Faculty Activities Spring 2017 | School of Law | SIU

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Faculty Activities | Spring 2017

Jennifer Brobst

Assistant Professor of Law

  • Accepted presentation and law review article (University of Nebraska Law Review), Cybercrime Victims, Privacy and Public Prosecution, 11th Annual Lincoln Conference ("State, Local and Regional Issues in Cybersecurity") at the Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Program, The University of Nebraska College of Law (March 2017).

  • Invited presentation and panel coordinator, Health Care Policy for the Delta, Delta Leadership Institute, Delta Regional Authority, Little Rock, AK (March 2017) (with SIU Schools of Medicine and Social Work). 

  • Invited CE statewide presentation on Social Work Expert Testimony and Legal Ethics, National Association of Social Work – Illinois Chapter (March 2017).

  • Faculty, Expert Witness Training for Child Trauma Cases, Southern Illinois Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship Program, Masters in Social Work Program, SIU School of Social Work (April 2017) (coordinating half-day mock trial expert training for over 50 law student and social work graduate fellows).

  • Panelist and/or Facilitator – Presentations at SIU School of Law (Spring 2017): 

    • Financial Considerations for Parents as Law Students and New Attorneys (PALS)
    • Title IX and Campus Sexual Violence Policies (Women’s Law Forum)
    • The Status of the Death Penalty in the U.S. (Federalist Society)
    • The Future of the Affordable Care Act (Law and Medicine Society)
    • Contributor, Center for Education and Research in Forensic Science – Awarded Top Proposal for the Saluki Innovation Annex (SIU interdisciplinary proposal for use of McLafferty building) 
  • Invited CLE presentation, Secondary Traumatic Stress among High Risk Legal Professionals, Berks County Bar Association, Pennsylvania (April 2017). 

  • Appointed Member of the Advisory Council of the SIU School of Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development.

  • Elected Chair of the Balance in Legal Education Section, American Association of Law Schools (AALS 2017).

Ed Dawson

Assistant Professor of Law

  • On February 7, Prof. Dawson gave the presentation “Anatomy of a Good Oral Argument” to lawyers from the Kentucky Attorney General’s office as part of the National Association of Attorneys General’s “Mobile Appellate Practice Training” in Frankfort, KY.  

Associate Professor Bill Drennan

  • Prof. Bill Drennan’s article, Charitable Naming Rights Transactions: Gifts or Contracts? was digitally published on Feb. 7, 2017, at 2016 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1267-1355.

  • Article entitled “Conspicuous Philanthropy: Reconciling Contract and Tax Laws” will be published by the American University Law Review.

Frank Houdek

Professor Emeritus

  • On March 4, 2017: Speaker, NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball, “Politicians Playing the National Pastime: The Congressional Baseball Game” (with Ed Edmonds), Tempe, Arizona.
  • His baseball and law book has now been published: Baseball Meets the Law: A Chronology of Decisions, Statutes and Other Legal Events. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers, 2017. 319 p. (with Ed Edmonds).

  • Prof. Houdek was again a featured speaker on the Law Librarian Conversations podcast.  Frank G. Houdek, Speaker, “Energizing AALL, A Highly Selective and Brief Account of the Contributions of Private Law Librarians to the Association,” Law Librarian Conversations Podcast, December 16, 2016.

Sue Liemer

Professor of Law

  • On March  3rd, Professor Liemer participated in the University of Detroit-Mercy Law Review’s symposium on The Impact of Formative Assessment: Emphasizing Outcome Measures in Legal Education. She spoke about Embodied Legal Education: Incorporating Another Part of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and her article on that topic will be published in the UD-Mercy Law Review this summer.

Doug Lind

Library Director and Professor of Law

  • Doug Lind is the author if an article published in the most recent issue of Law Library Journal. The specific bibliographic information is: Douglas W. Lind, “Legal History Learned as Legal Bibliography Well Told: The Case for Rare Book Courses in the Law School Curriculum,” 109 Law Library Journal 309-315 (2017).

  • Accepted for Publication: “Legal History Learned as Legal Bibliography Well Told; The Case for Rare Book Courses in the Law School Curriculum” 109(2) Law Library Journal ___ (2017).
  • Published: “His Soul is Marching On; An Annotated Bibliography of William Weston Patton, Abolitionist and Educator of Freedmen” 9 Unbound 111 (2016).

George Mocsary

Assistant Professor of Law

  • Published Freedom of Corporate Purpose, 2016 BYU L. Rev. 1319 (2017) (lead article).
  • Published Are There Guns in Mayberry?, Libr. L. & Liberty (Oct. 17, 2016), https://www.lawliberty.org/book-review/are-there-guns-in-mayberry/ (reviewing Jennifer Carlson, Citizen-Protectors:  The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline (2015). 

  • Presented Guns, Bird Feathers, and Overcriminalization:  Why Courts Should Take the Second Amendment Seriously, 14 Geo. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 17 (2016) at the University of Georgia School of Law 

Valerie Munson

Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Placed Orienting the Disoriented:  The Design and Implementation of an Optimal Law School Orientation Program, Western State Law Review (forthcoming, Spring 2017).

  • Valerie J. Munson, Law School Orientation:  An Opportunity to Mentor One-Ls in the Tools of the Trade, 25 Perspectives:  Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 32 (2016).

  • Professor Munson was quoted in an article on school vouchers published in the Southern Illinoisan on January 19, 2017.