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Professor Seng: Federal government is serious about ending housing discrimination

Posted July 16, 2015 by

Crain’s Chicago – July 16, 2015 Professor Michael Seng — co-executive director of the Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic — touts a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and Department of Housing and Urban Development rule as proof that the government is serious about ending housing discrimination. Read More

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Grants Expand Law School's Fair Housing, Restorative Justice Work

Posted May 18, 2015 by

The Fair Housing Legal Support Center and the Restorative Justice Program at John Marshall have both been awarded grants to benefit Chicago’s youth. The John Marshall Fair Housing Legal Support Center has been awarded its fifth consecutive grant from The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to teach two three-credit hour Fair Housing…

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The National Jurist Names John Marshall Among Best in Practical Training

Posted March 6, 2015 by

The practical training law students receive at John Marshall has been deemed among the best in the country by The National Jurist magazine. John Marshall earned an A- from the publication that is followed by current and future law students, law educators and the legal community. “We are very proud that our practice-ready curriculum is…

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19 W. Jackson Becomes New Home of Community Legal Clinics

Posted October 13, 2014 by
19 W. Jackson Becomes New Home of Community Legal Clinics

Our state-of-the-art 19 W. Jackson location has expanded to become the new home of John Marshall’s Community Legal Clinics. Fair Housing is among the first to join the Veterans Legal Support & Clinic in the renovated space this fall, with others to follow. Housing our eight clinics under one roof will provide the Chicago community…

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Country's oldest pro bono group praises Professor Michael Seng's work

Posted September 3, 2014 by

Chicago Lawyer Magazine – September 2, 2014 Meg Benson, executive director of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, praised Professor Michael Seng for his many decades of pro bono work. Calling him a “renaissance man,” Benson lauded Seng’s work on several initiatives, from registering black voters in Mississippi in the 1960s to founding and co-directing John Marshall’s…

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Delegation Presents UN with International Model Human Rights Convention

Posted August 6, 2014 by
Delegation Presents UN with International Model Human Rights Convention

A delegation from John Marshall on August 1 presented proposed international human rights legislation before the United Nations. The group of faculty and staff – led by Professor William Mock – presented The Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons, legislation that aims to provide legal protections to older persons under international human rights…

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Chicago Bar Foundation Honors Professor Michael Seng, 2 Alumni

Posted August 6, 2014 by

The Chicago Bar Foundation honored a veteran John Marshall professor and two of its alums for their contributions to the legal community. Professor Michael Seng and alumni Michael Pelletier and Brian K. Jones were honored at the July 15 Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon. Seng received…

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Law School Graduate’s Vast Work With Children and Refugees Earn Her Public Interest Scholarship

Posted June 20, 2014 by
Law School Graduate’s Vast Work With Children and Refugees Earn Her Public Interest Scholarship

Aruj Chaudhry had finally made the breakthrough she had been hoping for. The quiet, reluctant young Iraqi refugee girl grabbed the youth leader’s hand and joined her on the children’s playground.

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Marcos Resendiz Will Focus His Career on Giving Spanish-Speaking Community Legal Help

Posted June 20, 2014 by
Marcos Resendiz Will Focus His Career on Giving Spanish-Speaking Community Legal Help

Marcos Resendiz was working on the free legal advice desk at Chicago’s Daley Center, through the Pro Bono Program at The John Marshall Law School. One man called, as many did, seeking help as he faced losing his home to foreclosure. Chicago native Resendiz did his best to answer the man’s questions.

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