“The faculty who are involved in this program bring a level of commitment and dedication that stands out. Many of the professors have been here from the inception of our MLS program, and we continue to mold and shape the curriculum to be the best it can be.”
With our metropolitan location and mission to serve the community, the DePaul College of Law has been able to build a faculty with extensive experience and commitment to student success. Our faculty include practicing lawyers and legal scholars who have worked in immigration, commercial law, law libraries, intellectual property and IT, environmental enforcement and civil rights.
Professor Tirres joined the College of Law faculty in 2007. She served as associate dean for academic affairs at the College from 2014 to 2017. In 2018 she was a visiting associate professor at the University of Chicago Law School. She received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Princeton University and her JD from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor and treasurer of the Harvard Law Review. In 2008, she received a PhD in American History from Harvard University. She was the first Cleary, Gottlieb, Hamilton & Steen fellow at the Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinic of Greater Boston Legal Services. Professor Tirres also worked for the Immigration Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of Texas and for the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell in Memphis, Tennessee.
Professor Tirres’ research and publications focus on immigration, citizenship and civil rights in both historical and contemporary perspectives. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Legal History, the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal and the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, among others. In 2011, she was invited by the U.S. State Department to travel to Greece to serve as an expert speaker on issues of immigration law, policy and history. She is a contributing editor of the online legal scholarship journal Jotwell and has served as a peer reviewer for numerous journals and publishers, including Law & Social Inquiry and Oxford University Press. She is an affiliated scholar of the History Department at DePaul.
Elizabeth (Liz) Sheyn Brown is general counsel and chief administrative officer of CSC Generation Holdings, Inc. (CSC), which focuses on making traditional brands digital first and owns brands in the home goods, furnishings and catalog space. In this role, Ms. Brown leads a team of lawyers and legal professionals, as well as a team of HR, communications and physical security professionals. Ms. Brown manages a wide variety of legal matters across all company locations (U.S./Canada/Mexico) in areas including litigation, corporate governance, M&A (buy-side and sell-side), real estate, financing, privacy and labor and employment. Ms. Brown is also an adjunct professor at the DePaul College of Law and a lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Prior to joining CSC, Ms. Brown was in-house counsel at Groupon, Inc. and Dover Corporation, both in the Chicagoland area. Before working in-house, Ms. Brown was an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP in Chicago where she focused her practice on antitrust, complex commercial litigation and government and internal investigations. Ms. Brown also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Helene N. White of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and to the Honorable James S. Gwin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Ms. Brown graduated from the University of Chicago and from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where she was senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Max N. Helveston joined DePaul in 2011. He received his BA from the University of Michigan and his JD from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker fellow, editor of the Yale Law Journal and editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics. Prior to coming to DePaul, he clerked for the Hon. Richard D. Cudahy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and worked as a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. Professor Helveston teaches and writes in the areas of consumer protection, insurance, health and commercial law. His work has recently appeared in the Georgia Law Journal, the Washington University Law Review and the New York University Journal of Law and Business.
Anne Hudson has served as the senior faculty research librarian at DePaul College of Law since December 2017. Prior to moving to Chicago, she served in a similar role at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, for 14 years. Before beginning her academic law librarian career, she worked for the Department of Justice for eight years in the environmental enforcement, civil rights and civil case divisions.
Allen Moye joined the faculty of DePaul College of Law in January 2005. In addition to supervising the College of Law’s technology support team, Professor Moye serves as director of the Rinn Law Library and is responsible for the financial management and quality of library services and research support offered to faculty, students, alumni and other patrons. He coordinates with the legal writing faculty to provide legal research instruction to law students and teaches Advanced Legal Research. Professor Moye also teaches an Introduction to American Law and Legal Systems course as part of the MLS program.
In addition to his responsibilities as a senior administrator in the College of Law, Professor Moye is an active member of the faculty, having served on committees on faculty recruitment; diversity; facilities and technology; self-study; academic program review; and strategic planning. He has also served on the university’s Physical Environment; Teaching, Learning and Technology committees and the President’s Diversity Council. He is a past faculty advisor to the College of Law’s Black Law Students Association and a recipient of the Deans’ Excellence in Staff Service Award.
Professor Moye is involved in professional library associations and he has served as chair of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Committee on Diversity; and as a member of the Annual Program Planning and Nominations Committees. He is an active member of AALL’s Black Caucus and serves as President of the Mid-America Law Libraries Consortium (MALLCO) 2017–2019.
Professor Moye was among 32 law librarians nationwide featured in “Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries” by Carol Avery Nicholson, Ruth Johnson Hill & Vicente E. Graces, (William S. Hein & Co., 2006).
Prior to joining DePaul, Anthony G. Volini, a registered patent attorney, was an associate at a Chicago intellectual property firm, where he primarily handled patent prosecution and infringement analyses in a variety of technology areas, including extrusion and other mechanical devices, plastics, household products, surgical navigation equipment and insecticides.
Volini is a member of DePaul’s Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) and routinely advises students on interviewing, networking and resume writing. He also assists with coordinating CIPLIT® job placements. He is an inventor on U.S. Patent 7,308,992, assigned to S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., concerning aerosol actuating technology.
In addition to teaching his specific courses, he contributes to guiding the law school’s overall technology and intellectual property curriculum, including his active collaboration with DePaul’s College of Computing & Digital Media (CDM) on interdisciplinary technology education for law students.
Volini’s other credentials include completing an MS in Cybersecurity as well as holding both CIPP/E and CIPP/US certifications.
Philippe Weiss, JD, is president of Seyfarth at Work, the compliance services and training subsidiary of Seyfarth, LLP.
Philippe collaborates with corporate executive teams and in-house legal and human resources leaders to develop core value statements, compliance communications and training initiatives. He assists governmental entities and NGOs to craft messaging addressing legally and politically contentious challenges. Philippe pioneered Seyfarth at Work’s user-friendly compliance communication methods, which emphasize everyday language and avoid “legalese.” EEOC monitor reports have cited these methods as “wholly creative and successful.”
In his career as an attorney, Philippe represented and negotiated on behalf of companies, government agencies and nonprofits and appeared before federal and state courts. Philippe also founded and co-led a compliance communications company that disseminated legal information and tools for individuals with disabilities. The company operated in partnership with such governmental groups as the International City/County Management Association, American Association of School Administrators and National Recreation and Parks Association.
Philippe has designed and delivered interactive negotiation simulations and courses at Northwestern University’s University College, Loyola and the University of Michigan. In addition to serving on the DePaul College of Law’s MLS faculty, he guest lectures on effective compliance communications for Boston University School of Law. Philippe is regularly called upon by the media for insights on business and compliance trends and appears as a bi-weekly guest on the WGN Radio program, “The Business Lunch.”
Philippe graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan Honors College and received his JD from Boston University School of Law.
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