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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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John Marshall selected by USPTO for clinic certification pilot program

Posted July 31, 2014 by

IP Frontline - July 31, 2014

The USPTO announced the selection of 19 law schools that will join the USPTO's Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program this fall. John Marshall will participate in the Trademark portion of the program.

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Renovations earn prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

Posted July 31, 2014 by

NBC 26 News - July 30, 2014

John Marshall has been awarded LEED Silver Certification. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

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Alumna Karen McNulty Enright elected Secretary of Illinois State Bar Association

Posted July 31, 2014 by

Illinois State Bar Association - July 31, 2014 

Alumna Karen McNulty Enright (J.D. 92') has been elected secretary of the Illinois State Bar Association. She is a partner with McNabola Law Group in Chicago.

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Adjunct prof Matthew Prince touts his Internet protection service, CloudFlare

Posted July 30, 2014 by

Forbes - July 30, 2014

Matthew Prince - a John Marshall adjunct professor who teaches cyber law - discusses CloudFlare, the software service he created that more than 2 million websites use to thwart malicious Internet traffic.

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US Rep. Schakowsky praises the declaration on older persons' rights in Washington

Posted July 28, 2014 by

Library of Congress - July 25, 2014

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) read the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons into the Congressional Record in Washington.

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WBEZ's Afternoon Shift breaks down the latest Obamacare rulings with Professor Schwinn

Posted July 23, 2014 by

WBEZ - July 22, 2014

Professor Steven Schwinn discusses the latest rulings in the federal courts where there has been a clash over Obamacare subsidies.

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