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December 06, 2012
Macias reviews Pearson, "Remaking Custom" - Karen Tani
Ellen Holmes Pearson makes the case that early republican legal scholars—those writing to circa 1830—were central to defining national identity and to creating an American culture.

December 03, 2012
The Impact Of The New FCPA Guidance On Reform Efforts - Alberto Gonzales
As Professor Mike Koehler noted in his recent post, the DOJ previously declined to issue FCPA guidance on numerous occasions, despite specific recommendations from Congress and the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development.

November 28, 2012
"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" Events
Abraham Lincoln was confronted with enormous challenges when he was elected president in 1860.

November 26, 2012
Alumni Holiday Receptions - Joaquin Norman
The Southern Illinois University School of Law will host a series of receptions next month for alumni, attorneys, judges and prospective students interested in law.

November 13, 2012
Julie Rea to discuss the battle to clear her name - Christi Mathis
When Julie Rea was convicted of the brutal 1997 murder of her 10-year-old son Joel and sentenced to 65 years in prison, she fought to clear her name.

November 08, 2012
Ambassador to speak on UN role
Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen, who has more than 30 years of diplomatic experience, will speak on the United Nations and how it fits into world politics and US foreign policy on Monday at SIU Carbondale. McMullen will speak at 3 p.m. in the SIU School of Law courtroom in the Lesar Law Building.

November 06, 2012
Loyola Chicago School of Law wins moot court - Pete Rosenbery
For a second consecutive year, a team from Loyola University Chicago School of Law won the National Health Law Moot Court competition at Southern Illinois University School of Law.

October 09, 2012
Terror suspects face trial in New Haven - Matthew Lloyd-Thomas
After nearly a decade of fighting extradition to the United States, Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan arrived in New Haven early Saturday from Great Britain on charges of aiding terrorist organizations.

October 08, 2012
Exhibit, discussions focus on Lincoln, Constitution
A traveling exhibition that examines how President Abraham Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War will open at the SIU School of Law next week.

October 03, 2012
Law school induction ceremony is Friday - Pete Rosenbery
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier will preside over the induction ceremony for first-year law students in the Southern Illinois University School of Law.

September 27, 2012
SIU Law faculty visit detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay as guests of the U.S. Department of Defense
Two faculty members from the Southern Illinois University School of Law visited the detention facilities and military commissions courthouse at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on September 27, 2012. Associate Professor Christopher W. Behan and Assistant Professor Lucian E. Dervan accompanied an official Department of Defense visit to the island at the invitation of the Rule of Law and Detainee Policy section of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. They met their traveling party in Washington, DC, and flew from Joint Base Andrews on a Navy aircraft.

September 23, 2012
Academic Study Shows Innocent Plead Guilty at High Rate - John R . Emshwiller and Gary Fields
Last year, two university professors performed an experiment to explore one of the more controversial questions of criminal law.

September 12, 2012
Constitution Day events set at SIU Carbondale - Pete Rosenbery
The School of Law and Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will host events next week that focus on the nation’s Constitution.

August 31, 2012
Five questions: Attorney finds niche in negotiating short sales - Jim Gallagher
Suppose you can’t pay your mortgage, and you can’t sell your house because you owe more than it’s worth -- you’re in quite a pickle.

August 21, 2012
Professor Dervan's recent ABA Committee Appointments
Assistant Professor Lucian Dervan was appointed Co-Chair of the Academics Committee of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section.

August 17, 2012
Welcome New Law Faculty
Professor Camero has a B.B.A. with concentrations in accounting and finance from Saint Mary's College, where she graduated summa cum laude.

August 15, 2012
Walmart Not Handing Over Documents - Alice Hines
After sending three angry letters to Walmart, two congressional committees are now threatening to use the most dangerous weapon they have in their arsenal -- releasing an "investigative report" on the company.

June 01, 2012
Plea Bargaining, Even When You're Innocent - Christian Bordal
The Bill of Rights guarantees a trial by jury to every American accused of a crime.

May 24, 2012
Ryan Hart receives law degree from SIU
Ryan Hart built on a family tradition on May 12 when he accepted his law degree during commencement exercises at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

May 18, 2012
Associate Professor Chris Behan and SIU Law students in Glendalough during last summer's Ireland Summer Study Abroad program
Experience Ireland in three unique settings: the Diseart Cultural Centre in Dingle, on the southwest coast of Ireland, University College Dublin in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin, and Prifysgol Bangor University Law School located at the foot of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Irish and American faculty provide students with an understanding of the legal structure and institutions of Ireland and the European Union and the law applicable to the conduct of business by U.S. companies in Ireland and throughout Europe.

May 17, 2012
Program’s focus is health information technology - Pete Rosenbery
A program this week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will focus on the progress and future of health information technology and its impact on the nation’s health care system.

May 09, 2012
SIU to honor Brocton Lockwood - Sharon Wittke
To see Brocton Lockwood on his Saline County farm tending horses, chickens, and dogs, and fishing with his grandsons, it’s hard to imagine the affable 68-year-old retired judge as the major player in an undercover FBI sting that exposed the corrupt Chicago court system.

May 01, 2012
Seven to receive Faculty-Staff Excellence Awards - Pete Rosenbery
Seven faculty and staff from Southern Illinois University Carbondale have won recognition for superior scholarship, teaching, and service.

April 19, 2012
Panel to discuss wrongful murder convictions - Pete Rosenbery
One of Illinois’ recent high-profile wrongful murder convictions, as well as continuing concerns with the state’s legal system, will be the focus of a discussion next week at the Southern Illinois University School of Law.

April 10, 2012
Norwood to receive first moot court alumnus honor - Pete Rosenbery
A federal prosecutor was part of a moot court team that finished fourth in the nation is the inaugural recipient of the Southern Illinois University School of Law Moot Court Distinguished Alumnus Award.

April 09, 2012
2012 Downstate Illinois Innocence Project Honors Scott Turow
A distinguished group of lawyers and community leaders are hosting the annual Defenders of the Innocent Awards Reception held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Springfield on April 9, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

April 03, 2012
It amazes us how law students, whose studies can be all-consuming, find time to devote often hours a week to pro bono work.

March 28, 2012
Symposium to explore Illinois’ civil unions law - Pete Rosenbery
A symposium next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will examine the benefits and limitations of Illinois’ civil union law.

March 26, 2012
Medical ethicist to discuss patient decision-making - Pete Rosenbery
A leading medical ethicist will examine the pivotal role that health care providers play in a patient’s decision-making process during a lecture at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

March 22, 2012
Erbes presented with Sturgis public service award - Pete Rosenbery
John F. Erbes’ community volunteer efforts span generations.

March 01, 2012
SIU Carbondale, University of Botswana sign pact - Pete Rosenbery
Southern Illinois University Carbondale signed an agreement this week with the University of Botswana that will provide cultural, educational, research, and exchange opportunities for students and faculty at both institutions.

February 23, 2012
Panel will discuss success stories in Africa - Pete Rosenbery
A panel discussion next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will examine the success that several countries in Africa are experiencing.

February 17, 2012
SIU Law Group Receives Grant to Continue Help for Immigrants - Sam Smith
A program at SIU that helps immigrants facing deportation will be able to continue thanks to a new grant. It provides legal information for immigrants who might otherwise have nowhere to turn.

February 13, 2012
Forum’s focus is ‘ministerial exception’ ruling - Pete Rosenbery
A forum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will examine the impact and possible fallout from last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision involving employment discrimination laws and religious organizations.

February 02, 2012
Immigration Detention Project secures grant - Pete Rosenbery
The Southern Illinois University School of Law has again received a grant to continue its work assisting detained immigrants.

January 27, 2012
Gitmo at 10 - Stephen Rickerl
In honor of its late secretary and organizer Margie Parker, the Peace Coalition hosted a teach-in for peace at the SIU Law School.

January 27, 2012
Gov. makes appointments to work injury panel
On Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn announced the appointment of three additional arbitrators to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission to review workplace injury claims.

January 24, 2012
Legal expert: Cameras in courtrooms ‘positive step’ - Pete Rosenbery
The Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to allow news cameras and electronic news recording in the state’s trial courtrooms is “a positive step in the right direction,” according to a veteran attorney and professor at the Southern Illinois University School of Law.

January 14, 2012
SIU honors female law leaders - Codell Rodriguez
To help honor those who paved the way for women in law, the Lesar Law Building at SIU is housing an exhibit honoring female legal pioneers of Illinois.

January 12, 2012
Group petitions board arguing for man's innocence - Carly O'Keefe
Today a group lead by the Downstate Innocence Project fought for Grover Thompson, a man they believe was wrongfully convicted of a crime the serial killer confessed to.

January 09, 2012
Law school to host ‘Women in Leadership Program’ - Pete Rosenbery
The Southern Illinois University School of Law will host a program later this week that focuses on preparing law students to be leaders while also learning about challenges that women face as leaders within the legal profession.

January 04, 2012
Villani sworn in as judge in Jefferson County - Becky Malkovich
A crowd, made up of standing-room only, welcomed Judge Nicole L. Villani to the 2nd Judicial Circuit during a swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday at Jefferson County Courthouse.

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