Susan Bandes

Visiting Professor of Law

Education

J.D. University of Michigan
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo

Biography

Emeritus Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law

Professor Bandes is widely known as a scholar in the areas of federal jurisdiction, criminal procedure and civil rights, and more recently, as a pioneer in the emerging study of the role of emotion in law. Her legal career began in 1976 at the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender. In 1980, she became staff counsel for the Illinois A.C.L.U., where she litigated a broad spectrum of civil rights cases, and helped draft and secure passage of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Read more.