NIU Law Professor Dan McConkie was featured on Chicago’s WGN-TV news on June 30, 2021 where he weighed in on Bill Cosby’s overturned sexual assault conviction by Pennsylvania’s highest court. In this video segment, Professor McConkie commented on the possibility of Cosby being prosecuted again, the future of sex assault cases, and whether victims will come forward with these types of crimes in the future.
Professor McConkie joined the NIU Law faculty in 2015. He teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and professional responsibility. His primary research interest is criminal procedure. He was a prosecutor in California for eight years, first for the state and then for the federal government. As a federal prosecutor, he specialized in taking down large drug trafficking organizations and served as his office’s ethics advisor. As a scholar, he now writes about plea bargaining, which has almost entirely replaced jury trials in our justice system.
Professor McConkie holds an Honors B.A. degree in history from the University of Utah (2001), where he graduated cum laude, and a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School (2004), where he was a Public Interest Fellow. From 2013 to 2015, Professor McConkie was a visiting professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.
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