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  • Two law student organizations coordinated charitable drives | School of Law | SIU
    Accreditation 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 News Two law student organizations coordinated charitable drives Share this page Two law student organizations coordinated charitable drives February 03 2010 Phi Delta Phi members pictured from left Bradley Evetts 1L Jonas Harger 2L Magister Kathryn Ross 2L Philanthropic Chairperson Patrick R D Sullivan 1L Neil Schonert 1L Phi Delta Phi collected over 600 articles of clothing through donations from individuals at the law school and people associated with students who collected independently They also collected toys They worked with the University Baptist Church for distribution of their collected items The Student Bar Association conducted their annual canned food drive This year they worked with the local Jackson County Bar Association to gather food for the Food Pantry in Murphysboro IL That effort resulted in a fully loaded Food Pantry van and 300 in a cash donation

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  • Several law faculty lead discussions at national conference | School of Law | SIU
    AALS which was held in New Orleans LA January 6 10 2010 AALS is a non profit educational association of 171 law schools representing over 10 000 law faculty in the United States Associate Professor Cindy G Buys presented her work in progress Lessons to be Learned from the Untold Story of Frederich Nottebohm and theU S Latin American Detention Program Buys paper was chosen from a national call for papers on Cross Currents in International Law Human Rights Law and National Security Law Her paper tells the story of how Frederic Nottebohm a wealthy German businessman living in Guatemala got caught up in a little known program run by the United States during World War II in which the United States pressured Latin American countries to identify persons of German nationality or ancestry and turn them over to the United States for internment for the duration of the war Many of these persons were assumed to be Nazi sympathizers and were arrested and detained for lengthy periods of time on the basis of mere accusations unsupported by any real investigation or evidence Professor Buys paper examines the justifications for this program and the legality of the program under the law that existed at the time of World War II She then illustrates how the law has or has not changed since that time period and draws parallels to the arrest detention and trial of suspected terrorists today Interim Dean and Professor Frank Houdek was the organizer and moderator of the program Roundtable The Electronification of Law Libraries and Its Implications for the Legal Academy The program examined the increasing electronification of today s law school library in its resources certainly but also in its operation and the implications for law professors pursuing their scholarship law students pursuing their education

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  • Intramural Moot Court Competition Results | School of Law | SIU
    Give to the School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Breadcrumb Navigation Home School of Law News News Intramural Moot Court Competition Results Share this page This news story October 03 2009 Thirteen teams competed Champion Team Douglass Bitner and Ross Sorensen Second Place Team Shannon Crain and Kari Scott Best Brief Douglass Bitner and Ross Sorensen Second Place Brief Alex Vansaghi and Kendra Wolters Best Oralist

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  • Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecture Series | School of Law | SIU
    at an Impasse What Can Be Done Thursday September 27 at 5 00pm invitation Eleanor D Kinney is the Hall Render Professor of Law Emeritus and founding director of the William S and Christine S Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis She is also an adjunct professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public and Environmental Affairs 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 peer reviewed health policy articles book chapters and book reviews She 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 received her J D and B A with distinction in history from Duke University She also has a masters degree in public health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a masters degree in European history from the University of Chicago After graduating from law school she practiced law for four years at Squire Sanders Dempsey and then worked as an estate planning officer for Duke University Medical Center in Durham NC After earning her master s degree in public health she served as program analyst for the U S Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D C She received an award from the DHHS Office for Civil Rights for Distinguished Performance on the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Investigation for 1979 1980 Before joining the IU faculty in 1984 she was Assistant General Counsel of the American Hospital Association Professor Kinney has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the

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  • International Intellectual Policy Colloquium | School of Law | SIU
    Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Breadcrumb Navigation Home School of Law News News International Intellectual Policy Colloquium includes speakers from three continents Share this page This news story September 21 2009 Students in Associate Professor Mark Schultz s International Intellectual Property Policy and Economic Development seminar class will meet and interact with experts from London Paris and Botswana this semester And there is no travel involved Five guest speakers the SIU School of Law 2009 Distinguished Visiting Fellows in Intellectual Property Law appearing remotely via Skype videophone projected onto a screen in the classroom will present recent papers or works in progress The format of the seminar combines a class with a speaker series which enhances the learning experience of students by giving them a chance to interact with a diverse group of experts whose work they have read and critiqued The format also serves the scholarly purpose of bringing in scholars to interact with faculty who can also attend Students get the first opportunity to comment and question before opening the floor to academics Guest speaker presentations are open to all law students The SIU School of Law 2009 Distinguished Visiting Fellows in Intellectual Property Law include Monday September 21 Technology Transfer and the Economic Implications of the Strengthening of Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries Douglas Lippoldt Head of Division acting Development Division Trade and Agriculture Directorate Oganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Paris France Wednesday September 23 A Tale of Two Development Agendas Peter K Yu Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law Director Intellectual Property Law Center Drake University Law School Des Moines Iowa Monday October 12 Keeping It Real protecting the world s poor from fake drugs Julian Harris Research Fellow International Policy Network London United Kingdom Wednesday October 14 International Cross Currents Imposing

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  • Fifteen to take oath to join U.S. Supreme Court bar | School of Law | SIU
    started the process for the swearing in ceremony nearly two years ago According to Supreme Court guidelines applicants must have a certificate of good standing from the presiding judge clerk or other authorized official of the high court of their respective states be admitted to practice for a period of three years before the application date and not be subject to any disciplinary action during that time Each applicant is required to have endorsements of two members of the Supreme Court bar James H Lesar a son of law school founding Dean Hiram H Lesar is a Supreme Court bar member and will make the motion to admit the group Individual sponsors include law school faculty William A Schroeder Rebecca J O Neill Leonard Gross and Sheila Simon Lesar a Washington D C attorney who specializes in Freedom of Information Act related litigation in federal district court and the U S Court of Appeals said it s an honor to present the group for inclusion in the bar Lesar has appeared before four of the current Supreme Court associate justices when they presided over cases in lower courts Stephen G Breyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas It is very special Alexander said It will once again tie the present and the future of the law school to its past To have a member of the Lesar family make the motion is very exciting Alexander notes it is highly unlikely that most people will ultimately make arguments and appear before the court But that does not take away from the significance he said It s still an exciting opportunity to be in the court and it s a great honor to be admitted to the highest court in our land he said It s going to be a

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  • Faculty Summer Scholarship Activities Since May 2009 | School of Law | SIU
    Libraries Conference in Washington D C July 2009 Panelist Writer s Workshop Panelist The Academic Law Library of 2015 Predicting the Future and Making It Happen Marshall Kapp Foreword to Medical Ethics and the Elderly edited by Gurcharan S Rai xi xii 3d ed Oxford New York Radcliffe Publishing 2009 Two presentations at the International Congress on Law and Mental Health sponsored by the International Academy of Law and Mental Health in New York Liability Issues in Determining Decisional Capacity in Older Persons With Dementia Depression or Delirium Medical Decision Making for Decisionally Incapacitated Elders Is Best Interests in the Patient s Best Interests Sue Liemer Did Your Legal Writing Professor Go to Harvard The Credentials of Legal Writing Faculty at Hiring Time 46 Louisville Law Journal 383 436 2008 with Hollee S Temple Two presentations On her chapter topic Anglo Saxon Legal References in Harry Potter from the book The Law and Harry Potter at the Legal Writing Institute s conference on Applied Legal Storytelling in July At the bi ennial conference of the Association of Legal Writing Directors she along with co author Hollee Temple from West Virginia University presented the results of their study on the Credentials of Legal Writing Professors at Hiring Time which was published in the Louisville Law Review Trish McCubbin EPA s Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases and the Potential Duty to Adopt National Ambient Air Quality Standards to Address Global Climate Change 33 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 2009 IN PRESS and Symposium Introduction Contemporary Issues at the Intersection of Public Health and Environmental Law 33 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 2009 IN PRESS Alice Noble Allgire Notice and Opportunity to Repair Construction Defects An Imperfect Response to the Perfect Storm 43 Real Property Trust and Estate Law Journal 729 796 2009

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  • Symposium explores issues in health care reform | School of Law | SIU
    from 50 to 100 with continuing education credit available Pre registration is preferred but on site registration is available the day of the program The program will appeal to health care providers and hospital administrators physicians nurses attorneys patient advocates and the general public Marshall A Kapp law professor and center co director emphasized that the debate on health care financing options in Washington D C is not the only issue to be concerned with Current health care reform efforts under consideration in Illinois are also important to keep track of he said There are a lot of other pieces to the regulatory puzzle on both the federal and state levels that have to be followed as well he said One of the biggest challenges is coordination and communication between those interested in health care finance reform and others interested in sweeping reforms to the health care delivery system Kapp said Coordinating those two efforts is one of the big challenges he said Speakers include Robert J Kane the assistant vice president and legal counsel for the Illinois State Medical Society He will discuss developments in Illinois that impact health care delivery by physicians and hospitals Basanta said Another presenter is the American Medical Association s Patricia Sokol whose focus involves patient safety issues That is a big area of interest trying to ensure the safety of patients while they are cared for in hospitals and physicians offices Basanta said The symposium will be of interest to a wide range of audiences Kapp said Health care providers will gain insight into current regulatory initiatives and the ideas for complying and responding to them in a way that benefits patients he said The sessions also provide attorneys with advice and knowledge to help when representing both health care providers and patients

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