Faculty Activities and Publications | February 2016

faculty activities publications

Professor Arthur Acevedo

He appeared on the Univision Chicago legal segment “Conozca Sus Derechos” (Know Your Rights) to speak about income tax.

Professor Donald Beschle

His article titled “Catechism or Imagination: Is Justice Scalia’s Judicial Style Typically Catholic?” was one of the most popular articles based on February 2016 downloads on the Supreme Court of the United States Commons, run by bePress.

Professor Jason Kilborn

He has been asked to join the prestigious International Insolvency Institute, an invitation-only organization of leading bankruptcy and restructuring professionals.

Professor Daryl Lim

He provided comments to USA Today Sports – MMA Junkie about copyright violations as they apply to the sport Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Professor Ann Lousin

  • She has been quoted in a new book by Bernard Sieracki, “A Just Cause,” about the impeachment of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
  • She provided comments to the Daily Herald about proposals to impose taxing and bonding limits on local governments.
  • She appeared on CLTV’s Politics Tonight and spoke about Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address, a new Illinois pension proposal and the U.S. Supreme Court’s vacancy in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.
  • She spoke on “The future of Illinois pension reform” at a meeting of the Northern Illinois Alliance of Fire Protection Districts.

Professor Hugh Mundy

He presented at Seattle University School of Law’s Poverty Law: Academic Activism Conference.

Professor Timothy O’Neill

  • He provided comments to the Chicago Tribune about the felony murder doctrine.
  • In the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, The New York Times cited a previous analysis by O’Neill, critical of the uniformity of justices’ legal backgrounds, titled “The Stepford Justices.”
  • The same article cited by The New York Times was also recognized for being in the top five of the most downloaded articles, out of 292,207 articles, from Digital Commons Law section for February, run by bePress.
  • He provided comments to the Christian Science Monitor on Feb. 17 and Feb. 19 regarding the impact of Justice Scalia’s death on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • He published an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin regarding the flaws of eyewitness testimony.

Professor Steven Schwinn

  • He provided comments to Roll Call about why the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in a Texas abortion case may not be applicable or relevant to other states facing similar issues.
  • He made the following presentations:
    • Overview of Campaign Finance Regulation and the First Amendment, Chicago Bar Association Committee on Civil Rights and Constitutional Law
    • Public Protest Scenarios and the First Amendment, Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago, Public Protest and the First Amendment: A MLK Day Workshop for High School Students
  • He published the following articles in ABA Preview:
    • Abortion Rights: Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, 43 ABA Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 194 (2016)
    • Criminal Law: Taylor v. United States, 43 ABA Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 189 (2016)
    • Preemption: Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, 43 ABA Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 185 (2016)

Professor Mark Wojcik

He was a speaker at a CLE program that was part of the Midyear Meeting of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, held in conjunction with the Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association.

Adjunct Faculty

Professor Kenneth A. Michaels, Jr.
Michaels, of Bauch & Michaels, LLC, wrote two chapters on condominium law in the 2016 edition of IICLE’s Condominium Law handbook.

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