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East-West Time Zones No Issue for Elder Law Professors, Says Prof. Barry Kozak

Posted July 12, 2013 by

July 12 - PR Web

Expertise in Elder Law is being shared as part of a cooperative agreement between The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai as two professors teamed up to teach a class.

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Laura Fese (JD '90) Placed as General Counsel for International Business Systems

Posted July 11, 2013 by

July 10 - 4-Traders

Laura Fese served as Executive Vice President/Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of RedPrairie Corporation (now JDA Software Group) before joining IBS. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois and Bachelor of Arts from Illinois State University.

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Prof. Ann Lousin Comments on Illinois v. Caballes Case

Posted July 9, 2013 by

July 9 - The Times

Ann Lousin, professor of law at the John Marshall Law School, said the case goes beyond the established law on drug-sniffing dogs, Illinois v Caballes, which allows police to search a car if a dog indicates drugs are in the vehicle, and hints at something new for police and the public.

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Michael Seng and the Fair Housing Legal Support Center Reports Results of a Year-Long Discrimination Study

Posted July 9, 2013 by

July 6 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Last month, John Marshall's Fair Housing Legal Support Center presented its report findings of "Segregation in the Chicago Metropolitan Area—Some Immediate Measures to Reverse This Impediment to Fair Housing."

"We tried to focus on very discrete areas where the federal statute or state fair housing law or city ordinance could be amended or administratively adopted. Or other education or outreach opportunities that could be undertaken to address some of Chicago's segregation problems," Seng said.

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Brendan Shiller (JD '03) Says Court's Sentencing Guideline Ruling Could Have Large Impact on Criminal Cases

Posted July 9, 2013 by

July 3 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The "post-Booker sentencing scheme aims to achieve uniformity by ensuring that sentencing decisions are anchored by the guidelines and that they remain a meaningful benchmark through the process of appellate review." As a result, because the "Guidelines are the lodestone of sentencing," use of a later more harsh guideline violates the progeny of ex post facto clause cases that forbid the government from action designed "to enhance the measure of punishment by altering the substantive 'formula' used to calculate the applicable sentencing range."

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Adjunct Prof. John Hoff Says San Francisco Crash Likely A Pilot Error

Posted July 9, 2013 by

July 8 - CBS Chicago

“It looks like they got below what’s called the glideslope, that’s that imaginary line that the eyeball looks at to the touchdown zone,” he said. “As they came in too low, the nose pitched up, and they hit that breakwater about mid-airplane.”

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Law Students Have Time to Select Specialty Fields, Says Associate Dean Margaret O’Mara Frossard

Posted July 9, 2013 by

July 8 - Digital Journal

If students about to enter law school haven’t yet decided on a specialty, there’s no need to worry, says John Marshall Law School Associate Dean Margaret O’Mara Frossard, a retired appellate court justice.

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'Games Are Not Coffee Mugs' Webseries Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Posted July 9, 2013 by

July 1 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The John Marshall Law School is launching a new webcast series examining video gaming as a serious medium of expression.

In the series “Games Are Not Coffee Mugs,” William K. Ford, a professor at the law school, and guests will examine the intersection of games and the law, especially intellectual property law.

The sessions will explore protections the law guarantees game creators as well as the persons and characters that appear in the games.

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Jamia McDonald (JD '07) Placed as Executive Director of Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

Posted July 9, 2013 by

July 6 - Providence Journal

Governor Chafee has moved his deputy chief of staff Jamia McDonald into a lower-paying role as the new $133,112-a-year executive director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency and given a raise of almost $59,000 to longtime aide Jonathan Stevens.

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Karli Mays (JD '13) Begins Her Work as Assistant State's Attorney

Posted July 9, 2013 by

May 10 - Press Citizen

Karli Mays, daughter of Kevin Kelly and Lois Hand-Miller, has accepted a job offer from The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. After receiving her degree in Political Science from The University of Iowa, Karli moved to Chicago in pursuit of her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School. While attending Law School, Karli worked as a clerk for the State’s Attorney’s Office, specializing in issues regarding domestic violence, felony and traffic violations. Karli began her career as Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago on June 17th.

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