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

Search for New Dean of Law School Begins!

Dean John E. Corkery announced this Spring that he will be stepping down as Dean of the John Marshall Law School. Dean Cork- ery has been a member of the law school’s faculty since 1973 and has taught evidence, family law, and professional responsibility. In 1998, he became Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. After that …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

When You Are $111 Billion in the Hole, Is It Better to Dig or Climb? A Critical Look at Illinois’ State Pension Obligations

That’s right, billion with a ‘b.’ That’s how much Illinois’s unfunded public pension debt has grown to according to a state legislative report from the General Assembly’s Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. That includes five pension systems the state is responsible for (state university employees, public school teachers, judges, state lawmakers and state workers). …More

Tax Hikes Raise Tensions Over Budget Shortfalls

$754 million. That was the projected short- fall for the City of Chicago’s budget this year. That shortfall comes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has already been borrowing at high interest rates to keep the city afloat. There’s no dispute that rising public pension costs are responsible for most of the city’s spending deficit as they …More

Conversation with John Marshall Student and Legal Scholar, Jake Crabbs

Jake Crabbs presented a paper at the Braniff Graduate School of the University of Dallas on January 30th, 2016. The title of his paper was The Poetics of American Common Law. Jake sat down with the Decisive Utterance to discuss the subject of his scholarship and his experience with presenting his paper. Below is an …More

Taking Care of Business with Joe Stacho and the Business Enterprise Law Clinic

The Business Enterprise Law Clinic or BELAW is a program founded in the fall of 2011 by Michael Schlesinger to provide John Marshall students with a practical clinic experience which resembles that of an actual law firm. The clinic focuses its efforts in providing pro bono representation to individuals from low to moderate income communities …More