Stanley E. Cox | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Stanley E. Cox

Associate Professor of Law and Director of Academic Success Program

Stan Cox

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 222

Phone: (618) 453-8919


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 also has visited at Boston University School of Law, and was a Fulbright professor at Charles University in the Czech Republic. His teaching and scholarly interests are broad, including areas of administrative law, civil procedure, constitutional law, conflict of laws, criminal procedure, environmental law, land use, property, as well as international law topics ranging from terrorism to trade regulation to climate change. 

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Professor Cox, who has significant graduate training in education, was a high school English teacher. As a practicing lawyer he worked in the litigation department of a large Kentucky firm and for a small firm that focused on environmental law before heading an environmental crimes prosecution unit in the Kentucky Attorney General’s office. 

When not helping students learn the law or how to learn the law, Professor Cox enjoys spirituality and nature, loves to travel, regularly race walks, sometimes attempts creative writing, and likes skiing and scuba diving.