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Professor Wexler Reviews the Endtimes of Human Rights by Stephen Hopgood Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Robin Wilson--a national expert on LGBT rights and religious accommodation--offers a pathway forward to avoid conflicts like the recent one in Kentucky, where a clerk is refusing to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples seeking to marry. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Heald spearheads first rigorous valuation of public domain works. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professors Kar and Lindo on How the Bare Belief in Race Can Undermine the Equal Treatment of Persons Under the Law. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Thomas's work addresses the problem of obtaining a remedy in cases of police brutality. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Kar offers a brief response to some questions on Chancellor Wise's resignation and the contractual issues at stake. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives Chicago, Illinois April 12 & 13, 2016 Sponsored by: University of Illinois College of Law University of Bologna School of Law Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development University of Illinois Law Review * * * Paper proposals are invited for the Second Annual Illinois-Bologna conference on Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives. The conference will be held in Chicago on April 12 & 13, 2016. The conference keynote speaker will be Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada. * * * Accompanying the spread of constitutional government around the world has been a profound interest in the comparative aspects of constitutional law. Scholars have catalogued the differing features of national constitutions and examined how different constitutional systems resolve common legal issues. So, too, judges faced with legal questions have sought guidance in the decisions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Kar provides two brief updates on earlier predictions about the Salaita litigation, given the District Court's recent finding that a contract exists in this case. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Johnson discusses whether the Supreme Court's recent opinion in U.S. v. Johnson is the beginning of a vagueness revolution that strikes down criminal statutes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
In a recent interview with WILL Radio, Professor Sean Anderson discussed The Supreme Court's reasoning behind King v. Burwell, The Court's most recent decision dealing with the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
In this post, Professor Kesan discusses Congress's recent attention on patent reform and how best to improve patent litigation to address the relevant concerns. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Thomas recently presented the keynote lunch speech at the American Board of Trial Advocates' National Jury Summit addressing the question "“Is Summary Judgment a Violation of the 7th Amendment?” Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
In this posting, Professor Kesan talks about recent Congressional hearings on whether law enforcement will be able to access new encryption technologies. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
In a new symposium, Professors Wexler and Rowell attempt to answer the question of how many domestic resources should be allocated to prevent foreign harms. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Winship wins C-LEAF's Junior Faculty Scholarship Prize for her article, "Shareholder Litigation by Contract." Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Benson issues a prediction on the outcome of marriage equality in response to Tuesday's oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
On March 18, 2015, Professor Anderson participated in a round table conversation with Secretary Perez, entitled "Not Just the Bottom Line: New Strategies for Inclusive Prosperity." Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Thomas discusses why originalism does not strictly govern the debate on whether states can prohibit same-sex marriage. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Johnson discusses Florida State Attorney's Decision Not to Charge Gunslinger who Accidentally Killed Pregnant Woman with Manslaughter Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson helps broker a remarkable truce in the Culture Wars over LGBT rights and religious freedom in Utah. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Paul Heald has just published an important research study to 1) map the size of the public domain and frequency of its use; 2) analyze the role of public domain works in value creation for UK business and society; and 3) assist UK media companies to identify business models that generate value from materials in the public domain. In conjunction with Dr. Kris Erickson, Dr. Fabian Homberg, Prof. Martin Kretschmer and Dr. Dinusha Mendis, the research and knowledge exchange project was funded by CREATe at the University of Glasgow and the UK Intellectual Property Office and was conducted over a 12-month period. The study includes analysis of more than 2500 media projects on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, usage statistics of photographs on more than 1700 Wikipedia biographical pages, and interviews with UK media businesses and independent creators. For practitioners,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Wilson has been quoted by Al Jazeera on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear appeals in four gay marriage cases. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Wilson will speak on a March 16 panel at Brookings Institute assessing the national scene after religious developments such as Hobby Lobby and the Mormon statement. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
Professor Thomas comments on the negative implications of a proposal pushed by GM and other large companies to allow the company to limit discovery before lawsuits. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog
On CNN, Professor Kaplan--a nationally renowned scholar of tax law and policy--discusses President Obama's recent tax proposals from the State of the Union address. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Illinois Law Faculty Blog