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John Marshall Law School Professor Mark Wojcik Appointed Chair of ABA Standing Committee on Law Library of Congress

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2018 / -- Professor Mark Wojcik, of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, has been appointed by the American Bar Association as Chair of the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress. The appointment is for a one-year term.

The Law Library of Congress is the world's largest law library, with almost three million volumes. Some of its treasures are found nowhere else in the world. Lawyers and law students across the country and around the world can access those materials as well as the knowledge and experience of the law librarians who work there.

“I'm honored to be an advocate for the Law Library of Congress and to help spread the word about the unique legal research materials you can find there,” Wojcik said.

Wojcik, a John Marshall faculty member since 1992, teaches Lawyering Skills, International Law, International Business Transactions, Torts and Sexual Orientation Law. He is also founder of the Global Legal Skills Conference Series, the author of multiple books, the current president of Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers and a three-time board member of the Legal Writing Institute.

Wojcik is also the past Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research and a winner of the AALS Section Award for lifetime contributions to legal writing education. Earlier this year, he also received the prestigious Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education.

About the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress
Established in 1932 as the Standing Committee on the Facilities of the Law Library of Congress, with a name change in 1993 to the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, the committee serves as the voice of the legal profession concerning the Law Library of Congress. Working with Members of Congress and their staffs, the Standing Committee has obtained higher levels of funding for the law library. Working with other professional societies, the Standing Committee facilitates efforts to increase visibility of the law library and supports the digitization of legal materials and other efforts that improve access to legal literature and resources. The committee has continued to work toward the development the law library as a national resource serving not only Congress but also the legal profession, universities, law schools, and the public.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 6th, its Intellectual Property Law Program 15th and its Trial Advocacy Program 20th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

Miller McDonald
The John Marshall Law School
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