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Faculty Activities | Summer 2014

Associate Professor Christopher W. Behan

  • Planned and organized a panel, "Course Design, Implementation and Improvement" for the "Educating Advocates: Teaching Skills Conference" at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida (May 21, 2014).
  • Presented a draft paper, “The Agony and the Ecstasy, or, How I Spent My Summer Teaching a Distance-Learning Trial Advocacy Course,” at a panel entitled "The Role of Advocacy in the Modern Law School" at the 2014 SEALS Conference (Aug. 4, 2014).
  • Taught for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in the 6th Baker & McKenzie Regional Advocacy Training Program in Boulder, Colorado (May 15-17, 2014).
  • Taught as a guest faculty member in the Golden Gate University School of Law 1stSTEP (Summer Trial and Evidence Program) intensive immersion trial advocacy week. San Francisco, CA, (May 19-23, 2014).
  • Taught in a deposition skills training program for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. (July 29-30, 2014).
  • Published a trial advocacy case file, People v. Vonda Fitzpeter, with Practice Ready Press (May, 2014).
  • Published an annual update to the Military Crimes and Defenses Treatise (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2d ed. 2012)(July, 2014).


Assistant Professor Jennifer A. Brobst

  • Published the annually revised deskbook, Admissibility of Evidence in North Carolina, North Carolina Practice Series, 2014-15 ed.  Eagan, Minn.: Thomson Reuters, 2014 [in press].
  • Published an article entitled "The Impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress among Family Attorneys Working with Trauma-Exposed Clients: Implications for Practice and Professional Responsibility" in 10 Journal of Health and Biomedical Law 1-54 (2014). 
  • Presented at the 2014 Crime Victim Law Conference at the National Crime Victim Law Institute, Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, on the subject of "Reevaluating the Reliability Assumptions that Support the Rules of Evidence: Impact on Victims of Crime" (June 2014). 
  • Presented as a trainer for the mental health learning collaborative of the North Carolina Child Treatment Program on "Legal Issues Related to Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" in Morrisville, NC (May 2014) (http://ncctp.med.unc.edu/). 
  • Served as a volunteer judge for the final mock trial at the Legal Eagle Summer Camp for high school and middle school students at North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC (June 2014).


Professor Cindy Buys

  • Co-authored two chapters in the ABA International Legal Developments Year in Review 2013: “International Courts” and “United Nations and Other International Organizations.”
  • Published An Empirical Look at U.S. Treaty Practice: Some Preliminary Conclusions” AJIL Unbound (May 6, 2014).
  • “Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 38 S. Ill. Univ. L.J. 57 (2014).
  • Presented on Study Abroad Programs and our Legal Globalization class at the Global Legal Skills Conference in Verona, Italy in May 2014.


Assistant Professor Jennifer Camero

  • Presented draft paper entitled "Indiscretions of Youth: A Minor’s Right of Rescission" at the 2014 SEALS conference (August 6, 2014). 
  • Attended the Law & Economics Center’s “Economics Institute for Law Professors” (June 15-27, 2014).


Associate Professor Lucian E. Dervan

  • Published “The Quest for Finality: Five Stories of White Collar Criminal Prosecution, 4 Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy 91 (2014).
  • Moderated a panel discussion regarding “Recent Trends Regarding the Globalization of Enforcement Actions and Cross-Border Internal Investigations in the EU and US” at the ABA CJS White Collar Crime and Regulatory Trends in the EU and the US Conference (May 15, 2014).
  • Participated as a roundtable member in a discussion regarding “Teaching International Criminal Law” at the 2015 SEALS Conference (Aug. 1, 2014).
  • Moderated a roundtable discussion regarding “Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China at the ABA Annual Meeting (Aug. 8, 2014).
  • Was appointed to the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council and Co-Executive Director of the Specialized Practice Division of the section. The Specialized Practice Division of the ABA CJS overseas the following committees: Amicus Review, Appellate and Habeas Practice, Cyber-Crime, Global Anti-Corruption, Homeland Security, Terrorism & Treatment of Enemy Combatants, Immigration, and International.


Assistant Professor John Erbes

  • Presented at the Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law held at Elon University Law School in Greensboro, NC, regarding “Integrating Experiential Learning into the Law School Curriculum” (June 13-15). This was based in part on a paper of the same title prepared by a working group in which he participated prior to the conference.


Dean and Professor Cynthia Fountaine

  • Organized, Moderated, and Participated in a Discussion Group on "Crossing the Bar: Current Character and Fitness Issues in Admission to the Profession," as part of the Workshop on the Legal Profession at the SEALS Annual Meeting (August 2014).
  • Presented "Change Is Here" on a panel on "Lessons of the Past: Change is Inevitable" at the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Annual Meeting (May 2014). 
  • Was reappointed to a second term on the Fulbright Scholar Discipline Peer Review Committee. 
  • Was appointed as a Commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.


Assistant Professor Ryan Holte

  • Accepted a second Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship (2014-2015, non-resident fellowship) from the George Mason University School of Law.
  • Published a solicited response essay from the Florida Law Review:  ”The Trespass Fallacy in the “Software Patent” Debate”, 65 FLA. L. REV. FORUM 46 (2014).
  • Paper accepted at the Saint Louis University Law Journal (forthcoming Dec. 2014):”Trolls or Great Inventors: Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities”, 59 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. __ (2014).
  • Invited to be a discussant: Patented Innovation in Software Technology (Cape Coral, Florida – May 2014), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law.
  • Invited to be a discussant: Patent Rights & Remedies Symposium (Arlington, Virginia – June 2014), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law.
  • Invited to attend two-week institute: 30th Economics Institute for Law Professors (Steamboat Springs, Colorado – June 2014), Law & Economics Center, George Mason University School of Law.
  • Invited to present article: Summer Institute in Patent Law (Beaver Creek, Colorado – July 2014), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law.


Assistant Professor of Law Twinette Johnson

  • Published an article entitled “Going Back to the Drawing Board: Re-Entrenching the Higher Education Act to Restore Its Historical Policy of Access” in the University of Toledo Law Review.  45 Toledo Law Review 545 (Spring 2014). The report is available here


Assistant Professor Mike Koehler

  • Release of published book The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era (Edward Elgar Publishers)
  • Published the following articles: “A Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Narrative,” Michigan State International Law Review and “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Ripples,” American University Business Law Review.
  • Work and research cited in a cert petition recently filed in the U.S. Supreme Court (U.S. v. Esquenazi), the first substantive FCPA cert petition filed in the FCPA’s 37 year history.  I will be supporting the petition with an amicus brief to be filed in September. 
  • Presenter, “Perspectives on Teaching Corporate Social Responsibility,” SEALS Conference (Aug. 5, 2014).
  • Featured source regarding FCPA topics in various media including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.


Professor Sue Liemer

  • Published a book review of Zenon Bankowski et al., eds., The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education (Ashgate 2012), in 11 J. ALWD __ (2014) (in press).
  • Published a book review of Joan Williams & Rachel Dempsey, What Works for Women at Work (NYU Press 2014), in 20 The Catalyst 8 (Aug. 2014), the newsletter of the ISBA Standing Committee on Women and the Law. 
  • Presented Scholarship Speed Mentoring at the Legal Writing Institute LWI bi-annual conference in Philadelphia, PA, on July 2. Oversaw three other conference scholarship presentations/panels on behalf of the LWI Scholarship Development & Outreach Committee. 
  • Was appointed to the dissertation committee for a JD who is now a PhD candidate in the SIU Carbondale English Department.


Law Library Director and Professor Doug Lind

  • Gave a lecture entitled, “Civil War Politics and the Myth of Treason in Southern Illinois,” at the General John Logan Museum in Murphysboro on Aug. 11.


Professor Trish McCubbin

Visited and lectured at various law schools in Turkey during her spring sabbatical, including:

  • Sakarya University (the home institution of our visiting Turkish scholar, Damla Küçük)
  • Izmir University of Economics (Trish's home institution in Turkey)
  • Ankara University, and
  • Dokuz Eylül University. 


Clinical Assistant Professor Valerie Munson

  • Published an article entitled “The Supreme Court’s impending decision in the Contraceptive Mandate Cases:  Will it go the way of the Seventh Circuit? In the Illinois Health Care Lawyer”, 30 Health Care Lawyer 4, 1 (June 2014.)
  • Published an 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”, in the Rutgers Law Journal, 44 Rutgers Law Journal 471 (2014).


Professor Alice Noble-Allgire

  • As one of the co-reporters for the Revised Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, attended the Uniform Law Commission’s Annual Meeting to help present the current draft of the Act for its second reading and gather input for further revisions. Read article here.
  • Published an article, “Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States: A Victory for Private Landowners in Abandoned Railroad Right of Way Case,” in Probate & Property magazine, Sept./Oct. 2014
  • Was quoted in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article about the Illinois Law and Leadership Institute, a summer law camp for high school students developed by the Illinois State Bar Association and hosted by the SIU School of Law.


Assistant Professor Andrew M. Pardieck

  • Presented “The Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure—Solving the eDiscovery Dilemma?” at a Civil Law workshop at the Hokkaido University School of Law, Sapporo, Japan.  (July 18, 2014).  


Professor Mark Schultz

  • Mark Twain Copyright Fellowship Meeting (Organized, co-chaired, and presented), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Scottsdale, AZ, May 2014
  • Patented Innovation in Software, Organized, co-chaired, and presented), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Cape Coral FL, May 2014
  • Douglas C. Lippoldt & Mark F. Schultz, "Uncovering Trade Secrets - An Empirical Assessment of Economic Implications of Protection for Undisclosed Data", OECD Trade Policy Paper No. 167 (OECD, August, 2014).
  • A Global Comparative Study of the Law and Economics of Trade Secrets, Summer Law Institute, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Beaver Creek, CO, August 2014
  • Bridging the Innovation Gap, Hudson Institute - Takshashila Institution Conference, Bangalore, India, August 2014


Associate Professor Angela Upchurch

  • Led a workshop entitled “The Flipped Classroom” at The Ohio University School of Law as part of the Summer Speaker Series (July 16, 2014)


Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian Nolan Wright

  • Coauthored “A Comparison of Responses from Attorneys and from Law Librarians on Legal Research Practices and Expectations for New Associates,” published in June by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Academic Law Library Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS), reporting the results of two national surveys conducted by the ALL-SIS Task Force on Identifying Skills and Knowledge for Legal Practice, and performed the statistical analysis that served as the basis of the report. The report is available here