Career Choice: Human Rights & International Trade Law

Career Choice: Human Rights & International Trade Law Eun Jung (Jenny) Lee Editor-In-Chief If you have a wide range of interests and are interested in both trade and human rights, consider exploring both fields as a career. Take Honorable Delissa A. Ridgway as an example. By day, she serves as a judge for the United …More

The Real Estate Law Student Group

The Real Estate Law Student Group By Vincent Cerda, Tiffany Ward, and Allie Carbonari From buying and selling homes to determining the rights of adverse possessors, the world of real estate law is ever-changing and vastly rewarding. Real estate attorneys help provide assurances to commercial clients on some of their biggest investments. The attorneys also …More

RIPL Makes Waves

RIPL Makes Waves Author: Ben Lockyer, Lead Articles Editor, JD Candidate 2018   Ranked as a top-25 IP law journal and as the top-ranked IP law journal in the Midwest, the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL) is ready for another exciting year. This year, RIPL is proud to announce some exciting new …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

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

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

“What Are We Doing Here?”

What are we doing here, exactly? What is the purpose law school? I have posed these questions to a few professors, and I have received different answers. A common answer is that law school prepares students to be practicing attorneys. We are here to learn the nitty-gritty of the practice of law. That is why, …More