Stressing innovative teaching and experiential learning, the Legal Studies faculty take the UIS mission as a teaching institution seriously. The faculty have a broad base of experience and expertise that allows the Legal Studies Department to offer a wide range of courses to meet student needs and to provide a positive learning environment. All faculty members teach and advise students.
Deborah Anthony, J.D., M.A.
Associate Professor, Legal Studies
Specialties: civil rights; constitutional law; race; gender; and class politics
Telephone: (217) 206-8340
Office: PAC 338
Tess Dooley, J.D.
Visiting Instructor, Legal Studies
Telephone: (217) 206-8173
Office: PAC 328
Gwen Jordan, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Legal Studies
Staff Attorney, Illinois Innocence Project
Specialties: US legal history, critical race and feminist theory, women’s transnational social movements, legal profession, wrongful convictions
Telephone: (217) 206-8520
Office: PAC 334
Anette Sikka, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
Specialties: International human rights, migration and the law, critical race/feminism, security sector reform
Telephone: (217) 206-7878
Office: PAC 330