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Julie M. Spanbauer

Julie M. Spanbauer

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.2385
Office: Room 931
Office Hours: Weds. | 2-5 p.m. or by appointment

BS, cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
JD, Valparaiso University
LLM, Northwestern University

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After graduating from law school, Julie Spanbauer served as a law clerk to Hon. Andrew P. Rodovich, U.S. Magistrate Judge, and Hon. James T. Moody, U.S. District Court Judge. Since joining the John Marshall faculty in 1990, she has published numerous articles in the areas of employment discrimination, constitutional law, and women's issues.

Professor Spanbauer was recently named a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant Recipient and she taught at the Institute of Technology Law, National Chiao Tung University in Taipei, Taiwan. Professor Spanbauer has organized and served as a panel moderator at diverse conferences involving discrimination issues. She has presented lectures at Trinity College in Ireland and in China. Professor Spanbauer has served as the program director for two programs sponsored by the International Law Institute in Washington, DC. These programs prepare international LLM students to enter law schools throughout the United States. She has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Friends of Battered Women and their Children, a not-for-profit organization providing counseling, advocacy, and education services for abused women and their children.

From 2004-2008, Professor Spanbauer served as director of the special admissions program at John Marshall, the Summer College for Assessing Legal Education Skills (SCALES). She teaches Employment Discrimination, Contracts, and Lawyering Skills.

Full Curriculum Vitae


Mind the Gap: Teaching Research as a Fluid, Ever-Present Concept in the First-Year Legal Research and Writing Classroom, 66 Mercer L. Rev. _ (forthcoming 2015)

Using a Cultural Lens in the Law School Classroom to Stimulate Self-Assessment, 48 Gonz. L. Rev. 307 (2013)

Selling Sex: Analyzing the Improper Use Defense of Contract Enforcement through the Lens of Carroll v. Beardon, 59 Clev. St. L. Rev. 693 (2011)


Speaker: JMLS Faculty Works in Progress Series (CLE), "Institutionalizing the Multiple Assessment Teaching Assistant Program" (May 2014) (with Rogelio Lasso and Maureen Kordesh)

Speaker: Fourteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, "Teaching to Student Strengths to Bridge the Cultural Divide in the Legal Research Classroom," UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV (March 2014)

Speaker: Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) 2013 Biennial Conference, "Using a Cultural Lens in Legal Writing Classroom to Stimulate Self-Assessment" (June 2013)

Panelist: The Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, "Enriching Your Life and the Lives of Others – Be A Fullbright Specialist," Palm Desert, CA (May 2012)

Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Works-In-Progress Program, "Selling Sex: Analyzing the Improper Use Defense to Contract Enforcement Through the Lens of Carroll v. Beardon" (April 2012)

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