Faculty Activities & Publications | May 2014

Professor Benjamin Liu

He is spending the summer in Japan as a guest of Japan’s Institute of Intellectual Property and the 2014-15 Researcher Invitation Program. Liu is studying comparative patent law under the Industrial Property Research Promotion Project entrusted by the Japan Patent Office.

Professor Ann Lousin

Her guest column, “Four who believed in the Illinois Constitution,” which appeared in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, received a certificate of merit from the Illinois State Historical Society in the law related history category. The award was presented in April.

Professor Lousin also made two television appearances.  She was a guest on the program “Women in Politics” on WYCC on May 16, 2014. And, she appeared on CLTV’s “Politics Tonight” May 21, 2014, addressing constitutional law issues from People v. Keating, the stoplight camera case, and on the petitions filed by the Fair Map group regarding redistricting.

On June 12, Professor Lousin was a panelist for the “Women in Politics,” program on WYCC-TV, part of the station’s “In the loop” series. The topic was how women fare when they run for public office today.

Professor Mark Wojcik

He is being honored on June 20, 2014, with the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Community Leadership Award presented by ISBA’s Standing Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The award honors Wojcik who “by individual example and education, works to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and who has worked towards fostering an understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and the legal issues of concern to them.”

Professor Hugh Mundy

He was interviewed by a reporter for ABC7-TV on how a new chemical can be used to determine DNA in crime scenes. The segment aired June 17.

Director Michael Schlesinger

Business Enterprise Law Clinic

He was a presenter at the 2014 Transactional Clinical Conference on April 26, 2014, in Chicago.  His presentation was  “Working with Outside Counsel: A Common Nontraditional Model.”

Schlesinger addressed the Chicago Area Region of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) about the Business Enterprise Law Clinic, its mission and impact. The program was June 19, 2014.

Adjunct Professor Robin B. Murphy

His article “Silence as Self-Incrimination after Salinas v. Texas,” an article appears in the April 2014 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal. After the Salinas decision, non-custodial suspects must expressly invoke the right to remain silent or their silence can be held against them. In the article, Murphy reviews the case and Illinois state law that provides some evidentiary protection for defendants.

Adjunct Professor Angelique Palmer

She was selected as one of 14 Fellows for the prestigious and highly competitive 2014 American Arbitration Association A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellows Program. For the next year she will participate in immersion in neutral and alternative dispute resolution training.  Palmer was selected for the honor as an exceptional arbitrator and someone who shows promise as a future ADR leader.

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