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Hugh Mundy

Hugh  Mundy

Assistant Professor
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 436
Office: CBA 1009
Office Hours: By appointment

BA, University of Notre Dame
JD, Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

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Mundy joined John Marshall after two years at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University in Florida where he was an assistant professor teaching Lawyering Skills and supervising the Criminal Justice Clinic. Before entering academia, Mundy was an assistant federal public defender for eight years working first in the Middle District of Tennessee and then in the Southern District of New York. His work included representing clients charged with a range of offenses, including narcotics, firearms, immigration, federal benefits and internet-based crimes. He also argued multiple appellate cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

He began his legal career clerking for Judge A. Richard Caputo at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. After completing a one-year term with the judge, he was selected an Equal Justice Works Fellow and worked at the Tennessee Justice Center in Nashville. His primary work focused on litigation to expand services for children under Tennessee's Medicaid program.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he received a JD degree from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America where he was a Charles & Louise O'Brien Public Interest Fellow and a Dulin-Hayes Law & Public Policy Fellow. His piece, "Rid of Habeas Corpus? How Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Has Endangered Access to the Writ of Habeas Corpus and What the Supreme Court Can do in Maples and Martinez to Restore It," was published by the Creighton Law Review in December 2011.

Professor Mundy joined the faculty in 2012. He teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, and Lawyering Skills.

Full Curriculum Vitae


Free, But Still Behind Bars: Reading the Illinois Post-Conviction Hearing Act to Allow Any Person Convicted of a Crime to Raise a Claim of Actual Innocence, 35 B.C. J. L. & Soc. Just. 1 (2015)

It's Not Just for Death Cases Anymore: How Capital Mitigation Investigation Can Enhance Experiential Learning and Improve Advocacy in Law School Non-Capital Criminal Defense Clinics, 50 Cal. W. L. Rev. 31 (2013)

Rid of Habeas Corpus? How Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Has Endangered Access to the Writ of Habeas Corpus and What the Supreme Court Can Do In Maples and Martinez to Restore It, 45 Creighton L. Rev. 185 (2011)

More Publications


Speaker: "The Evolving LRW Classroom: Introducing "Live Client" Cases to First Year Law Students," Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference (March 2015)

Speaker: "The Impact of Padilla and Frye on Plea Hearings," Illinois State Bar Association (November 2014)

Speaker: "Integrating Skills in the First Year Curriculum: Risks, Rewards, and Outcomes," SALT Teaching Conference, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law (October 2014)

Speaker: "Bringing Outside In: Social Justice Collaborations in the Legal Writing Curriculum," Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law (June 2014)

Speaker: Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) Online Seminar (CLE), "Hearsay" (2014)

Speaker: JMLS Faculty Works in Progress Series (CLE), "A Different World: Using Capital Mitigation Techniques to Improve Clinical Legal Education" (April 2013)

Speaker: Scholars & Students Series, "Classrooms, Clinics & Courtrooms: A Primer on Putting Your Legal Education to Work," Louis L. Biro Law Library (April 2013)

Panelist: "Public Interest Careers," Career Services Office (March 2013)

Speaker: Capital Leal Writing Conference, "The Trick is the Treat: How Reese's Cups Can Help Overcome the Challenge of Synthesizing Rules," American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. (March 2013)

Speaker: Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, "Deal or No Deal: Teaching Negotiation and Mediation in a First-Year LRW Course," Georgetown University Law Center (March 2012)

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