Two Join Fair Housing Center Staff to Work on New Projects

Posted June 17, 2011 by
Two Join Fair Housing Center Staff to Work on New Projects

Daniel Bondavalli and Dennis Smith have joined The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center as managers for two new projects. The two positions, funded by Fair Housing Initiatives Project (FHIP) grants, enable the Center to do educational outreach. The grants were awarded through March 2012. Bondavalli, project manager for the Fair Housing…

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Graduates See Increasing Success in Efforts to Win Federal Judicial Clerkships

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Graduates See Increasing Success in Efforts to Win Federal Judicial Clerkships

Currently, eight alumni and two students are either already clerking or have received offers to clerk at the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. There also are nine alumni currently working as attorney advisers in the U.S. Social Security Administration in Chicago, positions similar to…

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Special Honor for Dean Emeritus Schrager

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Special Honor for Dean Emeritus Schrager

Professor and Dean Emeritus Leonard J. Schrager (left) accepts the 2011 Ralph A. Gabric Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Lester Munson (right) on behalf of Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS) at its May 26, 2011, reception. CARPLS recognized Schrager’s outstanding legal career and his many contributions to public interest law, legal…

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Alumni Association Announces New Officers

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Alumni Association Announces New Officers

The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association inducted its new officers at the June 10, 2011, annual meeting. Serving in the 2011-2012 term are (seated, from left) Justice James Fitzgerald Smith, president; Natosha Cuyler-Sherman, third vice president; Daniel A. Cotter, treasurer; and (standing, from left) Karie J. Valentino, assistant treasurer; Kim Anderson, outgoing president; Regina…

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Cory Calmes Joins Foundation Staff

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Cory Calmes Joins Foundation Staff

The John Marshall Law School Foundation welcomes Cory Calmes as a senior development officer. He most recently was an associate director of development at the University of Chicago Law School. “I am excited to be working with the alumni of John Marshall,” he said. After received a JD degree in 2005 from the University of…

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Valedictorian Urges Graduates to Show Kindness and Help Others

Posted June 4, 2011 by
Valedictorian Urges Graduates to Show Kindness and Help Others

(Carson Griffis, who graduated first in the May 2011 class, delivered the valedictory address, which follows.) Thank you, Dean Corkery. Good afternoon fellow graduates, faculty, administration, family and friends. The legendary Chicago attorney, Clarence Darrow, once said, “The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers…

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