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John Marshall teams with Elmhurst College to offer 3+3, joint MBA programs

Posted December 18, 2014 by

Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Dec. 16, 2014

John Marshall Law and Elmhurst College have established joint academic programs in law and business that will enable students to earn advanced degrees in a significantly shorter period of time, in fields that will give graduates the advantages of versatility and in-depth knowledge in a continually evolving job market.

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Professor Davila-Ruhaak: Prosecutions of CIA officials might not be viable

Posted December 15, 2014 by

The Hill - Dec. 14, 2014

Professor Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak, director of the International Human Rights Clinic, explains why even though there is legal authority, potential political fallout may prevent foreign governments from prosecuting CIA operatives suspected of torture.

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CIA torture report disturburing but important for public: Professor Davila-Ruhaak

Posted December 11, 2014 by

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Dec. 09, 2014

Professor Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak, director of the International Human Rights Clinic, comments on the revelations from the recently released CIA torture report and why it is important for the public to know.

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Professor Lousin: No clear contingency plan for replacing IL comptroller

Posted December 11, 2014 by

Professor Ann Lousin discusses the passing of State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and how the replacement process might be handled.

ABC 7 Chicago - Dec. 10, 2014 - Who will succeed Topinka as Illinois Comptroller? - Read More

Chicago Tribune - Dec. 10, 2014 - State constitution murky on appointing successor to Comptroller Topinka - Read More

Northwest Indiana Times - Dec. 10, 2014 - Topinka remembered as trailblazer - Read More






Professor Timothy O'Neill: Juveniles shouldn't automatically be treated as adults

Posted December 8, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Dec. 3, 2014

Professor Timothy O'Neill reviews various court cases related to how juveniles have been transferred to other courts and tried as adults. The mandatory transfer statute in Illinois, he argues, is unconstitutional.

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Alum to serve as 1st Hispanic female judge in Will County

Posted December 4, 2014 by

Southtown Star - Dec. 3, 2014

Will County judges voted to appoint John Marshall alum Jessica Colon-Sayre (JD '01, LLM '02) to the bench. She will be the first Hispanic woman to become a judge in Will County, Ill.

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Professor Long explains the possible dangers of unitary patents

Posted December 3, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Dec. 2, 2014

Professor Doris Long, director of John Marshall's Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, discusses unitary patents and how they could impact US inventors and their inventions.

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Professor Schwinn weighs in on USSC Facebook death threats case

Posted December 1, 2014 by

The United States Supreme Court this week will consider whether death threats posted on Facebook are liable to prosecution. Professor Schwinn stated, "When it comes to these types of low-value -- even harmful -- speech, the Roberts court has been clear: if you don't like the speech, speak out against it; but government cannot ban it."

AFP via Yahoo News - Nov. 30 - US top court debates if online death threats are free speech - Read More

The Telegraph - Dec. 2 - Explainer: why is the US Supreme Court looking at Facebook posts and Eminem lyrics? - Read More


Alum slated for Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin

Posted November 26, 2014 by

The Star - Nov. 25, 2014

John Marshall alum Andrew Cook (JD '03) has been tapped to serve as Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin upon taking the oath of office in January.

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Faculty, delegates reflect on Illinois law 45 years after 'Con-Con'

Posted November 25, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Nov. 19, 2014

Professors Ann Lousin and Ronald Smith hosted a celebration honoring the 45th anniversary of the Illinois Constitutional Convention. The event reunited original delegates and staffers who shared their memories of the convention, as well as thoughts on current issues facing Illinois constitutional law.

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