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Online Curriculum Gives Attorneys Flexibility for Estate Planning Degree from John Marshall

Posted April 16, 2013 by

April 15 - Digital Journal

Attorneys from across the United States are working toward an LLM degree in Estate Planning through The John Marshall Law School's online program. The Chicago law school's specially designed curriculum gives attorneys easy access to courses through flexible scheduling.

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Justin D. Petrarca (JD '82) Placed as Vice-Chair of National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys

Posted April 15, 2013 by

April 12 - National School Boards Association

Justin D. Petrarca became Vice-Chair; he is a partner with the Chicago firm of Scariano, Himes and Petrarca, and he received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.

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John Marshall's Fair Housing Legal Clinic Marks 20th Year of Fighting Discrimination in Housing Choices

Posted April 15, 2013 by

April 12 - PR Web

John Marshall remains the only law school in the nation with a clinical program devoted exclusively to training students in fair housing law and enforcement.

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Addresses Argument: Can Congress Punish a Former Sex Offender for Failure to Register?

Posted April 11, 2013 by

April 11 - SCOTUSblog

In June 1999, Anthony Kebodeaux, an airman stationed at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, was convicted by a special court-martial of committing “carnal knowledge” of a “female under the age of 16” in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).  Kebodeaux’s conviction grew out of a “consensual” sexual relationship that he had with a fifteen-year-old girl.  He was sentenced to three months in prison and received a bad-conduct discharge.

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State Sen. Michael Hastings (JD '13) an Aspiring Lawyer

Posted April 11, 2013 by

April 9 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Just a few classes shy of earning his law degree, Hastings spoke with the Daily Law Bulletin about his military service, gun control and what he's learned during his first few months in the legislature.

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ABA President Focuses on Human Trafficking in Fred Herzog Memorial Lecture at The John Marshall Law School

Posted April 10, 2013 by

April 10 - Yahoo! News

More than 100,000 American citizens and an untold number from other countries are modern-day slaves in the United States, according to American Bar Association (ABA) president Laurel Bellows.

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Loyola Chicago Law School Wins National Competition

Posted April 10, 2013 by

April 9 - Yahoo! News

Co-hosts The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and the American Bar Association-Criminal Justice Section are pleased to announce Loyola University-Chicago School of Law as the national champion for the 23rd annual National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition.

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Innovatio's Lawyer, Matt McAndrews (JD '95), Discusses Patent Trolls

Posted April 9, 2013 by

April 2013 - Chicago Lawyer

Innovatio's lawyer, Matt McAndrews of Niro Haller & Niro, said … there is "widespread infringement" of Innovatio's patents that possibly extends to anyone using a cellphone, tablet or computer that connects to a Wi-Fi network. But he added that he does not intend to pursue "individual use."

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NWSBA to Honor Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans (JD '69)

Posted April 9, 2013 by

April 8 - Palatine Patch

“As chief judge, Judge Evans has spearheaded a number of positive changes in our court system, including the very important establishment of the Domestic Violence Courthouse on West Harrison Street in 2005,” said the NWSBA’s Miriam Cooper, head of the Awards Committee, of Evans’ selection.

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Tarek Khalil (JD '13) Comments on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted April 8, 2013 by

April 7 - The DePaulia

“The propaganda machine is more powerful with the Internet,” said Khalil. “They have to be more involved to make the public believe that what is going on between Israel and Palestine is something that can only be resolved between the two parties and the U.S. as an impartial mediator when, in fact, we have to internationalize the conflict. We need to take the U.S. out of the picture because it has never been a neutral mediator.”

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