Faculty Activities Fall 2016 | School of Law | SIU

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Faculty Activities | Fall 2016

Jennifer Brobst

Assistant Professor of Law

Jennifer Brobst

  • Presentation, The Global Health and Social Policy Threat of the Zika Virus, United Nations Association (Southern Illinois Chapter), Southern Illinois University School of Law (November 2016), with Bart Hagston, Director of Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness, Jackson County Health Dept.

  • Miranda in Mental Health:  Court Ordered Confessions and Therapeutic Injustice for Young Offenders, 40 Nova L. Rev. 387-423 (2016).

  • Why Public Health Policy Should Redefine Consent to Assault and the Intentional Foul in Gladiator Sports, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Journal of Law and Health Annual Symposium, 29 J.  Law & Health 1-54 (2015).

  • Final Round Judge, 2016 National Health Law Moot Court Competition problem, hosted by Southern Illinois University Schools of Law and Medicine and the American College of Legal Medicine (Nov. 2016).

  • Making Sense of the Annual SIU Safety Report, Letter to the Editor, The Daily Egyptian (Oct. 5, 2016, 9:01PM).

Cindy Buys

Professor of Law

  • Article entitled “Does U.S. Law Permit a Ban on Entry into the United States Based on Religion?” was accepted for publication in the Juriste International, which is published in Europe by the Union Internationale des Advocats.  Professor Buys also presented this article at the American Society of International Law Midwest Interest Group Workshop at the University of Wisconsin on Saturday, Sep. 24. 

  • Professor Buys was part of a successful grant proposal to the US State Department to fund research and collaborative activites in Cuba.  It is an interdisciplinary project called Connecting Cuban Entrepeneurs.  A group from SIU will be traveling to Cuba with the grant funds sometime between November and January to conduct research on small business in Cuba and do some training and educational activities.  

William Drennan

Associate Professor of Law

  • Prof. Drennan was quoted in Tax Notes (The Weekly Tax Magazine) regarding a proposal to allow college athletes to retain endorsement income.

  • Professor Drennan’s article “Charitable Naming Transactions: Gifts or Contracts?” was accepted for publication by the Michigan State Law Review.

Ryan Holte

Assistant Professor of Law

  • Professor Holte published Patent Submission Policies in the University of Akron Law Review (Winter 2016) and Patent Injunctions on Appeal:  An Empirical Study of the Federal Circuit’s Application of eBay in the Washington Law Review (Spring 2017) (with co-author Chris Seaman, Washington & Lee University School of Law).

  • Professor Holte’s speaking engagements included: 

    • Nashville Bar Association IP Section Lunch, Why Patent Trolls are Good, September 2016.

    • University of Akron School of Law, Law Review Symposium, September 2016.

Frank Houdek

Emeritus Professor of Law

  • Presented an essay on a law library podcast in November entitled “HOLY COW! A Parallel History of Law Librarians and the Chicago Cubs,” Law Librarian Conversations Podcast, November 18, 2016.

Michael Koehler

Associate Professor of Law

  • For the second consecutive year, the ABA Journal named Professor Koehler’s FCPA Professor as one of the top 100 blogs for a legal audience.

  • Recent media mentions in the Wall Street Journal, National Public, BBC and Law360.

Sue Liemer

Professor of Law

  • Professor Liemer’s article, Embodied Legal Education: Incorporating Another Part of Bloom’s Taxonomy, has been accepted for presentation next March at a symposium on The Impact of Formative Assessment: Emphasizing Outcome Measures in Legal Education, hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review.  The UDM Law Review will pay Professor Liemer’s travel expenses and include her article in their June 2017 issue.

  • On November 15th, Professor Liemer was a speaker at the annual Carbondale in Thanksgiving service organized by the Carbondale Interfaith Council and sponsored by Southern Illinois Healthcare. 

Doug Lind

Professor & Library Director

  • Co-taught: Rare Book School, Law Books: History & Connoisseurship, Yale Law School, June 5-10, 2016.

  • Presented: “The Myth of Treason in Southern Illinois,” Sept. 23, 2016, Ex Parte Milligan at 150: The Constitution & Military Commissions in American Wars on Terror, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL.

  • Published: (with Alicia G. Jones), The Constitutions of Illinois; An Annotated Bibliography 40 SIU L. J. 221 (2016).

  • Accepted for Publication: His Soul is Marching On: An Annotated Bibliography of William Weston Patton, Abolitionist and Educator of Freedmen __ Unbound __ (2016).

George Mocsary

Assistant Professor of Law

  • Presented his scholarship at Wash. U. Law, Indiana Law, Nebraska Law, Washburn Law, Penn. State Law, and Pittsburgh Law.

  • "Are There Guns in Mayberry?," review of Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline, by Jennifer Carlson (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015).  Liberty Forum, Liberty Fund, October 17, 2016.

  • "Guns, Bird Feathers, and Overcriminalization: Why Courts Should Enforce the Second Amendment." 14 Georgetown Journal of Law and Policy 17-46 (2016).


Andrew Pardieck

Associate Professor of Law

  • Presentation, Cost-Shifting After the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Central States Law School Association Annual Conference, Grand Forks, ND, September 24, 2016.

  • Presentation, eDiscovery Best Practices in Insurance Litigation, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association’s Conference on Insurance Litigation, Denver, CO, October 14, 2016.

Mark Schultz

Associate Professor of Law

  • Professor Schultz's White Paper on the problem of global patent application pendency, "The Long Wait for Innovation," was released on Monday, October 24th by the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property.  He also co-authored a blog post on the report that appeared on the widely-read IP Watchdog blog on October 24th.

  • Professor Schultz participated in a workshop on trade secret law jointly convened by the U.S. and Indian governments on October 18th in New Delhi at the invitation of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.  The workshop was attended by over 50 government officials, industry representatives, and lawyers.  He prepared and presented a paper for the workshop entitled "Enhancing Trade Secret Protection in India" that the Indian government distributed to participants. 

  • In October, Mark Schultz conducted a half day workshop on international trade secret law at the CIP "Convergence" Conference sponsored by Gotenburg and Chalmers Universities in Gotenburg, Sweden. He also spoke on " Delivering the Real Thing: IP’s Role in Getting Products to People" at the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property's Fourth Annual Conference on"IP & Global Prosperity" in Washington, DC. His White Paper on the problem of global patent application pendency, "The Long Wait for Innovation," will be released on Monday, October 10th by the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property.