The College of Law, Dr. Paul Lisnek, Dean Vikram Amar, and the Trial Advocacy Program extends a heartfelt congratulations to the award winners and finalists for the Paul M. Lisnek Awards for Excellence and Ethics in Trial Advocacy. Both award winners and finalists displayed outstanding trial advocacy skills during the Fall 2020 Trial Advocacy course and, most importantly, demonstrated a commitment to collegiality, professionalism, and the highest ethical standards.
Joseph Van Aalst
This prestigious award is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Paul M. Lisnek '83. Dr. Lisnek is a renowned alumnus of the College of Law who currently is a radio and TV personality. Dr. Lisnek is currently the host of "Politics Tonight” on CLTV, a political analyst for WGN-TV, anchor of “Newsmakers” on CNN Headline News, host of “Political Update with Paul Lisnek” and “Primetime Chicago” on CN100. He formerly hosted “The Paul Lisnek Show” on WVON Radio – The Talk of Chicago, for four years. The author of numerous articles and thirteen books, Dr. Lisnek is a national lecturer for the Barbri Bar Review and the CEO of Decision Analysis, one of the nation’s leading trial consulting firms.