Author of the Week: Professor Sonia Green at The John Marshall Law School, Chicago

Professor Green teaches Civil Procedure, Conflicts of Law, Lawyering Skills, and a seminar on Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Law. Professor Green received her BA, MA and JD from the University of Chicago. While at the University of Chicago Law School, Professor Green was awarded a Ford Foundation Scholarship to study at the Hague Academy of International Law. She practiced in insurance and commercial litigation with two Chicago law firms. Before joining the John Marshall faculty, she was Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.  A mother of four boys, Professor Green is passionate about education and tries to help her students find that elusive work-life balance. She works closely with students in her classes to help each student learn Best, and teaches using innovative methods like CALI lessons.

Race and Equal Protection

This Lesson considers race under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as well as under other constitutional provisions, with the exception of "affirmative action" which is the subject of a separate lesson. It can be used as an introduction or as review.

Author of the Week: Professor Suzanna Sherry at the Vanderbilt University Law School

Suzanna Sherry is the Cal Turner Professor of Law and Leadership at the Vanderbilt University Law School. She received her A.B. from Middlebury College and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. She clerked for Judge John Godbold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, then practiced primarily white collar criminal defense law with the Washington D.C. law firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin. She began her academic career at the University of Minnesota Law School, moving to Vanderbilt in the fall of 2000.

Professor Sherry's most recent work includes Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations (with Daniel A. Farber) (Chicago 2002) and Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault on Truth in American Law (with Daniel A. Farber) (Oxford 1997). Both books critique contemporary constitutional theory. She has written several dozen articles on such topics as constitutional theory and judicial decision-making, First Amendment law, cyberspace law, constitutional history, and state sovereign immunity. She has also co-authored three textbooks.

Author of the Week: Professor John Humbach at The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Professor Humbach’s teaching specialty has been in the property law area for over 30 years. He also teaches courses in legal ethics, criminal law and the First Amendment. Before entering law teaching in 1971, Professor Humbach practiced corporate and securities law for five years in New York City. He has authored many articles in property law areas such as landlord-tenant and the takings clause of the Constitution, as well as computer-assisted instruction programs for first-year law students. He also the author of the book “Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System.”