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Upcoming Events

Immigration and the UIS community Brown Bag Series. Tuesday November 28 12p-1p PAC F
Sophia Gehlhausen from the UIS Diversity Center and Professor Anette Sikka from the Legal Studies Department will be holding a brown-bag lunch on immigration and how it affects the UIS community. Together with students, they have produced a short informational video on the laws and resources relevant to our understanding of immigration in the current day, and how it affects us as students, faculty and administration. The video will be up on various campus websites and social media pages, and the lunch forum will give everyone an opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns, and generally discuss the issue of immigration and its impact on us and our educational environment.



End of semester LES Happy Hour. Thursday December 7 5p-7p at the Crow Mills Pub. Free pizza
Join the Legal Studies department in celebrating the end of the Fall semester. Here is the chance to network with the Faculty and fellow students. Enjoy some pizza and grab a drink Thursday, December 7th from 5p-7p at the local establishment The Crows Mill Pub.

Current and Upcoming Faculty Accomplishments

Deborah Anthony

New article forthcoming in the Hastings Women’s Law Journal of the University of California Hastings College of Law, entitled Analyzing the Disappearance of Women’s Surnames and the Retrenchment of their Political-Legal Status in Early Modern England​.  It is scheduled for publication in their Fall 2017 journal.

Riaz Tejani

His most recent book Law Mart: Justice, Access and For-Profit Law Schools, (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2017) is available for purchase now. Prof. Tejani can be seen discussing this book on Chicago Tonight. He also conducted an ECCE Series in September 2017.

Gwen Jordan

“‘After Mature Deliberation’: Women Lawyers’ Infiltration of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition,” in WOMAN IN INTERNATIONAL AND UNIVERSAL EXHIBITIONS 1876-1937, Myriam Boussahba-Bravard and Rebecca Rogers, eds. (London: Routledge, forthcoming 2018).

“A Woman of Strange, Unfathomable Presence”: Ida Platt’s Lived Experience of Race, Gender, and Law, 1863-1939,” in CULTURE – IDENTITY – LEGAL INSTRUMENTALISM, Anna Klimaszewska and Michal Galedek, eds. (Gdansk, Poland: Gdansk University Press, forthcoming 2018).

“‘Trying to bail the ocean with a sieve’: Women Lawyers and the Fight between the ERA and the Sex Disqualification Removal Amendment, 1939-1957,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, 38, no. 2 (2017) 81.