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Specialists Examine American Retirement Crisis at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School April 15 Symposium

Posted March 15, 2013 by

March 15 - Yahoo! News

Attorneys, actuaries, economists, educators and financial planners will discuss the effects the Wall Street financial crisis and long-term unemployment are having on the American economy when The John Marshall Law School in Chicago presents “American Retirement Crisis: What Can Be Done?,” a day-long symposium on April 15, 2013.

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Nicholas Pomaro (JD '64) to Retire after 49 Years

Posted March 14, 2013 by

March 12 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

"I went to law school, and I loved it. And the rest is history," Pomaro said.

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Rep. E. Christopher Welch (JD '97) of the 7th District Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Posted March 14, 2013 by

March 12 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Welch now represents the Proviso Township in the Illinois House—a seat he won last year over three primary opponents in part, he said, due to his close connection with the community.

"One of the things that people underestimate about me is the depth of my relationships," Welch, a Democrat, said. "I've been involved in Proviso my entire life. My family's been around Proviso my entire life. And so there's numerous relationships that have been developed over 42 years."

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John Marshall Intellectual Property Law Program Jumps Five Spots in U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Ranking

Posted March 14, 2013 by

March 14 - Yahoo! News

The work of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has been recognized by US News & World Report in its latest 2014 Best Graduate Schools edition published March 12, 2013.

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Associate Dean Kathryn Kennedy, Prof. Malcom Morris Discusses John Marshall's Online LLM Programs in National Jurist

Posted March 13, 2013 by

March 2013 - National Jurist

"[Online education] is an access issue," said Kathryn Kennedy, associate dean for advanced studies and research. "If it weren't available online, a person would have to take a year off and move here."

"To some degree, we're pioneers," said Professor Malcom Morris. "That's pretty exciting.

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John Marshall Hosted Role of USTR in Trade with Developing Countries

Posted March 13, 2013 by

March 13 - Office of the United States Trade Representative

On Tuesday, policy staff from the Office of the United States Trade Representative met with law students from John Marshall [Law School] to discuss the role of USTR in promoting trade with developing countries. The benefits of USTR’s work in trade and development are two-fold. Not only do these programs promote sustainable industries and increased market opportunities that raise standards of living and boost growth in developing countries, but they also promote the import of goods and export of U.S. goods, both of which support American jobs and keep American businesses competitive.

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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

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March 12 - PR Web

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.

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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

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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'

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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.

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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.