Faculty Activities Fall 2014 | School of Law | SIU

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Faculty Activities | Fall 2014

Professor Cheryl Anderson

Presented "The Curse of Knowledge, Zombie Nouns, and Other Impediments to Persuasive Written Advocacy" to the Appellate Lawyers Association (October 30, 2014).

Assistant Professor Jennifer A. Brobst

  • Provided four blog posts in September as an invited guest blogger for Health Law Prof Blog, including topics related to the ebola crisis, pregnancy and advance directives, revenge porn criminalization, and secondary traumatic stress among attorneys. The last post is co-authored with Keegan Warren-Clem, our SIH Medical-Legal Partnership LLM Fellow.
  • Invited to serve on the first Advisory Council of the National Crime Victim Law Institute, housed at Lewis and Clark Law School in Oregon, and on the Advisory Council of the SIU Women's Resource Center.
  • Provided an invited keynote speech on ebola and quarantine laws at "Weathering the Storm", the annual southern Illinois regional disaster preparedness conference in Marion, IL (Oct. 15, 2014).
  • Entry entitled "Flat as a Pancake, A Training Bra" won third place on behalf of the Center for Health Law and Policy at the SIH/SIU Breast Cancer Awareness event "Be My Bra" (Oct. 29, 2014).
  • Submission entitled The Digital Wild Frontier: Public Records Requests for Whole Databases and Metadata in Public Health and Criminal Justice accepted for presentation at the Northern Kentucky Law Review and Chase College of Law 4th Annual Law + Informatics Institute Symposium on Digital Evidence.
  • Submission entitled Whether Public Health will Redefine Consent to Assault and the Intentional Foul in Gladiator Sports accepted for presentation at the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law Journal of Law and Health’s Annual Symposium on The Social, Ethical, and Legal Consequences of Sports-Related Brain Injuries.
  • Publication released of Admissibility of Evidence in North Carolina, North Carolina Practice Series, Thomson Reuters (2014-2015)
  • Presented at the AALS Annual Meeting, Washington DC (January 2015):
    •  Panel Facilitator, “Pedagogy Promoting Practice-Ready Law Students: Lessons Learned from Recent Practice,” Section on Balance in Legal Education
    •  Panelist, “Blowing Up Part-Time Programs,” Section on Part-Time Legal Education
  • Presented on “Preparing Practice-Ready Students” at Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshops, Southern Illinois University School of Law (December 2014).
  • Elected to the 2015-2016 Executive Board, Balance in Legal Education Section, AALS.

Professor Cindy Buys

  • Presented "New Thinking Regarding the Use of Conditions in US Treaty Practice" at the Central States Law Schools Association Conference. 
  • Appointed to a Statewide Task Force on Human Trafficking. SIU hosted a meeting of the Task Force in July. Professor Buys' Policy subcommittee is examining laws and practices in the state of Illinois that impede the fight against both sex and labor trafficking.
  • Presented paper, "New Thinking Regarding the Use of Conditions in US Treaty Practice," at the American Society of International Law's Midyear Meeting and Research Forum. 70 papers were chosen for the Research Forum through a double-blind peer review process from among over 200 submissions (Nov. 2014)

Assistant Professor Jennifer Camero

Assistant Professor Jennifer Camero

  • Accepted an offer of publication from Vanderplas Publishing to author a book entitled Teaching Law Online. The book introduces law professors to distance education then explains how to create and manage an online course in an effective manner without sacrificing quality and the student experience. Expected release date is summer 2015.
  • Was elected Secretary of the Central States Law Schools Association for 2014-15.

Associate Professor Lucian E. Dervan

  • Presented "Sentencing the Wolf of Wall Street" at the Wayne State Law Review symposium entitled "Sentencing White Collar Defendants: How Much is Enough?" (Oct. 24, 2014). 

Associate Professor William Drennan

  • Accepted an offer to publish his article entitled “Promoting Health with Sports: When Should Nonprofits Qualify for Tax Benefits?” from the SMU Law Review.
  • Was quoted in the Financial Times (London) regarding the development of charitable naming rights transactions in the U.S., and the techniques charities may use in structuring fundraising campaigns (Sept. 19, 2014).

Assistant Professor Ryan Holte

  • Attended a patent law research conference in Scottsdale, AZ November 6-8 hosted by the George Mason University School of Law Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Published "Trolls or Great Inventors: Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities", 59 St. Louis Univ. L. J. 1 (Dec. 2014) (lead article)


Assistant Professor Mike Koehler

  • Guest Lecture, Strategic International Transactions Seminar, Michigan State University, College of Law.
  • Lecture on book, The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era, at King & Spalding LLP (Washington, D.C.)
  • Panelist, ABA National Institute on International Regulation and Compliance:  FCPA, Economic Sanctions and Export Controls, "FCPA for Transactional, Business and Other Lawyers" (Washington, D.C.)
  • Featured source on FCPA topics in the Wall Street Journal, Voice of America, Compliance Week and Law360.
  • Published "How a Successful Football Organization Can Inform Foreign Corrupt Practics Act Compliance in a Business Organization," in Bloomberg BNA's White Collar Crime Report.
  • Invited speaker at Texas A&M University School of Law. Lunch address to the faculty titled "Bribery:  What is It, Who Decides, and how to Address It?" Guest speaker in Business Law Seminar title "Revisiting a Foreigin Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Defense."

Professor Sue Liemer

  • Appointed by the ABA to the reaccreditation site team reviewing the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Re-appointed as the Corporate Secretary of the Association of Legal Writing Directors.
  • This year she is serving the Legal Writing Institute on its New Member Outreach Committee and its Scholarship Development and Outreach Committee.   

Assistant Professor Steve Macias

  • Appeared in a WSIL TV news story entitled "Local Pastor Weighs in on Texas Sermon Subpoena" (October 17, 2014).
  • Appeared in a KFVS TV news story entitled "Flying a remote control drone? What you need to know" (November 19, 2014).

George Mocsary

  • Published "Insuring Against Guns?", an insurance-law and law-and-economics piece on liability insurance for gun owners, in the Connecticut Law Review as the Lead Symposium Article - available here

Mark Schultz

  • Presented "Law and Economics of Trade Secret Law" to official Chinese Delegation, U.S. China Intellectual Property Cooperation Programs, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (September, 2014)
  • U.S. Senate Judiciary Staff Briefing on the Protect Trade Secrets Act, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. (September, 2014)
  • Presented "Aero and the Performance Clause," Michigan State University School of Law, Annual Law Review Symposium (October, 2014)
  • Presented "Intellectual Property and Liberty," Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Washington, D.C. (October, 2014)
  • "Copyright's Republic" (organized, chaired, and presented), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Nashville, TN (October, 2014)
  • Edison Fellowship Meeting (organized, co-chaired, and presented), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Scottsdale, AZ (November, 2014)
  • Presented "Copyright Reform," Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies, Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. (November, 2014)
  • Presented "Global Trade Secret Law," American Intellectual Property Law Association, Trade Secret Summit, San Jose, CA (December, 2014)
  • "DMCA Notice and Takedown" (organized, co-chaired, and presented), Copyright Policy Network Meeting, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Washington D.C. (December, 2014)

Professor Angela Upchurch

  • Presented "Rethinking How to Think Like a Lawyer: Cognitive Science and Cultural Competency Training in the Family Law Curriculum", at the Central States Law Schools Association Conference.
  • Presented on “Assessment through Online Videos: Using ‘Flipped’ Learning Theory to Assist Students in Making Connections” at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshops, Southern Illinois University School of Law (December 2014).
  • Re-elected to the Executive Committee, Teaching Methods Section, AALS.