Faculty Activities & Publications | January 2014


Associate Dean Ralph Ruebner
The Illinois Supreme Court reappointed him as Professor-Reporter of the Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence for a one-year term expiring December 31, 2014. This is his second term.

Professor Marc Ginsberg
The Illinois Supreme Court has reappointed him as Professor-Reporter to the Committee on Discovery Procedures. He will serve through Dec. 31, 2014.

He accepted an invitation to be a guest blogger for HealthLawProf Blog for 2014.

Professor Celeste Hammond
She moderated the panel “Legal Issues Impacting Real Estate” for the 12th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference presented by Real Estate Publishing Group. The program was Jan. 22, 2014, at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago.

Professor Mark Wojcik
He provided an update of international court decisions to the International Courts Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law on Dec. 11, 2013.

He was a panelist at the Feb. 7 ABA mid-year meeting discussing Russia’s legal limits on its gay citizens, and will discuss responses to that law, including effects on corporate sponsors of the Olympic Games, and what efforts can be made to improve the human rights situation for LGBT persons in Russia.

Professor Kathryn Kennedy
She was a speaker Feb. 7, 2014, at the 2014 American Bar Association (ABA) Midyear Meeting for the ABA Young Lawyers’ Division discussion on “DOMA Overruled: Implications for Health Care Plans and Other Employee Benefits.”

On Jan. 25, 2014, she served as moderator for the ABA Midyear Meeting of the Section of Taxation for its discussion of “Continued Aftermath of the Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision.”

She served as a drafter of supplemental comments by the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law on the proposed extension of Missing Participants Program to Individual Account Plans at its meeting Jan. 13, 2014.

Professor Kennedy was a speaker at the Association of American Law Schools meeting Jan. 4, 2014, in New York City. She addressed “How Can Lifetime Income Be Made a Desirable Retirement Plan Distribution Option?” for the Section on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.

She was a co-speaker, with Professor Steven Schwinn, at the Faculty Works-In-Progress series in October 2013. They discussed “Aftermath of the Supreme Court’s DOMA Decisions.”

Professor Ann Lousin
She assisted Sun-Times reporter David McKinney on Feb. 7, 2014, regarding lawsuit issues centering around Florida nursing home in which Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is said to have financial interests.

Professor Kim Chanbonpin
Her article, “‘It’s a Kakou Thing’: The DADT Repeal and a New Vocabulary of Anti-Subordination,” has been accepted for publication in 2014 by the University of California-Irvine Law Review.

She has written the chapter “Legal Writing, the Remix” for the upcoming publication Hip Hop and the Law: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement being published by Carolina Academic Press in 2014.

Her work on larceny and robbery have been published in The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.


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