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Lillian Obucina DDS (JD '02) Joins Midwestern University's Dental Institute Faculty

Posted May 8, 2013 by

May 6 - Downers Grove Patch

Dr. Obucina is a dentist, attorney, and consultant. She graduated from Northwestern University Dental School and she received a Certificate in Prosthodontics. In 2002, she graduated from the John Marshall Law School with her Juris Doctor degree. She has practiced dentistry and law in Chicago and has presented ethics, health literacy, and risk management seminars for the ADA.

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Prof. Celeste Hammond to Be Part of Commercial Leasing Teleconference

Posted May 8, 2013 by

May 7 - Land Use Prof Blog

Professor Hammond is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Real Estate Law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  Professor Hammond will be discussing “Green” issues in commercial leasing and the implications of this “greening” for landlords, tenants, and their attorneys.  Here is a copy (for your download and preview) of a Powerpoint presentation that will accompany Professor Hammond’s comments: http://law.missouri.edu/freyermuth/hammondgreenleasing.pptx

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John Marshall's Online Offerings Let Lawyers Earn LLMs at Home

Posted May 6, 2013 by

May 2013 - Illinois Bar Journal

"Our LL.M. and M.S. graduate degrees in employee benefits still remain the only degrees of their kind in the nation," Kennedy said. "Thus, three years ago we made the decision to offer the required courses online, as well as in-class, in hopes of increasing enrollment. …Given the responses from students who did enroll in the online courses, we decided to expand and offer elective courses so that the students could attain the 24 required [credit] hours solely online."

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Prof. Ann Lousin Comments on Rep. Mike Madigan's Prosposed Illinois Pension Reform Bill

Posted May 6, 2013 by

May 5 - Huffington Post Chicago

Ann Lousin, a professor at John Marshall Law School who was a researcher at the 1970 constitutional convention and wrote a book about the Illinois constitution, said Madigan's approach could invite a court to look at other options available to the state. For example, Illinois does not tax pension or Social Security benefits as many other states do, but the House adopted Madigan's bill rather than fixing the pension problem with a new tax.

"The court will want to know if you've done all you can," Lousin said.

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Prof. Hugh Mundy Comments on the Trotter Guilty Plea

Posted May 3, 2013 by

May 2 - Weekly Citizen

“I believe the motivation for the plea was the case was up for a misdemeanor and not a felony,” Mundy said. “A felony conviction is much more serious in length and consequences. The senator would not have been able to ever possess a firearm again if he’d been convicted on a felony charge.”

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Comments on the Vagueness of the Tenth Amendment

Posted May 2, 2013 by

May 2 - Zimbio

“To say that the Tenth Amendment somehow empowers states or gives them state sovereignty is just reading way too much into the text,” John Marshall Law School law professor Steven Schwinn told CNN in 2010. “The Tenth Amendment just can’t bear that weight.”

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Prof. Ann Lousin Discusses Four Who Believed in the Illinois Constitution

Posted May 2, 2013 by

April 27 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Today I pay tribute to Noble W. Lee and three other lawyers who were among the few members of the bar who appreciated the importance of the Illinois Constitution ... their influence on Illinois constitutional law and practice has been incalculable.

Perhaps Dean Lee's greatest contribution was his influence on his students. Because every graduate had to study the Illinois Constitution, it is not surprising that several graduates of John Marshall were members of the sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1969-1970. During my only conversation with Dean Lee about the Illinois Constitution, I was amazed that he could rattle off the names of cases and statutes from years past.

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James S. Smith III (JD '90) Passes Away

Posted May 2, 2013 by

May 1 - Libertyville Patch

He was born Feb 22, 1964 in Gary, IN and lived in Vernon Hills for 14 years. James graduated from Marquette University at John Marshall Law School. Jim was an avid golfer and an all-around sports enthusiast. He was a member of the St. Mary of Vernon Parish, Indian Creek and the Lake County Bar Association.

Mr. Smith's family and friends are in our thoughts.

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State Sen. Ira Silverstein (JD '85) Seeks to Give Homeless Equal Rights

Posted May 2, 2013 by

April 25 - Illinois State Democrats

“The homeless most times are in this situation due to a hardship in their life,” Silverstein said. “So, we should embrace our homeless neighbors and give them the basic rights that many take advantage of every day.”

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VLSC Staff Attorney Steven Novak Comments on VA Responsibility to Assisting Veterans

Posted May 1, 2013 by

April 25 - Medill Reports

“Based on what the veteran submits, the VA has the duty to assist,” said Steven Novak, staff attorney at the John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic.

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