William Van Hagey

Adjunct Professor


Professor Van Hagey received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Illinois. He clerked for Chief Justice Robert C. Underwood of the Illinois Supreme Court following graduation. He next joined Chadwell & Kayser, Ltd., a large corporate and trade regulation law firm in Chicago, becoming an officer there. He later formed his own firm, Van Hagey & Bogan, Ltd., specializing in intellectual property and trade regulation litigation throughout the United States. He is a former chairman of the Franchise Advisory Board in the office of the Attorney General of Illinois. Professor Van Hagey now practices in Mahomet, representing clients in a variety of business counseling and litigation matters.

Long active in University affairs, he is a former president of the College’s board of visitors. He served as a director on the boards of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Association. He currently serves on the steering committee of Japan House, the Japanese cultural center at the University, and as a member of Illinois Connection, a University advocacy group. He is a member of the College’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program committee. Professor Van Hagey was visiting assistant dean for Alumni and Development at the College in 1992-1993, joining the adjunct faculty in 1993.

He is a director of the Land Conservation Foundation.

Professor Van Hagey will offer a unique seminar on practical problems for lawyers investigating and evaluating facts, using the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as the research problem.


BA, JD University of Illinois