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2014 News


August 19, 2014
Visiting Scholar Damla Kucuk to present "A Brief View on Political Risk Insurance”


August 12, 2014
SIU Law Welcomes Three New Faculty Members


August 11, 2014
Two SIU law students co-author article about United Nations with Professor Cindy Buys
Professor Cindy Buys worked with law students Julia Wykoff and Chad Zoelzer on an article for the American Bar Association reviewing the developments in the United Nations(U.N.)and other international organizations during 2013.


July 31, 2014
Gene Basanta speaks with WSIL about recent federal appeals court split on Affordable Care Act issue
Emeritus Southern Illinois Healthcare Professor Gene Basanta answered questions to help address some of the confusion created by the recent split in federal appeals court panel rulings on the issue of whether the government can subsidize policies purchased through federally run insurance exchanges.


July 17, 2014
Chris Behan starts work as Associate Dean


July 16, 2014
SIU #12 on list of law schools with largest employment gains for graduates
SIU School of Law is one of 20 law schools that improved their employment rate by 10 percent or more during the past two years, according to a formula created by The National Jurist to analyze data from the American Bar Association.


July 09, 2014
Mediation Training - Christi Mathis
An upcoming basic and family mediation training is set for Aug. 4-8 at the SIU School of Law.


June 18, 2014
Assistant Professor Michael Koehler publishes new book on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act


June 17, 2014
SIU Law hosts Illinois Law & Leadership Institute


June 16, 2014
SIU Law alum Kathy Pine reflects on lessons from history and her legal career


May 13, 2014
Symposium will explore issues in organ donation - Pete Rosenbery
Two people who were involved last year in what became a national debate on organ transplants and children will be part of a discussion later this week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. “From Critical Shortage to Critical Mass: Addressing the Lack of Organ Donations” will examine possible ways to increase the number of organ donations and create a fair and sensible system that makes the best use of available organs.


May 12, 2014
SIU Law Alum Nancy Rosenstengel confirmed by Senate as federal judge for Southern District of Illinois


May 07, 2014
Spring Commencement 2014


April 22, 2014
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Highlights SIU Law's Legal Globalization Course - Jack Silverstein, Law Bulletin staff writer


April 14, 2014
Assistant Professor Mocsary quoted about enforcement of weapons law in Connecticut


April 14, 2014
Holocaust survivor to speak at upcoming program
Margot Schlesigner, who was saved from death by Oskar Schindler during World War II, will speak about her experience in the Nazi concentration camps at a program on April 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the School of Law Auditorium.


April 12, 2014
Employment Success for SIU Law Grads
According to recently released employment data from the American Bar Association for 2013 graduates, SIU Law ranked #20 nationally (out of 201 law schools) in job placement in full-time, long-term, bar-pass-required, non-law school-funded jobs.*


March 31, 2014
Bioethicist lecture will focus on genetic selection - Pete Rosenbery
One of the nation's leading experts in reproductive medicine policy and law will discuss the opportunities and limits of genetic selection at Southern Illinois University School of Law.


March 27, 2014
SIU Law Alum Congressman Bill Enyart recognizes SIU Law on the House Floor
SIU Law Alum Congressman William Enyart recognized the SIU School of Law on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to kick off the law school's 40th Anniversary Celebration.


March 24, 2014
Religion & Law Program on Contraceptive Mandate Cases
Does the Contraceptive Mandate of the Affordable Care Act violate the free exercise rights of two closely-held for-profit corporations? A review of U.S. Supreme Court Cases: Sebelius, Sec. of H&HS v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, Sec. of H& HS.


March 21, 2014
Chemerinsky to present Lesar Lecture - Peter Rosenbery
Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and an expert on constitutional law, will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court and civil rights in light of two milestone anniversaries. Chemerinsky will present the 2014 SIU School of Law Hiram H. Lesar Distinguished Lecture at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the law school auditorium. He will examine the legacy of a landmark case and statute when he presents “The Supreme Court and Civil Rights on the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”


March 13, 2014
Panel to Focus on Restorative Justice


March 11, 2014
SIU Law Makes the Honor Roll for Practical Training
SIU School of Law was recognized by National Jurist magazine as a "Best School for Practical Training."


February 21, 2014
A Song from the Field
In recognition of Black History Month, the SIU School of Law was proud to host a fine art exhibit and program, "A Song from the Field: An Investigation of the Black Experience in the Delta."


February 12, 2014
Dervan quoted in article about growing number of exonerations in cases where innocent defendants pled guilty
"Plea bargaining dominates the criminal justice system," Dervan said. "In dealing with more minor offenses - offenses for which the individual is likely to receive time served (or probation) if they plead guilty - in those cases the incentive to confess to the crime even if you haven't committed it is extremely high. The reward for saying you had done something is to go home; the punishment for failing to say that is to stay in jail and wait to have an opportunity some point in the future to reveal innocence at trial."


January 16, 2014
Associate Professor Schultz testifies before House Judiciary Committee on Scope of Copyright Protection
Associate Professor Mark Schultz recently testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on the Scope of Copyright Protection, and, in particular, the rights of the creators of television programs and broadcast networks.


January 10, 2014
Assistant Professor Michael Koehler talks to Bloomberg News about Alcoa's $384 million settlement of FCPA case


January 09, 2014
5th Annual Women in Leadership Program
The Southern Illinois University School of Law will host a program this week that focuses on preparing women law students to be leaders while also learning about challenges they will face within the legal profession.


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