About Timothy P. O'Neill
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.” He serves on the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission as an Alternate Commissioner.
For 24 years he has published a monthly column on criminal law in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. For this work, the Chicago Bar Association has four times presented him with its Herman Kogan Meritorious Achievement Award in the category of print journalism. The Chicago Society of Professional Journalists has also three times named him a Finalist for the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism in the area of Commentary. In 2017 the Illinois Press Association awarded him First Place in the category of Original Column.
|2014 - 2015||Edward T. and Noble W. Lee Chair in Constitutional Law, John Marshall Law School|
Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Procedure
Honors and Awards
- Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission 2015-18
- 2016 Herman Kogan Meritorious Achievement Award in the Print-Legal Beat Reporting Category
Recent Works (11)
Escape From Freedom: Why “Limited Lockstep” Betrays Our System Of Federalism, 48 J. Marshall L. Rev. 325 (2014) The John Marshall Law Review (2014)
The Illinois Supreme Court has ironically chosen to make the Illinois Constitution completely insignificant in several areas of constitutional law. It has accomplished this through “the limited lockstep doctrine.” This approach is used to interpret ...
Harlan on My Mind: Chief Justice Roberts and the Affordable Care Act The Circuit (2012)
John Marshall Law School (Chicago) Professor Timothy P. O'Neill explains why the Supreme Court's resolution of the constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act proves that Thayerism is alive and well.