The John Marshall Law School -- Chicago's Practice-Ready Law School
Distance Education Program Gains National Prominence; Seeks Partner Law Schools

National Jurist magazine’s spring 2016 issue highlighted two of John Marshall’s online JD courses among its list of “10 out-of-the-ordinary summer classes.” These featured courses—eDiscovery, Digital Evidence & Computer Forensics and Health Care Reform Under the ACA—further expand John Marshall’s growing reputation as an innovator in online legal education and are just a few examples of our extensive list of online courses. Additional offerings this summer included Climate Change Law, Cyberspace Law, First Amendment Issues in the Digital Age, and Homeland Security, among others.

Partner with John Marshall

John Marshall is seeking shared-revenue distance education partnerships with other law schools. For more information, you can review proposal details online or contact Associate Dean Anthony Niedwiecki at [email protected] or 312.987.2370.
Restorative Justice in Action
Restorative Justice Alternatives to Mass Incarceration Focus of 2016 Braun Symposium, Recent Book

The 2016 Braun Memorial Symposium will focus on the implementation and practical effects of restorative justice, a process that seeks to reduce recidivism rates and mass incarceration by not only addressing, but rebuilding, the relationship between victim and offender. Presenters include Cook County State’s Attorney candidate Kim Foxx and IL State Rep. La Shawn Ford, among others. Last fall, Restorative Justice Project Co-Directors Hon. Sheila Murphy (ret.) and Professor Michael Seng released Restorative Justice in Practice: A Holistic Approach to Resolving Antisocial Behavior.

More than 30,000 Faculty Publication Downloads in 2016

John Marshall consistently appears in the list of top 10 institutions downloaded from Digital Commons’s Law Commons, including the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law; Constitutional Law; Marketing Law; International Humanitarian Law; State & Local Government Law; Judges; Law & Politics; and Supreme Court of the United States categories. Since January 2016, faculty-produced scholarship has been downloaded more than 24,000 times from the online platform. Additionally, faculty scholarship has been downloaded more than 6,000 times from SSRN so far this year.

John Marshall Inducted into LGBT Hall of Fame
LGBT Flag In August, John Marshall became the first law school to be inducted into Chicago’s LGBT Hall of Fame. Named a “Friend of the Community,” John Marshall was recognized for its welcoming and supportive atmosphere for LGBT students and faculty, for being a center of scholarship and advocacy for LGBT rights, and for the services that the law school’s clinics provide to the LGBT community. Professor Mark Wojcik was previously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.
First of Its Kind Transgender Marker & Name Change Project Launched by Pro Bono Clinic
Transgender Legal Services John Marshall’s Pro Bono Program & Clinic has launched a gender marker and name change project, the first of its kind in Illinois, to help people navigate the maze of local, state, and federal laws and rules required to change their names and gender markers on documents like drivers’ licenses, state identification cards, U.S. passports, and social security cards. Through the project, students work directly with Illinois residents needing assistance in changing their names and/or gender markers on government documents. The project is a partnership between John Marshall, Equality Illinois, and Seyfarth Shaw.
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