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  • Judge James R. Moore, Class of '77, assigned to 5th District Appellate Court of Illinois
    when Judge Bruce Stewart was elected to the Appellate Court in November 2006 After his appointment to the Circuit Court Judge Moore successfully ran for election in 2008 and was retained by voters in November I am fully appreciative of the high honor bestowed to me by this appointment Judge Moore said It is an important trust I shall endeavor to exert my full energy to fulfilling these duties I am thankful to God my wife Cindy my eight children and my 10 grandchildren for their love and support I would like to express my gratitude to the Supreme Court Justice Karmeier my predecessor Justice Spomer and my First Circuit colleagues for their confidence and support as well After obtaining his juris doctor degree cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1977 Judge Moore worked as an assistant city attorney for the City of Carbondale until he founded his own law firm two years later As a sole practitioner he was engaged in the general practice of law focusing on civil litigation municipal corporate bank and small business representation personal injury real estate probate and worker s compensation until his appointment to the bench in 2007 While in law school Judge Moore had assisted Professor Ted Kionka with his well known work Torts in a Nutshell He was also the recipient of the Faculty Research Scholarship and was on the Dean s List Judge Moore was also a distinguished undergraduate at SIU Majoring in economics with a minor in political science he accrued a 4 952 grade point average on a scale of 5 00 received University Highest Honors was on the President s List and was a member of the scholastic fraternity Phi Kappa Phi Judge Moore serves as a member of the Board of Trustees

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2014/12-29-2014.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Legal Writing Institute Comes to SIU School of Law
    the School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Breadcrumb Navigation Home School of Law News 2014 Legal Writing Institute Comes to SIU School of Law Share this page Legal Writing Institute Comes to SIU School of Law December 12 2014 Every year in December the Legal Writing Institute holds One Day Workshops for law professors at ten law schools around the country This year Southern Illinois University School of Law was chosen to be one of the host sites the first time a rural law school has been chosen The theme of SIU School of Law s workshop was Preparing Practice Ready Students The schedule included presentations by fifteen law professors shown above from nine different law schools on topics such as Writing for Judges Who Read on I Pads Involving the Local Bar in Legal Education and The Ethical Lawyering Course Professor Sue Liemer the Director of Lawyering Skills wrote the School of Law s application to host the workshop and organized the event Other SIU presenters included Professor Valerie Munson speaking on First Year Intensive Language Instruction 3L Kelli Anderson on Writing Across the Law School Curriculum Professor Angela Upchurch on Techniques for Flipping the

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2014/12-12-2014.html (2016-02-12)
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  • 2014 News Highlights & Slideshow
    Semester Information Rules Honor Code Career Services 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 2014 2014 News Highlights Slideshow Share this page 2014 News Highlights Slideshow December 12 2014 End of Year Slideshow Law

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2014/12-12b-2014.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Remembering Francisco del Granado,SIU Law Class of 2010
    He had just celebrated his 38th birthday on Dec 11 Survivors include his parents Félix Alfonso del Granado and María de la Gloria Rivero de Granado his brother Juan Javier and wife Rosa Luz his two nieces María José and María Fernanda and his brother Alfonso and wife Silvia Francisco was a vibrant young attorney who loved his family and his friends with a deeply felt passion He filled his days with meaningful work and relationships making a great impact on the world and all who knew him Francisco lived life to the fullest on his own terms Francisco s personal interests were many and varied he brought passion insight and intellectual curiosity to everything he took on Some of his favorite activities were taking walks saving antiques and collectibles travelling and playing with his beloved cat Aquiles He was well known for having an open heart open door and open arms It is clear that helping other people was important to Francisco and it is clear too where he got his commitment to serve others His second great uncle and namesake the Venerable Francisco María del Granado had been a saintly 19th century bishop who spent a lifetime serving the poor and Native American communities His fourth great grandfather the 1st Count of Cotoca had been a Spanish nobleman and physician who at the beginning of the 19th century traveled through some of the most remote regions of South America where epidemics were raging to inoculate Native Americans with the vaccine recently discovered by Edward Jenner and prevent the spread of smallpox that most feared and dangerous disease which had before decimated Native Americans after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors Francisco s life was defined by making a difference and he did so in many ways At a time in his life when most young people are busily preparing for careers Francisco visited Bolivia to work in programs to help people in that South American country There he worked alongside his uncle Bolivian president Gonzalo Sánchez de Losada during his administration and befriended Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori His greatest accomplishment and what Francisco was most proud of was having saved a USAID program called Breakfasts for Children This program contributed five bolivianos about one US dollar a day for each Bolivian student to provide them with milk and bread in the morning and soup with bread at noon While at SIU School of Law he was awarded the Pro Bono Award for his work with the Immigration Detention Project After graduating he moved back to Bolivia There he served as president and founder of Fundacion San Pedro El Castillo Francisco spent his last few days on earth distributing Christmas gifts to impoverished Native American children Remembrances from Classmates Francisco was a very dear friend to many of his classmates and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need One of my fondest memories of Francisco was his ability to turn any situation into a positive

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2014/12-11-2014.html (2016-02-12)
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  • SIU Law accepting applications for SIH/SIU Medical Legal Partnership LLM Fellowship
    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 2014 SIU Law accepting applications for SIH SIU Medical Legal Partnership LLM Fellowship Share this page SIU Law accepting applications for SIH SIU Medical Legal Partnership LLM Fellowship December 08 2014 The SIU School of Law is accepting applications for the Southern Illinois Health Care Southern Illinois University Medical Legal Partnership Master of Laws LLM Fellowship Through the generosity of Southern Illinois Healthcare SIH lawyers can apply to receive a Master of Laws degree LLM in Health Law and Policy from the Southern Illinois University School of Law while working with Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation as a SIH SIU Medical Legal Partnership LLM Fellow The Southern Illinois Medical Legal Partnership founded in 2002 as one of the first in the nation is a nationally award winning rural collaboration working with over 18 medical partners in 10 counties The SIH SIU MLP LLM Fellow will gain an in depth understanding of the policies and regulations that affect the health care industry while receiving practical experience eliminating barriers to health care

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2014/12-08-2014.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Takes Field Trip to SIU Law
    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 2014 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Takes Field Trip to SIU Law Share this page Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Takes Field Trip to SIU Law November 18 2014 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin staff writer Jack

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2014/11-18-2014.html (2016-02-12)
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  • SIU Law hosts 23rd annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition
    the moot court finals on Saturday Organizers ask that reporters and cameras be unobtrusive and in place before the finals begin at 4 p m For more information before the event contact Professor Cheryl L Anderson at 618 453 5634 Assistant Professor Jennifer A Brobst at 618 453 8702 or Alicia Ruiz the law school s director of communication and outreach at 618 453 8700 This year s fictitious lawsuit before the U S Supreme Court also examines the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission s duty to conciliate claims before initiating litigation Both issues involve a split among the appellate courts and the issue over conciliation is currently pending before the U S Supreme Court said W Eugene Basanta the Southern Illinois Healthcare Professor of Law emeritus As the new director of the Center for Health Law and Policy it is exciting to be able to support this highly regarded and unique national competition which has thrived under the leadership and collaboration of SIU law professors Gene Basanta and Cheryl Anderson the SIU School of Medicine and the American College of Legal Medicine Brobst said Our law students at SIU are fortunate to have direct and repeated exposure every year to thought provoking health law moot court problems Preliminary rounds begin at 11 a m Friday with 16 teams advancing to compete Saturday Competition resumes at 9 30 a m with quarterfinals at 11 30 a m semifinals at 2 p m and the finals at 4 p m The final round judges are Nancy J Rosenstengel a 1993 SIU School of Law alumnus and a judge for the U S District Court in the Southern District of Illinois Catherine D Perry chief judge for the U S District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Thomas McLean president of the

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2014/11-06-2014.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Federalist Society hosts former U.S. Rep Bob Barr
    School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Breadcrumb Navigation Home School of Law News 2014 Federalist Society hosts former U S Rep Bob Barr Share this page Federalist Society hosts former U S Rep Bob Barr October 23 2014 Former U S Congressman Bob Barr of Georgia presented a lecture Wednesday Oct 22 at the SIU School of Law Barr presented Executive Branch Overeach A Serious and Growing Threat to an audience of law school students and faculty The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society a law school student organization Barr s presentation was followed by commentary from Assistant Professor Steve Macias and Q A from the audience Barr served in the U S House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 where he was a member of the House Judiciary Committee vice chairman of the Government Reform Committee and a member of the Committee for Financial Services In July Barr lost in a Republican primary runoff for a seat in the U S House from Georgia He was the Libertarian Party nominee for president in 2008 An attorney writer teacher and consultant Barr is a former U S Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2014/10-23-2014.html (2016-02-12)
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