Faculty Activities and Publications

Professor Gerald Berendt


He was re-elected as director of the Chicago Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Adjunct Professor Keith Chval


His piece “Computer Forensic Examiners are from Mars, Attorneys are from Venus” was published in InSecureMag.com (Issue 36, December 2012).


Adjunct Professor Brian Clauss

Director, Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic

He was re-elected as director of the Chicago Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.  He will serve a two-year term.

In December 2012, Clauss lectured with Adjunct Professor Shauna Boliker to Forensic Clinical Psychiatry Fellows at the Northwestern University School of Psychiatry.  It was an overview of psychiatric and psychological issues and the criminal justice system.


Professor Marc Ginsberg


The Illinois Supreme Court has reappointed him Professor-Reporter to the Judicial Conference of Illinois, Committee on Discovery Procedures. The term expires Dec. 31, 2013.


Professor Jason Kilborn


He participated at a conference hosted by the World Bank in Washington as chair of the World Bank’s treatment of insolvency for individuals (natural persons, as opposed to business entities).  The document is available at http://go.worldbank.org/DXLPKZJSW0.


Professor Benjamin Liu


He was a guest presenter at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law Junior Faculty Workshop on Intellectual Property Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Dec. 7 and 8, 2012.


Professor Doris Long


On Dec. 15, 2012, Long presented “Avoiding the Structures of Empire in Crafting New IP Boundaries for the 21st Century” at the Conference on Searching for the Boundaries of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Hong Kong. The conference was sponsored by the Law and Technology Centre Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong, the Institute for Internet Law of Peking University and the Intellectual Property Center of Drake University Law School.

In Long’s presentation she discussed the challenges posed in mapping new geographies of intellectual property rights in the face of the first and potentially longest-lived geography of IPR – the one of territoriality or sovereign-based control derived from the policies of 19th century neo-imperialism. She described the positive and negative impacts of this territoriality on present efforts to craft new boundaries of protection. Using the anti-patent movements of the 19th century as a focal point, Long warned that ignoring the lessons of 19th century efforts to craft international boundaries of protection for IP rights could result in new boundaries that simply continue old problems and threaten future innovation.


Her article “Deviant Globalization: The Next Step in the Multilateral Protection of Intellectual Property” was published in the Nordic Journal of Commercial Law. This was a special symposium issue based on the conference at Turku University in Finland, where she presented her initial findings in summer 2012, and is part of her ongoing research regarding international processes and IP rights.

In this article Long focuses on the role of the informal market on international protection standards. She contends that what she refers to as “deviant globalization,” based on the economic norms of the black market, serves both a normative and predictive function. It contains its own “standards” and customs which could serve as potential models for re-imagined IP standards for the 21st century.  With its focus on practical economics and social justice, this article contends that deviant globalization could help clarify future IP protection policy choices by placing the focus on the needs of an effectively working marketplace.


Adjunct Professor Bill McGrath

Associate Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law

He was an invited speaker at the ASIPI Annual Congress in Punte del Este, Uruguay in December 2012, addressing “Trademark Trolls–From the U.S. Perspective.”


Professor Steven Schwinn


He was a guest on HuffPost Live Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, discussing federalism, marijuana, same-sex marriage and gun control.