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  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution | School of Law | SIU
    3 cr Alternative Dispute Resolution 3 cr Trial Advocacy 3 cr Students must elect one of the following courses 3 credit hours Advanced Appellate Advocacy 3 cr Negotiation 3 cr Mediation Skills 3 cr Students must take at least 3 credit hours in a course that contains a significant experiential component related to litigation or dispute resolution The following courses may be used to presumptively fulfill this requirement if taken for the indicated minimum number of credit hours Civil Practice Clinic if more than 50 of work is litigation related as certified by Clinic instructor 3 cr Domestic Violence Clinic 3 cr Juvenile Justice Clinic 3 cr Judicial Externship 3 cr Public Interest Externship in a litigation placement approved by the Externship Coordinator and the Faculty Advisor 3 cr Advanced Appellate Advocacy 3 cr Advanced Appellate Moot Court 5 cr Advanced Trial Team 4 cr Advanced Trial Advocacy 3 cr Advanced Appellate Advocacy and Advanced Appellate Moot Court cannot be used to fulfill more than one requirement Other courses may also be approved to meet this requirement if at least 50 of the course work is based on litigation or dispute resolution focused topics The Faculty Advisor has discretion to determine if a course other than those listed above meets the experiential requirement In addition to the courses listed above students seeking this specialization must either produce a rigorously researched law journal quality paper sufficient to meet the School of Law s Senior Writing Requirement on a litigation or dispute resolution focused topic or participate in Advanced Appellate Moot Court For example the following courses would qualify A Senior Writing Seminar if the student produces a law journal length and quality paper or an equivalent aggregate of small papers on a litigation or dispute resolution related topic Any course that

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/curriculum/specializations/litigation-dispute-resolution.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Student Programs | School of Law | SIU
    Clinics Breadcrumb Navigation Home Academics Clinics Civil Practice Elderly Student Programs Share this page Student Programs Course Instructors Clinical Professor Rebecca O Neill Clinical Assistant Professor Heidi Ramos Clinic Director John Erbes The Civil Practice Elderly Clinic is open to any student who has completed the first year of legal studies and is in good academic standing See the School of Law Rules relating to Clinics and Field Placements document for more details about enrollment in clinical courses Those students who wish to utilize an Illinois Student Practice License 711 License must have completed 45 hours of law credit and be in good academic standing Having a 711 License allows students to represent clients and appear in court under the supervision of a licensed attorney Students who have not completed the requirements for obtaining a 711 License may still enroll in the course but the work they can perform is more limited Students who enroll in the Civil Practice Elderly Clinic work with an experienced clinic attorney to help provide civil legal services to senior citizens from a 13 county area in Southern Illinois Each student is assigned to a supervising attorney and is responsible for several cases Legal Skills Students represent clients from the intake interview through the completion of their case whenever possible Students improve or enhance the following legal skills through this clinical experience Factual Investigation Client Interviewing and Counseling Legal Research and Writing Developing and Implementing Legal Theories Drafting and Reviewing Legal Documents Filing Papers and Working with the Circuit Clerks Representing Clients in Court Negotiating with Opposing Counsel Working with Other Attorneys and Staff in a Law Office Setting File Management and Case Management In addition to representing clients students have regular class meetings to learn the substantive legal areas most commonly encountered in working

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/clinics/civil-practice-clinic/student-programs.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Public Programs | School of Law | SIU
    condition for services You will not be asked about your financial condition in order to obtain services The Legal Clinic reserves the right to control the intake of cases to insure the best educational experience for the students enrolled Types of Services Provided The program provides a full range of civil legal services to those 60 and over These services include the drafting of simple wills and powers of attorney assistance with securing public benefits and entitlements including Social Security Medicare Medicaid and Veteran s benefits In addition the clinic handles family law divorce etc matters consumer problems and public utilities problems The clinic also assists families of those who are no longer able to care for themselves or their property with the difficult issues arising out of the need for guardianship Attorneys and law students from the Legal Clinic provide educational and informative presentations to senior citizens on legal matters of concern to older persons Those not accepted as clients may still benefit from the educational programs provided each year Types of Services Not Provided The program does not provide legal assistance in criminal cases or provide representation in the probate of estates commercial or business matters cases in which an attorney s fee is determined by the amount of the recovery fee generating or contingency fee cases or cases which exceed the expertise of the clinic attorneys or do not provide appropriate educational experiences to the law students Clinic attorneys and students are governed by the Code of Professional Responsibility as are all lawyers and will decline to provide assistance in cases in which the client s position lacks merit Cost of Services The legal services provided by this program are provided without cost to the client Sometimes however it is necessary to pay filing fees service fees

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/clinics/civil-practice-clinic/public-programs.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Public Programs | School of Law | SIU
    their work in the clinic The students faculty and staff who work in the clinic are bound by the same ethical and professional requirements that apply to all lawyers and law offices That means among other things that the information clients give to the clinic is confidential Is There a Charge There is no charge for the services of the Domestic Violence Clinic In most domestic violence cases there are no filing fees to pay to the court If there are filing fees clients will be asked to pay those fees If a client cannot afford the fees we can ask the court to waive the fees How to Obtain Services Victims of domestic violence are normally referred to the Domestic Violence Clinic by a victim advocate who has assisted the victim in obtaining an emergency order of protection To meet with a victim advocate contact one of the sites listed below Victims may also call the clinic at 618 536 4423 Shelter Programs with Victim Advocates Jackson County Women s Center of Carbondale 24 hour hotline 1 800 334 2094 or business hours 618 529 2324 TTY 866 979 6636 or 618 351 1706 Williamson County Women s Center Satellite Office 618 997 0949 Union County Women s Shelter 618 833 4382 Public Offices with Victim Advocates Jackson County Sheriff s Dept 618 687 1303 Carbondale Police Dept 618 457 3200 ext 447 Williamson County State s Attorney s Office 618 997 1301 ext 243 Union County State s Attorney s Office 618 833 7216 Can anyone guarantee safety An order of protection is not a guarantee of safety Even after the court issues an order a victim of domestic violence should continue to plan for safety The Domestic Violence Clinic does not discriminate in provision of services or

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/clinics/domestic-clinic/public-programs.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Student Programs | School of Law | SIU
    who wish to utilize an Illinois Student Practice License 711 License must have completed 45 hours of law credit and be in good academic standing Having a 711 License allows students to represent clients and appear in court under the supervision of a licensed attorney Students who have not completed the requirements for obtaining a 711 License may still enroll in the course but the work they can perform is more limited In the Domestic Violence Clinic students work with the course instructor who is an experienced clinic attorney in representing victims of domestic violence in Jackson Williamson and Union counties In most cases students will be representing clients who are seeking orders of protection Because such cases are completed quickly after they are filed students can expect to handle cases from the initial interview to a final court appearance The course instructor supervises all legal work Students in the Domestic Violence Clinic learn and practice skills that are essential to any law practice In an average order of protection case students will interview the client prepare the client for a hearing appear before the court in a contested or uncontested hearing prepare an order for the court and follow through with the necessary steps to make the order enforceable To accomplish all of these tasks takes skills in communication counseling problem solving investigation and case management In addition to representing clients the Domestic Violence Clinic has a classroom component in which students learn the history of domestic violence the current approach to domestic violence and some of the problems with that approach Students are also required to observe the court in action and assess what impact the court has on a victim and a perpetrator of domestic violence Domestic Violence Victim Representation Program Although not a clinical program students

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/clinics/domestic-clinic/student-programs.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Center Faculty & Staff | School of Law | SIU
    Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Centers Programs Breadcrumb Navigation Home Academics Centers Programs Center for Health Law Policy Center Faculty Staff Share this page Center Faculty Staff The Center for Health Law and Policy faculty includes Southern Illinois University School of Law faculty many of whom are cross appointed in the Department of Medical Humanities in the School of Medicine and School of Medicine faculty who hold appointment on the School of Law faculty Center for Health Law and Policy Faculty Jennifer Brobst Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Assistant Professor of Law Cheryl Anderson Professor of Law W Eugene Basanta Southern Illinois Healthcare Professor of Law Emeritus Adjunct Faculty Michele Mekel Adjunct Professor of Law School of Law Marsha Ryan Adjunct Professor of Law William Sherwood Adjunct Professor of Law Wenona Whitfield Adjunct Professor of Law Clinical Faculty John Erbes Clinical Associate Professor of Law Valerie Munson Clinical Assistant Professor Rebecca J O Neill Clinical Professor of Law Gail Thomas Clinical Assistant Professor Affiliated Cross Appointed Faculty Ted LeBlang Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Law SIU Schools of Medicine and Law Carolyn Pointer Assistant Professor Medical Humanities Bethany Spielman Professor Medical Humanities Professor of Medical

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/academics/center-programs/health-law-policy/faculty-staff.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Health Policy Institute | School of Law | SIU
    State Medical Society Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and SIU School of Medicine Department of Medical Humanities This program is supported in part by funds from the First Health Medical Provider Class represented by SL Chapman LLC Overview Where people get their health care how they get it and who provides it are all in a state of dramatic transformation in the United States This transformation is driven by an array of forces Patients want more convenient easily accessible care Payors both public and private and employers want quality care that is more cost effective and efficient Providers hospitals physician and others are driven to change how they deliver care by the competitive opportunities and threats that surround them And technological innovations such as smart phones and other mobile devices allow for care to be delivered in new and different ways All of these changes have profound implications for physicians and the practice of medicine One example of this transformation is the physician e visit Currently various companies offer physician consultations to patients via video for non emergency conditions and for short term prescriptions Employers and health plans as well as individuals can subscribe to such services Another example is the emergence of retail medical clinics Such clinics have grown rapidly in recent years increasing nationwide from about 250 in 2007 to nearly 1900 in 2015 The 2015 Southern Illinois Healthcare Southern Illinois University Health Policy Institute is intended to educate attendees including physicians about various facets of this changing delivery environment including the legal medical and policy issues these changes raise Pogram The Resurgence of Narrow Networks in a Retail Delivery World Mark Rust Managing Partner of the Chicago office of the law firm of Barnes Thornburg and the Chair of the firm s national Healthcare Department Mobile Health

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  • Ryan Bioethicist in Residence | School of Law | SIU
    medical students in Carbondale and Springfield organize interdisciplinary educational activities for students residents and faculty from both institutions be available to mentor law and medicine students offer a public lecture on his or her scholarship as it relates to law and medicine and be invited to submit a written version of this lecture for publication in the Journal of Legal Medicine past programs 2015 Ryan Bioethicist Thaddeus Mason Pope J D Ph D Director Health Law Institute Hamline University School of Law April 15 17 2015 April 15 2015 at 5 p m Public lecture in Carbondale When Are You Dead Expanding Objections to Brain Death and Recommended Responses For decades the determination of death by neurological criteria brain death has been legally established as death in all U S jurisdictions and in most developed countries on Earth Furthermore not only are the standards for determining death well settled but so are the practical consequences of the determination Once a patient is determined dead clinicians typically discontinue physiological support except for organ procurement But notwithstanding this legal consensus laws in three states New Jersey New York and California require hospitals to accommodate families who object to brain death Recently there has been an increasing push for similar accommodation in other states How should clinicians and policymakers respond 1 0 hour CLE To register email aruiz siu edu Thaddeus Mason Pope JD PhD is Director of the Health Law Institute and Associate Professor of Law at Hamline University He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College Professor Pope has over 100 publications in leading medical journals law reviews bar journals nursing journals bioethics journals and

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