Sonia Bychkov Green
Director, Expert Learning Program
The John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 756
Professor Sonia Bychkov Green emigrated from Russia as a child, and has always been interested in international issues. She has written in language laws in the former Soviet Union. Her current research projects revolve around conflicts of law including some cutting edge conflicts issues such as assisted reproductive technology and same-sex marriage laws.
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 McCullough, Campbell & Lane, and Bates Meckler Bulger & Tilson. Before joining the John Marshall faculty, she was Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, and she has taught legal writing as an adjunct instructor at Loyola University Chicago School 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 and in the JMLS Moot Court program, and is always willing to advise students on their legal careers.
Professor Green teaches Lawyering Skills, Conflicts of Law, Civil Procedure and International Law. She also teaches in the SCALES program and created a seminar called Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Law.
Currency of Love: Customary International Law and the Battle for Same-Sex Marriage in the United States, __ U. PA. J. LAW & SOC. CHANGE __ (2010)
Interstate Intercourse: How Modern Assisted Reproductive Technologies Challenge The Traditional Realm Of Conflicts Of Law, 24 WIS. J.L. GENDER & SOC'Y 25 (2009)
Sailing Against the Wind: How a Pre-Admission Program Can Prepare At-Risk Students for Success in the Journey Through Law School and Beyond (with Kordesh and Spanbauer), 39 U. MEM. L. REV. 307 (2009)
Law and Society Annual Meeting, "Currency of Love: Customary International Law and the Legalization and Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States," Chicago, Illinois (May 30, 2010)
Central Region Legal Writing Conference, "An Inconvenient Obsession: Facebook in Law School" (with Professor Tracy McGaugh), Marquette University Law School (October 10, 2009)
Summer 2009 Conference of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, "You've Got to Move It, Move It: Techniques for Motivating (and Moving) Kinesthetic Learners" (with Professor Maureen Collins), Gonzaga University School of Law (June 24, 2009)
Lone Star Regional Legal Research and Writing Conference, "Drop and give me 15 ... minutes of argument: Channeling Tom Landry for (Moot Court) Coaching Success" (with Professor Mary Nagel), Texas Tech University School of Law (May 30, 2009)
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