blog postsWhat effect will COVID-19 have on consumer bankruptcies?Apr 29, 2020 8:15 am3770 views Most households struggle financially for two to five years before filing for bankruptcy, making a pandemic-related surge in consumer bankruptcy filings unlikely, said University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign law professor Robert M. Lawless, a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.What effect will Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony have on the #MeToo movement?Oct 5, 2018 1:30 pm725 views The lasting impact of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee will be the image of a lone woman speaking truth to power, says Lesley Wexler, a University of Illinois law professor who studies anti-discrimination law.What does the tax reform bill mean for the middle class?Dec 20, 2017 10:45 am3566 views The current tax bill fits with a 30-year trend that doesn’t favor income from work, says sociologist Kevin LeichtWhat does the future hold for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?Jan 17, 2017 8:45 am592 views Why the sudden impetus to reorganize the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? For starters, it was never a bipartisan effort.What comes now in the wake of Justice Kennedy’s retirement?Jul 2, 2018 10:45 am438 views An Illinois political scientist talks about the politics of replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy and the future direction of the Supreme Court.What changes should be made to modernize consumer bankruptcy law?May 8, 2019 9:00 am480 views The primary reason why current bankruptcy law doesn’t work well is that it dates back to 1978, before the explosion of consumer credit, says Robert M. Lawless, the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law at Illinois and a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert. Lawless served as reporter for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy, which recommended several changes to the law.What can Illinois' new criminal justice reform commission accomplish?Feb 17, 2015 10:15 am79 views Eric A.Johnson, expert on criminal law and procedureWhat are the conditions for a constitutional crisis?Feb 22, 2017 8:00 am574 views Constitutional crisis scenarios have yet to occur under Trump, U. of I. law dean and constitutional scholar says.Weak individual mandate penalties jeopardize health care reform lawNov 14, 2011 11:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – However the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of a mandate to buy health insurance, the law that imposes the mandate is in serious trouble, says a University of Illinois expert on tax and retirement issues.Waning economy, increasing numbers of lawyers fuel litigation in JapanJul 21, 2005 9:00 am6 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.Vikram Amar, noted constitutional law scholar, named dean of U. of I. College of LawJul 6, 2015 9:00 am109 views Vikram Amar has been named the 13th dean of the College of Law, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.Vegetable lovers should be viewed as different from fruit aficionadosNov 12, 2004 9:00 am37 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Health educators and dietitians ought to be more precise the next time they advise Americans that "vegetables and fruit are good for you," according to a study by a nutritional expert at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.U.S. Supreme Court associate justice to lectureOct 16, 2002 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John Paul Stevens, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak at the University of Illinois College of Law Oct. 25 (Friday) on the evolving role of government. His talk begins a new lecture series at the college.U.S. prison camps demonstrate the fragile nature of rights, says authorMay 24, 2016 10:00 am639 views The U.S. has been a leading voice for human rights. It’s also run prison camps, now and in the past, that denied people those rights. A. Naomi Paik wanted to explore that contradiction – finding out why these camps were organized, how they were justified, how prisoners have been treated and their response to that treatment. The result is her book “Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II,” published in April.U.S. must clarify workers' responsibilities in national emergenciesFeb 23, 2006 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How far can the government go in forcing civilians to perform potentially life-threatening jobs during a national emergency?Using science in classroom on behalf of a cause predates 'intelligent design'Oct 28, 2005 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The effort to teach "intelligent design" in public schools is not the first time that "science" has been enlisted for a cause in the classroom, according to a University of Illinois legal scholar.U.S. forest management policy must evolve to meet bioenergy targetsJun 13, 2013 9:00 am158 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In order to keep pace with the burgeoning demand for renewable energy, forest management policy in the U.S. must change to address environmental sustainability issues, according to an article by a University of Illinois expert in bioenergy law.U.S. firms a role model for fair hiring standards, study saysJul 7, 2008 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - U.S. companies are helping spread fair hiring practices across the world as they set up shop in developing nations, according to a new study of gender and age discrimination co-written by a University of Illinois labor expert.Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversyJul 27, 2004 9:00 am579 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The proposed use of Web or video cameras to monitor the care of residents in nursing homes has kicked up a storm.U.S. economy teetering, but could still avert recession, U. of I. experts sayJan 29, 2008 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U.S. economy is sputtering amid a lingering housing slump and growing jitters on Wall Street, but whether a recession lies ahead is still anyone's guess, a trio of University of Illinois economic experts say.U.S. corporations should stop being complicit in China's cyber censorshipAug 9, 2004 9:00 am61 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It is known as the "Great Firewall of China," and like its counterpart built centuries before, it is intended to block unwanted invaders from the outside world.U. of I. to host international marketing symposiumApr 2, 2008 9:00 am14 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.U. of I. student teams to get chance to turn ideas into start-up businessesDec 18, 2006 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As graduates, they became major players in the technology world, establishing such companies as PayPal and YouTube.U. of I. scholars collecting, analyzing constitutions from around worldFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am23719 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thomas Jefferson believed that a country's constitution should be rewritten every 19 years. Instead, the U.S. Constitution, which Jefferson did not help to write (he was in Paris serving as U.S. minister to France when the Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia), has prevailed since 1789.U. of I. scholar: Illinois could weather recession better than nationOct 30, 2007 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois would likely fare better than the nation if the sagging U.S. economy plunges into a recession amid a worrisome housing market slump and sub-prime loan crisis, a University of Illinois economist says.U. of I. recognized as CFA Program Partner institutionMar 24, 2008 9:00 am50 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Master of Science in Finance Program has been named a CFA Program Partner, joining 54 other degree programs worldwide that meet the prestigious financial institute's professional and ethical standards.U. of I. professor nominated as trustee for social security, medicare programsFeb 12, 2008 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown will be nominated by President Bush to serve on the board of trustees for the nation's Social Security and Medicare programs, the White House announced Tuesday.U. of I. professor calls on Congress to close private equity tax loopholeOct 18, 2007 9:00 am73 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Congress should act quickly on a Senate bill that would plug a loophole allowing publicly traded private equity firms to avoid paying corporate taxes, says a University of Illinois law professor who testified before House and Senate panels that reviewed the long-overlooked tax disparity.U. of I. law professor receives honorary doctorate in SwitzerlandDec 6, 2007 9:00 am37 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois law professor William J. Davey has received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Berne in recognition of his longtime efforts to promote fair international trade.U. of I. law library acquires prized Blackstone legal commentariesJul 14, 2005 9:00 am72 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After five years of looking, the University of Illinois College of Law has acquired the first American edition of Blackstone's Commentaries on the Law, completing its collection of original Blackstone editions.U. of I., Illinois chamber starting certification program for HR managersMay 1, 2008 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 9,300 Illinois companies were investigated last year for alleged labor law violations, sparked by employee complaints about problems ranging from wages and overtime to workplace safety.U. of I. expert to testify about Supreme Court's impact on consumer debtJun 10, 2008 9:00 am115 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.U.of I. experts say overhaul proposals could worsen credit crisisApr 3, 2008 9:00 am56 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Bush administration's sweeping plan to overhaul the nation's financial regulatory system could compound the credit crisis it seeks to cure, two University of Illinois finance professors say.U. of I. experts on Blagojevich indictmentDec 9, 2008 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The following University of Illinois experts are available to discuss federal corruption charges filed Tuesday against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.U. of I. Economic Index indicates economy growing, but at slower paceMay 1, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell again last month to 105.1 from its 105.9 reading in March.University of Illinois law professor to receive honorary doctorateSep 18, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois law professor Thomas G. Ulen will receive an honorary doctoral degree Oct. 5 from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, honoring his longtime work in law and economics.Unionization denied: What's next for the College Athletes Players Association?Aug 24, 2015 12:15 pm140 views A Minute With...™ Michael LeRoy, expert on collective bargaining in athletics'Unfunded liabilities' a financial myth, expert saysApr 1, 2009 9:00 am606 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A growing chorus of complaints about the U.S. government's "unfunded" debts may be unsettling, but no cause to become unnerved, a University of Illinois tax expert says.UC-Berkeley biochemist to lecture on realizing promise of researchMar 28, 2006 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward Penhoet, a biochemist and a former dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley, will give the Arnold O. Beckman Lecture in Science and Innovation April 4 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Type of company pension determines security of payout to retireesApr 26, 2004 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What a difference a word can make to the security of a person's golden years.Transmission congestion threatens to clog nation's power gridJul 27, 2006 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Inadequate investment in the power grid transmission network remains the Achilles heel of the nation's electric system, an engineer who specializes in utility policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says.Track record of anti-poverty 'Enterprise Zones' is mixedFeb 20, 2006 9:00 am149 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Since Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s, attempts to alleviate poverty have shifted away from urban renewal and centralized government planning to so-called "market-based solutions."The uphill road facing the Blagojevich defenseMay 17, 2011 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... law professor J. Steven BeckettThe SCOTUS Monsanto ruling: The farmer had no real chance of beating GoliathMay 23, 2013 9:00 am45 views A Minute With™... Paul Heald, an expert on patent and copyright issues The President's call to reform taxation on capital gainsJan 22, 2015 4:15 pm35 views Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at IllinoisThe possible national, long-term effects of Wisconsin's labor legislationMar 1, 2011 9:00 am56 views A Minute With™... labor and employment relations professor Ariel AvgarThe international security risks posed by emerging infectious diseasesJun 5, 2008 9:00 am69 views A Minute With™... W.W. Laegreid, a professor of pathobiology and an ACDIS faculty memberThe danger, necessity of anonymous juriesJun 19, 2007 9:00 am62 views A Minute With™... Andrew D. Leipold, a professor of lawThe benefits and difficulties of unionizing America's expanding low-wage workforceOct 12, 2010 9:00 am21 views A Minute With™... Edward J. Hertenstein, a professor of labor and employment relationsThai philosopher-activist to discuss Buddhism and the lawOct 15, 2004 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sulak Sivaraksa, a noted philosopher and activist from Thailand, will discuss Buddhism and the law on Thursday (Oct. 21) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.