Adjunct Professor of Law
Timothy James Ting is an advocate and an educator. Presently, Professor Ting works as an Assistant Public Defender in Jackson County, Illinois, where he handles a wide array of felony cases. Additionally, Professor Ting teaches for both the Southern Illinois University School of Law as well as the Southern Illinois University Paralegal Studies Program. Professor Ting’s prior practice experience includes roles at both the appellate level (as an Appellate Prosecutor for the Fifth Appellate District of Illinois) as well as the trial level (as an Assistant Public Defender in Williamson County, Illinois).Professor Ting’s teaching experience includes teaching PARL 300B (Legal Analysis, Research, & Writing II), PARL 380 (Law Office Technology), and LAW 537 (Trial Advocacy).
Professor Ting received his A.A. degree (English, Summa Cum Laude) from John A. Logan College, his B.S. degree (Paralegal Studies, Summa Cum Laude) from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), and his J.D. degree (Moot Court Board, Order of the Barristers) from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Professor Ting has received numerous accolades during the tenure of his legal career including the following: the Young Lawyer of the Year Award (Illinois State Bar Association, 2015), the Outstanding Teacher Award (Southern Illinois University, College of Liberal Arts [Non-Tenure Track Faculty], 2015), the Fifth Best Appellate Brief Award (American Bar Association Appellate Competition, 2008), the Moot Court Champion Award (Southern Illinois University School of Law Appellate Competition, 2006), the Best Appellate Oralist Award (Southern Illinois University School of Law Appellate Competition, 2006), and the Best Appellate Brief Award (Southern Illinois University School of Law Appellate Competition, 2006). Professor Ting’s written work has appeared in the Illinois Bar Journal and several of his cases have become published precedent in Illinois law. He is a member of both the Jackson County Bar Association as well as the Illinois State Bar Association.