Faculty News for Professor Marc Falkoff
Marc D. Falkoff
Associate Professor of Law
B.A., University of Pennsylvania / M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ph.D., Brandeis University
J.D., Columbia Law School
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.