June 20, 2006
Four faculty members to join SIUC's law school
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale will welcome four new professors to its law school starting next month.
The four – permanent faculty Paul E. McGreal and Christopher W. Behan, along with visiting professors R. Hokulei Lindsey, and James B. Wadley – "fill critical needs in our curriculum," Dean Peter C. Alexander said.
McGreal, a constitutional law scholar, has been at the South Texas College of Law since 1996 when he started as an assistant professor. He earned full professor status in August 2002, and has been director of the law school's Corporate Compliance Center since May 2004.
McGreal's expertise is in constitutional law, property, anti-trust and corporate compliance.
He earned a bachelor's degree cum laude in economics from Williams College in 1989, and his law degree magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, where he ranked No. 1 in his class, in 1992. He earned his master of laws degree from Yale Law School in 1994.
Behan comes to SIUC after serving on active duty for nearly 11 years with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. His most recent assignment was associate professor with the Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, VA.
Behan will teach criminal law courses and criminal trial advocacy. He earned a bachelor's degree cum laude in English from Brigham Young University in 1992. He earned his law degree magna cum laude from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1995, and his master of laws degree in military law from the Judge Advocate General's School in 2003, where he made the Commandant's List.
McGreal and Behan each have considerable experience in teaching law, Alexander said.
"They both come with excellent reviews and we are excited they will be joining us," he said.
Lindsey is coming to SIUC from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she was the senior William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She taught property, and classes in constitutional law and federal Indian law advanced seminar.
She will teach property law courses. Lindsey earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii Manoa, and her law degree from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law in 2002. She earned her master of laws degree from the University of Wisconsin upon completing her current fellowship.
A highly regarded national expert in agricultural law, Wadley is the law school's Distinguished University Visiting Professor of Agricultural Law. Wadley will teach three law school courses and one course in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Alexander said.
Wadley has written agricultural law texts and a number of articles on environmental law, intellectual properties and agricultural law, Alexander said.
He has been with Washburn University of Topeka School of Law since 1979, and director of the law school's Rural Law Center. Wadley has also taught law in England and conducted legal research in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. He is also a circuit judge for the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.
Wadley earned his bachelor's degree with high honors in political science and master's degree certificate in international relations from Utah State University in 1969. He earned his law degree with honors from Tulane University School of Law in 1972.
Recruiting high-quality faculty is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.