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Matthew R. Lippman University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, John Marshall Law School in Chicago

Matthew Lippman has taught criminal law and criminal procedure in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for more than thirty years. He has also taught courses on civil liberties, law and society, and terrorism and teaches international criminal law at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He earned a doctorate in political science from Northwestern University and a master of laws from Harvard Law School, and he is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.

He has been voted by the graduating seniors at UIC to receive the Silver Circle Award for outstanding teaching on six separate occasions and has also received the UIC Flame Award from the University of Illinois Alumni Association, as well as the Excellence in Teaching Award, the Teaching Recognition (Portfolio) Award, and the Honors College Fellow of the Year Award and the HOPE teaching award. The UIC chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice honors society, named him “criminal justice professor of the year” on three occasions. He is also recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. In 2008, he was recognized as College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Master Teacher. In 2012, Professor Lippman was honored by being named commencement “Marshal” by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He has served in every major administrative position in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice, including department head, director of undergraduate studies, and director of graduate studies.

Professor Lippman is author of more than one hundred articles and five books. These publications focus on criminal law and criminal procedure, international human rights, and comparative law. He also is the author of five other SAGE texts, Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies (5th ed.); Essential Criminal Law (2nd ed.); Law and Society (2nd ed.); Criminal Evidence and  Striking the Balance: Debating Criminal Justice and Law. His work is cited in hundreds of academic publications and by international courts and organizations.

He has also served on legal teams appearing before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, has helped draft numerous briefs submitted to federal courts and to the U.S. Supreme Court, has testified as an expert witness on international law before numerous state and federal courts, and has consulted with both private organizations and branches of the U.S. government. He regularly appears as a radio and television commentator and is frequently quoted in leading newspapers.