Author Archive for Lisa A. Mazzie

The Other “F” Word: Feminist

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Category: Feminism, Public | 3 Comments »

When you ask young people today whether they are feminists, for most, even the young women, the answer is a forceful, assertive, “No!” In the last several decades, that word ... Read more »

SCOTUS Arguments Can Become “Must-See Television”

Monday, October 27th, 2014
Category: Public, U.S. Supreme Court | No Comments »

The United States Supreme Court prohibits cameras during its oral arguments, although each argument is audio-recorded. But, as Last Week Tonight host John Oliver points out, audio recording makes television ... Read more »

Law’s Love of Adverbs

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | No Comments »

Ah—the maligned adverb. Many writers eschew them. Stephen King, for example, seems to hate them. In his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, he writes, “I believe the ... Read more »

Wisconsin to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Category: Civil Rights, Human Rights, Public, Seventh Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, Western District of Wisconsin | 1 Comment »

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court quietly denied certiorari on cases from three federal courts of appeals (the 4th Circuit, the 7th Circuit, and the 10th Circuit) that found ... Read more »

Dealing with Law School Stress

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Category: Legal Education, Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

It’s a gray, rainy fall-like Friday. The fall is a wonderful season, especially in Wisconsin. But the fall, for law students, brings with it some added stressors: negotiating the fall ... Read more »

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 »