Summer Youth Institute: About Us

Summer Youth Institute Instructors:

Natalie Fleury Professor, Marquette University Law School. Professor Fleury is the Program Coordinator for Dispute Resolution at Marquette Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Law, overseeing all aspects of Marquette University Law School’s nationally ranked dispute resolution program. Recent projects include the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program, a voluntary mediation program for homeowners and lenders involved in foreclosures in Milwaukee County, which she helped design and implement. She also worked closely with the Milwaukee Public Schools Violence Prevention Program as the Principal Investigator for the Peer Solutions and Peacemaking Program, a restorative justice program offered in select Milwaukee high schools and supported by a grant from Milwaukee Brighter Futures.

Melissa Greipp Professor, Marquette University Law School. Professor Greipp teaches legal writing courses at Marquette Law School. Before joining the Marquette faculty, she was a litigator in practice in Milwaukee and clerked at the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Her interest in the Summer Youth Institute comes from her work before law school as a high school English teacher.

Barbara J. Janaszek Attorney and Summer Youth Institute Teacher. Attorney Janaszek recently retired from private practice with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, S.C. with the goal of using her legal skills in a different forum. She practiced with the firm for 30 years. In 2005, she was named one of the top 25 female Wisconsin Super Lawyers. She has prepared and filed more than 50 appellate briefs and petitions to the United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and District of Columbia Circuits; Wisconsin Supreme Court; and Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Attorney Janaszek graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1981. Previously, she taught U.S. History, the American Legal System, and Personal Economics to high school students in the Milwaukee Public Schools.

Summer Youth Institute Planning Committee Members:

Katy Borowski Executive Director, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. Katy is the Executive Director of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, a position which she has held since June 2006. In addition, she serves as the Director of Projects for the Milwaukee Bar Association. Prior to her work with the bar associations, she worked at various higher education institutions in the areas of student affairs and university advancement. She holds a BA from Marquette University and an MA from Michigan State University.

Gil R. Cubia Sr. Group Counsel, Johnson Controls, Inc. Gil serves as in-house counsel for Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and industrial leader with customers in more than 150 countries. Prior to becoming an attorney, Gil began her career as a financial analyst. Gil is the current Treasurer and a member of the Executive Board for the Milwaukee Forum. She also sits on the board of the Midwest Minority In-House Counsel Group (MMIHCG). Gil has previously volunteered with LawStars, a MMIHCG program designed to introduce Chicago high school students to the legal profession. She is excited about helping to empower Milwaukee students with access to opportunities for academic growth and mentoring through the Summer Youth Institute.

Melissa Greipp Professor, Marquette University Law School. See Professor Greipp's bio in the Instructor section above.

Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. Judge Joseph is the coordinator for Kids, Courts, and Citizenship (KCC), an outreach program of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association to introduce Milwaukee students to the work of the federal courts, expose them to various careers in the legal profession, and to celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship. Judge Joseph is committed to the Summer Youth Institute’s goal of inspiring Milwaukee’s next generation of diverse thinkers, leaders, and lawyers. 

Anne Berleman Kearney Professor, Marquette University Law School. Professor Kearney is the principal of Appellate Consulting Group. She has experience in complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She teaches pretrial practice and appellate writing. She graduated from Harvard Law School.

Angela F. Schultz Assistant Dean for Public Service, Marquette University Law School. Angela leads the pro bono and public service initiatives at Marquette Law School. Previously, she practiced elder law and was the assistant director for a domestic violence program. She is committed to creating and strengthening programs that open doors for new professionals. The Summer Youth Institute is just that type of program.

Nicole Willette Staff Attorney, Franklin Energy. Nicole serves as in-house counsel for Franklin Energy, a leading national energy efficiency firm that designs and implements customized programs for utilities, municipalities, and government bodies to promote efficient consumption of electricity and natural gas to end-use customers. As a college student, Nicole was involved with ThreeSixty Journalism, a nonprofit program at University of St. Thomas that works with local journalists to encourage diverse Minnesota youth to tell stories of their lives and communities through reporting. She is a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel Board of Directors and serves on the Marquette University Law School Recent Alumni Committee. Nicole is committed to supporting programs that connect youth with professionals and increase awareness of career opportunities. 

Our program is in collaboration with Just the Beginning Foundation.

Many thanks to our generous partners who help to make the Summer Youth Institute possible:

Thank you also to DiscoverLaw.org, an organization with a commitment to diversity in law.

 

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