Core Faculty

Suyon Flowers earned her J.D. from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is a former Cook County assistant state's attorney, assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago (federal civil rights litigation and municipal prosecutions) and in-house counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group (workers’ compensation law and civil litigation/insurance defense).

Suyon currently works in private practice at a mid-sized firm handling worker's compensation matters. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and Black Women Lawyer's Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. Suyon is married with two children living in the Chicago area.

Matthew Hlinak is the assistant provost for continuing studies and special initiatives at Dominican University. Matt previously taught for Northwestern University and the University of Illinois. His teaching and research interests include constitutional law, employment law, sport & society, professional communications, creative writing and law & literature. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in the Willamette Sports Law Journal, the Proceedings of the Midwest Modern Language Association, the International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society and the Proceedings of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Matt holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and an M.F.A. from Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Liz, and their daughter, Madeleine.

Thomas Mirabile has taught at Dominican University since 1999. Tom is a member of the faculty at the University of Liverpool School of Law in its LL.M programme in International Law, and has taught for Benedictine University, the University of St. Francis, Oklahoma City University and DePaul University, and has taught international law in China and Singapore. He also serves on the Graduate School Advisory Council at USF and the Advisory Board of the Health Law Institute of DePaul University College of Law. He has published extensively; his most recent publication can be found in the Journal of International Law of Michigan State University on Aids, Africa and Access to Medicines.

Tom holds a B.A from Northern Illinois University, an M.A. from Northeastern Illinois University, a J.D. from Oklahoma City University, an LL.M in Health Law from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in teaching and technology at University of St Francis.