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Follow-up Action Needed to Set Standards for DOMA Decisions, Says Anthony Niedwiecki

Posted June 28, 2013 by

June 27 - PR Web

Follow-up action is required from the Obama Administration or the courts to help clarify how the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will be applied across the country, says Associate Dean and Professor Anthony Niedwiecki of Chicago’s John Marshall Law School.

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Thousands View John Marshall Law School Faculty Scholarly Works Using New Online Repository

Posted June 27, 2013 by

June 26 - Virtual Strategy Magazine

The outstanding scholarship of faculty at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has been downloaded more than 3,000 times since it was made available through the new John Marshall institutional repository, hosted on the Digital Commons platform.

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Prof. Jason Kilborn Comments on the Benefits of 0% Loans

Posted June 26, 2013 by

June 25 - Card Hub

“A 0% loan that can be paid off in monthly installments of 1-3% of the principal balance is a pretty good deal, perhaps the best borrowing one could engage, assuming future income remains stable.” – Jason Kilborn

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Zachary Martel (JD '09) Starts New Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC

Posted June 26, 2013 by

June 26 - PR Web

Zachary Martel, former Associate of Roscich & Roscich, has combined this practice with his own expertise to found a new law firm. The former partners of Roscich & Roscich, John and Carolyn, will remain Of Counsel to the new Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC.

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Margaret O'Mara Frossard and Anthony S. Niedwiecki Named John Marshall Associate Deans

Posted June 25, 2013 by

June 20 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

In her role as dean, Frossard is supervising the career services office and is responsible for implementing programs for students to develop career-related skills throughout law school and for implementing programs to facilitate job placement for graduates.

As associate dean, Niedwiecki will continue directing the lawyering skills program and will take on responsibilities for the school's overall experiential learning requirement.

Read more: Margaret O'Mara Frossard and Anthony S. Niedwiecki Named at John Marshall Associate Deans

A Modest Ruling, or Vast Federal Authority? Prof. Steven Schwinn Analyzes SCOTUS Rulings

Posted June 25, 2013 by

June 24 - SCOTUSblog

The Supreme Court ruled today that Congress can require a former member of the Air Force to register as a sex offender, and to punish his failure to register, for a sex crime he committed while he was in the Air Force.  The case, United States v. Kebodeaux, tested congressional authority to require Kebodeaux to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, or SORNA, even after he was discharged from the military and after he completed his military sentence for the crime.  In other words, the case tested whether Congress could require Kebodeaux to register even after the federal government may have severed its relationship with him and released him from federal authority.

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Justice Mary Jane Theis Receives Her Honorary Degree at John Marshall's 195th Commencement

Posted June 25, 2013 by

June 20 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Leonard F. Amari, president of The John Marshall Law School Board of Trustees, prepares to present Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis with an honorary degree at the school's 195th commencement ceremony last month. Associate Dean Kathryn Jennings Kennedy assists with Theis' ceremonial hood. Theis gave the commencement address to the 324 J.D., LL.M. and M.S. graduates.

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John Marshall's New Webcast Series Examines Video Gaming as Serious Medium of Expression

Posted June 25, 2013 by

June 25 - The Daily Herald

An examination of gaming issues takes to the Internet through John Marshall Law School Professor William Ford's webcast discussion on the gaming medium.

In the series "Games Are Not Coffee Mugs," Ford and guests will examine the intersection of games and the law, especially intellectual property (IP) law. The series explores the protections the law guarantees game creators, and the persons and characters that appear in the games.

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Terrance McGann (JD '89) Named to McPier Board by Gov. Quinn

Posted June 25, 2013 by

June 24 - Chicago Tribune

McGann, a managing partner at Whitfield, McGann & Ketterman, will join the board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority at its monthly meeting Tuesday, he acknowledged on Monday.

"I want provide value to the trade show industry and represent the men and women who work in this environment," he said.

Read more: Terrance McGann (JD '89) Named to McPier Board by Gov. Quinn

Clinical Professor J. Damian Ortiz (JD ‘97/LLM ’04) Honored by Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

Posted June 24, 2013 by

June 19 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois presented John Marshall Law School clinical professor J. Damian Ortiz with its Community Service Award for his efforts to protect civil rights and fair housing laws.

Read more: Clinical Professor J. Damian Ortiz (JD ‘97/LLM ’04) Honored by Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois