Maureen T. Duffy
Telephone: (403) 220-7113
B.S. (Journalism)(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); J.D. (cum laude)(Loyola University Chicago); LL.M. (Dean's Honours)(McGill University)
Assistant Professor, Member of the Bars of the State of Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois.
Professor Duffy joined the Faculty of Law in July 2010. She is originally from the United States, where she practiced law in Chicago for several years, first in private practice with Rudnick & Wolfe (now DLA Piper Rudnick), then as a specialist in the area of children's rights, with the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian, and, more recently, as an administrator/attorney with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. In addition to her legal experience, she has experience as an editor and writer in the publishing field.
Professor Duffy is presently completing a doctorate in law at McGill University, where she was awarded the O'Brien Fellowship for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship. Her thesis explores shifting presumptions relating to criminal detentions, specifically focusing on these shifts in the context of terrorism detentions. During her LL.M. program at McGill, she was a researcher for the McGill Clinic for the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Her teaching and research interests include constitutional law, national security law, criminal procedure, international criminal law, international human rights law, children's law, and media and internet law.