Faculty News for Professor Marc Falkoff
Marc D. Falkoff
Associate Professor of Law & Director of Faculty Development
J.D., Columbia Law School
Ph.D., Brandeis University
M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor/B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 815-753-0660
NIU Law Professor Marc Falkoff wins Illinois Press Association Accolade for “Criminal Convictions” Columns
Professor Marc Falkoff Gives Radio Interview on Illinois Pension Case
On March 17, 2015, Professor Marc Falkoff was interviewed by NIU public radio station WNIJ on the Heaton v. Quinn case, which will mold the outcome of a proposed pension reform signed by then-Governor Pat Quinn in 2013.
Professor Falkoff Presents at Community Event on Guantánamo Bay
Professor Marc Falkoff gave a talk about defending Guantánamo Bay detainees and giving them a voice through their poetry at the Tea Project Closing & Community Event on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS. You can find out more about the Tea Project and this event on their website.
Falkoff Speaks at Guantánamo Event
Professor Marc Falkoff spoke at Brown University in Providence, RI on Friday, September 12, 2014 at a conference called "New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy." Professor Falkoff participated in a panel discussion entitled "Artistic Expression and Guantánamo" that also featured Kate Diedrick (Graduate Student, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University; moderator), Carol Rosenberg (Military Affairs Reporter, The Miami Herald), Aurora De Armendi (Artist, Parsons School of Design), Pedro Frank Gutiérrez Torres and Alexander Beatón Galano (Fitt Artists in Residence-Cuba).
Falkoff Profile Appears in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
A profile of Professor Marc Falkoff appeared in the August 8, 2014 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The article, written by Jack Silverstein, details Professor Falkoff's unique experiences representing detainees at the prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and how it led him to teaching at NIU College of Law. Professor Falkoff has been contributing monthly columns called "Criminal Convictions" for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin since April 2013.
Professor Falkoff Discusses Student Disciplinary Hearings in Latest "Criminal Convictions" Column
In the July 31, 2014 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Professor Marc Falkoff shares his experiences as a member of the NIU Student Conduct Board and some of the potentially troubling practices in student disciplinary hearings as compared to criminal trials. Falkoff uses the notion of hearsay to delve into the differences in basic legal protections between conduct hearings and trials.
Falkoff Raises Issue of Reasonable Doubt in June Edition of "Criminal Convictions"
Professor Marc Falkoff brings to light the issue of reasonable doubt and its role in overturning convictions in his latest "Criminal Convictions" column, which appeared in the June 25, 2014 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Falkoff advocates that the Illinois Supreme Court take another look at a recent murder case in which reasonable doubt affected the outcome to ensure that appropriate precedent is set.
Professor Falkoff Reviews Important Issues in Latest "Criminal Convictions" Column
Professor Marc Falkoff's monthly "Criminal Convictions" column appeared in the May 15, 2014 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Falkoff used this edition of the column to review a collection of significant legal issues from the past year not covered in prior columns.
Falkoff Reflects on Loss of Privacy in "Criminal Convictions" Column
Professor Marc Falkoff had his monthly entry in his "Criminal Convictions" column featured in the April 17, 2014 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The article discusses issues of privacy rights in the wake of the Illinois Supreme Court's rulings regarding recording of conversations in People v. Melongo and People v. Clark.
Professor Falkoff Discusses Pro Bono Scholars in "Criminal Convictions" Column
Professor Marc Falkoff's March entry in his ongoing "Criminal Convictions" column appeared in the March 26, 2014 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The article details the proposed "Pro Bono Scholars" initiative introduced by New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. Falkoff discusses the proposal's potential ramifications for the state of legal education as well as the need for lawyers in society.
Falkoff Writes on Jury Instruction Issues in "Criminal Convictions" Column
Professor Marc Falkoff's latest entry for his "Criminal Convictions" column appeared in the February 18, 2014 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He critiques the recent decision in People v. Belknap, where an Illinois appellate court reversed a murder conviction based on de minimis errors during voir dire.
Professor Falkoff Publishes First 2014 Entry of "Criminal Convictions" Column
Professor Marc Falkoff has written his first "Criminal Convictions" piece of 2014, appearing in the January 20, 2014 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The column deals with sentencing of juvenile murderers and the Illinois retroactivity doctrine.
Professor Falkoff Authors Final "Criminal Convictions" Column of 2013
Professor Marc Falkoff's December "Criminal Convictions" piece on false confessions appeared in the December 26, 2013 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Professor Falkoff Publishes November "Criminal Convictions" Piece
Professor Marc Falkoff's latest "Criminal Convictions" column appeared in the November 25, 2013 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The column examined the city of Chicago's "investigative alert" system.
Professor Falkoff Quoted in Rockford Register Star
Professor Marc Falkoff was quoted in Jeff Kolkey's article in the November 15, 2013 edition of the Rockford Reigster Star. The article dealt with the issue of constitutional rights following an incident between the president of the local branch of the NAACP and the Rockford, IL police department.
Professor Marc Falkoff Writes October Edition of "Criminal Convictions"
Professor Marc Falkoff's latest "Criminal Convictions" column appeared in the October 24, 2013 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The column dealt with the problematic invocation of dictionary definitions by judges during court opinions.
Professor Falkoff Takes Part in Experts Meeting on Guantanamo
Professor Marc Falkoff participated in an experts meeting during the first week of October 2013 at the Organization of American States, appearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C., to discuss efforts to close Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Professor Marc Falkoff Writes September Entry for "Criminal Convictions"
Professor Marc Falkoff's latest column in his continuing series "Criminal Convictions" was published in the September 26, 2013 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. This entry dealt with recent developments in the right to counsel during state post-conviction review, particularly after the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court Martinez v. Ryan decision.
Professor Falkoff Featured on WBEZ's Worldview
Professor Marc Falkoff was interviewed by Jerome McDonnell on the WBEZ 91.5 Chicago radio program Worldview on September 25, 2013. Professor Falkoff, who served as a principal in the habeas representation of seventeen Guantanamo Bay detainees and edited the much-heralded book Poems From Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, was brought on the show to talk about a recent recurrence of hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay.
Falkoff Lectures on Habeas Corpus at Tenth Circuit Conference
Professor Marc Falkoff lectured on habeas corpus at the Tenth Circuit Bench and Bar Conference, in Colorado Springs, CO, held August 28-31. Several hundred lawyers and judges from the six states of the Tenth Circuit were in attendance at the conference, which also featured Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Professor Marc Falkoff Pens August Edition of "Criminal Convictions"
Professor Marc Falkoff's monthly "Criminal Convictions" column appeared in the August 19, 2013 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The column looks at mandatory sentencing enhancements and the dangerous results they can have.
Professor Falkoff Writes July "Criminal Convictions" Column for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Professor Marc Falkoff's monthly "Criminal Convictions" column appeared in the July 22, 2013 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The column examined the controversial "felony-murder" rule employed by the Supreme Courts of a small number of states including Illinois.
Professor Falkoff Quoted in Editorial on Violent Crime
Professor Marc Falkoff was consulted by Jillian Duchnowski for her editorial piece in the July 10 edition of the DeKalb Daily Chronicle. The piece examined recent cases in the DeKalb area in which victims of violent crimes who committed criminal acts themselves were not prosecuted.
Professor Marc Falkoff Quoted in Northwest Herald Article
Professor Marc Falkoff was quoted in Chelsea McDougall's June 30th article in The Northwest Herald. The article discussed Illinois House Bill 3111, which aims to create a pilot program to provide legal aid for poverty-stricken tenants in disputes with landlords.
Professor Marc Falkoff Quoted in Article on a Murder Case
Professor Marc Falkoff was quoted in Erika Wurst's June 19th article in The Beacon News. The article discussed the case of a man who recently withdrew his guilty plea of killing an Aurora, IL woman on Halloween night in 2005 when he was 14 years old. The case may now go to trial.
Professor Marc Falkoff Featured as Guest Columnist in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Professor Marc Falkoff once again wrote a guest column for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on May 29, 2013. His piece advocates the recording of police interrogations and legislation to expand the practice.
Professor Marc Falkoff Debuts as Guest Columnist in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Professor Marc Falkoff penned his first piece as a guest columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin newspaper on April 23, 2013. The column deals with an overturned conviction in a case in which the defendant was accused of writing a "terroristic threat" within a page of rap lyrics.
Professor Falkoff Interviewed Regarding Curl Plea Deal
Professor Marc Falkoff was interviewed by WNIJ radio on April 4, 2013 regarding William Curl and his trial for the 2010 murder of NIU student Antoinette Keller. Falkoff was consulted for his legal expertise on the implications of Curl accepting a plea deal.
Falkoff Quoted in Article on Controversial Murder Case
Professor Marc Falkoff was quoted in Beth Hundsdorfer's March 24, 2013 article in the Belleville News-Democrat. The article deals with a recent trial in East St. Louis, Illinois, in which the accused was convicted of first-degree murder by way of the felony murder theory, which allows for an individual to be held responsible for the murder of an accomplice.
Professor Falkoff Speaks at Guantanamo Panel
Professor Marc Falkoff spoke as part of "Forum on the Forgotten Guantanamo Detainees," a program offered by the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitutional Society, on Tuesday, February 5 at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Falkoff Heard on NPR Talking About Guantanamo Bay Detention Issues
Professor Marc Falkoff was a guest on NPR's "Here and Now" program, originating from Boston on WBUR-FM and broadcast in the NIU area on WNIJ-FM (89.5) and WBEZ-FM (91.5), on Tuesday, October 9. Falkoff was interviewed regarding his representation of Adnan Latif, a psychologically troubled detainee in the Guantanamo Bay prison facility who is thought to have committed suicide in his cell.
Professor Falkoff Writes Opinion Piece for Los Angeles Times
Professor Marc Falkoff penned an op-ed piece that was featured in the September 20, 2012 edition of the Los Angeles Times. The piece recounts the tragic death of Adnan Farhan, a detainee at the Guantanamo Bay prison facility and a client of Professor Falkoff's, and from there asserts the need for the prison to close. Professor Falkoff has not only served as a principal in the habeas representation of seventeen Guantanamo Bay detainees, he is a noted scholar on the facility and the legal ramifications thereof. His book, Poems From Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, is a highly-regarded account on his experiences representing these individuals.
Professor Marc Falkoff Quoted in Daily Herald
Professor Falkoff was quoted by Josh Stockinger in an August 17, 2012 article in Chicago's Daily Herald newspaper. The article dealt with a unique burglary case in Villa Park, IL in which prosecutors charged a suspect based on their genetic profile. You can read the full article on the Daily Herald website.
Professor Marc Falkoff Quoted in Article on High Profile Cold Case
Professor Falkoff was interviewed and cited as an expert on the controversial case of Jack McCullogh, a man acquitted of a 50-year-old rape charge who was recently found guilty of an even older charge of murder. The article appeared in the April 15, 2012 Chicago Tribune and was written by Clifford Ward.
Professor Falkoff Lectures at Brown University
Professor Marc Falkoff presented "Poetry at Guantánamo" at Brown University on March 15, 2012. His lecture drew from his 2007 book Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak.