Faculty Activities | Spring 2018
Professor of Law
Making “Meaningful Access” Even Less Meaningful: Judicial Gatekeeping Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities, was accepted for publication and will be forthcoming in the University of Memphis Law Review later this year.
Assistant Professor of Law
- Jennifer Brobst will present at a CLE on "Legal Restrictions on Litigant and Witness Anonymity in a Digital Age" on Wed., May 9, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Registration available here
- Jennifer A. Brobst will present on a panel “Security and Disruptive Technology” at the California Western School of Law 2018 Symposium “Artificial intelligence, Real-World Ethics” Feb. 17, in San Diego. She will be publishing a full article in the California Western Law Review in fall 2018, analyzing the legal and public health justifications of the use of artificial intelligence and other technologies in 24/7 surveillance of confined prisoners, involuntary commitment patients, and nursing home patients.
Jennifer Brobst published Admissibility of Evidence in North Carolina, State Practice Series, Thomson Reuters (2017-2018).
The Metal Eye: Ethical Regulation of the Use of Technology to Observe Humans in Confinement, ___ Cal. W. L. Rev. ___ (Fall 2018), 2nd Annual Legal Ethics Symposium, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA (upcoming presentation Feb. 17, 2018).
Introduction to the 2016 National Health Law Moot Court Competition, 38 J. Legal Med. ___ (2018) (forthcoming).
Admissibility of Evidence in North Carolina, State Practice Series, Thomson Reuters 2017-2018).
The Modern Penny Dreadful: Public Prosecution and the Need for Litigation Privacy in a Digital Age, 96 Neb. L. Rev. 281 (2017); Invited Faculty Work-in-Progress presentation discussing The Modern Penny Dreadful, St. Louis University School of Law (Sept. 2017).
Invited Grant-Funded Half-Day Training Presentation, Traumatic Stress and the Representation of Domestic Violence Clients, for Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation of Southern Illinois (27 attorneys and legal staff serving over 60 counties), Vidalia, IL (Oct. 2017).
Past-Chair, Executive Committee, Balance in Legal Education Section, Association of American Law Schools (2018).
Acting Associate Dean and Professor of Law
Participated in two recorded presentations for the ISBA on Feb. 26, 2018:
- A video for the public on why we still need an Equal Rights Amendment see the video here
- An on-line CLE program reviewing Immigration Changes during the first year of the Trump Administration. The CLE materials she wrote on the travel ban litigation, and changes to both the refugee resettlement program and the temporary protected status program were published in The Globe, vol. 55, no. 6 (March 2018).
Professor of Law
Bill Drennan’s article Conspicuous Philanthropy: Reconciling Contract and Tax Law was published in the American University Law Review.
Director of the Legal Clinic
- Co-authored an article with Rebecca O'Neill, “Assessment of Professional Values in Experiential Education in Law: Becoming Who We are Through Practice” will be published in an upcoming edition of the New York Law School Law Review.
Participating in the following symposium sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law and the Gies College of Business: FCPA at 40: So What? Now What? Presentation of working paper: Has the FCPA Been Successful in Achieving its Objectives? Publication forthcoming in the Illinois Law Review.
Conducting an FCPA workshop at Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Forthcoming articles: The FCPA’s Record-Breaking Year (Connecticut Law Review) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Continuity In A Transition Year (Texas A&M Law Review)
Library Director and Professor of Law
Had an article accepted for publication: “Littleton’s Tenures as an Archetype for the Study of Historical Legal Bibliography” in 36 Legal Reference Services Quarterly __.
Assistant Professor of Law
- Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy, has been cited by the Illinois Supreme Court in People vs Chairez. Professor Mocsary's book, co-authored with Nicholas J. Johnson, David B. Kopel, and Michael P. O'Shea, is in its second edition and is the first law school casebook on its topic. Read the opinion here
- Insuring the Unthinkable accepted by Appleman’s Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law (forthcoming Q1 2018).
- States have a constitutional duty to recognize gun rights nationwide, The Hill(Dec. 27, 2017), http://thehill.com/opinion/international/366599-states-have-a-constitutional-duty-to-recognize-gun-rights-nationwide (with Rafael Mangual).
- Defying the Supreme Court in Kolbe v. Hogan, L. & Liberty (Dec. 20, 2017), http://www.libertylawsite.org/2017/12/20/defying-the-supreme-court-in-kolbe-v-hogan/.
- Presentation at University of Toledo Law Center, “Guns and Moral Panic: Sound Byte Overcriminalization and Judicial Acquiescence” (March 12, 2018).
- Presentation at the Campbell Law Review Symposium: Heller After Ten Years, Heller and Public Carry Restrictions Panel (Feb. 2, 2018).
- Moderator at the AALS 2018 Annual Meeting Works in Progress Panel he gave a presentation on Insider Trading, Demonization of the Financial Sector, and Judicial Complacency at the American Association of Law Schools 2018 Annual Meeting in January. (Jan. 5, 2018).
- Insider Trading, Demonization of the Financial Sector, and Judicial Complacency, Presentation at AALS 2018 Annual Meeting (Jan. 4, 2018).
- Freedom of Corporate Purpose, Presentation at Mercer University School of Law (Nov. 9, 2017) (invited to participate in speaker series).
- Insider Trading, Demonization of the Financial Sector, and Judicial Complacency, Presentation at the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Annual Meeting (Oct. 7, 2017).
- Guns, Bird Feathers, and Overcriminalization: Why Courts Should Take the Second Amendment Seriously, Address to the University of Akron School of Law Federalist Society Chapter, with Commentary by Christopher Peters, Dean (Oct. 4, 2017).
- Guns, Bird Feathers, and Overcriminalization: Why Courts Should Take the Second Amendment Seriously, Address to the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Federalist Society Chapter (Oct. 3, 2017).
- Guns, Bird Feathers, and Overcriminalization: Why Courts Should Take the Second Amendment Seriously, Constitution Day Address at John A. Logan College (Sept. 18, 2017).
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
- published, On Holy Ground: Church Sanctuary in the Trump Era, 47 Sw. L. Rev. 49 (2017).
- Co-authored an article with John Erbes, “Assessment of Professional Values in Experiential Education in Law: Becoming Who We are Through Practice” will be published in an upcoming edition of the New York Law School Law Review.
Associate Professor of Law
- Co-Author, ADR in Japan’s Financial Markets & The Rule of Law, 10 L Rev. __(forthcoming Spring 2018);
- アメリカ製造物責任訴訟の現状と「管理される正義」[Products Liability Litigation in the United States & “Managed Justice”], in 『瀬川信久先生・吉田克己 古稀記念論文集』[Festschrift in Honor of Professors Nobuhisa Segawa & Katsumi Yoshida ](Seibundo 2018).
He also achieved the following credentials:
- Certified eDiscovery Specialist (and membership in the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists)
- Certified Catalyst Predict Specialist (certification for use of a machine learning tool used in electronic discovery and regulatory investigations)
- Certified Catalyst Insight User (certification for use of an eDiscovery platform for use in litigation and regulatory investigations)
Professor of Law
In December 2017, Mark Schultz gave a talk on Comparative Global Trade Secret Protection at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Global IP Academy to an audience of IP office officials from around the world.
Also in December, Mark Schultz participated in the inaugural Sedona Conference on Trade Secret law and was appointed to the Sedona Conference's Trade Secret Working Group.
Prof. Schultz was recently appointed co-chair of the International IP Committee of the ABA's International Law Sections. He was also appointed to the ABA Intellectual Property Section's NAFTA Task Force, which is drafting recommendations to the US Trade Representative for re-negotiating the IP provision of the NAFTA.
Clinic Associate Professor
Clinical Professor Gail Thomas has received the 2018 SIU Teaching Excellence Award. The award is only given to a non-tenure track faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching in her discipline. Only one award is given each academic year. Professor Sheila Simon coordinated the exhaustive application and said this,
“She had letters fabulous letters of support from former clinic students. Most of what they emphasized was that Gail didn’t just teach them how to advocate, she lived it. Each of the grads said that Gail’s example of service is one that they continue to draw on in their careers. In short, Gail Thomas rocks.”Gail will be granted the permanent title of Distinguished Teacher. She will also receive a framed certificate, a monetary award, and will also receive recognition at the annual awards reception and May commencement ceremony.
Professor of Law
Radio interview with Texas Standard on the topic of frozen embryo disputes on January 16, 2018.
Associate Professor/Ref. Librarian
published a book chapter:
"Missouri Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography," in State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies, edited by Frank G. Houdek. Buffalo, N.Y.: Williams S. Hein & Co., 2002–present. [Missouri chapter accepted for publication, forthcoming 2018]