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Prof. Ann Lousin to Moderate Gun Violence Prevention Panel

Posted May 10, 2013 by

May 13 - Sentencing and Law Policy

The event begins with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and a panel discussion on the scope and impact of the Second Amendment on the issue of gun violence prevention, moderated by Professor Ann Lousin of the John Marshall Law School.  Panelists for this segment include David G. Sigale (plaintiff's attorney in McDonald, et al v. City of Chicago), Professor Geoffrey R. Stone (former provost of The University of Chicago and dean of its law school), and Professor Douglas Berman (Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University Law School).

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Professor William McGrath Honored by Chicago Headline Club for His Copyright Column

Posted May 9, 2013 by

May 6 – Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

McGrath, who writes a monthly column on intellectual property issues, won for a column, "Gingrich Faces Eye of the Copyright Tiger," which clarified misconceptions detailing Newt Gingrich's battle to use the song "Eye of the Tiger" for his 2012 presidential campaign.

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Prof. Debra Pogrund Stark Works with DePaul Professor on Eye-Tracking Technology Study

Posted May 8, 2013 by

May 6 - eNews Park Forest

“Even with improved forms, if the borrower is distracted by conversation they can fall prey to interjected distractions,” Stark said. “All it takes is someone asking a question or making a comment not related to the document and the borrower can miss important information. These types of distractions routinely occur at closings,” noted Stark, who practiced real estate law prior to her academic career.

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Lillian Obucina DDS (JD '02) Joins Midwestern University's Dental Institute Faculty

Posted May 8, 2013 by

May 6 - Downers Grove Patch

Dr. Obucina is a dentist, attorney, and consultant. She graduated from Northwestern University Dental School and she received a Certificate in Prosthodontics. In 2002, she graduated from the John Marshall Law School with her Juris Doctor degree. She has practiced dentistry and law in Chicago and has presented ethics, health literacy, and risk management seminars for the ADA.

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Prof. Celeste Hammond to Be Part of Commercial Leasing Teleconference

Posted May 8, 2013 by

May 7 - Land Use Prof Blog

Professor Hammond is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Real Estate Law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  Professor Hammond will be discussing “Green” issues in commercial leasing and the implications of this “greening” for landlords, tenants, and their attorneys.  Here is a copy (for your download and preview) of a Powerpoint presentation that will accompany Professor Hammond’s comments: http://law.missouri.edu/freyermuth/hammondgreenleasing.pptx

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John Marshall's Online Offerings Let Lawyers Earn LLMs at Home

Posted May 6, 2013 by

May 2013 - Illinois Bar Journal

"Our LL.M. and M.S. graduate degrees in employee benefits still remain the only degrees of their kind in the nation," Kennedy said. "Thus, three years ago we made the decision to offer the required courses online, as well as in-class, in hopes of increasing enrollment. …Given the responses from students who did enroll in the online courses, we decided to expand and offer elective courses so that the students could attain the 24 required [credit] hours solely online."

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Prof. Ann Lousin Comments on Rep. Mike Madigan's Prosposed Illinois Pension Reform Bill

Posted May 6, 2013 by

May 5 - Huffington Post Chicago

Ann Lousin, a professor at John Marshall Law School who was a researcher at the 1970 constitutional convention and wrote a book about the Illinois constitution, said Madigan's approach could invite a court to look at other options available to the state. For example, Illinois does not tax pension or Social Security benefits as many other states do, but the House adopted Madigan's bill rather than fixing the pension problem with a new tax.

"The court will want to know if you've done all you can," Lousin said.

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Prof. Hugh Mundy Comments on the Trotter Guilty Plea

Posted May 3, 2013 by

May 2 - Weekly Citizen

“I believe the motivation for the plea was the case was up for a misdemeanor and not a felony,” Mundy said. “A felony conviction is much more serious in length and consequences. The senator would not have been able to ever possess a firearm again if he’d been convicted on a felony charge.”

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Comments on the Vagueness of the Tenth Amendment

Posted May 2, 2013 by

May 2 - Zimbio

“To say that the Tenth Amendment somehow empowers states or gives them state sovereignty is just reading way too much into the text,” John Marshall Law School law professor Steven Schwinn told CNN in 2010. “The Tenth Amendment just can’t bear that weight.”

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Prof. Ann Lousin Discusses Four Who Believed in the Illinois Constitution

Posted May 2, 2013 by

April 27 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Today I pay tribute to Noble W. Lee and three other lawyers who were among the few members of the bar who appreciated the importance of the Illinois Constitution ... their influence on Illinois constitutional law and practice has been incalculable.

Perhaps Dean Lee's greatest contribution was his influence on his students. Because every graduate had to study the Illinois Constitution, it is not surprising that several graduates of John Marshall were members of the sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1969-1970. During my only conversation with Dean Lee about the Illinois Constitution, I was amazed that he could rattle off the names of cases and statutes from years past.

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