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Paper: Police reform law underenforced by Department of Justice

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:May 29, 2014

A law designed to combat police misconduct is hamstrung by limited resources, a lack of transparency and "political spillover" at the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a recently published article by Stephen Rushin, a law professor at the University of Illinois and expert in criminal law and policing.

Published Date: May 29, 2014


Law professor Paul Heald says two recent high-profile Supreme Court rulings on intellectual property make it easier for courts to award attorney's fees, which will likely deter a number of questionable lawsuits brought by so-called patent trolls.

Expert: Supreme Court decisions on patent cases a rebuke to 'baseless lawsuits'

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:May 15, 2014

Law professor Paul Heald says two recent high-profile Supreme Court rulings on intellectual property make it easier for courts to award attorney's fees, which will likely deter a number of questionable lawsuits brought by so-called patent trolls.

Published Date: May 15, 2014


Four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court focus on issues involving intellectual property, the specialty of Paul Heald, the Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Research Professor of Law at Illinois.

Intellectual property expert on pending Supreme Court cases

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:May 15, 2014

Four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court focus on issues involving intellectual property, the specialty of Paul Heald, the Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Research Professor of Law at Illinois.

Published Date: May 15, 2014


John D. Colombo has been named interim dean of the College of Law, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

John D. Colombo named interim dean of U. of I. College of Law

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:May 1, 2014

John D. Colombo has been named interim dean of the College of Law, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Published Date: May 1, 2014


Tax laws tilt the playing field in favor of financial elites, making economic inequality a somewhat solvable problem if Congress were inclined to change things, says Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois and an internationally recognized expert on U.S. taxation and tax policy.

Income inequality partially driven by tax laws, University of Illinois expert says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 29, 2014

Tax laws tilt the playing field in favor of financial elites, making economic inequality a somewhat solvable problem if Congress were inclined to change things, says Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois and an internationally recognized expert on U.S. taxation and tax policy.

Published Date: April 29, 2014