Research in Progress – February 2012

Lori Andrews, under a Greenwall Foundation grant, is analyzing the legal issues surrounding the collection of health information by social networks and related data aggregators.


Martin Malin is collaborating with Professor Sara Slinn of Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada, on an empirical study of the arbitration of statutory human rights claims in Canada and what implications it may have for arbitration in the U.S. in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in 14 Penn Plaza, LLC v. Pyett.  They are in the exploratory stages of the collaboration and are developing proposals that they intend to submit to several potential sources of funding in the U.S. and Canada.


Nancy Marder is writing a commentary for Jurist on cameras in the courtroom, with a focus on the recent decision to allow cameras in trial courts in Illinois as part of a pilot program.

Professor Marder is also working on an article about “Iconic Jury Trials” which focuses on the first criminal trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and examines the role of the hold-out juror.  She will present this paper at a panel on “Iconic Jury Trials,” which she organized for the Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association this summer.