Walter J. Kendall III
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
BA, Brooklyn College
JD, St. John's University
During law school, Walter Kendall was an associate editor of the St. John's Law Review and The Catholic Lawyer. After graduation, and before joining the John Marshall faculty in 1975 he served as a trial attorney at the Federal Power Commission, as house counsel at Baxter Laboratories, and as assistant to the director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
He is an advisor to many community and citizen groups. He has served as chair of Access Living, an advocacy group for people with disabilities, and as co-chair of Illinois Peace Action. Currently, he is on the boards of Illinois Citizen Action and the Illinois Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, as well as Access Living and AAUP-Illinois. Professor Kendall is past chair of the ISBA's Administrative Law Section Council, and he has served as an arbitrator for the National Futures Association.
He was an elected member of Consolidated School District 15 in the NW suburbs of Chicago, and the Cook County Democratic Party, and an appointed member of the Cook County Human Rights Commission.
Professor Kendall has lectured at universities in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Taipei. He teaches or has taught Administrative Law, Banking Law, Constitutional Law, Disability Law, Economics and the Law, International Organizations, Public International Law, and Legal Philosophy.
Book Review: 22 L. & Pol. Book Rev. 388-392 (2012) (reviewing Aldo Schiavone, The Invention of the Law in the West (2012))
Book Review: Resignation in Protest: Learning by Teaching, 11 Hum. Rts. and Hum. Welfare 33 (2011) (reviewing William F. Felice, How Do I Save My Honor? War, Moral Integrity, and Principled Resignation (2009))
Book Review: Stretching the Rules; Breaking the Law; or Neither?, 21 L. and Pol. Book Review 364 (2011) (reviewing Christian Hendersen, The Persistent Advocate and the Use of Force: The Impact of the United States Upon the Jus Ad Bellus in the Post-Cold War Era (2011))
Book Review: Lawness: What is it? Why Should I Care? H-Net Reviews (2011) (reviewing Scott Shapiro, Legality (2011))
Book Review: 34 Peace and Change 375 (2009) (reviewing Jane Mayer, The Dark Side: The Inside of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals (2009) and Philippe Sands, Torture Team; Rumsfeld's Memo & The Betrayal of American Values (2009))
Speaker: Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, "Plato's Laws and the Pre-Political Moral Foundations of a Constitutional State," (March 2014)
Speaker: Martin Luther King Day Panel on Voting Rights (January 2014)
Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "Adam Smith's Lectures on Jurisprudence, "The Science of the Legislator" Law, Ethics, and Economics—Where's the Justice?," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (March 2013)
Speaker: Society of American Lawyers (SALT) Conference on Teaching Social Justice, "Access to Justice: The Role of Legal Education and the Legal Profession," Baltimore, MD (October 2012)
Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "Practice-Ready in a Legal Order Where Nothing Works as It ShouldFields of Power Where Justice Happens or Doesn't," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (September 2012)
Speaker: Illinois Campaign Finance Reform Task Force (December 2011)
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