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Army experience steered VLSC co-founder Michael Barnicle's passion to help veterans

Posted August 26, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - August 22, 2014

Michael Barnicle served in the Army before enrolling at The John Marshall Law School and helping found its nationally renown Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic. Said VLSC Executive Director Brian Clauss: "Students don't drive curriculum at schools generally, and three guys did. They worked the dean. They worked the board of trustees. … That's an inspirational model for current and future students."

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Second-year student praises helpful alumni, networking at John Marshall

Posted August 26, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - August 22, 2014

Amica Jutla, a second-year student at The John Marshall Law School, praises the helpful alumni she's met through networking early in her time at the school.

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Professor Schwinn says no head-of-state immunity for past Finance Minister of India

Posted August 22, 2014 by

Constitutional Law Prof Blog - August 20, 2014

Professor Steven Schwinn discusses the ruling in Sikhs for Justice v. Singh, which held that while Manmohan Singh enjoyed head-of-state immunity from suit in U.S. federal court for acts committed while he was Prime Minister of India, that immunity did not extend to acts he took earlier, when he was Finance Minister.

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Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons featured in recap of UN Working Group

Posted August 15, 2014 by

ehospice - August 14, 2014

The Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons -- proposed human rights legislation that was drafted by an international coalition of experts led by John Marshall -- has been featured in a recap of the 5th Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA). A delegation led by John Marshall presented the Declaration at an Aug. 1 OEWGA meeting at the United Nations.

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ABA now advocating the spread of similar clinics to the VLSC across the US

Posted August 13, 2014 by

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - August 12, 2014

Brian Clauss, executive director of the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) is praising the American Bar Association for advocating the spread of similar clinics across the U.S. at its annual meeting last week.

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Adjunct Professor McGrath analyzes issues in Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola case

Posted August 11, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - August 6, 2014

William McGrath - associate director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law and an adjunct professor - explores the unique legal issues that Pom Wonderful Inc. faces in its ongoing lawsuit against Coca-Cola.

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Professor O'Neill calls impact of SCOTUS cellphone ruling immense, potentially far-reaching

Posted August 11, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - August 7, 2014

Professor Timothy O'Neill breaks down the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Riley v. California, which held that police presumptively need a warrant to search digital information on a cellphone seized from a person who has been arrested.

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Professor Long discusses how the Aereo ruling might impact cloud storage

Posted August 11, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - August 7, 2014

Professor Doris Long discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo Inc. and what impact the holding might have on video streaming and cloud storage moving forward.

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John Marshall Hosts LERA Discussion on Northwestern University Football Players Union

Posted August 6, 2014 by

Regardless of the outcome of the Northwestern University football players union case, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and how it deals with student-athletes will change. That's according to Gerald Berendt, a labor law professor at John Marshall, who made the comments during a discussion of the case.

The panel talk, hosted by the Labor Employment Relations Association, focused on possible legal and educational repercussions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approving Northwestern players' petition to unionize (Case 13-RC-121359). Berendt was joined by Robert Perkovich, an arbitrator and visiting assistant professor at DePaul University, and Stephen A. Yokich, an attorney at Cornfield and Feldman who represents the College Athletes Players Association.

Unionizing a college team elicits several tricky legal questions, including how or whether you define that student-athlete as an employee of the school, Berendt said. Issues arise, too, when considering how many hours those students and non-athletes dedicate to their extracurricular activities, Berendt explained.

He compared student-athletes to theater majors, and other students who spend equal extended time on practices and performances. What a field is to a football player, a stage may be to a theater major. Likewise, Berendt noted, theater majors generate some revenue for their schools through the price of tickets for their performances, just as football players help generate revenue when they play in games.

Berendt noted that all of the publicity about the Northwestern case has drawn attention to the “shameless exploitation of student athletes. The NCAA has largely operated in favor of (educational institutions), not necessarily always in protection of the athletes.

"There are going to be changes. That's a good thing," Berendt said, noting that the case likely could prompt discussion over the "thorny" issue of the inequality in money between men's and women's collegiate sports.

Alum Doug Eveleigh named general counsel, secretary of Encyclopaedia Britannica

Posted August 6, 2014 by

Virtual Strategy Magazine - July 30, 2014

Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., has appointed John Marshall alum Doug Eveleigh general counsel and secretary.

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