The JMLS Name and Gender Marker Clinic

The JMLS Name and Gender Marker Clinic By Joseph Alfe Staff Writer   Declan Cleary is a 22 year-old second-year student who comes to The John Marshall Law School by way of North Carolina, where he attended Elon University as a Political Science major. Declan became involved in The JMLS Community Legal Clinics through the …More

The Inner Workings of a Federal Commutation

The Inner Workings of a Federal Commutation by Manpreet Teji Contributing Writer   This past year I had the wonderful opportunity to work at the Federal Defender Program of the Northern District of Illinois. Through this internship, I worked on multiple clemency applications asking President Obama to grant federal commutations. The majority of our clients …More

The Law School Mindset

The Law School Mindset by Monique Altman Archivist   Law school tends to be challenging for just about everyone – particularly around this time of year when midterms have been completed and final exams are but a few weeks away. I have found the best way to survive and succeed is to cultivate a mindset …More

Asked & Answered: The Family Law & Domestic Violence Clinic

Asked & Answered: The Family Law & Domestic Violence Clinic Prof. Debra Pogrund Stark Clinic Director   In honor of October being Domestic Violence Month, an interview of Professor Debra Stark, Founder and Director of the John Marshall Law School Family Law & Domestic Violence Clinic:   We have a domestic violence clinic? Yes – …More

Student Planning and Academic Advising for Spring Registration

Student Planning and Academic Advising for Spring Registration by Candace Carter Editor In Chief   November brings with it that wonderful time of the semester when students can peruse the course catalog and build their schedules for the spring semester. This fall, in lieu of the Academic Advising Week sessions held by Academic Services the …More

The Two-Party System: America’s Bloated Problem

The Two-Party System: America’s Bloated Problem by Rob Thomas Staff Writer   Take a second to reflect on how often you have heard these lines in the past year. “I can’t stand my party’s candidate but I need to be loyal to the party.” “I’m voting for the lesser of two evils.” “They’re both bad …More

BLSA Call to Action Open Forum Discussion

By Ashly McCants On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, The John Marshall Law School’s Black Law Student Association hosted an open forum to discuss recent tragic events and issues concerning police brutality occurring in our country. The forum began as a discussion about Alton Sterling, a father of five and husband from Baton Rouge, La., and …More

Poison in the Melting Pot: How Islamophobia Threatens our National Identity

While the states have control over their welfare and assistance programs, refugee ac- ceptance and resettlement is a federal issue. Regardless, many states have resisted efforts to relocate Syrian refugees within their borders and publicized their intentions not to cooperate with the federal government’s efforts. The Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, filed suit against the …More