Author Archive for Lisa A. Mazzie

Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Cavey and LaFond

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Public | 2 Comments »

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the Milwaukee Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) Foundation honored two Marquette University Law School students with scholarships. Britteny LaFond, 3L (pictured at left), received the AWL ... Read more »

7th Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling Invalidating Wisconsin’s Marriage Amendment

Monday, September 15th, 2014
Category: Civil Rights, Constitutional Interpretation, Constitutional Law, Public, Seventh Circuit, Western District of Wisconsin | No Comments »

Judge Richard Posner minces no words. In an opinion dated September 4, Judge Posner wrote for a unanimous 7th Circuit panel, affirming the Wisconsin district court’s decision invalidating Wisconsin’s so-called ... Read more »

Professor Papke’s Book on Pullman Case Cited in Huffington Post

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Category: Labor & Employment Law, Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

As we all relax today, Labor Day, and enjoy a Monday off of work and school, how many of us have thought about the origins of this day, the day ... Read more »

Learning the “Old-Fashioned Way”: Study Says Taking Notes by Hand Better for Recall

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Category: Higher Education, Legal Education, Public | 2 Comments »

These days, it’s hard to find a law student who doesn’t come to class with a laptop or tablet of some type. Even if the student avoids the temptation to ... Read more »

Commonly Confused Words: A Couple, A Few, Some, Several, or Many?

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 1 Comment »

In three previous posts (here, here, and here), I’ve addressed some commonly confused words and how to choose the one that expresses what you really mean. Talking about those posts ... Read more »

Wisconsin Becomes 27th State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Category: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Public, Western District of Wisconsin | 4 Comments »

On Friday afternoon, June 6, 2014, marriage equality arrived in Wisconsin. Judge Barbara Crabb of the United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, held Wisconsin’s “marriage amendment” to be ... Read more »

It’s Officially Summer: What’s on Your Recreational Reading List?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Category: Public | 8 Comments »

For those of us in and around the law school, the close of the academic year is often a time to catch up on all of that recreational reading we’ve ... Read more »

Even More Commonly Confused Words

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 2 Comments »

Below are just a few more commonly confused words, with those post adding to this one and this one on the same topic. Although/while – A former student recently asked me ... Read more »

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 | 11 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 »