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Peter Alexander

Visiting Professor of Law

Peter Alexander

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 234
Phone: (618) 453-8785
e-mail: peter.alexander@siu.edu 

Peter Alexander is currently a Visiting Professor at the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Alexander has enjoyed a long career in legal education that began in 1992 at the Dickinson School of Law, which subsequently merged with The Pennsylvania State University. After leaving Penn State-Dickinson, ...read full profile >>

Cheryl Anderson

Professor of Law and Director of Moot Court Programs

Cheryl Anderson

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 218
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 was selected ...read full profile >>

Christopher Behan

Professor of Law

Christopher Behan

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 254
Phone: (618) 453-8722
e-mail: cbehan@siu.edu

Professor Behan joined the faculty at the SIU School of Law in July of 2006. Prior to that, he was an officer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps for nearly eleven years. His final assignment was Associate Professor of Criminal Law at the Judge Advocate General's School in ...read full profile >>

Mark Brittingham

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mark Brittingham

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 256
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

Associate Professor of Law

Jennifer Brobst

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 244

Phone: (618) 453-8702

e-mail: jbrobst@siu.edu

  Jennifer Brobst joined the Southern Illinois School of Law faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2014.  She is cross-appointed as a member of the faculty in the SIU School of Medicine Department of Medical Humanities.  In 2018, she received the SIU Law Outstanding Scholar Award for ...read full profile >>

Cindy Buys

Professor of Law

Cindy Buys

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

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Professor Buys joined the SIU School of Law faculty in 2001, where she has served as a Professor, Director of International Law Programs, and Interim Dean. She is a two-time Fulbright Senior Specialist and was a Visiting Professor at Bangor University in Wales. She has been named both the Outstanding Teacher of the ...read full profile >>

Stanley E. Cox

Associate Professor and Director of Academic Success Program

Stan Cox

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 222

Phone: (618) 453-8919

e-mail: stan.cox@siu.edu

Professor Stan Cox teaches doctrinal courses and directs the academic success program at SIU Law. He joined SIU in January 2019, having previously been a tenured doctrinal professor at New England Law | Boston, and more recently directing academic success efforts at Creighton University School of Law. Professor Cox ...read full profile >>

William Drennan

Professor of Law

William A. Drennan

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

Professor Drennan has taught at the SIU School of Law since 2004. He teaches federal income tax, trusts and estates, and contracts. He has researched and written in the areas of taxation, charities and charitable giving, trusts and estates and contracts. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Drennan ...read full profile >>

John Erbes

Director of Clinical and Experiential Education and Clinical Associate 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 experience. His ...read full profile >>

Alicia Jones

Associate Dean, Technical Services Librarian and Associate Professor

Alicia Jones

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 168A
Phone: (618) 453-8780
e-mail: agjones@siu.edu

Alicia Jones joined the faculty of the Southern Illinois School of Law Library in 2013.  She 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. Prof. Jones teaches Lawyering Skills and ...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 SIU, Professor Lind was the Head of Collection Development at Georgetown University ...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 well ...read full profile >>

Patricia McCubbin

Professor of Law

Patricia Ross McCubbin

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 258
Telephone: (618) 453-8759
e-mail: mccubbin@siu.edu

 

 

 


 

 

Professor McCubbin teaches courses on environmental law and administrative law. She joined SIU Law in 2000 after a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She served as a Fulbright Scholar in China at the Wuhan University School of Law in Wuhan, China, which is home to one ...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, Southern ...read full profile >>

Andrew Pardieck

Associate Professor of Law

Andrew Pardieck

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 214

Phone: (618) 536-8325

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 completed ...read full profile >>

Martin Parsons

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Martin D. Parsons

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 177C
Phone: (618) 453-8797
e-mail: martin.parsons@siu.edu

Professor Parsons joined the faculty of SIU School of Law in September of 2016 to restart the Veterans’ Legal Assistance Program. Prior to that he worked for a small firm in Carbondale specializing in employment law and business and transactional work. Professor Parsons earned his B.A. at Western ...read full profile >>

Lorelei Ritchie

Assistant Professor

Lorelei Ritchie

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 240

Phone: (618) 453-8758

e-mail: lorelei.ritchie@siu.edu

Professor Ritchie joined the law faculty at SIU in 2020, after serving for over 10 years as a judge at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is an expert in intellectual property and commercial law, including trademarks, intellectual property licensing, and law and technology. Professor Ritchie has a ...read full profile >>

Zvi Rosen

Assistant Professor

Zvi S. Rosen

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

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Name: Zvi S. Rosen  Hometown: Teaneck, NJ  College: Yeshiva University  Law School: Northwestern (JD), George Washington (LLM in Intellectual Property)  Presently living in: Alexandria, VA, before that NYC, and clerked in Birmingham, AL. What areas of law do/have you practiced ...read full profile >>

Sheila Simon

Assistant Professor of Law

Sheila Simon

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 250
Phone: (618) 536-8321
e-mail: ssimon@siu.edu

Sheila Simon rejoined the School of Law faculty after serving as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois from 2011 to 2015. Since returning to the school she has taught Property, Torts, Legal Writing, Advanced Real Estate Transactions, Children and the Law, Government Ethics, and a seminar on ...read full profile >>

Gail Thomas

Clinical Associate Professor

Gail Thomas

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 177A
Phone: (618) 536-8318
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

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 Policy at ...read full profile >>

Anna Vick

Academic Success Program & Clinical Assistant Professor

Anna Vick

Office: Room 226
Phone: (618)-453-8833
e-mail: anna.vick@siu.edu

Professor Vick joined the SIU School of Law faculty in 2019 as an adjunct professor. In 2021, she became a member of the Academic Success Program. Professor Vick works with 1L, 2L, and 3L students on time management strategies, analytical reading and critical thinking skills, synthesis of statutes, caselaw, common ...read full profile >>

Rebecca Warren

Assistant Director of Academic Success

Rebecca Warren

Office: Room 228
Phone: (618)-453-8741
e-mail: rlwarren@siu.edu

Rebecca Warren has served students of SIU School of Law since 2015 and now coordinates the first-year Academic Success Program requirements.  As Academic Success Specialist, she develops and leads weekly classes to facilitate first-year student achievement and is available for ...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 ...read full profile >>

Nolan Wright

Associate Professor and Head of Public Services

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 Library, ...read full profile >>