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

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

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

“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

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

Let Them Play: A Look at Sony’s Failed Attempt to Trademark “Let’s Play”

On October 28, 2015 Sony filed an intention to use application for the mark “Let’s Play.” When news of Sony’s application broke on January 8, 2016 the public’s reaction was overwhelmingly negative. Sony’s application was refused for Likelihood of confusion in a non-final office action on December 29, 2015. A Georgia company, Let’z Play of …More