Dean's Colloquium Speakers

Southern Illinois University



Dean's Colloquium Speakers

Craig Ball

ESI Special Master, Computer Forensic Examiner and Attorney | Austin, Texas 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

"Evidence Everywhere: Chances and Challenges of Mobile, Cloud and the Internet of Things" @ 5 pm - Courtroom 

A Board Certified trial lawyer, certified computer forensic examiner, law professor and electronic evidence expert, he’s dedicated his career to teaching the bench and bar about forensic technology and trial tactics. After decades trying lawsuits, he limits his practice to service as a court-appointed special master and consultant in computer forensics and e-discovery. A prolific contributor to educational programs worldwide — having delivered over 1,600 presentations and papers — Craig’s articles on forensic technology and electronic discovery frequently appear in the national media. For nine years, he wrote the award winning column on computer forensics and e-discovery for American Lawyer Media called “Ball in your Court.” He has served as the Special Master or testifying expert on computer forensics and electronic discovery in some of the most challenging, front page cases in the U.S. He also teaches a widely-respected e-discovery course at the University of Texas School of Law.

Dr. Oonagh B. Breen

Senior Lecturer in Law, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin

Monday, October 20, 2014

Public Lecture - "The European Foundation Statute: Prospects and Pitfalls" @ 5 pm - Courtroom

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Student Lecture - "The Irish Legal System and the Differences between Solicitors and Barristers” @ 2:30 pm - Auditorium

Gary G. Grindler

Partner, King & Spalding

Prior to joining King & Spalding’s Special Matters/Government Investigations Practice Group in 2013, Mr. Grindler served as acting Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, the second highest-ranking official in the Department, and Chief of Staff to the Attorney General.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Faculty Luncheon - Stone Center @ 12:45 p.m.

Public Lecture - Courtroom @ 5:00 p.m.

The Government's Exercise of Discretion: DOJ Priorities and Policy Considerations 

Professor Judith D. Fischer

University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to Do Better Than Strunk & White - Courtroom @ 12:15 p.m.

Professor Fischer has done detailed studies of language use in the legal field. Students are welcome to attend, particularly journal editors and advocacy teams.

Gender-Neutral Language in Court Opinions – Courtroom @ 5:00 p.m.

The Women’s Law Forum and the University’s Women’s Studies program are co-sponsoring this presentation. Everyone in the university and beyond is welcome to attend the afternoon presentation.