Marquette University News Release

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

May 27, 2014

Event Information:
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall

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 on the influence Gen. Douglas MacArthur had in several nations during the aftermath of World War II.

The conference is organized by Marquette Law Professor Peter K. Rofes and Charles C. Mulcahy, a 1962 graduate of the Law School. Speakers will include several nationally recognized constitutional and legal scholars, plus representatives of the consulates of Australia, Japan, the Philippines and South Korea.

The conference is part of MacArthur Memorial Week, which is being held in Milwaukee June 3-7. Several events will be held to mark the 50th anniversary of MacArthur’s death and the 35th anniversary of the dedication of a statue in his honor. MacArthur, whose family has deep roots in the Milwaukee area, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Marquette in 1951.

There is no cost to attend the conference but registration is required and can be completed online. For additional information on other events, visit the MacArthur Memorial Week website.

Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or

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