Faculty Activities and Publications


Professor Ann Lousin


On Sept. 23, 2013, the Chicago Tribune quoted her on the history of the Illinois Constitution public pension guarantee (Art. XIII, Sec. 5).

She was a guest on the WYCC-TV program “The Professors” on Oct. 27, 2013, addressing “The Digital Age in Higher Education” focusing on MOOCs and online courses.

She will appear on the program Nov. 17, 2013, discussing “Should the Chicago Public Schools Board Be Elected?” Since the board was organized around 1851, school board members have been appointed.

Arthur Yuan

Director, Patent Clinic

Director, Chinese IP Resource Center

He has been selected by the American Intellectual Property Law Association to serve on the editorial board of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal.  His appointment extends through November 2015. The AIPLA Quarterly has an estimated 16,000 readers worldwide.

Professor Ronald Smith


He was a celebrity judge on Nov. 3, 2013, for the Quinnipiac Criminal Justice Trial Competition.  The winners of this competition will be competing in the National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition at John Marshall April 3-5, 2014. The competition is co-hosted by John Marshall and the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association.

Professor Kathryn J. Kennedy


Her article, “DOMA Implications for Employee Benefit Plans,” appears in 140 TAX NOTES 1571 (September 30, 2013).

Professor Marc Ginsberg


His law review article, “The Locality Rule Lives! Why? Using Modern Medicine To Eradicate An Unhealthy Law,”  61 Drake L. Rev. 321 (2013), was cited in the materials for the 2013 National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition.  The problem concerns a medical negligence claim against the U.S. pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act.  

Professor Steven Schwinn


He was a guest on the TV program “Arise America” on Nov. 6, 2013, to discuss a case of prayer at public meetings now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Adjunct Professor Ray McKoski


On Oct. 27-28, 2013, he spoke at the American Judicature Society’s National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics in Chicago. McKoski and co-presenter Robert Tembeckjian, counsel for the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, discussed ethical restrictions on the extrajudicial activities of judges. Judges and members of judicial conduct commissions from 40 states attended the conference.