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Court names military attorney as second-ever female marshal

Col. Gail Curley, an attorney in the U.S. Army who has advised military leaders on national security law, will be the Supreme Court’s new marshal, the court announced on Monday. Curley succeeds Pamela Talkin, the first woman to serve as marshal, who retired last year after 19 years on the job. Curley, who will begin her new position on June 21, comes to the court 30 years after graduating from West Point with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She received her law degree from the Univers...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, West Point, Germany, Afghanistan, Army, U S Army, Howe, University of Illinois College of Law, Curley, What's Happening Now, Pamela Talkin, Gail Curley, National Security Law Division, Supreme Court Police Force


"If Trump and Pence both get very sick, it’s not clear who would be president/President Pelosi? Invoking the Succession Act would lead to chaos."

That's the headline on a May 20, 2020 WaPo article by lawprof Sanford V. Levinson, which is getting tweeted about this morning as there's a lot of wild talk about Nancy Pelosi becoming the first woman President laterally — that is, breaking not the glass ceiling by opening the glass window that never had a working lock anyway.It's good to have some sober, thoughtful, professional analysis standing by:Should only the president become ill, then the vice president can take over, following the proto...
Tags: Law, Congress, Stanford, Senate, White House, House, Iowa, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Truman, Cabinet, Trump, State, Calif, Grassley, Levinson, University of Illinois College of Law


Morning Docket: 01.02.20

* Apparently, the actor who played C-3PO in the Star Wars films dropped out of law school to pursue an acting career. This was probably the correct career choice. [Business Insider] * A Manhattan attorney is alleging that his former law partner blackmailed him to stay quiet about his purported affairs. [New York Post] * Kevin Spacey has settled a sexual assault lawsuit that had been filed against the actor. [Hollywood Reporter] * Attorneys for Robert Durst agree that he wrote a note informi...
Tags: Star Wars, New York Post, Law, Manhattan, Kevin Spacey, Robert Durst, University Of Illinois, Chicago Tribune, University of Illinois College of Law, Hollywood Reporter, Morning Docket


Seyfarth Shaw hires former Magic Leap general counsel Mark Albert

Seyfarth Shaw LLP hired Mark Albert to the corporate department in Chicago. Albert most recently worked as general counsel of Magic Leap, a tech company building a computing platform. Before, Albert was a corporate partner at Perkins Coie LLP and a founding member of its Palo Alto office. Press Release Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Mark S. Albert to the Corporate department in Chicago. Albert recently served as general counsel of Magic Leap Inc., a technology company b...
Tags: Trends, People, Palo Alto, Chicago, Magic Leap, Mark, Albert, Seyfarth Shaw, University of Illinois College of Law, Seyfarth, Perkins Coie LLP, Magic Leap Inc, Amanda Sonneborn, Cory Hirsch, Mark Albert, Press Release Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Students Demand Resignation Of Law School Professor Accused Of Sexual Harassment

 The University of Illinois Student Bar Association has called on Professor Kesan to resign, saying they are "shocked, angered, and disappointed."
Tags: Law, Sexual Harassment, Law Schools, University of Illinois College of Law, Vikram Amar, Kesan, The Jabot, Jay Kesan, University of Illinois Student Bar Association


Law School Investigation Finds Professor Accused of Sexually Harassing Students And Faculty Violated University Policy

The law school community does not seem satisfied with the results of the investigation.
Tags: Law, Sexual Harassment, Law Schools, University of Illinois College of Law, Vikram Amar, The Jabot, Jay Kesan, Lesley Wexler


Followup on Cato adoption conference

Reporter Gillian Friedman at Deseret News covered our July conference on adoption [earlier here, with videos and podcasts, and more on topic] Brian K. Miller of the Center for Individual Rights has more on the proposal by panelist Robin Fretwell Wilson on voucherizing home studies (“How Vouchers can End the Culture War Over Adoption”), as does Wilson’s home institution, the University of Illinois College of Law. The steep decline in international adoption, one theme of the conference, has been e...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, New York Times, Adoption, Npr, Wilson, Deseret News, University of Illinois College of Law, Mark Montgomery, Robin Fretwell Wilson, Center for Individual Rights, Elizabeth Bartholet, Gillian Friedman, Brian K Miller, Harvard Law Child Advocacy Program, Irene Powell


U.S. House moves to side with religious agencies in adoption debate

Three years ago I took a critical view of the trend in many states and cities toward excluding from publicly funded adoptive placement of kids in public care relatively conservative religious agencies that decline to handle placements to families outside their belief group, to non-traditional families such as same-sex couples and single parents, or both. In recent years the ACLU and like-minded groups have stepped up the pressure with lawsuits in states like Michigan aimed at excluding these gro...
Tags: Law, Senate, Uncategorized, Aclu, House Of Representatives, Adoption, Michigan, Foster Care, Sexual Orientation, Human Rights Campaign, Deseret News, Brigham Young University, University of Illinois College of Law, Religious Liberty Commission, U S House, U S Conference of Catholic Bishops


Save the date: adoption and foster care conference at Cato July 19

Details and registration here: Panelists include Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies; Stephanie Barclay, Assistant Professor, J. Reuben Clarke School of Law, Brigham Young University; formerly Legal Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Sarah Warbelow, Legal Director, Human Rights Campaign; Robin Fretwell Wilson, Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law; Elizabeth Bartholet, Morris Wasserste...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Harvard, Adoption, Foster Care, Cato, Brigham Young University, University of Illinois College of Law, Mark Montgomery, Sarah Warbelow, Live In Person, Ryan Hanlon, Stephanie Barclay, J Reuben Clarke, Robin Fretwell Wilson Roger, Stephany Joslin


U of I curator describes thefts of rare book

A curator of rare law books at the University of Illinois College of Law has described how a thief around 1980 pillaged book collections nationwide, often cutting out artwork and selling it
Tags: News, University of Illinois College of Law, Nation & World


Greenberg Traurig recruits PE lawyer for corporate practice

Law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has named private equity lawyer Brian R. Singer to its corporate practice. Previously, Singer was an associate at Paul Hastings LLP. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO (PRWEB) MAY 16, 2018 Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues the strategic expansion of its award-winning Corporate Practice with the addition of private equity lawyer, Brian R. Singer, who joins the firm as of counsel in its Chicago office. Singer focuses his practice on complex transactions including l...
Tags: Trends, People, Chicago, Middle East, Private Equity, Brian, Latin America, University Of Illinois, Greenberg Traurig, University of Illinois College of Law, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Paul Hastings, Paul Hastings LLP, PRWEB, Peter H Lieberman, United States Latin America Europe Asia


How Law Deans Spend Their (Or, At Least, How One Dean Spent His) ‘Summer Vacation’

Ed. note: Dean Amar’s monthly column on legal education usually appears on the first Monday of each month, but we are publishing it today because yesterday was the Labor Day holiday. Inasmuch as Labor Day marks the unofficial change of seasons, it is appropriate today to reflect on the summer break in the academic calendar. […]
Tags: Law, Law Schools, University of Illinois College of Law, Robert Jones, Vikram David Amar, Law School Deans, Education / Schools, Bar Exams, Bar Exam, Vikram Amar, Illinois Law, Vikram D. Amar


First Monday Musings By Dean Vik Amar: How The Bar Exam Might Be Improved

In light of how high bar-exam stakes are today, we need to ask some basic questions about this crucial test.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, University of Illinois College of Law, Vikram David Amar, Law School Deans, Bar Exams, Uniform Bar Exam, Vikram Amar, Illinois Law, Vikram D. Amar, Dean Vik Amar


First Monday Musings By Dean Vik Amar: Reflections On Judge Posner’s ‘Divergent Paths’

Some of Judge Posner's points are clearly correct; in other cases, the situation is more complicated than he seems to appreciate.
Tags: Books, Law, Advice, Federal Judges, Law Schools, Richard Posner, Posner, University of Illinois College of Law, Vikram David Amar, Legal Education, Law School Deans, Law Students, Law Professors, Law Reviews, Law Journals, Legal Scholarship


No Law Students Show Up For Graduation

The College of Law's Class of 2016 just didn't show up to graduation.
Tags: Law, Graduation, Law Schools, Commencement, University of Illinois College of Law, Timothy Killeen, Vikram Amar




Law School Announces Mumps Outbreak

Yes, that disease you were vaccinated against and completely forgot about.
Tags: Law, Disease, Law Schools, University of Illinois College of Law, Health Care / Medicine, Mumps


First Monday Musings By Dean Vik Amar: Bureaucracy And Metrics

Please welcome our newest columnist, Dean Vikram Amar of the University of Illinois College of Law, who will be writing about legal education.
Tags: Rankings, Metrics, Law Schools, University of Illinois College of Law, Jeannie Suk, Vikram David Amar, Legal Education, Bureaucracy, Law School Deans, Law Professors, U.S. News 2017 Law School Rankings, U.S. News Law School Rankings, U.S. News, Legal Scholarship, U.S. News rankings, Vikram Amar


Family law workshop at Illinois (call for papers)

My colleague Robin Fretwell Wilson is organizing the Second Annual Harry Krause Emerging Family Law Scholars Workshop at the University of Illinois College of Law on Friday, May 27, 2016. The workshop is an opportunity for junior scholars (teaching for seven years or less) to present papers and receive feedback from more senior scholars -- in family law and related fields (such as reproductive rights, biomedical ethics, children and the law, law and gender, and law and sexuality). The deadline f...
Tags: Illinois, University of Illinois College of Law, Robin Fretwell Wilson, Jason Mazzone


SCOTUS Map: February and March 2016

Even after his death, Justice Antonin Scalia loomed large over his colleagues’ speaking engagements in February and March. On February 17, Justice Stephen Breyer headlined the 2016 Brennan Center Jorde Symposium at Yale Law School. Drawing on the themes from his book, The Court and The World: American Law and the New Global Realities, Breyer said that in all his years on the Supreme Court, “perhaps the most remarkable change is the change in the number of cases that require a judge to know somet...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Supreme Court, Washington, Court, Cnn, New York Times, United Nations, Npr, Msnbc, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Adam Liptak, Ginsburg


Sri Lanka: Zeid replays Hashemites’ role as stooges after World Wars, says Boyle

Professor Boyle, who teaches at the University of Illinois College of Law said, "[i]t is well known to those of us with expertise in the Middle East that after the First World War the British Empire took part of Zeid's Hashemite Family from the Arabian Peninsula and put them into power in the artificial puppet statelet that the British created for them now known as Jordan as part of their spoils of war. "With the collapse of the British Empire after World War II, the Hashemites in Jordan became ...
Tags: United States, Middle East, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Arabian Peninsula, Boyle, University of Illinois College of Law, Zeid, Hashemite Family


Sotomayor to U. of I. College of Law: Scalia like annoying brother she misses

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says the late Justice Antonin Scalia was like the brother she sometimes "wanted to kill" but loved and misses. Sotomayor told a crowd at the University of Illinois College of Law on Monday that the politically conservative Scalia often said things "just...
Tags: Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia, U S Supreme Court, Scalia, University of Illinois College of Law, Sotomayor


Sri Lanka: Switzerland misleads, terminology counts: Prof Boyle

Under the circumstances of ongoing GOSL genocide, 'terminology' means everything if we want to survive,' responded Professor Francis Boyle to the current Switzerland involved 'deliberations' that have taken place in Jaffna earlier this week. 'At the end of the day, the Swiss will sell us out to the GOSL once again," Professor Boyle, who is an expert in International Law and who teaches at the University of Illinois College of Law, warned Eezham Tamils.
Tags: Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Jaffna, Boyle, Francis Boyle, GOSL, University of Illinois College of Law


How law shapes the #MeToo movement

Noise and protest are important parts of the #MeToo movement—but so is civility, Valerie Jarrett, a distinguished senior fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and a former senior adviser for President Barack Obama, told students at a Nov. 2 student-run symposium. “Anger is completely justified because [survivors of sexual assault and harassment] have been violated, and there has been an abuse of power,” Jarrett said during an hourlong conversation with Prof. Emily Buss in a packed lunch...
Tags: Law, Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama, University Of Chicago, University of Illinois College of Law, Wexler, Jarrett, University of Chicago Law School, Claudia Flores, Lesley Wexler, Emily Buss, University of Chicago Legal Forum, Briana Goncalves, Mary Anne Case the Arnold I Shure Professor of Law, Law School 's International Human Rights Clinic