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  • RESCHEDULED: TO APRIL 15: Ryan Bioethicist will examine legal questions on death
    the 2015 John Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence lecture at the Southern Illinois University School of Law Center for Health Law and Policy Pope will address When Are You Dead Expanding Objections to Brain Death and Recommended Responses at 5 p m Wednesday April 15 in the courtroom in the Hiram H Lesar Law Building The lecture is free and the public is encouraged to attend Media Advisory Reporters photographer and camera crews are welcome to cover the lecture To make arrangements for interviews or for more information on the lecture contact Alicia Ruiz the law school s director of communications and outreach at 618 453 8700 For the lecture in Springfield contact Karen Carlson at 217 545 2155 W Eugene Basanta the law school s Southern Illinois Healthcare professor emeritus and health law and policy center director emeritus said Pope will examine how the law defines death and the associated implications For several decades neurological brain death has been legally established in the United States and throughout the world Yet laws in California New York and New Jersey require hospitals to continue physiological support such as a ventilator and there is an increasing push for similar accommodations in other states Defining death is at least in part a cultural issue Furthermore it can have practical consequences for care providers and policymakers Basanta said For example a clinician and hospital can deem a patient is dead and move to take them off a ventilator but then be threatened with a lawsuit by the family if that occurs There can be real practical challenges The more we can do from a health care standpoint the more technology we have the more challenges we face Basanta said At 8 30 a m Friday April 17 Pope will discuss futile care and the

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/02-27-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • BLSA Program: The African American Experience in New Orleans
    Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Breadcrumb Navigation Home School of Law News 2015 BLSA Program The African American Experience in New Orleans Share this page BLSA Program The African American Experience in New Orleans February 26 2015 Program Speakers from left William Burton Jr Twinette Johnson Robert Anthony Ketchens In recognition of Black History Month SIU Law s Black Law Student Association BLSA hosted a program that explored the African American Experience in New Orleans The program included artist talks by William Burton Jr and Robert A Ketchens about their experiences researching and creating art that portrays the history of jazz music This is the second part of a series documenting the African American contributions to American music Last year BLSA hosted a program about the first part of the series which documented the birth of Blues in the Mississippi Delta region A Song from the Field An Investigation of the Black Experience in the Delta Art from both exhibits is on display at the 14th Street Artist Community Gallery in St Louis Mo where Burton and Ketchens are resident artists Following the artist talks Assistant Professor Twinette Johnson presented Civil Rights and Mardi Gras As a native of New Orleans Johnson shared her memories and photos of growing up with the experience of the Mardi Gras festival primarily as special family time After giving an overview of the Mardi Gras Parade Krewes she discussed the ordinance introduced by New Orleans City Council Woman Dorothy Mae Taylor in 1991 to desegregate the krewes In its final form Taylor s ordinance would prohibit any club marching society or parade organization sponsoring public Mardi Gras activities from excluding anyone from membership because of race color creed religion national origin sexual orientation ancestry or unreasonably excluding anyone based on age sex

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/02-26-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Assistant Professor Twinette Johnson featured in Daily Egyptian article
    School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Breadcrumb Navigation Home School of Law News 2015 Assistant Professor Twinette Johnson featured in Daily Egyptian article Share this page Assistant Professor Twinette Johnson featured in Daily Egyptian article February 17 2015 Assistant Professor and Director of Academic Support Twinette Johnson was featured in the Daily Egyptian s article Inspired by Martin Luther King now inspiring students One of the

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/02-17-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • SIU Alert
    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 Alert Share this page SIU Alert Administrative Closure February 15 2015 SIU Carbondale classes are canceled and offices closed for 24 hours beginning at 6

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/02-15-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Beatty Jurist-in-Residence Annette Eckert to discuss problem-solving courts
    to the public Media Advisory Reporters photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the lecture To arrange for interviews or for more information on the event contact Alicia Ruiz the law school s director of communication and outreach at 618 453 8700 As judge Eckert created and directed several of the problem solving courts in the judicial circuit comprised of Monroe Perry Randolph St Clair and Washington counties The initial problem solving court in St Clair County involved domestic violence cases and began in 1996 Eckert will discuss the costs both monetarily and social of incarceration and how problem solving courts such as for drug domestic violence and mental health cases help to address those challenges Eckert retired as resident circuit judge in St Clair County in 2010 For the last eight of her 20 years as judge she presided over felony cases She remains active serving as director of the county s teen court and serving as an instructor in criminal justice and recruitment adviser at Lindenwood University Belleville Eckert said the purpose of problem solving courts is to promote outcomes that benefit offenders and society By treating underlying issues that result in criminal behavior the less likely a person is to commit further crimes she said Eckert points to a 2013 Pew Research Study projecting federal prison costs would reach 6 9 billion by the end of 2014 and that prison related budgets are the second fastest growing expense to state budgets Texas which planned to build three new prisons about a decade ago scrapped those plans and instead put the funds toward drug courts and treatment The result was a lower crime rate and 3 percent decrease in inmates allowing the state to close three prisons she said In South Carolina creating alternatives to prison for

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/02-06-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Phoebe Bowers, Class of '03, sworn in as associate judge in 6th Judicial Circuit of Illinois
    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 Phoebe Bowers Class of 03 sworn in as associate judge in 6th Judicial Circuit of Illinois Share this page Phoebe Bowers Class of 03 sworn in as associate judge in 6th Judicial Circuit of Illinois January 26 2015 Phoebe Bowers a 2003

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  • Lance Trover, Class of '06, named communications director for Gov. Rauner
    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 Lance Trover Class of 06 named communications director for Gov Rauner Share this page Lance Trover Class of 06 named communications director for Gov Rauner January 15 2015 Lance

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  • Second Annual 'Business Boot Camp' starts Thursday
    Thursday January 13 2015 University Communications and Marketing Read Southern Illinoisan article The Southern Illinois University School of Law will host a program this week that focuses on preparing students to effectively communicate and advise business clients Reporters photographers and camera crews are welcome to attend the second Business Boot Camp Thursday and Friday Jan 15 16 in the Hiram H Lesar Law Building at Southern Illinois University Carbondale The workshop runs from 8 a m to 4 p m each day The approximately 40 law students in the boot camp will each receive one credit hour for taking the course The workshop will include lectures case discussion problems and simulation The media is welcome to attend any of the sessions but a panel discussion of practicing attorneys on careers in business and transactional law from 4 to 5 p m Friday is recommended The discussion will be in room 206 A reception will follow and offer a good opportunity for interviews with students and faculty Career panelists are Mark Camero vice president legal with Smiths Microwave Business Unit Tampa Fla and law school alumni Martine Jackson a partner with Rhode and Jackson P C Carbondale Carson Maricle an associate

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2015/01-13-2015.html (2016-02-12)
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