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2 CONTENTS Academic Programs...6 Juris Doctor...7 Joint Degrees...7 Advanced Degree Programs...9 LL.M. in Employee Benefits...9 LL.M. in Global Legal Studies...10 LL.M. in Information Technology and Privacy Law...10 LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law...11 LL.M. in International Business & Trade Law...11 LL.M. in Real Estate Law...12 LL.M. in Tax Law...12 M.S. in Employee Benefits Law...13 M.S. in Information Technology Law...13 M.S. in Real Estate Law...14 M.S. in Tax Law...14 Research Program (Fair Housing Legal Support Center)...15 Facilities & Services...16 Career Services...17 Writing Resource Center...18 Academic Achievement Program...19 Alumni Relations...20 Library...21 Student Life...23 Honors Programs & Co-Curricular Activities...28 Interscholastic Competitions...30 Faculty & Administration Full-Time Faculty...39 Adjunct Faculty...62 Administration...68 Admission...72 Financial Aid...75 Tuition & Fees...76 Academic Rules...77 Curriculum...81 Clinical and Externship Programs...82 Courses...91 LL.M. Course Listings...91 M.S. Course Listings...95 J.D. Course Listings...97 J.D. Course Descriptions...98 LL.M. Course Descriptions M.S. Course Descriptions Rights Rights & Map

3 CALENDAR Fall 2006 Accelerated Trial Advocacy August 2 11 Orientation for new J.D. students August Orientation for new LL.M. & M.S. students August 17 First day of regular classes August 21 Last day to drop individual courses with tuition refund September 1 Labor Day (no classes) September 4 Last Day to withdraw passing from a course September 29 Yom Kippur (no classes) October 2 Thursday classes meet (Thanksgiving make-up)* November 21 Friday classes meet (Thanksgiving make-up)* November 22 Thanksgiving recess (no classes) November Monday classes meet (Yom Kippur make-up)* November 30 Make-up day December 1 Last day of regular classes December 2 Reading Period December 3 4 Final Exams December 5 18 Make-up exam day December 19 Commencement January 21 Spring 2007 Accelerated Trial Advocacy January 3 12 Orientation for new J.D. students January 8 11 Orientation for new LL.M. & M.S. students January 11 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed January 15 First day of regular classes January 16 Last day to drop individual courses with tuition refund January 26 Last day to withdraw passing from a course February 23 Spring Break (no classes) March Last day of regular classes April 30 Make-up class day May 1 Reading Period May 2 3 Final Examinations May 4 17 Make-up exam day May 18 Commencement May 20 Summer 2007 First day of early session May 21 First day of regular Summer session June 4 Last day to withdraw passing from a course June 15 Holiday (no classes) July 4 Make-up for 4th of July July 6 Last week of early session July 2 Last day of regular session July 19 Final Examinations July * Due to Thanksgiving, Thurs. classes meet Tues. before Thanksgiving; Fri. classes meet Wed. before Thanksgiving. Due to Yom Kippur, Mon. classes meet both Mon. & Thurs. after Thanksgiving. NOTE: Only those holidays listed above will result in class cancellation.

4 MESSAGE FROM ACTING DEAN W elcome to The John Marshall Law School! I d like to tell you a few things about our law school that you might not know. John Marshall is a good place to study law. The faculty are friendly and approachable. They enjoy teaching and interacting with students. They have a wide variety of experience and interests and publish articles based on their research and their community service. One of our teachers, Professor Timothy O Neill, was named one of the Top Ten Law Professors in Illinois by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. You can learn more about our faculty on our website at John Marshall s mission is to provide access and opportunity to qualified students in a diverse and inclusive atmosphere, one that is conducive to producing effective and responsible members of the bar. We have students from a broad range of backgrounds. Many have just finished college but many are also second-career students. Our students are involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities; we have a dynamic Student Bar Association and more than 40 student organizations. Our students publish three journals, the John Marshall Law Review, the Journal of Computer and Information Law, and an online journal, the Review of Intellectual Property Law. Each fall, we put on an international moot court competition in information technology and privacy law this year we celebrate the competition s 25th anniversary and each spring, in conjunction with the American Bar Association, we host the National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, inviting 20 teams from among the top law schools in the nation. Because of our commitment to working students, we offer an evening program that allows students to complete their studies in four years (rather than the usual three years for the day program). We admit entering classes in both August and January of each year. John Marshall offers a wide array of financial aid and scholarships to its J.D. students. We also have awarded an annual $25,000 Lucy Sprague Public Interest Scholarship to a graduating student who demonstrates a commitment to public service work (the money is used to defray the student s educational loans), and have awarded a $5,000 Elmer Kissane scholarship each semester to a graduating student who goes to work for the Cook County State s Attorney s Office. For the last few years, our employment rate has been at approximately 90% nine months after graduation. Our Career Services Office is headed by Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek, a lawyer herself, who, along with her staff, works to help all students connect with a job that is right for them. The school provides a wide array of career services and offers students, from the first year on, help with drafting and directing résumés, developing networking skills, and finding jobs. The John Marshall Law School is nationally ranked in the areas of intellectual property, legal writing, and trial advocacy and dispute resolution. This year we celebrated the 65th anniversary of offering instruction in intellectual property by presenting a conference on The Role of the United States in World Intellectual Property Law, which was cosponsored by several leading IP firms. We offer a large number of IP courses in our J.D. program and also have one of the nation s largest Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs in IP. In addition to offering an advanced degree in intellectual property, John Marshall also offers LL.M. degrees in employee benefits law, global legal studies, information technology and privacy law, international business and trade law, real estate law, and tax law. If you decide, early on, that you are interested in one of these legal specialty areas, John Marshall offers you the opportunity to earn a joint J.D./LL.M. degree, with a significant savings in time and tuition. The John Marshall Law School is located in the heart of Chicago s legal, business, government, and commercial district, right across the street from the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and literally right next door to the Chicago Bar Association. Surrounded by the actual day-to-day practice of law in its many phases, our students take advantage of the many opportunities open to them for practical experience in externships, clinics, and summer employment. Although our students are serious about their studies, they still find time to enjoy the many cultural attractions that the city of Chicago has to offer. Our students often form bonds of friendship with classmates that last well after graduation and into their professional lives. John Marshall supports these connections and assists in fostering networking and mentoring opportunities. I am constantly impressed by the energy and commitment shown by the law school s alumni association, which has alumni chapters throughout the country. Moreover, our terrific career services offerings are available to all alumni, not just to current students. If you would like to know more, I invite you to read through this catalog and also to visit our website at If you have any questions, I would be happy to hear from you, or you could contact William Powers, associate dean for Admission and Student Affairs. John E. Corkery Acting Dean

5 YESTERDAY, TODAY, & TOMORROW At its founding more than 100 years ago, The John Marshall Law School offered the promise of an excellent legal education to two groups of students whose opportunities at that time were otherwise severely limited: people whose gender or background prevented them from gaining admittance to established law schools, and people whose economic position required them to study law part-time, while continuing to work to support themselves and their families. It is gratifying to note that mainstream legal education has followed a course pioneered by The John Marshall Law School s guiding principles diversity, opportunity, and balance between theory and practice. In 2003, as a testament to our tradition of opportunity and legal excellence, The John Marshall Law School community celebrated the 100th anniversary of the law school s first woman graduate, Jessie Cook. In 2004, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first African-American graduate, James Randle. John Marshall continues to embrace change and innovation as we train our students of today to be excellent lawyers of tomorrow. Over the years, The John Marshall Law School has earned a national reputation for excellence in legal writing, intellectual property, and advocacy. In recent years, John Marshall has been a leader in establishing advanced law degree programs in specialized areas, as well as offering practical experience through a variety of clinical and externship programs. We take great pride in our nationally recognized advocacy program, which generates exceptional trial lawyers. Our students benefit from excellent lawyering skills training and have proven their mettle through recent national moot court championships in criminal law, patent law, tax law, and trademark law competitions. Looking forward, The John Marshall Law School is poised to build on its strengths and to continue to prepare excellent lawyers. We welcome you and look forward to your participation in our vibrant and friendly legal education community. MISSION Honoring its history, The John Marshall Law School upholds through its varied juris doctor and advanced degree programs a tradition of diversity, innovation, access, and opportunity, and consistently provides an education that combines an understanding of both the theory and the practice of law.

6 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS L egal education at The John Marshall Law School is designed to prepare students to practice law now and for the rest of their lives. Our courses stress analysis of issues, mastery of material, the importance of ethical considerations, and the ability to think and write clearly about the law. The goal is to provide our students with the skills they will need to meet the evolving demands of the practice of law, and the needs of the diverse society in which they will soon play an important role. Students first take a set of core courses and then choose from a broad array of electives. National recognition for the law school s programs in intellectual property law and trial advocacy has made these very popular areas of study for our students. Many other electives are offered in areas such as employee benefits, global legal studies, information technology and privacy law, international business and trade, real estate, and taxation, and in other areas that provide a solid foundation for the practice of law. The school also has a nationally recognized comprehensive lawyering skills program that offers courses over four semesters in legal writing, advocacy, and drafting. The curriculum is augmented by opportunities for students to take part in numerous moot court and mock trial programs and three law reviews: the John Marshall Law Review, the Journal of Computer and Information Law, and our online journal, the Review of Intellectual Property Law. Since 1899, the law school has maintained a diverse student body. Today we continue that commitment through efforts to encourage women, minorities, and secondcareer students to attend John Marshall as part of our day or evening programs. John Marshall has one of the largest advanced degree programs in law in the nation, offering seven LL.M degrees, as well as Master of Science degrees for nonlawyers in employee benefits, information technology law, real estate law, and taxation. A joint degree program is available for J.D. students who wish to pursue a J.D. and LL.M degree at the same time, and John Marshall students may also study at Dominican University for a joint J.D./M.B.A. or at Roosevelt University for a joint J.D./M.P.A. (public administration) or J.D./M.A. (political science) degree. The law school also prides itself on the strength of its clinical and extern programs. Through these programs, students experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of practicing law. 6

7 Academic Programs Degree Programs Degrees will be conferred by the Board of Trustees with the recommendation of the faculty. To receive a recommendation, a student must have satisfactorily met the requirements of the degree for which the student is a candidate. Each student is responsible for ensuring that he or she has fulfilled the credit and course requirements of The John Marshall Law School. No student will be graduated unless all tuition and fees have been paid. Juris Doctor Requirements The degree of Juris Doctor is conferred upon candidates who have fulfilled the following requirements: earned credit for at least 90 semester hours of law study. obtained a cumulative grade point average of at least The maximum period of time for a law student to complete requirements for the degree is seven years. Admission to the Bar Successful completion of the Juris Doctor program at The John Marshall Law School will qualify a graduate to sit for the bar examination in any state. However, because some jurisdictions have specific course or registration requirements, the student should obtain a copy of the rules for admission from the board of law examiners of the state where he or she plans to practice. In Illinois, students commencing law school in the fall semester are required to register by March 1. The corresponding deadline for students commencing law school in the spring semester is the following July 1. Students who may need special testing conditions should check with their board of law examiners at the time of their admission to law school. Joint J.D./LL.M. Degree Program Some students know early on in law school that they wish to specialize in a particular area of law. For those students, The John Marshall Law School offers joint J.D./LL.M. degrees in employee benefits law, information technology law, intellectual property law, international business and trade law, real estate law, and tax law. The program builds upon John Marshall s broad base of required courses both in substantive areas and in skills training to permit students to specialize in one of six areas of law, without giving up the benefits of a traditional legal education. Joint degree students are permitted to apply the first 10 credit hours satisfactorily completed in the LL.M. program toward the 90 credits required for the J.D. degree. Thus, joint degree students, in most instances, will be able to complete the requirements of both programs with 104 credit hours (80 J.D LL.M.). A J.D. student must have at least a 2.5 grade point average, and must have completed 29 credit hours to be considered for admission to the joint degree program. Each of the joint J.D./ LL.M. programs has different qualifications beyond these minimum requirements. Interested students should meet with the director of the program they wish to enter. With quality counseling and careful planning, J.D. students can complete coursework that enables them to participate equally with the lawyer students in LL.M. courses. The completion of a joint J.D./LL.M. degree program will not only provide an in-depth educational experience in a particular area of the law, but it will allow law students to distinguish themselves from other recent graduates in order to compete successfully for jobs. The Illinois Bar Exam The Illinois Bar Exam is a two-day exam. The first day has three parts: 1 one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) question 2 the six-question Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) 3 three questions drafted by Illinois examiners The second day consists of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), a 200-question, multiple-choice exam. MBE Subjects Constitutional Law, Contracts/Sales, Criminal Law/Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, Torts MEE/Illinois Essay Subjects Agency, Commercial Paper, Conflict of Laws, Corporations, Equity, Family Law, Federal Jurisdiction & Procedure, IL Civil Procedure, Partnerships, Personal Property, Sales, Secured Transactions, Suretyship, Trusts & Future Interests, Wills (Decedents Estates) Multistate Performance Test Closed universe practical problem using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners. The essays are worth approximately 43%, the MPT is worth approximately 7% and the MBE is worth approximately 50%. The required passing score is revised each year to account for exam difficulty. 7

8 Academic Programs Degree Programs J.D./M.B.A. The John Marshall Law School and Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, cooperate in offering a combined credit program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration. Up to nine hours of M.B.A. courses taken at Dominican may be counted toward the J.D. degree and up to nine hours of law courses may be counted toward the M.B.A. degree. Not all courses are available for credit. A list of acceptable electives is available in the Registrar s Office. Each candidate must meet all degree requirements of each school. Students apply to John Marshall and Dominican separately. Upon acceptance to both schools, students gain entrance into the combined program. A candidate may begin the program either at Dominican or John Marshall. In either case, the required first-year curriculum of law courses will be taken solely at John Marshall. No M.B.A. courses may be taken simultaneously. If a candidate begins the program at John Marshall, the student must complete the remaining equivalent of three full-time years jointly at this school and Dominican. If a candidate begins the program with one year taken solely at Dominican, followed by a year solely taken at John Marshall, the remaining credit hours may be taken jointly at John Marshall and Dominican. Students in the combined program will pay The John Marshall Law School for law courses and pay Dominican University for business courses. For more information about the combined J.D./M.B.A. program, contact Professor Glenn P. Schwartz at J.D./M.P.A. and J.D./M.A. The John Marshall Law School and Roosevelt University cooperate in offering combined credit programs leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.) and either the Master of Public Administration or the Master of Arts in Political Science (M.P.A. or M.A.). In these programs, The John Marshall Law School and Roosevelt University each accept a certain number of credit hours earned at the other institution as electives, which shortens the time in which a student can earn both degrees. John Marshall will accept up to nine credit hours of Roosevelt courses, provided a) these hours are comprised of courses designated by John Marshall as acceptable for this purpose, and b) are taken after enrollment as a law student at John Marshall, and c) after completion of the first year of law study at John Marshall. Roosevelt will accept up to nine credit hours of John Marshall courses, provided these hours are composed of courses designated by Roosevelt as acceptable for this purpose. Students participating in this joint program may not count additional non-law school courses toward the J.D. degree. Students wishing to enroll in the combined degree program must meet the admission requirements of both cooperating institutions. Joint Degree with Roosevelt University The John Marshall Law School and Roosevelt University offer a joint degree program leading to both the baccalaureate and juris doctor degrees. Under this program, the first year of law study may be credited toward the completion of the baccalaureate degree, which allows students to complete both degrees in six years, rather than the normal seven years if both degrees were earned separately. Students must be admitted separately to each institution. They may begin their courses at The John Marshall Law School after completing 90 credit hours at Roosevelt, successful completion of certain required pre-law courses, and successful application to the law school program. The minimal qualifications necessary for admission will vary according to standards established periodically by the Admission Office at John Marshall. Guaranteed Law School Admission Program (GPPA) with the University of Illinois at Chicago A joint program between the law school and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) permits a UIC student to be guaranteed admission to the law school if the student fulfills the program s requirements while at UIC. The requirements for this program, known as the GPPA (Guaranteed Professional Program Admission), include taking certain required UIC courses, enrolling in the UIC Honors College and maintaining that enrollment each term, taking a minimum of 12 semester hours each term, maintaining a 4.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 5 point scale), completing an undergraduate degree within five years, taking the LSAT, filing a formal application with the law school, and meeting the law school s character and fitness requirements. For further information about this GPPA program, please contact the law school s Admission Office or the UIC Office of Admissions, Special Projects Unit,

9 Academic Programs Advanced Degree Programs Professionals know it s not possible to cover more than the bare fundamentals within the time limits of a J.D. program. This limitation, in addition to the need to develop knowledge and skills in an area of specialization, makes advanced degree study imperative. The John Marshall Law School offers seven LL.M. programs, making John Marshall the largest graduate law school in the Midwest. Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees are available in Employee Benefits, Global Legal Studies, Information Technology and Privacy Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Business and Trade Law, Real Estate Law, and Tax Law. In 1998, John Marshall began offering a Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Technology Law for nonlawyers and began offering M.S. degrees in Employee Benefits Law, Real Estate Law, and Tax Law in These programs are open to qualified applicants either as a comprehensive curriculum, leading to a graduate degree, or as individual courses, benefiting the practicing professional. Each of the programs is designed to give specialized training in a certain discipline. Thorough and intensive curricula enable professionals to enhance their skills and knowledge in the programs described on the following pages. LL.M. & M.S. Admission Applicants for the LL.M. programs are required to meet one of the following criteria: member of the bar of any state or territory of the United States, including the District of Columbia graduate of a law school approved by the American Bar Association if not a member of the bar J.D. student at The John Marshall Law School wishing to pursue a joint J.D./LL.M. degree (see page 7) member of a foreign bar or graduate of a foreign law school with an acceptable score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and a sample of legal writing Applicants for the M.S. programs are required to meet one of the following criteria: graduate of an accredited college or university, holding at least a bachelor s degree graduate of a foreign educational institution, holding at least the equivalent of an American four-year degree. Applicants must present an acceptable score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and a writing sample. An acceptable score on the TOEFL is 250 (computer test) or 600 (paper test) or higher. Additional information can be found under Advanced Degree Admission, beginning on page 74. Employee Benefits Law The LL.M. Program in Employee Benefits is responding to the high demand, both locally and nationally, for experienced employee benefits practitioners. As a result of our comprehensive and thorough overview of the law, graduates acquire the skills necessary to successfully practice in this area of law. The program stressed a transactional approach and deals with actual problems encountered in the practice of employee benefits law. This program, the only one of its kind in the nation, was developed in consultation with an Advisory Board consisting of nationally recognized experts and highly ranking governmental officials from the IRS and the Department of Labor (DOL), as well as continuous input from our faculty. The curriculum reflects the tax, labor and employment aspects of employee benefits plans, as well as the interplay of these rules on the administration and maintenance of such plans. The faculty consists of knowledgeable employee benefits practitioners, as well as current and former members of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. Without exception, they all bring extraordinary commitment to teaching. To accommodate students, classes are held in the late afternoon or evenings and on Saturdays. Externships with the IRS, DOL, PBGC, Pension Rights Center, and the Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America are also available. REQUIREMENTS Competition of 24 semester hours, including 6 required courses and a publishable paper Final cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. 9

10 Academic Programs Advanced Degree Programs Global Legal Studies The John Marshall Law School s LL.M. Program in Global Legal Studies provides a flexible program of study for foreign lawyers who wish to deepen their knowledge of specific areas of the law, and an expansive curriculum in U.S. and international law for foreign lawyers wishing to broaden their scope of legal knowledge. At John Marshall, students are permitted to choose from a large selection of courses in U.S. and international law, and to combine them to suit their individual interests and abilities. Each student, with the aid of the director, is free to choose from virtually the full range of John Marshall s extensive J.D. and LL.M. law curricula. In pursuing individual concentrations, each student is required to take Introduction to the United States Legal System, and Comparative Legal Systems, the program s two required courses. Students are also required to take Lawyering Skills for Foreign Lawyers, a research and writing course designed to improve students communication skills in English. Each student consults with the director in designing an individual schedule of additional courses in his or her chosen field, including such fields as information technology law, intellectual property law, international business and trade law, real estate law, or tax law. A foreign graduate student can enter any one of these six programs directly. If a student wishes to take some, but not most, coursework in these fields, he or she can enter the LL.M. Program in Global Legal Studies and take as many of the specialized tax, real estate, international business and trade, information technology, or intellectual property courses as appropriate. A Certificate of Concentration is available upon completion of 13 credits of related courses. REQUIREMENTS Completion of a minimum of 24 semester hours. Completion of Comparative Legal Systems (Law 256), Introduction to the United States Legal System (FL 500), and Lawyering Skills for Foreign Lawyers (FL 501). Information Technology and Privacy Law As the world grows increasingly dependent upon computers and international communication systems, the need for lawyers and policymakers conversant in information technology law and policy has never been greater. The John Marshall Law School proudly offers the first and most comprehensive LL.M. in Information Technology and Privacy Law. The program is designed for practicing lawyers seeking specialized knowledge in this rapidly growing arena, as well as for individuals pursuing an academic interest in the field. The program s substantive focus is the law and policy related to emerging technologies, the Internet, electronic commerce, privacy, telecommunications, and information access and control. It is the only advanced degree law program to incorporate privacy issues throughout its curriculum. The program is led by members of John Marshall s full-time faculty, who are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise in these areas. They are joined by a group of adjunct professors and lecturers who bring into the classroom practical knowledge and experience from their cutting-edge law practices. Visiting faculty from institutions around the world also contribute actively to the educational program. In addition to the core curriculum, students may select from a wide variety of elective courses, many of which will change from year to year in order to keep pace with rapid developments in technology and the law. Independent research projects and clinical practicum experiences are also available. Courses are offered year-round, usually in the evening, although workshops and other intensive courses may be taught on an accelerated schedule as weekend seminars. REQUIREMENTS Completion of 24 semester hours. Completion of Computers and the Law (IT 803), Copyright Law and Practice (IP 406), Cyberspace Law (IT 808) and Information Law and Policy (IT 801). 10

11 Academic Programs Advanced Degree Programs Intellectual Property Law The John Marshall Law School offers one of the nation s oldest and most extensive LL.M. programs in intellectual property law. The program is designed for lawyers who want to obtain specialized, advanced training in all aspects of intellectual property law. The program offers two alternatives: a comprehensive patent program designed for students with a technical background, and a comprehensive intellectual property program for students with a non-technical background. The patent program includes advanced courses in substantive patent law, patent office practice, advanced patent application preparation, interference practice, patent litigation, licensing, and international aspects of patent law. An advanced trial advocacy course trains students in trial techniques unique to patent cases. The intellectual property program includes courses in patent law, copyright law, trademark law, trade secret law, unfair competition, trademark litigation, licensing, antitrust, taxation of intellectual property, international intellectual property law, advertising law, business franchise law, trademark transactions, and rights of publicity and privacy. Independent study, a dissertation, clinical internships and master classes on advanced topics in intellectual property law are also available. Clinical internships allow students to work with an intellectual property law firm, a corporate law department, or relevant governmental agencies. The LL.M. program is taught by five members of the John Marshall faculty and more than 50 adjunct professors selected from among the top practitioners in the Chicago intellectual property bar, as well as visiting scholars, practitioners, and judges. Most classes are held in the evening, with occasional daytime seminars. Several classes are taught in a Friday Saturday weekend configuration. REQUIREMENTS Completion of 24 semester hours; or Completion of 21 semester hours and completion of an approved dissertation under the supervision of an advisory committee. Completion of Substantive Patent Law I (IP 400) or Law of Patents (IP 415). International Business & Trade Law The LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law was designed for lawyers seeking to advance their knowledge of the rules, regulations, and legal approaches underlying international business and trade. The Midwest, as the industrial, financial, and agricultural heartland of the United States, plays a major role in international economic activity. Our lawyers are some of the global leaders in regulating and facilitating trade, investment, and corporate activity. John Marshall s LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law program is designed for lawyers seeking to enhance their understanding and their skills in the fast-developing field of international economic law. In the LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law program, students are exposed to a wide range of subjects relating to international economic activity. Classes are taught by leading international business and trade law practitioners and academics in the United States people who have practiced international business law and who know the cutting-edge issues involved in trade, investment, and regulation. There are more than 40 courses available to degree candidates in subjects ranging from International Banking & Finance Law and International Trade Remedies Law to NAFTA and Chinese Business and Investment Law. Lawyers graduating with an LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law will be well prepared to practice in today s competitive global legal market, both in the United States and throughout the world. REQUIREMENTS Completion of 24 semester hours. Completion of Import and Export Law (IBT 700) or Multinational Corporations Law (IBT 730) or International Trade Remedies Law (IBT 705). 11

12 Academic Programs Advanced Degree Programs Real Estate Law In today s real estate market, attorneys must have a working knowledge of many areas of the law in order to advise clients and to structure and close transactions. Real estate attorneys must possess skills in negotiating and drafting and be knowledgeable in matters pertaining to environmental, bankruptcy, tax, and securities law in addition to the more traditional areas of mortgages, land use, and landlord-tenant law. The LL.M. in Real Estate Law addresses the demands of the increasingly complicated practice of real estate. The program, the only one of its kind in the Midwest, was developed in consultation with an advisory committee of nationally known practitioners. The program prepares students to meet the challenges posed by today s real estate transactions. The curriculum enables students to acquire the knowledge and to develop the skills required to become successful real estate attorneys. Students have the opportunity to learn from attorneys who are involved in transactions on the cutting edge of real estate law, and who are active members in the ABA Real Property Section and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Courses are taught by a combination of full-time and adjunct professors who are experienced practitioners in the field of real estate law. Professors draw on their unique professional experiences, and practitioners add a practical element to the course offerings. Consistent with Chicago s focus on real estate, John Marshall offers its students an exceptionally wide array of courses dealing with real estate. The school also operates a nationally acclaimed Fair Housing Legal Clinic in which LL.M. students have an opportunity to work. REQUIREMENTS Completion of 24 semester hours. Completion of Commercial Real Estate Transactions (RE 602), Leasing, Ownership and Management (RE 605), Real Estate Finance (RE 607), Drafting and Negotiation Skills Workshop (RE 608), Environmental Controls and Concerns Affecting Real Estate (RE 609), Construction Law (RE 612) and Federal Income Tax Aspects of Real Estate (RE 603). Tax Law The LL.M. in Taxation is one of the oldest tax programs in the nation. It provides a practical and extensive grounding in all major areas of taxation, with in-depth specializations in certain areas. All courses are taught by experienced tax practitioners who are engaged in the cutting-edge aspects of their specific field of tax law expertise. Without exception, they all have an extraordinary commitment to teaching. Their method of instruction is principally problem-based and transactional in nature. The courses emphasize the identification of issues and problems, as well as instilling the ability to apply the law creatively and practically. The program has two tracks: a degree track and a specialization track. The degree tracks offers a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M. in Taxation). The specialization track offers intensified, in-depth training in four different areas of tax law: Corporation Taxation, Estate & Personal Financial Planning, Taxation of Closely Held Businesses, and Employee Benefits. Students completing the necessary 6 to 8 semester hours of credits in one of these specializations will receive a Certificate; students may also complete the 24 semester hours of tax law for an LL.M. degree. The faculty consists of knowledgeable tax practitioners. Without exception, they all bring extraordinary commitment to teaching. To accommodate students, classes are held in the late afternoon or evenings and on Saturdays. Externships with the IRS are also available. REQUIREMENTS Completion of 24 semester hours, including 6 required courses and a publishable paper. Final cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. 12

13 Academic Programs M.S. Programs M.S. in Employee Benefits Law The John Marshall Law School offers a unique opportunity for actuaries, accountants, and human resource executives to become conversant in the law and policies issues affecting employee benefits. John Marshall proudly offers the first and only Master of Science in Employee Benefits Law, designed for non-lawyers who wish to become proficient in the specialized field of employee benefits. Once taking two introductory law courses, students pursuing this degree will be assimilated into the same employee benefits courses available to LL.M. students. The faculty consists of knowledgeable employee benefits practitioners, as well as current and former members of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. Without exception, they all bring extraordinary commitment to teaching. Classes are offered year-round, usually in the evenings or on weekends; certain courses may be taught on an accelerated schedule as weekend seminars or summer session classes. REQUIREMENTS Completion of 24 semester hours, including eight required courses and a publishable paper. Final cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. M.S. in Information Technology Law The John Marshall Law School offers a unique opportunity for business professionals and policymakers to become conversant in the law and policies affecting privacy, computers, communication, and information technology. The law school proudly offers the first and only M.S. in Information Technology Law. Designed for non-lawyer business and government professionals dealing with legal and policy issues involving information technology, as well as scholars pursuing an academic interest in the field, the M.S. program is led by nationally and internationally recognized experts who bring their cutting-edge experience into the classroom. The program s focus is the law and policy of information, computers, and communications technology. Courses are offered year-round, usually in the evening, although workshops and other intensive courses may be taught on an accelerated schedule as weekend seminars. Students enrolled in the program on a full-time basis may complete the program in one year. On a part-time basis, the program typically requires two to three years. REQUIREMENTS Completion of 24 semester hours. Completion of Introduction to Legal Analysis (IT 805) and Substantive Law Overview (IT 800), Computers and the Law (IT 803), Copyright Law and Practice (IP 406), Cyberspace Law (IT 808), and Information Law and Policy (IT 801). Final cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. 13

14 Academic Programs M.S. Programs M.S. in Real Estate Law The John Marshall Law School offers a unique opportunity for business professionals, community leaders, and government officials to become conversant in the law and policies affecting commercial real estate transactions. John Marshall proudly offers the first and only Master of Science in real estate law. Designed for real estate business, community, and government leaders who do not hold a J.D. degree, the M.S. program is led by nationally and internationally recognized experts who bring their cutting-edge experience into the classroom to discuss and collaborate on the most advanced knowledge and skills in commercial real estate transactions. The program s focus is the law and practice of commercial real estate, alternative dispute resolution, and drafting and negotiating skills, whereby the transactional nature of practice is emphasized. Courses are offered year-round, usually in the evening; although workshops and other intensive courses may be taught on an accelerated schedule as weekend seminars or summer session classes. Offered only on a part-time basis, the program typically requires two to three years to complete. REQUIREMENTS Completion of 24 semester hours, including 14 required semester hours and 10 elective semester hours. Completion of Introduction to American Law (RE 634), Introduction to Real Estate Law (RE 635), Introduction to Legal Materials and Analysis (RE 636), Alternative Means of Dispute Resolution (RE 611), Drafting and Negotiation Skills Workshop (RE 608), and Commercial Real Estate Transactions (RE 602). M.S. in Tax Law The John Marshall Law School offers a unique opportunity for accountants and financial planners to become conversant in the law and policies affecting the field of tax law. John Marshall proudly offers a Master of Science in Tax Law, designed for non-lawyers who wish to become proficient in the specialized field of taxation. After taking two introductory law courses and courses on tax accounting and consolidated returns, students pursuing this degree will be taking the same tax courses available to LL.M. students. The faculty consists of knowledgeable tax practitioners. Without exception, they all bring extraordinary commitment to their teaching. Students may also pursue one of the four specialization tracks offered under the LL.M. Tax program: Corporation Taxation, Estate & Personal Financial Planning, Taxation of Closely Held Businesses, and Employee Benefits. Students completing the necessary six to eight semester hours of credits in one of these specializations will receive an additional Certificate. Classes are offered year-round, usually in the events or on weekends; certain courses may be taught on an accelerated schedule as weekend seminars or summer session classes. REQUIREMENTS Completion of 24 semester hours, including 7 required courses and a publishable paper. Final cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. 14

15 Academic Programs Research Program Fair Housing Legal Support Center The primary goal of The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center (FHLSC) is to educate the public about fair housing law and to provide legal assistance to private and public organizations that seek to eliminate discriminatory housing practices. Besides developing educational materials and training programs, the FHLSC also provides legal assistance and support to groups and organizations that need help enforcing compliance with the Fair Housing Act. Professor Michael P. Seng and Clinical Professor F. Willis Caruso are the coexecutive directors of the center. Both have extensive experience in fair housing law and civil rights litigation. They are nationally recognized experts and have lectured and published extensively on these subjects. RoseMarie Knight is the administrative director. The FHLSC coordinates the Fair Housing Legal Clinic and the Predatory Lending Project. These projects provide students with the opportunity to take courses in fair housing law enforcement, and in predatory lending law, and the opportunity to work with clients who have been the victims of discrimination or predatory lending practices. The FHLSC has organized a panel of experts and litigators to assist housing groups in combating discrimination. The expertise and materials they develop are available to HUD investigators, state and local human rights commissions and the Justice Department and private fair housing groups. The Fair Housing Legal Support Center also engages in the following activities: Conducts legal research, offers advice on trial strategy, and provides sample forms and briefs to help groups fight housing discrimination Develops materials and brochures that educate the public about fair housing law. Provides civic associations, community-based organizations, the real estate, banking and insurance industries and private fair housing groups with legal information about rights and responsibilities under the fair housing laws Arranges conferences, mock trials, and develops courses and training materials. Two national conferences are held each year at The John Marshall Law School. Conference topics have included discussions of mortgage lending discrimination, insurance redlining, discrimination against families with children, architectural barriers to the disabled, discriminatory advertising, and proof of damages in a fair housing case. The center conducts an annual skills training program for 36 attorneys who litigate fair housing cases. The center also participates in regional conferences around the country. Cooperates with the Louis L. Biro Law Library at John Marshall in computerizing materials about fair housing law to assist national, state, regional, and local housing groups in their legal research. The library is assembling materials and studies about fair housing law in order to serve as a comprehensive resource for research on fair housing law. Center personnel also participate in teaching programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Training Academy in Washington, D.C, as well as other training programs throughout the country. 15

16 FACILITIES & SERVICES With 1600 students, The John Marshall Law School strives to provide the highest quality of facilities and services to one of the largest law school student bodies in the country. This commitment is at the heart of our student-centered mission. Students and faculty benefit from stateof-the-art computer technology, not just in the library and our modern computer classrooms, but throughout the school, by virtue of our wireless connectivity network. The law school s facilities include a mock courtroom complex with videotape recording and editing facilities, two state-of-the-art computer classrooms with 20 work stations in each, redesigned faculty offices, and a fullservice conference facility seating more than 150. With more than 391,000 volumes in its collection, and more than 75 research and reference computers, the five-floor Louis L. Biro Law Library is staffed by 16 full-time employees. A unique partnership with the Chicago Bar Association gives our library the responsibility of meeting the research needs of the CBA s 20,000 members. Through this partnership, John Marshall can claim a fully professional, totally integrated facility a true benefit for our students. Our students also take full advantage of our Career Services Office. The office plans more than 70 programs throughout the academic year to assist students with summer opportunities and the mechanics of job searches, and publishes a series of informative handouts covering employment-related topics. The Career Services Resource Center is available to both students and alumni, offering upto-date information about job openings and legal employers, as well as Internet access for employment-related online research. John Marshall s commitment to students includes a fully staffed Writing Resource Center that helps students develop their writing skills. Writing advisors conduct workshops, visit classes, and assist individual students concerning the demands of legal writing and the importance of preparing for the legal profession. From the transition to law school learning methods in the first semester to the anxious anticipation of the bar exam in the last semester, the Academic Achievement Program presents many programs to ease confusion and alley fears about the process of becoming a lawyer. John Marshall s commitment to student services does not stop at graduation. The law school s Office of Alumni Relations organizes events around the country each year and works with 21 alumni chapters in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Alumni also are encouraged to use the law school s library and Career Services Office throughout their legal careers. 16

17 Facilities & Services Career Services Office John Marshall s Career Services Office (CSO) is committed to assisting students proactively in their job searches. It is essential to get as much legal experience as possible while in law school. To that end, the CSO offers practical advice, encouragement, and support during the job search process. The CSO is dedicated to helping all John Marshall students, whether in the full-time or part-time program. INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING Students may make appointments for individual counseling sessions to help identify their skills and accomplishments and possible job options. The sessions can address all aspects of the career development process, including reviewing the student s resume and cover letter, learning about the importance of making contacts early in one s law school career, learning how to do informational interviews, as well as how to handle actual job interviews. The CSO has contacts throughout the Chicago and national legal markets and can refer students and graduates for advice to John Marshall alumni who practice in particular areas. PROGRAMMING Each semester, the CSO staff plans dozens of programs on topics such as diversity, small firm employment, government jobs, alternative careers, and mock interviews, to help students meet graduates and other practitioners in various areas of law. Many programs are videotaped or offered twice to accommodate the needs of evening students. ALUMNI MENTOR PROGRAM The Alumni Mentor Program is geared to match students with graduates who practice in their areas of interest so that the students can learn about the day-to-day practice of law and make initial contacts that will help them in their job searches. More than 100 alumni volunteered last year to mentor John Marshall students. The program begins in early fall and continues throughout the school year. ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWING The CSO staff hosts prospective employers, mostly larger law firms or large government agencies, for on-campus interviews, which usually take place during the fall recruiting season. JOB FAIRS John Marshall students participate in a number of job fairs such as the Patent Law Interview Program, the Cook County Minority Student Job Fair, and the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference. CSO RESOURCE CENTER The CSO staff works hard to make the office a friendly, welcoming place. The Resource Center, located on the 4th floor, offers a wealth of useful information, such as job postings for various clerk and attorney positions in Chicago and throughout the country, periodicals, background information on legal employers, and books to help students and alumni with networking and interviewing. Two computers are designated for student use for resume drafting and job hunting. A fax machine, photocopier, scanner, and telephones also are available for career-related use. CSO PUBLICATIONS AND WEB SITE The Career Services Office publishes various career resource guides, including handbooks on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and judicial clerkships. These resources, as well as daily job postings and announcements about upcoming programs and important policies, can be found on the Web at Students can use the CSO s Web site to access EASElaw, the CSO s online career center, where they can search job postings, create a job search profile, and research the employment market. STATISTICS Eighty-nine percent of John Marshall s 2005 graduates were employed or pursuing advanced degrees within six months after graduation. John Marshall has graduates in all of the 40 largest law firms in Chicago, as well as in many small and mid-sized firms. John Marshall graduates clerk at both trial and appellate levels of the state and federal judiciary. 17

18 Facilities & Services Writing Resource Center The John Marshall Law School recognizes the importance of writing in the legal profession and understands that students need to excel in this new discourse. The school, therefore, offers students an in-house Writing Resource Center. The Center is staffed by three professional writing advisors and is directed by a full-time writing specialist. Writing advisors in the Center help students develop their writing skills through individual conferences where advisors can tailor their assistance to an individual student s needs interactive group workshops held throughout the semester. Students use the Writing Resource Center throughout their legal education. New students adapting to the demands of legal writing often find it particularly helpful to talk with a writing advisor. Typically, more than one-third of all new students take the opportunity to work with an advisor during their first year of law school. Continuing students, especially those enrolled in Lawyering Skills or paper courses, regularly use the Center to fine-tune their writing. Writing Resource Center advisors also help advanced degree students and graduating students who are seeking jobs. Further, the advisors are available to help with basic grammar questions and have experience working with students for whom English is a second language. The Writing Resource Center works closely with the Lawyering Skills Department to learn about student assignments and individual professors writing preferences. Advisors also attend seminars and workshops to stay abreast of new trends in legal writing. Lawyering Skills faculty and Writing Resource Center advisors work together toward the common goal of helping all John Marshall students achieve excellence in legal writing. Lurene Contento Director, Writing Resource Center B.A., summa cum laude, Loyola University J.D., magna cum laude, The John Marshall Law School Lurene Contento is a licensed attorney who has been advising in the Writing Resource Center since 2001 and became the director in She also teaches Writing for the Practice of Law, a course designed to help students write under extreme time pressure. Prior to teaching at John Marshall, Contento worked in a general practice law firm, researching and writing on a wide range of legal topics. She is dedicated to The John Marshall Law School and its students. She brings enthusiasm, experience, and empathy to the Writing Resource Center and welcomes students to use the Center for all their writing needs. 18

19 Facilities & Services Academic Achievement Program John Marshall s Academic Achievement Program is designed to provide assistance to all students at crucial points in their law school careers. The Academic Achievement Program provides advice and resources as the situation warrants, with its primary efforts being directed toward three key phases of the law school experience: the transition from undergraduate school or the workplace to the rigors of law school the many challenging experiences students encounter during their three or four years of law school the transition from law school to the workplace through the experience of taking the bar examination Law school classes, which typically are conducted with the Socratic Method teaching by asking rather than by telling are quite different from undergraduate classes. Academic Achievement helps students prepare for class through workshops on briefing cases and note-taking. The program also helps students prepare for class examinations through workshops on outlining the subjects being tested. Law school essay exams require a writing approach that differs from that of the traditional undergraduate essay. Academic Achievement provides first-semester students with opportunities to practice writing law school exams before the first actual examinations take place. The Academic Achievement Program assists students with the many problems and difficulties that arise during the entire law school experience. These challenges may be personal, academic, or work-related. Students on probation work with the Academic Achievement personnel to strengthen their skills. The program also assists students with advice on appropriate courses, and Academic Achievement staff are available for both day and evening students. The Academic Achievement Program is also the source for the bar preparation programs offered by The John Marshall Law School. Bar applicants can practice taking multiple choice questions for the 200-question Multistate Bar Examination. They can attend lectures on bar exam essay topics and practice writing actual bar examination essay questions. The program engages a nationally renowned expert on bar examinations who helps bar applicants be fully aware of the challenges the examination presents. Corinne Morrissey Director, Academic Achievement Program B.A., Swarthmore College J.D., Loyola University School of Law Prior to enrolling in law school, Corinne Morrissey worked as an administrative assistant in the litigation department at the Chicago offices of Baker & McKenzie. She kept that job while in law school, attending the night program at Loyola University School of Law. After passing the bar, she was hired as an associate by Baker & McKenzie, where she worked until The following year she accepted an offer to become John Marshall s first full-time academic support person. Drawing on her experience grading bar exams, she has worked with students to prepare them for taking the bar, which has involved creating and teaching the Writing for the Practice of Law course and offering workshops on such topics as outlining and exam-taking. In addition, Morrissey maintains an active pro bono practice, working on cases through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. 19

20 Facilities & Services The John Marshall Law School s alumni are its finest legacy. The law school is proudly represented by more than 11,000 graduates, who practice in 1200 different cities and in all 50 states. The law school s alumni include more than 250 federal and state judges, as well as partners at some of the most prestigious law firms in Chicago, throughout the United States, and in 14 foreign countries. John Marshall alumni also have excelled in corporate practice, banking, business, government service, and as solo practitioners. Collectively, they form the backbone of an international network that continues to expand the presence of the law school around the world. Membership in The John Marshall Alumni Association is automatic for all graduates and entitles these members to use the law library facilities and to participate in all alumni association activities. Alumni maintain their relationship with the law school by serving as mentors for current students and recent graduates, helping to recruit prospective students and to place current students and graduates, and by judging student competitions. The 89-member alumni association board of directors sponsors a number of events throughout the year, including the annual Freedom Award Luncheon. Chapters of The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association are located throughout the country and continue to form in cities across the globe. Involvement in a chapter provides both local networking opportunities for graduates and an important way for the law school to follow the contemporary practice of law. Alumni Relations CHAPTER LOCATIONS ILLINOIS PRESIDENT Central Illinois Gen. A. Mark Rabin 65 DuPage County Michael Hennessy 64 Kane County Frederick J. Steffen 62 Peoria Area James M. Rochford 83 Will County Robert E. Kuzma 82 NATIONAL PRESIDENT Arizona Hon. James E. Padish 81 (ret.) California (northern) Bruce E. Krell 71 California (southern) Richard S. Paddor 79 Florida Central Alan D. Kalinoski 92 Florida Southern contact the Alumni Relations Office Hawaii Mary L. Martin 90 Indiana (northwest) Carol Green-Fraley 84 Minnesota Mark DiPietro 76 New England Valerie Caldwell 98 New York Jim Moeller 02 Pacific (northwest) Joseph B. Diehl 79 Philadelphia Area Leonard Lundy 71 Rocky Mountain Bruce Alan Danford 01 Silver State Nevada Evan Janowitz 91 Texas North Tom Beaton 99 Camille Knight 00 Texas South Kimbley L. Muller 74 Washington, D.C. Michael Kaydouh 76 Wisconsin Frank T. Pasternak 94 John C. Scheller 95 You may reach the Office of Alumni Relations by calling ext. 350 or Judge Jesse Reyes (J.D. 82) (third from left) and Professor Timothy P. O Neill (center) networked with students (from left) Adrian Zeno, Krusha Patel, Lana Zaretsky, Jennifer VanCleve, and Taj Smith. Meghan Riley (center) graduated first in the evening division class. She is joined by her father, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Riley (J.D. '75), and her aunt, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Riley (J.D. '85). 20

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