Oct. 16 - Yahoo! News
A new book by Professor Diane Kaplan will help Chinese students and attorneys better understand the American legal system.
Oct. 13 - BET
In 1950, President Harry Truman appointed Sampson an alternate delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations, making her the first African-American woman to serve as representative to the U.N. In her capacity as representative, she worked on issues of land reform, reparation of prisoners and repatriation of Greek children.
October 2012 - Chicago Lawyer
On a recent visit back to my native state of Florida, I was having lunch with my grandfather, and while discussing my approaching final year of law school, he asked me, "So why did you decide to go to law school?"
I thought it was an odd question to ask me after I had been in law school for two years, but my grandfather was genuinely curious about my career choice. That is most likely because I am the first person in my family to go to law school. Almost every other family member is an engineer, including my grandfather. I have always known that I did not want to be an engineer, but I haven't always known that I wanted to be a lawyer, either.
Read more: 3L and the City: Why I Went to Law School
Oct. 9 - WGN Radio 720
"The VA is full of a lot of good people but, just like the rest of the country, they weren't ready for 9/11 or the two wars that followed. They're overworked. There's hundreds of thousands of vets coming back now. That is where we step in. We provide free legal assistance to veterans at any age. We've got veterans from World War II, to vets that got out two months ago ... we want nothing than for them to give us a call."
Oct. 4 - WICS NewsChannel 20
"If he really gets seriously ill, then the question will be whether the judge will try to commute the sentence," Lousin said. "They could always come back in and say commute the sentence, let him go home, and let him be supported by his family. I think there's an argument for that, because he's not going to do anything. He's not going to be in government."
Oct. 8 - WGN-TV
For example, an Illinois businessman went to prison for taking pictures through a hotel peephole of Fox sports host, Erin Andrews. That was clearly illegal, but what about those topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge? In France, the publisher was fined and ordered to turn over the photos. However, if the pictures were taken in Illinois it would be a different story says John Marshall Law School privacy professor, Leslie Reis.
“European laws tend to be a lot more protective of privacy and give a lot more protection about the distribution of information about individuals. Here, we have a lot more flexibility with respect to the gathering of information and how information is distributed,” according to Reis.
Oct. 9 - Wolters Kluwer Legal Ed (YouTube)
Professor Mark Wojcik from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago answers the question, "Are there too many lawyers?" The Becoming a Lawyer blog features videos, stories, and advice from law professors, law students and practicing lawyers -- because becoming a lawyer is not easy and you don't have to do it alone!
Oct. 5 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Wang Li was recognized for her efforts promoting the exchange of legal culture and education between the United States and China. The award is Shanghai's highest honor in appreciation of foreign nationals for their contribution to the economic and social development in Shanghai.
Oct. 7 - The Examiner
It’s not every day that you hear about a former Benedictine nun running for the Illinois State Senate. Another surprise is a local Illinois State Senate candidate’s YouTube video ridiculing Obamacare went “viral” and has been viewed by nearly 2.5 million people nationwide. But perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that both incidents were from the same candidate: Dr. Barbara Bellar, a Republican running in Illinois’ 18th Senate District.
Oct. 5 - CLTV
Politics Tonight with Paul Lisnek and Ann Lousin