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Emeritus/Retired Faculty

Jill Adams

Jill Adams

Email: jeadams@siu.edu

Jill Adams has been a member of the School of Law faculty since 1988. She received her B.A. with Highest Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974. She next studied at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, receiving her M.A.T. in 1978. Before finishing her masters, ...read full profile >>

Leonard Gross

Emeritus Professor of Law

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 234
Phone: (618)-453-8770
e-mail: lgross@siu.edu

Leonard Gross has been a member of the School of Law Faculty at Southern Illinois University since 1983, first as an Assistant Professor and later as an Associate Professor before becoming a Professor of Law in 1993. Before coming to SIU, Professor Gross clerked for Judge Frederick L. Brown of the ...read full profile >>

David Johnson

Emeritus Professor of Law

David C. Johnson

Office: Kaplan Hall, Room 202
Phone: (618)-536-8324
Email: djohnson@siu.edu

Professor Johnson received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota in 1959. He also was licensed as a certified public accountant at that time and commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Finance Corps. In 1961 he received his Juris Doctor in Law, also from North ...read full profile >>

Patrick Kelley

Emeritus Professor of Law

Patrick J. Kelley

Office: Kaplan Hall, Room 209
Phone: (618)-453-8742
Email: pkelley@siu.edu

Professor Kelley received his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame University, where he was valedictorian of his class in 1965. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1969, valedictorian of his class and editor-in-chief of the Iowa Law Review. He then practiced law with ...read full profile >>

Edward Kionka

Emeritus Professor of Law

Edward J. Kionka

Office: Kaplan Hall, Room 204
Phone: (618)-453-8755
Email: ejkionka@siu.edu

Mr. Kionka received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1962. He was selected for membership in the Order of the Coif, an honorary society chosen from the top ten percent of his class. He was a member of the board of editors of the law review, and during his ...read full profile >>

Mark Lee

Emeritus Professor of Law

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 254
Phone: (618)-453-8745
e-mail: markrlee@siu.edu

Professor Lee regularly teaches Criminal Law, Law and Economics, and a variety of business related courses, including Antitrust, Agency and Partnership, Corporations, and Securities Regulation. He serves as both a consulting attorney in antitrust, business organization, securities, and regulatory ...read full profile >>

R.J. Roberston Jr.

Emeritus Professor of Law

R.J. Roberston

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 246
Phone: (618)-453-8715
Email: rjrobert@siu.edu

Professor Robertson received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Missouri, where he was the Editor in Chief of the Missouri Law Review. After graduation, he was a Staff Law Clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1976-1979. He ...read full profile >>

Mary Rudasill

Emeritus Professor of Law

Mary C. Rudasill

Office: Kaplan Hall, Room 206
Phone: (618)-536-8462
Email: rudasill@siu.edu

Education B.S. 1971, Illinois State University M.S. 1975, University of Illinois J.D. 1980, Magna Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University School of Law Work Experience Law Clerk, U.S. Magistrate Kenneth J. Meyers, 1980-1981 Private practice, Carbondale, Ill., 1981-1988 Part-time staff ...read full profile >>

Suzanne Schmitz

Retired Professor of Law

Suzanne Schmitz

e-mail: sschmitz@siu.edu

Professor Suzanne J. Schmitz believes that being a lawyer is an honor, and so she spent her career challenging future lawyers to meet the standard of being competent, diligent, ethical, skilled, and committed to public service. These are the abilities needed if lawyers are entrusted with the ...read full profile >>