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  • SIU Law faculty visit detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay as guests of the U.S. Department of Defense | School of Law | SIU
    on the constitutionality of the commissions international legal issues pertaining to the detainees and the ethical procedural and evidentiary issues associated with trials by military commission With this visit all three SIU School of Law professors involved in planning and organizing the conference have traveled personally to Guantanamo Bay Professor Cindy Buys the law school s Director of International Programs visited the base last year at the invitation of the Miami based United States Southern Command Behan and Dervan have visited several state and federal prisons in the United States as well as a maximum security terrorist detention facility in Israel The detention operations at Guantanamo Bay face similar issues as any prison confining people against their will said Behan But Guantanamo Bay faces additional challenges including logistics a population that presents an existential threat to the national security of the United States and the constant scrutiny of national and international human rights groups and non governmental organizations The joint task force that manages these operations is responsible to guarantee the international legal rights of the detainees provide medical care ensure their ability to practice their religion grant access to defense counsel and international observers all in a remote location to which all supplies must be shipped by barge or aircraft It s a challenging task that can t truly be appreciated without seeing the base firsthand History will judge whether these efforts were successful but Guantanamo Bay illustrates what a democracy faces when it confronts external threats while still trying to maintain its values and sustaining the rule of law Dervan added This was a remarkable opportunity and we are grateful to the U S Department of Defense for opening their doors and providing us the chance to learn first hand about the operations at GTMO As we prepare

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/news/2012/09-27-12.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Professor Dervan's recent ABA Committee Appointments | School of Law | SIU
    News Events Academics Degree Programs Curriculum Clinics Centers Programs Field Experiences Journals 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 2012 News Professor Dervan s recent ABA Committee Appointments Share this page Professor Dervan s recent ABA Committee Appointments August 21 2012 Assistant Professor Lucian Dervan was appointed Co Chair of the Academics Committee of the American Bar Association s Criminal Justice Section The Academics Committee is charged with connecting legal educators in the field of criminal justice with one another and with the practicing bar The committee is also charged with providing legal educators with opportunities to engage more deeply with issues of law and policy relevant to the functioning of the criminal justice system Appointment Effective August 2012 He was also appointed Chair of the Conference Steering Committee for the upcoming American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section conference on International Internal Investigations which will take place in Frankfurt Germany in December 2012 See Professor Dervan s

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  • Welcome New Law Faculty | School of Law | SIU
    and Human Services in Washington D C Immediately prior to joining the faculty in 1984 she was assistant general counsel of the American Hospital Association A widely published author and respected lecturer on the subjects of America s health care system medical malpractice health coverage for the poor and issues in administrative law Professor Kinney is author or co author of numerous law review articles book chapters and book reviews She recently published Protecting American Health Care Consumers Duke University Press 2002 and edited the Guide to Medicare Coverage Decision Making and Appeals ABA Publishing 2002 Professor Kinney has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States President Clinton s Task Force for Health Care Reform and the Indiana Commission on Health Care for the Working Poor She has been appointed by the governor of Indiana to the Executive Board of the Indiana State Department of Health and to other task forces and advisory boards She currently serves as chair of the Patient Safety Subcommittee of the Indiana Commission on Excellence in Health Care View profile Mike Koehler Assistant Professor of Law Professor Koehler received his J D from the University of Wisconsin School of Law where he served as Editor in Chief of the Wisconsin International Law Journal He received his B A Political Science from the University of South Dakota where he was an academic all conference basketball player Koehler s teaching expertise and interests include corporate law securities regulations corporate compliance and ethics white collar crime international business transactions and international trade and investment Professor Koehler is a widely published author and his scholarship focuses on the intersection of corporate conduct and criminal law corporate compliance and ethics in particular the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act FCPA and other anti corruption laws and initiatives Professor Koehler is an active speaker on the FCPA and related topics before business and academic audiences and he is also a frequently featured source in various media see recent articles Prior to joining the SIU faculty Koehler was an Assistant Professor of Business Law in the College of Business at Butler University Prior to academia he practiced law at Foley Lardner where he represented clients in international business transactions compliance and governance issues business fraud investigations including related Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions and business litigation Professor Koehler s private practice career included several international assignments and provided him an understanding and appreciation for foreign legal environments and business cultures View profile Steven Macias Assistant Professor of Law Steven Macias received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and graduate degrees in law and history from the University of California Berkeley He also studied law in the UK at University College London where he received his LL M in Legal Theory and History Prior to arriving at SIU Macias was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law From 2008 2010 he served as a Teaching Fellow at California Western School of

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  • 2012 Downstate Illinois Innocence Project Honors Scott Turow | School of Law | SIU
    courtesy of Downstate Illinois Innocence Project A distinguished group of lawyers and community leaders are hosting the annual Defenders of the Innocent Awards Reception held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Springfield on April 9 2012 from 5 30 7 30 pm This year s awardees include SCOTT TUROW for his contributions to innocence as a lawyer through his tireless work towards the abolition of the flawed death penalty system in Illinois and his writing which educates the general public to these issues and enhances understanding of our legal system Also honored will be the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW and the assistance of Professors Steve Beckett and Andy Leipold and their students and SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW and the assistance of Professors Bill Schroeder and Chris Behan and their students The Defenders of the Innocent Awards Reception host committee is actively seeking to increase event sponsorships and attendance For more information please email Sheila Stocks Smith at sss176 comcast net The Downstate Illinois Innocence Project DIIP based at the University of Illinois Springfield works to exonerate individuals who are actually innocent of serious crimes for which they have been convicted In existence since 2001 the Project has three exonerations in central southern IL In spring 2010 two students one of whom had had graduated from UIS and worked with the Project initiated discussions with SIU School of Law professors to get involved in innocence work This began a successful collaboration that continues to grow A second collaboration involves the University of Illinois College of Law This spring 13 SIU law school students are working on cases under the supervision of DIIP Legal Director John Hanlon and two other lawyers based at UIS SIU Professors Bill Schroeder and Chris Behan are helping to supervise the students at

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  • Group petitions board arguing for man's innocence | School of Law | SIU
    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 2012 News Group petitions board arguing for man s innocence Share this page This news story January 12 2012 Carly O Keefe Today a group lead by the

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  • News Story
    Students Alumni Friends Employers Breadcrumb Navigation Home School of Law News 2011 News News Story Share this page This news story July 09 2012 Content Goes Here Right Sidebar News View News Archive for the following years 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Southern Illinois University News and Events SIU RSS Feed News Tab News Listing Artifact collection includes rare mastodon bone It s one of those you can t easily mistake it for something else kinds of finds But when it s the only one ever recorded in Jackson County Ill it s almost hard to believe it s a mastodon bone Heartland Honor Band Choir event is Feb 11 13 Music students from a dozen area high schools will attend the annual Heartland Honor Band and Choir event at Southern Illinois University Carbondale which will include music performances that bring them all together as a single band and a single choir Library to host First Friday Music at Morris Native American music will fill Southern Illinois University Carbondale s Morris Library at noon on Friday Feb 5 Alumni Association awards textbooks supplies Thirty eight Southern Illinois University Carbondale students received textbooks and supplies from the SIU

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  • SIU Law Alumni become members of the Bar of the Supreme Court | School of Law | SIU
    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 2011 News SIU Law Alumni become members of the Bar of the Supreme Court Share this page SIU Law Alumni become members of the Bar of the Supreme Court November 01 2011 The next swearing in ceremoy will be held

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  • Appellate Court of the State of Illinois, Fifth District Oral Arguments | School of Law | SIU
    to 13 years imprisonment Three issues are presented for review 1 whether the trial court erred when it gave the jury a non pattern jury instruction erroneously defining great bodily harm which directed a guilty verdict 2 whether the trial court committed reversible error by refusing to instruct the jury on domestic battery the lesser included offense of aggravated domestic battery and 3 whether the defendant was denied a fair trial when the trial court allowed the prosecutor to impeach the defendant with prior battery convictions 1 30 P M 5 09 0133 Metz v Rosewood Care Center Inc of Edwardsville et al Madison County This action was brought by the plaintiff Vickey Metz as Special Administrator and Representative of the Estate of Blanche Rexing Deceased alleging negligent administration of medication by Rosewood Care Center Inc of Edwardsville The plaintiff also alleged that HSM Management Services Inc was negligent in that it failed to develop and implement sufficient policies and procedures for the administration of medication at Rosewood and that Blanche Rexing s death resulted from this alleged negligence Plaintiff asked the jury to award her in excess of 15 million dollars A trial was held and the jury returned a verdict in favor of Rosewood and HSM Plaintiff subsequently filed a timely post trial motion and following briefing and argument the circuit court granted plaintiff a new trial Defendants filed a Petition for Leave to Appeal pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 306 a 1 which provides for a permissive interlocutory appeal from an order of the circuit court granting a new trial On appeal the defendants petitioners Rosewood and HSM contend that 1 the circuit court abused its discretion in granting plaintiff a new trial and 2 the circuit court abused its discretion in refusing to strike plaintiff s

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