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Professor Cavise was a senior advisor to the Presidential Commission in Haiti to Reform the Criminal Law and Procedure Codes. He is a commissioner of the Illinois Torture and Relief Inquiry Commission. His scholarly work focused on international criminal procedure and trial rights of U.S. criminal defendants.
Professor Cavise was frequently interviewed in print and television media, twice winning a DePaul Media Star Award and the media relations’ Lifetime Achievement Award. He received DePaul’s Outstanding Teacher Award three times, along with a DePaul service award. The Chicago Bar Association presented him with the Leonard Shrager Award for “significant and lasting contributions to improve access to justice for the less fortunate.” He received the Arthur Kinoy Award from the National Lawyers Guild for his “commitment to the struggle for justice and global equality and for his tireless mentorship of the next generation of peoples’ lawyers.” When he assumed emeritus status, DePaul honored him with a Via Sapientiae Award, the highest academic award of DePaul University, given to faculty for “distinctive and extraordinary contributions to the university throughout their professional lives.”
BA, Hamilton college; JD, Georgetown University