Faculty Activities & Publications | February 2015

Dean John E. Corkery

Dean Corkery was reappointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

Professors Shahram Dana and Stuart Ford

Both professors spoke at an Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law symposium on criminal law.

Professor Marc Ginsberg

He was appointed Professor-Reporter to the Civil Justice Committee of the Illinois Supreme Court until December 2015.

His newest law review article, “Informed Consent And The Differential Diagnosis: How The Law Can Overestimate Patient Autonomy And Compromise Health Care,” is the lead article in the latest edition of the Wayne State University Law Review.

The Association of American Law Schools highlighted this — as well as his guest blog posts for HealthLawProf Blog and a U.S. Supreme Court petition citation of his Louisiana Law Review article — in two newsletters in Winter 2014.

Professor Celeste Hammond

Professor Hammond was interviewed by NBC-5 about the new sale of the Willis Tower and what it might mean for Chicago’s commercial real estate market.

Professor Jason Kilborn

He was interviewed by The New York Times for a story about casino operator Caesars Entertainment filing for bankruptcy protection in Chicago.

He was interviewed by BadCredit.org for a story about presidents who passed landmark consumer finance laws.

Professor Daryl Lim

His book, Patent Misuse and Antitrust: Empirical, Doctrinal and Policy Perspectives, has received international review and praise. It has been reviewed by the U.K.’s World Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property and the World Competition Law and Economics Review, which called the book, “a thorough study of a fascinating area of law that is more relevant than ever.”

He and just three other law professors joined major technology companies like Apple and Microsoft in making patent policy recommendations to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

He was interviewed by CT Financial News about the antitrust law concerns involved with Staples attempting to purchase Office Depot.

Professor Doris Long

Her columns on branding local art, avoiding a “Sony-style” information attack and “plain packaging” laws were published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Professor Ann Lousin

She was interviewed by Bloomberg about the ongoing legal case involving Illinois’s pension problems.

She was interviewed by the Chicago Sun-Times about a possible bill outlining how to handle lawmaker vacancies, in the aftermath of the sudden death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

She appeared on “Politics Tonight” to discuss special elections out of Topinka’s death.

She spoke with Thomson Reuters about special districts within Illinois for a story about a new water district in southeastern Michigan.

Her column on the Treaty of Ghent was published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Professor Timothy O’Neill

His columns on flaws of the U.S. criminal justice system, in-court identification and “conservatism” within the U.S. Supreme Court were published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Professor Steven Schwinn

He provided comments to National Public Radio (WBEZ-AM) and Arise TV on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear opponents of the Affordable Care Act.

His column on Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s approach to public-sector unions was published by Crain’s Chicago Business.

He was the facilitator for a sub-committee (for best books) for the ABA Silver Gavel Awards.

Professor Debra Pogrund Stark

She presented a program before the CBA’s Consumer Law Committee titled “Consumer Financial Implications of Domestic Violence.”

Adjunct Professor Frank Cummings

He was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA for a story on the U.S. Department of Labor’s re-proposal of a key fiduciary rule.

Adjunct Professor Kevin Hull

Kevin Hull was featured in the March issue of Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s “Lawyers With Style” section.

His column on what prompted him to serve and give back the community was published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Adjunct Professor William McGrath

His column on why particular phrases can’t be trademarked was published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Hon. Sheila Murphy (ret.)

The Illinois Judges Association honored her with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Michael Schlesinger

He was interviewed by Medill News Service for an online broadcast piece about the issues faced by female entrepreneurs.


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