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Justice Theis Offers John Marshall Graduates Three Tenets for Professional Success

Posted May 28, 2013 by

May 24 - PR Web

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis gave graduates of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago three tenets to follow during their legal careers: competency, civility and service.

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Says Tesla Electric Car Case Could Prove Difficult

Posted May 28, 2013 by

May 25 - Yahoo! News

Steve Schwinn, a professor of constitutional law at the John Marshall Law School, said such a case could prove difficult. He pointed to a 2001 decision in U.S. Circuit Court in a case involving Ford and the state of Texas. The court rejected Ford's claim that the state's law preventing the company from selling used cars through its own website violated the Commerce Clause.

"If it is, and it's enough at Tesla, and Tesla is an out-of-state actor, and there's evidence that the legislature discriminated specifically against them, then there's a chance that the landscape might change," he said. "That strikes me as a lot of ifs."

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Margaret Knell (MS '12) Appointed as Women's Industry Network Chair

Posted May 22, 2013 by

May 22 - Body Shop Business

“Margaret’s legal and board relations expertise, as well as her related industry experience, allows her to influence critical areas of I-CAR’s business and I believe she will be highly effective leading the WIN board and developing strategies that will enable the organization to continue delivering the WIN mission," said John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO and president. "Her deep level of commitment and strategic focus make her an ideal person to serve as WIN Board chair."

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Michael Hawkins (JD '69) Passes Away

Posted May 22, 2013 by

May 21 - OakPak.com

Michael Edward Hawkins, of Oak Park, Berwyn, and other parts of the Chicago area, died on May 10, 2013. Born on Oct. 21, 1936 to Jason and Laura (Ryan) Hawkins, he graduated in 1954 from St. Mel High School, where he was a member of the City of Chicago High School Basketball championship team.

Our thoughts are with Hawkins' family.

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Prof. Daryl Lim Discusses What Monsanto's Win Could Mean for Self-Replicating Technologies

Posted May 22, 2013 by

May 22 - PR Web

Monsanto won its suit against Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman for reproducing the company’s patented genetically altered soybean seed without its authorization. But the decision upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on May 13, 2013 raises further questions regarding patent protection as self-replicating technologies grow in different industries, says Professor Daryl Lim of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Calls ACA Foes' Favorite New Weapon a 'Nonstarter'

Posted May 21, 2013 by

May 20 - Law 360

As long as that standard is met, the nation’s high court has shown little interest in delving into the procedural rules of Congress, Schwinn said. Challengers will complain that the Senate “gutted it and changed the entire bill, but the Supreme Court doesn’t seem to care how the Senate amends legislation,” he said. “As a technical matter, it strikes me as a nonstarter,” Schwinn said.

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Howard S. Stevens (JD '85) Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer

Posted May 20, 2013 by

May 17 - Lower Macungie Patch

Stevens, a resident of Lower Macungie, was selected for his achievements in the area of Medical Malpractice Defense.  As Chair of the Medical Malpractice Defense Group, he represents large hospitals and health networks as well as individual physicians in medical malpractice claims.  He is well versed in complex litigation cases involving medical treatment investigations, including, among other things, surgery, obstetrics, and emergency medicine.

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Andrew Mudd (JD '09) Joins Kesler, Nelson, Garman, Brougher & Townsley

Posted May 20, 2013 by

May 19 - The News-Gazette

Mudd's cases will include criminal law, civil litigation and family law.

He received his law degree from John Marshall Law School and was selected to study international criminal and human rights law at the Universitat Luzern in Switzerland.

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Peter Brust (JD '85) Named of Fleet Security at Holland America

Posted May 20, 2013 by

May 17 - Cruise Industry News

Peter Brust will report to Cees Deelstra, vice president, nautical operations. As fleet security director, he is responsible for the security operations aboard Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships and Seabourn’s fleet of six ships, as well as all turnaround ports and the headquarters office in Seattle. Additionally, Brust ensures that both companies are in compliance with all security directives from governments and other regulatory agencies regarding terminal, ship, crew and passenger security practices and procedures.

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Professor Steven Schwinn Comments on White House's Lost Battle Withholding Benghazi Records

Posted May 20, 2013 by

May 18 - Yahoo! News

Steven Schwinn, a professor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, said the White House cave-in on the Benghazi documents could damage its credibility, but it would not necessarily undermine future legal claims by Obama to withhold materials. Courts are historically very reluctant to order such disclosures or enforce congressional subpoenas, he said.

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