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  • SIU Law Library: Frequently Asked Questions
    titles that may be updated do not circulate and should be used in the Library When are reference librarians available to help me Reference librarians are usually available at the Reference Desk Monday through Friday from 9 00 am 5 00 pm Additionally during the school year reference librarians are available Monday through Thursday evenings 6 00 pm 9 00 pm Questions may be asked In person directions to the law library By telephone at 618 453 8708 or By email at lawlib siu edu What kinds of questions may I ask the reference librarians Although we are happy to assist people doing legal research the reference librarians may only provide help with using Library materials and online resources not answering specific questions or interpreting the law Reference librarians will not give legal advice People seeking legal advice should visit the websites of institutions that specialize in helping people find legal representation such as the American Bar Association or the Illinois State Bar Association or consult with Illinois Legal Aid Examples of acceptable questions What is the URL for the Illinois Secretary of State website What databases should I use to find journal articles on a legal topic I need to write an in depth paper on a legal topic for a course that I am taking What resources do you have that can help me get started Does the Law Library have legal forms I have been researching Illinois child support law and I am stuck What other resources are available for me to use Are Illinois law available on the Internet Examples of unacceptable questions Which form do I use and how do I fill it out Can I take my child out of state without notifying the custodial parent How do I evict a tenant May I e mail questions to the reference librarians The SIU Law Library provides e mail reference service to the law school faculty students and staff the university community and members of the community Ask a Law Librarian at lawlib siu edu Although happy to assist users of e mail reference librarians may still only answer questions not requiring doing the research or interpreting documents Because of the potential for virus infections please do not send any email messages with attachments Messages with attachments will be deleted What is the Web address for the Self Help Legal Clinic The Self Help Legal Clinic s web page is located at http www law siu edu selfhelp How do I find a lawyer The Illinois State Bar Association s referral service IllinoisLawyerFinder com is designed to serve everyone who can afford the services of a lawyer Other online resources are Illinois Legal Aid and the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Inc Why can t a law student help me Law students are forbidden by the Illinois Supreme Court to assist anyone with legal questions except under its Rule 711 Please do not ask any of our law students to help you That qualifies

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  • Recent Faculty Activities
    Crime Global Anti Corruption Homeland Security Terrorism Treatment of Enemy Combatants Immigration and International Presented Sentencing the Wolf of Wall Street at the Wayne State Law Review symposium entitled Sentencing White Collar Defendants How Much is Enough Oct 24 2014 Associate Professor William Drennan Accepted an offer to publish his article entitled Promoting Health with Sports When Should Nonprofits Qualify for Tax Benefits from the SMU Law Review Was quoted in the Financial Times London regarding the development of charitable naming rights transactions in the U S and the techniques charities may use in structuring fundraising campaigns Sept 19 2014 Assi stant Professor John Erbes Presented at the Second National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law held at Elon University Law School in Greensboro NC regarding Integrating Experiential Learning into the Law School Curriculum June 13 15 This was based in part on a paper of the same title prepared by a working group in which he participated prior to the conference Dean and Professor Cynthia Fountaine Organized Moderated and Participated in a Discussion Group on Crossing the Bar Current Character and Fitness Issues in Admission to the Profession as part of the Workshop on the Legal Profession at the SEALS Annual Meeting August 2014 Presented Change Is Here on a panel on Lessons of the Past Change is Inevitable at the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Annual Meeting May 2014 Was reappointed to a second term on the Fulbright Scholar Discipline Peer Review Committee Was appointed as a Commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Assistant Professor Ryan Holte Accepted a second Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship 2014 2015 non resident fellowship from the George Mason University School of Law Published a solicited response essay from the Florida Law Review The Trespass Fallacy in the Software Patent Debate 65 FLA L REV FORUM 46 2014 Paper accepted at the Saint Louis University Law Journal forthcoming Dec 2014 Trolls or Great Inventors Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities 59 ST LOUIS U L J 2014 Invited to be a discussant Patented Innovation in Software Technology Cape Coral Florida May 2014 Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property George Mason University School of Law Invited to be a discussant Patent Rights Remedies Symposium Arlington Virginia June 2014 Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property George Mason University School of Law Invited to attend two week institute 30 th Economics Institute for Law Professors Steamboat Springs Colorado June 2014 Law Economics Center George Mason University School of Law Invited to present article Summer Institute in Patent Law Beaver Creek Colorado July 2014 Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property George Mason University School of Law Attended a patent law research conference in Scottsdale AZ November 6 8 hosted by the George Mason University School of Law Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property Published Trolls or Great Inventors Case Studies of Patent Assertion Entities 59 St Louis Univ L J 1 Dec 2014 lead article Assistan t Professor of Law Twinette

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  • SIU College of ------- | News
    rights when stopped by police October 01 2007 Karmeier to preside over law school ceremony Pete Rosenbery Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A Karmeier will preside over the induction ceremony later this week for first year students in the Southern Illinois University School of Law September 06 2007 Law medical students to discuss ethical dilemmas Pete Rosenbery Even though their cases differ future attorneys and physicians will likely encounter similar ethical questions August 28 2007 Graduate s sound counsel leads to law school gift Pete Rosenbery The Southern Illinois University School of Law recently received a financial gift from a Des Plaines businessman s estate even though there was apparently no direct connection to the law school or Southern Illinois University Carbondale August 06 2007 Technology helps blind law student pursue dream Eric Welch Like most other law students David Benney s workload seems endless as he wades through a sea of books spends countless hours on his computer and works for the local state s attorney s office But there s one key difference between Benney and other law students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale he s blind July 26 2007 Douglas Lind is new director of law library Pete Rosenbery Aside from his professional duties as the new director of the Southern Illinois University School of Law Library Douglas W Lind says an important part of the job is having a positive impact on students lives July 24 2007 Busy law student enjoys challenge of dual degree Pete Rosenbery Complacency is not for Andrew R Roszak July 19 2007 Candidate for dual JD MD degree enjoys challenge Pete Rosenbery Earning a dual JD MD degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law and the SIU School of Medicine means hard work for Sameer S Vohra July 09 2007 Grants fuel Center for Health Law and Policy study Pete Rosenbery A study at Southern Illinois University School of Law is examining causes of a nationwide shortage of physicians who care for nursing home patients June 20 2007 Houdek named associate dean for law school Pete Rosenbery Frank G Houdek director of the Southern Illinois University School of Law Library is the law school s new associate dean for academic affairs June 18 2007 Whitfield retiring from law school on June 30 Pete Rosenbery Throughout her 26 year career at the SIU School of Law associate law professor Wenona Y Whitfield s focus has been on her students not on being known as a trailblazer May 18 2007 Judge James L Foreman Scholarship Reception scholarship honor retired federal judge Pete Rosenbery During his 35 years on the federal bench Judge James L Foreman was known for his patience tenacity and fairness A scholarship set up at the Southern Illinois University School of Law to honor the retired jurist will benefit future generations of lawyers following in his footsteps May 15 2007 Law school honors activist in Zimbabwe Pete Rosenbery The Southern Illinois University School of Law honored a prominent

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  • SIU Law Journal symposium "Guantanamo Bay: What Next" | School of Law | SIU
    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 2013 SIU Law Journal symposium Guantanamo Bay What Next Share this page SIU Law Journal symposium Guantanamo Bay What Next February 18 2013 Pete Rosenbery Legal scholars will examine the future of Guantanamo

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  • Law & Medicine Down Under: Shared Experiences, Divergent Paths
    of Medicine and is supported in part by funds from the First Health Medical Provider Class represented by SL Chapman LLC Course Sessions tentative The Shared Experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Australia America The Consequences of Modern Day Incarceration in Australia America Comparing Medical Tort Reform in America Australia Law and Medicine Lessons from Australia s Universal Health Care System Australia s Court System End of Life Decisions Defining Death and the Choice to Die Mandatory Psychiatric Treatment and the UN Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities The Widening U S Australian Gap in the Standard for Involuntary Treatment Australian American Paths to Gun Control See full session descriptions here Program Faculty Cynthia Fountaine Dean Professor of Law Kevin Dorsey Dean Professor of Medicine W Eugene Basanta SIH Professor of Law Medicine Emeritus Lucian Dervan Associate Professor of Law Christine Todd Associate Professor and Chair of Medical Humanities Stephen M Soltys Professor of Medicine Chair of Department of Psychiatry Edward Dawson Assistant Professor of Law Christopher Ryan Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Sydney Medical School Carmelle Peisah Clinical Associate Professor University of Sydney Medical School Andrew Wilson Professor and Director Menzies Centre for Health Policy The University of Sydney Roy Beran Associate Professor UNSW Medicine John Devereux Professor University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Philip Alpers Associate Professor University of Sydney School of Public Health Left Sidebar Secondary Navigation About SIU Law Academics Career Services Info For Our People Law Library Continuing Education CLE 10 0 hours of General MCLE credit including 3 0 PMCLE IL CME The SIU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with their participation in the activity Accreditation This activity has been planned

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  • Legal Globalization: Botswana & South Africa | School of Law | SIU
    increasing amounts of foreign investment and stands poised to become an economic powerhouse South Africa and Botswana are two countries that embody the good news from Africa They have overcome great historical challenges largely through the rule of law They are thus perfect topics of study for law students Botswana is one of the world s great development success stories When it became independent from Britain in the late 1960s it was a pastoral society with a largely cattle based economy and just one half mile of paved road Today it is a modern educated rapidly growing middle income country It managed this transition through an unbroken record of peace and stability fair and free democratic elections extremely low corruption and remarkably wise stewardship of natural resources particularly diamond wealth and wildlife However it has also faced tremendous challenges including one of the world s highest HIV infection rates Botswana offers numerous lessons for confronting and managing modern problems Twenty years ago South Africa experienced a non violent revolution as it emerged from the racial oppression of the Apartheid system to become a vibrant multi racial democracy Its constitution is heralded as a model for modern constitutions Its remarkable Truth and Reconciliation process facilitated a peaceful transition allowing it to pardon and move past the seemingly unforgiveable and unforgettable Since then South Africa has emerged as a leading nation and economy It still faces great challenges but today s Rainbow Nation enjoys peace and economic success that only a few imagined and dreamed of thirty years ago Participating students will spend the fall semester learning about the history culture legal systems economic development and natural resource management of these remarkable countries During Winter Break 2016 the class will travel to Botswana and South Africa Half of the trip will be

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  • Natalie Kase | School of Law | SIU
    Navigation Home Academics Centers Programs International Law Programs Student Activities Natalie Kase Share this page Natalie Kase Natalie Kase Class of 2016 participated in the SIU Legal Globalization and Comparative Law class on Australia in the summer of 2015 The class met at SIU Law for the first few weeks then the students traveled with Professor Lucian Dervan to Sydney Australia in June for a week of in country activities Natalie then stayed on in Australia for a second week to participate in the Law and Medicine Down Under program offered by SIU Law for health professionals and lawyers Q What was the best part of your experience A Aside from petting the koalas getting to speak directly with practitioners in different areas of international law such as the lawyers at Baker and McKenzie and at the U S Consulate I learned how they got their start and about their career paths Q How do you believe this experience will help you in your studies subsequent law school experience or in your future career A I have a much better idea about how to go overseas for work and I learned about new career paths that I didn t know existed I definitely have a road map of where I want to go and I believe I can get there now Q What did you appreciate most about participating in the Law and Medicine Down Under program A Learning about global health law and how connected we are There are many similar issues in both the U S and Australian health systems I believe that one of the important parts of these types of programs is understanding how much different countries can learn from each other Q Would you recommend this program to another student Why or why not A

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  • Thomas Bowman | School of Law | SIU
    subject in a foreign country Q Have you ever done anything like this program before A I have not participated in a study abroad program in the past While an undergraduate at Ole Miss I had the opportunity to live study in Russia for full semester to complement the Russian language program in which I was enrolled However I let this opportunity pass and I have regretted that decision ever since I was not going to let the Ireland Wales opportunity pass me by Q What was the best part of your trip A Tough question here The program was well planned and designed and I enjoyed everything really I think what really stands out is the opportunity to study under foreign professors who are recognized experts in their fields The professors were extremely professional and accommodating to ensure we the American students received tremendous educational and cultural value for our time and efforts Moreover I really enjoyed having the opportunity to visit the criminal courts in Dublin and Chester There is no substitute for personally viewing criminal procedure in the courtroom The Irish and British systems are completely different from what we enjoy in the United States Reading about those differences does not truly convey those differences that we witnessed during criminal proceedings Q Did you have any pre conceived notions about the destination you were visiting and if so were those notions proved or disproved A The only false pre conceived notion I had prior to visiting Ireland and Wales was that the local food was bland and unexciting This idea was quickly dispelled the food in Ireland especially in Dublin was phenomenal There were so many great restaurants throughout the country Q What did you find most surprising unexpected about your destination A I guess the expense

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