Author Archive for Lisa J. Laplante

A Spontaneous International Law Week at MULS

Monday, October 4th, 2010
Category: Human Rights, International Law & Diplomacy, Marquette Law School, Uncategorized | No Comments »

This week, you will notice, is chock-full of talks and events related to international law and human rights, thanks to the efforts and interest of MULS student organizations. Today  (Monday, October ... Read more »

Lincoln in Liberia

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
Category: Human Rights, Legal Education, Marquette Law School | 1 Comment »

On August 26, MULS welcomed the Class of 2013, hosting a welcome mixer in the atrium of Eckstein Hall, the new home of the law school.  During this event, Dean ... Read more »

Men, Goats, and Torture

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Category: Human Rights | No Comments »

The fantastical movie The Men Who Stare at Goats, inspired by Jon Ronson’s non-fiction bestseller by the same title , arrived in theaters at a most auspicious time.   The movie ... Read more »

Mainstreaming International Law in Legal Education

Thursday, November 19th, 2009
Category: International Law & Diplomacy, Legal Education | 6 Comments »

This week is “International Education Week”, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote “programs that prepare Americans for a global ... Read more »

Gratitude is an Attitude: Teachings from Cedric Prakash, S.J., a Human Rights Defender from India

Sunday, November 15th, 2009
Category: Human Rights | 3 Comments »

Last week, I learned from Cedric Prakash, S.J., who currently holds the Marquette University’s Distinguished Wade Chair, that the people of India do not have words to express the concept ... Read more »

Wanted: Lawyers Who Speak Spanish

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Category: Legal Education | No Comments »

Writing in 2004, Anne Marie Slaughter, the current Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State and former Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and ... Read more »

Is Health Care a Human Right?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009
Category: Health Care, Human Rights, International Law & Diplomacy | 10 Comments »

As Congress enters the final stretch in pushing forward a health care reform bill, I have been struck by the fact that during the ongoing debate very few people seem ... Read more »

Chilean Delegation Meets with Local Firm and Community Organizations

Monday, October 5th, 2009
Category: Marquette Law School, Milwaukee | No Comments »

On their last day of the exchange program, October 2, the Chilean students visited an array of legal organizations working in the Milwaukee community.  First, they visited the law firm of ... Read more »

Chilean Delegation Observes Criminal Trial Motion to Suppress Evidence

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
Category: Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Uncategorized, Wisconsin Law & Legal System | 1 Comment »

On Thursday morning, October 1,  the Chilean students participated in a mediation training on foreclosure hosted by MULS Professors Andrea Schneider and Natalie Fleury.  Afterwards, they met with Professor Schneider ... Read more »

Chilean Delegation Learns About the “Safe Streets” Program and Participates in a Circle

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Category: Marquette Law School | 1 Comment »

On Wednesday, the Chilean students began their day with Professor Irene Calboli, who spoke to them about the experience of being trained in a civil law tradition only then to ... Read more »

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson Greets Chilean Delegation

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
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Yesterday was another full day for the Chilean students visiting from Hurtado University Law School.  In the morning, alumn Reyna Morales gave a talk in Spanish on criminal procedure and ... Read more »

!Escuchan bien! Is that Spanish you hear in MULS hallways?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Category: Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

This week MULS is hosting a delegation of students and faculty from Alberto Hurtado University School of Law, Chile’s only Jesuit law school located in the capital of Santiago (Five ... Read more »