Professor O’Neill honored by Chicago Bar Association with Meritorious Achievement Award

Professor Timothy P. O’Neill of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago was once again honored by the Chicago Bar Association at the 2016 Herman Kogan Awards held on May 10. This is the third time in five years that O’Neill has received the honor.

O’Neill was honored for his column “Justice Kennedy Shines Light on Prisons’ Dark Side in Concurrence.” It focused on the concerns surrounding solitary confinement. The article was published as part of O’Neill’s monthly column featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. O’Neill was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award in the Print – Legal Beat reporting category for this work. He received the same honor in 2012 and 2015 for other articles he published.

O’Neill teaches criminal law and criminal procedure at John Marshall. His scholarship has been cited in more than 50 federal and state appellate court decisions. In 2006, Chicago Lawyer Magazine included him on its list of “10 of the Best Law Professors in Illinois.” For more than 20 years, he has published a monthly column on criminal law in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

John Marshall has a reputation for producing sharp legal writers. The law school’s faculty members serve as leaders within the country’s top legal writing groups and students gain effective writing skills through John Marshall’s rigorous lawyering skills and legal writing program. The school’s legal writing program has been ranked in the top five in the country by U.S. News & World Report for multiple years in a row.