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.”

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  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.


Present Professor, John Marshall Law School
20142015 Edward T. and Noble W. Lee Chair in Constitutional Law, John Marshall Law School

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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

Contact Information

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.2367
Email: 7oneill@jmls.edu

Recent Works (7)

Articles (38)