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Professor Buys
Cindy Buys
Professor of Law and Director of International Law Programs

Professor Buys directs in the Summer Study Abroad Program in Ireland and Wales. Each summer, approximately 40 students from SIU and other law schools spend one month studying international and comparative law in beautiful Dingle and Dublin, Ireland and in Bangor, Wales.

Prof. Buys in Wales
Conwy Castle, Wales

Round stone tower in Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
Round stone tower in Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains, Ireland

Professor Buys coaches the award-winning National Asylum & Refugee Law Moot Court team and directs the Immigration Detention Project.

In March 2013, Professor Buys participated in the Eighth Annual Global Legal Skills Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica. The conference participants had an opportunity to visit the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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Professor Buys at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Professor Buys serves as a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Chapter 19 Panelist and is co-editor of the American Bar Association's INTERNATIONAL LAW YEAR IN REVIEW and the Illinois State Bar Association's, THE CATALYST.

Professor Buys' selected recent publications on international law include articles and book chapters on:

The Role of International Law and Institutions in U.S. Detention Policy and Practices

Belgium v. Senegal: The International Court of Justice affirms the obligation to prosecute or extradite Hissène Habré under the Convention against Torture

Movsesian v. Victoria Versicherung and the Scope of the President's Foreign Affairs Power to Preempt Words

Introduction to International Trade Law: Subsidies and Countervailing Duties


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Behan
Chris Behan
Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Behan teaches and writes about criminal law, evidence, military law, international criminal law and trial advocacy. Prior to joining the faculty at SIU School of Law, he was a US Army JAG officer for more than 10 years. During his stint in the JAG Corps, he deployed to Egypt as a legal advisor for US forces participating in the Multinational Force and Observers in Egypt’s Sinai Desert. As a faculty member at the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, he taught military and civilian lawyers and judges from many allied countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Canada, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Croatia, Moldova, the Philippines, and Turkey. He also taught military law courses to US military attorneys in Germany, and throughout the United States.

Professor Behan was awarded a fellowship with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies for the 2013-2014 academic year. As part of that fellowship, he traveled to Israel in June 2013 to learn about Israel’s national security structure and responses to international terrorism. During the academic year, he will write and give presentations on his experience with the FDD.

In the fall of 2012, Professor Behan, along with Professor Dervan, toured the detainee confinement facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This visit helped provide background for his presentation and symposium article, Military Commissions and the Conundrum of Classified Evidence: A Semi-Panglossian Solution, at the SIU Law Journal Symposium, Guantanamo Bay: What Next? in February 2013. Professor Behan has also participated in several panels and forums about Guantanamo Bay for a variety of audiences: the Iowa Association of Administrative Law Judiciary in Des Moines, Iowa; the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary in Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Margie Parker Teach-in for Peace at Southern Illinois University School of Law; and two separate panels at the SIU School of Law.

Professor Behan taught a Comparative War Crimes Tribunal class in the SIU/UMKC Study Abroad in Ireland program. In 2011, he taught this course during the Dingle portion of the course, and in 2012, he taught during the Galway and Dublin portions of the course.

Professor Behan is also interested in comparative trial advocacy and advocacy training in an international environment. At courses in the United States, he has been privileged to teach with colleagues from Australia, Mexico, Scotland and Hong Kong. He co-administers The Advocacy Teaching Blog, http://advocacyteaching.blogspot.com/, with a colleague from the Australian National University. The blog has readers throughout the world, including countries as diverse as German, India, Pakistan, Russia, Kenya, Colombia, Japan and China. Professor Behan has been invited to teach advocacy in Africa as part of Justice Advocacy Africa (JAA), and he plans to teach in one of JAA’s programs this coming spring.

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Professor Behan returning from his deployment to Egypt with the Multinational Force and Observers. Also in the picture is his wife Valery, an adjunct professor at SIU School of Law; his son Joe (in backpack, now 17 years old and a senior in high school); his daughter Cara (now 20 and preparing to serve an LDS mission in Nicaragua for 18 months); and his son Jake (now 4 inches taller than his father and a sophomore in college).

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Professor Behan bravely facing the danger of collapse at Caesarea, Israel, in June 2013.

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Professor Behan with a group of SIU students at Glendalough, Ireland, in 2012.

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Assistant Professor Dervan
Lucian Dervan
Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Dervan focuses his teaching and scholarship on both domestic and international criminal law. In 2010, Professor Dervan was awarded a Foundation for Defense of Democracies Academic Fellowship to study counter-terrorism, national security, and international criminal law in Israel during the summer. The fellowship included participation in discussions with scholars, military officers, intelligence officials, and diplomats at Tel Aviv University and travel to military bases, border zones, and security installations.


Professor Dervan in Caesarea


Professor Dervan overlooking Jerusalem

In June 2010, Professor Dervan traveled to The Hague, the Netherlands to meet with members of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ("ICTY") and present his research regarding U.S. terrorism prosecutions. His presentation was entitled U.S. Terrorism Prosecutions and the Prevalence of Plea Bargaining in the American Criminal Justice System. Earlier that year, Professor Dervan had also presented a lecture via Skype entitled Terrorism Against America to law students at Rosario University in Bogota, Colombia.

ICTY building
ICTY (Photograph provided courtesy of the ICTY)

Based on research he conducted during various prison visits in the United States and during his travels to Israel and The Netherlands, Professor Dervan authored an article entitled America’s Prison Culture in an International Context: An Examination of Prisons in America, Israel, and the Netherlands.  The article was recently published in volume 22 of the Stanford Law & Policy Review (available here).

In November 2010, Professor Dervan presented his lecture entitled Israeli Counter-Terrorism Strategies and America's War on Terrorism at Southern Illinois University School of Law. In late 2010, Professor Dervan was selected as one of the winners of an international junior faculty call-for-papers competition hosted by the Goettingen Journal of International Law for its conference regarding "Resources of Conflict – Conflicts over Resources." As part of the award, Professor Dervan was invited to travel to Goettingen, Germany in October 2010 to present his paper entitled Information Warfare and Civilian Populations: How the Law of War Addresses a Fear of the Unknown, which was later published in the Goettingen Journal of International Law (available here).

In October 2011, Dean Founatine and Professor Dervan traveled to Heidelberg, Germany to present a one-week lecture series entitled International White Collar Crime and the Globalization of Internal Investigations as part of International Week 2011 at SRH Heidelberg University. Dean Fountaine and Professor Dervan were accompanied by five Southern Illinois University School of Law students who attended classes at SRH Heidelberg University during conference and participated in various German cultural and legal events as part of the program. A student blog regarding the experience is available here.

  Heidelberg, Germany
Heidelberg, Germany

Nuremberg Trials Courtroom
Nuremberg Trials Courtroom

In May 2012, Professor Dervan presented his research regarding the prison experiences of white collar criminals in the United States at the 3rd Global Conference on Experiencing Prison in Prague, Czech Republic.  Professor Dervan’s research was later published as a book chapter entited, Different Crime, Different Time: The Prison Experiences of White Collar Criminals.

In the fall of 2012, Professor Dervan and Professor Chris Behan (SIU School of Law) were invited to join William Lietzau, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Detainee Policy, U.S. Department of Defense, to tour the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO).  The experience assisted Professor Dervan in preparing to participate in the 2013 SIU Law Journal Symposium entitled “Guantanamo Bay: What Next?”

Professors Dervan and Behan at GTMO
Professors Dervan and Behan at GTMO

In 2012, Professor Dervan was appointed Chair of the Conference Planning Committee for the first ABA Criminal Justice Section Conference on International Internal Corporate Investigations. The event took place in Frankfurt, Germany in December 2012.  An article regarding the conference appeared in the ABA CJS Leadership Connections newsletter, available here. This event has now been expanded and renamed the ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Conference.  Professor Dervan is co-chair of this new annual ABA conference series.

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Professor Dervan at the Frankfurt conference

In the spring of 2013, Professor Dervan took nine SIU law students to Sydney, Australia as part of his course Legal Globalization and Comparative Law (Australia): International White Collar Crime.  During the course, which took place both at SIU and in Australia, students learned about Australian history, culture, and legal institutions.  The students also learned about international white collar crime and legal issues surrounding the globalization of enforcment actions.  A student blog regarding the experience is available here.


Students in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Students in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Students with U.S. Consul General Niels Marquardt in Sydney, Australia
Students with U.S. Consul General Niels Marquardt in Sydney, Australia


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Dean Fountaine
Cynthia Fountaine
Dean and Professor of Law

Dean Fountaine was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Germany at the Universität Bayreuth during the 2009-2010 academic year. While there, she taught courses on U.S. Constitutional Law and Common Law Legal Analysis, as well as gave lectures on various topics. In addition, she worked with the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative in Amman, Jordan as a legal education expert working with law faculties throughout Jordan to help improve legal education in the country.

University Bayreuth colleagues
Dean Fountaine with colleagues at the University of Bayreuth in Germany.

Intercultural Workshop at the University of Bayreuth
Intercultural Workshop at the University of Bayreuth



Dean with graduate students at the Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan.

Dean Cynthia Fountaine recognizes the importance of preparing students for practice in an increasingly global legal environment. She has supported expansion of SIU Law's international programs, including development of a specialization in International and Comparative Law, as well as expansion of opportunities for students to learn about other legal systems and study abroad. She has been active in international scholarly and professional organizations. Dean Fountaine is a member of the Southern Illinois Chapter of the Fulbright Association. She serves on the Fulbright Scholar Discipline Peer Review Committee. In addition, she is active in the International Association of Law Schools, serving on its Faculty Innovative Curriculum Awards Committee, Speakers Committee, and Law School Admissions Council Student Speaker Awards Committee. She serves on the International Committee of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. Dean Fountaine is the coordinator of the ABA Section on International Law International Human Rights Committee Russian Law Students Project; as such, she coordinates Skype sessions between Russian law students at Izhevsk University and U.S. attorneys, judges, and law students. She has spoken about US legal topics to international audiences, and she has spoken at conferences on the topic of globalization of legal education.

In 2011, Dean Fountaine and Professor Lucian Dervan traveled to Heidelberg, Germany to present a one-week lecture series as part of International Week 2011 at SRH Heidelberg University. Dean Fountaine and Professor Dervan were accompanied by five Southern Illinois University School of Law students who attended classes at SRH Heidelberg University during the conference and participated in various German cultural and legal events as part of the program. A student blog regarding the experience is available here.

Dean Fountaine teaches a course on Legal Globalization and Comparative Law focusing on current and historical topics of legal significance in Europe with particular emphasis on Germany. Student spend the first several weeks of the semester learning about German history, culture, and legal systems, as well as about global governance with particular emphasis on international judicial tribunals. Then, during Spring Break, the class travels to Germany and other countries in Europe. In spring 2013, the class visited Munich, Nuremberg, Luxembourg, The Hague, and Brussels, visiting sites of legal and historical significance, including the Nuremberg Trials Courtroom, the European Union Court of Justice, the International Court of Justice, and the International Criminal Court. A blog about the students' experiences can be found here.

European Court of Justice
Dean with law students at the European Court of Justice

at the Munich Courtroom Memorial to Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement
At the Munich Courtroom Memorial to Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement

At the Munich Palace of Justice
At the Munich Palace of Justice

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Assistant Professor Koehler
Michael Koehler
Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Koehler is a nationally recognized expert on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  His recent scholarly presentations and publications on the FCPA include:

Invited Presentations

Panelist, Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium, “The FCPA: Does It Need Further Clarifying?” (April 2, 2013) (Washington, D.C.).

“Understanding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Presentation to Law and Business Society, Vanderbilt University Law School (March 15, 2013) (Nashville, TN)

Panelist, American University International Law Review Symposium, “Bribes Without Borders: The Challenge of Fighting Corruption in the Global Context,” American University Washington College of Law (February 12, 2013) (Washington, D.C.), Presented Working Paper “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement and the Rule of Law”

Presenter, Corporate Counsel, “In-Depth View of New FCPA Guidance and a Study on Risk,” (December 7, 2012) (webcast)

Presenter, Pharmaceutical Anti-Corruption Compliance Conference, “Understanding the FCPA’s New Era,” Panelist Discussing FCPA Guidance, (December 11, 2012) (Philadelphia, PA)

Panelist, Maryland Journal of International Law Symposium, “Extraterritoriality Post-Kiobel: International and Comparative Legal Perspectives,” University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (November 16, 2012) (Baltimore, MD), Presented Working Paper “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Foreign Actors, and De Facto Extraterritoriality”

Panelist, “Bribery Prosecutions for Profit? Policy and Practical Implications,” American Branch of the International Law Association, International Law Weekend, Fordham University School of Law (October 27, 2012) (New York, NY)

Panelist, The Fifth Annual National Institute on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, “Promises and Pitfalls of Anti-Bribery Risk Assessments,” (October 18, 2012) (Washington, D.C.)

Recent Publications

“The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Under the Microscope,” 15 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 1 (2012)

“The Story of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” 73 The Ohio State Law Journal 929 (2012)

“Lanny Breuer and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement,” Bloomberg BNA White Collar Crime Report, Vol. 8, No. 204 (March 22, 2013)

“Grading the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Guidance,” BLOOMBERG BNA WHITE COLLAR CRIME REPORT, Vol. 7, No. 961 (December 14, 2012)

“Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement As Seen Through Wal-Mart’s Potential Exposure,” Bloomberg BNA White Collar Crime Report, Vol. 7, No. 19 (September 21, 2012)

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Assistant Professor Pardieck
Andrew Pardieck
Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Pardieck joined SIU this past year after working in Tokyo as General Counsel for Temple University, Japan Campus in Tokyo.  While there he taught courses in Japanese Law and Comparative Corporate Law. He is currently doing research on the role of law in society in present-day Japan.

The photographs below follow a recent discussion with former Japanese Supreme Court Justice Chiharu Saiguchi and a climb up Mt. Fuji.

Pardieck and former Japanese Supreme Court Justice Chiharu Saiguchi

Mt. Fuji

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Associate Professor Schultz
Mark Schultz
Associate Professor of Law and
Director of Faculty Development

Mark Schultz was a visiting professor at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana the week of Mar. 11—18, 2011. While there he presented two public lectures: The Law and Economics of Protecting Traditional Knowledge, and Opportunities and Challenges for the Commercialization of Traditional Knowledge. While visiting at UB, Prof. Schultz also spoke to students and worked on a linkage agreement between UB and SIUC, which will create opportunities for joint research and exchanges of students and scholars.


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