Faculty Activities and Publications | March 2016

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Professor Maureen Collins

  • She was a panelist at the INTA Career Panel for Law Students.

Assistant Professor Lurene Contento

  • She will continue as chair of the Association of Legal Writing Specialists for two more years. Her term will end July 2018.

Professor Ardath Hamann

  • She conducted a seminar on estate planning for clients of Habitat for Humanity in Chicago.

Professor Ann Lousin

  • She appeared on Politics Tonight to discuss two cases handed down by the Illinois Supreme Court.
  • She provided comments to ABC 7 Chicago regarding the dispute between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union.
  • She provided comments to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in “one person, one vote”.

Professor Mary Nagel

  • She was a panel member at the Externship 8 conference held at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The panel spoke on “Using Teaching Modules to Enhance the Externship Experience.”

Associate Dean Anthony Niedwiecki

  • He signed a letter, along with other law professors and legal scholars from across the country, calling on U.S. Senate leaders to fulfill their constitutional obligation to consider a U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

Professor Samuel Olken

  • He published the following article The Refracted Constitution: Classical Liberalism and the Lessons of History, 101 Iowa L. Rev.

Professor Timothy O’Neill

  • He provided comments to the Christian Science Monitor regarding how the U.S. Supreme Court might change if Merrick Garland is selected to fill the current vacancy.
  • He published a column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin titled Juvenile justice long time coming, but maybe Illinois bill can lead way.

Clinical Professor Damian Ortiz
Director, Pro Bono Clinic 

  • He has been re-appointed to the IARDC Hearing Board for an additonal one year term.

Professor Steven Schwinn

  • He provided comments to the Christian Science Monitor regarding the possible outcomes of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving the Affordable Care Act.
  • He published an argument analysis on SCOTUSblog regarding the case Simmons v. Himmelreich.
  • He signed the “Statement of  Constitutional Law Scholars on the Supreme Court Vacancy,” a letter written by constitutional law scholars urging President Obama and the U.S. Senate to fulfill their constitutional duties with regard to the vacancy that exists on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • He provided comments to Medill Reports regarding possible outcomes in a U.S. Supreme Court abortion case.
  • He published an argument preview on SCOTUSblog titled When does a court’s dismissal of a prisoner’s federal tort claims act case foreclose a parallel Bivens claim? 
  • He published the following columns for ABA Preview:
    • Religious Freedom: Zubik v. Burwell, 6 ABA Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 219 (March 21, 2016).
    • Voting Rights: Wittman v. Personhuballah, 6 ABA Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 236 (March 21, 2016).
    • Voting Rights: Wittman v. Personhuballah, 6 ABA Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 236 (March 21, 2016).
  • He made the following presentations:
    • The Past and Future of Marriage Equality, DuPage County Social Studies Conference (for high school teachers) (March 4, 2016).
    • Immigration Policy, by Executive Order, DuPage County Social Studies Conference (for high school teachers) (March 4, 2016).

Professor Paul Wangerin

  • He published the following article: “Deemed” Security Interests in UCC Article 9: Avoiding Traps for the Unwary, 14 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 79

Adjunct Faculty

Bill McGrath
Associate Director, Center for Information Technology & Privacy Law

  • He published an article for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin titled Holy copyright, Batmobile in the fold. 

E. Leonard Rubin

  • He published an article for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin titled A happier ‘Happy Birthday’ for you.
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