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

Could Unlikely Presidential Candidates Bring Back Brokered Conventions? A Brief History of a Time Honored Tradition

Between billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump leading an insurgency within the Republican Party and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-identified Democratic Socialist, doing the same among Democrats, talk has turned to the possibility of contested conventions for both parties this year. Almost 90% of Republican insiders predict the GOP is …More

Human Sacrifice: A Look at the Death Penalty in America

Friedrich Nietzsche postulated that, in pre-modern times, when a man was wronged he retaliated against the transgressor irrespective of the transgressor’s “intent”, “negligence”, or “soundness of mind.” Before the inception of “free will”, along with the notion that man “chooses” to commit wrongs, pain was inflicted to forge a memory. It mattered not whether the …More

Federalists Rise Above the Rancor with Panel Discussions

This past year the John Marshall Law School’s Federalist Society has hosted a series of conversations which have been free and open to all students. The events have included discussions about the role of the police, the ideological propensities of the Chief Jus- tice Roberts, and how federal regulations affect the craft brewing industry. The …More

Diversity Week Highlights the Benefits of Inclusivity

This past March John Marshall hosted Diversity Week, a collaborative effort of the Office of Diversity Affairs and the Stu- dent Bar Association. From March 7th to the 9th a variety of exciting and enlightening panel discussions and film showings took place. On the 7th, Michelle Silverthorn, Director of Diversity & Education with the Illinois …More

Scribes Bestow Lifetime Achievement Award on Judges Easterbrook and Posner

On Friday, April 15 The John Marshall Law School co-sponsored the American Society of Legal Writers (Scribes) for a CLE and awards ceremony.  The Scribes is an organization of professional writers who focus on legal subjects and matters of cultural and professional significance. The topics of the panels included; Ethics and Writing, Storytelling for Lawyers, …More

Hall of Distinction Has Grand Reopening

The Hall of Distinction returned to John Marshall this past fall after having been temporarily removed to accommodate construction and renovations. The hall begins on the 1st Floor corridor connecting the Plymouth Ct. and State St. buildings, and continues through the halls of the classrooms on the 4th Floor. The Hall is there to recognize …More

John Marshall Proud to Host Distinguished Scholar: Deborah E. Lipstadt

  On September 24, John Marshall had the honor of playing host to Renowned Jewish Studies Historian, Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt. Her 1996 book, “Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory,” which drew her into a libel suit both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. David Irving, who was …More