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Mark J. Heyrman : Education and Experience


The University of Chicago Law School
JD, 1977

  • Active in Mandel Legal Aid Clinic

University of Illinois at Chicago
BA, 1974

  • Honors in the Administration of Criminal Justice 


The University of Chicago Law School
Clinical Professor of Law, 1990-present
Faculty Director of Clinical Programs, 2003-2007
Interim Director of Clinical Programs, 2001-2003
Attorney, 1978-1990

Governor's Commission to Revise the Mental Code of Illinois
Executive Director, 1988-1989

  • Directed and conducted research
  • Drafted legislative proposals to revise mental health laws
  • Coordinated the meetings of the Commission and its committees 
  • Acted as liaison between the Commission and various public and private groups

Northwestern University School of Law
Visiting Associate Professor, 1987-1988

  • Taught Clinical Trial Advocacy and Counseling, Negotiation and Litigation
  • Supervised law students representing clients of the Northwestern University Legal Clinic.

Office of the State Appellate Defender of Illinois
Assistant Defender, 1977-1978

  • Briefed and argued appeals for indigent criminal defendants.