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Prof. Ann Lousin Calls Illinois Pensions Issue a 'Manufactured Crisis'

Posted April 29, 2013 by

April 25 - Illinois Times

“It’s absolutely a manufactured crisis,” says Ann Lousin, a professor of law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Lousin was a research assistant at the 1970 convention. She told Illinois Times in a recent interview that in the 1970s, there wasn’t a consensus that the ongoing unfunded liability was a crisis.

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John E. Zummo (JD '97) Joins Howard & Howard

Posted April 26, 2013 by

April 26 - Kinney Recruiting

Mr. Zummo concentrates his practice on representing financial institutions in litigation, bankruptcy and receivership proceedings, as well as out-of-court workout and restructuring matters, throughout the United States. He has significant experience enforcing commercial lending agreements, representing creditors in bankruptcy main case and adversary proceedings, protecting secured lenders’ interests in collateral, prosecuting fraud and conspiracy claims against defaulting commercial borrowers, defending lender liability claims, negotiating workouts and restructurings, and handling UCC sales.

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Prof. Debra Pogrund Stark Conducts Eye-Tracking Technology Experiment

Posted April 26, 2013 by

April 26 - Chicago Tribune

Choplin, along with Debra Pogrund Stark, a law professor at John Marshall Law School, and DePaul graduate student Mark LeBoeuf, conducted three eye-tracking experiments on 50 people to see if the various changes made to the government-mandated home loan disclosure forms made it easier for people to understand and retain critical information.

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Ill. Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (JD '03) has 1,260 Twitter Followers

Posted April 25, 2013 by

April 23 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The events surrounding the Boston Marathon tragedy became a case study of the interplay between the worlds of social media and criminal justice.

To discuss that topic and pressing issues facing Illinois, that Daily Law Bulletin spoke with state Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, D-Riverside, an avid Twitter user and former Cook County prosecutor.

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Prof. Michael Seng will be a Panelist in Fair Housing Center of West Michigan's Annual Luncheon

Posted April 25, 2013 by

April 24 - Grand Rapids Business Journal

This year’s annual event will honor the 45th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act with civil rights icon Carlotta Walls LaNier as the keynote speaker. LaNier was the youngest of nine students who boldly integrated Little Rock High School in 1957, when segregation was the law of the land in Arkansas.

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Did the Supreme Court Endanger International Distribution Networks? Prof. Doris Estelle Long Explores the Issue

Posted April 25, 2013 by

April 23 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

In its recent decision, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court charted new waters by establishing the groundwork for what may become the future of international distribution networks—international exhaustion.

Briefly, Kirtsaeng involves a relatively simple plan by a medical student to finance his education by importing and selling in the U.S. the foreign-published editions of various U.S. copyrighted textbooks.

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Fashion Symposium Welcomes Professionals from across the Country, Abroad

Posted April 24, 2013 by

April 19 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Michon Stuttley and Natalie Laczek, students at The John Marshall Law School, and LaTonya Williams, lead designer at Elizabeth Smith Fashions, chat near a group of models showcasing Williams designs at a cocktail reception April 12 during the school's Fashion and Design Symposium.

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Fair Housing Legal Support Clinic Hits 20th Anniversary

Posted April 24, 2013 by

April 19 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Through a U.S. Department of Education grant, the law school established the clinic in 1993. Since 1994, the Fair Housing Clinic at The John Marshall Law School has received its funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Each year, about 55 students take the fair housing law class and earn an additional two to four credit hours based on time spent working in the clinic.

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Courts Take Different Stance on Gay Parenting Rights, Says Professor Anthony Niedwiecki

Posted April 24, 2013 by

April 24 - Gudelnews.com

“The impact on children is still part of the debate, as seen by some of the questions by the Court in the Prop 8 case,” Niedwiecki said. “Justice Scalia was worried that we don't have enough information about the impact same-sex marriage has on children.”

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Longest-practicing Female Attorney in Indiana, Phyllis Gratz Poff (JD '53), has No Plans to Retire

Posted April 24, 2013 by

April 24 - The Indiana Lawyer

Reflecting on her legal career, Poff said she probably would not have been successful working at a big law firm. Yet she has done well as a solo practitioner in Auburn, not only building and sustaining a law office but also being a quiet influence on the other attorneys in DeKalb County.

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