Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

Some Perspective from Five Marquette Lawyers Who Are General Counsel

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Category: Corporate Law, International Law & Diplomacy, Legal Practice, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

You are the general counsel of a large corporation. Your company is involved in negotiations to buy a competitor and there are layers upon layers of complexity and risk. Is ... Read more »

Archbishop Explains the Pope’s Approach to Opposing Abortion

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Category: Public, Religion & Law, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki says, “Until I die, I will be supportive of pro-life efforts.” But does he understand what Pope Francis meant when he said that the Catholic Church ... Read more »

Paul Taylor: A Positive Look at Big Changes in America’s Population and Sociology

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Category: Popular Culture & Law, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

The title of Paul Taylor’s recent book refers to “a looming generational showdown” as America changes. But Taylor, a senior fellow at the Pew Research Center in Washington, didn’t strike ... Read more »

Paul Ryan Speaks Well of Obama — on One Issue

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Kind words for Democratic President Barack Obama from Rep. Paul Ryan, a leading figure in the Republican Party and chair of the House Ways and Means Committee? Yes – but on ... Read more »

Mission Week Expert Describes Progress and Problems on Global Water Issues

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Category: Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Great progress has been since 1990 in making clean water available to hundreds of millions of people, but there remains great need to extend that progress to hundreds of millions ... Read more »

MPS Is at a “Tipping Point,” Driver Tells Law School Audience

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Category: Education & Law, Milwaukee Public Schools, Public | No Comments »

The Milwaukee Public Schools system is “at a tipping point” where improvements in how the system is run and a strong base of community support need to lead to better ... Read more »

Barrett: Streetcar Plan Is a Bet on the City’s Future

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Category: Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

“I’m betting on the future of this city, and I’m saying we have to invest.” The specific investment Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was speaking of during an “On the Issues with ... Read more »

The Difficult Pursuit of a Cohesive Approach to the “Megacity” Economy

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Public | 1 Comment »

Metropolitan regional economies are “the most cohesive economies we have,” Charles L. Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, says. But what is it that gives cohesion to the ... Read more »

Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Marquette Law School Poll, Milwaukee, Public, Religion & Law, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Perhaps Kathleen Cepelka effectively summed up a half-day conference Wednesday on the future of Catholic kindergarten through twelfth grade schools simply by describing the state of the schools in the ... Read more »

Some Hopeful Perspective on Foreclosures and Abandoned Homes

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Category: Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Foreclosures and vacant homes in some of Milwaukee’s most challenging neighborhoods – sounds like a pretty grim subject, right? But, without sugar coating the serious problems involved, an “On the ... Read more »

Mike Spector: The Passing of a Public Servant

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Public | 1 Comment »

I set out in June to write a story for the current issue of Marquette Lawyer magazine about the state of the idea of local control of schools. I started ... Read more »

The Continuing Story of a Strongly Divided Electorate

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Public | 4 Comments »

And in the end, we are at the point where we started – a state that is narrowly divided when it comes to the total number of people on each side ... Read more »