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Heidi M. Hurd with Ed Sutkowski

Heidi M. Hurd, Dean, University of Illinois College of Law

Heidi M. Hurd

Dean, University of Illinois College of Law

Episode #203


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Host Ed Sutkowski interviews Heidi M. Hurd, Dean of the College of Law at the University of Illinois.

Original Air Date(s): 10/27/2006

Biographical Information

Heidi M. Hurd , Dean, University of Illinois College of Law

Heidi M. Hurd, the David C. Baum Professor of Law, served as the 11th and first female Dean of the University of Illinois College of Law; she is a scholar in the areas of torts, criminal law and general jurisprudence. Dean Hurd received her undergraduate degree and Master's degree, both in Philosophy, from Queens University, Ontario, Canada, and her Ph.D. in Philosophy and law degree from the University of Southern California. She is the mother of twins. She was a Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, served as Associated Dean for Academic Affairs and co-founded and directed the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law and Philosophy.

Dean Hurd has presented more than 80 lectures at various conferences around the World, has authored numerous articles which have appeared in various prestigious publications including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and The Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues.

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