Faculty Activities Summer 2015 | School of Law | SIU

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Faculty Activities | Summer 2015

Associate Dean and Associate Professor Chris Behan

  • Associate Dean Chris Behan traveled to Mombasa, Kenya with Justice Advocacy Africa to teach a trial skills course to Kenyan attorneys and law students from August 3-7.

  • From August 11-14, Associate Dean Behan was a faculty section leader at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Building Trial Skills for Legal Services Lawyers course in Boulder, Colorado.

Associate Professor Bill Drennan

  • Professor Drennan was cited twice in an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy regarding the publicity of charitable naming rights.  Drew Lindsay, YourNameHere.Org, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 2015, pages 20-23.

  • Professor Drennan’s Letter to the Editor, “Sports Seat Scam Needs New Narrative” was published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper, Sunday June 14, 2015.

Professor and Director of International Law Programs Cindy Buys

Book Chapters

  •  The Power to Punish Piracies and other Offenses against the Law of Nations, in The Powers of the U.S. Congress: Where Constitutional Authority Begins and Ends (ABC CLIO) (forthcoming 2016).
  • International Courts, 49 ABA International legal Developments Year-in-Review: 2014, 129 (with Stephanie Macuiba and Mark Wojcik).
  • United Nations and Other International Organizations 49 ABA International legal Developments Year-in-Review: 2014, 389 (with Javier Etcheverry Boneo, Jeffery Ling, and Lucia Repetto).


  •  Conditions in U.S. Treaty Practice: New Data and Insights on a Growing Phenomenon, Santa Clara Journal of Int’l Law vol. 14, issue 2 (forthcoming 2016).


  •  A bill Professor Buys drafted to improve consular notification and access for foreigners arrested or detained in Illinois was signed into law this summer as Illinois Public Act 099-0190 (amending the Illinois Criminal Code). It will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Professor Buys wrote the following short article about the new law: Illinois Adopts New Law to Better Implement Consular Notification and Access, The Globe (forthcoming August 2015).
  • Professor Buys completed an update to an electronic research guide to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations published by Globalex. The current Guide may be found here: https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Vienna_Convention_Consular_Relations1.html. NYU has not yet published the updates.

Assistant Professor Lucian Dervan

  • Placed article entitled “White Collar Crime”: Still Hazy After All These Years in volume 50 Georgia Law Review Issue 3 (Lead Article) (forthcoming 2016) (with Ellen S. Podgor).

  • Moderator, Innocence Roundtable Discussion, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (July 28, 2015).

  • Presenter, White Collar Sentencing, 2015 United States Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference (May 13, 2015).

  • Appointed to the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Book Board Committee and re-appointed co-chair of the ABA CJS Academics Committee.

  • Gave several media interviews, including for Tim Lloyd, We Live Here: How a Debt to Society can Come with Interest, St. Louis Public Radio, Radio Interview, available at http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/we-live-here-how-debt-society-can-come-interest (May 31, 2015) and Tom Kutsch, FIFA Caught Offside as US Tackles Global Graft with Penalties in Mind, Al Jazeera America, available at http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/5/27/with-fifa-probe-us-expands-global-anti-corruption-efforts.html (May 27, 2015).

Assistant Professor Ryan Holte

  • 2015 IPSC – CHICAGO, IL [AUG. 2015]

    2015 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, DePaul University School of Law. Selected to present article regarding corporate idea submission policies research.


    New Scholars Program, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS). Invited to speak and present work-in-progress paper regarding corporate idea submission policies research.


    Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law.  Invited to speak and present paper regarding equitable remedies in patent litigation.


    Invited Speaker, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.  Invited and funded to present research regarding corporate idea submission policies with application to international companies.  Faculty-in-residence for instruction to faculty and PhD students regarding patent law and economics.


    Law & Economics Center, George Mason University School of Law.  One week invitation-only institute for legal academics regarding instruction in empirical studies; presented two works-in-progress to senior economists. 


Assistant Professor Mike Koehler

  • Presenter, “Rethinking the Fight Against Bribery,” Transparency International – Canada Business Roundtable (May 28, 2015) (Toronto, Canada).

  • Presenter, “You Make the Call – Issue Spotting Bribery Risks,” Bennett Jones LLP (May 27, 2015) (Toronto, Canada).

  • Presenter, “Canada Should Say No to DPAs,” Transparency International – Canada Legal Committee (June 17, 2015).

  • Article entitled “A Common Language to Remedy Distorted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Statistics” was accepted for publication by Rutgers Law Review.

Professor Sue Liemer

  • At the ALWD conference in the University of Memphis School of Law on June 3-5, Professor Liemer gave a presentation, spoke on a panel at another presentation, and lead a mentoring group. 

Assistant Professor George Mocsary

  • Completed the 2015 Supplement to Firearms Law and the Second Amendment:  Regulation, Rights, & Policy (Aspen Publishers 2015) (with Nicholas J. Johnson, David B. Kopel, & Michael P. O’Shea).

  • Published Incentive Engineering, Libr. L. & Liberty (July 27, 2017), https://www.lawliberty.org/book-review/incentive-engineering/ (reviewing Robert D. Cooter & Arial Porat, Getting Incentives Right:  Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution (2014)).

  • Organized a colloquium on the Theory of the Firm, to be held in Philadelphia on November 6-7, 2015, and funded by the John Templeton Foundation.  The colloquium will be attended by some of the nation’s top corporate law scholars. 

  • Held the Second Annual Law and Economics Reading Group, in which nine SIU Law students read and discussed four law-and-economics books. 

  • Accepted and attended the George Mason University School of Law, Law and Economics Center’s Public Policy Conference on the Law and Economics of Privacy and Data Security.

  • Assisted, pro bono, plaintiff’s council in Colorado Outfitters Association v. Hickenlooper, No. 14-1290 (10th Cir. oral argument Sept. 28, 2015), in brief writing and editing and oral argument preparation.

  • Assisted two students in acquiring externships with the Honorable Phillip Palmer.

Assistant Professor Andy Pardieck


  • The Shifting Sands of Cost-Shifting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference, Boca Raton, FL, August 1, 2015;
  • Knee Deep in Technology Assisted Review (TAR), Indiana Trial Lawyers 27th Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Indianapolis, IN, May 7, 2015;
  • eDiscovery in a Small Boat, SIU School of Law, Jackson & Williamson County Bar Associations Joint CLE Conference, Carbondale, IL, May 1, 2015.


  •  Executing Contracts in Japan, accepted for publication in 40 Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht [Journal of Japanese Law] (2015)

Assistant Clinical Professor Heidi Ramos-Zimmerman

  • Presented on The Court System and Criminal Procedure for the Illinois Supreme Court Interpreter Training Program (August 2015).

Visiting Assistant Professor Sheila Simon

  • Wrote paper entitled “A Warm Bucket of What? Assessing the Role of Lieutenant Governor in Illinois,” which will be published as one of the papers of the Public Policy Institute at SIU.

Professor Angela Upchurch

  • Plenary Session speaker at the 2015 AALS Annual Clinical Legal Education Conference Technology and Legal Education Track.

  • Led workshop series entitled Creating Online Educational Videos at the 2015 AALS Annual Clinical Legal Education Conference​.