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Professor at The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic Says HUD Guidelines Give Persons with Disabilities Easier Access

Posted June 6, 2013 by

June 6 - Digital Journal

As the housing market rebounds, Professor Allison Bethel, director of The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic in Chicago, reminds architects and builders to be aware of mandated accommodations for persons with disabilities.

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Judge Tim C. Evans (JD '69) Featured in Chicago Lawyer

Posted June 5, 2013 by

June 2013 - Chicago Lawyer

Thanks to an inspiration from prominent civil rights movement attorneys and public figures such as Thurgood Marshall and C.B. King, Evans dropped dreams of a medical career for one that ultimately resulted in him making some history of his own—as the first black chief justice of the Cook County Circuit Court.

That Evans climbed the ranks as a minority to head one of the world's largest court systems is enough to stake a claim in the local history books. And after a nearly half-century career dedicated to public service and social justice and pushing progress in the circuit court, he has a story to tell.

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Bridget Duignan (JD '04) Elected to Board of Governors of Illinois State Bar Association

Posted June 5, 2013 by

June 4 - Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch

Duignan, who focuses her practice on plaintiff’s medical malpractice, construction negligence and personal injury, won the open board seat for Cook County lawyers under age 37. She is a member of the ISBA’s Assembly and Tort Law Section Council. She is also active in the Women’s Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), and Chicago Bar Association (CBA).

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Prof. Doris Long Believes in Building an International Protection Program, One BRICS Country at a Time

Posted June 3, 2013 by

May 28 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

BRICS countries represent an emerging consensus that patents must be worked (practiced) in their countries or face compulsory licenses at reduced royalty rates. In India, South Africa and Russia, importation of patented items may not be sufficient to avoid such licenses. Although compulsory licenses for failure to work a patent are generally based on whether the item is "reasonably accessible" in the domestic market, there is an increasing reliance on price as an indicator of accessibility.

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Prof. William McGrath Analyzes Court's Decision to Sign Off on 'Appropriation Act'

Posted June 3, 2013 by

May 28 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

I had never heard of the term "appropriation art" until I learned about it in a copyright law context. It was at issue in the case of Rogers v. Koons (2nd Cir. 1992). In the late 1980s, Jeff Koons was a hot property in the New York and European art scene. Koons, a commodities-broker-turned-artist, was an adherent of the post-modern of neo-pop school of art.

The New Yorker reported in 1989 that "the most shocking art in America is being made by young New Yorker Jeffrey Koons." His sculptures sold for outrageously high prices. The New York Times commented that "Koons is pushing the relationship between art and money so far that everyone involved comes out looking slightly absurd." Koons' cachet was only enhanced by the fact that he was for a while married to a buxom Italian porn star known as Cicciolina.

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Karen Enright (JD '92) Re-elected to Board of Governors of Illinois State Bar Association

Posted May 31, 2013 by

May 30 - TribLocal - Elmhurst

Enright, who was first elected to the board in 2010, is a successful trial lawyer who has tried numerous cases involving complex medical and personal injuries. She has obtained verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars and has been recognized by the million-dollar advocates forum.

Long active in the ISBA, Enright is a member of its Assembly and has been active on numerous committees. She received the ISBA’s Board of Governors Award in 2009.

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Prof. Michael Seng Spoke at Affordable Housing Symposium

Posted May 30, 2013 by

May 29 - DePaul College of Law

Professor Michael Seng of the John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center illustrated how the policy is actually racially discriminatory because the incarceration rate affects a disproportionate amount of African Americans. He proposed using the Fair Housing Act to show that the one-strike policy has a disparate impact on certain races considering the concentration of police power and criminal prosecutions on predominantly African American neighborhoods.

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Larry Smith (JD '93) Offers Law Students and Young Attorneys Helpful Advice on Receiving Constructive Criticism

Posted May 29, 2013 by

May 28 - JD Careers Out There

"Take it and do better ... Constructive criticism means somebody cares about what you're doing. It means they think you can be approved upon. When an employer stops criticizing you, it means they've checked out on you."

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Scott E. Lloyd (JD '04) Joins Brooks Kushman as a Patent Prosecutor

Posted May 29, 2013 by

May 29 - Yahoo! Finance

With more than 10 years of IP experience, Lloyd previously served as in-house counsel at a product innovation and development company based in Chicago. As the head legal counsel, he was responsible for creating and enforcing a comprehensive IP protection program, handling all aspects of contractual transitions and advising the executive team in all business matters.

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Prof. Timothy O'Neill Says Book Details Overlooked Marshall Case

Posted May 29, 2013 by

May 21 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

I thought I knew Thurgood Marshall's career fairly well from reading Juan Williams' excellent biography from a decade ago. But King's book deals with a criminal case that I had no knowledge of—"The Groveland Boys," a Florida rape case of 1949. King, who describes himself as an amateur historian, says that Groveland "wasn't really covered in a lot of the Marshall biographies, which tend to treat his criminal cases as footnotes. His clerks knew all about it, though, because he always talked about it when he recalled the old days."

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