Marquette Lawyer Magazine

From the Dean

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

Kearney

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

Race

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

Chetty

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

Lessons

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

Mitten

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

Alumni

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

Campaign-finance

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

Criminal

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

O'Hear

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

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One Term, Sixteen Years

Marquette Lawyer, Summer 2014

Term

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

internship

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

Class-notes

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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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

Charles-Franklin

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

Diagnostic-Patents

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

Judge-G-Michael-Halfenger

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

Nike-Gary-Way

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

Memorial-Ceremony-Judge-Coffey

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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