Faculty Activities & Publications | August 2020


Dean Darby Dickerson
  • She served as moderator for the “Why & When: Deciding to Become a Dean” panel at the annual Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by Seattle and Villanova.
  • On August 6, she presented on “Regulatory Views” during the Power, Privilege, and Transformation: Lessons from the Pandemic for Online Legal Education Symposium, which was co-sponsored by the Journal of Legal Education and the University of Miami School of Law.
  • She organized, moderated and spoke on an LSAC-sponsored webinar about remote bar examinations.
Professor Allison Bethel
  • On August 28 she was a guest on a podcast hosted by the North Shore Barrington Realtor’s Association covering basic issues and hot topics in fair housing.
Professor Alberto Bernabe
  • On August 4, he spoke at a webinar on Excellence in Teaching Professional Responsibility Online, which was sponsored by the Program for the Advancement of Legal Ethics at Texas A&M University School of Law.
Professor Celeste M. Hammond
  • She was one of the breakout presenters at the Provost’s Leadership Retreat 2020: Building Excellence and Community Online. Her presentation focused on using virtual tours to make large classes more personal and engaging.
Professor Ann Lousin
  • She published a column on woman’s suffrage that appeared in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Professor Hugh Mundy
  • His article, Forgiven, Forgotten: Rethinking Victim Impact Statements for an Era of Decarceration, will appear in the forthcoming edition of UCLA Law Review Discourse (69 UCLA L. Rev. Discourse ____ (2020)).
  • His article, Why Would You Say That? Addressing Systemic Injustice in the Evidentiary Standard for Opposing Party Statements, co-written with Professor L. Alex McDonald, will appear in the forthcoming edition of the UIC Law Review.
Professor Shakira Pleasant
  • SEALS activities
    • She moderated the Prospective Law Teachers Mock Job Interviews and participated as a discussant for an Aspiring Law Teacher presentation.
    • She was a discussant for another Aspiring Law Teacher presentation.
    • She represented UIC Law at the Steering Committee Meeting and moderated a discussion group.
    • She presented a work-in-progress.
Professor Kim Ricardo
  • She accepted an appointment to the UIC Public Safety Board.
  • She published a new blog article with Joy Kanwar (Brooklyn Law School): Self-Made: Introducing Avatars in the Online Law Classroom.
  • She provided comments to Injustice Watch about police violence in Chicago.
  • She was quoted in a Chicago Reader story on proposed legislation that would put members of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police on the state’s commission that reviews torture allegations against police.


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