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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Dean Robert Smith

Robert W. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean of the college of Public Affairs and Administration
Interim Chair of Legal Studies
E-Mail: CPAA@uis.edu
Telephone: (217) 206-6523
Office: PAC 430


Deborah Anthony, M.A., J.D.Professor Deborah Anthony
Associate 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


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


Anette Sikka, J.D., Ph.D.Dr. Anette Sikka
Assistant Professor, Legal Studies
Areas of Specialization: International human rights, migration and the law, critical race/feminism, security sector reform
E-Mail: asikk2@uis.edu
Telephone: (217) 206-7878
Office: PAC 330

Bio and Publications