blog postsHouse adjourns with no action: What's next for pension reform in Illinois?Jun 5, 2012 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™...Recent bankruptcy reform measure a bust, legal expert at Illinois saysJun 16, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Early signs of the effect of the new bankruptcy act on consumers and the courts are not encouraging, according to an expert on bankruptcy law at the University of Illinois.Job picture in Illinois not as bright as elsewhere, report indicatesJun 20, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois lags behind the nation and neighboring states in job creation, a report by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois finds.How safe are U.S. nuclear power plants?Jul 12, 2011 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a business and legal policy professorExecutive pay reform unlikely to reduce systemic risk in economyJul 14, 2011 11:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Reforms aimed at curbing executive compensation will likely have little effect on reducing systemic risk in the financial system, and they may even have unintended consequences for the freedom to contract, according to a University of Illinois expert in business law and corporate finance.Waning economy, increasing numbers of lawyers fuel litigation in JapanJul 21, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's a cliché that has outlasted its value - the picture of Japan as a culturally harmonious country whose inhabitants value peace and consensus over the clash of lawsuits and lawyers.Money spent on Web-site design an investment in winning buyers' trustAug 1, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With consumers growing wary of buying online, how can a company best win over customers and clinch sales on the Web?Why you should pay attention to the Apple-Samsung court caseAug 23, 2012 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... business professor Deepak SomayaNew book says lawsuits cutting voters out of public policy decisionsOct 3, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lawsuits such as the landmark case against the tobacco industry are undermining traditional government regulation by shifting decision-making out of the public eye, according to a book co-written by a University of Illinois professor that will be published next year.Bankruptcy filings expected to rebound in wake of reform, scholar saysOct 9, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bankruptcy filings by American households are likely to return to the levels they were at before Congress passed a law last year aimed at curbing "abusive" filings, a statistical study by a University of Illinois expert indicates.Professor of law Thomas S. Ulen recognized with Swanlund ChairNov 19, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thomas S. Ulen, professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was named a Swanlund Chair at an investiture ceremony today.Baseball's record book could be next victim of steroid report, expert saysDec 13, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Major League Baseball's record book will likely come under fire in the wake of a long-awaited report released today linking Roger Clemens and other superstars to performance-enhancing drugs, a University of Illinois law and labor expert says.Expert: Fiscal cliff deal yields tax certainty at expense of simplificationJan 3, 2013 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although major battles over spending cuts and raising the federal debt limit have been punted for another two months, the fiscal-cliff bill passed by Congress settles most of the significant tax issues that would have an immediate and direct impact on the average taxpayer's pocketbook, a University of Illinois expert on taxation and retirement issues says.Six Champaign County teams bound for Lego tournament state finalsJan 18, 2008 9:00 am3 views Champaign County teams bound for Lego tournament state finals Law scholar travels to Thailand as nation ponders 18th constitutionJan 24, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thailand has drafted 17 constitutions since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932. Will an 18th constitution help restore democracy, which ended last September after a military coup ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra?Overhauling the National Security Agency's controversial phone data collection programJan 28, 2014 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... law professor Stephen RushinSocial Security still imperiled, says scholar who promoted Bush planMar 17, 2006 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While the Bush administration's efforts to change Social Security have faltered, the ticking time bomb of a revenue shortfall has not gone away, a University of Illinois expert warns.Will the Supreme Court rule the federal health care mandate unconstitutional?Mar 22, 2012 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Kurt T. Lash, the Alumni Distinguished Professor of LawU. of I. to host international marketing symposiumApr 2, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five pioneers will be honored for their contributions to the field of marketing during an international symposium April 17-19 at the University of Illinois.Elder law expert: Ryan plan would fundamentally change MedicareApr 7, 2011 2:45 pm3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's proposal to change Medicare for those under age 55 is nothing short of a complete reconceptualization of the health insurance program, says a University of Illinois elder law expert.Expert calls proposed gross receipts tax textbook case of 'inefficient tax'Apr 13, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The gross receipts tax proposed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, while a welcome step in tackling the state's budget shortfall, is a flawed approach to taxation, according to a University of Illinois expert.Encore of corporate tax holiday unlikely to stimulate economyApr 17, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A repeat of a corporate tax holiday that found little success in stimulating the economy in 2005 is still a long-shot to jump-start a stagnant U.S. economy, says a University of Illinois expert in corporate and international taxation.Shutting down Internet gambling in the U.S.Apr 28, 2011 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™...State retirees prepare to pay their own health premiumsMay 18, 2012 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanU. of I. expert to testify about Supreme Court's impact on consumer debtJun 10, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - U.S. Supreme Court rulings are digging into Americans' pocketbooks, contributing to staggering mortgage and consumer debt that now averages more than $53,000 for every man, woman and child in the nation, according to a University of Illinois legal expert.Why the NBA lockout could be in a long, bitter disputeJun 29, 2009 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoyWill President Obama's jobs plan work?Sep 9, 2011 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanPro hockey commissioner's position essentially a restraint of trade, expert saysSep 16, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The lockout of players by the owners of the National Hockey League will harm fans and the sport as owners try to impose cost-saving labor rules.Presidential economic adviser, SEC accountant to speak at U. of I.Oct 1, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A presidential economic adviser and the chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will present lectures this month on the University of Illinois campus.Railroad association president to give keynote speechOct 3, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward Hamberger, the president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Illinois Railroad Environmental Conference at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 9 (Wednesday) at 314 Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.Guidelines governing human-subject research deterring scholars, expert saysOct 11, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Social science research on university campuses is being stifled by "hyperzealous" rules that bear little relation to the goal of protecting human subjects from unethical or unprofessional behavior, an expert from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign writes.Labor unions, income inequality, and today's economyOct 16, 2012 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Wilma Liebman, a visiting professor in the College of Law and the School of Labor and Employment RelationsCompeting GOP tax plans renew debate about value of deductionsOct 27, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If a presidential election is looming, it's inevitable that the law many Americans love to hate - the federal income tax - will come under attack from candidates. While this election cycle is no different, two competing plans from GOP rivals renew an important public policy question: Why have tax deductions at all?Boards that oversee human-subject research need overhaulNov 9, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University Institutional Review Boards, which oversee research involving human subjects, need to be revamped to avoid the "mission creep" that is threatening academic freedom and restricting research on the nation's campuses, according to a report by University of Illinois researchers and scholars.Expert: New inflation index could reduce budget deficitNov 21, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With its Nov. 23 deadline looming, the congressional "super-committee" charged with reducing the federal budget deficit may change how the government measures inflation, which could raise tax revenues and lower government expenses such as Social Security, a University of Illinois expert on taxation and retirement issues says.Expert: Long-term care health coverage a hidden casualty of economic slideDec 4, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Many Americans have lost more than just retirement savings amid a year-long economic meltdown that has sliced the U.S. stock market's value by nearly half in a little over a year, a University of Illinois elder law expert says.Environmentalist lawyer seeks common ground in property-rights debateDec 6, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Don't blame just Hurricane Katrina for leaving New Orleans in shambles or single out wildfires for thousands of homes reduced to rubble this year across southern California, a University of Illinois law professor says.Smoking ban has stirred strong passions, but will soon fade, expert saysDec 13, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A looming ban that will snuff out smoking in public places across Illinois lit up a fiery debate that rivaled abortion, gun control and society's other hottest-button issues, a University of Illinois research scientist says.Legal scholar to talk on lawyers as 'upholders of human dignity'Feb 16, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - David J. Luban of the Georgetown University Law Center will deliver the Paul M. Van Arsdell Jr. Memorial Lecture on Litigation and the Legal Profession on Feb. 24 (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign.February continues yearlong stagnation of Illinois economyMar 3, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - February marked another month with no significant change from the yearlong period of stagnation that has beset the Illinois economy.White House 2014 budget: Unraveling 'chained' CPIApr 9, 2013 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanSocial Security not in peril as President Bush suggests, expert saysMay 13, 2005 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Social Security is not "in crisis," "unsustainable," or even "bankrupt" - words that President George W. Bush has used to rally support behind his campaign to alter the retirement and insurance program - according to an article by a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.NFL: Possible outcomes of a big lawsuit by former players who suffered concussionsJun 11, 2012 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™...Financial reform a mixed bag for consumers, U. of I. expert saysJul 8, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What's the bottom line for consumers if Congress approves a mammoth, 2,300-page bill hailed as the most sweeping reform of the nation's financial system since the Great Depression?Study predicts crop-production costs will jump dramatically in 2009Jul 23, 2008 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Soaring energy prices will yield sharp increases for corn and soybean production next year, cutting into farmers' profits and stretching already high food costs, according to a new University of Illinois study.How radical is Paul Ryan's proposal to change Medicare?Aug 14, 2012 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Richard L. Kaplan, a law professor and expert on taxation and retirement issuesLabor expert discusses the Chicago Public Schools teachers strikeSep 11, 2012 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relationsWhat is the aftermath of the Chicago Public Schools teachers strike?Sep 26, 2012 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Steven Ashby, a professor of labor and employment relationsNew U. of I. study program seeks to match workers, technologyOct 8, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Clunky typewriters gave way to computers, and space-age robotics now help run assembly lines that once relied on hand tools and elbow grease.Legal expert says laws often follow when public's fears exceed realityNov 6, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When hijacking fears soared out of control after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, tougher airport screening quickly followed to ward off panic that could have crippled the nation's airline industry.