Sonia Bychkov Green
Associate Dean of Part-Time Programs
Associate Professor of Law
Building & Room:
300 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604
Sonia Bychkov Green is an Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Part-Time Programs. Dean Green joined the faculty in 2001 and currently teaches Civil Procedure I and II, Torts, and a seminar she developed on assisted reproductive technologies and the law.
Dean Green is passionate about helping students find success in law school. She works closely with students in the part-time evening program and helps to design courses for that program. As a mother of four sons, Dean Green is always eager to mentor and advise students and to help students find a work-life balance. Dean Green is a Fellow of the UIC Honors College and develops summer and other pipeline programs for undergraduates, including the newly launched R.A.I.S.E. program.
Dean Green emigrated from the former USSR as a child and speaks fluent Russian. She received her AB (’90), MA (’90), and JD (’93) from the University of Chicago and studied at the Hague Academy of International Law. Prior to joining the faculty of UIC Law, Dean Green taught at Chicago Kent College of Law and Loyola Law School. Before moving to academia, Professor Green practiced in insurance and commercial litigation at two Chicago law firms.
At UIC Law, Dean Green has served as Director of the Expert Learning Program and the Summer Pre-Law Program, and Associate Director of the Lawyering Skills Program. Her research focuses on better access to assisted reproductive technologies, and how the law can improve rates of vaccination. Dean Green is a frequent speaker and commentator on these topics, as well as on the legal and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
Teaching is at the core of what Dean Green loves most about being part of the faculty. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the Lex Ancilla Justitiae Award from the 2022 graduating class, and the UIC-wide Award for Excellence in Teaching.