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Cheryl AndersonProfessor Cheryl Anderson concluded her year as Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Disability Law, and in conjunction with her also chairing the subcommittee on Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities, has an article coming out in the ISBA Journal entitled “The Business Case for Disability Diversity in Legal Employment.” 

She also gave a presentation entitled “Employment and Disability: The US Perspective” at the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Conference on Disability Rights, Webster University, Oct. 9, 2013.


Chris BehanAssociate Professor Christopher W. Behan served as a faculty member for the Advanced Trial Advocacy Course at The Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, in May, 2013. 

Also in May, he was a panelist at the Educating Advocates Conference at Stetson University School of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. He gave a presentation entitled, “Advocacy Across the Curriculum: Integrating Trial Advocacy Principles in Doctrinal Classes.”

He was selected as a fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. As part of his fellowship, he traveled to Israel from June 14-26 to study counterterrorism and Israel’s national security policies and organizations.

He published the Teacher’s Manual for his evidence textbook, Evidence and the Advocate: A Contextual Approach to Learning Evidence. He also published an annual update to the Military Crimes and Defenses treatise of which he is a co-author.

He traveled to Washington, DC, in August, 2013, to participate in an information-gathering session for a subcommittee of Department of Defense Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel. On September 24, he returned to Washington to testify before the entire RSP Panel in a public session held at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Professor Behan was invited to participate on a panel consisting of academic military justice experts from the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Israel.

·  Information about the Response Systems Panel is available here

·  Information regarding this particular meeting is available here

·  A link to a copy of Professor Behan’s statement can be viewed here


 Cindy BuysProfessor Cindy Buys was elected Chair of the International Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools. 

Professor Buys published a chapter entitled, "Subsidies and Countervailing Duties" in International Trade Law and the WTO (Federation Press, June 2013).

She published "Right to Counsel for Immigrants: Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder," 51 The Globe 5-6 (July 2013).

She was also appointed an arbitrator in a trade dispute between the U.S. and Mexico under Chapter 10 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


Bill DrennanAssistant Professor Jennifer Camero has two recent publications:

Zombieland: Seeking Refuge from the Statute of Frauds in Contracts for the Sale of Goods and Services, 82 UMKC L. Rev. 1 (2013).

Level Up: Employing the Commerce Clause to Federalize the Sale of Goods, 50 San Diego L. Rev. 89 (2013).


 Bill DrennanAssociate Professor William Drennan’s article titled "Taxing Commercial Sponsorship of College Athletics: A Balanced Proposal," was published in the Ohio State Law Journal

His editorial titled "Where’s the IRS Ombudsman Office?" regarding the controversy about the IRS’s processing of applications for tax-exempt status appeared in the May 20, 2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Should Organizations Promoting Dangerous Sports Enjoy Maximum Tax Benefits?” 51 San Diego Law Review (2014) [IN PRESS].


Cynthia L. FountaineDean and Professor Cynthia Fountaine presented the 2014 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon during the Women in Legal Education Luncheon at American Association of Law School’s annual conference in January.

Dean Fountaine was a panelist on "The Future of the Legal Profession" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting in August, and she moderated a panel  on "The Classroom of the Future: Digital Materials as a Path to Achieving Better Outcomes at Lower Costs" at the same conference.  

She spoke at the Jackson County Bar Association's meeting in September.  

Her column "Germany's legal education system offers lessons for U.S. reform" was published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in October.

She served on the Fulbright Scholar Discipline Peer Review Committee, is the Coordinator of the ABA Section on International Law Committee on International Human Rights Russian Law Students Skype Project, is the chair of the AALS Women in Legal Education Section's Lifetime Achievement Award Subcommittee, is a member of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools' International Committee and Prospective Law Teachers Workshop Committee, and is on the planning committee for the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting Program for Law School Deans.  

She is a co-editor of the Law Deans on Legal Education Blog and the Civil Procedure and Federal Courts Blog


Ryan HolteAssistant Professor Ryan Holte presented a paper regarding case studies on Patent Assertion Entities to the George Mason University Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at Captiva Island, FL on February 7.


Alicia JonesReference Librarian and Assistant Professor Alicia Jones has been selected to attend AALL Leadership Academy in Chicago in April. From their website http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Education/leadership-academy “Leadership Academy participants will train for leadership roles by discovering how to build your personal leadership style while networking with other legal information professionals. Designed as an intensive learning experience aimed at developing essential leadership skills, the program will include practical and interactive discussions, assessments, small group activities, and mini-presentations.”


 Mike KoehlerAssistant Professor Mike Koehler recently published an article, “Why You Should Be Alarmed by the ADM FCPA Enforcement Action” in the White Collar Crime ReportSSRN link

Professor Koehler was interviewed about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for several news stories:

 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-22/jpmorgan-wrestles-with-sons-daughters-and-corruption.html

 http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/smooth-operators-t-mobile-s-macedonian-adventure

 http://www.complianceweek.com/fcpa-prosecutor-charles-duross-to-join-morrison-foerster/article/331132/

Professor Koehler presented at the ABA’s National Institute on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Washington, D.C. on September 19, 2013.

He also gave a luncheon address to the Carbondale Rotary Club on Oct. 2, 2013.

He published “An Examination of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Issues” in the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business.

His new course on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

In October 2013, Professor Koehler participated in a panel titled “American Legal Imperialism?  The Explosion in Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Law,” at International Law Weekend, sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association at Fordham University School of Law in New York City.

In November 2013, Professor Koehler participated in a panel titled “Anti-Corruption Initiatives in the Arab World,” as part of Arab Weekend at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass.  

Professor Koehler was quoted in this Foreign Policy article about the possibility of China investigating JP Morgan.


 Sue LiemerProfessor Sue Liemer spoke about Non-Verbal Persuasion at the May meeting of the Jackson County Bar Association.

She participated in the Association of Legal Writing Directors’ (ALWD) Innovative Teaching Workshop at Marquette University School of Law on June 25, 2013, explaining her ideas on Helping Under-prepared Students: Core Grammar and Other Summer Prep Assignments. Her essay on the same topic will be published in the Fall 2013 issue of Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing.

She also spoke on Change from Within: Leadership for Law School Reforms, on June 27, 2013, at the ALWD bi-ennial conference at Marquette University School of Law.  


Doug LindLaw Library Director and Professor Doug Lind received the 2013 Joseph L. Andrews Biographical Award for his sourcebook, “Lincoln’s Suspension of Habeas Corpus: the Pamphlet Literature and Congressional Debate.” Read more


 Trish McCubbinProfessor Trish McCubbin’s latest article, titled “Regulation of Greenhouse Gases and Other Air Pollutants in the First Obama Administration and Major Air Issues for the Second Term”, was accepted for publication in the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal


Trish McCubbinAssistant Professor George Mocsary  published "Statistically Insignificant Deaths: Disclosing Drug Harms to Investors (and Patients) Under SEC Rule 10b-5." 82 George Washington Law Review 111-73 (2013). 

He also published “Why the Corporation Is Not Merely a Nexus of Contracts: A Response to Alexei Marcoux.” Liberty Forum, Liberty Fund, http://www.libertylawsite.org/liberty-forum/why-the-corporation-is-not-merely-a-nexus-of-contracts, Dec. 20, 2013.

Professor Mocsary spoke about Tyranny Control and the Second Amendment at Indiana Tech Law School on Friday, November 8, 2013, at the school’s inaugural symposium entitled "On the Question of Regulating Guns."  Symposium details are available at http://law.indianatech.edu/spotlight/question-regulating-guns/.

“The Future of Shareholder Wealth Maximization.” Liberty Forum, Liberty Fund, http://www.libertylawsite.org/liberty-forum/the-future-of-shareholder-wealth-maximization, Dec. 2, 2013.


  Valerie MunsonClinical Assistant Professor Valerie Munson’s article entitled “Fraud on the Faithful? The Charitable Intentions of members of Religious Congregations and the Peculiar Body of Law Governing Religious Property in the United States” was accepted for publication by the Rutgers Law Journal.


Mark SchultzAssociate Professor Mark Schultz testified on January 14, 2014, before the U. S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Read more.

was named a consultant on trade secrecy by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He recently completed a report for the OECD that provides multi-country comparative study of trade secret legal regimes worldwide. The report includes the first empirical index of trade secret strength. Schultz and his co-author, a senior OECD economist, are preparing several follow-on empirical studies using the trade secret index.

He organized, ran, moderated, and participated in several academic conferences and roundtables on various topics in copyright and patent law around the country in May through September.

In July, he gave a presentation on intellectual property and its relationship to trade and development during the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. Also in July, he gave a talk at a forum on trade secrecy held by the Trans-Atlantic Business Council in Washington, D.C. He also gave a briefing on Capitol Hill regarding patents and entrepreneurship.


 Nolan WrightAssistant Professor and Reference Librarian Nolan Wright recently gave a presentation on Identifying the Research Skills & Knowledge our Graduates Actually Need to Succeed in Legal Practice, at the Mid America Association of Law Libraries annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska, summarizing the results of a national survey of practicing attorneys conducted by a task force for the American Association of Law Libraries, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section. Professor Wright is a member of the task force and has been responsible for statistical analysis of the survey results.

He also published an article, Survey of Illinois Law: An Annotated Bibliography of Current Illinois Practice Aids, 36 S. Ill. U. L.J. 637-743 (2012).