Author Archive for Lisa A. Mazzie

MULS to Welcome Professor Linda Edwards in Fall 2014

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Category: Legal Education, Legal Scholarship, Legal Writing, Marquette Law School, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

Marquette University Law School’s legal writing professors are pleased to announce that Professor Linda Edwards, E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law at University of Nevada Las Vegas, will be joining ... Read more »

The Gender Wage Gap and Equal Pay Day

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Category: Civil Rights, Feminism, Public | 5 Comments »

My brother and I used to love to play the game of Life. We’d always go to the college route because it didn’t take much to see that going straight ... Read more »

More Commonly Confused Words

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 7 Comments »

Nearly two weeks ago, I posted about some commonly confused words and how to choose the right one. Since then, I’ve had a few people ask about other commonly confused ... Read more »

Commonly Confused Words: Knowing When to Choose the Right One

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 10 Comments »

Even as we add more official (and some might say questionable) words to our dictionaries—like selfie, twerk, sexting, and LOL—we sometimes seem to have a difficult time knowing when to ... Read more »

NAAC Team Advances to Octofinals

Monday, March 10th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Public | 1 Comment »

After three rounds of oral argument at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) regional in Brooklyn, New York, this weekend, Marquette University Law School students Michael Crane (3L), and Samantha ... Read more »

“The Government” as a Negative Label?

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 3 Comments »

As we who teach legal analysis and writing teach students how to make the switch from objective to persuasive writing, we often talk about the little things that students can ... Read more »

Logos, Ethos, and Pathos in Persuasive Writing

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

In the second semester of their first year, students make the switch from objective to persuasive writing. It’s a switch that some students welcome because they like the idea of ... Read more »

Guide to Public Speaking for Girl Lawyers

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Category: Feminism, Legal Practice, Public | 2 Comments »

Yes, I wrote “girl” in that headline.  And for a very specific reason. Recently, it’s hit the web that global law firm Clifford Chance has provided its female lawyers in ... Read more »

Marquette Law School to host LWI One-Day Legal Writing Workshop in December

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Category: Legal Practice, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

Each December, the national Legal Writing Institute (LWI) sponsors one-day legal writing workshops around the country. We are pleased to announce that one of this year’s workshops will be held ... Read more »

From the Mouths of 1Ls: More Six-Word Stories

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 1 Comment »

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a challenge to write six-word stories about law school or the law.  That post inspired many creative six-word stories, which you can read in ... Read more »

Law School Six-Word Stories Make the Wall Street Journal

Friday, September 20th, 2013
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 1 Comment »

Yesterday, I posted a six-word story challenge on this blog. We received a number of wonderful six-word stories posted in the comment section.  Through the wonders of the internet, the ... Read more »

Law and Law School in Six Words

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 40 Comments »

One of the things we try to teach our law students is how to write concisely. And nothing is more concise than a story in six words. If you aren’t ... Read more »