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Andrea D. Lyon

Andrea-Lyon

Dean and Professor of Law

Andrea.Lyon@valpo.edu
219-465-7834
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Education

J.D., Antioch School of Law (1976)
B.A., Livingston College, Rutgers University (1973)

Representative Scholarship

Book Chapter – The Capital Defense Attorney, The American Experiment with Capital Punishment (ed. 3d. upcoming 2014).

Team Defense (with Mortimer Smith) (upcoming ABA publication 2014).

Post-Conviction Practice: A Manual for Illinois Lawyers (published by the Illinois State Bar Association, 2013; with Graham, Kizer & Birger).

The Promise of Effective Assistance of Counsel: Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough, The Champion, June 2012.

Race Bias and the Importance of Consciousness for Criminal Defense Attorneys, 35 Seattle U. L. Rev. 755 (2012).

Criminal Coverage: News, Media, Legal Commentary, and the Crucible of the Presumption of Innocence, 1 Reynolds Courts & Media L.J. 427 (2011).

Federal Habeas Corpus: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press, 2011; with Emily Hughes, Mary Prosser and Justin Marceau).

Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer (Kaplan, 2010).

Affirmative Defenses, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Defending Illinois Criminal Cases, 2010. (Chapter 8) (published 1988, updates 1991, 1996).

Investigation Manual (pub. Center for Justice in Capital Cases at the DePaul University College of Law, 2010) (ed. 2d).

Symposium, Mixed Media: Popular Culture and Race and Their Effect on Jury Selection, 58 DePaul L. Rev. 861 (2009).

Illinois Capital Defense Motions Manual (published by the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at the DePaul University College of Law, summer 2008).

Symposium, But He Doesn’t Look Retarded: Challenges to Jury Selection in the Capital Case for the Mentally Retarded Client Not Excluded under Atkins v. Virginia, 57 DePaul L. Rev. 701 (2008).

Managing Capital Cases (published by the Office of the State Appellate Defender of Illinois and the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at the DePaul University College of Law, 2007; with Stephen Richards and Ajitha Reddy).

Reason Not the Need: Does the Lack of Compelling State Interest in Maintaining a Separate Death Row Make it Unlawful?, 33 AMJCRL1 (Spring 2006) (with Dr. Mark Cunningham).

Mitigation Compendium (pub. Office of the State Appellate Defender of Illinois and the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at the DePaul University College of Law, 2006; ed. with Jessica Covell) (ed. 2d).

Defending the Life-or-Death Case, 32 ABA Litig. J. 45 (2006).

Illinois Capital Defense Motions Manual (pub. Office of the State Appellate Defender of Illinois and the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at the DePaul University College of Law, Summer 2005; with Stephen Richards and Emily Hughes)(ed.2d).

Symposium: Toward a Model Death Penalty Code: The Massachusetts Governor’s Council Report: The Capital Jury, 80 Ind. L.J. 60 (2005).

Federal Habeas Corpus: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press, 2004; with Emily Hughes and Mary Prosser).

Naming the Dragon: Litigating Race Issues During a Death Penalty Trial, 53 DePaul L. Rev. 755 (2004).

Investigation Manual (pub. by the Office of the State Appellate Defender of Illinois and the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at the DePaul University College of Law, 2004).

Illinois Death Penalty Defense Law and Practice Manual (pub. by the Office of the State Appellate Defender of Illinois and the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at the DePaul University College of Law, 2003; with Stephen L. Richards and Emily Hughes).

Mitigation Handbook (pub. by the Office of the State Appellate Defender of Illinois and the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at the DePaul University College of Law, 2002).

The People v. Juanita Thomas: A Battered Woman’s Journey to Freedom, 13 Women & Crim. Just. J. 27 (2002) (with Emily Hughes and Juanita Thomas).

Criminal Justice in the Supreme Court: A Review of United States Supreme Court Criminal and Habeas Corpus Decisions (October 4, 1999 – October 1, 2000), 37 Cal. W. L. Rev. 2 (2001) (with Larry A. Benner, Marshal J. Hartman, Hon. Shelvin R. Singer, and NancyAllen Goldberg).

Setting the Record Straight: A Proposal for Handling Prosecutorial Appeals to Racial, Ethnicor Gender Prejudice During Trial, 6 Mich. J. Race & L. 319 (2001).

Illinois Capital Defense Motions Manual (published by the Office of the State Appellate Defender of Illinois and the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at the DePaul University College of Law; 2001).

Deportment Does Matter: A review of Battered Women in the Courtroom: The Power of Judicial Response by James Ptacek, 12 Women & Crim. Just. J. 91 (2000).

Defender Motions Book. Bridget McCormack, co-author. Detroit: Michigan State Appellate Defender Office, 2000.

Be Careful What You Wish For: An Examination of Arrest and Prosecution Patterns of Domestic Violence in Two Cities in Michigan, 5 Mich. J. Gender & L. 253 (1999).

Investigating and Trying a Homicide Case, The Champion, Sep/Oct 1998, Volume XXII, No. 8, p. 14.

Book Review – Lessons From the Fall, 96 Mich. L. Rev. 1980 (1998) (reviewing Sol Wachtler,  After the Madness: A Judge’s Own Prison Memoir (1997)).

Federal Death Penalty Defense Manual (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, July 1997).

New Opportunities for Defense Attorneys: How Record Preservation Requirements After the New Habeas Bill Require Extensive and Exciting Trial Preparation, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 389 (Winter1997).

Symposium, Capital Punishment: Is There Any Habeas Left in this Corpus?, 27 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 587 (Spring 1996).

Affirmative Defenses (in the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Defending Illinois Criminal Cases, Chapter 8, 1996. (First published in 1988 with an update in 1991)).

Unintended Consequences: The United States Supreme Court’s Mission to Restrict Remedies for State Prisoners Backfires, 30 Cal. W. L. Rev. 265 (Spring 1994).

Illinois Capital Post-Conviction Defender Manual (2nd edition September 1993, 1st Edition with Chandra Walker, July, 1990).

Defending the Death Penalty Case: What Makes Death Different?, 42 Mercer L. Rev. 695 (Winter 1991).

In Case of Confession, The Champion, May 1990 (with Michael J. Morrissey).

Illinois Death Penalty Defenders Manual (ed. 2d. March 1988, ed. 1985, update 1986)

Self-Defense and Battered Spouse Syndrome:  A Legal and Psychological Perspective, 9 Crim. Def. 8 (1982) (with Helen Morrison).

Equal Access to Evidence: The Case for Defense Use of Immunity for Essential Witnesses, 8 Crim. Def. 9 (1981).

The Preliminary Hearing: A Necessary Part of Due, 6 Crim. Def. 9 (1979).

Honors and Professional Activities

DePaul University ENGAGE Socially Responsible Faculty Award Recipient, 2013

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty: Outstanding Legal Service Award. 2011

Wicklander Fellowship (awarded by the University and the School of Commerce to one or two DePaul University faculty engaged in the study in applied and professional ethics) (2010-2011).

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ President’s Commendation, 2005

Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003

Clarence Darrow Award, 2003

DePaul University College of Law Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002-2003

University of Michigan Law School L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1999-2000

University of Michigan Law School L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1998

National Conference on Wrongful Convictions and the Death Penalty’s “Justice for All” Award, 1998

Reginald Heber Smith Award, given by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 1995

Illinois Academy of Criminology’s Anne O’Brien Stevens Award, 1991

Cook County Public Defender’s Guardian of Liberty Award, 1990