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Faculty Activities | Spring 2016

Assistant Professor Jennifer A. Brobst

  • Presented at the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men and Boys, EVAWI (End Violence Against Women International), Washington D.C. (March 24, 2016) on the topic Real Victim Rights:  Uncovering Common Legal Rape Myths Among Grassroots, Campus, and Criminal Justice Advocates, with Melinda Manning, JD, MSW, Director of the Beacon Program at University of North Carolina Medical School and Hospitals.

  • Served as a faculty member for the Southern Illinois Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship Program, SIU School of Social Work Masters in Social Work Program (March 2016), coordinating a 4 hour expert witness testimony clinic at SIU School of Law with law students as mock attorneys and MSW trauma fellows as mock expert witnesses addressing criminal and civil cases with children treated for PTSD.

  • Elected to the position of Chair-elect of the AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education.

  • Panel Moderator, Let’s Talk About Trigger Warnings:  Best Practices in Teaching Tough Topics, American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, New York, NY (January 2016).


Professor Cindy Buys

  • Organized and participated in panel presentation entitled The United States and the International Criminal Court: Past, Present and Future, sponsored by the SIU School of Law and the United Nations Association, Southern Illinois Chapter (March 23, 2016).

  • Appointed Co-Chair of the American Society of Int’l Law’s Midwest Interest Group. 

  • Participated in a hearing regarding environmental justice as a member of the IL Advisory Commission to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (March 9, 2016). 

  • Presented a CLE to the Jackson County Bar Association on Introduction to Employment Visas and Documentation (January 21, 2016).

  • Elected President of the Southern Illinois Chapter of the United Nations Association.


Ed Dawson

Assistant Professor of Law

  • Professor Dawson’s article entitled “Qualified Immunity for Reasonable Reliance on Lawyers’ Advice” will be published this month in the Northwestern University Law Journal.


Assistant Professor Lucian Dervan

  • Elected First Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section.  This election means he will transition into the Chair Elect position in 2017-18 and serve as Chair of the Criminal Justice Section in 2018-19. 
  • Participated in panel presentation entitled The United States and the International Criminal Court: Past, Present and Future, sponsored by the SIU School of Law and the United Nations Association, Southern Illinois Chapter (March 23, 2016).

  • Published book chapter entitled Investigating and Prosecuting White-Collar Crime, Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime (Shanna R. Van Slyke, Michael L. Benson, and Francis T. Cullen eds., Oxford University Press) (2016) (with Ellen S. Podgor). 

  • Placed article entitled Voices on Innocence, 68 Florida Law Review -- (forthcoming) (with Richard A. Leo, Meghan J. Ryan, Valena E. Beety, Gregory M. Gilchrist, and William W. Berry III). 

  • Published article entitled Internal Investigations and the Evolving Fate of Privilege, 2 Compliance Elliance Journal 3 (2016).

  • Served as the discussant for a panel entitled The Psychology of Plea Decisions at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference (March11, 2016) (Funded by the National Science Foundation). 

  • Presented his research on a panel entitled Psychological Issues that Criminal Law Scholars are Addressing at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference (March11, 2016) (funded by the National Science Foundation).

  • Presented on “Corporate Criminal Liability: Morality and Culpability” at Stetson Law Symposium entitled Criminal Corporate Liability 2.0 (February 29, 2016) (Funded by the Stetson Law Review).
  • Published booked entitled Peeling the Orange: White Collar Crime Trial Problem with Carolina Academic Press (2015) (with Ellen S. Podgor). 


Dean & Professor Cynthia L. Fountaine

  • Presented Catastrophic Failure in Legal Ethics: The Judges & Lawyers of the Third Reich at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Bench & Bar Seminar (April 22, 2016). 
  • Panel Presentation, Meeting Our Students Where They Are: Preparing Our Students for Academic Success and Bar Passage, 2016 ABA Deans Workshop (February 2016). 

  • Elected Secretary of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education.

  • Appointed co-chair of the Education Committee of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.


Assistant Professor Ryan Holte

  • The Disclosure Function of the Patent System – Nashville, TN [Nov. 2015]    

  • Vanderbilt Law Review Symposium, Vanderbilt University School of Law

    • Invited to be a commentator at patent law research symposium
  • Patent Valuation Research Symposium – Scottsdale, AZ [Oct. 2015]    

  • Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law

    • Invited to be a discussant at patent valuation research symposium
  • Patent Trolls or Great Inventors – Iowa City, IA [Oct. 2015]    

  • Invited Speaker, University of Iowa College of Law

    • Invited to present research and speak with comments after from Prof. Jason Rantanen
  • Patent “Trolls” and Innovation – Columbia, MO [Oct. 2015]    

  • Invited Speaker, University of Missouri School of Law

    • Invited to present research and speak with comments after from Prof. Dennis Crouch
  • Research Presentation – Arlington, VA [Sept. 2015]    

  • Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law

    • Presentation to senior scholars regarding patent submission policies research


Assistant Professor Mike Koehler

  • Recent media mentions in Corporate Counsel, Law360 and Bloomberg BNA's Corporate Accountability Report. 

  • Article Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Statistics, Theories, Policies, and Beyond was accepted for publication by the Cleveland State Law Review
  • Bloomberg BNA's White Collar Crime Report recently published his article Grading theDOJ's FCPA Pilot Program

  • Article The Facade of FCPA Enforcement was cited in In re Key Energy Services, Inc. Securities Litigation (S.D. Tex. March 31, 2016) in which the court dismissed FCPA-related shareholder claims.
  • Recent media mentions regarding the FCPA in Bloomberg Business and the Corporate Crime Reporter.

  • A Q&A titled “Does the Justice Department Practice What It Preaches in FCPA Enforcement Actions?” regarding my recent article The Uncomfortable Truths and Double Standards of Bribery Enforcement (Fordham Law Review) was published in Bloomberg BNA’s White Collar Crime Report 

  • Published article “A Common Language to Remedy Distorted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Statistics” in the Rutgers Law Review.

  • Featured speaker in a Dec. 8th tele-conference sponsored by the Young Advocates and Criminal Litigation Committees of the ABA titled: “Ask the Professor: What You Need to Know About Anti-Bribery Laws.”


Sue Liemer

Professor of Law

  • On April 2nd, Professor Liemer gave a presentation at the annual conference of the American Society of Law, Culture, and Humanities at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford.


Professor Doug Lind

  • Article entitled “Repackaging Serial Literature for the Holiday Season; The Peculiar Nature and Economics of Spurious Gift Book Production” accepted for publication at the peer reviewed Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America


Assistant Professor George Mocsary

  • Article entitled “Freedom of Corporate Purpose” accepted for publication at the B.Y.U. Law Review


Assistant Professor Andrew Pardieck

  • CLE Presentation, 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Southern Illinois Inns of Court (Feb. 18, 2016).


Associate Professor Mark Schultz

  • He has been invited to present his research on global patent backlogs by Interfarma in May in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

  • Professor Schultz presented research on global patent backlogs and discussed future global IP law and economics research priorities at the International IP Policy Working Group Meeting in Washington, DC on April 12 - 13, 2016.

  • Professor Schultz discussed best practices for national trade secret laws at the Fordham IP Conference in New York City on March 31st - April 1, 2016.

  • The US Copyright Office has invited Mark to participate in a symposium in April regarding the differences between economic and moral rights in copyright.

  • Along with co-authors, Mark published a white paper on principles for copyright reform. It will also appear as an article in the George Mason Law Review.

  • At the invitation of the staff of US House Judiciary Committee, he met with senior committee staffers to discuss priorities for copyright legislation.

  • He is working with several others to lead an ad hoc group urging the US and several other governments to open a standing diplomatic dialogue on national best practices in trade secret law. As part of this effort, he spoke at an informal meeting with diplomats from several countries about his research for the OECD on trade secret law. He has also met with a number of officials from the US and other countries about this proposal.

  • He was invited to and will present his research on trade secrets at the Fordham IP Conference in New York on March 31st.

  • He has been invited to present on trade secrets at a roundtable convened by the US International Trade Commission in June.

  • He organized and co-authored a law professor's brief in the NAFTA investor-state arbitration brought in Eli Lilly v. Canada, concerning whether Canada's promise utility doctrine violates Canada's treaty obligations under the IP provisions of NAFTA and other international agreements.



Professor Angela Upchurch

  • Presented at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Altheimer Symposium, Legal Hacking: Technology and Innovation in the Legal Profession.  Her article discussing the constitutionality of service of process through social media will appear in an upcoming issue of the UALR Law Review.

  • Presented at 2016 AALS Annual Conference Section on Teaching Methods, Co-Sponsored by Civil Procedure Section, The Pedagogy of Procedure: Using Civil Procedure to Showcase Innovative Teaching Methods.  The presentation highlighted the approach taken in Click and Learn: A Guide to Civil Procedure, Carolina Press (forthcoming) by Gilles, Ho and Upchurch.

  • Article following AALS presentation entitled An Active Learning Approach to Teaching Tough Topics: Personal Jurisdiction as an Example, written in collaboration with Cynthia M. Ho and Susan G. Gilles, will be published in the 65 Journal of Legal Education 4 (Summer 2016)