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Women in Public Housing again Protected in Their Housing Choices Thanks to VAWA, says John Marshall’s Fair Housing Legal Clinic Director Allison Bethel

Posted March 13, 2013 by

March 11 - PR Web

The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is giving women in domestic abuse situations the right to maintain their federally-funded housing choices, says Allison Bethel, director of The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic.

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Prof. Timothy O'Neill Calls Constitutional Rights in Flux 'A Good Thing'

Posted March 13, 2013 by

March 8 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Do you believe in strictly following the letter of the law?

Then try this. Back in the 1970s, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after he was accused of various financial improprieties dating back to his stint as governor of Maryland. But let's assume he had refused to resign. Agnew is then impeached by the House and his case goes to the Senate for trial.

Read more: Prof. Timothy O'Neill Calls Constitutional Rights in Flux 'A Good Thing'

2014 U.S. News Law School Rankings: Legal Writing & Intellectual Property Law Programs at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago Among the Best in the Nation.

Posted March 12, 2013 by

Two programs at The John Marshall Law School have climbed in the legal specialty rankings of 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools published on March 12, 2013.

The Legal Writing Program is ranked second in the nation. It was ranked sixth in 2013. The Intellectual Property Law Program is now ranked 12th, a jump from 17th place.

At John Marshall, the Lawyering Skills Program (commonly called legal writing) is one of the most rigorous research/writing programs in the country, designed to immerse students in the art of legal writing and research over four semesters.

“I am pleased that our peers have recognized the strength of our Lawyering Skills program at John Marshall,” said Professor Anthony Niedwiecki, director of the Lawyering Skills Program.

“I believe that the high ranking is a result of the steps we have taken to better reflect current legal practice. We recently surveyed our alumni and employers to see which skills they want our graduates to have,” he said.  “In response to the results of the survey, we have revamped our program to better reflect what lawyers do in practice. Overall, we have been ahead of other law schools in producing practice-ready graduates.”

Niedwiecki also said the leadership roles of John Marshall faculty are being recognized in rankings by the legal writing community. “Many of our professors are accomplished leaders in our field with several serving on the boards or as officers of all of the major legal writing organizations,” he noted.

John Marshall’s Intellectual Property (IP) Program is ranked 12th in the nation. The IP Program, one of the oldest in the country, offers more than 30 specialized IP courses, making it one of the most extensive sets of IP offerings anywhere. The program draws students from around the country and across the globe. It has partnered with IP lawyers in the People’s Republic of China for 20 years.

 

“This great news shows that my colleagues in the IP community recognize the strength of our program,” said Professor Doris Estelle Long, director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law. “We have a great deal of synergy at John Marshall, from our innovative courses with their focus on real-world, practice-ready training to our online journal, Review of Intellectual Property Law, to our Chinese IP Resource Center and our cross-curricular offerings with our Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law.

“I believe it says much about how we prepare our students for their legal careers in intellectual property law,” Long said. “With our new innovative programs now offered as part of the law school’s eDegrees online option, we look forward to continuing to be on the leading edge of intellectual property education,” she added.

To learn more about our outstanding law programs, visit www.jmls.edu.

To learn more about the Legal Writing program specifically, visit  www.jmls.edu/lawyering-skills

To learn more about the Intellectual Property Law program specifically, visit http://www.jmls.edu/academics/ip/

About The John Marshall Law School

The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest.  John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level.   John Marshall offers six clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic.  U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program second and its Intellectual Property Law program 12th in the nation.

John Marshall and Robert Morris University Form 3 + 3 Partnership

Posted March 8, 2013 by

March 7 - Orland Park Patch

John Marshall Law School and Robert Morris University announced that they have established a “3 + 3” partnership. Qualified RMU students will be able to enter the John Marshall Law School after completing their junior year of undergraduate study at the University.  They will then receive their undergraduate degrees from RMU upon completing one year of law school at John Marshall, and ultimately receive their law degrees from John Marshall after the successful completion of the required law school curriculum.

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John Marshall Fashion Law Society to Host Fashion and Design Law Symposium

Posted March 8, 2013 by

March 8 - Yahoo! News

Fashion designers, intellectual property specialists, labor attorneys and others will gather for a symposium focusing on fashion and design law at The John Marshall Law School on April 12, 2013.

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Prof. William McGrath Says in Trade Battle with U.S., Antigua May Be the 'Mouse That Roared'

Posted March 6, 2013 by

March 1 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

In the late 1990s, the U.S. started cracking down on Internet gambling. It invoked various law to prevent offshore gambling providers from accessing the U.S. market. Antigua claims it lost a $3.4 billion industry. It also says that the prohibition of online gambling violated U.S. obligations under World Trade Organization agreements.

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Chicago’s John Marshall Law School Takes First Place at Tax Competition for Second Year

Posted March 5, 2013 by

March 5 - Yahoo! News

Third-year law students Patrick Bushell and Ryanne Dent took top honors at the Albert R. Mugel Tax Competition in Buffalo, N.Y., both also taking home honors in oral advocacy.

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Moot Court Students Advance to Nationals

Posted March 4, 2013 by

March 4 - GUDELNews.com

Students Myka Bell and David Middleton of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will compete this week in the national Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition in Atlanta. The competition is part of the National Black Law Students Association annual convention March 6 through 9, 2013.

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'It's Not Clear Where These People Go for Justice' - Prof. Steven Schwinn Says of Plaintiffs in KBR Case

Posted March 4, 2013 by

March 2 - The Oregonian

When it comes to the way the military prosecutes war, said Steve Schwinn, associate professor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, "courts have really shied away" from intervening over the last decade or so.

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Prof. Anthony Niedwiecki Debunks the 'Save Our Children' Argument on Critical Thinking with Waymon Hudson

Posted March 4, 2013 by

March 1 - Huffington Post

"In the late '70s, there were some political campaign initiatives to overturn anti-discrimination ordinances that were in different cities. Anita Bryant, who was a beauty queen back then, overturned the first one with a campaign that was based on 'save our children,' with the idea that children were in danger of being harmed by gay people."

Watch Video: Prof. Anthony Niedwiecki Debunks the 'Save Our Children' Argument on Critical Thinking with Waymon Hudson