Faculty

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.

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Travis Bland, Ph.D., Acting Legal Studies Chair
Associate Dean, College of Public Affairs and Administration
E-mail:  jblan7@uis.edu
Telephone:  (217) 206-8326
Office: PAC 306, MS PAC 430

Bio and Publications


Professor Deborah AnthonyDeborah Anthony, M.A., J.D.
Professor, Legal Studies
Areas of Specialization: constitutional law; civil rights; employment discrimination; gender and law
E-mail: danth2@uis.edu
Telephone: (217) 206-8340
Office: PAC 340

Bio and Publications


Assistant Professor Tessica DooleyTessica Dooley, J.D.
Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
Areas of Specialization:  U.S. health policy and social justice, ERISA, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on business
E-mail: tdool4@uis.edu
Telephone: (217) 206-8613
Office: PAC 338

Bio and Publications


Amanda Hughett, Ph.D.
Professor Amanda HughettAssistant Professor, Legal Studies
Areas of Specialization: law, social movements, and the criminal justice system in the USA
E-mail: ahugh9@uis.edu
Telephone: (217) 206-8173
Office: PAC 336

Bio and Publications


Assistant Professor Daniel PlattDaniel Platt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
Areas of Specialization: legal history; law and political economy; law, culture, and the humanities
E-mail: dplat2@uis.edu
Telephone: (217) 206-7807
Office: PAC 334

Bio and Publications