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  • Fountaine receives Fulbright IEA France grant
    of 12 U S higher education administrators who were selected to participate in the Fulbright International Education Administrators IEA program The Fulbright IEA France program is designed to help U S senior level university administrators deans provosts vice presidents and presidents create connections with the societal cultural and higher education systems in France SIU School of Law has strong connections in Germany and the United Kingdom so France is a natural place to expand our connections in Europe Fountaine said I want to develop connections with French law schools to facilitate faculty collaboration in research and teaching as well as possible student exchanges and study abroad opportunities She also hopes that a deeper understanding of the French system of legal education will inform her thinking about ways to improve legal education at SIU and in the United States In a time of dramatic change in American legal education I think that it is important for law deans to be knowledgeable about the strengths and challenges faced by other countries legal education systems In 2009 10 before beginning work as the dean of the SIU School of Law Fountaine participated as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Bayreuth in Germany That experience along with the connections she established there inspired her to collaborate with other SIU Law faculty members to create a Legal Globalization Germany course at SIU That course has now been offered five times and served as the model for Legal Globalization courses in Australia Cuba South Africa and Botswana and Japan Fountaine also led a group of legal and medical professionals to Germany in 2014 for a continuing education program Nuremberg s Legacy Law Medicine and Ethics Participants in the upcoming program in France will visit institutions in Rennes Paris and Strasbourg The program includes briefings

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/08-26-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • SIU Law welcomes new students
    Prospective Students Information for Employers Current Students Information for Alumni Our People Deans Faculty Administrative Professional Staff Civil Service Staff Alumni Law Library Give to the School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Breadcrumb Navigation Home School of Law News 2015 SIU Law welcomes new students Share this page SIU Law welcomes new students August 22 2015 The members of the Class of 2018 came to SIU Law from 24 states one foreign country and 64 undergraduate institutions To the classroom they bring their experiences in jobs including corrections officer senior credit analyst educational leadership consultant certified nursing assistant and phlebotomist law enforcement officer teacher sales director certified pharmacy technician Eleven hold graduate degrees in fields including English literature healthcare management business administration criminal justice nonprofit leadership legal studies public administration and civil engineering Some have served the United States through the military reserves or active duty They have volunteered their time with local youth as tutors and athletic coaches and with organizations including Habitat for Humanity Meals on Wheels United Way American Cancer Society and Make A Wish Foundation As they concluded their orientation activities on Friday they worked together at a volunteer service project for

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/08-22-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Access to Justice for Rural Veterans: Policy, Law and Health Care
    poll by the institute showed differences between rural and urban Illinoisans opinions to challenges that veterans face Delio Calzolari institute associate director said One of the hopes of the conference is to draw attention to these rural urban differences explore further why they exist and begin conversations about how public policy or public and private collaborations can help better situate all veterans in the state Calzolari said He is a former U S Navy lieutenant and reservist who was an officer in charge of an explosive ordinance disposal unit area search detachment Presenters include Christopher W Behan associate law school dean and associate professor Behan came to the law school in 2006 after serving on active duty for nearly 11 years with the U S Army Judge Advocate General s Corps Other presenters are Brian Clauss executive director of the John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic Richard Kulich veterans justice outreach coordinator with the U S Department of Veterans Affairs and Edward Farmer a staff attorney with the Marshall law school veterans legal support center and clinic Due to meal considerations guests should register no later than June 24 Registration and conference information are at paulsimoninstitute siu edu vetcon registration is also available by contacting Barb Smith at the SIU School of Law at 618 453 3258 Calzolari said he has come in contact with several veterans who struggle with barriers to physical and mental health services employment and housing The issues often are compounded in rural areas due to fewer public and non profit services and transportation If those who have served can have easier access to the legal system to efficiently remove barriers to health care employment and housing not only have we helped our nation keep its obligation to servicemen and women but

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/06-15-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Sharpen Law Skills With a Master of Legal Studies
    Share this page Sharpen Law Skills With a Master of Legal Studies June 04 2015 Delece Smith Barrow When Chad Beights a sergeant at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale police department wanted to raise his profile at work as well as broaden his skills he considered studying criminal justice or public administration But the school s Master of Legal Studies program offered him something he couldn t refuse flexibility As an MLS student you can take whichever classes you want within their guidelines says Beights who graduated from the program in May Beights is interested in employment law and SIU Carbondale let him take classes in employment discrimination labor law and negotiations as well as courses in criminal law and evidence which can help him in his current job he says He hopes the degree will make him more marketable in the future Ask these four questions to decide if you should go to law school I wanted something to fall back onto and the ability to have another career says Beights who hopes the degree will position him to one day work in an administrative role in law enforcement Master of Legal Studies programs are an option for learning

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/06-04-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Health Policy Institute will explore alternative health care delivery methods
    it s harkening back to a time when doctors made house calls she said This is particularly important in rural areas where specialists may be miles away hospitals are not readily available or people have acute or critical conditions and they are homebound Among the presenters are Dr Feliciano Pele Yu a pediatrician and chief medical officer at the St Louis Children s Hospital and Catherine Hungate a nurse who is the certified telehealth coordinator at Southern Illinois Healthcare Both Yu and Hungate are involved with telemedicine now and will provide a really interesting local dimension to the types of things we are talking about W Eugene Basanta the Southern Illinois Healthcare professor of law emeritus and a professor in the SIU School of Medicine s Department of Medical Humanities said Legal and policy issues that arise with the changing alternative delivery landscape include liability jurisdiction and licensing privacy interests and information storage For example a concern might be whether a doctor in another state must also have a license to practice in Illinois if they are virtually seeing patients who reside there Basanta said The technological innovations may require states to review current regulations A goal in delivering health care is to create a balance in quality cost and access Basanta said Another recent change companies offering on site health care clinics for employees is reminiscent of a company store or doctor Dr Diana Han another presenter is the chief medical officer global medical director for General Electric s Appliances Lighting business She leads a health services team responsible for on site delivery of occupational and preventive health services and programs Other presenters include Mark Rust managing partner of the Chicago office of Barnes Thornburg LLP and chair of the firm s national health care department Nathan Cortez associate

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/05-18-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Adam Riley, 2L, selected as an editor for Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium Issue
    Friends Employers Breadcrumb Navigation Home School of Law News 2015 Adam Riley 2L selected as an editor for Harvard Journal of Law Public Policy Symposium Issue Share this page Adam Riley 2L selected as an editor for Harvard Journal of Law Public Policy Symposium Issue May 10 2015 SIU law student Adam Riley has been selected to serve on the editorial board for the symposium issue of the Harvard Journal of Law Public Policy Riley is the first student from SIU to be selected for this prestigious position He also serves as the managing editor for the Southern Illinois University Law Journal and as the president of SIU s chapter of The Federalist Society I am very humbled by the selection Riley said It is very exciting to have the opportunity to work with one of the most widely circulated student edited journals in the country I am hopeful that my selection will bring some recognition to both our law school and our Federalist Society chapter The issue will fe ature articles written by judges and legal scholars who presented at the Law and Innovation symposium in February 2015 at the University of Chicago Law School Riley will work on

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/05-10-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • School of Law Commencement Ceremony is May 15
    Carbondale campus In addition six graduates will receive a Master of Laws degree and three graduates will receive Master of Legal Studies degrees SIU President Randy Dunn will confer the degrees at the ceremony led by School of Law Dean Cynthia Fountaine The commencement is free and open to the public A 1993 SIU School of Law graduate Rosenstengel is a federal judge for the U S District Court for the Southern District of Illinois who was appointed by President Barack Obama On May 19 2014 she became the first woman to serve as a federal judge in the Southern District of Illinois While in law school she was president of the moot court board and Casenote and Comment editor for the Southern Illinois University Law Journal After graduation Rosenstengel worked from 1993 to 1998 as an associate at Sandberg Phoenix von Gontard where her practice primarily involved products liability medical malpractice and Jones Act litigation From 1998 to 2009 she was a law clerk to U S District Judge G Patrick Murphy and from 2009 to 2014 she served as Clerk of the Court in the same district Rosenstengel earned a bachelor s degree in 1990 from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Assistant Professor of Law Jennifer Camero who was named this year s Outstanding Professor by the graduating class and Martin Parsons who was chosen by his classmates to represent the Class of 2015 will also speak at the ceremony The ceremony will also recognize Joan Kagezi the Ugandan international crimes prosecutor who was assassinated March 30 with the law school s Rule of Law Citation The citation is a formal recognition by the law school faculty of the important tradition of the legal profession that requires lawyers to stand firm in support of liberty and

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/05-04-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Sean Smoot ('95) discusses his work on the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing
    faculty about his work as one of 11 members of the President s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Watch video of his presentation Smoot is the Director and Chief Legal Counsel for the Police Benevolent Protective Association of Illinois and the Police Benevolent Labor Committee He also serves as the elected treasurer of the National Association of Police Organizations and is a member of the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard University Excerpt from his prepared r emarks Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential in a democracy It is key to the stability of our communities the integrity of our criminal justice system and the safe and effective delivery of policing services In light of the recent events that have exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect and serve on December 18 2014 President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the Task Force on 21st Century Policing I was honored to be appointed by the President and to serve as one of the eleven Task Force Members The President charged the task force with identifying current best practices and offering recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust The task force held listening sessions in Washington D C Phoenix AZ and Cincinnati OH These session brought the 11 members of the Task Force together with more than 120 individuals from diverse stakeholder groups law enforcement officers and executives community members civic leaders advocates researchers academics and others to study the problems from all perspectives The resulting task force recommendations each with action items are organized around six main topic areas or pillars Building Trust and Legitimacy Policy and Oversight Technology

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/04-28-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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