Assistant Professor of Law
505 - Civil Procedure I
Professor Pardieck graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. While in law school, he served as articles editor on the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, and following law school enrolled in the University of Hokkaido School of Law. He completed his doctorate degree in law at Hokkaido, where he wrote his dissertation on Japanese and U.S. securities law.
After graduate school, Professor Pardieck practiced in Indiana and then Tokyo. His practice in Indiana focused on complex civil litigation, primarily products liability, and included work on class actions and employment matters. He is a member of the Indiana bar and admitted to practice in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. In Tokyo, he worked as General Counsel for Temple University, Japan Campus, with varied responsibilities including compliance with corporate, education, and employment law; negotiating and drafting contracts; and risk management.
Prior to joining the faculty at SIU, Professor Pardieck taught as an Assistant Professor of Law for the Temple University Beasley School of Law at its Japan Campus. He has also taught as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, and as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. He has published in both Japanese and English on a variety of topics, including securities and commodities law, consumer finance, alternative dispute resolution, and the legal profession.