Southern Illinois University School of Law

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Assistant Professor Chris Behan

Where did you earn your law degree?
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

What classes do you teach?
Criminal Law, Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Military Law

What are your current research projects?

A 3-article series on the implications of the Joseph in Egypt temptation story in modern-day rape and sexual assault prosecutions.

Why did you go into law teaching?

I loved law school, and I very much enjoyed practicing law as an Army JAG officer. My final assignment in the Army was as an associate professor in the Criminal Law Department of the Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia. I taught evidence and military criminal procedure to brand-new JAG officers, foreign military officers, LLM students and military judges. I fell in love with teaching and decided I wanted to continue on that career path.

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