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Cheryl Anderson

Professor of Law and Director of Moot Court Programs

Cheryl Anderson

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 248
Phone: (618) 453-5634
e-mail: cheryla@siu.edu

Professor Anderson permanently joined the SIU faculty as an Assistant Professor of Law in 1999, becoming an Associate Professor in 2003 and now holding the rank of Professor of Law. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the law school in 1998-99. She started her teaching career in 1993 when she ...read full profile >>

Mark Brittingham

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mark Brittingham

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 104
Phone: (618) 453-8744
e-mail: mabritt@siu.edu

Mark Brittingham joined the Law School faculty in 2007 as Visiting Assistant Professor. A 1982 graduate of the SIU School of Law, he comes to the law school from SIU’s Office of the General Counsel where he spent five years as the University's chief labor lawyer and, in 2004, its Interim ...read full profile >>

Jennifer Brobst

Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy

Jennifer Brobst

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 244

Phone: (618) 453-8702

e-mail: jbrobst@siu.edu

Jennifer A. Brobst joined the SIU School of Law faculty in 2014. Her career has been dedicated to health law and policy education and service, particularly the intersection of public health law and trial practice. She formerly served as the Legal Director for the nationally recognized nonprofit Center ...read full profile >>

Cindy Buys

Professor of Law and Director of International Law Programs

Cindy Buys

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 238
Phone: (618) 453-8743
e-mail: cbuys@siu.edu

Professor Buys joined the SIU School of Law faculty in 2001. She teaches International Law, International Business Transactions, Constitutional Law, Immigration Law, and a variety of other international law courses. At SIU, Professor Buys is the faculty advisor to the International Law Society and ...read full profile >>

Jennifer Camero

Assistant Professor of Law

Jennifer Camero

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 224

Phone: (618) 453-8741

e-mail: jcamero@siu.edu

Professor Camero has a B.B.A. with concentrations in accounting and finance from Saint Mary's College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She obtained her CPA in 1999 and practiced as a tax consultant for several years with Arthur Andersen in Chicago. Professor Camero then earned her J.D. from ...read full profile >>

Ed Dawson

Assistant Professor of Law

Ed Dawson

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 252

Phone: (618) 453-8758

e-mail: edawson@siu.edu

Ed Dawson joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2014. He teaches legislation and administrative process, federal courts, and civil rights litigation. His scholarship focuses on constitutional law, civil rights law, and federal courts. Ed is a graduate of the University of ...read full profile >>

Lucian Dervan

Associate Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Development

Lucian E. Dervan

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 250
Phone: (618) 453-8797
e-mail: ldervan@siu.edu

Professor Dervan joined the Southern Illinois University School of Law faculty in 2009 and focuses his teaching and scholarship on both domestic and international criminal law. Since joining SIU School of Law, he has been awarded both the Scholar of the Year Award (2012) and the Teacher of the Year ...read full profile >>

William Drennan

Associate Professor of Law

William A. Drennan

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 220
Phone: (618) 453-8729
e-mail: wdrennan@siu.edu

Professor Drennan joined the SIU School of Law faculty on a full-time basis in 2005, after teaching as an adjunct in 2004. He teaches federal income tax, business tax, trusts and estates, basic estate planning, and charities and charitable giving. He researches and writes in the areas of taxation and ...read full profile >>

John Erbes

Director of Clinical and Experiential Education and Assistant Professor of Law

John Erbes

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 179
Phone: (618) 536-8319
e-mail: erbes@siu.edu

An assistant clinical professor since 1996, John F. Erbes brings a varied practice background for his role as teacher, supervisor, and mentor to students enrolled in the Legal Clinic Elderly Program and in his classroom courses. John has twenty-one years of law practice and ten years of teaching ...read full profile >>

Ryan Holte

Assistant Professor of Law

Ryan Holte

Office: Room 256

Phone: (618)-453-8749

e-mail: rholte@siu.edu 

Professor Holte's teaching expertise and scholarship interests include intellectual property (IP) law and property law, and he is a widely published author in IP subjects. His most recent articles focus on patent-related topics with particular focus on patent assertion entities (PAEs) or "patent ...read full profile >>

Twinette Johnson

Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support

Twinette Johnson

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 230
Phone: (618) 536-8463
e-mail: tjohnson@siu.edu

Professor Johnson directs the School of Law’s Academic Success program. Prior to joining the School of Law faculty in 2011, Professor Johnson was an Associate Professor of Legal Writing at Saint Louis University School of Law. There, she taught Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy and ...read full profile >>

Alicia Jones

Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor

Alicia Jones

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 173
Phone: (618) 453-8780
e-mail: agjones@siu.edu

Alicia Jones holds a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina Central University, a J.D. from Howard University School of Law, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Illinois. In law school, she had the pleasure of working as a research assistant for the director of the law library. It was at ...read full profile >>

Mike Koehler

Assistant Professor of Law

Mike Koehler

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 210

Phone: (618) 453-8120

e-mail: mkoehler@siu.edu

Professor Koehler joined the SIU School of Law faculty in 2012. His teaching expertise and interests include corporate law, corporate compliance and ethics, white collar crime, international business transactions, international trade and investment, and securities regulations and torts. Professor ...read full profile >>

Sue Liemer

Professor of Law and Director of Lawyering Skills

Sue Liemer

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 232
Phone: (618) 453-8648
e-mail: sliemer@siu.edu

Professor Sue Liemer received a B.A. degree in comparative literature from Princeton University, and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia. In between she worked as a writer in the world of advertising and marketing. After law school she served as counsel to the state of Connecticut’s ...read full profile >>

Douglas Lind

Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law

Douglas W. Lind

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 175A
Phone: (618) 453-8713
e-mail: dlind@siu.edu

Professor Douglas Lind joined the faculty in 2007. He received a B.A. degree in political science from Purdue University, a J.D. degree from Valparaiso University, and an M.I.L.S. from The University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Southern Illinois University School of Law, Professor Lind was the Head ...read full profile >>

Steven Macias

Assistant Professor of Law

Steven J. Macias

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 234
Phone: (618) 536-8464
e-mail: smacias@siu.edu

Prior to arriving at SIU, Steven Macias was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law. From 2008–2010, he served as a Teaching Fellow at California Western School of Law in San Diego. He has taught Federal Courts, Remedies, Legal History, and advanced courses in ...read full profile >>

Melissa Marlow

Clinical Professor of Law

Melissa J. Marlow

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 216
Phone: (618) 453-8646
e-mail: mmarlow@siu.edu

Professor Melissa Marlow joined the law faculty in 1998 and helped create the Lawyering Skills I and II programs, which now enjoy high national rankings in recent U.S. News and World report surveys. She teaches legal writing, analysis, advocacy, interviewing, counseling, and negotiation as ...read full profile >>

Patricia McCubbin

Professor of Law

Patricia Ross McCubbin

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 228
Telephone: (618) 453-8759
e-mail: mccubbin@siu.edu


Professor McCubbin teaches environmental law, administrative law, a climate change seminar, and other environmental courses. She has received both the Outstanding Teaching Award (2008–09) and the Outstanding Scholarship Award (2006–07). Her scholarship focuses on climate change and the ...read full profile >>

George A. Mocsary

Assistant Professor of Law

George Mocsary

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 254
Phone: (618)-453-8745
e-mail: gmocsary@siu.edu

Before joining the faculty of the Southern Illinois University School of Law as an Assistant Professor, George A. Mocsary spent two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He entered academia after having practiced corporate and bankruptcy law at ...read full profile >>

Valerie Munson

Clinical Assistant Professor

Valerie Munson

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 212
Phone: (618) 453-8658
e-mail: vmunson@siu.edu


Professor Munson practiced law in Philadelphia for 25 years, where she was a partner in the firm of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin and Mellott and the founder and chair of its Religion and Law Practice Group. She holds a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law–Camden, where she was Symposium Editor of the ...read full profile >>

Alice Noble-Allgire

Professor of Law

Alice M. Noble-Allgire

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 240
Telephone: (618) 453-8751
e-mail: nobleall@siu.edu

A member of the School of Law faculty since 1993, Alice M. Noble-Allgire was a journalist in her former career. She began working for United Press International in 1980 while completing her B.S. degree at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She served in a number of reporting and ...read full profile >>

Rebecca O'Neill

Clinical Professor of Law

Rebecca O'Neill

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 178
Telephone: (618) 536-4423
e-mail: rjoneill@siu.edu

Education B.S. 1985, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale J.D. 1988, Southern Illinois University School of Law ---Editor of SIU Law Journal Experience Private practice 1988-1991 Clinical Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law, 1991-1998 Clinical Associate Professor, ...read full profile >>

Andrew Pardieck

Assistant Professor of Law

Andrew Pardieck

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 214

Phone: (618) 453-8325

e-mail: apardieck@siu.edu

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 ...read full profile >>

Cornelius Pereira

Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian and Clinical Professor

Neil Pereira

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 179

Phone: (618) 453-8781

e-mail: cpereira@siu.edu

Cornelius Pereira joined the School of Law Library as Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian in March 2005. He earned his Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, and additionally, has Masters degrees in Music and Literature from Illinois State University and the ...read full profile >>

Heidi Ramos

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Heidi E. Ramos

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 177C
Phone: (618) 536-8321
e-mail:  hramos@siu.edu

Heidi E. Ramos got both her undergraduate and graduate degree from Southern Illinois University. She received her B.A. in Political Science in 1985 and her J.D. in 1988. Heidi comes to the Law School with an extensive trial history. She worked for almost 16 years as an assistant public defender in ...read full profile >>

Mark Schultz

Associate Professor of Law

Mark F. Schultz

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 222
Phone: (618) 453-8750
e-mail: mschultz@siu.edu


Professor Mark F. Schultz joined the faculty in 2003. He teaches and writes primarily in the area of intellectual property. Professor Schultz is a frequent author and speaker known for his work on the intersection of copyright and social norms. Among the awards and recognition he has received for ...read full profile >>

Nancy Strohmeyer

Head of Public Services and Assistant Professor

Nancy Strohmeyer

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 174

Phone: (618) 453-8789

e-mail: nstrohmeyer@siu.edu

Professor Nancy L. Strohmeyer discovered the profession of law librarianship as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois. She worked in libraries from her sophomore year through her graduate education, including one year at the SIU Law Library and two years at Morris Library while ...read full profile >>

Gail Thomas

Clinical Assistant Professor

Gail Thomas

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 177A
Phone: (618) 536-8313
e-mail: gthomas@siu.edu

Professor Thomas came to the Domestic Violence Clinic in summer 2004 with more than six years experience as a prosecuting attorney. She spent more than five years as an assistant state's attorney in Jackson County, Illinois, including three and a half years prosecuting domestic batteries and domestic ...read full profile >>

Angela Upchurch

Associate Professor of Law

Angela Upchurch

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 246

Phone: (618) 536-8314

e-mail: aupchurch@siu.edu

Prior to joining the law faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Law, Professor Angela Upchurch was a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Pedagogical Development at Capital University Law School. She also served as the Academic Director of the National Center for Adoption Law and ...read full profile >>

Joanna Wells

Clinical Assistant Professor

Joanna Wells

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 177B
Phone: (618) 536-8313
e-mail: jwells@siu.edu

Joanna Wells earned a B.S. degree cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. degree magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law. In between, she worked in radio in Miami and Chicago and spent 16 years as a casework supervisor and ...read full profile >>

Nolan Wright

Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor

Nolan L. Wright

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 172
Phone: (618) 453-8791
e-mail: nwright@siu.edu

Professor Wright joined the SIU School of Law faculty in 2009. He received J.D. and M.L.I.S. degrees from the University of Washington in 1995 and 2008 respectively, and also holds an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona. At SIU, Professor Wright serves as a Reference Librarian in the Law ...read full profile >>