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Julie M. Spanbauer

Julie M. Spanbauer

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

Scholarship | Presentations

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


Selling Sex: Analyzing the Improper Use Defense of Contract Enforcement through the Lens of Carroll v. Beardon, 59 Cleveland State Law Review ___ (forthcoming)

Tenured Faculty at Colleges and Universities in the United States: A De Facto Private Membership Club, (No. 2) Oxford Forum on Public Policy Online (2009)

Embracing Diversity Through a Multicultural Approach to Legal Education (with co-author), 1 Charlotte L. Rev. 223 (2009)

Sailing Against the Wind: How a Pre-Admission Program can Prepare At-Risk Students for Success in the Journey through Law School and Beyond (with co-authors), 39 U. Mem. L. Rev. 307 (2009)

Lost in Translation in the Law School Classroom: Assessing Coursework in LL.M. Programs for International Students, 35 Intl. J. Leg. Info. (Yale) 396 (2007)


Panelist: Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, "Avoiding Culture Shock: Embracing a Multicultural Approach to Teaching all Entering Law Students," Marco Island, Florida (June, 30, 2010)

Presenter: Intersections of Law and Culture Conference, "Avoiding Culture Shock: Embracing a Bicultural Approach to Teaching All Entering Law Students," Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland (Oct. 3, 2009)

Presenter: Oxford Round Table, Women in the Academy: Prospects and Promises, "The Exclusionary Historical and Legal Culture of Higher Education in the United States," Oxford University, Harris Manchester College (July 13, 2009)

Panelist: Global Legal Skills IV Conference, "Biculturalism: The Need to be Aware of How Culture and Ethnicity Shape Identities, Learning Styles, and Attitudes Toward Conflict Resolution," Georgetown University School of Law (June 5, 2009)

Panelist: Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, "Reality Bites, or Does it?: Incorporating Learning Theory and Student Expectations into Problem Design for a First-Year Legal Writing Course," Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis (June 17, 2008)

Panelist: Global Legal Skills III Conference, "Graduate Opportunities at U.S. Law Schools for International Students: What International Lawyers Look for in a Graduate Program, What Programs are Currently Available, and How to Develop a Program at Your Law School," Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, Mexico (March 1, 2008)

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