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John Marshall Law School Student to Present at Conference of Liberal Arts Scholars

CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jake Crabbs, a third-year student at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, has been invited to present a paper at the second annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts in January 2016. The conference is organized by the Braniff Graduate Student Association at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, to explore the relationship between philosophy and poetry.

Crabbs has a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, Md. His paper for the Braniff Conference, "The Poetics of American Common Law," will not be the first time he has ventured beyond the walls of academia with his knowledge and ideas about common law.

The Nov. 18, 2015, issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin published an article by Crabbs that explains the many changes in common and statutory law that have led to a once-hallowed mnemonic device for recalling common-law felonies becoming irrelevant.

John Marshall students face a rigorous, intensive writing curriculum. The school boasts the largest in-house writing resource center in the U.S., employing legal writing specialists who work one-on-one with students to sharpen their skills.

John Marshall's legal writing program recently was ranked No. 5 in the country, and best in Illinois, by U.S. News & World Report.

About The John Marshall School in Chicago

The John Marshall Law School is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal district. U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2016 edition ranks John Marshall's Legal Writing Program fifth, its Trial Advocacy program 16th and its Intellectual Property Law program 17th in the nation. The law school was named one of the top-rated schools for practical training in Illinois by National Jurist Magazine in 2015. John Marshall's innovative distance education offers more online J.D. courses than any other ABA-accredited law school in the country and was ranked second in the nation by The New York Law Journal for its online LLM programs. John Marshall offers several clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic.

CONTACT: Christine Kraly 312-427-2737 x 171Source: The John Marshall Law School-Chicago