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Pro Bono Hosts National Activist Lawyer Bryan Stevenson, Who Will Keynote Commencement

Posted December 19, 2014 by
Pro Bono Hosts National Activist Lawyer Bryan Stevenson, Who Will Keynote Commencement

The Pro Bono Program & Clinic hosted a luncheon with Bryan Stevenson on Oct. 29, 2014.  Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a private, nonprofit organization headquartered in Montgomery, Ala., and is a professor at New York University School of Law. He has gained national acclaim for his work challenging bias against…

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John Marshall Remembers Professor Liu

Posted December 19, 2014 by
John Marshall Remembers Professor Liu

The John Marshall family suffered a great loss when Assistant Professor Benjamin Liu, a respected member of the school’s intellectual property (IP) faculty, died Dec. 1, 2014, at the age of 38. Professor Liu came to John Marshall in 2011. He served as the director of the Chinese Intellectual Property Resource Center and taught IP…

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Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Visits John Marshall

Posted December 19, 2014
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John Marshall hosted a lecture featuring the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, Daniel Herman on November 21, 2014. The lecture — hosted in cooperation with The Consulate General of the Czech Republic Chicago and the Bohemian Lawyers Association — commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. The Velvet Revolution began as a…

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Return of Hall of Distinction Announced at Alumni Judges Reception

Posted December 19, 2014
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At this year’s Alumni Judges Reception, Dean Corkery announced the reinstallation of the Hall of Distinction. The Hall of Distinction will be located on the 4th floor of the State Street building, adjacent to the Goldberg Courtroom. Details related to the date for the installation and a dedication event are still being decided.

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John Marshall Gives Back

Posted December 19, 2014
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John Marshall students and staff gave back to the Chicago community in recent weeks. Professor Maureen Collins organized a group of faculty and staff who knitted red scarves to give to foster children for Valentine’s Day. Meanwhile, Professor Sunny MachLachlan and her Animal Law Society students raised funds for the Chicago Police Department K-9 unit.

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Intellectual Property Laws ‘Way Out of Control’: Filmmaker Michael Moore at RIPL Symposium

Posted December 19, 2014
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Copyright and patent laws are flawed and foster an environment of people eager to sue over infringement, says filmmaker Michael Moore. “I don’t like the copyright law,” Moore said. “As a filmmaker, I like people stealing my stuff.” Moore made his comments during the sixth annual symposium of the Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL)….

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IHRC Leads Human Rights Projects on Immigrant Detention, Cholera Restitution

Posted December 19, 2014
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John Marshall’s International Human Rights Clinic has led initiatives to draw attention to human rights issues involving immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities, as well as the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Adults seeking safe asylum in the United States can be subjected to deplorable conditions in U.S. detention facilities, including psychologically damaging solitary confinement and…

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