University News: Law School
News and stories from Marquette featuring the Law School. For more news, visit the Law School website.

Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School poll

News release, July 10, 2014

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will unveil a new round of poll results in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, July 23, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Franklin and Gousha will go inside the numbers of the fourth Marquette Law School […]

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Ranney appointed visiting fellow at Marquette Law, will write book examining Wisconsin’s contributions to U.S. legal system

News release, June 24, 2014

Marquette University Law School has appointed Joseph A. Ranney as its Adrian P. Schoone Visiting Fellow in Wisconsin Law. Ranney, an attorney with DeWitt, Ross & Stevens S.C., will use his fellowship to write a book that examines the role states have played in the evolution of American law, with a focus on the contributions made by […]

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Longtime Milwaukee Public Schools teacher leaves $2 million estate gift for Marquette University

News release, June 17, 2014

A Marquette University alumna, who spent her entire career teaching in Milwaukee Public Schools, bequeathed a $2 million estate gift to the university for endowed scholarship aid. The gift, which will be split between Marquette’s College of Education and Law School, is the largest donation in the College of Education’s history. Bernadette Steep, who died […]

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Marquette Law professor Matthew Mitten named president-elect of Sports Lawyers Association

News release, May 28, 2014

Marquette University Law School professor Matthew Mitten was named president-elect of the Sports Lawyers Association and will serve a two-year term beginning in May 2015. Mitten’s appointment was made at the association’s 40th annual conference, held in Chicago earlier this month. With more than 1,700 members, the Sports Lawyers Association is the leading organization of […]

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From the Dean

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

Distinguished lectures that feature renowned visiting scholars are a mainstay of university life. Such lectures teach, inspire, and sometimes provoke. They also have an exquisite potential to strengthen communities. And so, for example, when we invited Professor Thomas W. Merrill of Columbia Law School to deliver the Boden Lecture in 2010, we were keenly aware that his discussion of Melms v. Pabst […]

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Race, Poverty, and Other Urban Realities

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

Marquette Law School did not set out to hold a symposium on issues related to race and poverty during the 2013–2014 school year. But with problems associated with those realities facing the Milwaukee region and the United States as a whole, public events in Eckstein Hall across the school year often focused on these subjects.

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Professor Raj Chetty, Harvard University Economist

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

Crunching data involving 40 million people in every part of the United States, Professor Raj Chetty and colleagues have created a provocative and important index of how much opportunity there is for children growing up on the lowest 20 percent of the economic ladder to make it to higher rungs as adults.

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Crossing the Line: Lessons Learned from City-Suburban Education Programs

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

It has been almost 40 years since Wisconsin created the voluntary city-suburban school integration program that is known as Chapter 220. By the early 1990s, more than 6,000 students were involved annually, with minority students who lived in Milwaukee enrolling in suburban schools while white students who lived in the suburbs enrolled in Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Professor Mitten and the Race to Make Decisions in Sochi

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

As one of nine international arbitrators serving on the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ad hoc division, Marquette Law Professor Matt Mitten had to be available in Sochi on short notice to resolve disputes that came up during the recent Olympic Games. Mitten served on two of the arbitration panels convened during the Olympics.

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Marquette Law School Alumni Awards

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

Helping Others: That’s a common denominator among the four Marquette lawyers selected by the Law Alumni Association Board to receive awards this spring. Each has earned a reputation for success in legal or corporate settings, and each has a record of service to others.

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The Real Problem with Citizens United: Campaign Finance, Dark Money, and Shadow Parties

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

Heather K. Gerken delivered Marquette University Law School’s annual Boden Lecture this past academic year. The lecture remembers the late Robert F. Boden, L’52, who served as dean of the Law School from 1965 to 1984. Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor at Yale Law School, having previously clerked for Justice David H. Souter at the […]

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Once a criminal…? Regulating the Use of Prior Convictions in Sentencing

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

On November 18, 2013, Nancy J. King, the Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor at Vanderbilt Law School, delivered Marquette Law School’s annual George and Margaret Barrock Lecture in Criminal Law. This is an abridgment of that lecture.

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Yes, No, and It Depends

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

Flexible middle ground on inflexible sentences could indicate paths for new policies.

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One Term, Sixteen Years

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

State Bar Task Force says that’s the route to restoring Wisconsin Supreme Court’s luster  

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Real-World Lessons – Wide-Ranging Internship Program Gives Law Students Experience

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

Internships fall into three categories: judicial internships with judges and justices; placements in clinical programs including the Prosecutor Clinic, Public Defender Clinic, Mediation Clinic, and Unemployment Compensation Clinic; and fieldwork placements at more than 40 nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

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Class notes – Profile: Eric Van Vugt, L’76

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

News release, May 27, 2014

Eric Van Vugt didn’t set out to achieve an unusual career goal, but he succeeded. He realized several years ago that he had been involved in legal work in 49 of the 50 American states. The one not on the list? Maine. Without Van Vugt’s seeking it, a short time later one of his clients asked for help on a legal […]

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Marquette Law School to host conference on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s legacy in post-World War II constitution-building efforts

News release, May 27, 2014

Marquette University Law School will host a one-day conference titled “MacArthur and Beyond: Challenges of Externally-Imposed Constitutions in the Aftermath of War – The Lessons of Yesterday for the World of Tomorrow,” on Friday, June 6, at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The conference will address constitution-building across time and geography, with a focus […]

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin governor’s race tied

News release, May 21, 2014

Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll. A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that the Wisconsin governor’s race has tightened to a dead heat, with both Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke receiving the support of 46 percent of registered voters, while 6 percent […]

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Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School poll

News release, May 14, 2014

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will unveil a new round of poll results in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, May 21, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Franklin and Gousha will go inside the numbers of the third Marquette Law School […]

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Law School’s Lubar Fellowship plays key role in Journal Sentinel series on political polarization

News release, May 13, 2014

In fall 2013, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert began a six-month Lubar Fellowship at Marquette University Law School. Working closely with Professor Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School poll, Gilbert conducted an exhaustive study of voting trends in metropolitan Milwaukee. His conclusion: The region is now “the most polarized place […]

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