mandate of the Affordable Care Act violate the free exercise rights of two closely-held for-profit corporations? A review of U.S. Supreme Court Cases: Sebelius, Sec. of H&HS v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, Sec. of H& HS.


March 21, 2014
Chemerinsky to present Lesar Lecture - Peter Rosenbery
Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and an expert on constitutional law, will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court and civil rights in light of two milestone anniversaries. Chemerinsky will present the 2014 SIU School of Law Hiram H. Lesar Distinguished Lecture at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the law school auditorium. He will examine the legacy of a landmark case and statute when he presents “The Supreme Court and Civil Rights on the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”


March 13, 2014
Panel to Focus on Restorative Justice


March 11, 2014
SIU Law Makes the Honor Roll for Practical Training
SIU School of Law was recognized by National Jurist magazine as a "Best School for Practical Training."


February 21, 2014
A Song from the Field
In recognition of Black History Month, the SIU School of Law was proud to host a fine art exhibit and program, "A Song from the Field: An Investigation of the Black Experience in the Delta."


February 12, 2014
Dervan quoted in article about growing number of exonerations in cases where innocent defendants pled guilty
"Plea bargaining dominates the criminal justice system," Dervan said. "In dealing with more minor offenses - offenses for which the individual is likely to receive time served (or probation) if they plead guilty - in those cases the incentive to confess to the crime even if you haven't committed it is extremely high. The reward for saying you had done something is to go home; the punishment for failing to say that is to stay in jail and wait to have an opportunity some point in the future to reveal innocence at trial."


January 16, 2014
Associate Professor Schultz testifies before House Judiciary Committee on Scope of Copyright Protection
Associate Professor Mark Schultz recently testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on the Scope of Copyright Protection, and, in particular, the rights of the creators of television programs and broadcast networks.


January 10, 2014
Assistant Professor Michael Koehler talks to Bloomberg News about Alcoa's $384 million settlement of FCPA case


January 09, 2014
5th Annual Women in Leadership Program
The Southern Illinois University School of Law will host a program this week that focuses on preparing women law students to be leaders while also learning about challenges they will face within the legal profession.


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