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Timothy P. O'Neill

Timothy P. O'Neill

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
S Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.2367

AB, Harvard University
JD, University of Michigan Law School

Column: Criminal Procedure (CDLB)

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Timothy O'Neill teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure. His scholarship has been cited in more than 50 federal and state appellate court decisions. In 2006, Chicago Lawyer magazine included him on its list of "10 of the Best Law Professors in Illinois."

Professor O'Neill is a regular commentator on state and national legal affairs. His Op-Ed articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and He has provided commentary for articles appearing in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times. He has been interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered.

For 20 years he has published a monthly column on criminal law in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. For this work, the Chicago Bar Association in 2012 presented him with its Herman Kogan Meritorious Achievement Award in the category of print journalism. The Chicago Society of Professional Journalists also named him a Finalist for the 2010 Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism in the area of Commentary.

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Harlan On My Mind: Chief Justice Roberts and the Affordable Care Act, 3 California Law Review Circuit 170 (2012)

The Pre-Appointment Experience of Supreme Court Justices: Response to Professor Barton, 64 Fla. L. Rev. F. 29 (2012)

Law and 'The Argumentative Theory', 90 Oregon Law Review 837 (2012)

New Law, Old Cases, Fair Outcomes: Why the Illinois Supreme Court Must Overrule People v. Flowers, 43 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 727 (2012)

Constitutional Argument as Jeremiad, 45 Valparaiso University Law Review 22 (2010)

Illinois Courts and the Law of Miranda Waivers: A Policy Worth Preserving, 30 Northern Illinois University Law Review 429 (2010)

Mirror Neurons, the New Neuroscience, and the Law: Some Preliminary Observations, 39 Southwestern Law Review 4999 (2010)

Vagrants in Volvos: Ending Pretextual Traffic Stops and Consent Searches of Vehicles in Illinois, 40 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 745 (2009)

There Will Be Blame: Misfortune and Injustice in The Sweet Hereafter, 5 University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal 19 (2008)

The Clear Initiative and Mental States: 1 1/2 Problems Solved, 41 John Marshall Law Review 701 (2008)

Scalia's Poker: Puzzles and Mysteries in Constitutional Interpretation, 24 Constitutional Commentary 663 (2007)

'The Stepford Justices': The Need for Experiential Diversity on the Roberts Court, 60 Oklahoma Law Review 701 (2007)

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