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Michael G. Heyman

Michael G. Heyman

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.2382
Office: CBA 1157
Office Hours: Mon. & Thurs. | 2-5 p.m.

BA, Temple University
MA, University of Wisconsin
JD, George Washington University National Law Center
LLM, New York University School of Law


Before coming to John Marshall, Michael Heyman was a judicial clerk for two judges and was in private practice for several years. He was a founding member of the AALS Section on Immigration Law and served as both chair and newsletter editor of the section for several years.

He serves as contributing editor of the Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases for immigration law and publishes widely on immigration topics. His article, "Domestic Violence and Asylum: Toward A Working Model of Affirmative State Obligations," appears in the International Journal of Refugee Law (2005).

Professor Heyman served as national director of Law Teachers for Legalization during the amnesty program and spearheaded a project with the Federal Bar Association to help as many as 175,000 area residents become citizens. He founded the Immigration Law Clinic at John Marshall and serves as its director.

Professor Heyman joined the faculty in 1976. He teaches Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Legislation and Political Thought.

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Losing All Sense of Just Proportion: The Peculiar Law of Accomplice Liability, 87 ST. JOHN’S L. REV. 101 (2012)

The Natural and Probable Consequences Doctrine: A Case Study in Failed Law Reform, 15 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law 393 (2010)

It is Time for the United States to Ratify the Convention for the Elimination of All Form of Discrimination Against Women, 9 Wash. U. Global Legal Studies Law Review 1 (2010)

"Protecting Foreign Victims of Domestic Violence: An Analysis of Asylum Regulations, 12 New York University Journal of Law and Public Policy 115 (2008)

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