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University of Illinois Springfield

Department of Legal Studies University of Illinois Springfield

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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.

AnthonyDeborah 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

BorlandSuzanne Borland, J.D.
Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
Telephone: (217) 206-8343
Office: PAC 336



EisenhartKathryn E. Eisenhart, J.D.
Chair, Associate Professor, Legal Studies
Specialties: legal research; legal writing and analysis; first amendment issues
Telephone: (217) 206-7882
Office: PAC 352

Gwen JordanGwen Jordan, J.D. Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
Telephone: (217) 206-8520
Office: PAC 334


Maria Elena Pablo Rivera-Beckstrom, Ph.D.
Maria Elena Pablo Rivera BeckstromVisiting Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
Specialties: law and society; legal culture; colonialism and law; comparative constitution-making
Telephone: (217) 206-6561
Office: PAC 338

Pinky WassenbergPinky S. Wassenberg, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Legal Studies & Political Science
Telephone: (217) 206-7892
Office: PAC 370