Marquette Lawyer Magazine

From the Dean

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

Joe-Kearney

The opening page of the Marquette Law Review in 1916 observed that “the institution which would expand and fulfill its mission must make known its ideals and communicate its spirit,” and it suggested that “[t]he most effective way of doing both is by means of a suitable magazine.” In the ensuing century, the media available to institutions and individuals have multiplied.

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Charles Franklin Joins Marquette Law Faculty

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

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Charles Franklin, director of the groundbreaking Marquette Law School Poll, which since its launch at the beginning of 2012 has become the definitive source for an accurate read on public opinion in Wisconsin, has joined the law faculty on a permanent basis, Marquette University announced this past May.

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Prepare. prepare. prepare.

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

Prepare-Prepare-Prepare

Paul Clement offers his perspective after dozens of Supreme Court arguments, including cases on the Affordable Care Act, Guantánamo, and gay marriage.

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The complex legacy of Jamie S.

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

Special-Education-Advocates

Special education in Milwaukee schools has improved, even as plaintiffs lost a landmark class action case launched in 2001.

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Diagnostic Patents at the Supreme Court

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

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Arti K. Rai is the Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law at Duke Law School and a faculty affiliate of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy. On April 10, 2013, Professor Rai delivered “Patents, Markets, and Medicine in a Just Society” as Marquette Law School’s annual Helen Wilson Nies Lecture in Intellectual Property. Her lecture anticipated […]

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Remarks at the Investiture of Judge G. Michael Halfenger

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

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On April 12, 2013, in the federal courthouse in Milwaukee, G. Michael Halfenger took the oath of office as a U.S. bankruptcy judge, with various federal judges on the bench, including Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook.

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Nike’s Gary Way Receives NSLI’s Joseph E. O’Neill Award

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

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On April 26, 2013, at the annual Marquette Law School Sports Law Banquet, Gary D. Way received the National Sports Law Institute’s Joseph E. O’Neill Award from Professor Matt Mitten. The award, remembering a late partner at Davis & Kuelthau, has been given annually over the past 20 years to an individual who has made a […]

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Remarks at Memorial Ceremony for Judge John L. Coffey

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit convened in Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall, the home of Marquette Law School, on April 17, 2013. The court’s session included a ceremony remembering the late Judge John “Jack” L. Coffey, L’48. Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook presided at the memorial session and was joined by eight of his […]

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Marquette University Alumnus of the Year Remarks

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

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Marquette University recently presented its highest alumni honor—the university’s Alumnus of the Year Award—to Donald W. Layden, Jr., Arts ’79, L’82. Mr. Layden’s many contributions to the university include his current service as chair of the dean’s advisory board at the Law School. Here are his remarks in accepting the award at a dinner on April 27, 2013, […]

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Faculty Blog at Five Years Old

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

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Since its establishment on September 1, 2008, the Marquette Law School Faculty Blog has flourished. It has welcomed more than 2,300 posts touching on law, the legal profession, public policy, and any number of other matters. Most posts are by faculty members, but the blog also regularly features an alumnus and a student blogger of the month.

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Tracey Klein: Leading Through the Art of Governance

Marquette Lawyer, Fall 2013

Class-Notes

What do you get when you cross a lawyer whose specialties include corporate governance with an arts lover? You get Tracey Klein, chair of the governance committee of Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theatre, chair of the governance committee of the Milwaukee Film Festival, and former board member for the  Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wis.

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Alumni Awards

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2013

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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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Jim DeJong: A Life Well Founded

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2013

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“I grew up a P.K.,” Jim DeJong says. A preacher’s kid. Son of the pastor of Presbyterian churches in Portage and then Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in the 1950s and 1960s. Certain values tend to become ingrained in you with that background: Family and church, for sure. A general sense of doing things that will […]

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Remarks at the Investiture of Circuit Judge Lindsey Grady

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2013

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On August 17, 2012, Dean Joseph D. Kearney spoke at the investiture of Lindsey Grady, L’00, as a judge of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The court session occurred in the ceremonial courtroom of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

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Exploring Socio-Legal Dominance in Context: An Approach to American Legal History

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2013

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Professor David Papke of Marquette University Law School traveled with his family to Uganda last summer. He spoke by invitation at Makerere University, Stawa University, and the Law Development Centre in Kampala. This is an abridged version of his speech at Stawa.

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The Accidental Crime Commission: Its Legacies and Lessons

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2013

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On October 4 and 5, 2012, Marquette Law School held a conference on the Wickersham Commission— so named after its chairman, George W. Wickersham, a former attorney general of the United States. The occasion—the 80th anniversary of the conclusion of the commission’s work—provided an opportunity to reflect on the federalization of law enforcement in the […]

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The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Origins of Birthright Citizenship

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2013

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I want to begin by alluding to an idea I generally disdain as parochial and chauvinistic: American exceptionalism. Its specific manifestation here is the legal doctrine that every person born in this country is automatically a citizen. No European nation today recognizes birthright citizenship. The last to abolish it was Ireland a few years ago. […]

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Flying Too Close to the Sun?

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Is Proximity to Chicago a Positive? In most discussions of the topic, the increasing integration of Chicago and Milwaukee is assumed to be a positive. But we should ask whether this is so. For other examples of close cities around the country suggest that perhaps a more cautious view should be adopted.

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Rivalry, Resignation, and Regionalization

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2013

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When you fly into Milwaukee from the south—say, from Atlanta or perhaps Charlotte—the prescribed route takes you straight up the spine of Lake Michigan. If you’re flying at night and lucky enough to have a window seat, the leading edge of Chicagoland appears long before you reach the lake. Somewhere over Indiana, the small towns […]

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Thinking and Acting (and Flourishing?)

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2013

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An overview of prospects for regional cooperation on economic development.

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