Timothy O'Neill teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and criminal
procedure. His scholarship on these topics has been cited in more than 50 federal and
state appellate decisions. In 2006, Chicago Lawyer magazine included him on its list of
"10 of the Best Law Professors in Illinois."
Professor O’Neill is a regular commentator on state and national legal affairs. His Op-Ed
articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and CNN.com. He has
provided commentary for articles appearing in the New York Times, Washington Post,
Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times. He has been interviewed by Nina Totenberg for
NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
For 22 years he has published a monthly column on criminal law in the Chicago Daily Law
Bulletin. For this work, the Chicago Bar Association in both 2015 and 2012 presented him
with its Herman Kogan Meritorious Achievement Award in the category of print journalism.
The Chicago Society of Professional Journalists also named him a Finalist in both 2014
and 2010 for the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism in the area of Commentary.